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.