On Saturday, July 14, 2012, the Walmart Bass Fishing League is expected to hold a fishing tournament in Trenton, Michigan. The event is open to weekend anglers and sports a collective, $11,000 prize purse. The winning angler could also end up with a shot at a pro fishing career. Sound interesting? Read on for a few more details:
Detroit River Tournament Details
The Walmart Bass Fishing League event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 14, 2012, from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Elizabeth Park Marina located on Grosse Lle Parkway. Participating anglers will be restricted to a 14 inch size limit on all bass as well as an overall, five fish catch limit. Anglers interested in participating in the bass fishing tournament must pre-register, remit an entrance fee and attend a mandatory meeting. In addition, several different fishing licenses are needed.
Registration may be completed through the FLW's website or at a designated sign-up session. The sign-up session is slated to take place on Friday, July 13, 2012, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., at the Woodhaven Rodgers Chevrolet located on Allen Road. Entry fees start at $100 and the mandatory anglers' meeting is expected to get underway there once the sign-up session ends.
Fishing License Information
Participating anglers will need to be in possession of a valid Michigan fishing license, an Ohio fishing license and a Canadian fishing license. In addition, a Walpole Island fishing license is also required. A 24-hour, Michigan fishing license costs $7 and a one-day, Ohio fishing license costs $11. Each may be purchased online or through select area locations. A non-Canadian resident fishing license requires the purchase of a temporary license tag and an Outdoors Card. Both may be purchased online. A non-Canadian resident Outdoors Card costs less than $10 and a one-day, sport fishing license costs around $22. A one-day, Walpole Island fishing license costs $11 and may be purchased through the Lakeside Fishing Shop's online store or in person.
About the Venue
The Elizabeth Park Marina offers visiting boaters access to boat slips and the Detroit River. GPS coordinates for the marina may be found on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' website. Nautical charts of the Detroit River are available through the Ocean Grafix website and a report on the river's current condition may be found through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District's website. I'd also suggest that visiting anglers check out the Detroit River's ecological profile available through the U.S. Geological Survey's website. It contains in-depth information on the river's hydrology, bathymetry and climatic influences.