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Professional walleye circuit gearing up for 2014 season


NPAA Supporting Partner Press Release
Published January 28, 2014

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (January 27, 2014) - Mustang Survival, a leading manufacturer of marine safety and extreme climate protection products, has joined the Cabela's National Walleye Tour (NWT) as an official sponsor for the 2014 season. Mustang is yet another strong addition to the list of sponsors committed to the professional walleye circuit as it heads toward the 2014 season.

"We are gearing up for the start of the 2014 season and thrilled to partner with Mustang Survival," said NWT Tournament Director Anthony Wright. "There's nothing more important to NWT events than angler safety and Mustang products are innovative and well known for quality and comfort. We're proud to have their support."

Established in 1967, Mustang Survival has been designing and manufacturing lifesaving solutions for more than 45 years. Through constant innovation and application of new technologies, Mustang Survival is the leading supplier of quality flotation and personal protective equipment to the most demanding maritime and aviation customers including the Coast Guard, law enforcement, water rescue teams, fighter pilots, commercial mariners and recreational boaters.

"We're excited to join the Cabela's National Walleye Tour," said Shannon Ward, director of business development and marketing at Mustang Survival. "It's a great platform to interact with anglers that use our products each and every day on the water. Their feedback is vital to driving our product development and improving our line of safety solutions. We're looking forward to kicking off the 2014 season in April."

The National Walleye Tour begins the 2014 season on April 25 and includes a total of three qualifying events, plus a year-end championship. The NWT website is currently 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 qualify for the three-day, entry-fee championship.

The 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 2014.

2014 NWT scheduled events:

April 25-26 - Detroit River (Trenton, Mich.)
June 27-28 - Lake Oahe (Mobridge, S.D.)
August 29-30 - Bays De Noc (Escanaba, Mich.)

Championship - September 18-20 - Lake Winnebago (Oshkosh, Wis.)