With three major fishing tournaments just around the corner the Sault Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking for a handful of volunteers to help pull off these events without a snag.

The St. Marys River will play host to the competitions beginning with the Bass Pro Shop & Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit August 13 and 14. Then on August 20 and 21 the $10,000 North American Bass Challenge will anchor up into town. Rounding out the season will be the West Michigan Bass Classic Sept. 25 through Sept. 26. We invited everyone to attend these events, but we would love if volunteers would be willing to help out on Aug. 13 and 14 for the Masters Walleye Circuit

Each event will be based out of Aune Osborn Campground and feature launches around 7 a.m. with boats returning around 3 p.m. for weigh-ins.

Boats are set to jettison out of Aune Osborn Campground at 7 a.m. this morning in search of the largest walleyes they can find.

Volunteers are a key part to helping lure these lunker sized tournaments into Sault Ste. Marie. Assistance will be needed to help with parking, launching boats and more. Anywhere from 10 to 15 volunteers would help make these tournaments be the catch of the year. Extensive knowledge of fishing is not required, and event staff will help organize efforts.

Each tournament helps bring attention to the St. Marys River fishery and will highlight the area’s walleye and bass fishing opportunities.

The Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s MWC is considered one of the sport’s great grassroots tournaments. It plans to bring long-term multi-million-dollar economic impact to the area and includes TV time and live streaming internet time to the area.

The Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s North America Big Bass Challenge is a unique tournament that gives everyone who participates a chance to win $10,000. This tournament is OPEN to the public. Pro status is not needed.

It’s estimated that 100 professional anglers and another 100 co-anglers could be participating in these events. Attendance will vary.

Interested helpers can contact the CVB directly at (906) 632-3366 for more information on how to volunteer.