Ponca City, Okla. – July 17th, 2019 – The world-renowned Mississippi River and La Crosse, WI are set to host anglers from across the country for the upcoming Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit, presented by Mercury.


Director of Sports Sales at La Crosse Area CVB, Jerimiah Burish, knows the community is excited about hosting such a well-known team circuit. “Ever since the schedule was announced in 2018, I’ve had people talking to me about it. I fish in bass tournaments myself and as I have competed this year, I could hear potential competitors discussing where the fish may be or what the winning weight may be come that time.”  Jerimiah continued “The hotels and restaurants love having fishermen in town too. This river is our life and to see folks from outside come here and enjoy themselves, it’s really special.”


Anglers in this event will be allowed to lock from Pool 8, where La Crosse, WI is located, to either Pools 7 or 9, giving them a large variety of water types to explore. With Largemouth in the weeds and Smallmouth ambushing bait near structure, anglers will stay busy finding the five best fish they can to bring to the scales at Veterans Freedom park.


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! Registration is now open through July 29th, 2019 – 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.


Live weigh-in at Veterans Freedom Park is free and open to the public beginning at 2:00pm, July 27th.  If you can’t make it in person you can watch the weigh-in live, online, at northamericanbasscircuit.com or on our Facebook page.


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.




Don’t forget to sign up for Ranger Cup every year before you start fishing!