Cabela’s NABC North Region Championship Tackles The Mighty Mississippi October 4-5

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Ponca City, Okla.—September 20, 2014—The Midwest’s top bass-fishing teams will collide on the mighty Mississippi River in an all-out, high-stakes brawl Oct. 4-5 when La Crosse, Wis., hosts the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s North Region World Bass Championship.

The Championship features the top two-person teams from the Cabela’s NABC’s 2014 tournament trail, which included qualifiers at Sturgeon Bay and Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, and Minnesota’s Leech and Vermilion lakes. Teams will battle for their share of thousands in cash and prizes, plus lucrative sponsor contingencies including Ranger Cup, Stratos 2X and Optima True Blue bonuses.

The Championship field is rich in bass-fishing talent, including the 2014 Cabela’s NABC Team of the Year, Wisconsin’s Jim Barczak, of Osceola, and Mike Mayan, of Rosendale. Teams are allowed to bring their best five bass to the Cabela’s NABC scale each day, and under the Circuit’s catch-and-release format, the fish will be released back into the Mississippi.

Held at the West Copeland Boat Launch, weigh-ins are free and open to bass fans of all ages, and begin daily at 3 p.m. Spectators will be treated to a steady stream of burly bass crossing the stage, along with tips and tales from the competitors. Plus, the Cabela’s NABC and National Professional Anglers Association will present a Youth and Family Fishing Clinic immediately following the Day One weigh-in. The first 50 youths will receive free rods and reels thanks to the NPAA.

This is the final event of the Cabela’s NABC North Region season. Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, concludes its fourth year as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Optima Batteries, G-Juice and Sea Grant.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Cabela’s NABC is open to two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament and $600 for each two-day region championship. The Circuit offered more than 100 percent payback to anglers in 2014. In addition, a small donation is included in each entry fee and matched by NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

Team Nitchals Wins Cabela’s NABC North Region Lake Vermilion Tournament

Team Nitchals Wins Cabela’s NABC North
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For Immediate Release – Tower, Minn.—Aug. 23, 2014—

     Minnesotans Andrew and Michael Nitchals, both of Willmar, turned in a pair of hefty baskets weighing a total of SAMSUNG CSC40 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s North Region tournament on Lake Vermilion Aug. 22-23. “It feels incredible,” said Andrew. “This is our second year on the Circuit, and to win one is amazing.” Michael credited the caliber of competition for making the victory extra sweet. “It’s a pretty tough field on the Cabela’s NABC,” he added. “To finish first against these anglers is extremely satisfying.” The Nitchals boated a pair of five-bass limits during the two-day bonus event. On day one, they broke the 20-pound barrier with a 20-pound, 11-ounce sack that turned out to be big basket of the tournament. They followed up with 19 pounds, 14 ounces on day two. Although largemouths were fair game, all of their fish were smallmouths. The pair explained that their primary pattern was plying deep rock piles connected to islands or the shoreline. “Offshore structure never really produced for us,” said Andrew. With their boat over 17 to 25 feet of water, they targeted the transition between rocks and sandier substrate. “Most of our fish came from around the 15-foot mark,” added Michael. A trio of presentations yielded bass. Tube jigs and football-head jigs dragged along bottom were hot tickets, although several keepers fell to walk-the-dog topwater baits when surface action erupted. The Nitchals’ efforts were rewarded with the $6,500 first-place payout, which included $5,900 in cash plus a pair of $300 Cabela’s gift cards.

 

In second place with 38 pounds, 5 ounces, fellow Minnesotans Joseph Hall, of Lake City, and Aaron LaRocque, of Wabasha, pocketed $3,200 including $2,950 in cash plus two $125 Cabela’s gift cards.

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Minnesotans Dennis Fiedler, of Minnetonka, and Duane Anderson, of Coon Rapids, collected the $200 Optima True Blue contingency in sixth place. In all, the top teams shared nearly $20,000 in cash and prizes.

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The catch-and-release event offered two days of competition on the bass-rich system. The weigh-in was held at Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Teams brought a total of 78 limits to the stage as Lake Vermilion yielded 397 bass fbcLogo_raster4C_liteBGweighing a total of 1,257 pounds, 11 ounces. In conjunction with the Cabela’s NABC tournament, . Adding to the excitement, the tournament was filmed for national airing on the Pursuit Network on Federation Angler TV. Visit federationangler.com for dates and times. This was the fourth of four NABC North Region qualifiers of 2014.

Fortune Bay Casino also gave away a 2014 Ranger Z117 bass boat valued at nearly $37,000 at a drawing on August 23! Congratulations to Theresa Duffy from Eveleth, Minnesota, She was the winner of the brand new Ranger Boat! (pictured below)

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The North Region Championship is set for Oct. 4-5 on the Mississippi River at La Crosse, Wisconsin. Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in its fourth season as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Optima Batteries, G-Juice and Sea Grant. Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Cabela’s NABC is open to two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament and $600 for each two-day region championship. The Circuit offered more than 100 percent payback to anglers in 2013 and will do so again in 2014. In addition, a small donation is included in each entry fee and matched by NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business. Registration closes at 10 a.m. on Monday prior to each tournament. For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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Cabela’s NABC North Region Visits Lake Vermilion

Cabela’s NABC North Region Visits Lake Vermilion

For Two-Day Bonus Tournament August 22-23

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Ponca City, Okla.—August 11, 2014—Northern Minnesota’s bass fishing paradise Lake Vermilion will be the stage for an all-out tournament battle when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s North Region visits the lake August 22-23.

 

Open to two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation, the event offers two full days of competition. Teams will be allowed to bring their best five bass to the scale each day, and the team with the highest total weight will be crowned tournament champions. Tournament fans of all ages are invited to watch the action unfold at the weigh-ins, which are free, open to the public, and start at 3:30 p.m. at Fortune Bay Resort Casino.

 

In conjunction with the Cabela’s NABC tournament, Fortune Bay Casino will give away a 2014 Ranger Z117 bass boat valued at nearly $37,000 at a drawing on August 23. The contest is open to members of the casino’s Wild Edge players’ club. For details, call (800) 992-7529 or visit fortunebay.com.

 

With late-summer bass patterns in high gear, a variety of tactics will produce fish on the roughly 40,000-acre fishery. Besides great fishing, competitors will vie for serious cash and bragging rights. Cabela’s NABC payouts are based on the number of teams entered in each event. Qualifying tournaments with 75 teams or more offer a guaranteed first-place cash purse of $10,000 plus payout to the top 20 percent of the field. Plus, the NABC Big Bass Pot, along with sponsor contingencies including Ranger Cup, Stratos 2X and Optima True Blue add thousands in cash and prizes to the total.

 

Teams competing in multiple events can reap even greater rewards. Those fishing at least three NABC tournaments have a shot at qualifying for the prestigious, high-stakes championship for their respective NABC Region, which offers $15,000 cash for first place based on a full field. Regional Team of the Year titles will also be awarded to the team from each region with the highest point total from any three NABC qualifiers. Each title is worth $2,000 in Cabela’s gift cards, plus trophies and paid entry into their 2014 regional championship and 2015 regional qualifiers. In all, Team of the Year races will award more than $7,000 in cash and prizes to the top five teams in each region.

 

This is the fourth of four NABC North Region qualifiers of 2014. The season concludes with the North Region Championship Oct. 4-5 on the Mississippi River at La Crosse, Wisconsin.

 

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in its fourth season as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Optima Batteries, G-Juice and Sea Grant.

 

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Cabela’s NABC is open to two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament and $600 for each two-day region championship. The Circuit offered more than 100 percent payback to anglers in 2013 and will do so again in 2014. In addition, a small donation is included in each entry fee and matched by NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

 

Registration closes at 10 a.m. on Monday prior to each tournament. For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

 

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Current Team of the Year Standings and Year to Date Points Standings

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Please check out the standings listed Below! As a reminder, Lake Vermillion is  approaching quickly! This will be a 2 day bonus event! Also a brand new Ranger Boat will be given away after the completion of Day 2 weigh-in on Saturday!

Best of 2 Points, Year to Date Standings: CLICK HERE!

Team of the Year, Year to Date Standings: CLICK HERE!

 

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Lien, Wicks Win Cabela’s NABC North Region Leech Lake Tournament

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Walker, Minn.—July 26, 2014—Minnesotans Mike Lien and Willy Wicks broke the 20-pound barrier to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s North Region tournament on mighty Leech Lake July 26 out of scenic Horseshoe Bay Lodge.

“It’s great to get the monkey off our backs,” said an elated Lien, of Park Rapids, who explained that he and Wicks have had brushes with victory but never closed the deal. “We’ve been so close, so many times, winning this one is awesome.”

10563019_787638444630122_6778239843300643523_nLien and Hicks’ five-largemouth limit weighing 20 pounds even topped the 46-team field, earning them $6,200 in cash plus a pair of $300 Cabela’s gift cards and $645 for taking second place in the Big Bass Pot. “It feels good,” added Wicks, of Nevis. He explained they leaned on a few key spots to put together the winning basket. They focused on rice and reeds in 4 to 5 feet of water, throwing Northland Tackle Jaw Breaker Spoons and ¾-ounce jigs tipped with Berkley PowerBait and Havoc craw trailers.

 

 

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In second place with 18 pounds, 7 ounces, fellow Minnesotans Connor Summers, of Nevis, and James Eischens, of Park Rapids, pocketed $3,000 in cash, two $200 Cabela’s gift cards and $1,075 in cash from the Big Bass Pot for catching a 5-pound, 5-ounce largemouth that was big fish of the event.

 

Third-place finishers Mike Johnson and Benjamin Cumber, both of Park Rapids, weighed in 17 pounds, 13 ounces, worth $1,700 in cash and two $100 Cabela’s gift cards. Wisconsinites Jim Barczak, of Osceola, and Mike Mayan, of Rosendale, collected the $200 Optima True Blue contingency in fifth place. In all, the top teams shared $20,940 in cash and prizes.

 

The catch-and-release event offered one day of competition on the bass-rich system, with a backup day in case of bad weather. The weigh-in was held at Horseshoe Bay Lodge. Teams brought a total of 30 limits to the stage as Leech Lake yielded 184 bass weighing a total of 562 pounds, 6 ounces.

 

This was the third of four NABC North Region qualifiers of 2014. The regular-season schedule concludes on Lake Vermillion, Minnesota, August 22-23 (two-day bonus event). The North Region Championship is set for Oct. 4-5 on the Mississippi River at La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Southeast Region Championship will be held on Lake Lanier, Georgia, Aug. 9-10.

 

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in its fourth season as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Optima Batteries, G-Juice and Sea Grant.

 

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Cabela’s NABC is open to two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament and $600 for each two-day region championship. The Circuit offered more than 100 percent payback to anglers in 2013 and will do so again in 2014. In addition, a small donation is included in each entry fee and matched by NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

 

Registration closes at 10 a.m. on Monday prior to each tournament. For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

 

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Cabela’s NABC North Region Visits Mighty Leech Lake July 26-27

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Cabela’s NABC North Region Visits Mighty Leech Lake July 26-27

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Ponca City, Okla.—July 8, 2014—A big-water bassin’ battle is brewing on Minnesota’s mighty Leech Lake. Top teams from across the Midwest will compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s North Region visits the world-class fishery July 26-27.

Open to two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation, the event offers a single day of competition, with a backup day in case of bad weather. Teams will be allowed to bring their best five bass to the scale, and the team with the highest total weight will be crowned tournament champions. Tournament fans of all ages are invited to watch the action unfold at the weigh-in, which is free, open to the public, and starts at 3:30 p.m. at Horseshoe Bay Lodge.

With summer bass patterns in full swing, a variety of tactics will produce fish on the 112,000-acre north-central Minnesota honeyhole. At last season’s Cabela’s NABC stop on Leech, Minnesotans Connor Leagjeld and Chad Keller flipped their way to victory with 19 pounds, 6 ounces. In 2012, Wisconsin’s Bernie and Brad Ksionek sacked 18.72 pounds fishing swim jigs and Texas-rigged hawgtails in skinny water to take top honors.

Besides great fishing, competitors will vie for serious cash and bragging rights. Cabela’s NABC payouts are based on the number of teams entered in each event. Qualifying tournaments with 75 teams or more offer a guaranteed first-place cash purse of $10,000 plus payout to the top 20 percent of the field. Plus, the NABC Big Bass Pot, along with sponsor contingencies including Ranger Cup, Stratos 2X and Optima True Blue add thousands in cash and prizes to the total.

Teams competing in multiple events can reap even greater rewards. Those fishing at least three NABC tournaments have a shot at qualifying for the prestigious, high-stakes championship for their respective NABC Region, which offers $15,000 cash for first place based on a full field. Regional Team of the Year titles will also be awarded to the team from each region with the highest point total from any three NABC qualifiers. Each title is worth $2,000 in Cabela’s gift cards, plus trophies and paid entry into their 2014 regional championship and 2015 regional qualifiers. In all, Team of the Year races will award more than $7,000 in cash and prizes to the top five teams in each region.

This is the third of four NABC North Region qualifiers of 2014. The remaining schedule includes a final qualifier on Lake Vermillion, Minnesota, August 22-23 that WILL BE TELEVISED (two-day bonus event), and the North Region Championship is set for Oct. 4-5 on the Mississippi River at La Crosse, Wisconsin. The Southeast Region Championship will be held on Lake Lanier, Georgia, Aug. 9-10.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in its fourth season as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Optima Batteries, G-Juice and Sea Grant.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Cabela’s NABC is open to two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament and $600 for each two-day region championship. The Circuit offered more than 100 percent payback to anglers in 2013 and will do so again in 2014. In addition, a small donation is included in each entry fee and matched by NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

Registration closes at 10 a.m. on Monday prior to each tournament. For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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