As the 2013 season approaches, the list of sponsors committed to the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour continues to grow. The all-new professional walleye circuit recently added Lowrance as an official sponsor. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company is a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-quality consumer sonar and GPS receivers, as well as digital mapping systems.

“We’re extremely proud to have Lowrance on board with the National Walleye Tour,” said Anthony Wright, tournament director. “They build a phenomenal product which is often vital to a fisherman’s success on the water. It’s really a strong addition to our sponsor family and we look forward to building our partnership for years to come.”

Widely recognized for introducing the first recreational sonar in 1957, today Lowrance is renowned for its award-winning High Definition Systems (HDS) and add-on performance modules that allow anglers to find, navigate and dominate — making the most of their time on the water. Innovative Lowrance technology offerings include: StructureScan HD with SideScan and DownScan Imaging; award-winning Broadband Sounder; the most mapping options available, including Insight Genesis; and Broadband Radar, to name a few. All products are backed by unsurpassed technical support and the industry-leading Lowrance Advantage Service program.

“We’re excited to partner with the new Cabela’s National Walleye Tour,” said Louis Chemi, COO, Navico Americas. “Lowrance has a rich heritage of supporting the walleye market, and our products are a perfect match for tournament anglers, who need to make the most of their time on the water. This is a great opportunity to highlight our commitment to the sport, and we look forward to kicking off the 2013 season soon.”

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 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, Minn. – Mississippi River
  • June 13-15 – Port Clinton, Ohio – Lake Erie
  • July 26-27 – Sturgeon Bay, Wis. – Green Bay
  • Championship: September 12-14 – Devils Lake, N.D. – Devils Lake

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