Professional walleye circuit gearing up for 2015 season
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (April 14, 2015) – Mustang Survival, a leading manufacturer of marine safety and extreme climate protection products, has renewed its partnership with the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (NWT) as an official sponsor for the 2015 season. The renewal was finalized as the NWT prepares for the upcoming season, scheduled to kick-off May 7 on the Mississippi River.
“We take NWT events to some of the biggest water in the country and routinely face adverse conditions,” said NWT Tournament Director Anthony Wright. “Angler safety is always priority one and it’s why we’re so proud of our partnership with Mustang Survival. Their products are innovative and well known for quality, plus many of their PFDs are designed specifically for anglers.”
Established in 1967, Mustang Survival has been designing and manufacturing lifesaving solutions for more than 45 years. Through constant innovation and application of new technologies, Mustang Survival is the leading supplier of quality flotation and personal protective equipment to the most demanding maritime and aviation customers including the Coast Guard, law enforcement, water rescue teams, fighter pilots, commercial mariners and recreational boaters.
“We’re proud to be a part of the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour,” said Shannon Ward, director of business development and marketing at Mustang Survival. “It’s a great platform to interact with anglers that use our products each and every day on the water. Their feedback is vital to driving our product development and improving our line of safety solutions. We’re looking forward to kicking off the 2015 season in May.”
The National Walleye Tour will begin the 2015 season May 7 at Lake City, Minnesota, and will include a total of three qualifying events, plus a year-end championship. Official registration for all events is already underway, both online and by phone. The NWT website offers numerous details on the circuit, including official rules, tournament structure, payout and incentives.
All 2015 NWT events feature 100% payback. A fully rigged Ranger Boat, plus cash, is guaranteed for first place at each event – a minimum total value of $61,000. Multiple contingency programs are available for even higher payout. 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 Cabela’s National Walleye Tour also includes unmatched television and media coverage, allowing a national audience to watch the action unfold from each event throughout the season. Airing on multiple networks, the NWT will be seen on the Pursuit Channel, NBC Sports Network and Fox Sports Net North.
For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or visit the website at www.nationalwalleyetour.com. From here, site visitors can register for events, view the TV schedule and learn more about what’s in-store for 2015.
2015 NWT scheduled events:
May 7-8 – Mississippi River (Lake City, Minn.)
June 12-13 – Leech Lake (Walker, Minn.)
July 24-25 – Green Bay (Green Bay, Wis.)
Championship – September 17-19 – Devils Lake (Devils Lake, N.D.)