Angler’s Dream Tournament of Champions comes to MBIA boat show

Michigan Boating Industries Association
July 10, 2013
Filed under News

July 9, 2013, Livonia, MI – The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), producer of three large boat shows in Michigan is proud to announce their partnership with Angler’s Dream, a professional fishing tournament series hosting their year-end Tournament of Champions during the MBIA fall boat show at Lake St. Clair Metropark.

There are nearly one million registered boats in Michigan and fifty percent of boats are used for fishing. Michigan ranks third, nationally, in angler expenditures and in boating registrations. It has been proven that many who fish buy a boat to increase their fishing experience.

“Fishing and boating go hand-in-hand and we’re excited to pair our Festival with such a great fishing tournament coming to Lake St. Clair,” said MBIA Executive Director and Boat Show Manager Nicki Polan.

“Let me tell you right now that Lake St. Clair is the best smallmouth fishery on the planet. I’m amazed at how the lake gets better each year,” said fishing great Kevin VanDam.

More than 200 fishermen and their families will be attending the Tournament and more than 10,000 are expected to attend the Boating & Outdoor Festival. Prizes for the winning haul range up to $10,000 and the weigh-in will be televised. On-lookers can watch the weigh-in activities, participate in the celebrations and listen to live music. The public can mingle with the contestants and learn more about their fishing tactics used by the nation’s top fishermen.

The Boating & Outdoor Recreation Festival is produced by the MBIA. The festival, located at Lake St. Clair Metropark, will be held September 19-22, 2013. Hours: Thurs., Fri.: Noon – 7:30PM, Sat.: 11AM – 7:30PM and Sun.: 11AM – 6 PM. For more information, discount tickets, current promotions and contest information, visit BoatingandOutdoorFest.com. Admission: $10 for adults, children 12 and under free with an adult.  Parking is $5 – or free to those with a Metroparks permit. General park information can be found at www.metroparks.com or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.  The Boating & Outdoor Festival is sponsored by Great Lakes Scuttlebutt, official Magazine of the Boating & Outdoor Festival.

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