Herd And Rieland Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Lake Minnewaska, Presented by Garmin

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.”

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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 info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

Minnesota’s Lake Minnewaska July 16, Presented by Garmin

Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit
Visits Minnesota’s Lake Minnewaska July 16

 

Presented by Garmin

 For Immediate Release – MBC Colors

Ponca City, Okla.—June 30, 2016—Competitive bass anglers can expect exciting team-format tournament action and a chance to win thousands in cash and prizes when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit visits Minnesota’s Lake Minnewaska July 16.

Presented by Garmin, the event offers a single day of competition on the 8,000-acre outstate gem, and is open to all two-person teams regardless of sponsor or club affiliation. Teams will be allowed to bring their best five large- or smallmouth bass to the scale, and the team with the heaviest total will be crowned the champions.

NABC veteran Shane Raveling says he and his father Mark Raveling are excited about fishing the event. “Minnewaska is a great lake with a really healthy population of largemouths and smallmouths,” he says. “It’s going to be a fun tournament for sure.”

Raveling says Minnewaska offers a variety of fishing options, allowing anglers to play to their strong suits. “You can fish weedlines, shallow water, pencil reeds, offshore—everything,” he says. “The lake is loaded with chunky, 2½- to 3-pound bass. I think it will take at least 17½ pounds to win this one.”

Besides great bass fishing and the thrill of competing in a professionally run setting, teams will vie for serious cash and bragging rights. Cabela’s NABC payouts are based on the number of teams entered in each event. Qualifiers with 75 teams or more offer a guaranteed first-place cash purse of $10,000 plus additional payout to the top 20 percent of the field. Plus, the NABC Big Bass Pot, along with sponsor bonuses including Ranger Cup, Stratos 2X and Garmin Grand Giveaway add thousands to the total.

The 2016 Cabela’s NABC season includes four qualifiers in Minnesota and Wisconsin, visiting a variety of largemouth and smallmouth bass fisheries at peak fishing times. 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.

Teams may fish one or all qualifiers, but those 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 Cabela’s NABC World Bass Championship, which offers $15,000 for first place and $10,000 for second, based on full fields at the qualifiers and championship.

Team of the Year titles will also be awarded to the top five teams, led by a $3,600 prize package for the overall Team of the Year, which includes paid entry fees to all four 2017 qualifiers and the 2016 championship, $1,000 in Cabela’s gift cards and handsome trophies.

Bass fans of all ages are invited to watch the action unfold at the weigh-in, which is free, open to the public, and starts at 3 p.m. at Captain’s Bar and Grill in Glenwood.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in 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.

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. Along with an overall payback of more than 116 percent in 2015, 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.

Registration for the Lake Minnewaska tournament closes Monday, July 11. For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

Otto, Gallagher Win Season Opener At Minocqua

Otto, Gallagher Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Season
Opener On Wisconsin’s Minocqua Chain Of Lakes

Presented by Ranger Boats

For Immediate Release –

Minocqua, Wisc.,—June 18, 2016—Casey Gallagher and Ben Otto put together a 12-pound, 12-ounce five-bass limit to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s 2016 season opener on northern Wisconsin’s Minocqua Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats.

MQ winners with fish

“We’re shocked,” exclaimed Otto, of Pulaski, Wisconsin. “We had a tough practice and went into the tourn

ament without a definite pattern. This is the best circuit in the Midwest. To come out on top against all of these great anglers is really humbling.”

“It feels great,” added Gallagher, also of Pulaski. “We ended up ‘junk fishing’ anywhere and everywhere from 30 feet to six inches of water.”

Otto and Gallagher caught a number of bass, mostly in the morning, and brought four smallmouths and one largemouth to the Cabela’s NABC scale The Beacons of Minocqua Lakefront Resort and Suites. They reported that ¾-ounce football jigs accounted for most of their bronzebacks, while ½-ounce flippin’ jigs were the ticket to largemouths.

They collected $5,575 in cash and prizes including $4,800 in first-place cash plus $200 in Cabela’s gift cards. They also claimed $575 from the NABC Big Fish Pot for catching a 4-pound, 10-ounce bass that was big fish of the event.

This weekend’s Minocqua triumph marked their second NABC win as partners, having claimed the Cabela’s NABC World Bass Championship crown in 2014. Gallagher earned a third NABC victory at the 2012 Lake Winnebago qualifier fishing with Ty Cornell.

Rounding out the top five were:

2nd: Greg and Brad Werner, 12-2, $2,300 cash plus two $100 Cabela’s gift cardsMQ2

3rd: George Liddle and Janet Parker, 11-12, $1,400 cash plus two $50 Cabela’s gift cards and $230 from the big fish pot

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4th: Bill and Josh Gruber, 10-15, $1,050 cash plus $345 from the big fish pot

5th: Andrew and Michael Nitchals, 10-12, $800 cash

In all, the Cabela’s NABC awarded a total payout of $13,600 in cash and prizes. A total of 114 bass weighing 230 pounds, 15 ounces crossed the scale and were returned to the Minocqua Chain in the Cabela’s NABC’s catch-and-release format.

This was the first of four 2016 Cabela’s NABC regular-season qualifiers. The remaining schedule includes Lake Minnewaska, Minnesota, July 16; 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 info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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