Bass Challenge 2 Day Championship – Pre-Tournament Notes

Posted On: October 18, 2022
Our final event of 2022 will take place this weekend in a 2 day tournament in Washington, NC.

The Bass Challenge will end our 2022 year this weekend in Washington on the Tar/Pamlico Rivers. This is our Championship event and we’ll be doing things slightly different for this 2-day tournament.

$1,000 Performance East Bonus Money
Thanks to our friends at Performance East, we’re adding an additional $1,000 payout to 1st Place this weekend! The total payout will be determined by the total number of boats and will be announced at the tournament blast-off. We’re modifying our payout structure for this event to reward the top 5 teams as much as possible. Payouts should be roughly 1 place for every 10 boats.

Kolby Jones Tournament Big Fish Prize
We will be honoring Kolby Jones in this event by providing the tournament big fish winner a “Kolby Jones Tournament Big Fish” trophy and a cash reward of $500. This is a $100 increase from our normal big fish prize. We will also have Kolby Jones stickers available as well. Kolby was an avid angler and fished with the Bass Challenge for years. This is our way of honoring him this weekend.

Shaw’s BBQ Catering
We’ll also be feeding our anglers after day 1 of the event (Saturday). Shaws BBQ of Williamston will be catering our event. There is no charge for the food. It’s our way of saying thank you for fishing with us in 2022!

Bass Tournament Info

Date: October 22-23 (Saturday and Sunday)
City: Washington, NC
Launch Ramp: Havens Garden Boat Ramp – Google Map Link
Fish Limit: 5 fish, 2 fish may be between 12-14 inches

Tournament Times

Our crew will be on-site at 5:30 am to handle onsite registration and to begin check-in for the event. All anglers must check in with our staff and receive a boat number slip before our tournament begins. Livewell checks will be performed as you put your boat into the water. 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 7:00 am. These times are for Saturday and Sunday.

Onsite Registration: 5:30 am
Blast Off: Safe Light – Approximately 7:00 am
Check-In: Weigh-in begins at 3:30 pm but you may weigh in as early as 2:00 pm if you’d like.

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. We will call boat numbers from the bridge. 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 begin a new flight. The first flight is due back in at 3:30 and every proceeding flight after that is due back in 10 minutes later. Boat numbers are visible on the homepage of this website. Boat numbers will be the same each day.

Fees and Costs

All fees and costs for this event may be paid in person at the ramp during tournament check-in. However, we recommend paying online to make things easier for you on tournament morning.

Entry Fee: $100 – Purchase Online


Anglers must be eligible to fish in this event. Anglers will have had to fish 3 regular season events with us in 2022 to be eligible to fish this event.

Truck/Trailer Parking

The parking lot at this venue is small. However, there is ample parking along the side streets around the boat ramp. The city of Washington is aware of our tournament and have given our anglers the ok to park on these side roads. If you need assistance for parking please let us know at check-in. 

Prizes and Awards

Additional prize money in the amount of $1,000 will be added to the 1st place prize. We are guaranteeing a $3,000 1st place prize for this event (minimum 60 boats/teams entered). We will pay out 1 place for every 10 teams competing. We will also award our Greenville Toyota Big Fish prize of $400 to the team that weighs in the biggest bass of the tournament.

1st Place: $3,000 (min 60 boats) + 2 commemorative trophies
Kolby Jones Big Fish Prize: $400 + 1 commemorative trophy

2022 Annual Awards and Prizes

Stoney Creek Outfitters 2022 Big Bass Prize: We will reward the team that weighs in the biggest bass of 2022 with a $1,000 cash prize.

Incentives & Contingency Prizes

We’re so happy to offer our anglers several incentives and contingency prizes this year. Our events in 2022 will be officially sanctioned events for the following contingencies:

Caymas Cash
TH-Marine Atlas Awards

We also offer our anglers purchasing incentives from Boat EFX, Stoney Creek Outfitters, and Revital Outdoors where anglers may receive 20% off All CBD Products, use code “BassChallenge20“. You can find out about each of these contingencies on our Angler Incentives page.

Bass Challenge Partners

We flat out couldn’t do what we do without the help and support from our partners. We’ve worked so hard over the years to build great partnerships with local companies and well-known brands within the fishing industry. I’d ask each of our anglers to please reach out to these companies and say “Thank you” for supporting the Bass Challenge.

EL Jones Development, LLC
Greenville Toyota
Stoney Creek Outfitters

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