Statewide bass tournament coming to St. Marys River

Fishermen from across the state will compete in the final bass fishing challenge of the 2023 D and R tournament series on Sept. 22.
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SAULT STE. MARIE — A statewide fishing tournament will come to a close with one last competition on the shores of Sault Ste. Marie.

Starting Friday, Sept. 22, Sault will be host to the final bass fishing challenge of the 2023 D and R tournament series.

Run by the D and R Sports Center, the bass fishing tournament has taken fishermen across the state to lakes, rivers and fishing holes everywhere. The tournament has lasted for several months of qualifying challenges and will end with the final event next week.

Three years ago, when looking for new fishing locations, the tournament began considering Sault Ste. Marie due to its popularity with other fishing tournaments and easy access to the water. While most fishing events on the St. Marys River are focused on walleye or whitefish, the bass population is still strong, and is relatively unfished compared to the other more popular catches.

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