2013 WMT Series™ Eager to Build on Prior Successes
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 with a fee of $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 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.
All of our improvements and additions are sure to make for a great season of tournaments for the World
Muskie Tournament Series™. We hope you will join in on the fun and excitement.
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