Teams may enter an option pot for each tournament. The cost is $200 per team with 100% payback. The option pot pays 1 in 4 to teams participating in the option pot.
bass Pro/Cabela's Big Fish
For $20, teams may also enter a big fish pot. In addition to the cash prize for the top three biggest fish per tournament, Bass Pro/Cabela's will include a $100 gift card for the biggest fish for the team registered in the big fish pot in each qualifying tournament.
All qualifying tournaments will be held on Sundays. Tournament hours will run from 7 AM to 3 PM Central Time. Each tournament awards 500 points to the top team in a Catch-Record-Release format. Each place after 1st decreases by 2 points for all teams that register fish. 100 points are awarded to teams fishing the tournament that do not register any fish.
Green Bay Walleye Series tournaments are qualifying events for the Cabela's NTC. In order to qualify, both anglers on a particular team must be members of The Walleye Federation registered through the Green Bay Walleye Series.
To be eligible for the Cabela's NTC bid, members must be registered with The Walleye Federation (TWF) through the Green Bay Walleye Series.
To register as members of the TWF, call (580) 765-9031 and tell the Federation you would like to become a TWF member through the Green Bay Walleye Series. If a team is already signed up for TWF through the MWC, you are good to go.
- April 11th - Qualifier #1
- May 15th (Saturday) - Qualifier #2
- August 1st - Qualifier #3
- August 21st & 22nd - Championship
Registration cost is $400 per team for regular season qualifiers and $500 for the Championship tournament. There is also an option pot ($200 entry fee) as well as Bass Pro/Cabela's Big Fish Pot ($20 entry fee) for each tournament. Teams must be members of the Green Bay Walleye Series. Teams will also have to pay a $10 usage fee on the Fish Donkey app when joining the tournament.
To qualify for the GBWS championship, teams must earn 800 points or fish all three qualifying tournaments.