Herd And Rieland Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit
Lake Minnewaska Qualifying Tournament
Presented by Garmin
For Immediate Release –
Glenwood, Minn.—July 16, 2016—Minnesotans Reid Herd and Cody Rieland sacked a mixed bag of largemouths and smallmouths weighing in at 17 pounds, 11 ounces to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s Lake Minnewaska qualifying tournament presented by Garmin.
“This was our first NABC tournament and we really enjoyed it,” said Herd, of St. Paul. “The guys on this circuit are great fishermen. It’s fun fishing against the best, and when you’re lucky and beat them it’s even better.”
“It’s a good feeling,” added Rieland, of Alexandria. “We’ve fished a lot of club tournaments but this is our first bigger event.”
Herd and Rieland left the dock in the morning with a plan to fish smallmouths early, then hunt for kicker largemouths later in the day. “We stuck to our plan and it paid off,” said Herd. “We got a limit of smallmouths throwing swimbaits and swim jigs over shallow sand in five to seven feet of water. Around 11:30 we started flipping jigs under docks for largemouths and made two upgrades.”
They collected $6,450 in cash and prizes including $5,400 in first-place cash plus $200 in Cabela’s gift cards. They also claimed $850 from the NABC Big Fish Pot for catching a 4-pound, 5-ounce bruiser that was big bass of the event.
Rounding out the top five were:
2nd: Will Pappa and Austin Felix, 17-00, $2,600 cash plus two $100 Cabela’s gift cards and $170 from the big bass pot
3rd: Mason and Shane Raveling, 16-10, $1,600 cash plus two $50 Cabela’s gift cards and $510 from the big bass pot
4th: Casey Gallagher and Ben Otto, 16-08, $1,200 cash
5th: Thomas Kuhlmann and Todd Hesse, 16-04, $1,000 cash
In all, the Cabela’s NABC awarded a total payout of $14,800 in cash and prizes. A total of 165 bass weighing 460 pounds, 12 ounces crossed the scale and were returned to Lake Minnewaska in the Cabela’s NABC’s catch-and-release format.
This was the second of four 2016 Cabela’s NABC regular-season qualifiers. The remaining schedule includes Lake Wissota, Wisconsin, July 30; and Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, August 13. The Cabela’s NABC Championship is set for October 1-2 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is entering its sixth season as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, Garmin, MotorGuide, G-Juice and T-H Marine.
Open to all two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation, the Cabela’s NABC is based in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament and $600 for the two-day championship. The Circuit offered an overall payback of more than 100 percent in 2015 and will do so again in 2016. In addition, a small 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.
For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email email@example.com, or call (580) 765-9031.