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Hawkins, Jordan win Cabela’s NABC Southeast Region Lake Lanier Qualifier

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Hawkins, Jordan Win Cabela’s NABC Southeast Region
Lake Lanier Qualifier

Presented by MotorGuide

 

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Gainesville, GA—March 22, 2014—Georgia’s Tim Hawkins and Rob Jordan sacked an impressive five-fish limit weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces to take top honors at the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s Lake Lanier qualifier March 22.

 

“This is great! Everything fell into place for us this afternoon,” said Jordan, of Suwanee. He and Hawkins, of Cumming, collected $3,450 in cash and prizes for their accomplishment, including the $3,000 first-place paycheck and $450 from the Big Bass Pot for a 5-pound, 2-ounce largemouth.

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After their go-to plan of targeting spotted bass in deep water fizzled in the morning, they switched gears and focused on largemouth bass in depths eight feet or less. Custom-painted blueback herring jerkbaits accounted for most of the fish, although swimjigs also produced a few key bites.

 

Second-place finishers, fellow Georgians Fred Hawkins and Justin Beavers, were just two ounces behind with 18 pounds, 4 ounces, worth $2,000. In all, the event awarded $7,455 in cash and prizes, for a 124 percent payback. Teams also enjoyed solid fishing, as 51 bass weighing a total of 132 pounds, 4 ounces were brought to the Cabela’s NABC scale. All were released alive.

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This was the second of four Cabela’s NABC Southeast Region qualifying tournaments in 2014. The remaining schedule includes Clarks Hill, Georgia, May 4; Lake Russell, South Carolina, June 1; and the Southeast Region Championship on Lake Lanier, Georgia, Aug. 9-10. In addition, the NABC North Region features qualifiers at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, May 10; Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, June 14; Leech Lake, Minnesota, July 26; and 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.

 

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.

 

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 remains open through the Sunday night prior to each tournament or until the field fills. For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

 

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Birchfield, Harrison Win Cabela’s NABC Southeast Region Season Opener On Lake Hartwell, South Carolina

DSC_0084Birchfield, Harrison Win Cabela’s NABC Southeast Region
Season Opener On Lake Hartwell, South Carolina

Presented by Stratos Boats

 

For Immediate Release - 

Anderson, S.C.—Feb. 16, 2014—North Carolina’s Darrin “Joe” Birchfield and Chuck Harrison sacked an impressive five-fish limit weighing 21 pounds, 6 ounces to take top honors at the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s season opener on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell February 16.

 

“It feels really good to win this—I don’t think it’s totally sunk in yet,” Harrison, of Brevard, beamed minutes after the weigh-in concluded at scenic Portman Marina. He and Birchfield collected $5,200 in cash and prizes for their accomplishment, including the $4,000 cash purse, $1,000 Ranger Cup contingency and $200 Optima True Blue Award.

 

“We were excited when the NABC was coming to the area,” added Birchfield, of Hendersonville. “We’ve seen their MWC walleye tournaments on TV for years, and knew they put on a good show.” Tournament director Shane DuBois noted that teams weren’t disappointed, with many anglers praising the payout structure. “A lot of guys were pretty impressed that we gave away $10,500 in cash, prizes and the Big Bass Pot for a 17-boat event,” he said.

 

Birchfield and Harrison fished ½-ounce jigging spoons in a creek channel off a point in 30 to 35 feet of water. Harrison explained that a “hard hop” was key to the presentation. “We’d drop the spoon to bottom, reel up a couple of turns, then whip it up pretty good,” he said. “As soon as the slack came out of the line, we’d rip it again.”

 

Second-place finishers, Georgians Russell Davis and Chad Hart, were close behind with 20 pounds, 10 ounces, worth $2,000. They added $800 to their total by catching big bass of the tournament—a 6-pound, 5-ounce beauty. In all, 62 bass weighing a total of 172 pounds, 7 ounces were brought to the Cabela’s NABC scale. All were released alive.

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This was the first of four Cabela’s NABC Southeast Region qualifying tournaments in 2014. The remaining schedule includes Lake Lanier, Georgia, March 22; Clarks Hill, Georgia, May 4; Lake Russell, South Carolina, June 1; and the Southeast Region Championship on Lake Lanier, Georgia, Aug. 9-10. In addition, the NABC North Region features qualifiers at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, May 10; Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, June 14; Leech Lake, Minnesota, July 26; and 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.

 

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.

 

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 remains open through the Sunday night prior to each tournament or until the field fills. For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

 

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Cabela’s NABC Heads For Southeast Region

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Cabela’s NABC Heads For Southeast Region
Season Opener On Legendary Lake Hartwell, Anderson,SC

Presented by Stratos Boats

Ponca City, Okla.—Feb. 12, 2014—Professionally run competitive bass fishing and thousands in cash and prizes will be on hand when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit kicks off its 2014 tournament season on South Carolina’s legendary Lake Hartwell February 16, Hosted by the Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The team-format tournament offers one day of competition on the 56,000-acre world-class bass fishery. Teams are scheduled to fish from safe light to 3 p.m. When the dust settles, the team with the heaviest total weight for up to five bass will be crowned the tournament champions. Bass fans of all ages are invited to watch the action unfold at the weigh-in, which is free and open to the public. The action begins at 3 p.m. at Portman Marina, which claims the title of the state’s largest inland marina.

 

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OPTIMA Battery Continues Sponsorship of NABC and MWC


True Blue Logo 19Ponca City, Okla. – February 10, 2014 Federation properties management team announced today OPTIMA Batteries will continue its sponsor partnership in 2014 with the Cabela’s Master’s Walleye Circuit (MWC) and the North American Bass Circuit (NABC).  OPTIMA Batteries provide best-in-class products that have revolutionized the way batteries are designed and built.  OPTIMA Batteries have over 15 times more vibration resistance and increased cycle life compared to traditional batteries; there power and performance are absolutely un-matched.

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T-H Marine Continues Sponsorship of MWC, NABC & NBAA

thmarine logo2Ponca City, Okla. – January 31, 2014 Federation properties management team announced today the Alabama based, T-H Marine, will continue its sponsor partnership in 2014 with the Cabela’s Master’s Walleye Circuit (MWC), the North American Bass Circuit (NABC), and the National Bass Anglers Association (NBAA). T-H Marine has an extensive list of products with both its G-Juice and Oxygenator systems leading the industry with their unmatched conservation efforts.
“T-H Marine is excited to be on board with these great tournament trails for the 2014 season and beyond,” T-H Marine Public Relations and Marketing Specialist, Grant Stewart, said. “G-Juice and the Oxygenator system is the ultimate combination to keep fish alive longer in the livewell and to ensure a healthy release after the tournament. We have a long standing commitment and are proud to be contributing to the conservation of our nation’s fisheries.”

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Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Announces 2014 Tournament Schedule

NABC–Including Entire New Southeast Region In Addition to the Highly Popular Northern Region

December 10, 2013—Ponca City, Okla.—The Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit (NABC), released the tournament locations and dates for the up-and-coming season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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