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.
For full results and photo gallery visit – https://www.nationalwalleyetour.com/2021-nwt-championship-ottertail-lake-mn-results/