March 17, 2011—MINNETONKA, MN—A trio of time-tested tackle brands have joined the North American Bass Circuit family. Rapala, Sufix and Trigger X have signed on as supporting sponsors for the NABC’s inaugural season.
“Rapala has been proud to support the Masters Walleye Circuit at an angler level, and for this season we are excited to announce our support for the NABC on a tour level,” says David James, Manager of Field Promotions and Media Relations. “Based on their success with the walleye circuit, we look forward to being a part of their newest venture into tournament bass fishing.”
“We’re honored to welcome these legendary brands to the NABC,” adds Executive Director Dan Johnson. “They represent the finest in bass-catching cranks, softbaits and line.”
Rapala continues Lauri Rapala’s tradition—born in a small Finnish village—of producing premium lures and tackle for anglers the world over. Its lineup includes the legendary Clackin’ Rap, X-Rap, Shad Rap, Husky Jerk and Original Minnow families, to name a few. Sufix, “The World’s Most Hardcore Fishing Line,” includes great bass lines like the new 832 Advanced Superline, Performance Fuse, Deep Crankin’, Performance Braid, Siege and 100% Fluorocarbon Invisiline.
Trigger X enhanced soft plastics such as the Big Moe, Flutter Worm, Flappin’ Craw and Hammer Worm are primed with patented Trigger X Aggression pheromones containing proven Ultrabite that bass can’t resist.
With three qualifiers and a championship set on some of the world’s best bass fisheries, the NABC offers competitive bass fans a great venue for testing their skills while battling for thousands in cash and prizes. First place at NABC qualifying tournaments pays $10,000 (based on full field), and sponsor contingencies from Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats and U2/The Oxygenator add thousands more at each event.
Plus, the top 10 point-accumulating teams at each qualifier will be invited to the 2011 NABC World Bass Championship, scheduled for Sept. 24-25 on Leech Lake, Minnesota. The Championship carries a $20,000 first-place paycheck, ultimate bragging rights in team bass fishing, and a wealth of media opportunities through the NABC’s parent company, North American Membership Group—which includes North American Fisherman magazine, the world’s largest multispecies fishing publication.
Single-tournament entries—which cost $400 per event—are accepted until midnight (CST) on Sunday the week of the each event, although anglers are encouraged to register early to avoid being locked out of a full tournament. (Field size is limited to 50 boats.) Also, a $50 late fee kicks in at midnight (CST) on Sunday three weeks prior to the tournament.
The NABC’s three 2011 qualifying tournaments are slated for a trio of North America’s finest bass waters: Wisconsin’s mighty Lake Winnebago Chain on June 11; the smallmouth-rich depths of Lake Michigan’s Bays de Noc July 30-31; and Minnesota’s legendary Lake Minnetonka August 19.
Teams may register by mail, fax, or online. Full details and printable registration forms are available at mastersbasscircuit.com. Or email email@example.com for more information.