NABC and SBOBT Committee Announces The 30th Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament Has Been Postponed/RESCHEDULED.

For Immediate Release (Ponca City, Ok. April 24, 2020)

The Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge Circuit and the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament Committee has stayed in regular contact with Wisconsin officials. Due to the extended “Safer at Home” orders laid out by the executive order of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, we must reschedule the 30th Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament (SBOBT) presented by Mercury and Ranger Boats, slated for May 15-16. The event will be combined with the annual fall event and will be held in Sturgeon Bay out of Sawyer Park. All prizes including early bird registration prizes, a new Ranger boat powered by Mercury Outboard Motor and all entry fees/registrations will be transferred to the new dates of September 11-12, 2020.

The NABC and SBOBT Committee will continue to follow state and local rules while working diligently to keep our anglers, local host communities and staff safe.   A new event fact sheet is on the website reflecting the change in dates and location to Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay.

The new dates are combined with our annual fall event that was scheduled for that time frame but will now expand into a two-day event, with added features and a new location making it a bigger better event for all anglers as well as our host community in Door County.

Teams who previously registered for the May 15-16 event dates will automatically have their registration moved to the new dates. Those that cannot make these new dates may email us at support@northamericanbasschallenge.com  or call the national office to request a refund.

“We do not take moving events lightly.” Stated NABC President Robert Cartlidge. “But the safety of our anglers, their family, the local host communities in which we do business and our staff will always be our first priority.  We know that our anglers and communities put these dates on their calendars long in advance and  moving them disrupts vacation time, lodging, tourism and workflow for not just our anglers in the US and Canada, site hosts, sponsors and staff but for us as a company, it costs us all. Like all of you we are taking this unprecedented situation day by day until it passes.”

“The SBOBT Committee is dedicated to the Sturgeon Bay/Door County area in these difficult times.  We are committed to bring revenue into the community that has made the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament a success for the past 30 years” said SBOBT Committee President Wendy Heim.  “We look forward to seeing the anglers and their families in Sturgeon Bay come September along with the spectators from the Sturgeon Bay area.”

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, Siteline Outdoors 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.

Visit northamericanbasschallenge.com, email, support@northamericanbasschallenge.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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North American Bass Challenge Stage is Set! St Mary’s River, Mosquito Lake, Sturgeon Bay Are You up for the Challenge?

Ponca City, Okla. January 21, 2020 – 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! Book ended 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, OHBig 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 Format100 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, support@northamericanbasschallenge.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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Accept the “Challenge”

What are “Challenge” events?

Premier events of varying formats to suit everyone’s needs for anglers just like YOU!

NO circuits to travel and NO points to track but MUCH fun to be had, memories to be made and BIG prizes to WIN!

In today’s world of WHO wants to be a Pro Fisherman saga that seems to never end and that does not affect most of us as anglers one bit and with so many things at home pulling us in different directions, it is not only hard to fish an entire circuit it can be costly due to travel, prefish, housing, etc., if you want to keep up in the points race. We all love the competition that competitive fishing presents us but more and more anglers just want to have fun, fish a few annual events they can plan, schedule and mange with friends and family AND still have a chance to win BIG at a single event WHILE having FUN. THAT is what North American Bass Challenge is all about a new model on the old adage of “I just want to go fishing!”

These type of events CHALLENGE us! So we have paired up our expertise at running events together with a list of PREMIER events of different types and formats, some of them long established and some brand new events for YOU to fish. BUT all of which payout in a BIG way and all of which there are NO points to track, NO circuit to travel.

Maybe it is a premier team event like the longest running bass tournament in the upper Midwest, the annual Sturgeon Bay Open, with a top prize as a new Ranger Boat for fishing just one event!

We have that as a part of NABC now!!

Maybe it is a annual BIG FISH event, where the biggest bass weighed in during each 2 hour session throughout the day AND the biggest bass overall of the event wins BIG $$ We have those too!

So checkout our schedule page find some events in your area that you want to schedule and tryout and come fish with NABC and WIN BIG!

We CHALLENGE you!

Check out our event schedule page HERE

North American Bass Challenge Kicks Off 2020 With the Historic Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament May 15-16

North American Bass Challenge Kicks Off 2020 With the Historic Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament May 15-16

 Steller Payouts, NO Circuit to Travel, NO Points to Track,

NO Membership Required, Have Fun, WIN BIG!

Ponca City, Okla. December 6, 2019 – With an entirely new format and concept on bass fishing, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge (NABC) will burst onto the scene spring of 2020 with all new format and events anchored by the historic Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament as its first event of the 2020 season.

Wendy Heim, of the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament committee and Pamp’s Outboard Inc., has said how excited she and the rest of the SBOBT board is for this event to find an organization like North American Bass Challenge to take on the SBOBT as a part of its new list of Challenge events. “This has been a great standalone tournament, the first for bass in the Midwest and we look forward to its continued growth with a professional tournament organization like NABC behind it.”

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 2020 Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament. Once again set for its traditional annual weekend after Mother’s Day which is May 15-16 and will continue to feature the aspects anglers have come to expect, including the USA vs Canada competition, the same great 90% payback, a portion of every entry fee goes to SBO committee charities and conservation projects including a new Ranger boat powered by Mercury as the top prize, raffles, prizes and more!

North American Bass Challenge (NABC) falls under the Federation Angler group of fishing companies with nearly 40 years of industry expertise, owner Robert Cartlidge says that the Federation Angler team developed the concept of the North American Bass Challenge to provide anglers with large, standalone premier events of different types and formats, some of them long established, others brand-new competition with opportunity to fish with family and friends and all with the chance to win large payouts and big prizes. “You will see a couple different types of events under the new NABC flag. Cartlidge stated. Including team events like the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament and even Big Fish events and other specialty events that focus on fun for all and annual trips to compete in and win big.”

The North American Bass Challenge is raising the bar with new concepts for anglers – Steller Payouts, No Circuit to Travel or Points to Track, no membership is required to participate, Have Fun, WIN BIG!

The full schedule is not complete yet but events are being planned in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa! The schedule to date with more events TBA is as follows:

  • May 15-16 – Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament – Team tournament format – In conjunction with the SBO committee. Top prize is a new Ranger Boat Powered by Mercury.
  • August 21-22- Sault Ste Marie, MI. – Big Fish Format Check out the website for details coming soon. Largest single fish of the event wins a New Ranger Aluminum series boat, powered by Mercury, GUARANTEED! Cash prizes for the biggest fish caught in each session.
  • Sept 12 – Annual FALL Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament – Team Tournament FormatIn conjunction with the SBO committee.

 

Check out the website northamericanbasschallenge.com for full details.

MORE events are being added, full schedule of events for the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenges will be published soon. With the support of some of the biggest names in the tournament world, like Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, T-H Marine, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, the all new North American Bass Challenge events will look to provide an experience everyone can enjoy.

Based in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Challenge offers something for everyone and all income levels. It is open to anglers from all walks of life, regardless of club or sponsor affiliation. Along with an overall annual payback to anglers well in excess of 100 percent 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.

Visit northamericanbasschallenge.com, email, support@northamericanbasschallenge.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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