SRINGFIELD, Mo. – The National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s will host its season opener on Green Bay at Oconto, Wisconsin, July 23-24. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback.
The Oconto event will take place at Oconto Breakwater & Park (1301 Harbor Rd., Oconto, WI 54153). Registration/Check-In will take place online with a mandatory pre-tournament meeting set to start at 5:00 p.m. via Live Coverage at nationalwalleyetour.com. Pro- and co-angler pairings will be announced at the pre-tournament meeting and will be texted to each angler.
Anglers will launch Thursday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. from the park and return to the launch for weigh-in at 3 p.m. Spectators will not be allowed at this event.
Anglers who are participating in any of the numerous contingency prize programs are encouraged to submit all pertinent information when you check in online to remain eligible for any potential bonus money.
As always, all NWT events will deliver 100 percent payback. New for 2020 – A fully rigged Ranger 2080MS with a Mercury 250, plus cash, is guaranteed for first place at each event – a minimum total value of $78,000. 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 National Walleye Tour includes unmatched television and media coverage, allowing a national audience to watch the action unfold from each eventthroughout the season. Airing on multiple national and regional networks, the NWT will be seen on the Pursuit Channel, CBS Sports Network, NBC SportsNet Chicago, Wild TV Canada, and the World Fishing Network. Additionally, NWT has a large digital presence where episodes can be seen 24×7 on Outdoor Action TV, Pursuit UP, Fishing TV, and others; plus all weigh-ins are streamed live on Outdoor Action TV, our website, and social media.
National Walleye Tour events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Mercury, Lucas Oil, AFTCO, Triton Boats, Power-Pole, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Sunline, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, Atlas, G-Juice, Powertex Group.
For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or check out the website at www.nationalwalleyetour.com. From here, site visitors can learn more about the NWT, view the TV schedule and learn more about what’s in store for 2020 season.
2020 NWT scheduled events:
July 23-24 – Oconto, Wis.
Aug. 13-14 – Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Sept. 10-11 – Garrison, N.D.
Oct. 14-16 – Huron, Ohio