Professional walleye circuit gearing up for the third tournament of the 2018 season
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (July 9, 2018) – Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Devils Lake in North Dakota, July 26-27 for the third regular-season event of the 2018 Cabela’s National Walleye Tour. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback.
The Devils Lake event begins Wednesday, July 26, 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 Thursday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. from Graham’s Island State Park with anglers returning to the park for weigh-ins each day. Before pre-fishing at Devils Lake, an ANS inspection is required. Anglers can get inspected at Newby’s Ace Hardware, located in the City Plaza on Highway 2 west.
Registration for the Devils Lake event is already underway. To register, please go online and click on register. All anglers that register online will be entered in to a drawing for a $100 Cabela’s gift card.
The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) will also host a “Future Angler” program for children after Friday’s weigh-in, approximately at 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 150 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 at registration to remain eligible for any potential bonus money.
As always, all NWT events will deliver 100 percent payback. A fully rigged Ranger 1880, plus cash, is guaranteed for first place at each event – a minimum total value of $61,000. First-place also offers potential boat and motor upgrades. 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 Cabela’s National Walleye Tour includes unmatched television and media coverage, allowing a national audience to watch the action unfold from each event throughout the season. Airing on multiple networks, the NWT will be seen on the Pursuit Channel, CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports Net North, Comcast Chicago SportsNet, WildTV Canada and the World Fishing 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 for2018.
2018 NWT scheduled events:
July 26-27 – Devils Lake (Devils Lake, N.D.)
Championship – September 5-7 – Lake of the Woods (Baudette, Minn.)