The National Walleye Tour is proud to have the best sponsors in the industry for our tournaments. Join us in support and follow the links below for more information from each of our partner companies.
Bass Pro Shops – bassproshops.com
Founded in 1972 by avid young angler Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, with 100 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across North America. Johnny started the business with eight-square-feet of space in the back of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Mo., the company’s sole location for the first 13 years of business.
Johnny’s passion for the outdoors and his feel for the products and shopping experiences desired by outdoor enthusiasts helped transform the industry. Bass Pro Shops locations are more than just stores — they are true destination experiences that draw more than 120 million visitors annually. Each location is heavily customized to reflect the character of the region. In addition to giant aquariums teeming with live fish and extensive wildlife mounts and dioramas, many locations feature unique restaurants and ocean-themed bowling alleys.
Cabela’s – cabelas.com
When Dick Cabela returned home to Chappell, Nebraska with a box of hand-tied flies purchased during a furniture-buying trip to Chicago, he placed a classified ad in the October 1961 issue of Sports Afield Magazine reading, “FREE Introductory offer! 5 hand tied Flies . . . . 25c Postage. . . . Handling. Flies. Box 672, Chappel, Nebraska.” Orders have been pouring in ever since.
Dick’s his mindset of quality products and service delivered with honesty, integrity and respect provided the foundation for Cabela’s to succeed on. Now developed into the world’s foremost OMNI-channel outdoor retailer, with stores across the U.S. and Canada and a direct business reaching across six continents, these values hold as true today as they did in 1961.
Cabela’s strong foundation continues through passionate outfitters who are expert bass anglers as well, making them an ideal partner with the Texas Team Trail. Their experience in bass fishing results in an assortment of exceptional products, along with relevant knowledge that catches you more fish at an excellent value that keeps you on the water longer.
Ranger Boats – rangerboats.com
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger® Boats is the nation’s largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play and saltwater boats. Two additional series of mod vee aluminum boats are designed for anglers and waterfowl hunters alike. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger® Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. From a humble start of only 6 boats that first year, Ranger has grown into an internationally known household name. It’s the boat of choice for NASCAR, Cabela’s, the National Walleye Tour and countless other tournament trails and leading organizations around the world. For more information, go to rangerboats.com.
Triton Boats – tritonboats.com
Triton is proud of the way their boats look, but believe it’s what’s inside that really counts. Triton boats feature some fo the most advanced designs, materials, construction methods and safety engineering in the entire fishing boat industry.
Evinrude – evinrude.com
Whether your motorboat is brand new or has been around the lake a few times, powering with a low maintenance, hassle-free Evinrude E-TEC boat engine will give you more of you what you want. Quality boating time on the water.
Mercury – mercurymarine.com
At Mercury Marine, we understand why you love being on the water. And that’s why we do what we do: engineer, build, and provide the best marine power in the world. Since 1939, our passion for quality, performance, and value has been matched only by our customers. Powering boats is what we do – it’s all we do – and we do it better than anybody else. Because boating is what you do. So we strive to make your experience better in every way we can.
Power-Pole – power-pole.com
Sport fishing requires the ability to stop your boat and work an area quickly and quietly as you spot or catch your fish. With the Power-Pole® shallow water anchor’s advanced technology you can stop your boat quickly and quietly with the touch of a button and keep your boat securely in place, even in heavy wind and current. A Power-Pole anchor is also eco-friendly and causes no damage to the environment. The Power-Pole patented design achieves an amazing balance of strength and flexibility. This allows you to apply maximum anchoring force as soon as the spike hits the bottom, for immediate stopping power without damage to the anchor or transom.
Read more here at www.power-pole.com.
Lowrance – lowrance.com
Lowrance manufactures marine electronics such as fishfinders and GPS electronics for consumer sport fishing, boating, aviation, automotive and outdoors recreation markets. Lowrance produces some of the finest marine electronics, with everything from fishfinders, chartplotters, radar, networking, gauges and more. Discover the amazing accuracy, capability and flexibility of the Lowrance Outdoor GPS products for hunting, fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and more at the Lowrance website.
TH Marine – thmarine.com
T-H Marine produces thousands of products in many categories, including outboard motor mounts, outboard tilt and trim, access hatches, deck plates, lid locks, deck hardware, livewell aeration, plumbing fittings, battery trays, fishing rod holders, boat lights, rigging accessories, trolling motor accessories, pontoon boat parts, and general boat accessories.
Berkley – berkley-fishing.com
You have a passion for the sport. And so do we. That’s what’s made us the world’s leading fishing tackle company. Passion. Berkley is the premium brand of fishing tackle that fuels your passion for fishing, offering the broadest array of innovative solutions developed by anglers who share your commitment to the sport.
Abu Garcia – abugarcia.com
For generations, anglers the world over have put their trust in Abu Garcia for tackle that stands their toughest tests. It’s a trust that’s been earned by building products right the first time, and making them even better time after time.
We refuse to compromise on how we design, build and perfect Abu Garcia precision equipment. That’s why decades of experience and obsession for detail are the hallmarks of Abu Garcia.
Just as generation after generation of Swedish craftsmen designed our products for superior performance, we continue to design cutting edge fishing equipment with our heritage in mind so generation after generation of anglers will enjoy the fruits of our labor and the thrill of the sport.