Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Heads For Mille Lacs Lake Smallmouth Showdown June 16, Presented by Ranger Boats


Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Heads For Mille Lacs Lake
Smallmouth Showdown June 16

 

Presented by Ranger Boats

 Ponca City, Okla.—June 6, 2018—After an exciting season opener on Wisconsin’s fabled Sturgeon Bay in May, the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit heads for another world-class smallmouth bass fishing destination—Minnesota’s Mille Lacs Lake.

 Two-person teams from across the Midwest will converge on Mille Lacs June 16 to compete for thousands in cash and prizes in a regular season Cabela’s NABC tournament headquartered at Mac’s Twin Bay Resort just north of Isle.

“Everyone’s excited to see what kind of weights the teams put up on Mille Lacs this season,” said Cabela’s NABC Tournament Director Jack Baker. “In 2017, Shane and Mason Raveling won with a 5-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces. The year before that, Lucas Matzke and Dan Cochran put up 24 pounds, 4 ounces. Given the tournament’s timing and the health of the fishery, I wouldn’t be surprised to see someone break the 25-pound barrier this time around.”

Baker noted that a variety of presentations will likely hold water on Mille Lacs, allowing Cabela’s NABC anglers to fish their favorite tactics. “Football jigs tipped with plastic grub bodies have been top producers the last couple of seasons here,” he said. “But depending on the conditions and mood of the bass, everything from drop-shot rigs, jerkbaits, cranks, hair jigs and topwaters could win the day.”

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 recent Sturgeon Bay Cabela’s NABC season opener.

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 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.

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 includes five events on a mix of the Midwest’s finest largemouth and smallmouth bass destinations. Registration for the Mille Lacs tournament closes Monday, June 11 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.

Walters And Ronnestrand Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s Sturgeon Bay Season Opener, Presented by Cabela’s

Walters And Ronnestrand Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s Sturgeon Bay Season Opener

 Presented by Cabela’s 

Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.—May 13, 2018—Michael Walters and Luke Ronnestrand’s multi-pronged plan of attack propelled them to victory at the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s 2018 season opener May 12 on Lake Michigan’s legendary Sturgeon Bay.

The pair sacked a 5-bass limit weighing a whopping 28 pounds, 5 ounces to top the leaderboard and pocket more than $10,000 in winnings, including the $6,700 first-place cash payout, $2,568 in cash from the option pot, and $1,000 Ranger Cup contingency.

Presented by Cabela’s and based at scenic Wave Pointe Marina and Resort on Little Sturgeon Bay, WI. the event pitted 37 top two-person bass fishing teams from 9 states against one another in an all-out battle for bassin’ bragging rights and a share of the NABC’s lucrative payout.

“This is great,” said Walters, of Maple Grove, MN., “With conditions changing every day, it was challenging to be consistent.” Ronnestrand, of Elk River, MN., was likewise elated. “It feels really good to come out on top on this amazing fishery against some of the best bass anglers in the nation,” he said.

Walters and Ronnestrand fished a mixed bag of tactics. They started out casting jerkbaits to bass over sand flats in 7 to 10 feet of water early in the day, then threw tubes and grubs into the warmest shallows they could find in the afternoon.

Rounding out the top five teams were:

2nd: George Eastman, Marinette, WI. and Brian Caine, Wausaukee, WI.  28-02, $3,250 cash

3rd: Curtis Anderson, Victoria, MN. and Mark Linduski, Excelsoir, MN. 27-13, $1,900 cash plus another $1,700 from the option pot

4th: Shane and Mason Raveling, Jordon, MN.  27-01, $1,200 cash

5th: Matt Peters, Waconia, MN. and Justin Faulk, Raleigh, NC. 26-13, $1,000 cash

In all, the Cabela’s NABC awarded a total payout of $24,298 in cash and prizes.

A total of 166 bass weighing 639 pounds, 1 ounce crossed the scale at Wave Point Marina and Resort and were returned to the Sturgeon Bay system in the Cabela’s NABC’s catch-and-release format. Big bass was a 7-pound, 11-ounce trophy smallmouth caught by Matt Peters and Justin Faulk.

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

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

Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Announces 2018 Tournament Schedule With Guaranteed $10,000 First-Place Payouts And Team Of The Year Package

 

 

Presented by Cabela’s

Ponca City, Okla.—Nov. 20, 2017—For the 2018 tournament season, the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit will continue its tradition of visiting the Midwest’s premier bass fisheries at peak fishing times.

The 2018 lineup of single-day, team-format events includes a mix of the region’s finest largemouth and smallmouth bass destinations. Anglers will have the opportunity to test their skills and compete for thousands in cash and prizes in a professionally run setting, while competing for more money than ever with a GUARANTEED first-place prize of $10,000 for any event with 50 teams or more!

The Cabela’s NABC’s 2018 schedule includes five premier events open to all anglers.

The schedule includes:

May 12           Little Sturgeon Bay, WI

June 16           Mille Lacs Lake, MN

July 15             Lake of the Woods, MN

Aug 18             Escanaba, MI

Sept 22            Lake Minnetonka, MN

At the conclusion of the five 2018 tournaments, the NABC Team of the Year will be awarded a minimum $10,000 prize package, including the opportunity to advance to one of NABC’s partners’ established national events to compete for thousands in cash and prizes, including a new Ranger Boat! Additionally, other top NABC teams from the season’s points standings may be given the chance to advance as well.

“We spent all of 2017 getting feedback from our anglers on what they wanted for 2018 in lakes and format,” said Tournament Director Jack Baker. “While many anglers called the 2017 NABC schedule a ‘dream season,’ 2018’s lineup of events promises to be even better, thanks to the addition of legendary Lake Minnetonka and the big-water bounty of Lake of the Woods. Guaranteed payout levels and advancement opportunities were another request and strived to fulfill them all.”

Along with great fishing and the thrill of exciting competition, the Cabela’s NABC’s proven format rewards anglers with lucrative payouts. Plus, the NABC Big Bass Pot and sponsor contingencies including Ranger Cup, and Garmin Grand Giveaway add thousands more to the total.

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: Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Garmin and G-Juice as well as some other new sponsors for the circuit coming in 2018!

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Cabela’s NABC is open to two-person teams 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.

For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.