The National Guard FLW Walleye Tour is slated to hold its next pro fishing tournament Thursday, July 12, 2012 through Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Pierre, South Dakota. A Chevy Pro Night and a free FLW Expo are also planned. Here are a few more details:
Chevy Pro Night Basics
The Chevy Pro Night is slated to kick the fishing festivities off in style. It is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Beck Motor Company located on North Garfield Avenue. During the event, fishing fans will have an opportunity to meet with members of Chevy's pro fishing team.
Walleye Fishing Tournament Basics
The walleye fishing tournament itself is expected to get underway at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 and run through Saturday, July 14, 2012. During the fishing tournament, the pro anglers are scheduled to launch their fishing boats, daily, from the Spring Creek Resort's deep water marina located on Spring Creek Place in Pierre.
Weigh-in for the first two days of the walleye fishing tournament is slated to take place at the marina at 3 p.m. The final weigh-in is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. and take place at the Pierre Walmart located on North Garfield. Fishing enthusiasts are welcome to watch both the launches and the weigh-ins.
FLW Fishing Expo Basics
The FLW Expo is expected to take place on Saturday, July 14, 2012, from noon until 4 p.m., at the Pierre Walmart. Admission is gratis. During the fishing expo, attendees will have an opportunity to score fishing swag, participate in fishing clinics and swap fishing stories with the pros.
Walleye Tournament Series Recap
The National Guard FLW Walleye Tour 2012 kicked off back in April 2012. Since that time, two walleye fishing tournaments have taken place. The first tournament took place in Red Wing, Minnesota. That fishing tournament was won by Iowa's own Tommy Skarlis. The second walleye fishing tournament took place in Port Clinton, Ohio, in May 2012. It was won by Minnesota angler, Kevin McQuoid.
Fishermen Brian Bjorkman (ND), David Kolb (MI), Kevin McQuoid (MN), Chad Schilling (SD) and Dean Arnoldussen (WI) currently sit atop the 2012 National Guard FLW Walleye Tour's Angler of the Year's leader board. Whether or not they remain in those positions will partially depend on the results of the tournament in Pierre.
Upcoming Walleye Tour Stops
After the stop in Pierre, just one more fishing tournament remains on the tour's 2012 calendar prior to the championship in October. It is scheduled to take place Tuesday, August 2, 2012 through Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Escanaba Harbor in Escanaba, Michigan.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys fishing with her family. She has also traveled extensively.
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