If you planned to enter the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament, May 16th to May 18th, 2014; you missed it because entry acceptance closed on May 2nd.
The Door Peninsula holds two tournaments each year: the biggest event in the Spring the weekend after Mother's Day while the Fall tournament is held the weekend after Labor Day.
The spring tournament is limited to 200, 2-person teams and the fall tournament is limited to 100 2-person teams. This year will be the 24th anniversary of those events. The fall tournament has been changed to a one-day event and is a cash payout tournament.
Moon phase and climatic conditions predict that 6-7am and 4-6pm are the best times to fish this weekend.
The record-breaking cold winter from December 2013 to May 2014 was caused by what meteorologists call the North Polar Vortex. This certainly affected Canada, but also extended from the Rocky Mountains to the eastern Atlantic Ocean seaboard. The record low temperatures was lower than the previous record set in 1979. The cold wave spread as far as Dallas, Texas. Such temperatures occurred in 1884 and again in 1988. The American Plains and Canadian prairie areas were hit with strong winds and heavy snowfall that included the Great Lakes region.