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CABELA'S MWC FINALE-LEECH LAKE MINNESOTA SEPT. 18 & 19
TOURNEY TO DECIDE TEAMS OF THE YEAR & CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
2005 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Minnetonka, MN-The Cabela's Masters Walleye Circuit
(MWC) will wrap
up its regular season September 18 & 19 on Minnesota's Leech Lake
than 150 teams from nine states and Canada have already entered the
tournament. They will compete for an estimated $72,000 in prize
(based on 150 teams). The Lindy Legendary Tackle titled event
headquartered at City Park in Walker, MN.
The Walker Rotary Club will host the tournament and assist the MWC
with tournament operations. Two flights of boats will leave the
Park launch site at 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. daily. Teams are allowed
15 inches or longer per day. The public is invited to attend
which begin at 3:00 p.m.
Tournament coverage and related articles will also appear in the North
American Fisherman magazine, the official publication of the MWC.
tournaments serve as qualifying events to the 2005 Cabela's National
Walleye Championship. Each team donates $15 to the MWC Conservation
which is used for fishery related projects in tournament areas.
$12,000 has been raised for local fishery enhancement programs during
Leech Lake, MN tournament openings still exist. Further circuit
including entry forms or website registration can be obtained at
www.masterswalleyecircuit.com, or by calling the MWC toll-free at
According to Kristine Houtman, Director of Events & Sponsorships
MWC, "There's a lot riding on the outcome of this tournament.
central division closer, so we'll be crowning the division team of
as well as the circuit's overall team of the year, which is derived
our Challenge competition. The 2005 MWC World Walleye Championship
will also be decided."
Teams are awarded points according to their finish at each tournament.
William Babe, Jr. and Joseph Babe of Silver Lake, WI currently lead
central division team of the year race with 402 points. The top
point-accumulating teams will share the division team of the year purse,
which is based on the total number of teams fishing a division.
318 teams are competing for $9,540 in central division team of the
In addition to the central division team of the year race, a team completing
a division is eligible to take the $20,000 MWC Challenge by fishing
tournament outside of their respective division. Challenge winners
awarded $13,000 and the overall MWC Team of the Year title. Second
place Challenge finishers will each receive $1,750. Wisconsinites,
Manthei (St. Germain) and Rick Zachowski (Milwaukee) head the Challenge
competition going into the Leech Lake contest. The top 20 percent
Challenge field, along with the top ten percent from each division,
qualify for the no entry fee 2005 MWC World Walleye Championship with
payout of over $100,000.
CABELA'S MWC ANNOUNCES 2005 SCHEDULE
"Our anglers are abuzz about next year's schedule,"
Houtman. "Teams will be competing on some of the finest walleye
in the country. The mix of rivers and lakes will be a great test
March 19 & 20-Illinois River at Spring Valley, IL
June 25 & 26-Lake Winnebago at Oshkosh, WI
July 16 & 17-Lake Michigan, Green Bay at Menominee, MI
April 23 & 24-Detroit River, including Ohio portion of Lake Erie
May 21 & 22-Lake Ontario at Henderson Harbor, NY
August 19, 20 & 21-Lake Erie at Dunkirk, NY. (A two day tournament
day" in case of inclement weather.)
MWC World Walleye Championship
September 28 thru October 1-Mississippi River pools 9 & 10 at Prairie
Chien, WI (qualifiers from 2004 season)
In addition to Cabela's, the MWC sponsors include-Lindy Legendary Tackle,
Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, North American Fishing Club,
Boats, Smithwick Lures, Cotton Cordell, The Outdoor Channel, MotorGuide,
Daiichi Hooks, Panther Marine, Lure Eyes, Xtreme Sports and Walleye