NOTICE TO ANGLERS – THIS EVENT LOCATION HAS CHANGED. FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Anglers have been waiting all year for this tournament! Our Championship event will be our biggest of the year and will feature over $36,000 in paybacks including $20,000 to 1st place! This is a 2 day event and all anglers will compete on Days 1 and 2.
This event is for eligible anglers only. You must have competed in 2 regular season events with the Collins Bass for Cash to be eligible to participate in this event. You may continue reading this document to obtain all information pertaining to this tournament.
Location: Roanoke River
City: Plymouth, NC
Launch Ramp: Water Street Boat Ramp in Plymouth (Beside lighthouse) – 200 W Water St, Plymouth, NC 27962
Fish Limit: 5 fish, all fish must be 14 inches or greater.
Tournament Dates: 2 Day Event – October 21, 22
The Collins Bass for Cash has official off-limits days for each of our events. For this tournament, the off-limits period will be from sundown on Sunday, October 15 until sunrise on Friday, October 20. During this off-limits period, you may not be on tournament waters for any reason.
Our crew will be on-site at 5:00 am to handle onsite angler check-in for the event. All anglers must check in with our staff and receive a boat number slip before our tournament begins. Blast off will begin at safe light. We always blast our anglers off as early as possible to maximize fishing time. We anticipate blasting off for this event at approximately 7:00 am.
Onsite Angler Check-in: 5:00 am
Blast Off: Safe Light – Approximately 7:00 am
Youth Anglers Weigh-in: 2:00 pm
Adult Anglers Weigh-in: 1st Flight is due in at 3:00 pm
Early Weigh-in: All anglers may begin weighing in at 1:30 pm if needed.
Tournament Blast Off
PLEASE READ – When you launch your boat into the water, please clear the ramp so others may have ample space to launch as well. After you launch your vessel, please stage to the left of the ramp or dock your boat at the available docks. We will call boat numbers from the docks beside the launch ramp. We will inspect all live wells as you idle by the dock after your boat number is called. After going through the live well check, you may idle out of the no-wake zone and get on plane.
Boat Numbers and Flights
During registration, teams are assigned boat numbers. We blast off boats in order based on these numbers. Every 25 boats will begin a new flight. The first flight is due back in at 3:00 and every proceeding flight after that is due back in 10 minutes later. Boat numbers are visible on the homepage of this website.
Youth Tournament anglers will blast off shortly after the last adult team blasts off. All youth tournament anglers are required to return to the launch ramp at 2:00 pm.
Day 2 Boat Numbers
On day 2, boat numbers will be assigned by the order in which you finished after day 1. So as an example, if a team finished in 3rd place on Day 1, you’ll be boat #3 on Day 2.
Fees and Costs
All fees and costs for this event MUST BE PAID ONLINE. No entry fee payments will be accepted in person during the event (No exceptions).
The deadline to enter this tournament is Wednesday, October 18 at midnight. No entry fees will be accepted after this time.
Entry Fee: $125-$185 (with side pot) – Purchase Online
Ramp Usage Fee: $5 – there is a $5 per boat to use the ramp located at Pembroke Creek. This fee must be paid in cash the morning of the tournament.
There is ample parking at this location. After launching your boat, you may park in the grassy area designated for parking.
Payouts, Incentives, & Contingency Prizes
Payouts for this event are based on participation and will be announced before the blastoff. We’re so happy to offer our anglers several incentives and contingency prizes this year. Our events in 2023 will be officially sanctioned events for the following contingencies:
Ranger Cup, Triton Gold, Nitro Tournament Rewards
All anglers are subject to a Polygraph test.
Live Leaderboard & Live Streaming
During the weigh-in, anglers will be able to view their results and current standings on our Live Leaderboard. We will also be live-streaming the weigh-in on our Facebook/Instagram accounts so family and friends can watch online. Make sure you’re following us on our official Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Please note – our live streaming will be contingent on our wireless signal
Thank you all for fishing with the Collins Bass for Cash. We’re looking forward to a great tournament. If you have additional questions or need assistance with anything tournament-related please contact Jeffrey Davis at 252.661.5454.