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The Walleye Angler’s Trail 2017 Tournament Season is set. All permits have been secured and the staff is anxious for the season to begin.  The W.A.T. has some very exciting changes to announce in 2017.  Please check out a brief introduction to them below with more details to follow at the Annual Early Bird Draw Party that we are having for our Platinum teams for 2017 on February 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM at Catfish Charlie’s next to the American Marine.

Please see below Gallery for up to date information on the 2017 Schedule

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Tournament Director Jason Hughes at watdirector@gmail.com

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New for 2017

 PARTNERSHIP WITH IWT – ILLINOIS WALLEYE TRAIL 

  • Joining forces on tournaments in Spring Valley, IL and Clinton, IA
  • IWT running the Spring Valley tourney and WAT running the Clinton tourney
  • Larger tournaments with bigger Payouts & Prizes

 

SIDEPOTS FOR ALL TOURNEYS – OPTIONAL

  • More ways to increase the take home money

 

  • $150.00 per team – 100% PAYOUT   (50% for 1st, 30% for 2nd, 20% for 3rd)

CONTINGENCY MONEY FROM LUND BOATS AND AMERICAN MARINE

  • $500.00 per tourney to the highest finishing qualified Lund Boat team
  • Also have the Ranger Cup qualified team money in 2017

WEIGH-IN’S STARTING AT 4:30 INSTEAD OF 5:00

  • Get printed tournament results and Year to Date standings after each tournament
  • Weigh-In Slips to each team before we start the weigh-in presentation so we can verify team weights
  • Tourney pics sent to Anglers via email after each tourney

2017 W.A.T. End of the Year Championship Changes – 100% payout

  • Fish all 4 events and automatically qualify for the Championship with a 50% discounted entry fee
  • Fish 3 of the 4 events and automatically qualify at the regular price entry fee
  • The new 2016 substitution rule will still allow a team to use one sub for a partner during 1 tourney
  • Overall Champion will be crowned using their top 4 finishes out of the 5 tourneys
  • Loyalty bonus points will also be used in the points total – If you fish all 5 tourneys, you get to take your best 4 out of the 5 tourneys for the overall points total

MORE 2017 CHANGES

  • New Team of the Year Format – Champion crowned at the Championship
  • Small Increase in 2017 Tournament Entry Fees to $250.00 per team
  • New Rules Meeting Seminar – 7:00 PM on Saturday night before the tourney
  • New WAT tournament director – Jason Hughes
  • Rotation on Take-off positions for Platinum Team Members only