24th Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament

Category: npaa

 Feb 3rd, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Feb 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Sturgeon Bay, WI-Do you want action and excitement…..we mean “reel” action? Then you want to be at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin May 16th, 17th and 18th for the 24th Annual Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament!  There will be plenty of action, on and off the water, and the weigh-ins will be full of anticipation, especially with everyone waiting to see if someone can tip the scales with a 9lb. Smallmouth Bass.

From its small beginning 24 years ago, the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament has grown to be the Midwest’s Premier Bass tournament and become synonymous with the best bass fishing tournaments in the country. Mercury Marine and Ranger Boats are again the Exclusive Elite Sponsors for the 2014 STURGEON BAY OPEN BASS TOURNAMENT.  The first place team will take home a brand new 2014 Ranger Z118 powered by a Mercury 150 OptiMax plus $10,000 in cash and prizes for a total value of $41,640.

The pros begin their quest at 6.30 am Friday, May 16th, as the tournament participants take to the water for the first day of tournament fishing. Each angler knows that they could have a share in over $100,000 in cash and prizes!   Friday and Saturday afternoon the weigh-in starts at 3:00 PM as everyone gathers to see who will bring the big bass to the scale and who will walk away with a brand new Ranger Boat, Mercury Motor & trailer along with $10,000 in cash and prizes.  Sunday the 18th will be used as the alternate day in case conditions due not permit on either Friday or Saturday.

While the fishermen hit the water for two great days of fishing…..there is plenty to do at Sawyer Park during the day.  Saturday, May 17th is KIDS DAY!!!  From 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM  Kids can try their luck at all sorts of games……Scorpion Fishing; Minnow Races, Kids Casting Contest and a Fishing Pond, spend time in the blow up bouncers, do a craft project or stop by and get your face painted.   All participating kids will take home a prize — with additional chances to win a grand prize in each category.

 Friday evening join us for the Dock Dance kicking off from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Sawyer Park with music by the Modern Day Drifters.   Come on down and listen to the music, dance a bit and grab a bite to eat.  What a great way to spend a Friday evening in May!!  The anglers will return at 4:00 PM for Fridays weigh in. One can be sure it’s going to be a thriller!   Prizes will be awarded at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Besides planning this outstanding event each spring, the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament Organization is also involved in other projects throughout the community.  They have joined forces with the Sturgeon Bay Rotary to have windows and doors added to the pavilion at Sawyer Park.  This past year we have provided funding for the flags and flag poles at George K. Pinney County Park and the Carmody Park Boat Launch in Little Sturgeon. 

We are always looking for projects and ways to promote fishing with the youth of our community. Please let us know if we can help your group or organization.

If you are a media professional or an industry VIP looking to experience the tournament first hand please give JJ Malvitz (920-493-2953) or Wendy Heim (920-366-4939) to arrange a time to get on the water and see the action!!!


7:30 A.M. Participants register @ Sawyer Park

3:00 PM PRE-FISHING ENDS -Contestants must be off the tournament waters by                     3:00 PM
4:00 – 5:30 PM Tournament Registration at Sawyer Park – Under the tent
6:00 – 7:00 PM MANDATORY Tournament Participant Meeting at Sawyer Park
                 AWARDS FOR PRO-AM

5:00 AM Check-In & Boat Inspection
6:30 AM – 4:00 P.M. First Flight – Tournament Begins
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM   Second Flight
5:00 – 8:00 PM DOCK DANCE
4:00 p.m.  Weigh-In Begins @ Sawyer Park

5:00 AM Check-In & Boat Inspection
6:30 AM – 3:00 P.M. First Flight – Tournament Begins
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM   Second Flight
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM KID’S DAY – Events for all ages

3:00 PM Weigh-In Begins @ Sawyer Park
5:00 PM Awards Presentation


This day is reserved for a makeup day if Friday or Saturday needs to be cancelled because of weather conditions

5:00 AM Check-In & Boat Inspection
6:30 AM – 2:00 PM First Flight
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Second Flight
2:00 PM Weigh-In

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