The World Muskie Tournament Series™ (WMT Series™) will be hosting two Vilas County qualifying events this Memorial Weekend on Saturday, May 25th on Lac Vieux Desert in Land O'Lakes and Monday, May 27th on North/South Twin Lakes in Phelps. Each event is a Muskie Country Tournament Circuit™ qualifier where the top fifty teams will earn their way to the biggest muskie tournament of the year, the WMT Series™ Invitational Championship™. The very prestigious Invitational Championship has set records for the last three years with the highest cash pay-outs for a muskie tournament circuit championship with last year's top prize of $50,000.00 with a purse of over $70,000.00. This year could see that record falling again for the fourth straight year at $80,000.00 for first place with a purse of $140,000.00 Both the Lac Vieux Desert and Twin Lakes tournaments are scheduled to pay down five places with the first place prize equaling $10,000.00 with a full field of participants. The cost to compete in the muskie tournament is $330 per team.
Both the Lac Vieux Desert and North/South Twin Lakes have been two very popular tournaments for the WMT Series™ for over a decade and with spring finally arriving in northern Wisconsin, folks will be eager to enjoy the warm weather, the camaraderie, and the spirited competition that both tournaments are sure to provide. Saturdays Lac Vieux Desert tournament will start at 6:00 am at the headquarters of Hill Side Resort and concluding at 3:00 pm. The North/South Twin Lakes tourney will have the same hours on Memorial Day Monday with the headquarters located at Grape's Twin Haven Resort with both tournament awards commencing at 4:00 pm at their respective headquarters.
The Lac Vieux Desert and North/South Twin Lakes still has open spots and there is still time to send in your entries to get an earlier starting position. We will also be accepting entries for either event the Friday before the tournaments at Hill Side Resort (on the south shores of Lac Vieux Desert) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. There will also be an opportunity to enter into the North/South Twins event on Saturday, May 25th at the Grape's Twin Haven Resort from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm.
All WMT Series™ events are open to the public and we hope you will join in on the fun and excitement. For additional information, log on to our web sites at www.WMTSeries.com or www.ProfessionalMuskieAnglerCircuit.com for more details or email us at HunterMD@newnorth.net or call 715-277-4411.
Sponsor Partners of the 2013 WMT Series™ are; Tooth Tamer Rods, Fittante Taxidermy, Tackle Industries Super D, T's Tackle, Dream Catcher Bucktails, Yakima Baits, www.MudPuppyLures.com , Optimum Baits, River Run Tackle, Trophy Hunter Accessories-Glittertail, Musky Mayhem Tackle, Figure 8 Lures, Lil' Hustler Tackle, Tyrant, Man Cave Bait Co., and Nauti Lures, LLC.
At the conclusion of the 2012 tournament season, the World Muskie Tournament Series™ (WMT Series™) had set the new standard for muskie tournaments with being the first tournament organization to incorporate two tournament circuits; the Professional Muskie Angler Circuit™ (Pro-MAC™), and the MUSKIE COUNTRY Tournament Circuit™ (MCTC™), with one season ending “Super Championship™” that set the new record for the biggest cash pay-out at a muskie circuit championship. Also a new ceiling was set at the championship when forty three (43) legal muskies (over 34 inches) were registered by the competitors eclipsing the old mark of thirty three that was established on the Sand/Dam Lake Chain in 2007.
To build on our successes of the 2012 season, we will be spreading out our WMT Series™ Championship™ pay-out paying down ten places rather than five with a purse of $140,000.00 (with full fields of scheduled tournaments) equaling a pay-out percentage at the championship of 359% pay-back. Also, we are bumping up the Lapp Trophy™ (team of the year) prize money from offering $5,000.00 (with full fields) in 2012, to offering $20,000.00 (with full fields) in 2013 to the team with the highest points total in the WORLD MUSKIE TOURNAMENT SERIES™ Rankings™ at the conclusion of the last regular season's qualifying event. This will all be done while keeping the Pro-MAC™ and MCTC™ Championships (champions determined by virtue of the highest point totals in each tournament circuits) bonus awards at $5,000.00 for each tournament champions (with full fields of scheduled events).
We will be offering all of the previously mentioned additions, and more, while reducing the entry fees at the qualifying tournaments at $330 per tournament per team. Also, we are going back to our early years of offering $20,000.00 for first place at each 2-day Pro-MAC™ qualifying event (with full fields) and offering $10,000.00 for first place at each 1-day MCTC™ qualifying event (with full fields).
The Pro-MAC™ qualifiers, Muskie Country Tournament Circuit™ qualifiers, and the WMT Series™ Invitational Championship™ remain the best pay-outs in muskie tournament fishing…bar none. These tournaments were built by tournament anglers, for tournament anglers, with one singular concept in mind, to keep the entry fees as low as possible while paying back as much we can in our attempt to repay muskie tournament anglers for all of their efforts in preserving the muskie fishery for others and for future generations. It's this concept, along with adopting the best procedural methods allowed by the DNR, and the great men, women, and young anglers that have made us the largest and most popular muskie tournament for a decade.
The 2012 WMT Series™ Invitational Championship™ paid out a huge purse of over $70,000.00 with a first place prize of $50,000.00 to the winning team of Mats Holland (who won the Pro-MAC™ Namakagon Lake qualifier) and Steve Genson. The 2013 WMT Series™ early entries has our organization and anglers confident that the tour will set the record again, for the biggest cash pay-out at a muskie tournament circuit championship, for the fourth year in a row that could see a top prize of $80,000.00 held on Namakagon Chain September 28th and 29th. Both the Pro-MAC™ and the Muskie Country Tournament Circuit™ schedules are loaded with top producing muskie waters during times of the year that are conducive to heavy muskie action that is sure to make the 2013 season very competitive while being extremely entertaining.
The 2013 Pro-MAC™ consist of six two day events where the top fifty teams will qualify for the most
prestigious event in muskie fishing, the WMT Series™ Invitational Championship™. This year's Pro-MAC™
Madison Chain May 11 & 12
Three Lakes Chain June 15 & 16
Namakagon Chain June 22 & 23
Three Lakes Chain August 3 & 4
Manitowish Chain August 17 & 18
The 2013 Muskie Country Tournament Circuit™ will host fourteen (14) one day tournaments with the
contestants competing not only to win but to score on enough inches to qualify for the season ending
championship. The 2013 Muskie Country™ schedule is:
Pewaukee LakeMay 18
Lake Okauchee May 19
Lac Vieux Desert May 25
North/South Twin May 27
Butternut Lake June 1
Phillips Chain June 2
Bone Lake June 8
Wapogasset Lake June 9
Pike/Round Lake Chain June 29
Squirrel Lake June 30
Eagle River Chain July 27
Sand/Dan Lake Chain July 28
Lake Mohawksin September 7
Boom Lake September 8
All of our improvements and additions are sure to make for a great season of tournaments for the World Muskie Tournament Series™. All WMT Series™ events are open to the public and we hope you will join in on the fun and excitement. We have recently distributed thousands of brochures but if you haven't received yours yet, please call us at 714-277-4411 or email us at HunterMD@newnorth.net and we will send one out ASAP. Also, for additional information, log on to our web sites at www.WMTSeries.com or www.ProfessionalMuskieAnglerCircuit.com for more details.
Sponsors Partners of the 2013 WMT Series™ are; Tooth Tamer Rods, Fittante Taxidermy, Tackle Industries Super D, T's Tackle, Dream Catcher Bucktails, Suick, Yakima Baits, www.MudPuppyLures.com , Optimum Bait Company, Poe's , Worden's Lures, River Run Tackle, Trophy Hunter Accessories – Glittertail, Musky Mayhem Tackle, Figure 8 Lures, Skimmer Tackle, Lil' Hustler Tackle Company, Tyrant, and Man Cave Bait Company.
Just a reminder to the competitors who competed during the 2012 Professional Muskie Angler Circuit™
(Pro-MAC™), Muskie Country Tournament Circuit™ (MCTC™), the 7th annual Dick & Joan's Butternut Lake
Tournament, and or the Smokey's Muskie Shop "Autumn Muskie Tilt"™, the early bird offer is due to expire on
January 31st for those who are planning on competing in any WMT Series™ sanctioned event during the 2013
season. We have had a large amount of teams already sign up to take advantage of this special offer…please
don't hesitate. We are looking forward to a great year, building on the many successes we had in 2012. The
schedule for both the Pro-MAC™ and the MCTC™ along with other tournament details has been posted on the
web sites: www.WMTseries.com and www.professionalmuskieanglercircuit.com .