Bay City lands four fishing tournaments this summer

Fishing tournaments look for communities with good fishing as well as family activities on shore. Bay County met both those requirements in 2023, resulting in four major tournaments planning to fish our waters in 2024. (Photo Credit: Scott Baker)
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The Bay City Bass Tournament Series is expected to bring between 500 and 600 anglers, and thousands of dollars, into the community this summer.

In June and August, four nationally-sanctioned bass fishing tournaments will launch into the Saginaw River and Saginaw Bay from Veterans Memorial Park and the Midland Street Business District on Bay City’s west side.

Photo courtesy of Edward ClementsEdward Clements, who has been fishing in this area for 40 years, says he has seen more and more anglers interested in opportunities in this region. (Photo courtesy of Edward Clements)The events are:

  • BASS High School Tournament from Thurs., June 6 to Sun., June 9
  • BASS College Tournament from Thurs., June 6 to Sun., June 9
  • Hobie Kayak Bass Series from Fri., Aug. 9 to Sun., Aug. 11
  • National Professional Fishing League from Thurs., Aug. 29 through Sat., Aug. 31

The four tournaments put the local fishery on the national stage for the second consecutive year. In 2023, two tournaments brought 166 anglers…

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