February 17, 2011—MINNETONKA, MN—Registration is underway for the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2011 season. Online and by fax or regular mail, competitive anglers are able to sign up for the oldest—and still hottest—trail in team walleye fishing.
More than $1 million in payouts are up for grabs in 2011. First place at MWC qualifying tournaments pays $30,000 (based on full field). Plus, sponsor contingencies add thousands more at each tournament. In addition, teams that fish at least three events enjoy the added financial incentives of competing for a berth in the Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship. The top 45 point-accumulating teams from the 2011 season will be invited to the no-entry-fee, $100,000 2012 World Walleye Championship, to battle for ultimate bragging rights and a $25,000 first-place check. Teams that fish four qualifying tournaments are automatically in the running for the coveted title of MWC Team of the Year, which carries a $13,000 cash award.
Besides a shot at great walleye fishing and big winnings, teams that register for at least three MWC qualifiers before noon (CST) on February 28, 2011 are in line for other perks as well. Considered “MWC Premier Teams,” these “earlybird” entries enjoy convenient installment billing options, priority entry and $9,000 in special contingencies. New this season, teams are allowed to choose any three tournaments—regardless of division—and still accumulate points for the Championship race.
Single-tournament entries—which cost $650 per event—are accepted until midnight (CST) on Sunday the week of each event, although anglers are encouraged to register early to avoid being locked out of a full tournament. Also, a $100 late fee kicks in three weeks prior to the tournament. For the Spring Valley season opener—that’s March 7.
Teams may register by mail, fax, or online. For full details on the schedule, rules, payouts, registration and more visit masterswalleyecircuit.com/Registration.aspx. Or email:[email protected].