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Bill Lowen with Trophy

Veteran Yamaha Pro Bill Lowen weighed in 20 pounds, 11 ounces on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Pickwick Lake to capture first place with a four-day total of 83 pounds, 5 ounces. The victory marks the first B.A.S.S.® win for the angler from Brookville, Ind. The Xpress Boats Pro’s performance led him the first-place prize of $102,000. The only competitor to break 20 pounds three of the four days, Lowen placed third on Day 1 with…

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The new format and concept on bass fishing, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge (NABC) bring together some of the best premier events for anglers everywhere. Multiple events anchored by the historic 31st Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament May 14-15, 2021. In addition to the same stellar payouts the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament (SBOBT) has always had, and the all-new and bigger Ranger RT 198 with Mercury 150hp outboard up as the top prize…

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NABC Logo Updated

The new format and concept on bass fishing, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge (NABC) bring together some of the best premier events for anglers everywhere. Multiple events anchored by the historic 31st Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament May 14-15, 2021. NABC Challenge events will vary in format and location but all will be premier events building on the success of proven models. Such is the case with the 2021 Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament.…

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Anglers Compete in Santa Tournament

‘Twas 13 days until Christmas, on Lake Norman they met, hundreds of Santas with a world record to set. They rode upon boats instead of old sleds while visions of big bass danced in their heads. The Ugly Stik World’s Largest Santa Claus Bass Tournament lived up to its name, drawing 298 anglers to compete in a one-day bass fishing tournament dressed as the fabled Christmas icon. The event, sponsored by famed fishing rod maker Ugly Stik, took place on…

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Anglers in Santa Suits

Scott Hamrick of Denver, N.C., and Roger Hoover of Mooresville, N.C., brought a five-fish limit to the scales weighing 15.07 pounds to win The Ugly Stik World’s Largest Santa Claus Bass Tournament on Lake Norman. The event, sponsored by legendary rod maker Ugly Stik and operated by Fishers of Men, set a world record for the largest bass tournament contested by anglers competing in Santa Claus suits with 298 competitors. With the win, Hamrick and Hoover took home the guaranteed…

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