Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour will be back on Lake Winnebago in 2020

, Appleton Post-CrescentPublished 2:52 p.m. CT Nov. 1, 2019

Josh Bertrand of Queen Creek, Ariz. discusses the conditions of Lake Winnebago and preparing for the MLF tournament this week Chris Kohley/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, Appleton Post-Crescent


NEENAH – For a second straight year, some of the world’s best anglers will descend on the Fox Valley with a TV crew in tow and big money on the line.

Neenah will again host a stop from the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour on June 5-10. The catch-and-release tournament will feature 80 anglers fishing for a grand prize of $100,000. The action will take place on Lake Winnebago, Lake Butte des Morts and Green Lake.

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau said the event is expected to generate about $300,000 in direct visitor spending in the Fox Cities. That includes spending from competitors, the production crew, spectators and more.

Adam Schanke, sports marketing manager for the bureau, called it a “huge event for the area” earlier this year and a great way to show off Neenah and the Fox Cities.

The local stop will be stage six for the tour. Neenah hosted stage eight of the event earlier this year.

2019-11-02T06:50:18-05:00November 2nd, 2019|Lake Winnebago|
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