Veteran Cabela's MWC anglers Terry Mayhall of Madison, Wisconsin, and Tony Dowiatt of Stevens Point, Wisconsin finally achieved the crown jewel of Team of the Year. Tony has fished the MWC for sixteen years!!! And Terry thirteen years!!! Achieving such a great title has been a goal for a long time.
"It is one of those things that you strive for – and dream about – and when it actually happens it feels a bit unreal," shared Mayhall. Mayhall and Dowiatt have been best friends since high school and have fished together – recreationally and professionally – for a lot of years.
"We try to have fun fishing with the teammates that we have," added Dowiatt. "We take it seriously and work hard – but we don't forget to have fun while we're at it. Life's too short! That's one of the reasons that we enjoy the team format. We get to fish together with our teammates and compare notes after pre-fishing and strategize together. This was a fun year."
We asked Tony and Terry if they had any advice for newcomers to the circuit?
Terry: Don't be intimidated by the number of anglers or the "big stage" of the event. You were confident enough to enter so you should be confident in your abilities to win.
Tony: To be successful on the MWC tournament trail one has to be a jack of all trades and master of none. The bodies of water we fish and the weather conditions we face demand versatility in the presentations. Competitors who feel comfortable rigging, jigging AND trolling will have the upper hand on those who are one dimensional in their presentations.
So jump into the Masters Walleye Circuit. It will force you into new bodies of water which will make you a better fisherman. You'll learn new presentations and techniques by traveling further to fish in new waters. And you'll make a lot of great friends in the process.
Check out www.masterswalleyecircuit.com or call 877-893-7947 toll free.