Rescheduled Sturgeon Bay Open complete with all the prizes and a Ranger boat powered by Mercury is coming up!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! DON’T MISS OUT! Event is Sept 11-12 at Sawyer Park!

The 30th Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament (SBOBT) presented by Mercury and Ranger Boats, originally slated for May 15-16 it was forced to be rescheduled. The event was 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 was transferred to the new dates of September 11-12, 2020.

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 spring dates will automatically have their registration moved to the new dates.

“The SBOBT Committee and NABC 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 September 11-12  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.

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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!


Check out our event schedule page HERE