By Steve Weisman
Gander Mountain GNWC Publicity Director
The Gander Mountain Grand National Walleye Cup (GNWC) will hold its second Michigan qualifier at Muskegon on Sunday, May 23.
With the first tournament under the belt, Gander Mountain GNWC Executive Director had this to say about the Muskegon tournament. "This is opur first year in Michigan, and we have already seen a lot of excitement building as we grow a circuit for the weekend warrior. Michigan has some great walleye fisheries, and the Muskegon event should be an eye-opener for many."
While Muskegon Lake is primarily known for its night-bite walleyes, the GNWC teams will have to figure out where they go during the day. It will be challenge, but the angler who unlocks the secret will go home with some nice trophies, a fat check and the title of Muskegon Walleye Champion.
Openings still exist for the Muskegon qualifier and Barringer encourages interested anglers to contact him at 1-800-890-FISH (3474), or email the GNWC at email@example.com.
The tournament director will have the trailer at Fisherman's Landing from 6-8 p.m. the evening before the tournament to take late entries and answer questions.
Teams are to meet at Fisherman's Landing between 6-6:30 the morning of the tournament for registration and mandatory boat check.
Take-off is at 7 a.m. with the weigh-in commencing at 3 p.m. sharp at Fisherman's Landing. "I think we will see some great weights come to the scales. I hope that a good crowd shows up to not only see the fish but to also learn what presentations worked the best. It should be very educational!" said Barringer.
Openings still exist for the Muskegon tournament and Barringer encourages interested anglers to contact him at 1-800-890-FISH (3474), or email the GNWC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title Sponsor for the GNWC is Gander Mountain with other major national sponsors including Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, the Sportsman Channel, Berkley, Aqua Innovations, YoNet Folding Nets by AMFYOYO, VIB"E" Lure Company, TowTector Shield and UpNorthOutdoors.com.