ROANOKE RIVER
MARCH 16

Travis Mewborn and Tanner Beaman Win 2 Day Championship!

After dropping a mega-bag on day 1, Travis Mewborn and Tanner Beaman hold on to win our 2-Day Championship Tournament.
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The Eastern NC Bass Challenge held its final tournament of 2023 this past weekend on the Roanoke River. This was our 2 Day Championship event that featured 71 teams battling for over $12,000 in prizes! Many anglers had great success this weekend as multiple big bags of bass were weighed in on Saturday and Sunday. But the biggest bag of the tournament went to the eventual winners of the tournament, Travis Mewborn and Tanner Beaman.

Travis and Tanner brought a giant bag of bass to the scales Saturday afternoon. They weighed in 26.97 pounds of bass and took a big lead after the 1st day of the tournament. After the dust settled Sunday afternoon, Travis and Tanner were able to hold onto their lead with a 2-day total weight of 36.51 pounds. They were awarded our 1st-place prize of $4,000!

After the tournament, we spoke with Tanner Beaman about their big weekend: “We knew we had been on some good fish but every day is a new day with different conditions on the Roanoke. We knew we needed a few big bites. Saturday morning we did just that. We decided to go upriver and flip brush piles that we knew held good fish and lucky for us the fish were there.”

Beaman went on to say, “We did not catch many fish but the bites we got were the fish we were looking for. Day 2 was another story. Although it was a tough day, we were blessed and managed to pull through and bring just enough to the scales to hold onto 1st place.

Travis and Tanner have competed with the Eastern NC Bass Challenge for years now but this is their 1st victory. They won our 1st Place prize of $4,000 and 2 commemorative trophies.

Additional Awards and Prizes

This event featured several different payouts and rewards for our anglers. Among the rewards were our Kolby Jones Big Bass Award and our Kolby Jones Day 2 Big Bag! Both of these awards gave anglers an additional $1,000 cash prize and also helped us forever remember Kolby Jones who passed away just 1 year ago.

Our Kolby Jones Tournament Big Bass prize was awarded to Chase Crocker and Tyler Little. They weighed in a 7.33-pound bass on Saturday and were awarded a $1,000 cash prize and our tournament’s largest trophy, the Kolby Jones Big Bass Award.

On Sunday we also awarded our Kolby Jones Day 2 Big Bag prize. We wanted to give all anglers a reason to participate with us on Sunday even if they didn’t have a great day on Saturday. So in 2023, we established our Kolby Jones Day 2 Big Bag. This $1,000 prize was awarded to the team who weighed in the biggest bag on Day 2 of the event.

This prize was awarded to Charlie Allen and Lee Mitchell. After weighing in 14.59 pounds on Day 1 of the event, Charle and Lee dropped 17.24 pounds on Day 2 and won our Day 2 Big Bass Prize of $1,000. In addition to winning this prize, their big bag on Day 2 helped them move up the leaderboard on the 2nd day and finish 2nd in this event. Charlie and Lee won our $1,600 2nd place prize and the $1,000 Day 2 Big Bag prize which made their total winnings $2,600! After the tournament, Charlie and Lee stated their motor went down just after blast off and they were limited to trolling motor usage only on the 2nd day. They were forced to fish close to the launch ramp but obviously made the best out of a bad situation by moving from 7th to 2nd on the second day of the tournament.

The Kolby Jones Foundation

The Kolby Jones Foundation donated $2,000 to the anglers of this tournament. All of these funds were paid straight out to our anglers with the sole purpose of remembering Kolby and the outstanding angler, friend, son, and young man that he was. I want to personally thank Keven Jones and the Kolby Jones Foundation for allowing us to honor Kolby in this tournament. We look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.


Full Tournament Results

The Bass Challenge paid cash prizes to our top 9 teams in this event. It took 26.66  pounds to finish inside the Bass Challenge money line. Special thanks to Zeb West for sponsoring the 9th place payout of $100! 

* Anglers inside the top 10 are eligible for the White River Marine Contingency Bonus if they meet the boat requirements. 

POS TEAM TOTAL FISH BF DAY 1 FISH BF DAY 2
1 Travis Mewborn
Tanner Beaman
36.51 5 6.28 26.97 5 0 9.54
2 Charlie Allen
Lee Mitchell
31.83 5 5.56 14.59 5 5.7 17.24
3 Wayne Harris
Larry Thomas
30.75 5 5.48 15.73 5 0 15.02
4 Kevin Ross
Michael Williams
30.46 5 0 13.64 5 6.51 16.82
5 Brian Cooper
RT Johnson
28.81 5 0 12.44 5 0 16.37
6 Michael Chlomoudis
Powell Kemp
27.84 5 0 11.72 5 0 16.12
7 Paul King
Bradley Stain
26.95 5 5.28 12.45 5 0 14.5
8 Donald Luther
Mike Kannan
26.77 5 0 10.9 5 4.93 15.87
9 Adam Harris
Tim Harris
26.66 5 0 13.04 5 0 13.62
10 Kevin Jones
Tyler Jones
26.31 5 0 11.62 5 0 14.69
11 Ricky Foss
George Long
25.74 5 0 14.17 5 0 11.57
12 Brian Stalls
Clark Harrington
25.51 5 5.8 17.8 5 0 7.71
13 Houston Cash
Chase Davis
24.75 5 0 15.17 5 0 9.58
14 Wayne Stallings
Justin Everett
24.63 5 0 13.56 4 0 11.07
15 Wayne Hoskins
Chris Mitchell
24.47 5 5.35 15.09 4 0 9.38
16 Jason Pittman
Braxton Bridgers
24.24 5 0 11.37 5 0 12.87
17 Adam Baldwin
Jason Tripp
23.58 5 0 12.27 5 0 11.31
18 Mike Henson
Jeff Stoop
23.21 4 0 7.94 5 0 15.27
19 Brad Hauser
David Swain
22.81 5 0 11.83 5 0 10.98
20 Holden Northcott
Austin Hughes
22.68 5 0 12.16 5 0 10.52
21 Brock Rouse
Sammy Barrow
22.31 4 0 7.92 5 0 14.39
22 Matthew Swain
JA Williford
22.27 5 0 13.18 4 0 9.09
23 Brad Duckworth
Scott Shrewsbury
21.94 5 0 10.62 5 0 11.32
24 Dennis Boykin
Jimmy Hipkiss
21.13 5 0 10.92 5 0 10.21
25 Chase Crocker
Tyler Little
20.89 5 7.33 16.47 1 0 4.42
26 Justin Hof
Justin Peaden
20.85 5 0 9.11 5 0 11.74
27 Luke Edwards
Andrew Grant
20.43 5 0 12.27 5 0 8.16
28 Jody Wynn
Troy Modlin
19.48 5 0 13.74 3 0 5.74
29 Craig Goess
Matthew Oakley
17.37 5 0 12.3 2 0 5.07
30 Mike Cathcart
Doug White
16.83 5 0 9.7 2 0 7.13
31 Brandon Hendricks
Jon Williams
16.76 5 0 11.8 2 0 4.96
32 Randy Broughman
Chris Ricks
16.58 5 0 11.28 4 0 5.3
33 Ryan Mesimer
Fitz Parks
14.99 4 0 7.12 3 0 7.87
34 Parker Mills / 14.76 5 0 9.03 1 5.73 5.73
35 Lee Jones
Joseph Giampa
13.03 5 0 6.53 4 0 6.5
36 Tim Jacobs
Brandon Parson
12.77 4 0 8.29 3 0 4.48
37 Norman Mullinax
Mike Lanier
12.06 5 5.13 12.06 0 0 0
38 Ronnie Carlson
John Fowler
11.76 5 0 11.76 0 0 0
39 Shane Craft
Matt Harrell
10.11 5 0 10.11 0 0 0
40 Roger Thomas
Dylan Thomas
9.82 3 3.87 8.09 1 0 1.73
41 Brian Haddock
James Ormond
9.63 5 0 9.63 0 0 0
42 Shawn Dunlap
Ken Kipler
9.54 5 0 9.54 0 0 0
43 Cody Barnes
Will Mckeel
9.46 4 0 9.46 0 0 0
44 Tony Coley
Justin Coley
9.18 4 0 9.18 0 0 0
45 Josh Brown
Kyle Smith
8.57 5 0 8.57 0 0 0
46 Jeremy Miller
Bubba Barnett
8.31 5 0 8.31 0 0 0
47 JT Denton
Shane Robbins
8.03 5 0 8.03 0 0 0
48 Jason Parker
David Freeman
7.25 5 0 7.25 0 0 0
49 Ricky Britt
Jerry Hardy
7.1 4 0 7.1 0 0 0
50 Eugene Foushee
Brandon Johnson
6.85 5 0 6.85 0 0 0
51 Seth Barnes
Denny Moore
6.78 4 0 6.78 0 0 0
52 Jim Dick
Greg Dick
6.33 3 0 6.33 0 0 0
53 Tim Brasch
Bob Monroe
5.82 4 0 5.82 0 0 0
54 Keven Jones
Jon Mitchell
5.28 1 1.69 1.69 1 3.59 3.59
55 Ricky Mize
Chris Turner
4.55 2 0 4.55 0 0 0
56 Ryan Harris
Davis Jones
4.01 2 0 4.01 0 0 0
57 Greg Milligan / 3.81 2 0 3.81 0 0 0
58 John Brookshire
Frank Dillahunt
2.84 1 0 2.84 0 0 0
59 Joseph Jernigan / 2.6 1 0 2.6 0 0 0
60 Clayton Boyette
Allen Eure
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Bruce Dail, Jr
Bruce Dail III
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Tracy King
David Price
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Mike Askew
Stacey Light
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Phillip Medford
Hunter Medford
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Dean Thompson
Steve Vann
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Brian Williams
Michael Ore
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Rob Ramsey
Danny Hammons
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Joseph Cusimano
Michael Lukkes
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Zeb West
Jay Haggard
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Mike Stephens
Kasey Espinoza
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 Walt Goff
Eric Murphy
0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Tournament Pictures