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2020 Schedule Announced

ORLANDO, Fla. – Major League Fishing announced schedules for the 2022 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and the 2022 Toyota Series at a live press event held Thursday at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST).

The 27th season of the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit (formerly FLW Tour), professional bass fishing’s premier five-fish limit circuit, will feature six regular-season stops showcasing the best anglers in the world competing for thousands of dollars across the best bass fisheries in the United States. The 2022 season will culminate with the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit TITLE, in which 50 anglers will qualify – the top 48 finishers in the Pro Circuit Angler of the Year standings along with the reigning 2021 TITLE Champion and the 2021 Angler of the Year.

2022 MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Schedule:
Jan. 27-30 Stop 1 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas
Hosted by the Jasper County Development District

March 13-16 Stop 2 at Harris Chain of Lakes Leesburg, Fla.
Hosted by Visit Lake County, Florida

April 21-24 Stop 3 at Pickwick Lake Counce, Tenn.
Hosted by the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau

May 12-15 Stop 4 at Lake Guntersville Guntersville, Ala.
Hosted by Marshall County Tourism and Sports

June 16-19 Stop 5 at the James River Richmond, Va.
Hosted by Richmond Region Tourism

July 29-Aug. 1 Stop 6 at Lake Champlain Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Hosted by the City of Plattsburgh & the Adirondack Coast Visitor’s Bureau

Aug. 16-21 TITLE at the St. Lawrence River Massena, N.Y.
Hosted by the Town of Massena

“We’ve got some great momentum as we near the end of a very successful 2021 season and we look forward to carrying that momentum into 2022,” said Kathy Fennel, MLF Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Our team has put together a pair of great schedules that I know will have our fans and anglers excited – a nice mix of some of our historic venues along with a few fisheries that we haven’t visited in a while. Our MLF anglers are the best in the world, and we look forward to providing our world-class tournaments to them again in 2022.”

“The Town of Massena is excited and proud to be selected for the 2022 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit TITLE Championship,” said Don Meissner, Massena Tourism Promoter. “After years of working to promote our community, Massena is now being recognized as one of the most beautiful fishing destinations in the United States. On behalf of all of the communities in the North Country, we can’t wait to host the TITLE anglers that will visit us in upstate New York.”

Also announced Thursday was the 2022 MLF Toyota Series schedule, which kicks off its regular season in early February at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida, and runs through late September when it wraps up at the St. Lawrence River in Massena, New York.

2022 MLF Toyota Series Schedule:
Central Division

Feb. 22-24 Lake Guntersville Scottsboro, Ala.
Hosted by the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce

March 31-April 2 Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown, Tenn.
Hosted by Byrdstown-Pickett County Chamber of Commerce

May 5-7 Lake Chickamauga Hixson, Tenn.
Hosted by Chattanooga Sports

Northern Division

June 23-25 Potomac River Marbury, Md.
Hosted by Charles County Board of Commissioners

Aug. 9-11 Lake Champlain Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Hosted by City of Plattsburgh & Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau

Sept. 22-24 St. Lawrence River Massena, N.Y.
Hosted by the Town of Massena

Plains Division

March 1-3 Lake of the Ozarks Osage Beach, Mo.
Hosted by Tri-County Lodging Association

April 28-30 Grand Lake Grove, Okla.
Hosted by City of Grove & Grove Convention & Tourism Bureau

Sept. 15-17 Truman Lake Warsaw & Sedalia, Mo.
Hosted by the Sedalia Convention and Visitors Bureau & Visit Benton

Southern Division

Feb. 3-5 Lake Okeechobee Clewiston, Fla.
Hosted by Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and Resort and the Hendry County Tourism Development Council

April 7-9 Santee Cooper Summerton, S.C.
Hosted by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce

May 19-21 Harris Chain of Lakes Leesburg, Fla.
Hosted by Visit Lake County, Florida

Southwestern Division

Feb. 10-12 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas
Hosted by the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce

April 7-9 Lake Texoma Durant, Okla.
Hosted by TBD

May 4-6 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas
Hosted by the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce

Western Division

March 3-5 Lake Havasu Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Hosted by Go Lake Havasu

April 28-30 Clear Lake* Clearlake, Calif.
Hosted by the City of Clearlake

June 2-4 California Delta* Bethel Island, Calif.
Hosted by TBD

* Subject to California permit approval

After resounding positive feedback from anglers, the Toyota Series Wild Card Division will also return in 2022. Pros and co-anglers have a second chance at qualifying for the Toyota Series Championship by fishing four or more tournaments in any combination of divisions and keeping their three highest finishes. Twelve pros and 12 co-anglers will qualify for the 2022 Toyota Series Championship based on Wild Card division points.

Further details for both circuits will be announced later this year. The full schedule for the 2022 MLF Bass Pro Tour and the dates and location for the 2022 Toyota Series Championship will be announced in the coming weeks.

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A Total of $11,000 Raised for Keep America Fishing™ Foundation

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (July 20, 2021) – Representing Lucky Go Fishing and Fish Bites, the team of Terrie Huffmaster, Tonya Michelle and Jackson Williams weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the 2021 ICAST Cup at Lake Toho Presented by Major League Fishing (MLF) Tuesday. The four-hour bass-fishing tournament, hosted by Kissimmee Sports, was the kick-off event to ICAST 2021 and raised a total of $11,000 to benefit the industry’s angler advocacy program, Keep America Fishing™.

The field totaled 55 boats, including about a handful of MLF Bass Pro Tour, Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and Toyota Series anglers, as well as outdoor media and industry representatives from popular tackle brand and non-profits. In its five-year history, the charity tournament has raised more than $61,000 for Keep America Fishing.

The Lucky Go Fishing/Fish Bites team won by a margin of 10 ounces over Team USA Bassin’, which was comprised of Richard Patterson, Dave Smith and Glen Cabezas. Their limit weighing 25-10 was a new ICAST Cup record for the heaviest limit ever weighed in the event.

“What a day. This has been so awesome. This is a day that I will remember for the rest of my life,” an emotional Huffmaster said on stage. “To everyone that put this event on and made it happen – MLF, ICAST, everybody here – thank you for putting this on and making this happen. I cannot tell you how humbled I am and how blessed I feel right now. I’m way past Cloud 9 – I’m on Cloud 14 or 15 right now.”

The duo estimated they caught around 35 to 40 bass throughout the morning, but said that they caught the majority of their weight in the first 30 minutes. They credited just one bait as being the key.

“We tried a few different baits early, but they weren’t biting. Then we picked up a Zoom Magnum Ultra Vibe Speed Worm (black and blue) and caught five of our big fish within the first 30 minutes,” Michelle said. “We ended up sticking with it for the rest of the day.”

“We also did not have a net in the boat,” Huffmaster added. “When we’d set the hook and see the big ones flopping on the water, it was chaos. We were just telling each other to stay calm, keep it down, and get it to the boat.

“We really had no thoughts at all about winning or losing today coming into this,” Huffmaster went on to say. “We literally just prayed about it this morning and wanted to get out there and have fun.”

Mission accomplished!

The top 10 teams finished the tournament in:

1st:      Lucky Go Fishing/Fish Bites – Terrie Huffmaster, Tonya Michelle and Jackson Williams, five bass, 25-10
2nd:     USA Bassin’ – Richard Patterson, Dave Smith and Glen Cabezas, five bass, 25-0
3rd:     American Baitworks – Robert Greenburg and J.T. Kenney, five bass, 21-5
4th:      Chasin’ Fin – Nathan Bloom and Joey Bloom, five bass, 19-14
5th:      JL Marine/Power-Pole – Greg Wats, Ray Trudeau and James Everhart, five bass, 18-14
6th:      BNB Jigs – Bob Bakewell and Bobby Bakewell, five bass, 17-9
7th:      American Tackle Co. – Jeff Mathews, Jimmy Drury and Joe Opager, five bass, 17-1
8th:      Green Outdoors – Ronnie Green, Christian Greico and Samantha Gay, five bass, 16-7
9th:      Lithium Pros – Steve Bishop, Ken Lucas and Charity Muehlenweg, five bass, 15-4
10th:   Lew’s – John Carman, Peter Thliveros and Matthew Mattingly, five bass, 15-0

Complete results and photos from the tournament will be posted at ICASTCup.com.

USA Bass partnered with MLF and Keep America Fishing to award the top-finishing women’s pair at the ICAST Cup a spot on the 2022 USA Pan American Bass fishing team. The highest-finishing team of female anglers was Michelle Jalaba and Melissa Young, who weighed in five bass totaling 12 pounds, 7 ounces, to earn their spot on Team USA Bass at the 2022 Pan American Bass Fishing Championship, alongside Jacob Wheeler, John Cox, Mark Daniels Jr., Dustin Connell, Brian Latimer, Scott Martin and other top pros.

Keep America Fishing™ is leading the fight to preserve our right to sustainably fish on our nation’s waterways. As the voice of the American angler, Keep America Fishing works to keep our public resources – our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams – open, clean and abundant with fish. For more information, please visit KeepAmericaFishing.org.

For more ICAST 2021 coverage, details and tournament information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing (MLF) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, producing more than 250 events annually at some of the most prestigious fisheries in the world, while broadcasting to America’s living rooms on CBS, the Discovery Channel, the Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, the World Fishing Network, the Sportsman Channel and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, the MLF roster of bass anglers includes the world’s top pros and more than 30,000 competitors in all 50 states and 13 countries. In 2019 MLF acquired FLW and rebranded it as MLF BIG5, which expanded its portfolio of catch, weigh and immediate release events to include the sport’s strongest five-biggest-fish format tournament circuits. Since its founding in 2011, MLF has advanced the sport of competitive fishing through its premier television broadcasts and livestreams, and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through research, education, fisheries enhancement and fish care.

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HARDCORE Vibe 75: New For 2022

Brand new for the fall of 2021 is the Hardcore Vibe 75. A sinking lipless crank bait with multiple rattles that has a tight wiggle action deadly in fall, winter and spring conditions. Constructed from exceptional components and outstanding attention-to-detail, Hardcore is committed to providing anglers with the most effective and life-like lures possible and this new addition is no exception.

The Hardcore Vibe 75 features perfect balance which allows it to be retrieved in a variety of ways to cover a multitude of fishing conditions. This bait can be burned back to the boat with a perfectly straight track and it won’t kick out at any speed. It can be slow rolled just above the grass with a tight wiggle action and when fished with a yo-yo technique it has a seductive swimming action on the fall and can be ripped out of the grass easily to trigger that reaction bite. The larger profile and added weight are perfect for targeting giant bass on deeper grass lines.

The Hardcore Vibe 75 comes in 10 color patterns chosen by US and Japanese pro-staff and feature a “power coating” that protects the finishes from chipping or fading. The terminal tackle is top of line with high quality black nickel split rings and round bend black nickel treble hooks. All these game changing features for a retail of $9.99.

See the full HardCore Yo Zuri line up here.

Get all the gear Spencer uses here.

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