Cabela’s National Walleye Tour Wraps Up Season with Championship Event at Devils Lake, North Dakota, Sept. 17-19
Aug 26th, 2015 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Aug 26th, 2015 at 12:00 AM
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (August 25, 2015) – Competitive walleye anglers will converge at Devils Lake, North Dakota, for the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour championship event, Sept. 17-19. The championship event will feature some of the country’s best walleye anglers in a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100% payback, including two-fully rigged Ranger boats.
The championship event begins Wednesday, Sept. 16, with tournament registration from 2-4 p.m. at Graham’s Island State Park (152 South Duncan Dr., Devils Lake, ND) 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 each morning at 7 a.m. from Graham’s Island State Park and return to the park for the weigh-ins each day. After the first two day’s action, the field will be cut to the top 10 pro- and co-anglers. Weigh-ins will start at 3:00 p.m. each day. A mandatory ANS boat inspection is required before pre-fishing. Anglers are asked to visit Ed’s Bait Shop (Hwy 20 South, Devils Lake, ND) to receive the inspection.
The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) will also host a “Future Angler” program for children after Friday’s weigh-in, at approximately 4:30 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 that have fished all three regular season events, in addition to the top points leaders, will qualify for the three-day, entry-fee championship. Two fully rigged Ranger boats are guaranteed for the event. The first-place finisher in the Pro division will take home a new Ranger 619VS Fisherman, plus $15,000 cash for a total prize value of $79,000. In addition, the second-place Pro receives a new Ranger 1880 Angler valued at $44,000. Both figures have the opportunity to go even higher with sponsor contingency. Likewise, the winner of the Co-Angler category will take home $6,000 cash, with the opportunity to nearly double with contingency money thanks to NWT sponsors.
The NWT Angler of the Year Awards, presented by Lucas Oil, is also up for grabs at the championship. The pro- and co-anglers with the most points earned after the championship will be awarded custom rings and paid entry fees for the 2016 season.
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.
The tournament circuit 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 website at www.nationalwalleyetour.com.
2015 NWT scheduled events:
Championship – September 17-19 – Devils Lake (Devils Lake, N.D.)