Pro walleye tour scheduled to kick off 2016 season in April
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (March 10, 2016) – The Cabela’s National Walleye Tour (NWT) today announced Raymarine, a world leader in high-performance marine electronics, as an official sponsor for 2016. The agreement marks yet another strong addition to the popular pro walleye tour, which kicks off April 21-22 on Lake Erie.
“We’re fortunate to work with and promote some of the strongest brands in the industry,” said NWT Tournament Director Anthony Wright. “Raymarine is a perfect example of that. We’re excited to have the support of such a well-respected company with a rich history in tournament fishing and look forward to building our relationship for years to come.”
Raymarine, a division of FLIR Systems, Inc., is a world leader in high-performance marine electronics for recreational boaters and enthusiast anglers. Raymarine products are engineered to deliver the best in visual navigation information. With a legacy of marine navigation technology spanning over 80 years, Raymarine products are renowned for their ease-of-use, rugged design, and reliability.
“We are excited for the opportunity to connect with more anglers through our partnership with the National Walleye Tour,” said Grégoire Outters Vice President and General Manager for Raymarine and FLIR Maritime. “As we continue to deliver new navigation and sonar solutions for anglers, the NWT is the perfect way to showcase our latest innovations.”
The Cabela’s NWT will begin the 2016 season April 21 on Lake Erie and will include a total of three qualifying events, plus a year-end championship. Official registration for all events will begin in January, both online and by phone. The NWT website offers numerous details on the circuit, including official rules, tournament structure, payout and incentives.
All NWT events will deliver 100 percent payback. A fully rigged Ranger Boat, plus cash, is guaranteed for first place at each event – a minimum total value of $57,000. 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, Fox Sports Net North, Comcast Chicago and the World Fishing Network.
For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or visit the website at www.nationalwalleyetour.com. Information on Raymarine’s marine electronics for anglers can be found at www.raymarine.com
2016 NWT scheduled events:
April 21-22 – Lake Erie (Sandusky, Ohio)
May 26-27 – Lake Winnebago (Oshkosh, Wis.)
June 23-24 – Green Bay (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.)
Championship – August 3-5 – Lake Oahe (Mobridge, S.D.)
About Cabela’s National Walleye Tour
Cabela’s National Walleye Tour events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Lucas Oil, Evinrude, RAM, Mercury, Motor Guide, Jimmy John’s, Minn Kota, Triton Boats, Power-Pole, Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Stratos Boats, Lowrance, Protect the Harvest, BoatU.S., General Tire, SuperClean, Raymarine, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, Atlas, G-Juice, Powertex Group.
Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors. The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.