Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Opens Season at Lake City, Minnesota, May 7-8
Apr 30th, 2015 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Apr 30th, 2015 at 12:00 AM
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (April 29, 2015) – Competitive walleye anglers will converge on the Mississippi River, May 7-8, at Lake City, Minnesota for the season-opening event of the 2015 Cabela’s National Walleye Tour. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100% payback.
The Lake City event begins Wednesday, May 6, with tournament registration from 2-4 p.m. at Lake City Sportsman’s Club (2200 S. Oak St., Lake City, MN 55041) 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 Thursday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. from the Lake City Marina (201 S. Franklin St., Lake City, MN 55041) and return to the marina for weigh-ins at 3 p.m.
The last day for anglers to register for the NWT Lake City event is Monday, May 4. To register, anglers can call 612-424-0708.
The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) will also host a “Future Angler” program for children after Friday’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.
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 $61,000. 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 FOX Sports, 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 for2015.
2015 NWT scheduled events:
May 8-9 – Mississippi River (Lake City, Minn.)
June 12-13 – Leech Lake (Walker, Minn.)
July 24-25 – Green Bay (Green Bay, Wis.)
Championship – September 17-19 – Devils Lake (Devils Lake, N.D.)