NBAA 2014 National Championship Recap


 A special thanks goes out to all participants, families (both present and at home) for coming and supporting the 2014 NBAA National Championship! The event was held on Grand Lake, OK by the City of Grove, OK in partnership with Grand Lake Association, and Indigo Sky Casino. All we can continue to say is THANK YOU for your continued support!
This National Championship event had a new format voted on by the anglers! We gave the anglers their choice to fish black and blue or everyone fish all three days this year 100% voted to fish all three days! So it was a shootout!   Even with a small field, the NBAA gave out over $36,000 in cash and prizes! The anglers also decided to pay the Top 3 Places Day 1 and Day 2, along with a daily big fish pot ($330 daily), with an overall tournament big bass to revived a $200 Cabela’s Gift Card! There was also over $36,000 in cash and prizes to be awarded for this event including a new Ranger RT178 Boat with Evinrude outboard and MInn-Kota Trolling Motor!  Also in the event there was 5 tagged fish weighed in!! No big money fish, but most were $50-$100 gift certificates to local restaurants/casinos!

**National Championship Final Results Click Here!!**

**National Championship Pictures Click Here!!**

Coming in 1st Place Overall with a 3 day total of 60 pounds 2 ounces was Jason and Jennifer Willbur! They walked away with Day 1 first place ($500), a new RT178 Ranger boat with a Minn-Kota Trolling motor, and powered by a Evinrude E-Tec Motor! For a complete first place package worth over $18,000.00
They also recived a $500 PAID entry to fish the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuits North divisions first event May 10th on Sturgeon Bay  where a 1st place win there could net them 
OVER $10,000.00 CASH !!

2014 NBAA National Champions

Coming in at 2nd Place, also with Day 2 big fish, and biggest weight of day 2 ($830 total winnings for day 2) with a 3 day total of 58 pounds 15 ounces, Brian Doyle and Josh Kolodzaike!

2nd Place

3rd Place went to Chris and Vaughn Capasso with a 3 day total weight of 56 Pounds 11 ounces!

3rd Place

Big Fish Overall went to Jim and Tom Wendt, with a 6 pound 6 ounce beauty! That fish also won them big fish for Day 1, and won them $530 overall!

Big Bass WInners

Here is a group photo of the top 10 finishers! Thanks again to all the anglers who made this event a success!

Top 10


Once again a big thank you to Grove, OK, Grand Lake Association and Indigo Sky Casino for being such a great host for the event, and to our anglers!

Grand Lake IndigoSkyCasino Oklahoma Travel Info

Day 3 Live Stream of the 2014 NBAA National Championship starts at 2:55 CST

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Day 2 Live Stream of the 2014 NBAA National Championship starts at 2:55 CST

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Day 1 Live Stream of the 2014 NBAA National Championship starts at 2:55 CST

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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: 

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 »

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