Ramsey Jr. and Huhra Win Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s NABC on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, WI Presented by Mercury

La Crosse, WI – July 28, 2019 – The anglers of the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit (NABC) flooded the bass fishing paradise of La Crosse, Wisconsin July 27th presented by Mercury. Though the water was high, NABC competitors found multiple ways of landing their 5-best fish to bring the to that stage at Veterans Freedom park.

Winning team of Randy Ramsey Jr. (Chicago, IL) and Al Huhra (Morton, IL) found that the best way to catch the biggest bag was to toss a frog, anywhere they could. “We just ground it out. We knew the best largemouth were going to come this way, we just had to stick it out” Al Huhra said, while clutching his new trophy on stage.

Ramsey Jr. and Huhra with their 12-06 bag of largemouth bass, brought home the $1,800 top prize plus trophies, then winning $1,620 in Option Pot #1 for a total of $3,420 in cash and trophies.

Rounding out the top three:

2nd Dylan Drephal and Cody Hackett, 12lbs. 01 oz.

3rd Samantha Sukupcak and Michael Yee, 11lbs. 10oz.

Overall the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit awarded $5,070 in cash and prizes in La Crosse.

NABC 2019 format has 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 and 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 and 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.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are in 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.