Eric McQuoid holding Walleye

This year Bannick LLC sponsored Eric McQuoid during his rookie year in the National Walleye Tour which held their season Championship on Ottertail Lake in Minnesota on September 22-24, 2021.

The McQuoid family is well known in tournament walleye circles as Kevin, his father, has been a successful pro angler for more than 30 years. His mother, Karen McQuoid, and Bannick CEO, has held her own as a team partner of Kevin’s on the MWC. This year it has been their 21-year-old son, Eric McQuoid’s time to shine.

Eric sat in fourth place after day one of the tournament with 15.62 lbs. Day two was HUGE and he shocked the west-central Minnesota crowd with a 23.72 lb. stringer and carried over a 7-pound lead heading into the final day of the 2021 National Walleye Tour Championship, presented by Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s.

Day 3 did not disappoint those of us that know him well and were cheering him on from near and far. His team brought in an impressive 19.21 lbs. for a three day total of 58.55 lbs. Eric’s fishing knowledge, skill and determination clinched the championship winning by a landslide 13.67 lbs. ahead of the second place angler.

Getting to know Eric:

  • Eric was the NWT 11th place qualifier.
  • He’s been fishing local tournaments since he was 8 and on the national level since he was 15 with his dad.
  • He is currently a junior at Bemidji State University. Majoring in business management and business entrepreneurship. He is also on their fishing team.
  • This was his first year fishing the pro side of the NWT and is loving every second of it.
  • His biggest walleye is a 30.5” 10 pounds on Green Bay.
  • His favorite body of water is either Mille Lacs Lake (born and raised on) or Green Bay.
  • His sponsors right now are Bannick Primary and Amphibia Eyegear.

Congratulations Eric, Bannick LLC couldn’t be more proud of you!
It’s been an honor to watch you grow as a pro angler throughout your first pro season and we look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the years to come.

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