FishTails: Mar. 2000
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RCL Walleye Championship Has Anglers Packing for Green Bay
$1.4 million to be reeled in at the richest walleye tournament ever!

With the recent live national broadcast of the multi-million dollar Ranger M1 owners' tournament, the sport of fishing and the industry, itself, drew strong interest from new audiences across the country. Now, the overwhelming success of the M1 event has even more anglers packing their bags in anticipation of another history-making tournament -- the RCL Walleye Championship, set to take place in Green Bay, Wisconsin, October 3-7. With $1.4 million in prize money on the line, skilled walleye anglers are gearing up to qualify for their chance to land up to $400,000 in the tournament.

Bart Schad, Vice President of Marketing for Ranger Boats, is very excited about the RCL Walleye Championship, saying, "Walleye fishing is rapidly moving to the next level. Our commitment to developing the best quality boat for the multispecies angler is clearly visible in our growing product line. We're really looking forward to this special walleye event and the opportunity to showcase Ranger quality and performance even further."

Original owners of Ranger boats are eligible to compete in the RCL tournament by qualifying through participating tournament organizations. The field will consist of 400 anglers from thirty-four tournament trails across America.

During the first two days of competition, 200 Pro-Anglers and 200 Co-Anglers will be matched against each other in separate divisions. By day three of the four-day event, the field will be cut to the top twelve anglers. With the field reduced, these 12 semi-finalists will start from a zero weight in boats provided by the sponsors.

After day three, Co-Angler competition ends, culminating in the crowning of the Co-Angler Division Champion. On day four, the top six Professionals will advance to the final round, where they will fight for the biggest stringer and a shot at up to $400,000 with a guaranteed first place prize of $150,000. Co-Anglers can earn a guaranteed $75,000 and as much as $150,000 with sponsor bonus awards.

Owning a Ranger boat and fishing for walleye have always had their rewards. But never like this! The RCL $1.4 million tournament is the richest walleye tournament ever held.

Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Arkansas, is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a line of more than 40 freshwater boats, and a popular saltwater series. With emphasis on building the best boats in the world, Ranger Boats is still building at a time.

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