LOWRANCE SPONSORED PRO TEAM WALLEYE CIRCUIT ANNOUNCES 2006 SCHEDULE
Casper, WY -- The 2006 Lowrance sponsored Pro Team Walleye Circuit has listened to its anglers and made changes for next season. The payout has changed for both the qualifying tournaments and the championship, paying three places per Division Titles and ten places for Team of the Year. Also, we have lowered our entry fees due to the rising gas prices and we will be rewarding anglers for fishing more than one tournament. Another change that was made is that we moved to a Wednesday, Thursday, and Championship Friday schedule and will also be scheduling kid’s day events at each tournament. We have tried to eliminate some of the conflicts with popular local tournaments as well as professional circuit scheduling conflicts.
The season will start off, April 12, 13, 14 at Lake Francis Case in Chamberlain, SD for the FoodSource Lures No Live Bait Challenge. After being there last year, the anglers were pleased with the fishing, results, and the facilities, as well as the challenges of using no live bait. We are happy to have FoodSource Lures on board again this year and feel that no live bait tournaments will soon be tournaments of choice.
Our next stop on the Pro Team Walleye Circuit will be our “open” tournament on Big Stone Lake in Ortonville, MN on May 17, 18, 19th called the Minn-Kota Spring Challenge. The community of Big Stone has been great supporters of our circuit and we are very pleased to be going back.
Next, we move to Lake Oahe, in Mobridge, SD the 7th, 8th, 9th of June. This will be our first time to Mobridge and we feel our timing will be perfect for a good bite.
The next tournament will also be held on new waters….Lake Sakakawea, out of New Town, ND, June 28, 29, 30. Lake Sakakawea has yielded some pretty impressive weights lately and the anglers are excited about this tournament.
Last, but not least, our Princecraft Championship will be held at Devils Lake in Devils Lake, ND on August 30, 31, and September 1. Devils Lake has been an impressive fishery in the past and surely it will impress us once again for the championship.
This year we have a unique situation with Lake Oahe being in both divisions. Division I will begin with the Lake Francis Case tournament and end with the Lake Oahe tournament. Division II will start with the Lake Oahe tournament and end with the Lake Sakakawea tournament. The top forty teams from each division will qualify for the Princecraft championship and the top twenty teams from the open will qualify.
The 2006 Team of the Year will be decided by the most points from fishing three of four tournaments. Please see www.westernwalleye.com for official rules, payout information, and entry forms. Teams can enter beginning October 1, 2005.
Sponsors for the 2006 Lowrance sponsored Pro Team Walleye Circuit are: Lowrance Electronics, Princecraft Boats, FoodSource Lures, MinnKota Motors, Drift Control, Shoremaster, Trollmaster, Mack’s Lures, X-tools, Cedar Shore Resort, Holiday Inn Express, Beckman Nets, Whites Marine Center, Husky Liners, Pheasant City Lodge, Big Stone Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce, and Mobridge Chamber of Commerce.