National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s Closes Season on Lake Erie

Over 100 percent payback plus significant boat and engine contingencies available

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (October 6, 2020) – Competitive walleye anglers will converge at Huron, Ohio, October 14-16, for the championship event of the 2020 National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s. The championship will feature some of the country’s best walleye anglers in a pro-am style format and guarantees over 100 percent payback, including three fully rigged Ranger boats.   

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The championship event begins with Tuesday, October 13, with an online meeting. Procedures will be emailed to anglers. Pro- and co-angler pairings will be texted to each angler. Boats will take off from Huron River Boating Access Ramp (41 Cleveland Rd., Huron, OH 44839) each day of competition with weigh-ins set to begin at 3:00 p.m. each day. Spectators are asked to watch live streaming at NationalWalleyeTour.com or download the Outdoor Action app.

The winning pro at the championship will be awarded a fully rigged Ranger 620FS Pro, valued at $75,995 plus $15,000 cash. Second place will be awarded a Ranger 2080MS, outboard and trailer package valued at $64,595. First place for the co angler will be a Ranger VS1882 package valued at $39,000. 

NWT anglers that are Ranger Cup qualified are in for some additional cash as well as upgrades on the prize boat packages.

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 National Walleye Tour includes unmatched television and media coverage, allowing a national audience to watch the action unfold from each event throughout the season. Airing on multiple national and regional networks, the NWT will be seen on the Pursuit Channel, CBS Sports Network, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, Wild TV Canada, and the World Fishing Network. Additionally, NWT has a large digital presence where episodes can be seen 24/7 on Outdoor Action TV, Pursuit UP, Fishing TV, and others; plus all weigh-ins are streamed live on Outdoor Action TV, our website, and social media.  

National Walleye Tour events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Mercury, Lucas Oil, AFTCO, Triton Boats, Power-Pole, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Sunline, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, Atlas, G-Juice, Powertex Group. Special thanks to Fish Huron OH for local their support. 

For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or check out the website at www.nationalwalleyetour.com. From here, site visitors can learn more about the NWT, view the TV schedule and learn more about what’s in store for 2020 season.

2020 NWT scheduled events:

Championship

Oct. 14-16 – Huron, Ohio