LEWT Announces Finalized Schedule and New Sponsors The Western Basin Sportfishing Association (WBSA) and Lake Erie Walleye Trail (LEWT) today announced exciting additions for the 2008 Starcraft Marine / Evinrude E TEC tournament series. The finalized schedule is below along with some exciting new sponsor additions for this year. The 2008 schedule is as follows: April 5 – Turtle Creek - Fenwick Marina (Blow Date April 6) May 3 – Lakeside - Lakevue Marina (Blow Date May 4) May 31 – Catawba - Catawba State Park (Blow Date June 1) June 28 – Geneva – “Migration Open” (Blow Date June 29 ) August 2 – “South Shore Marine” Championship Lorain - Black River Launch (Blow Date August 3) We are happy to announce Vics Sports Center, a Starcraft Dealer, located in Kent as a new sponsor for the 2008 LEWT. “Vics is a family owned operation and we are glad to have them on board for this year. They have a full service marine facility with a brand new indoor showroom.” commented WBSA President Marc Hudson. Early sign ups will be taken for teams fishing the 4 regular season events until January 31st. Teams that sign up as early birds and fished at least 3 events with us in 2007 will be given boat numbers based on their finishing position in the 2007 Team of the Year final standings. All other teams will be given boat numbers by random draw. Starting February 1st individual tournament entries will be accepted for all 5 events. South Shore Marine in Huron has also come on board as a 2008 LEWT sponsor. In addition to selling boats they also carry a full line of rod holders, boat accessories and electronics. They are the naming sponsor for the Championship event in Lorain and also the Early Bird award sponsor. “We welcome South Shore and are happy to announce that a Furuno FCV620 digital fish finder will be given to the lucky early bird team that gets drawn. South Shore has donated two of these units and we will be giving away the second one to the winner of the “South Shore Marine” Lorain Championship” added LEWT Tournament Director Matt Davis. The WBSA is a Social based Club for fishermen and women that fish in the Western 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 2008 LEWT sponsors: Starcraft Marine, Evinrude E-TEC(BRP), South Shore Marine, West Marine, Reef Runner Lures, Cranberry Creek Marina, Vics Sports Center, Sportsmans Outpost, Erie Outfitters, Ole Pete's Tackle, Yant Beef Jerky, Navionics, www.OhioGamefishing.com , Buckeye Rod Maker, Michigan Stinger Spoons, Sharpnack II Chevrolet, Jim’s Taxidermy, Cisco Fishing Systems, LPG Fishing Systems and Rich’s Hook Line and Sinker.