2019 Bass Pro Shops\Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Has New Format, Something for Everyone

 Great payback At Every Event, Choose Your Own Entry Fees, Winners of Every Event Advances To An Established National Championship Event Where the Top Prize Is A Ranger Boat!

 

Ponca City, OK., October 30, 2018 – The winds of change are rolling through the northern US and these changes will open the door to more of the best anglers throughout the region. An all new format is revealed for the 2019 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit.

 

It begins with 90% payback in cash and prizes at every event. “There are a lot of great anglers in the northern US and we want to give them a first-class event to fish. Not everyone wants to spend thousands of the family’s dollars to compete in a bass tournament.” Stated NABC Tournament Director Jack Baker.   “But that doesn’t mean they’re not good enough to do so. Our new format fixes that problem and lets everyone choose their own “comfort” level of fees to maximize benefits to the anglers.”

 

NABC 2019 format will have a very modest base entry fee of only $200.00 per team, plus, will build upon the successful option pot model NABC has used for years.  Option pot opportunities have been expanded for 2019.  Pay back is 90% for all levels and ONLY to those teams that pay into them.  All entries will payout one place for every six entries, which means maximum benefit to the teams that finish in the money and everyone can CHOOSE their own entry fees!

 

Here’s how it works, the base entry is $200 per team, ALL teams must pay that and all teams are eligible to win a share of it. There will be additional OPTION POT entry fees, these are purely optional to get into and ONLY pays back to those teams that pay into them. If you do not enter an option pot you cannot win any part of an option pot.  Option pot #1 is $300 and Option Pot #2 is $500. Teams may get into one or both! All option pot entries must be paid before the registration deadline date, they cannot be paid at the event.

 

Anglers can look forward to (5) one-day events on some of the most popular bass waters in North America. The winners of each of the 5 season events, as well as the top teams from the year-end point standings, will automatically advance to the NBAA National Championship in the spring of 2020 with all entry fees paid to NBAA and a chance at the top prize- a new aluminum Ranger Boat!

 

Set a reminder now sign up begins Jan. 3, 2019 at northamericanbasscircuit.com.

* May 11 – Sturgeon Bay, WI, Wave Pointe Resort,

*June 15 – Lake Vermilion, MN, Fortune Bay Casino

*July 13, Fox Chain, IL, Musky Tales

*July 27, Mississippi River, La Crosse, WI

*August 24, Bemidji Lakes, Bemidji, MN

 

Points are tracked from each event to earn a Team of The Year prize package, which also includes advancement opportunity and other prizes for top finishers in the year-end team-of-the-year point standings.

 

With only a $40 annual membership fee per person, stout paybacks totaling over 100% each year, contingencies and option pot totals numbering into the in the tens of thousands of dollars, the anglers fishing the 2019 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit will find ample opportunity to recover travels costs and entry fees.

 

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit offers something for everyone and all income levels. It is open to two-person teams from all walks of life, regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $200.00 per regular season tournament. Along with an overall annual payback to anglers well in excess of 100 percent, (125% in 2018) a small $5 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.

 

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is set to begin their ninth year as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Bass Pro Shops, Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Blackfish and Faculty of Fishing. For complete details, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

Otto And McGraw Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Lake Minnetonka Season Finale, Presented by Cabela’s

Otto And McGraw Win Cabela’s
North American Bass Circuit Lake Minnetonka Season Finale

 Presented by Cabela’s

 Minnetonka, Minn.—Sept. 23, 2018—Minnesotans Ryan Otto and Aaron McGraw sacked a 5-fish limit weighing a whopping 19 pounds, 6 ounces to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit season finale on Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka Sept. 22.

Despite their hefty limit, Otto and McGraw were pleasantly surprised at the victory. “There are so many great anglers here and so many big fish in Minnetonka, you always have to be thinking of 20 pounds to win,” said Otto, of Mayer.

Otto explained the team’s catch came from deep weedlines, although they had both deep and shallow game plans prepared for the event. “We had a plan A and B ready to go,” said Otto. “We started out deep this morning and caught some fish. Then it slowed down so we rolled up shallow but got nothing. Everything came from deep water.”

McGraw, of Plymouth, confirmed the team’s presentations were straightforward and simple jigging programs that tempted Tonka’s bass bounty into biting. “That was it, keeping it simple,” he smiled.

Presented by Cabela’s, the event pitted 48 anglers from four states against one another in a battle for bragging rights and a share of the NABC’s lucrative payout. The winners collected $7,128 for their efforts including $4,800 in cash for taking first place plus an additional $2,328 in cash from the option pot.

Rounding out the top four teams were:

2nd: Lucas DeYoung and Brad Wynnemer, 18-11, $2,400 cash

3rd: Jack Gavin and Tim Peterzen, 18-03, $1,530 cash

4th: Shane and Mason Raveling, 17-15, $1,318 cash

In all, the Cabela’s NABC awarded a total payout of $17,518 in cash and prizes. A total of 107 bass weighing 312 pounds, 14 ounces crossed the stage and were released into Lake Minnetonka. Big bass was a 5-pound, 12-ounce beauty caught by Jack Gavin and Tim Peterzen.

The Lake Minnetonka tournament was the fifth and final NABC event of the season, coming on the heels of exciting shootouts on the world-class bass fisheries of the Rainy River and Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and Bays de Noc, Michigan.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Cabela’s NABC is open to two-person teams from all walks of life, regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament. Along with an overall payback to anglers well in excess of 100 percent, 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.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, concluded its eighth year as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Bass Pro Shops, Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Blackfish and Faculty of Fishing. For complete details, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

 

NABC LIVE COVERAGE

Cabela’s NABC LIVE coverage from Minnetonka, MN

3:00pm Saturday Sept. 22 , Presented By Cabela’s

 

 

 

NABC Season Finale! Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Returns To Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka, Sept. 22, Presented by Cabela’s

NABC Season Finale!
Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Returns To Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka, Sept. 22

Presented by Cabela’s

Ponca City, Okla.—August 31, 2018—Competitive bass anglers are invited to join the fun when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit wraps up its 2018 season on Minnesota’s world-famous Lake Minnetonka Saturday, Sept. 22.

Presented by Cabela’s, the single-day, team format tournament will see the region’s top anglers testing their skills on one of the Midwest’s most revered multi-species bass fisheries.

“Minnetonka is a fitting playing field for the conclusion of another exciting Cabela’s NABC season,” says Tournament Director Jack Baker. “The lake is well-known for producing great bass fishing, and teams will be able to fish a variety of presentations in all types of bass habitat. We expect to see big catches come from deep structure, shallow water and everything in between.”

Along with great fishing and exciting competition in a professionally run setting, the Cabela’s NABC’s proven format rewards anglers with lucrative payouts that include a GUARANTEED first-place prize of $10,000 for any event with 50 teams or more. Plus, the NABC Big Bass Pot, Option Pot and sponsor contingencies including Ranger Cup, Garmin Grand Giveaway and T-H Marine Atlas Awards add thousands more to the total. For example, Michael Walters and Luke Ronnestrand pocketed more than $10,000 in winnings at the Cabela’s NABC’s Sturgeon Bay tournament.

In addition to the regular payout and bonuses, the coveted NABC Team of the Year title will be awarded at the Lake Minnetonka tournament. Shane and Mason Raveling currently lead the race with 294 points for their best three finishes. But Matt Peters and Justin Faulk are hot on their heels with 292 points, and a number of other top teams are still in contention as well.

Competition is fierce, considering that the 2018 NABC Team of the Year will be awarded a minimum $10,000 prize package, including the opportunity to advance to the 2019 National Bass Anglers Association National Championship on Table Rock Lake, to compete for thousands in cash and prizes, including a new Ranger Boat! The second- and third-place NABC teams from the season’s points standings will also be awarded prize packages and opportunities to compete in the NBAA championship.

Bass fans of all ages are invited to catch the excitement at the weigh-in, which begins at 3 p.m. on the shores of Maxwell Bay at 3400 North Shore Dr. in Wayzata. If you can’t make it in person, watch the action live online at northamericanbasscircuit.com.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Cabela’s NABC is open to two-person teams from all walks of life, regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament. Along with an overall payback to anglers well in excess of 100 percent, 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.

The 2018 Cabela’s NABC season included five events on a mix of the Midwest’s finest largemouth and smallmouth bass destinations. Registration for the Lake Minnetonka tournament closes Monday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is enjoying its eighth year as title sponsor of the Cabela’s NABC. Other sponsors include: Bass Pro Shops, Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Blackfish and Faculty of Fishing. For complete details, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.