Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Kicks Off 2018 Tournament Season With Sturgeon Bay Smallmouth Blitz May 12, Presented by Cabela’s


Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Kicks Off
2018 Tournament Season With Sturgeon Bay Smallmouth Blitz May 12

Presented by Cabela’s

Ponca City, Okla.—April 20, 2018—Bass anglers who enjoy the thrill of tournament competition and catching super-sized smallmouth bass are invited to participate in the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s 2018 season opener May 12 on Wisconsin’s legendary Sturgeon Bay of Lake Michigan.

Based lakeside at scenic Wave Pointe Marina and Resort on Little Sturgeon Bay, the event offers two-person teams an action-packed day of intense competition on the world-renowned smallmouth bass fishery, which many anglers consider one of the planet’s premier bronzeback destinations.

“Thanks to the tournament’s timing and the health of this amazing fishery, NABC anglers are in for some incredible action,” predicts NABC Tournament Director Jack Baker. “Smallmouths over 5 pounds are commonplace here this time of year, and true giants over 7 and even 8 pounds are possible.”

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.

As a bonus to anglers who fish multiple NABC events, at the conclusion of the 2018 season the 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, 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.

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 NABC season includes five events on a mix of the Midwest’s finest largemouth and smallmouth bass destinations. Registration for the Sturgeon Bay tournament closes Monday, May 7 at 4 p.m.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is looking forward to 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, email, or call (580) 765-9031.