Norman, Carlson Win Cabela’s NABC 2015 Sturgeon Bay Season Kick-Off, Presented by Mercury Marine

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Little Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.—May 10, 2015—Ontario’s Troy Norman and Andrew Carlson sacked a five-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s 2015 season opener on Wisconsin’s legendary Sturgeon Bay of Lake Michigan May 10.

Norman and Carlson, both of Fort Frances, claimed the $8,200 first-place cash prize plus two $450 Cabela’s cash cards. They also collected $1,500 from the big bass pot for a 6-pound, 9-ounce behemoth bronzeback that was the biggest fish brought to the scale during the event.

Sixty-six two-person teams from nine states and two Canadian provinces battled on the bay’s legendary smallmouth fishery. The field recorded a full 58 limits as 300 fish weighing 1,169 pounds, 12 ounces crossed the stage, to the delight of weigh-in fans gathered at scenic Wave Pointe Marina.

Second-place finishers Mark Raveling, of Longville, Minnesota, and Shane Raveling, of Jordan, Minnesota, weighed 24 pounds, 9 ounces, worth $4,100 in cash plus two $225 Cabela’s cash cards. Close behind with 24 pounds, 8 ounces were Jon O’Connor, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Joe Frohreich, of Pinewood, Minnesota, finished third and collected $2,050 in cash plus a pair of $125 Cabela’s cash cards. In all, the top 13 teams shared more than $29,360 in cash and prizes.

This was the first of four NABC regular-season qualifiers of 2015. The remaining schedule includes Lake Wisconsin, June 6; Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, July 11; and Lake Vermillion, Minnesota, August 15. The NABC Championship is set for Sept. 19-20 on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka.
Besides great fishing, competitors 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 additional 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 Garmin Grand Giveaway add thousands in cash 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, which offers $15,000 for first place and $10,000 for second, based on full fields at the qualifiers and championship. Team of the Year titles will also be awarded to the top five teams, led by a $3,600 prize package for the overall Team of the Year, which includes paid entry fees to all four 2016 qualifiers and the 2015 championship, $1,000 Cabela’s in gift cards and handsome trophies.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in its fifth season as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, Garmin, MotorGuide, G-Juice and T-H Marine.

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 the two-day championship. The Circuit offered more than 100 percent payback to anglers in 2014 and will do so again in 2015. 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 Kicks Off 2015 Season On Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Bay May 10, Presented by Mercury Marine

Cabela’s NABC Kicks Off
2015 Season On Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Bay May 10

Presented by Mercury Marine

For Immediate Release –

Ponca City, Okla.—April 20, 2015—Midwest bass fans have a shot at great team-format tournament action and thousands in cash and prizes when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit kicks off its 2015 season on Wisconsin’s legendary Sturgeon Bay of Lake Michigan May 10.

The event offers a single day of competition on the world-renowned smallmouth bass fishery, which is widely regarded as one of the planet’s premier bronzeback destinations. Bass topping 5 pounds are common, and monsters over 7—even 8 pounds—are caught every year during this time frame.

Given the tournament’s timing and the health of the bass population, NABC competitors can expect incredible action. For example, at last year’s Sturgeon Bay qualifier, Wisconsin’s Jason Stangel and Chris Cox put together a record-setting five-bass limit weighing 30 pounds to win the event and claim victory—which was worth more than $11,000 in cash and prizes.

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 additional 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 Garmin Grand Giveaway add thousands in cash 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, which offers $15,000 for first place and $10,000 for second, based on full fields at the qualifiers and championship. Team of the Year titles will also be awarded to the top five teams, led by a $3,600 prize package for the overall Team of the Year, which includes paid entry fees to all four 2016 qualifiers and the 2015 championship, $1,000 Cabela’s in gift cards and handsome trophies.

Bass fans of all ages are invited to watch the Sturgeon Bay action unfold, see trophy smallmouth bass firsthand and hear competitors’ top bass fishing tricks at the weigh-in, which is free, open to the public, and held at Wave Point Marina.

This is the first of four NABC regular-season qualifiers of 2015. The remaining schedule includes Lake Wisconsin, June 6; Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, July 11; and Lake Vermillion, Minnesota, August 15. The NABC Championship is set for Sept. 19-20 on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in its fifth season as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, Garmin, MotorGuide, G-Juice and T-H Marine.

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 the two-day championship. The Circuit offered more than 100 percent payback to anglers in 2014 and will do so again in 2015. 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 normally closes at 10 a.m. on Monday prior to each tournament. However, to accommodate anglers fishing a separate event on Saturday, a late registration will be allowed for the Sturgeon Bay qualifier. For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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2015 Tournament Schedule for Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Announced

2015 Tournament Schedule for Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Announced

In Addition to the Highly Popular NABC circuit in the northern US the 2015 schedule includes a stand-alone Cabela’s OPEN event in the southern US.

December 12, 2014—Ponca City, Okla.—The Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit (NABC), released the tournament locations and dates for the up-and-coming season.

The 2015 Cabela’s NABC circuit is stronger than ever with the best anglers and the best fisheries on tap for 2015. “NABC prides itself on good customer service, so we have moved the year end championship back from October to September at the request of the anglers themselves.” Stated Senior Tournament Director Dan Palmer. “We are looking forward to our 2015 season.”

For all regular season NABC circuit events of only 75 teams or more the guaranteed first place prize will be $10,000!  That coupled with the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s reputation for first rate, competitive bass fishing events and a stand-alone 100% payback Cabela’s OPEN event in Georgia in March and the 2015 season lines up to be a fun and lucrative high stakes circuit for serious bass anglers. Here’s the lineup of all NABC tournaments for 2015:

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The Cabela’s Southern OPEN – March 22 Clarks Hill Lake, Augusta, Georgia.

 

The Cabela’s NABC Circuit 

May 10, Sturgeon Bay, Wave Point Resort, Little Sturgeon Bay, WI
June 6, Lake Wisconsin, Derroka, WI

July 11, Mille Lacs, McQuoid Resort Isle, MN
August 15 Lake Vermillion, Fortune Bay Casino, Tower, MN
September 19-20 NABC Championship, Lake Minnetonka, MN

Registration opens on January 2, 2015 for all NABC events. Check rules for full details.

Teams are required to fish a minimum of two qualifying events to earn points toward coveted berths in the NABC Championships or three qualifying events to earn the Team of the Year title. Full details on locations, rules and more will be posted to the website.

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, TH Marine Technologies.

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

For more information contact the Federation National Office: 580-765-9031 or tournaments@northamericanbasscircuit.com or log onto www.northamericanbasscircuit.com

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