Ramsey Jr. and Huhra Win Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s NABC on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, WI Presented by Mercury

La Crosse, WI – July 28, 2019 – The anglers of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit (NABC) flooded the bass fishing paradise of La Crosse, Wisconsin July 27th presented by Mercury. Though the water was high, NABC competitors found multiple ways of landing their 5-best fish to bring the to that stage at Veterans Freedom park.

Winning team of Randy Ramsey Jr. (Chicago, IL) and Al Huhra (Morton, IL) found that the best way to catch the biggest bag was to toss a frog, anywhere they could. “We just ground it out. We knew the best largemouth were going to come this way, we just had to stick it out” Al Huhra said, while clutching his new trophy on stage.

Ramsey Jr. and Huhra with their 12-06 bag of largemouth bass, brought home the $1,800 top prize plus trophies, then winning $1,620 in Option Pot #1 for a total of $3,420 in cash and trophies.

Rounding out the top three:

2nd Dylan Drephal and Cody Hackett, 12lbs. 01 oz.

3rd Samantha Sukupcak and Michael Yee, 11lbs. 10oz.

Overall the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit awarded $5,070 in cash and prizes in La Crosse.

NABC 2019 format has a very modest base entry fee of only $200.00 per team, plus, will build upon the successful option pot model NABC has used for years.  Option pot opportunities have been expanded for 2019.  Pay back is 90% for all levels and ONLY to those teams that pay into them.  All entries will payout one place for every six entries, which means maximum benefit to the teams that finish in the money and everyone can CHOOSE their own entry fees! Sign-up now – For more on this, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com.

Anglers can look forward to (5) one-day events on some of the most popular bass waters in North America. The winners of each of the 5 season events, as well as the top teams from the year-end point standings, will automatically advance to the NBAA National Championship in the spring of 2020 with all entry fees paid to NBAA and a chance at the top prize- a new aluminum Ranger Boat!

Points are tracked from each event to earn a Team of The Year prize package, which also includes advancement opportunity and other prizes for top finishers in the year-end team-of-the-year point standings.

With only a $40 annual membership fee per person, stout paybacks totaling over 100% each year, contingencies and option pot totals numbering into the in the tens of thousands of dollars, the anglers fishing the 2019 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit will find ample opportunity to recover travels costs and entry fees.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit offers something for everyone and all income levels. It is open to two-person teams from all walks of life, regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $200.00 per regular season tournament. Along with an overall annual payback to anglers well in excess of 100 percent, (125% in 2018) a small $5 donation is included in each entry fee and matched by the NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support of bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are in their ninth year as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, Garmin, T-H Marine, and Faculty of Fishing. For complete details, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Rolls on to the Mighty Mississippi July 27th Presented by Mercury

Ponca City, Okla. – July 17th, 2019 – The world-renowned Mississippi River and La Crosse, WI are set to host anglers from across the country for the upcoming Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit, presented by Mercury.

Director of Sports Sales at La Crosse Area CVB, Jerimiah Burish, knows the community is excited about hosting such a well-known team circuit. “Ever since the schedule was announced in 2018, I’ve had people talking to me about it. I fish in bass tournaments myself and as I have competed this year, I could hear potential competitors discussing where the fish may be or what the winning weight may be come that time.”  Jerimiah continued “The hotels and restaurants love having fishermen in town too. This river is our life and to see folks from outside come here and enjoy themselves, it’s really special.”

Anglers in this event will be allowed to lock from Pool 8, where La Crosse, WI is located, to either Pools 7 or 9, giving them a large variety of water types to explore. With Largemouth in the weeds and Smallmouth ambushing bait near structure, anglers will stay busy finding the five best fish they can to bring to the scales at Veterans Freedom park.

NABC 2019 format has a very modest base entry fee of only $200.00 per team, plus, will build upon the successful option pot model NABC has used for years.  Option pot opportunities have been expanded for 2019.  Pay back is 90% for all levels and ONLY to those teams that pay into them.  All entries will payout one place for every six entries, which means maximum benefit to the teams that finish in the money and everyone can CHOOSE their own entry fees! Registration is now open through July 29th, 2019 – For more on this, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com.

Anglers can look forward to (5) one-day events on some of the most popular bass waters in North America. The winners of each of the 5 season events, as well as the top teams from the year-end point standings, will automatically advance to the NBAA National Championship in the spring of 2020 with all entry fees paid to NBAA and a chance at the top prize- a new aluminum Ranger Boat!

Points are tracked from each event to earn a Team of The Year prize package, which also includes advancement opportunity and other prizes for top finishers in the year-end team-of-the-year point standings.

With only a $40 annual membership fee per person, stout paybacks totaling over 100% each year, contingencies and option pot totals numbering into the in the tens of thousands of dollars, the anglers fishing the 2019 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit will find ample opportunity to recover travels costs and entry fees.

Live weigh-in at Veterans Freedom Park is free and open to the public beginning at 2:00pm, July 27th.  If you can’t make it in person you can watch the weigh-ins live, online, at northamericanbasscircuit.com or on our Facebook page.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit offers something for everyone and all income levels. It is open to two-person teams from all walks of life, regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $200.00 per regular season tournament. Along with an overall annual payback to anglers well in excess of 100 percent, (125% in 2018) a small $5 donation is included in each entry fee and matched by the NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support of bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are in their ninth year as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, Garmin, T-H Marine, and Faculty of Fishing. For complete details, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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Kzaley and Oja win Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s NABC at Lake Vermillion Presented by Ranger Boats

Tower, Minn, June 17th, 2019 – The over 39,000 acres of Lake Vermillion could have intimidated some, but not the winning team of Kevin Kzaley (Otsego, MN) and Eric Oja (Farmington, MN). The team conquered the lake and the North American Bass Circuit (NABC) event with handing in over twenty pounds in the one-day tournament.

Presented by Ranger Boats, this Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s NABC event was hosted by Fortune Bay Casino, a favorite location for many of the anglers on the circuit. Having a great launch location, very close to many of the fishermen’s top fishing spots, can mean more time fishing and less time going for boat rides.

While on stage Kevin and Eric credited their 20-06 weight to sticking to the plan of finding fish still on beds. They committed themselves to traveling the distance needed to find the few bed-fish still lingering in the cool tannin waters. As the team fished throughout the day they continued to upgrade, when before coming in to the scale still believing they didn’t have enough to pull off the win. “We thought we needed another big one.” Eric chuckled while holding tightly to the winner’s trophy.

Kzaley and Oja made out well, winning the $2,400 top prize plus trophies, then winning $2,268 in Option Pot #1 and $255 for the second biggest bass for a grand total of $5,563 in cash and trophies.

Rounding out the top three:

2nd Jim Merthan and Dave Skallet, 18 lbs. 15 oz., $1,200 cash, $1,512 option-pot cash, $2,250 option-pot cash

3rd Charles Brant and Nathan Nipper, 17lbs. 14oz., $600 cash

Overall the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s NABC awarded $12,020 in cash and prizes at Sturgeon Bay.

NABC 2019 format has a very modest base entry fee of only $200.00 per team, plus, will build upon the successful option pot model NABC has used for years.  Option pot opportunities have been expanded for 2019.  Pay back is 90% for all levels and ONLY to those teams that pay into them.  All entries will payout one place for every six entries, which means maximum benefit to the teams that finish in the money and everyone can CHOOSE their own entry fees! Sign-up now – For more on this, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com.

Anglers can look forward to (5) one-day events on some of the most popular bass waters in North America. The winners of each of the 5 season events, as well as the top teams from the year-end point standings, will automatically advance to the NBAA National Championship in the spring of 2020 with all entry fees paid to NBAA and a chance at the top prize- a new aluminum Ranger Boat!

Points are tracked from each event to earn a Team of The Year prize package, which also includes advancement opportunity and other prizes for top finishers in the year-end team-of-the-year point standings.

With only a $40 annual membership fee per person, stout paybacks totaling over 100% each year, contingencies and option pot totals numbering into the in the tens of thousands of dollars, the anglers fishing the 2019 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit will find ample opportunity to recover travels costs and entry fees.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit offers something for everyone and all income levels. It is open to two-person teams from all walks of life, regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $200.00 per regular season tournament. Along with an overall annual payback to anglers well in excess of 100 percent, (125% in 2018) a small $5 donation is included in each entry fee and matched by the NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support of bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are in their ninth year as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, Garmin, T-H Marine, and Faculty of Fishing. For complete details, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

A Largemouth vs. Smallmouth showdown upcoming at Lake Vermillion Presented by Ranger Boats

Ponca City, OK., May 20th, 2019 – Lake Vermillion in Minnesota is widely known as a fishing and scenic paradise. What the anglers  on the 2019 North American Bass Circuit will come to know it for is abundant habitat for both largemouth and smallmouth bass, making this event all about game planning.

Presented by Ranger Boats, the June 15th stop at Fortune Bay Casino on famed Lake Vermillion will give both ardent smallmouth anglers and largemouth experts a chance to show what they got as they try to take the top prize money and trophy home. The idea that the anglers can come to the lake and fish what they know makes this stop an attractive option on the circuit.

“My first year there, in 2017, I was blown away by the strategy that went into competition on (Lake) Vermillion.” Tournament emcee Jeff Kelm said. “You had a few mixed bags of fish, but you could clearly see where most of these anglers had their minds set at, either smallmouth was going to take the win or largemouth were going to steal it away.” When asked how he thought anglers would start to learn what they needed, he chuckled “You know, it’s a fishy lake, you can start pitching whatever your favorite lure is and you’re probably going to catch.”

NABC 2019 format has a very modest base entry fee of only $200.00 per team, plus, will build upon the successful option pot model NABC has used for years.  Option pot opportunities have been expanded for 2019.  Pay back is 90% for all levels and ONLY to those teams that pay into them.  All entries will payout one place for every six entries, which means maximum benefit to the teams that finish in the money and everyone can CHOOSE their own entry fees! Sign-up now – For more on this, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com.

Anglers can look forward to (5) one-day events on some of the most popular bass waters in North America. The winners of each of the 5 season events, as well as the top teams from the year-end point standings, will automatically advance to the NBAA National Championship in the spring of 2020 with all entry fees paid to NBAA and a chance at the top prize- a new aluminum Ranger Boat!

Points are tracked from each event to earn a Team of The Year prize package, which also includes advancement opportunity and other prizes for top finishers in the year-end team-of-the-year point standings.

With only a $40 annual membership fee per person, stout paybacks totaling over 100% each year, contingencies and option pot totals numbering into the in the tens of thousands of dollars, the anglers fishing the 2019 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit will find ample opportunity to recover travels costs and entry fees.

Live weigh-in at Fortune Bay Casino, Tower, MN are free and open to the public beginning at 3:00pm, June 15th.  If you can’t make it in person you can watch the weigh-ins live, online, at northamericanbasscircuit.com or on our Facebook page.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit offers something for everyone and all income levels. It is open to two-person teams from all walks of life, regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $200.00 per regular season tournament. Along with an overall annual payback to anglers well in excess of 100 percent, (125% in 2018) a small $5 donation is included in each entry fee and matched by the NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support of bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are set to begin their ninth year as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, Garmin, T-H Marine, and Faculty of Fishing. For complete details, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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