Lucas Wins MLF Championship in Sturgeon Bay

Justin Lucas of Guntersville, Alabama won the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Championship event is Sturgeon Bay with a record 110 pounds, five ounces on 38 fish. For Lucas, it was his first win in four years…. Tournament officials allowed fishermen to trailer to where they were fishing, but Lucas made the decision to stay close to Sturgeon Bay…. He said that he caught … Continue reading

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Major League Fishing Coming to Door County

The Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour event is scheduled for July 10-15th in Sturgeon Bay. Michael Mulone, senior director of events and partnerships with MLF says that while there will not be any fan events this time, he didn’t rule out the possibility for something bigger and better in the future…. The tournament has a catch, weigh, and immediately release format and goes on … Continue reading

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Major League Fishing Coming to Sturgeon Bay

Big news today in the bass fishing industry. Major League Fishing is bringing a Tour Series event to Sturgeon Bay next month, July 10-15th. Gary Nault, president of the Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association, says how this came about on short notice…. While 80 boats are expected for the event, only 40 fish per day. Nault says that the fisherman will face long days on … Continue reading

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Free Fishing Weekend

Free Fun Weekend 2020 is this Saturday and Sunday. Wisconsin DNR Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha says it’s your chance to fish for free…. You will also be allowed free entry to Wisconsin State Parks and access to trails this weekend as Kratcha explains…. Wisconsin state parks are now operating from 6am-11pm seven days per week, however, Rock Island Sate Park remains closed through June 30th.

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The Hill Raceway Cancels 2020 season

There will be no racing in Sturgeon Bay this year. PKS3 promotion announced on Monday that they will be following the recommended guidelines set by the Door County Public Health Department. The release stated that groups of 50 or more are not advised and that it would be irresponsible for the county to allow use of the raceway at this time. The promotion group says … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Fishing

Good news for charter fisherman. Gary Nault, president of the Sturgeon Bay Sport Fishing Association, says that area guides and captains are now back in business…. While fisherman were always allowed to fish during the COVID-19 pandemic, the official word had been no guided trips. And just because things are opening up now, it doesn’t mean that it’s back to normal as Nault explains…. In … Continue reading

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SBBT Cancels 2020 Tourney

The Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament has canceled what would have been their fifth annual event that was scheduled for May 8-9. In a release sent to anglers, tournament director Gary Nault said that they determined that the health and safety of their staff, tournament anglers, and the general public, that in was best to cancel their 2020 event. Sturgeon Bay has had a Bass Tournament … Continue reading

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Destination Door County: Postpone, Don’t Cancel

Destination Door County has been hearing many questions from the local tourism community concerning the current pandemic and our upcoming tourist season. When will it start? Will there be one? And what messages are going out about this season? For the first time ever, they are having to ask visitors to temporarily postpone their trips to our county. The truth is they don’t yet know … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice Festival Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

The 15th annual Fire & Ice Festival will be held in Sturgeon Bay Saturday, with activities throughout the downtown Sturgeon Bay area beginning at 9AM. Carly Sarkis from Destination Sturgeon Bay says there will be a lot to see.. People are encouraged to walk throughout the city to see all of the snow & ice carvings, but Sarkis says there is also a heated option… … Continue reading

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Potawatomi Tower to Be Taken Down

The Department of Natural Resources says that the Potawatomi State Park observation tower, which has been closed since the spring of 2018, will be taken down. The DNR cites three studies indicating significant wood rot and decay necessitating the need to take the tower down. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society commissioned an assessment determining that the tower could be repaired. Three options were reviewed last … Continue reading

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