Sturgeon Bay “Bronzebacks” on the Hook for First 2019 BPS\Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Event Presented By Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s

Ponca City, OK., April 17th, 2019 – With one-day weights historically pushing 30lbs and an all-new entry format, the anglers of the North American Bass Circuit will find plenty to like on the first stop of 2019 season, presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s.

Bass anglers from around the country will find themselves at beautiful Wave Pointe Marina in Little Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, May 11th, for this event to kick-off the new season. The battle ground is the rocky, goby-filled waters of Sturgeon Bay, a smallmouth fisherman’s paradise, with ample opportunity to catch a personal best and cash a check in the process.

New this season is the entry format, with 90% payback in cash and prizes at each event, allowing anglers the choice of how much they want to invest (and have the chance to win) right from the time of registration.

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! Sign-up now – For more on this, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com.

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!

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.

Live weigh-in at Wave pointe Marina, Little Sturgeon Bay, WI are free and open to the public beginning at 3:00pm, May 11th.  If you can’t make it in person you can watch the weigh-ins live, online, at northamericanbasscircuit.com or on our Facebook page.

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. Registration is now open for all events, and the registration deadline for the Sturgeon Bay tournament is close of business Monday, May 6th. Visit northamericanbasscircuit.com for full details.

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

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