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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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Brandon Palaniuk

Daunting. Intimidating. Downright scary. Those were some of the words the Bassmaster Elite Series anglers were muttering as they headed into stop number seven of the 2020 campaign at Santee Cooper. Many of the competing anglers had little experience on the two lakes (Marion and Moultrie) and the practice they did have was early in the year with little knowledge gained other than a healthy respect for the boating hazards created by vast stump fields and other navigational challenges. Add…

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NBAA Logo

The National Bass Anglers Association announced today that Lake Chickamauga, in Dayton, TN, will host the 2021 NBAA National Championship.  Well known as a “bucket list lake,” Lake Chickamauga will provide the opportunity of a lifetime for many of the qualified teams who will come from across the country for this premier event on one of the top lakes in the country April 8-10, 2021. Rhea Economic and Tourism Council Inc. will host the national event as anglers travel from…

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