CABELA’S NATIONAL WALLEYE TOUR OPENS 2014 SEASON ON DETROIT RIVER, APRIL 25-26
Apr 15th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Apr 15th, 2014 at 12:00 AM
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (April 15, 2014) – Competitive walleye anglers will converge on the Detroit River at Trenton, Mich., as the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour kicks off their 2014 season, April 25-26. Coming off an incredibly popular inaugural season and featuring a pro-am style format, the tournament circuit will include a total of three regular-season events with a year-end championship.
The Detroit River event begins Thursday, April 24, with tournament registration from 2-4 p.m. at Cabela’s in Dundee (110 Cabela’s Blvd. E., Dundee, MI 48131) with a mandatory pre-tournament meeting set to start at 5:00 p.m. Pro and co-angler pairings will be announced at the pre-tournament meeting.
Anglers will launch Friday and Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. from Elizabeth Park (Jefferson St., Trenton, MI 48183) and return to the park at 3:00 p.m. for the weigh-ins each day.
The National Professional Anglers Association will also host a NPAA “Future Angler” program for children after Saturday’s weigh-in, at approximately 4:15 p.m., featuring an educational seminar and training for youth from top-notch NPAA members. The youth-orientated event will include a “Free” rod/reel combo or “Future Pro” t-shirt for the first 100 children who attend the educational program. The event will take place on Sunday in the event of any weather cancellations on Saturday.
Anglers who are participating in any of the numerous contingency prize programs are encouraged to submit all pertinent information before the event to remain eligible for any potential bonus money. To check status, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 prior to the event.
Each NWT tournament features over 100% payback. A fully rigged Ranger Boat, plus cash, is guaranteed for first place at each event – a total value of $57,000. Anglers that fish all three regular season events, in addition to the top points leaders, will qualify for the three day, entry-fee championship.
The tournament circuit also includes unprecedented television and media coverage, allowing a national audience to watch the action unfold from each event throughout the season. Airing on multiple networks, the National Walleye Tour will be seen on World Fishing Network, and Pursuit Channel, as well as the NBC Sports Network.
For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or 501-317-7548 or check out the new website at www.nationalwalleyetour.com. From here, site visitors can register for events, view the contingency programs and TV schedule and learn more about what’s in-store for 2014.
2014 Remaining Scheduled Events
– April 25-26 – Trenton, Mich. – Detroit River
– June 27-28 – Mobridge, S.D. – Missouri River/Lake Oahe
– August 29-30 – Escanaba, Mich. – Bays de Noc
Championship – September 18-20 – Oshkosh, Wis. – Lake Winnebago