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Bass, Brews, and BBQ Festival


FLW Fishing Tournament

Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival back at Lake St. Clair Metropark June 29 to July 1. The festival is a complement to the 2018 FLW Tour presented by Mercury which takes place on Lake St. Clair June 28 - July 1.

Lake St. Clair is a frequent stop for fishing tournaments, as it boasts millions of smallmouth and largemouth bass that grow to an average of two pounds. According to avid bass anglers, the smallmouth bass fishing on Lake St. Clair is nothing short of spectacular because once the summer patterns have settled in, it’s not uncommon to catch 40-60 bass in a four-hour period.

Youth Unified Fishing Derby

Information about the youth fishing tournament


The Festival

The festival portion allows guests to enjoy the fishing tournament as well as:

  • craft beer
  • live music
  • tours aboard the Pride of Michigan, an 81-foot former U.S. Navy training vessel
  • several interesting vendors displaying their offerings
  • some of the best barbecue and food from our area’s top restaurants
  • family fun and more!

The festival is open to the public. 

All Events are Free! Metroparks Entry Pass Required.


Schedule of Events

FLW Tour Daily Schedule

  • Thursday – Sunday: Anglers take off at 6:30 a.m.
  • Weigh-in: 
    • Thursday/Friday at 3:15 p.m.
    • Saturday/Sunday at 4:00 p.m.

Bass, Brews & BBQ Festival Schedule

  • Friday: 12:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 28

  • 6:30 a.m. - Anglers take off
  • 3:15 p.m. - Weigh-in

Friday, June 29

  • 6:30 a.m. - Anglers take off
  • Noon - Beer and other beverages tent opens; food concessions
  • 12:30 p.m. - Entertainment in beer tent by The True North and  Dave Fuller - NASH FM
  • 3:15 p.m. National Anthem - Genavieve Linkowski
  • 3:15 p.m. - Weigh-in
  • 5:30 p.m. - Entertainment in beer tent by Dave Fuller - NASH FM

Saturday, June 30

  • 6:30 a.m. - Anglers take off
  • 9:00 a.m - 11 a.m. Unified Fishing Derby 
  • Noon - Beer and other beverages tent opens; food concessions
  • Noon- Entertainment by The Gobies 
  • 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. - NASH FM - Hosting live by Doug Podell 
  • 3:45 p.m. National Anthem - Macombers
  • 4:00 p.m. - Weigh-in

Sunday, July 1

  • 6:30 a.m. - Anglers take off
  • Noon - Beer and other beverages tent opens; food concessions
  • Noon - Entertainment in beer tent by Matt Austin
  • 3:45 p.m. National Anthem - Beth Cryderman
  • 4:00 p.m. - Weigh-in
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Entertainment in Thomas Welsh Activity Center

Lake Saint Clair Metropark

31300 Metro Pkwy, Harrison Charter Township, MI 48045

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