HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A Major League Fishing tournament kicked off in Huntersville Thursday. Competitors have been practicing their bass fishing on Lake Norman for days ahead of the three-day event and the town is reeling in the benefits.
Nearly 350 anglers and co-anglers are competing in the Phoenix Bass Fishing League regional championship this week stationed at Blythe Landing.
Tournament director Steve Sizemore said the professional fishermen aren’t the only ones with money on the line.
“It also helps to benefit the local economy immensely,” Sizemore said.
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The tournament reels in big bucks for Huntersville and gives it a national spotlight, since most competitors are from out of town.
“These fishermen are spending money for fuel, they’re spending money at hotels, they’re spending money to eat out,” Sizemore added.
The event is expected…