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.