Business | Economics


The 2023 National Professional Fishing League Tournament and the Major League Fishing Tournament are estimated to have generated or supported economic benefits for Bay County in the following ways:

  • The tournaments brought 582 total visitors from 25 states.
  • There were 4,141 total visitor days. These visitors spent on average seven to eight days in the Bay City area.
  • Direct spending of all visitors was $815,000.
  • The total economic impact of all visitors is estimated at $976,000 in economic output supporting 10 jobs.
  • Visitors generated approximately $8,187 in additional tax revenue for Bay County.