MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One of the world’s largest bass fishing tournaments is returning to Minnesota.
The Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tournament will be this Sept. 14-17 on Lake Mille Lacs. It will feature the top 50 anglers from the Elite Series.READ MORE: Sheriff: 2 Large Buildings Destroyed In Hog Barn Fire Near Waseca
The tournament was held in Onamia last year. Participation in the tournament is based on performance throughout the year.READ MORE: Kim Potter, Former Officer Charged In Daunte Wright Shooting, To Appear In Court Monday
A $1 million prize will be at stake, and the top angler in the standings after the tournament will get $100,000. Across three days of competition on Lake Mille Lacs last year, anglers caught 729 bass for a three-day total weight of more than 2,800 pounds.MORE NEWS: Target No Longer Requiring Face Coverings For Fully Vaccinated Guests, Staff Members
Tournament officials say new this year is a $25,000 prize for the heaviest three-day limit of bass.