NBAA National Championship returns to Kentucky Lake in 2015

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 Dec 15th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Dec 15th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

                NBAA National Championship returns to Kentucky Lake in 2015
             – Teams vie for Ranger Boat with Evinrude outboard and cash prizes

PONCA CITY, Okla. (Dec. 15, 2014) – The National Bass Anglers Association (NBAA) team tournament trail announces that Kentucky Lake and Kentucky Dam Village will again host the NBAA National Championship, scheduled in 2015 for April 9-11.

More than 40 teams have qualified for the championship by first fishing in either the

NBAA weekend or overtime series on their local lakes with partners of choice, and then competing in their respective 2014 state championships to progress to the 2015 national event. The top prize for the national championship winning team is a Ranger Boat with Evinrude outboard.

“The NBAA national championship is the first big event of the year for many of our anglers and a lot of them turn the outing into a family vacation because of the timing and great venue,” said NBAA Tournament Director Randy Sullivan. “A good number of our participants are from northern states, so it’s not surprising our surveys tell us loud and clear that contenders want to venture south from the cold for the championship. Kentucky Lake is a great place for them to catch good bags and really start the year off right.”

Sullivan said that while the 2015 NBAA Championship is for those who have already qualified, now is the time for all anglers to get involved in NBAA fishing and it’s easy to do.

“Currently, we have NBAA divisions in about a dozen states that draw nearly 1,000 anglers each week during peak fishing months. Those numbers continue to grow as other bass clubs and circuits discover they can also be an NBAA division and simultaneously tie NBAA results to their own scheduled events to become eligible for our championship. The beauty of NBAA qualifying events is that you’re fishing close to home and can sleep in your own bed at night,” he explained.

NBAA teams compete first by fishing events close to home and for the chance to move on to state and national championships. Club and jackpot tournaments can affiliate with NBAA divisions to simultaneously tie their results
with the NBAA.

Whether anglers elect to affiliate with an existing NBAA division or create a brand new one, the process is simple. Any individual or group can start an NBAA division locally. Participation in it then allows qualifying to fish in that state’s championship and the opportunity to move on to the national championship. The two NBAA tournament structure options are the overtime and weekend divisions.

The overtime division features a jackpot-type structure that consists of a 12-week schedule of morning or evening tournaments, with each competition being 4 hours or less in duration. The weekend division consists of five 8-hour tournaments. There is no minimum boat requirement, meaning even the smallest of groups can get involved with NBAA.

To become a division director or for more information about the NBAA, visit www.nbaa-bass.com.

The NBAA is sponsored by several of the country’s most prominent outdoor brands, including Ranger Boats, Cabela’s, Humminbird, Evinrude, Lucky Craft, Minn Kota, G-Juice, Poor Boy Baits and Stratos.

About NBAA
The National Bass Anglers Association (NBAA) is a national tournament circuit that features a two-person team format. Created for anglers who prefer to fish close to home with family and friends as partners, but with the opportunity to advance to next-level state and national championships, the NBAA has become America’s fastest growing bass circuit. NBAA is an affiliate of The Bass Federation (TBF).

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