Ponca City, OK., April 17th, 2019 – With one-day weights historically pushing 30lbs and an all-new entry format, the anglers of the North American Bass Circuit will find plenty to like on the first stop of 2019 season, presented by Bass Pro Shopsand Cabela’s.


Bass anglers from around the country will find themselves at beautiful Wave Pointe Marina in Little Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, May 11th, for this event to kick-off the new season. The battle ground is the rocky, goby-filled waters of Sturgeon Bay, a smallmouth fisherman’s paradise, with ample opportunity to catch a personal best and cash a check in the process.


New this season is the entry format, with 90% payback in cash and prizes at each event, allowing anglers the choice of how much they want to invest (and have the chance to win) right from the time of registration.


NABC 2019 format will have 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! Sign-up now – 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/Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit will find ample opportunity to recover travels costs and entry fees.


Live weigh-in at Wave pointe Marina, Little Sturgeon Bay, WI are free and open to the public beginning at 3:00pm, May 11th.  If you can’t make it in person you can watch the weigh-ins live, online, at northamericanbasscircuit.com or on our Facebook page.


Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Bass Pro Shops/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. Registration is now open for all events, and the registration deadline for the Sturgeon Bay tournament is close of business Monday, May 6th. Visit northamericanbasscircuit.com for full details.


Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, are set to begin 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.