Division 15
North Carolina East
Gary Keim wins Tournament on Roanoke Rivers

On March 11, 2017 Division 15 held its third tournament of the 2017 Ram American Fishing Tour season ran out of City Ramp in Plymouth, NC. Taking first place was Gary Keim of   Emerald Isle, NC; he caught 5 bass weighing 19.83 pounds. Gary also had the Big Bass of the tournament weighing in at 7.84 pounds. Gary took home a check for $611.00 for first place, $160.00 for Big Bass, and $105.00 for the 1st place TWT, all totaling $876.00. Gary caught his fish bedding.


In second among the competitors, Lawrence Thomas of Washington, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 16.56 pounds. Lawrence pocketed a check for $254.00 and $45.00 for 2nd place TWT, all totaling $299.00. 


Taking third place, Matthew Oakley of Farmville, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 13.70 pounds. Matt pocketed a check for $79.00.


In fourth place, Monte Morgan, of Ayden, NC, caught 5 bass weighing 13.65 pounds. Johnnie Beddard of Washington, NC, rounded out the top five competitors with 5 bass weighing 13.61 pounds. All 16 anglers received a gift of bait from Deep Creek Lures.


  1. Gary Keim                  19.83# Big Bass 7.84#
  2. Lawrence Thomas        16.56#
  3. Matthew Oakley          13.70#
  4. Monte Morgan             13.65#
  5. Johnnie Beddard         13.61#
  6. Ron Burt                    12.23#
  7. Shawn Corbett             8.44#
  8. Curtis Leggett              6.63#
  9. Jeremie Lane               6.33#
  10. Jeffrey Davis Jr           4.02#
  11. Danny Flynn                3.80#
  12. Chad Conwell              1.57#
  13. Michael Colbert         
  14. Mike Hinson   
  15. Leonard Bass             
  16. Nathaniel Drayton                 


The next divisional tournament will be held 4/22/2017 on Neuse River in New Bern, NC.


 I would like to thank our local sponsors for supporting in 2017.


  • BJ & Sons Tackle – Custom Rod Building
  • Deep Creek Lures
  • Captain Gary’s Marine Care Products
  • E-Z Bait and Tackle


For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Chad Conwell at (252)717-8602 or by email at cconwell@abadivision15.com


The Ram American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the Ram American Fishing Tour National Championship.