Sponsor list continues to grow for all-new professional walleye circuit 

The all-new Cabela’s National Walleye Tour welcomed another premier industry sponsor today with the addition of Motorguide, a leading manufacturer of trolling motors and marine accessories. The multi-year partnership comes as the NWT heads towards its inaugural season, scheduled to kick-off in April, 2013.

“Motorguide builds an excellent product and is a tremendous addition to our group of sponsors,” said Anthony Wright, NWT Tournament Director. “They are well known for quality and innovation and we’re thrilled to have their support.”

Originally pinned Guide-Rite, MotorGuide was formed in the late 1960s with an emphasis on developing a trolling motor that was more powerful and more efficient. In the early 70s, MotorGuide became the first company to allow flat storage along the bow of the boat. MotorGuide became a part of Mercury Marine, a fellow Brunswick counterpart, in 2000 and introduced the Wireless Series Trolling Motors in 2005.

In 2009, MotorGuide partnered with Attwood Marine, also a Brunswick and Mercury Marine subsidiary, moving manufacturing operations from Tulsa, Okla., to their current home office plant in Lowell, Mich.

“We’re excited to partner with the National Walleye Tour,” said Ben Curtis, MotorGuide Category Director. “The payout structure and bonus incentives are unique and provide a tremendous opportunity for walleye anglers. It’s a great fit for MotorGuide and we look forward to what the future holds.”

The all-new National Walleye Tour will begin April 26, 2013 and will include a total of three qualifying events, plus a year-end Championship. The NWT website is already accepting registrations for all events online. The website offers numerous details on the circuit, including official rules, tournament structure, payout and incentives.

Each NWT event features over 100% payback. A fully rigged Ranger Boat, plus cash, is guaranteed for first place at each event – a total value of $57,000. Anglers that fish all three regular season events, in addition to the top points leaders, will gain entry to the three day, entry fee Championship.

The new circuit also includes unprecedented television and media coverage, allowing a national audience to watch the action unfold from each event throughout the season. Airing on multiple networks, the National Walleye Tour will be seen on The Texas Channel, World Fishing Network, Pursuit Channel, as well as the new NBC Sports Network.

For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or check out the new 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 2013.

2013 Scheduled Events

  • April 26-27 – Red Wing, MN – Mississippi River
  • June 13-15 – Port Clinton, OH – Lake Erie
  • July 26-27 – Sturgeon Bay, WI – Green Bay

Championship – September 12-14 – Devils Lake, ND – Devils Lake

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