Ponca City, Okla.—May 9, 2017—A big-water, big-walleye showdown is expected when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit descends upon the legendary waters of Green Bay May 19-20 for the trail’s fourth qualifying tournament of the season.
Presented by Lowe Equipment Attachments, the two-day event is based in the city of Green Bay, with launches and weigh-ins held bayside at Green Bay Metro Park. With the world-class walleye fishery of Green Bay and the Fox River below the DePere Dam in play, heavy baskets and exciting tournament action are expected as anglers clash for thousands in cash and prizes.
The Cabela’s MWC’s lucrative payout schedule is based on the number of teams entered in each event. The MWC Big Fish Pot, MWC option pot payouts, and sponsor bonuses including Ranger Cup, Lowrance Electronics, Okuma and AirWave add thousands more to the total. Plus, the first-place team will win a $1,000 Cabela’s National Team Championship Prize Package including paid 2018 NTC entry, travel stipend, team jerseys and plaques. Such winnings add up in a hurry. At the 2016 Green Bay MWC qualifier, for example, winners Buck Gehm and Louie Apitz claimed more than $14,680 in cash and prizes.
Weigh-ins are free, open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. As a bonus to budding tournament fans, the Cabela’s MWC and National Professional Anglers Association will present a Youth & Family Fishing Clinic immediately after the day-one weigh-in. The first 50 youths will receive rod-and-reel combos courtesy of the NPAA.
Along with great payouts at each MWC event, teams fishing three or more tournaments in 2017 will battle for coveted berths in the 2018 Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship, set for October 2018 on Lake Michigan’s Bays de Noc out of Escanaba, Michigan. Teams fishing at least four qualifiers compete for Team of the Year awards, including a $10,000 sponsorship package and thousands more in cash and Cabela’s Cash cards, as well as fully paid entries into a full season of great walleye action.
As an added bonus, presenting sponsor Lowe Equipment Attachments offers all Cabela’s MWC anglers a 25 percent discount off the MSRP on all its auger, trenching and grapple products in 2017 available through Midwest Attachments, LLC. For information on that program, visit masterswalleyecircuit.com/tournaments/contingencies.
Under the umbrella of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Cabela’s MWC is open to avid walleye anglers from all walks of life. Deadline to register for the Green Bay tournament is Monday, May 15 at 4 p.m.
The 2017 schedule includes seven qualifiers in five states on a diverse selection of rivers, inland lakes and Great Lakes fisheries representing North America’s top walleye destinations.
Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in its 16th season as title sponsor of the MWC. Official sponsors include: Lowe Equipment Attachments, Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats and The Walleye Federation. Associate sponsors include: AirWave Pedestals, Bagley Baits, Church Tackle, G-Juice, MotorGuide and Okuma. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (580) 765-9031.