he National Walleye Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s announces its 2020 season will now open May 28-29 on Lake Francis Case at Chamberlain-Oacoma, South Dakota. Dates and event details for subsequent tournaments will be released at a later time. Decisions being made are based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lake Francis Case event begins Wednesday, May 27, with tournament registration from 2-4 p.m. at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center at Cedar Shore (1500 Shoreline Dr., Oacoma, SD 57365) with a mandatory pre-tournament meeting set to start at 5:00 p.m. Pro- and co-angler pairings will be announced at the pre-tournament meeting.
Anglers will launch Thursday and Friday mornings at 7 a.m. from Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center at Cedar Shore and return to the launch for weigh-in at 3 p.m.
Registration for the event is already underway. To register, please go online and click on register at NationalWalleyeTour.com. All anglers that register online will be entered in to a drawing for a $100 Cabela’s gift card.
As always, all NWT events will deliver 100 percent payback. A fully rigged Ranger 1880, plus cash, is guaranteed for first place at each event – a minimum total value of $61,000. First-place also offers potential boat and motor upgrades. 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 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, CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports Net North, NBC Sports Chicago, WildTV Canada and the World Fishing Network.
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.
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.