2014 NBAA Spring Classic Payout Update

2014 NBAA Spring Classic Payout and Tagged Fish Event Information Below

2014 Spring Classic April 22-26


2014 NBAA Championship Payout:

** Note ** Minimum payback will be based on the 80 boat payout

The last few years at the NBAA National Championship the payout has been almost exactly the same.Wwe worked with and followed the lead of the previous owners to amke sure last years was very close. Last couple years it worked out to roughly:

  • $15,000 in cash and prizes per 130 teams, and 1 boat per 130 teams it has varied slightly but basically this has been the payout for at last few years.

  •  With 259 teams at Kentucky lake last year in 2013 the payout was $30, 000 in cash and prizes, plus (2) boats!

  •  This year we are putting MORE on the table for you to fish for! Sign up, get your buddies to sign up and come and get it!

  •  1 Ranger Boat w Evinrude outboard will be awarded for every 80 registered teams.

  •  And $12,000 cash and Prizes for every 80 teams!

  • So just as an example using last year’s numbers (which we know it will be down some this year due to travel but) based on the same 259 teams last year the payout WOULD be (3) ranger boats and $36,000 in cash and prizes over $90,000 value total!!

  • Actual payout will be based on the final number of teams but the potential is there! We will put the money up if You will come and get it!


Tagged Fish Event! 

Executive Director of the Grand Lake Associations Inc.’s Tad Jones had this to say about the upcoming 2014 NBAA Spring Classic, “We are excited that our NBAA National Championship on Grand Lake in Oklahoma is right around the corner.”

As you might know, Grand Lake is hosting the Grand Lake Extravaganza, which will have 500 tagged bass with prizes from $50 up to a chance at$250,000 ANYTIME from April 1-May 18th. There is a $20 entry fee to register for this event. All our anglers can participate in this event during our tournament and directions for culling any tagged bass you catch will be presented at our registration meeting.

We are asking all our anglers that would like to participate in the Grand Lake Extravaganza to please go ahead and register online before our NBAA registration event at Indigo Sky Casino to help speed up our process at the meeting. You can CLICK HERE to view the site and to register online.

Everyone that is registered for the Grand Lake Extravaganza will be able to get their event badges at our NBAA Registration meeting.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Grand Lake.

Ranger Releases the VS1780 Aluminum Deep V

New for 2014: rangervs1780

 Ranger Releases the VS1780 Aluminum Deep V


New design brings Ranger quality and aluminum accessibility to multi-species anglers nationwide.

Ranger’s acclaimed roster of aluminum bass, crappie and multipurpose boats continue to be one of the industry’s best-selling product lines as the brand’s strong heritage, quality construction and innovative design resonates with boat buyers. This year, Ranger Boats is poised to introduce another category to the most sought-after aluminum boats on the water, the all-new Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series.

With more models planned for introduction in the coming year, the new Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series will deliver feature-laden boats complete with a solid, all-welded aluminum hull constructed without the use of any wood components. Upright, level foam flotation adds even more confidence, stability, and security to this ultra-quiet design, as proven with the new VS1780.

“We’ve incorporated so many key elements we’ve learned and developed in our years of building the most popular and best-performing multispecies fiberglass boats into the new Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series,” said Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper. “The 1780, in particular, features a solid, one-piece feel and the peace of mind that comes with quality construction and attention to detail – all starting at under $20,000 in some configurations.”

Measuring 17 feet, 8 inches with a 96-inch beam, the Ranger Aluminum VS1780 is rated for outboards ranging in horsepower from 90-135. Equipped with a 24-gallon fuel tank, the boat offers plenty of fishing space on its expansive front deck as well as the ability to accommodate kicker motors.

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Come Join Us at the Grand Rapids, MI Ultimate Sport Show March 20-23!

Come check out what’s new in 2014 for the NBAA! We will be in booth 2018 on March 20th through the 23rd, at the Ultimate Sports Show in Grand Rapids, MI. Please come renew your 2014 membership, talk to fellow NBAA members or Directors, and check out the increased Payouts for 2014, the State Championship Format, and all the other vendors at the show! If you would like to volunteer to work the booth:

Please contact Doug Scott: Doug@nbaa-bass.com. 

T-H Marine Continues Sponsorship of MWC, NABC & NBAA

thmarine logo2Ponca City, Okla. – January 31, 2014 Federation properties management team announced today the Alabama based, T-H Marine, will continue its sponsor partnership in 2014 with the Cabela’s Master’s Walleye Circuit (MWC), the North American Bass Circuit (NABC), and the National Bass Anglers Association (NBAA). T-H Marine has an extensive list of products with both its G-Juice and Oxygenator systems leading the industry with their unmatched conservation efforts.
“T-H Marine is excited to be on board with these great tournament trails for the 2014 season and beyond,” T-H Marine Public Relations and Marketing Specialist, Grant Stewart, said. “G-Juice and the Oxygenator system is the ultimate combination to keep fish alive longer in the livewell and to ensure a healthy release after the tournament. We have a long standing commitment and are proud to be contributing to the conservation of our nation’s fisheries.”

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2013 NBAA Angler of the Year and Super Big Bass Winners Announced!

2014 NBAA Angler of the Year prizes – All prizes will be mailed to the winner’s home address.

Following what was done in 2013 at the Novi show, we awarded the National Angler of the year title to the top overall angler who for 2014 is

NBAA Angler of the year,   Mr. Jason Willbur with 864 points!  Jason has won a new Power Pole shallow water anchor system!

Jason Willbur is your 2013 NBAA Angler of the Year!

Jason Willbur is your 2013 NBAA Angler of the Year!

As was also done in the past, we put the top 15 in each AOY group and drew a name for the prize. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 NBAA Fact Sheet!

Based on requests from last season, we have made a few changes for the NBAA moving forward in 2014. The biggest change was increasing payouts for ALL divisions!  Also we added State Championships in the Fall, and the top finishing 10% of each state championship will advance to a true National Championship, with a PAID travel stipend to help offset the cost of traveling!. You can view new changes by clicking the following text: 2014 NBAA QUICK FACT SHEET or reading the information below! Payouts are broken down by clicking the following text: NBAA DIRECTORS 2014 PACKET



  • State Championship IN EVERY STATE we have a NBAA division IN 2014
  • State Championships means funds raised in every state stay in THAT state!
  • Top 10% of each State Championship tournament advance to a TRUE 2015 National Championship, WITH a travel stipend to help offset the cost of travel expenses to the Nation Championship!
  • Overtime, One on One and Weekend Division Ramp Payouts increased! Read the rest of this entry »

MinnKota/Humminbird Continues Sponsor Partnership with the 2014 National Bass Angler’s Association



Ponca City, Okla. – January 13, 2014 The National Bass Angler’s Association, (NBAA) is excited to announce the sponsor renewal of Minn Kota/Humminbird for the 2014 season.  2014 marks Minn Kota’s 80th year in the industry and NBAA is proud to be sponsored by the time-tested leader in trolling motor development.  MinnKota/Humminbird has been committed to innovation, cutting-edge technology and the fishing community for years and NBAA looks forward to another one by their side. Read the rest of this entry »

Visit the NBAA Booth at the Novi Ultimate Fishing Show! Jan 9-12!

The NBAA will be at booth 2202 at this year’s Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi, MI from January 9-12th! Pete Lusis and Doug Scott will be manning the booth with countless other NBAA members who volunteered. We will be holding our 2013 NBAA Angler of the Year Drawings on Saturday at the show! The Drawing is at 3:00 pm Sat. Jan. 11th at the HAWG tank stage, west side of the building. Please visit the NBAA Booth at the show for more information! Also we are excited to announce some changes for 2014, to include higher at the ramp payouts! Also this year the unveiling of State Championship Tournaments! Please stop by booth 2202 to pick up your 2014 NBAA Fact Sheet, and renew your membership for 2014!

Lucky Craft Continues Sponsor Partnership with the 2014 National Bass Angler’s Association

LuckyCraftOval3DLogoPonca City, Okla. – January 7, 2014 The National Bass Angler’s Association, (NBAA) is excited to announce the continued support of Lucky Craft for the 2014 season.  Lucky Craft, Inc., is quickly becoming the leader in US bait production with lures like the Pointer, Sammy and other high performance lures.  Lucky Craft is a top choice for professional anglers and anglers of all levels.  The craftsmen at Lucky Craft continue to produce the finest quality of manufactured lures, and they’re always developing and testing new and advanced baits. Read the rest of this entry »

Cabela’s Announces Plans for Bowling Green, Ky., Cabela’s Outpost Store

CabelasCabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB), the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today plans to open a 42,000-square-foot Cabela’s Outpost store in Bowling Green, Ky.

The store will be Cabela’s second in Kentucky – joining the Louisville location – and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014. It will be located at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Ken Bale Boulevard near Sam’s Club. Read the rest of this entry »

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