Professional walleye circuit gearing up for the second tournament of the 2018 season
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (May 29, 2018) – Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Saginaw Bay at Bay City, Michigan, June 14-15 for the second 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 Saginaw Bay event begins Wednesday, June 13, with tournament registration from 2-4 p.m. at Bay County Community (800 John F. Kennedy Dr., Bay City, MI 48706) 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 Veteran’s Memorial Park (John F. Kennedy Dr., Bay City, MI) with the weigh-in located at Wenonah Park (111 Center Ave., Bay City, MI 48708).
Registration for the Saginaw Bay 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.
During each day of competition, Triton Boats and Mercury Marine are offering free demo rides in the acclaimed 216 Fishhunter. The demo rides will take off from the boat launch.
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.
The NWT would like to thank the Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau for their assistance with putting together this event.
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, NBC SportsNet Chicago 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 for 2018.
2018 NWT scheduled events:
June 14-15 – Saginaw Bay (Bay City, Mich.)
July 26-27 – Devils Lake (Devils Lake, N.D.)
Championship – September 5-7 – Lake of the Woods (Baudette, Minn.)