LEWT Announces Finalized Schedule and Early Bird Sign Up Period The Western Basin Sportfishing Association (WBSA) and Lake Erie Walleye Trail (LEWT) today marked the beginning of the early bird sign up period for the 2009 Sharpnack II Chevrolet of Willard, Starcraft Marine tournament series. The 2009 schedule is as follows: April 4 Turtle Creek - Fenwick Marina (Blow Date April 5) May 9 Lakeside - Lakevue Marina Sharpnack Ford LEWT (Blow Date May 10) June 6 Sandusky City Ramp (Blow Date June 7) June 27 Geneva Migration Open (Blow Date June 28 ) July 25 Championship Sheffield Lake Sheffield Lake City Ramp (Blow Date July 26) Early sign ups will be taken for teams fishing the 4 regular season events(excluding the Migration Open) until January 31st. Teams that sign up as early birds and fished at least 3 events with us in 2008 will be given boat numbers based on their finishing position in the 2008 Team of the Year final standings. All other teams will be given boat numbers by date of entry receipt. Starting February 1st individual tournament entries will be accepted for all 5 events. Looking to build on the excellent growth seen in 2008, the LEWT staff is looking forward to 2009. We have expanded our field size for this year and are looking forward to again filling the events. We appreciate all of the anglers that have supported us in the past and look forward to seeing them all at our first event. We also welcome back all of our great sponsors and look forward to working with them again commented WBSA President Marc Hudson. The WBSA is a Social based Club for fishermen and women that fish in the Western & Central Basin of Lake Erie and its tributaries. Membership is open to all fisher people no matter what their location. Our goal is to present information in a manner that will help sustain and improve fishing in one of the greatest inland sport fisheries in the world. Scientific information, fishing techniques, locations and presentations will be presented at our monthly meetings by expert and knowledgeable speakers and tournament anglers in our group. These anglers are very open with techniques and methods and will help any member that is trying to learn new methods. For more information about the LEWT you can visit www.wbsa.us Listed below are the 2009 LEWT sponsors: Tom Sharpnack Chevrolet, Buick and Pontiac in Willard, Starcraft Marine, South Shore Marine, West Marine, Reef Runner Lures, Cranberry Creek Marina, Vics Sports Center, Sharpnack Ford, Denny Braun, Erie Outfitters, Ole Pete's Tackle, Yant Beef Jerky, Navionics, OhioGamefishing.com, Cyclops Lures, Michigan Stinger Spoons, Jims Taxidermy, Cisco Fishing Systems, LPG Fishing Systems and Richs Hook Line and Sinker.