Bass Pro Tour - MLF

Bass Pro Tour Info

Major League Fishing is proud to partner with Bass Pro Shops for the inaugural season of the MLF Bass Pro Tour. In this brand-new tour, 80 of the world’s best anglers compete in eight (8) regular-season stages. The eight stages are held at eight different locations scattered throughout the United States.

Through six (6) days of competition, the field of 80 anglers will be trimmed down to just one champion. During the Shotgun and Elimination Rounds, the 80 pros will be split up into two groups of 40 anglers (Group A and B). The pros will compete to position themselves in the Top 20 of their respective group after two days of fishing for the right to move on the Knockout Round. In the Knockout Round, the remaining 40 anglers’ weight totals will reset, and only the Top 10 will advance to the Championship Round. In the Championship Round, weights will reset once more, and only the top angler will walk away with the stage championship and a $100,000 prize.

After each stage of the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour, the anglers will receive points based on their finish in that stage of competition. At the conclusion of the eight regular-season events, only the Top 30 point-earners out of the 80 pros will earn the right to move on to the Bass Pro Tour championship, known as the REDCREST. Through six (6) days of competition, the REDCREST champion will be crowned.

MLF Catch, Weigh, Release

Major League Fishing is the only professional fishing league that utilizes the “Catch, Weigh, Release” format. While on the water during competition, the 80 anglers on the Bass Pro Tour make their catches, weigh their catch, and instantly release the bass back into the water. This style of weighing and scoring the caught bass greatly reduces the possibility for delayed mortality and helps insure the health and survival of the fish.

State Fish and Wildlife organizations from all across the country strongly support and recommend the Major League Fishing tournament format to help sustain our rivers and lakes.