Fox River “Chain O’ Lakes” invites Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Anglers Presented by Garmin

Ponca City, Okla,- June 18th, 2019 – An exciting new opportunity for the fishermen and women of the 2019 North American Bass Circuit (NABC) comes up July 13th. Garmin presents the trophy at this popular fishing and recreation destination for the third stop of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s NABC season.

Anglers will get to experience some of the best largemouth bass fishing the circuit has to offer on the Chain O’ Lakes. With just about any “style” of bass fishing a possibility, anglers comfortable with one particular way will be able to concentrate efforts to bring the 5 largest fish to the tournament trailer for weigh-in. Though there is lots of water to cover, the total population should give anyone a real chance to win the champions trophy.

This will be the first time the NABC has traveled to Illinois and anglers are excited. “For years we have had anglers from Illinois fishing with us in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, but this is a great chance to put an event in their home state.” Jack Baker, NABC Tournament Director said when asked why the addition of an Illinois event, “There are some really hardcore fishermen in that part of the country, we wanted to make sure we served them too.”

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 8th, 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 Musky Tales, Antioch, IL are free and open to the public beginning at 2:00pm, July 13th.  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.

 

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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Team of Arhndt and Crededio have a day at Sturgeon Bay Presented by Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s

Sturgeon Bay, WI, May 13th, 2019 – A “live by the sword, die by the sword” mentality is what Bob Arhndt (Peshtigo, WI) and Josh Crededio (Chicago, IL) brought with them as they took on all the field at Sturgeon Bay for the first event of the 2019 BPS/Cabelas North American Bass Circuit season.

When asked, many of the anglers that came across the stage to weigh fish Saturday at Wave Point Marina, said they pulled out everything they had, the boat looks a mess, but Bob and Josh were content with what they tied on Friday night in preparation for the tournament. Confidence ran high for this team already at the Friday night rules meeting.

Crededio is well known for passing on the “Big Fish” pot as he doesn’t want to cast any bad luck or “jinx” into his plans, but 2019 partner Bob Arhndt wasted no time as they approached the registration table throwing down the $50 dollars. If they could look into the future, they would have seen that investment was a wise decision. With a 6 lbs. 11 oz. smallmouth to cap off the event after they set 27 lbs. 4 oz. on the scale, they took home not only the tournament win, but sealed up a $500 bonus for “Big Fish”. Altogether, competitors brought in 77 fish weighing 312 lbs. 10 oz.

Arhndt and Crededio drive out of Sturgeon Bay with $4,900 in cash plus those coveted NABC Champions trophies. $2,300 of that for the 1st place win, $2,100 for their share of option pot #1 and $500 “Big Fish” bonus.

Rounding out the top three:

2nd Alan Neumann and Eric Valentine, 24 lbs. 5 oz., $1,200 cash

3rd Will Papa and Austin Felix, 22 lbs. 15 oz., $640 cash, $1,410 option-pot cash, $3,150 option-pot #2 cash

Overall the BPS/Cabela’s NABC awarded $12,260 in cash and prizes at Sturgeon Bay.

NABC 2019 format has a “Choose your own entry fee” with a very modest base entry fee of only $200.00 per team, from there you choose, based upon the successful option pot model NABC has used for years.  Option pot #1 is an additional $300 per team and Option Pot #2 is an added $500 choose on or both.  Pay back is a whopping 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! Sign-up now – For more on this, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com.

Anglers can look forward to (5) one-day events in 2019 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 and a chance at the top prize- a new RT 188 Ranger Aluminum 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.

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. Base 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.