Lady Lake, Fla. – (October 15, 2015) – “Jack Link’s Major League Fishing” – the most-watched fishing show on television – is filming its Shell Rotella Challenge Cup this week in on the waters of Lake County in Central Florida. The Challenge Cup, which is the 13th Major League Fishing production, will showcase 30 of the world’s top competitive anglers as they tackle the unpredictable lakes of inland Florida.
“We’re tickled to be in Lake County, Florida. This is a region known around the country for great fishing. And everything about our experience here, from the community support to the quality of fishing, has been first-class,” said Major League Fishing Commissioner Don Rucks.
“In the past, we’ve mostly filmed at venues that have been new to our anglers. A time or two we’ve gone places the anglers know,” Rucks said. “As far as Lake County goes, it’s a mixture. Our anglers are familiar with the Harris Chain, which is nearby, but most have never spent any time on other lakes in the county – and, believe me, there are plenty of great fishing lakes here.”
The Lake County-based “Jack Link’s Major League Fishing” television episodes will initially air during the second quarter of 2016. The shows will receive almost 70 hours of airtime on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader in Outdoor TV.
Major League Fishing is a partnership involving the world’s top anglers and Outdoor Channel. The league’s innovative made-for-television events utilize a format that allows anglers to weigh all the “scorable” bass that they catch. Bass are immediately weighed after they are caught, then are released back into the water. Anglers know where they rank in the standings at all times via real-time leader boards in their boats. The competitors are not allowed to practice or to solicit or receive information before events.
The 30 competing anglers include the following 23 from Major League Fishing’s Cup Series: Tommy Biffle, Denny Brauer, Mark Davis, Boyd Duckett, Brent Ehrler, Edwin Evers, Shaw Grigsby, Greg Hackney, Timmy Horton, Mike Iaconelli, Alton Jones, Kelly Jordon, Gary Klein, Bobby Lane, Jeff Kriet, Aaron Martens, Mike McClelland, Ish Monroe, Takahiro Omori, Jason Quinn, Dean Rojas, Skeet Reese and Kevin VanDam. Additionally, seven Major League Fishing Select anglers are competing in the Challenge Cup.
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