National Walleye Tour announces 2023 schedule

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (November 3, 2022) – The National Walleye Tour (NWT) presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s is excited to announce the 2023 season schedule, which includes stops at some of the most popular tournament walleye fisheries in the country, as well as its new robust Angler of the Year program.

In the upcoming year, each of the regular season events will feature a boat-and-motor combination first-place prize, as well as payouts for teams owning a variety of boats, motors, and other gear. Ranger Boats, Nitro Boats, Triton Boats, Garmin, and other brands will reward eligible anglers with additional prizes based on their finishes in regular season events.

The 2023 season kicks off on the Illinois River in Spring Valley, Ill. – a popular springtime location among top walleye tournament anglers. The NWT then travels to one of the most popular walleye fishing states in the country with its second stop taking place in Oshkosh, Wis. Moving into the summertime, the regular season ends with stops in South Dakota and Michigan. This year’s tour stops are promised to reel in big catches and exciting action throughout the year.

Taking place September 6-8, the NWT Championship will take place on Devils Lake, ND. At the conclusion of the event, the NWT Angler of the Year on the boater side will be announced and awarded a new Ranger 620FS powered by a Mercury PRO XS 250hp motor. Also at the championship, the winning pro of the championship will win a 2023 Nitro ZV20 powered by a Mercury Pro XS 225hp motor. Making the 2023 National Walleye Tour Championship the largest payout in history!

Additional information on the events, contingency prizes, and more exciting announcements will be shared soon. For more information on updated angler qualifications, please visit

2023 NWT scheduled events:
March 21-22 – Illinois River, Spring Valley, Ill.
May 17-18 – Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh, Wis.
June 22-23 – Lake Francis Case, Pickstown, S.D.
July 27-28 – St. Mary’s River, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

2023 NWT Championship:
Sept 6-8 – Devils Lake, ND *pending permit approval*

National Walleye Tour events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Nitro Boats, Triton Boats, Mercury, Garmin, Power-Pole, AFTCO, Sunline, Valley Fashions, T-H Marine, Atlas, G-Juice, and Duckett Rods.

Texas Team Trail and National Walleye Tour are part of the Outdoor Team Works family of fishing tournaments. The OTW brand offers a wide range of fishing events from professional tournaments to grassroots fishing derbies. All events are supported by some of the top companies in the nation and include on-site activation and activities, as well as extensive media support. For live updates and information, follow TXTT and NWT on Facebook and Instagram or visit to catch up on all the action.