Did you ever want to win a new Ranger boat complete with Mercury Outboard or maybe a big prize check? Well, here is your chance to accept the challenge! Bookended by a Team bass fishing staples, the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament (Spring & Fall events), the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge has finalized the schedule with “Big Bass” events in Sault Ste Marie, MI and Cortland, OH for the inaugural 2020 season.
The reputation of Sturgeon Bay as a bass fishing powerhouse is uncontested, the top prize at the spring Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Team Tournament event will once again be a new Ranger fiberglass boat powered by Mercury. With a 200-teams limit at this annual event, early bird registration is open now.
Mosquito Lake in Cortland, OH is well known regionally for fishing events. There are events on Mosquito Lake every weekend of the open water season. Anglers will have ample opportunity test their mettle come Aug 1st with the first “Big Bass” event on 2020 North American Bass Challenge schedule.
Flying under the radar is the St Mary’s river in Sault Ste Marie, MI where 5-pound smallmouth are common, some say due to the lack of fishing pressure. Recent events on the river have begun to shine a light on the potential this waterway has to offer and the two-day August 21-22 “Big Bass” event will boast another Ranger/Mercury rig as the top prize for the biggest bass weighed in of the weekend!
“Our team designed this format so that any type of event fits under the new North American Bass Challenge flag, that is the strength of it.” Stated Robert Cartlidge, NABC owner. “Premier team events like the Sturgeon Bay Open, Big Fish events where one bite can win anyone a new Ranger Boat or a big check, as well as corporate/specialty events. All of them professionally managed and focused on fun. They are not about being the next “Pro” they are designed around annual events, with stellar paybacks, big prizes, and the camaraderie and friendly competition against the fish and our friends that drives us all. Every angler wants to WIN, NABC gives any angler a chance to win.”
North American Bass Challenge (NABC) falls under the Federation Angler group of fishing companies with nearly 40 years of industry expertise. The Federation Angler team developed the concept of the North American Bass Challenge to give anglers a place to test their competitive nature, provide anglers with large, standalone premier events of different types and formats and a place to win. Some challenge events are long established, others brand-new but all with the opportunity to fish with family and friends. NABC provides the anglers choices and lets them choose what THEY want to fish, with stellar payouts, NO circuit to travel, NO points to track, just have FUN and WIN BIG!
The full event schedule is as follows: (full details\register on website at northamericanbasschallenge.com)
- May 15-16 – Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass TEAM Tournament – Team tournament format Top prize is a new Ranger Fiberglass Boat Powered by Mercury. (Early Bird Registration is OPEN NOW through March 1 for early bird prize drawings!) General registration begins March 2 – In conjunction with the SBOBT committee.
- August 1 – Cortland, OH – Big Fish Format – Largest single fish of the event wins BIG! Cash prizes for biggest fish caught in each of the 4 sessions held during the day, up to 3 people per boat.
- August 21-22- Sault Ste Marie, MI. – Big Fish Format – Largest single fish of the event wins a New Ranger Aluminum series boat, powered by Mercury. Cash prizes for biggest fish caught in each of the 4 sessions held during each day, up to 3 people per boat.
- Sept 12 – Annual FALL Sturgeon Bay Open Bass TEAM Tournament – Team Tournament Format – 100 boat limit sign-up early! In conjunction with the SBOBT committee.
Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge offers something for everyone and all income levels. With the support of some of the biggest names in the tournament world. Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, supports the NABC for the tenth year as the title sponsor. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide, Garmin, T-H Marine, Simms, Strike King, Lew’s and Faculty of Fishing. The all new North American Bass Challenge events will provide an experience everyone can enjoy. NABC is open to anglers from all walks of life, regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Along with stellar paybacks, a portion of each entry fee is donated to fisheries conservation and matched by the NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support of bass conservation projects anywhere the North American Bass Challenge does business.
For complete details, and registration visit northamericanbasschallenge.com, email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (580) 765-9031.