Bass Pro Tour to boost local economy

Eighty professional anglers will be taking to the waters of Sturgeon Bay this week as part of the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Series.   Major League Fishing scheduled the final event for the year in Sturgeon Bay last month when a location in Vermont could not host the tournament.  Senior Director of Events and Partnerships Michael Mulone says the six-day tournament starts Friday with two pre-fish days scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday.  He says the economic impact in the area will be huge.



The tournament has a different format than most with a catch,  a real-time weigh, and immediate release that judges on the total weight of all fish caught.  Mulone adds that the winner will net $100,000 and the top 40 anglers of the season will move on to the Redcrest Championships next February in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  


(above photo of Kevin VanDam courtesy of Major League Fishing)  




At 29, Jordan Lee is the second youngest angler on the Bass Pro Tour and currently sits in first place going into the final Stage hosted by Sturgeon Bay.  

Photo credit: Garrett Dixon (above)




MLF Pro Dustin Connell currently sits in 7th place coming into Stage Five of the 2020 Bass Pro Tour.


Photo credit: Josh Gassman/Major League Fishing (above)



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