An upcoming bass fishing tournament will put a spotlight on a rehabilitated section of the St. Louis River at Chambers Grove Park in Duluth.

“We’re thrilled that a fishing tournament is already proposed for this part of the St. Louis River, which was restored less than a year ago,” said Daryl Peterson, restoration project manager for Minnesota Land Trust, in a news release. “Not only did the project significantly improve the fish habitat, but it also improved recreational access to the river, making the investment pay off in multiple ways for the public.”

The restoration was completed in 2016 after a 1,000-foot steel retaining wall was removed, the current was redirected and spawning beds were re-established.

Entry for the bass fishing contest Aug. 26 is $20, and is capped at 100 anglers.

Proceeds from “Paddle the Pads” go to the land trust. Registration details are online at