The lineup of premier bass destinations includes:
May 10 Sturgeon Bay, WI*
June 1 Lake Pokegama, MN*
July 20 Mississippi River – LaCrosse, WI*
September 20 – Leech Lake, MN*
October 11-12 – North Region Championship, Chippewa Flowage – Hayward, WI
*Single-day tournament with the following day as a built-in bad weather day
The Cabela’s NABC is open to all two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Teams will be required to fish a minimum of two qualifying tournaments to earn points toward coveted berths in the World Bass Championship, and three for the Team of the Year race. Details on locations, rules and more will be announced shortly.
Tournament payouts are based on the number of teams fishing each event. In 2012, the NABC paid $10,000 cash for first place at three qualifiers—plus contingencies from Cabela’s Angler Cash, Stratos 2X ‘Double Your Winnings,’ Ranger Cup, Rapala, Trigger X and Sufix, Bomber, Booyah, XCalibur and YUM, Optima Batteries True Blue program, O2 Technologies U2 and Oxygenator bonuses, and the Circuit’s Big-Bass Pot. The Championship purse includes a guaranteed $20,000 cash paycheck for first place.
Registration starts in early January 2013. For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com
Founded in 2011, the Cabela’s NABC is an extension of the event marketing arm of North American Media Group, the assets of which include the North American Fishing Club and North American Fisherman magazine. Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is title sponsor of the North American Bass Circuit. Official sponsors include Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats and the North American Fishing Club. Supporting sponsors include Mercury Marine, Bomber Lures, Booyah Bait Co., Rapala, Sufix, Trigger X, XCalibur, YUM, Angler’s Pal-MarineTech Products, Wave Fishing, O2 Marine Technologies, Gemini Sport Marketing, Reflections, and Optima Batteries.