CHAMBERLAIN -- The National Walleye Tour announced on Tuesday that its stop in Chamberlain has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
It made the decision based on the current CDC guidelines, as it also kept in mind the safety of the anglers, staff and local Chamberlain community. Refunds are available for the event, which was scheduled for May 28-29 after originally being pushed back.
This would have been the first time Chamberlain hosted the event. It was scheduled to take place at Lake Francis Case, which covers 107 miles and 102,000 acres.
“Chamberlain is a new place for most of the field,” Bass Pro Shops pro Gary Parsons told the National Walleye Tour in October when the schedule was released. He finished 10th in the Angler of the Year standings. “... Historically, Flicker Shads have been fantastic as well as jigs with plastics and jigs with minnows. Overall, it’s a great piece of tournament water; it’s very diverse.”
The National Walleye Tour’s next stop will be in Oconto, Wisconsin, and it still plans on having a 2020 season.