North Carolina inspects tournament boats

ARCHDALE, N.C. — Before each North Carolina B.A.S.S. Nation tournament, the chapter performs voluntary boat/trailer inspections for invasive species.

The exercise serves as live public education, and it keeps invasives from entering tournament waters, as well.

In 2012, the chapter (including Archdale Bass Club and Randleman Outdoor Youth) performed 11 inspections, requiring six volunteers and 20 man-hours.