Professional walleye circuit gearing up for the second tournament of the 2019 season
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Competitive walleye anglers will converge on Green Bay, on May 30-31, at Marinette, Wisconsin, for the second tournament of the 2019 National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s. The tournament circuit features a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback.
The Green Bay event begins Wednesday, May 29, with tournament registration from 2-4 p.m. at Marinette Recreation Center (2501 Pierce Ave., Marinette, WI 54143) 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 the Menekaunee Harbor Park (828 Ogden St., Marinette, WI 54143) and return to the launch each day for weigh-ins at 3 p.m.
Registration for the Green Bay event is already underway. To register, please go online and click on register at NationalWalleyeTour.com. 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.
As always, all NWT events will deliver 100 percent payback. A fully rigged Ranger 1880, plus $15,000 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.
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, Evinrude, Mercury, Lucas Oil, Triton Boats, Power-Pole, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Lowrance, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, Atlas, G-Juice, Powertex Group.
2019 NWT scheduled events:
May 30-31 – Marinette, Wis.
July 25-26 – Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Championship – September 11-13 – Devils Lake, N.D.