NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – The Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (NWT) recently announced the 2016 schedule, which includes three regular-season events and a championship, all nationally televised and taking place on some of the country’s premier walleye fisheries.
The regular season kicks off April 21-22, 2016, on Lake Erie, a fishery known for big water and even bigger walleye. The highly anticipated opener will be based out of Sandusky, Ohio, and should feature some of the biggest weights of the year. The NWT will then move to Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on May 26-27, before heading to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, on June 23-24 for the final regular-season event. In August, the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour will visit famed Lake Oahe in Mobridge, South Dakota, for the NWT 2016 Tour Championship. Official registration for the 2016 season will begin in January, both online and by phone.
New for 2016, all NWT events will feature a Friday finish. The change from the traditional Saturday conclusion was a popular request among anglers and will apply to regular season events as well as the championship.
As always, all NWT events will deliver 100% payback. A fully rigged Ranger Boat, plus cash, is guaranteed for first place at each event – a minimum total value of $57,000. Multiple contingency programs are available for even higher payout. 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 also 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, NBC Sports Network, Fox Sports Net North, Comcast Chicago and the World Fishing Network.
For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or visit the website at www.nationalwalleyetour.com.
2016 NWT scheduled events:
April 21-22 – Lake Erie (Sandusky, Ohio)
May 26-27 – Lake Winnebago (Oshkosh, Wis.)
June 23-24 – Green Bay (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.)
Championship – August 3-5 – Lake Oahe (Mobridge, S.D.)