Ponca City, Okla.–Registration is now open for the 2013 Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit. Two-person teams can sign up online at northamericanbasscircuit.com for their chance to enjoy great bass fishing and compete for hefty payouts at professionally-run qualifiers scheduled for premier fisheries in the Upper Midwest and Southeastern states.
Founded in 2011, the circuit quickly set the standard for team bass tournaments, and the tradition continues this season with a stellar four-state lineup that includes a major Southern expansion. Along with two qualifiers each in Minnesota and Wisconsin, with a championship on Wisconsin’s bass-rich Chippewa Flowage, the NABC is also opening a southern front. The Circuit’s new South Region will feature two team events in Georgia and South Carolina, followed by a southern championship.
Registration for North Region events opened January 28, and opens for South Region tournaments on February 15. Northern destinations include Lake Michigan’s storied Sturgeon Bay and the Mississippi River at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, plus the world-class fisheries of Pokegama and Leech lakes in Minnesota. Southern dates and destinations will be announced shortly.
Due to the Circuit’s growing popularity and full fields in the 2012 season, the NABC also expanded its field size from 50 to 75 teams for 2013. With more teams also comes an increase in payouts. Based on a full field, the payout runs from a cool $15,000 for first place on out to $500 for 15th place, with a total payout of $30,000 in cash and coveted Cabela’s gift cards. Sponsor contingencies such as Cabela’s Angler Cash add even more to the pot at each event. Read More