Cabela’s NABC North Region Championship Tackles The Mighty Mississippi October 4-5

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Ponca City, Okla.—September 20, 2014—The Midwest’s top bass-fishing teams will collide on the mighty Mississippi River in an all-out, high-stakes brawl Oct. 4-5 when La Crosse, Wis., hosts the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s North Region World Bass Championship.

The Championship features the top two-person teams from the Cabela’s NABC’s 2014 tournament trail, which included qualifiers at Sturgeon Bay and Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin, and Minnesota’s Leech and Vermilion lakes. Teams will battle for their share of thousands in cash and prizes, plus lucrative sponsor contingencies including Ranger Cup, Stratos 2X and Optima True Blue bonuses.

The Championship field is rich in bass-fishing talent, including the 2014 Cabela’s NABC Team of the Year, Wisconsin’s Jim Barczak, of Osceola, and Mike Mayan, of Rosendale. Teams are allowed to bring their best five bass to the Cabela’s NABC scale each day, and under the Circuit’s catch-and-release format, the fish will be released back into the Mississippi.

Held at the West Copeland Boat Launch, weigh-ins are free and open to bass fans of all ages, and begin daily at 3 p.m. Spectators will be treated to a steady stream of burly bass crossing the stage, along with tips and tales from the competitors. Plus, the Cabela’s NABC and National Professional Anglers Association will present a Youth and Family Fishing Clinic immediately following the Day One weigh-in. The first 50 youths will receive free rods and reels thanks to the NPAA.

This is the final event of the Cabela’s NABC North Region season. Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, concludes its fourth year 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 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.

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