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Chowan River June 29 – Pre-Tournament Notes

Chowan River June 29 – Pre-Tournament Notes

Come fish with the Collins Bass for Cash this Saturday on the Chowan River!

The final regular season tournament of the Collins Bass for Cash 2024 season will take place on June 29 on the Chowan River in Edenton, NC.

This is a very important event for our anglers as this is the last opportunity for anglers to not only qualify for our $20,000 end-of-year Championship but to make their claim for our top spot in the Points Championship. Our Points Champions will be crowned at the conclusion of this event. Teams are also vying for the top 5 spots in our points standings. The top 5 teams will earn eligibility to compete in the Bassmaster Team Championship later this fall.

At the end of this event, we will also be drawing for our end-of-year Championship tournament this October. The available locations in the random draw are Kerr Lake, Lake Gaston, Jordan Lake, Falls Lake, and the Chowan River.

Anglers can review this document to get all the information they need for this upcoming tournament.

Tournament Information

Location: Chowan River
City: Edenton, NC
Launch Ramp: Pembroke Creek Boat Ramp
Fish Limit: 5 fish, all fish must be 14 inches or greater.

Tournament Registration Deadline

All entry fee payments must be made online! The deadline for tournament entry is Thursday, June 27 at noon. No entry fee payments are accepted in person on the morning of the tournament.

Off Limits – Please Read

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 1 hour after official sundown on Sunday, June 23 until 1 hour before sunrise on Friday, June 28. The official sunrise time on Friday is 5:52 am. During this off-limits period, you may not be on tournament waters for any reason. Anglers must be off the water on Friday 1 hour after official sunset.

Tournament Times

Our crew will be on-site at 4:45 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 safelight. We always blast our anglers off as early as possible to maximize fishing time. We anticipate blasting off for this event at approximately 6:00 am.

Onsite Angler Check-in: 4:45 am
Blast Off: Safe Light – Approximately 6:00 am
Weigh-in: 3:00 pm
Early Weigh-in: All anglers may begin weighing in at 1:30 pm if needed.

Tournament Blast Off

PLEASE READ – After you launch your boat, please clear the ramp and idle out of the canal and stage in front of the Queen Street bridge.  Live well checks will be performed during blast-off. During blast-off, you must idle under the Queen Street bridge with your livewell lids open for inspection. Once your live wells have been checked, you may idle under the bridge, through the no-wake zone, and get on plane. Finally, be courteous at the boat ramp, dim your lights when launching your boat, and be safe.

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.

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 Thursday, June 27 at noon. No entry fees will be accepted after this time.

Entry Fee: $160-$180 (with big fish side pot) – Purchase Online
Membership Fee: $35 per angler (One-time fee) – Purchase Online

Truck/Trailer Parking

There is ample parking available at this location. Anglers may park in the grassy parking lot beside the launch ramp.

Payouts, Incentives, & Contingency Prizes

Payouts for this event are based on participation and will be announced before the blastoff. Based on 60 boats, we are guaranteeing $3,000 to our 1st-place winners in this tournament!

Our big fish sidepot will pay 2 places (1st big fish and second big fish). Anglers must sign up for the big fish option to be eligible to win.

We’re happy to offer our anglers several incentives and contingency prizes this year. Our events in 2024 will be officially sanctioned events for the following contingencies:

Ranger Cup
Triton Gold
Nitro Tournament Rewards
Caymas Cash
Skeeter Reel Money
Phoenix First Flight
Vexus RevRewards

View Angler Incentives


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.