Bass Tournament Affects Local Economy

The Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament┬áprovides a boost for the local economy. According to information supplied by the tournament…
85% of the participants need lodging for 2 or more days…
90% of the anglers spend about $200 each on food and beverages during the week and that adds up to $72,000…
95% of the participants purchase fuel locally…
90% of the fishermen return other times of the year…
82% review the information provided to them in the registration packets, and…
85% use registration packet coupons.

Based on a survey of people who took part in the tournament in the past…
Spending on lodging totaled nearly $112,000…
Meals, snacks, and beverages added up to $101,700…
Fuel and supplies totaled $132,000, and…
Fishing equipment and souvenirs brought in an additional $94,000.

The total economic impact of the tourney for just one week was pegged at more than $450,000.

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