Last chance to register for Oconto MWC is July 5th
Jul 4th, 2016 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jul 4th, 2016 at 12:00 AM
Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Heads
For Big-Water Walleye Bonanza On Green Bay
Presented By Lowe
Ponca City, Okla.-June 29, 2016-Great walleye action and a chance to win thousands in cash and prizes await anglers when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit returns to Oconto, Wisconsin, July 8-9 for a regular season qualifying tournament on the world-class walleye waters of Green Bay.
In fact, the event offers two-person teams a shot at more than $2,000 in extra prizes over and above the Circuit’s already lucrative payout schedule, which is based on the number of teams entered in each event and consistently tops 100 percent each season.
Presenting sponsor Lowe Equipment Attachments has donated a complete 750 auger attachment package with drive unit, 12-inch diameter auger, mounting accessories and hose kit valued at $2,181. Plus, the MWC Big Fish Pot and MWC side pot payouts, along with sponsor bonuses including Ranger Cup, Abu Garcia, Lowrance Electronics and Okuma add thousands more to the total. As an added incentive, the first-place team will win a $1,000 Cabela’s National Team Championship Prize Package including paid NTC entry, travel stipend, team jerseys and plaques.
Cabela’s MWC qualifiers serve as “State Championship Events.” All teams fishing the event are eligible for the State Champions title in that state, and any event with more than 10 teams registered from any state where the MWC is not holding a qualifier that year will offer a State Champions title for that state as well. Besides bragging rights, state champions earn, at minimum, custom state champions’ prizes and awards, a berth in the Cabela’s NTC and a spot on the MWC website’s Wall of Fame.
Launching from Breakwater Park, the event offers two-person teams two full days of competition. Teams will be allowed to weigh five fish measuring 15 inches and over each day, and the team with the heaviest two-day total weight will be crowned tournament champions.
Walleye fans of all ages are invited to the weigh-ins, which begin at 3 p.m. daily at Breakwater Park. As a bonus to budding tournament fans, the Cabela’s MWC, National Professional Anglers Association and Pure Fishing will present a Youth & Family Fishing Clinic immediately after the day-one weigh-in. The first 50 youths will receive rod and reel combos courtesy of the NPAA.
Along with great payouts at each event, teams fishing three or more 2016 tournaments battle for berths in the 2017 Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship, set for September on Minnesota’s Cass Lake out of Stony Point Resort. Teams fishing at least four qualifiers compete for Team of the Year awards, including thousands in cash and Cabela’s Cash cards, as well as paid entries into a full season of great walleye action.
Under the umbrella of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Cabela’s MWC is open to avid walleye anglers from all walks of life. In all, the 2016 schedule includes seven qualifiers in six states on a diverse selection of the Walleye Belt’s finest rivers, inland lakes and big-water fisheries. Deadline to register for the Green Bay tournament is Tuesday, July 5.
Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in its 15th season as title sponsor of the MWC. Official sponsors include: Berkley Gulp!, Abu Garcia, Lowe Equipment Attachments, Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats and The Walleye Federation. Associate sponsors include: AirWave Pedestals, G-Juice, MotorGuide and Okuma. For more information, visit masterswalleyecircuit.com, email [email protected]
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