Visit Grand Rapids Set to Support Champions Tour in 2019

Zimmerman, MN – The Champions Tour, the Midwest’s most exciting and prestigious bass tournament trail is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Visit Grand Rapids for the upcoming tournament season. The Champions Tour fishing tournament will take place on Thursday, August 29, 2019 on Pokegama Lake.

In Grand Rapids you will find small town charm that is surrounded by Minnesota’s nature. This picturesque area has been a favorite of those planning a Minnesota family vacation, fishing trips, couple’s getaways and family reunions for over 100 years. The distinguished fishing lakes, forest and trails provide the perfect backdrop for leisure and sports adventures. In addition to fishing, Grand Rapids has charming boutique style shopping and unique dining options. Grand Rapids also has wonderful area attractions that are environmental and historic, beautiful art and culture, and thousands of miles of trails to bike and hike. You can find more information for things to do in Grand Rapids:

Visit Grand Rapids provides a platform and all the necessary information you will need to know about vacationing in the Grand Rapids area. In Grand Rapids you will find many diverse lodging options. From family and fishing friendly resorts with activities and on-site amenities, conveniently located Hotels, economical Motels, a charming Bed and Breakfast and Vacation Rentals and Lake Rentals. To select lodging search their stay page:

The partnership between Visit Grand Rapids and the Champions Tour revolves specifically around late August when the Champions Tour anglers will be visiting Lake Pokegama for its fourth and final regular season tournament.  On Wednesday August 28th the Champions Tour angler’s will be having a media day where the public and media is invited to attend at the IRA Civic Center from Noon to 4:00 pm.  The tournament will be on Friday, August 29th, and be going out of the Pokegama Golf Course, where the public can attend to see the take off at 7am and awards ceremony around 4:30 pm.

Pokegama is an incredible lake with a diverse fishery that Champions Tour anglers are eager to fish. In 2017, Grand Rapids local Andy Walls won the inaugural Champions Tour Championship on Lake Pokegama and drove home with a new Skeeter Boat in tow.

To learn more about the beautiful Grand Rapids, MN area and to see all of the great features that Visit Grand Rapids has to offer click For a full schedule and details on the 2019 Champions Tour presented by Skeeter Boats and Yamaha Outboards, visit



The Champions Tour aims at providing bass fisherman with beneficial and current bass fishing information regarding the tournament, which can be followed along real time via and on social media.  For details on the 2019 Classic Bass Champions Tour presented by Skeeter Boats and Yamaha Outboards, visit     

Visit Grand Rapids is a destination marketing organization that is funded by 3% lodging tax collected from 23 lodging properties located in the Grand Rapids/Itasca County area. The conduct destination marketing and promoting to attract visitors to vacation in the Grand Rapids, area. Visit Grand Rapids is overseen by a nine member Board of Directors and has two full time staff. In addition to marketing and promotion of the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area, Visit Grand Rapids coordinates Itasca Area Attractions & Events marketing, provides welcome bags for groups, sets group room blocks, and gives familiarization tours for group coordinators.