Sault Ste. Marie Hosts BASS Nation State Championship


“It’s just fishing in Michigan. It’s tournament fishing in Michigan.”

Dozens of anglers faced the cold wind and rain Saturday morning in Sault Ste. Marie for the start of the Michigan BASS Nation Fishing Championship.

Nearly 100 people converged on the St. Marys River this weekend, all trying to catch that trophy fish.

Now they are not just looking for any fish.

Anglers want to grab the biggest catch of bass during the two-day tournament.

The event will wrap up with the top 21 fishermen moving on to the regional championship, and of course with trophies.

Despite the unfavorable weather, one angler was taking it all in stride.

“It is what it is. When it rains, it rains. When it blows, it blows,” said Mike Cunningham of Fenton.

“It blows just as hard on everybody’s boat and it rains just as hard on everyone else’s boats. It is a level playing field. Nobody is at a disadvantage. Everybody has to fight through it. You go out there and do what you can do.”

The competition wraps up Sunday at 7 a.m. with final weigh-ins are at 3 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public to attend.

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