“Macomb County is a wonderful fit for Major League Fishing,” says Michael Mulone, Senior Director of Events and Partnerships at MLF. “First and foremost, the location on the lake makes for great access to some of the best small mouth bass fishing in America.”
The passion of the residents of Macomb County is another huge draw for MLF, and one of the reasons they will be looking at future opportunities to return to Macomb County in the future.
“The hospitality up and down the Nautical Mile and all around the county is filled with residents passionate about their community and for years has welcomed anglers with open arms,” Mulone adds.
This year’s six-day event, which runs concurrently with the Bass, Brews and BBQ festival at Blossom Heath Park in St. Clair Shores, features 80 of the best professional anglers in the world, including Kalamazoo superstar Kevin VanDam, Tennessee’s Ott DeFoe and Jacob Wheeler, along with local qualifier Scott Dobson of Clarkston.
Anglers go toe-to-toe throughout the season for a chance at cash prizes up to $100,000 per event and annual titles such as Bass Pro Tour Angler of the Year, REDCREST Champion and General Tire Heavy Hitters Champion.
In addition to the exciting fishing action, families and fans who attend the tournament will also get to meet their favorite contenders at the Bass, Brews and BBQ festival.
“The festival is a chance for fishing fans to meet their favorite Bass Pro Tour anglers, enjoy food and beverages from local food truck and St. Clair Shores Micro Breweries, watch the on-the-water action at the MLF watch party, shop at numerous MLF sponsor and local vendor booths and enjoy live concerts from local musicians each day,” Mulone says.
And that’s not all. You’ll also find more kid-friendly entertainment in the form of racing pigs and a petting zoo throughout the weekend — so there’s truly something for everyone.
The annual Bass, Brew and BBQ festival is set to run 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9-Friday Sept. 10 and noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11-Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 and the Major League Fishing Tournament will run Friday, Sept. 9 – Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Admission to the event is free but there may be additional fees for food and other activities. The event will also be broadcast on CBS, the Discovery Channel, the Outdoor Channel and CBS Sports Network this fall for those who can’t make the in-person event.
For more information on the 2021 Bass, Brews and BBQ festival visit Make Macomb Your Home. Plus, find more details on Major League Fishing’s MLF Bass Pro Tour CarParts.com Stage Seven at Lake St. Clair Presented by Covercraft at MajorLeagueFishing.com.