Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Lake Erie at Port Clinton, as the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour continues their inaugural season on June 14-15. Featuring a pro-am style format, the all-new tournament circuit will include a total of three regular-season events with a year-end championship.
The Port Clinton event begins on Thursday, June 13, with tournament registration from 2-4 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at 821 Jefferson St., Port Clinton, with a mandatory pre-tournament meeting set to start at 5 p.m. Pro and co-angler pairings will be announced at the pre-tournament meeting.
Anglers will launch at safe light from West Harbor County Launch, 1955 Catawba Rd., Port Clinton, and return to Waterworks Park, East Perry Street (SR 163) at Jefferson St., Port Clinton, for the weigh-ins each day. Weigh-in will start at 3:00 p.m. each day.
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 $57,000. Anglers that fish all three regular season events and the top points leaders will qualify for the three day, entry-fee Championship.
The new 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 World Fishing Network and Pursuit Channel, as well as on the new NBC Sports Network.
For more details and TV schedule, check out the new website at www.nationalwalleyetour.com.
2013 Scheduled Events
- June 14-15 - Port Clinton, Ohio – Lake Erie
- July 26-27 - Sturgeon Bay, Wis. – Green Bay
- Championship – September 19-21 – Devils Lake, N.D. – Devils Lake