MWC Sault Ste Marie, US & Can Waters, Registration closes Aug 21!
Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published August 4, 2017
Ponca City, Okla.—August 3, 2017—Two-person teams from across the Midwest and Canada will convene in historic Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 25-26 to enjoy great fishing and battle for thousands in cash and prizes at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s regular-season tournament presented by Ranger Boats.
Timed to coincide with the St. Marys River’s legendary late-August walleye bite, the event will showcase the fishery’s abundant walleye population. Competitors will have a virtually limitless selection of structure and presentational options. For example, top tactics during past MWC tournaments at the Soo include trolling spinners, drifting nightcrawlers and vertical jigging.
Teams will compete for thousands in cash and prizes. The Cabela’s MWC’s lucrative payouts are based on the number of teams entered in each event. Plus, the MWC Big Fish Pot, MWC option pot payouts, and sponsor bonuses including Ranger Cup, Lowrance Electronics, Okuma and AirWave add thousands more to the total. The first-place team will also win a $1,000 Cabela’s National Team Championship Prize Package including paid 2018 NTC entry, travel stipend, team jerseys and plaques.
The two-day event is hosted by the Sault Ste. Marie Convention and Visitors Bureau, with launches and weigh-ins held at the Aune Osborn Boat Launch. Weigh-ins begin at 3 p.m. As a bonus to budding tournament fans, the Cabela’s MWC and National Professional Anglers Association will present a Youth & Family Fishing Clinic immediately after the day-one weigh-in. The first 50 youths will receive rod-and-reel combos courtesy of the NPAA.
Teams fishing three or more MWC tournaments in 2017 also battle for coveted berths in the 2018 Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship, set for October 2018 on Lake Michigan’s Bays de Noc out of Escanaba, Michigan. Teams fishing at least four qualifiers compete for Team of the Year awards, including a $10,000 sponsorship package and thousands more in cash and Cabela’s Cash cards, as well as fully paid entries into a full season of great walleye action.
As a bonus, Lowe Equipment Attachments offers all Cabela’s MWC anglers a 25 percent discount off the MSRP on all its auger, trenching and grapple products in 2017 available through Midwest Attachments, LLC. For details, visit masterswalleyecircuit.com/tournaments/contingencies.
Under the umbrella of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Cabela’s MWC is open to avid walleye anglers from all walks of life. Deadline to register for the St. Marys River tournament is Monday, August 21 at 4 p.m. For complete details, visit masterswalleyecircuit.com.
The 2017 schedule includes seven qualifiers in five states on a diverse selection of rivers, inland lakes and Great Lakes fisheries representing North America’s top walleye destinations.
Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is in its 16th season as title sponsor of the MWC. Official sponsors include: Lowe Equipment Attachments, Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats and The Walleye Federation. Associate sponsors include: AirWave Pedestals, Bagley Baits, Church Tackle, G-Juice, MotorGuide and Okuma. For more information, email [email protected], or call (580) 765-9031.