MASSENA — A new fishing event has been additional to the Massena summertime agenda.
Donald R. Meissner, tourism director for the city of Massena, reported he acquired a call that established the function in movement.
“I received a get in touch with 1 working day from a dude in Michigan. He suggests, ‘My identify is Dan Mundy. I’m contacting you mainly because I read Massena mainly is the location wherever fishing is occurring. I am in demand of this nationwide match trail named the American Bass Club. We’re hunting for a regional qualifying area and all of our board of directors want to occur to the St. Lawrence River. Would Massena be fascinated?’” he said.
Mr. Meissner reported they’ve given that produced the preparations to host the match in Massena.
“It will include things like 400 anglers, 200 boats. It is a team function with two anglers for just about every staff. It is a two-working day event that is heading to be at the finish of July that we didn’t even plan for. They are producing it easy on us monetarily,” he reported.
He said the club is relatives-oriented.
“No professionals are permitted to fish in this event. They all have to be blue-collar individuals that would like to increase to the top rated sometime, but want a opportunity to compete in a tournament, and they’re going to pay out enormous prizes — $100,000 to start with place, and the prize money will rival the large two. It will rival Significant League Fishing and it will rival Bass,” Mr. Meissner said.
He explained the call came about because of Massena’s nationwide recognition as a fishing hotspot.
“He did not call me due to the fact he picked up a cell phone e book and set a blindfold on and caught his finger on a site. He known as me mainly because he had watched nationwide tv and noticed protection of this town in upstate New York that was undertaking so a lot in fishing, and he did not want to eliminate out on that,” he stated. “That’s the purpose we’ve been undertaking every thing we’ve been accomplishing, to get this national consciousness and people’s curiosity to try to uncover out why are the champions coming to Massena. It need to be a thing specific. Which is basically what we’ve been doing the job toward about the very last numerous yrs.”
That will be 1 of six tournaments taking position in Massena this summer, beginning with the 2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League on July 9 with 300 anglers and 200 boats. Which is adopted by the American Bass Club event at the conclusion of July, the 2022 Tackle Warehouse Professional Circuit Championship in August, the Cashion Rods Event and 2022 Toyota Collection in September, and wrapping up with the town’s Massive Bass Blowout in October.