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BAYS DE NOC TO HOST RCL LEAGUE POSTSEASON COMPETITION
ESCANABA, Mich. (Aug. 24, 2004) – The 2004 Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League
season will come to a close Sept. 2-4 on Bays de Noc in Escanaba with the
$100,000 Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League Finals. The postseason tournament
features 200 qualifying walleye anglers, with 100 Boater Division competitors
in the hunt for the top prize of an Evinrude- or Yamaha-powered Ranger,
Crestliner or Lund boat, complete with trailer and equipped with a Minn
Kota trolling motor, Garmin electronics and EverStart batteries. One hundred
co-anglers will also fish for a top prize of an RCL boat and trailer.
Competitors will take off from Escanaba Municipal Marina
at 7 a.m. each competition day. Thursday and Friday’s weigh-ins will also
be held there beginning at 3 p.m., and the final weigh-in Saturday will
be held at the Wal-Mart store located at 601 N. Lincoln in Escanaba beginning
at 4 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend daily takeoffs and weigh-ins.
Boaters and co-anglers qualified for the finals by ranking
in the top 25 in year-end points standings in one of four RCL League divisions
– Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin. In RCL League competition,
boaters and co-anglers are randomly paired and fish for a combined boat
weight, with boaters competing against other boaters and co-anglers competing
against other co-anglers.
The full field in the no-entry-fee championship will compete
Thursday and Friday to determine the top 15 boaters and co-anglers who
will advance to Saturday’s final round. Winners are determined by the heaviest
three-day catch weight.
Each RCL League division featured two one-day events and
one two-day Super Tournament presented by Evinrude during the regular season.
Evinrude, along with Ranger Boats, will sponsor a Children’s Fishing Clinic
Sept. 4 in conjunction with the RCL League Finals. The clinic will take
place at Escanaba Municipal Marina and will begin at 10 a.m.
Children will have the opportunity to visit with several
Evinrude and Ranger pros, who will demonstrate different fishing techniques
and talk about what types of lures and bait they use when fishing the Bays.
Parents are encouraged to bring along a camera to take photos of their
children with the professional anglers, and autographs will be available
also. On-the-water demos of Ranger boats powered by Evinrude outboards
will also be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children under the age of 16 are required to be accompanied
by a parent when test-riding a boat. Representatives from both companies
will be available to answer questions, and participants may also register
for door prizes until 2 p.m., when the demonstrations will conclude. All
prizes will be awarded at the final-round weigh-in of the RCL League Finals.
The Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League was created to provide
the grassroots walleye angler a chance to compete in professionally administered,
close-to-home tournaments with lucrative cash awards. FLW Outdoors administers
the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye League as well as the Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Tour,
the world’s most lucrative walleye-fishing circuit. FLW Outdoors also administers
the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, the EverStart Series, the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing
League and the Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail. To enter a tournament,
visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s most respected companies
support FLW Outdoors and its six tournament trails. Wal-Mart has been the
title sponsor of FLW Outdoors since 1997. For a complete list of FLW Outdoors
sponsors and for more information about the premier products and services
they offer, please visit FLWOutdoors.com.
FLW Outdoors is named after the legendary founder of Ranger
Boats, Forrest L. Wood.