STURGEON BAY — For the first time, the 2021 Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament will feature a weigh-on-the-water format that will get fish photographed, weighed and back in the water in just a few minutes.

The Brecknell Scales being used are the exact scale and fish grip used by both the MLF and FLW tournaments. Scoring will be done using the FishDonkey app on your smart phone, according to Tournament Director Gary Nault on the tournament’s website.

The tournament runs May 7-8, 2021 and is based in Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay.

Each boat will have a scale, and results can be transmitted within two minutes, and the fish can be returned to the water.

Registration will be done through the FishDonkey App.

There will be a practice event the day before the event to practice with the new weigh-in method. Prize money will be award for the practice round as well.


A team meeting is set for Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at The Lodge is located at 1640 Memorial Drive.

By Dan Plutchak

Founder, publisher Door County Shore Report