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2020 Toyota Series Championship Roster

With the elongated 2020 season finally drawing to a close, the Toyota Series Championship is upon us. This year, the Toyota Series Championship field is made up of the top 25 pros and co-anglers from each division, plus top finishers from the Abu Garcia College Fishing National Championship, The Bass Federation, the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American and FLW’s international ranks. In all, there will be 454 anglers descending on Lake Cumberland for the season-ending showdown. With a winner’s purse on the pro side of $200,000, plus an additional $35,000 if the winner runs a Phoenix, it’s one of the most consequential championships of the year. 

Complete details

Tournament preview

Check out who made (sorted by qualifying route) it below:

 

Central Division

Pros

Brent Anderson – Kingston Springs, Tenn.

Michael Bean – Bowling Green, Ky.

Bob Blackerby – Chelsea, Ala.

Drew Boggs – Lebanon, Tenn.

Jonathan Bowling – Harriman, Tenn.

Tommy Brown – Louisville, Tenn.

Brent Butler – Vonore, Tenn.

Brody Campbell – Oxford, Ohio

Seth Davis – Harrison, Tenn.

Marshall Deakins – Dunlap, Tenn.

Grant Galloway – Houlka, Miss.

Chris Malone – Ironton, Ohio

Jeff McLain – Columbus, Miss.

William Merrick – Mount Juliet, Tenn.

John Murray – Spring City, Tenn.

Jim Neece Jr. – Bristol, Tenn.

Jordan Nettles – Lumberton, Miss.

Crispin Powley – Camden, Tenn.

Nick Ratliff – Vine Grove, Ky.

Robert Reagan – Byrdstown, Tenn.

Ricky Robinson – Greenback, Tenn.

Joe Rucker – Nicholasville, Ky.

Bill Smith Jr. – Burlington, Ky.

Matt Stanley – Alexandria, Tenn.

Wesley Strader – Spring City, Tenn.

Jacob Wheeler – Harrison, Tenn.

Rusty White – Soddy Daisy, Tenn.

 

Co-anglers

Troy Bickers – Carrollton, Ky.

James S. Burns – Nancy, Ky.

Jake Cross – Byrdstown, Tenn.

Randy Forbes – Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Eddie Frye – Gallipolis, Ohio

Bobby Gumm – Somerset, Ky.

Keith Gunsauls – Powell, Tenn.

Kevin Jones – Somerset, Ky.

Darren Kelly – Wartburg, Tenn.

Larry Klaber – Nicholasville, Ky.

Josh Lockard – Somerset, Ky.

Samuel Maxwell – Vincennes, Ind.

Derrick Myers – Corbin, Ky.

Jim Neece Sr – Bristol, Va.

Mo Oelker – Cadiz, Ky.

Scott Ostmann – Cincinnati, Ohio

Caleb Perkins – Santa Claus, Ind.

Brian Peters – Clarksville, Tenn.

Randy Risley – Corydon, Ky.

Robert Russell – Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Luke Shrader – Barrington, N.J.

Gary Slaughter – Waddy, Ky.

Casey Taylor – Smithville, Tenn.

Keith Vann – Cedartown, Ga.

Michael Weimann – Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Ethan Wheeler – Mayfield, Ky.

Chris White – Russiaville, Ind.

Mike Williams – Lancaster, Ky.

Phil Williams Jr. – Jamestown, Ky.

Russ Zoller – Lawrenceburg, Ind.

 

Eastern Division

Pros

Tim Cales – Sandstone, W.Va.

Brian Calloway – Danville, Va.

Rick Chenoweth – Fredericksburg, Va.

Chad Cook – Cross, S.C.

Michael Crocker – Pasadena, Md.

Johnathan Crossland – Chapin, S.C.

Wil Dieffenbauch – Morgantown, W.Va.

Hunter Eubanks – Inman, S.C.

Chris Fiore – Midlothian, Va.

Thomas Guthke – Townville, S.C.

Adam Haithcock – Butner, N.C.

Michael Hall – Annandale, Va.

Scott Hamrick – Denver, N.C.

Preston Harris – State Road, N.C.

Gary Isgrigg – Mt. Washington, Ky.

Danny Kirk – Bartow, Ga.

Cameron Lineback – Mount Airy, N.C.

James Maupin – Stanardsville, Va.

Troy Morrow – Eastanollee, Ga.

Trent Palmer – Cumming, Ga.

Cody Pike – Powhatan, Va.

Marty Robinson – Lyman, S.C.

Danny L. Shanz – Summerton, S.C.

Martin Villa – Charlottesville, Va.

Todd Walters – Kernersville, N.C.

David G Williams – Maiden, N.C.

Jason  Wilson – Lincolnton, N.C.

 

Co-anglers

Brian Anthony – Pickens, S.C.

Mason Boyd – York, S.C.

Derek Brown – Charlottesville, Va.

Michael Duarte – Baltimore, Md.

Larry Elliott – Enoree, S.C.

Jackie George II – Frederick, Md.

Rob Griswold – Lincolnton, N.C.

Bobby Henderson – Charlotte, N.C.

Jason Hinger – Timberlake, N.C.

Robert Holland – Columbia, S.C.

Cliff Humphreys – Philadelphia, Penn.

Chad Kindley – Thomasville, N.C.

Jeff Lederman – Powhatan, Va.

Jimmi Leuthner – Tamassee, S.C.

James Matthews – Kernersville, N.C.

John C. Miller – Washington, Penn.

Michael Miller – Greenville, S.C.

Matthew Oakley – Farmville, N.C.

Eric Osborne – Jefferson, N.C.

Sergio Render – Christiansburg, Va.

James Roten – West Jefferson, N.C.

Anthony Shanz – Selbyville, Del.

Todd Sosebee – Bessemer City, N.C.

Will White – Wake Forest, N.C.

Khris Williams – Mount Holly, N.C.

David Wright – Fort Meade, Md.

 

Northern Division

Pros

Matt Becker – Finleyville, Penn.

Jacob Bigelow – Cecil, Wis.

Cliff Blackford – Addison, Mich.

Ryan Davidson – Branchland, W.Va.

Jonathan Dietz – Corry, Penn.

Scott Dobson – Clarkston, Mich.

Jonathan Fulton – Ray, Ohio

Justin Hicks – Roanoke, Va.

Jonathan Kelley – Old Forge, Penn.

Jason Kervin – Raymond, Maine

Joshua Kolodzaike – Toledo, Ohio

Bret Loomis – Groveland, N.Y.

Buck Mallory – Lawton, Mich.

Kurt Mitchell – Milford, Del.

Tony Mitchell – Plainwell, Mich.

Dick Parker – Lorain, Ohio

Mark Peiser – Pittsboro, Ind.

Neal Ramsey – Harrison, Ohio

Randy Ramsey – Burlington, Mich.

Lee Rogers – Newton, N.J.

Drew Sanford – Springfield, Mo.

Chase Serafin – White Lake, Mich.

Drew Six – Clinton, Ohio

Troy Stokes – Brownstown, Mich.

Pat Upthagrove – Monroe, Mich.

Tim Wilson – Marion, Ind.

Steve York – Bronson, Mich.

 

Co-anglers

Terry Bucciarelli – Ypsilanti, Mich.

Blaine Bucy – Weirton, W.Va.

Corey Burton – Canton, Ohio.

Jeff Cox – Saline, Mich.

Stephen Draghi – Sparrowbush, N.Y.

Jarvis Ellis – Albany, Ga.

Robert Fulton – Ray, Ohio

Darwin Griva – Hamilton, Ind.

Gary Haraguchi – San Jose, Calif.

Kevin Hesson – Seneca, Penn.

Ron Hiles – Piketon, Ohio

Tony Holzer – E. Palestine, Ohio

Matt Hummel – Lancaster, Penn.

John Husnay – Marcy, N.Y.

Ted Kephart – Philipsburg, Penn.

Ed Keplinger – Farmersburg, Ind.

Brian Kich – Berea, Ohio

Todd Lee – Jasper, Ala.

Rod Mackinnon III – Middletown, N.Y.

Henry Mckee – Haddon Heights, N.J.

Jeff Melsop – East Liberty, Ohio

Dan Mundy – Swartz Creek, Mich.

Arnold Payne Jr. – Kokomo, Ind.

William Puduski – Portsmouth, N.H.

Jacob Rice – Osceola Mills, Penn.

Mark Saunders – Valley City, Ohio

Tommy Sikes – Como, Texas

Mike Urbania – Mentor, Ohio

Brendan Vinton – Braintree, Vt.

Andy White – Canton, Mich.

Eric Wild – Brooklyn, Mich.

David Williams – Fredericksburg, Va.

 

Plains Division

Pros

Joe Bennett – Ashland, Mo.

Cody Bird – Granbury, Texas

Teddy Bogard – Rison, Ark.

Greg Bohannan – Bentonville, Ark.

Paul Browning – Pecos, Texas.

Mike Casada – Stearns, Ky.

Sheldon Collings – Grove, Okla.

Andre Dickneite – Freeburg, Mo.

Billy Doak – Centerview, Mo.

Steve Floyd – Leesburg, Ohio

Travis Fox – Rogers, Ark.

Dylan Hays – Hot Springs, Ark.

Dion Hibdon – Versailles, Mo.

Lawson Hibdon – Versailles, Mo.

Quincy Houchin – Mabelvale, Ark.

Takayuki Koike – Ohtsu, Japan

Kevin Late – Pocahontas, Ark.

Jason Lieblong – Conway, Ark.

Shane Long – Willard, Mo.

Eric Olliverson – Lampe, Mo.

Kevin Riney – Jonesboro, Ark.

Fred Roumbanis – London, Ark.

Spencer Shuffield – Hot Springs, Ark.

Jeff Wade – Cabot, Ark.

Kyle Weisenburger – Columbus Grove, Ohio

Joe Wieberg – Freeburg, Mo.

 

Co-anglers

Robbie Bartoszek – Hampshire, Tenn.

Robert Bogard Jr. – Conway, Ark.

Leslie Brandenburg – Springfield, Mo.

Randy Bridges – Quitman, Ark.

Adam Caldwell – Springfield, Mo.

Stanley Caldwell – Thayer, Mo.

Mason Chapman – Lake Quivira, Kan.

Ron Chapman – Lake Quivira, Kan.

Rob Crane – Fairview Heights, Ill.

Scott Duck – Beaufort, Mo.

Kendrick Hopes-Calhoun – Lonoke, Ark.

Brandon Jones – London, Ky.

John Kozel – Leawood, Kan.

Matt Krekovich – Granite City, Ill.

Ray Larson – Springfield, Ill.

Kit Lueg – Stilwell, Kan.

Ryder Mains – Lenexa, Kan.

Andy Messina – Valley Park, Mo.

Rodney Mitchell – Burlington, Ky.

Travis Otto – Jefferson City, Mo.

Jeremy Parker – Batavia, Ill.

Scott Parsons – Rogers, Ark.

Jaret Rushing – Hampton, Ark.

Grayson Sanders – Hillsboro, Texas

Mark Shelton – Fayetteville, Ark.

Robert Shockley – Springfield, Mo.

Scott Stallings – Glencoe, Okla.

Josh Tarry – Paragould, Ark.

Max Wilson – Everton, Mo.

Derrick Wright – Carl Junction, Mo.

 

Southeastern Division

Pros

William Beutjer – Athens, Ala.

Lee Black – Danville, Ala.

Josh Bragg – Jacksonville, Ala.

Josh Butler – Hayden, Ala.

Jeff Cannon – Douglasville, Ga.

Kip Carter – Mansfield, Ga.

Brent Crow – Hartselle, Ala.

John Duvall – Madison, Ga.

Kyle Glasgow – Guin, Ala.

Ethan Greene – Eufaula, Ala.

Hunter Hayes – Gadsden, Ala.

Chris Hensley – Marbury, Ala.

Laker Howell – Guntersville, Ala.

Clabion Johns – Social Circle, Ga.

Logan Johnson – Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Jeff Kitchens – Auburn, Ala.

Cal Lane – Guntersville, Ala.

Jesse Millsaps – Jasper, Ga.

Jason Nixon – Wetumpka, Ala.

Andrew Nordbye – Guntersville, Ala.

Casey O’Donnell – Guntersville, Ala.

Lance Oligschlaeger – Gallatin, Tenn.

Dustin Smith – Grand Island, Fla.

Scott Towry – Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Terry Tucker – Gadsden, Ala.

Logan Waites – Phenix City, Ala.

 

Co-anglers

Ryan Arnold – Gadsden, Ala.

Doug Back – Monticello, Fla.

Greg Bearden – Oxford, Ala.

Michael Benson – Cullman, Ala.

Garrett Brown – Trion, Ga.

Morgan Brown – Spanish Fort, Ala.

Daniel Buswell Jr. – Fayetteville, Ga.

Brian Carroll – Clarksville, Tenn.

Luke Cocke – Valdosta, Ga.

Marcus Corbett – Anniston, Ala.

Michael Corbett – Oxford, Ala.

Daniel Corkern – Florence, Miss.

Cal Culpepper – Hamilton, Ga.

Flint Davis – Leesburg, Ga.

Jeffrey Ford – Trion, Ga.

Randy Hill – Athens, Ala.

Landon Huff – Madison, Ga.

Brian Jones – Clanton, Ala.

Blake Lewis – Pace, Fla.

James Littich – Davidson, N.C.

Lew Moore – Roanoke, Ala.

Jeff Morgan – Kennesaw, Ga.

Kyle Owen – Bradenton, Fla.

Ty Story – Prattville, Ala.

Mark Svendsen – Doraville, Ga.

Wesley D. Taylor – Estill Springs, Tenn.

Belinda Towry – Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Raymond Vargas – Hattiesburg, Miss.

Don White – Columbus, Miss.

Randy Wiggins – Birmingham, Ala.

 

Southern Division

Pros

Jason Blair – West Palm Beach, Fla.

Mark Blevins – Palatka, Fla.

Brent Bonadona – Port Allen, La.

Clint Brown – Bainbridge, Ga.

Brett Cannon – Loxahatchee, Fla.

Michael Conley – Bainbridge, Ga.

Rick Couch Jr. – Ocala, Fla.

Robert Crosnoe – Inverness, Fla.

Darrell Davis – Dover, Fla.

Richard Dunham – Palm Harbor, Fla.

Terry Fisher – Madison, Ala.

Trevor Fitzgerald – Belleview, Fla.

Tim Frederick – Leesburg, Fla.

Troy Gibson – Mountain Home, Ark.

Steven Hatala – Harrison Township, Mich.

Mikey Keyso – North Port, Fla.

Frank Kitchens III – Oxford, Ga.

Jeffrey Mathews – Maitland, Fla.

Dillon McMillan – Belle Glade, Fla.

Brandon Medlock – Lake Placid, Fla.

Jason Meninger – Saint Augustine, Fla.

Gary Milicevic – Labelle, Fla.

Ken Sharpless – Lake Wales, Fla.

Corey Smith – Clermont, Fla.

Laramy Strickland – Bushnell, Fla.

Matt Wieteha – Miami, Fla.

 

Co-anglers

Bobby  Bakewell – Orlando, Fla.

Edwin Bartlett – Casco, Maine

BJ Bass – Pinetta, Fla.

James Brooks – Inverness, Fla.

Clarence Bush – Bainbridge, Ga.

Michael Catt – Jacksonville, Fla.

Jeff Farmer – Jacksonville, N.C.

Aaron Gengler – Lakeland, Fla.

Cole Hewett – Orange Park, Fla.

Chris Holland – Vero Beach, Fla.

Spencer Howerton – Melbourne Beach, Fla.

Dax Liner – Mineral Bluff, Ga.

Darin Mitchell – Rutledge, Ga.

Blaine Partee – Oviedo, Fla.

John Riddling – Melrose, Fla.

Michael Robel – Bradenton, Fla.

Jim Short – Ocean Pines, Md.

JP Sims – Port St Lucie, Fla.

James Sojka – New Port Richey, Fla.

Kevin Thomas – Miramar, Fla.

David Wareham – Port Charlotte, Fla.

Ryan Weathersby – Brinson, Ga.

Early Whitaker – Iron City, Ga.

Ron Wiggins – Palatka, Fla.

 

 

Southwestern Division

Pros

Tommy Biffle – Wagoner, Okla.

Zack Birge – Blanchard, Okla.

Weston Brown – Houston, Texas

Justin Cooper – Zwolle, La.

Kyle Cortiana – Coweta, Okla.

David Curtis – Trinity, Texas

Tommy Durham – Whitney, Texas

Dakota Ebare – Denham Springs, La.

Skeeter Fowler – Grand Saline, Texas

Jacopo Gallelli – Florence, Italy

Darold Gleason – Many, La.

Terry Hawkins – Corsicana, Texas

Michael Herron – Paris, Texas

Brad Hillebrandt – Ragley, La.

Cody Huff – Ava, Mo.

Chris Lewis – Longview, Texas

Terry Luedtke – Burton, Texas

Colby Miller – Elmer, La.

Cole Moore – Anacoco, La.

Brandon Moss – Blanchard, Okla.

Joseph Norris – Bossier City, La.

Tim Reneau – Richland Springs, Texas

Jeff Reynolds – Calera, Okla.

Michael Scalise – Port Allen, La.

Eric Wright – Balch Springs, Texas

 

Co-anglers

Jacob Brown – Center Point, La.

Johnny Burke – Bristow, Okla.

Kevin Carter – Spring, Texas

Joe Garcia – Hobson, Texas

Austin Hillebrandt – Lafayette, La.

Bobby Hix – Gladewater, Texas

David Keith – Haughton, La.

Sieg Kilby – Kilgore, Texas

Michael Leach – Shenandoah, Texas

Dwayne Luby – Cypress, Texas

Clark Moore – Nacogdoches, Texas

Lat Nichols – Deport, Texas

Ronnie Ray Jr. – McKinney, Texas

Mario Riojas – Blanchard, Okla.

Douglas Loren Rives – Austin, Texas

Dustin Robinson – Glendale, Ariz.

Hugh Rose – Davis, Okla.

Micheal Sharp – Argyle, Texas

Sam Sharp – Hillsboro, Ala.

Leroy (Dee) Sheperd – Mountain View, Okla.

 

 

Western Division

Pros

Shannon Abbott – Oceanside, Calif.

Ed Arledge – Valley Center, Calif.

Tai Au – Glendale, Ariz.

Tanner Austin – Shingle Springs, Calif.

Kevin Caruso – Glendale, Ariz.

Michael Caruso – Peoria, Ariz.

Jordan Collom – Canyon Lake, Calif.

Wade Curtiss – Eagle, Idaho

Clayton Eslick – Gilroy, Calif.

Louis Fernandes – Santa Maria, Calif.

Kevin  Hugo – Canyon Lake, Calif.

Justin Kerr – Simi Valley, Calif.

Todd Kline – San Clemente, Calif.

Gregg Leonard – Wilton, Calif.

Carl Limbrick Jr. – Bonita, Calif.

Andrew Loberg – Rocklin, Calif.

Scott Mackenzie – Hercules, Calif.

Lane Olson – Sherwood, Ore.

Bryant Smith – Roseville, Calif.

Jon Strelic – El Cajon, Calif.

Joe Uribe Jr. – Surprise, Ariz.

Eric Urstad – Snohomish, Wash.

David Valdivia – Norwalk, Calif.

 

Co-anglers

Keith Adams – Redding, Calif.

Rommel Bagay – Concord, Calif.

Bryan Davis – Goleta, Calif.

Gabriel Diaz – Nuevo, Calif.

Casey Dunn – North Highlands, Calif.

Zack Eggleston – Goleta, Calif.

Jack Farage – Discovery Bay, Calif.

Matthew Greene – Ventura, Calif.

Kevin Gross – Claremont, Calif.

Rick Grover – Trabuco Canyon, Calif.

Bryan Lutz – Clearlake Oaks, Calif.

Jesse Parks – Avondale, Ariz.

Tracy Patton – Oakdale, Calif.

Russell Schmidt – Martinez, Calif.

Aaron Seay – El Cajon, Calif.

Rachel Uribe – Long Beach, Calif.

Michael Walsh – El Cajon, Calif.

David Zavvar – Concord, Calif.

 

International qualifiers

Pros

Italy – Leonardo Benassi

Italy – Alessio Ticciati

Mexico – Edgar Romero

Mexico – Ricardo Gonzalez

Zimbabwe – Rodger Cousens

 

Co-anglers

Mexico – Xavier Acosta

Mexico – Alejandro Morales

Zimbabwe – Sam Harvey

 

Abu Garcia College Fishing National Championship

Pros

Hank Harrison – Nacogdoches, Texas

Ethan Legare – Lucas, Texas

 

Co-anglers

Jayce Garrison – Conroe, Texas

Mason Hoke – Conroe, Texas

 

The Bass Federation National Championship

Pro

Lance Freeman – Eddyville, Ky.

 

Co-angler

Derick Pendleton – Seymour, Ind.

 

Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American

Pros

Todd Goade – White Pine, Tenn.

Randall Allen – Owens Cross Roads, Ala.

Kerry Frey – Middlebury, Ind.

Bradford Beavers – Summerville, S.C.

Cole Floyd – Leesburg, Ohio

Chris Macy – Diamond, Mo.

Bryan Dowdy – Florence, Ala.

Blake Wilson – Benton, Ark.

 

Co-anglers

Justin Kimmel – Athens, Ga.

Jeff Rikard – Leesville, S.C.

David Blankinship – Cushing, Okla.

Mark Blankenship – Christiansburg, Va.

Dalton Steele – Cherokee, Ala.

Larry Rothweil – Saint Charles, Mo.

Leo Reiter – Greenup, Ill.

Andrew Wiley – Joppa, Md.

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Bassmaster Opens Angler Of The Year Battle Wraps Up At Lay Lake

COLUMBIANA, Ala. — The Falcon Rods Bassmaster Opens Angler of the Year race concludes this week as anglers compete Dec. 3-5 at the Basspro.com Bassmaster Eastern Open at Lay Lake, the final event of the 2020 season. Not only will the overall Angler of the Year be crowned but 12 anglers will also earn coveted invitations to the 2021 Bassmaster Elite Series.

The overall Opens AOY title will be determined by combined points for anglers competing in both the Central and Eastern Opens. This season, each Opens division had four events, with three ways to qualify for the Elite Series invitations. The Top 4 from both the Central and Eastern Divisions get invites, along with the Top 4 overall anglers in the points standings.

At Lay Lake, everyone is gunning for the winner’s trophy, which brings with it a berth in the 2021 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk. To fish the Classic, the winning angler must have competed in the previous Eastern Open events held at the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, Lake Hartwell and Cherokee Lake.

Anglers are also contending for the available Elite Series invitations as the Falcon Rods Bassmaster Opens Angler of the Year race concludes. Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., leads the race with 1179 points. Marc Frazier of Newnan, Ga., (1158) is second. The rest of the Top 6 includes Kissimmee champion Bryan New of Belmont, N.C., (1150); Cherokee Lake winner Matt Robertson of Kuttawa, Ky., (1148); Justin Atkins of Florence, Ala., (1143); and KJ Queen of Catawba, N.C., (1111). All of them have expressed interest in accepting an invitation.

Patrick Walters of Summerville, S.C., leads the Eastern Opens Division with 581 points. Walters is double-qualified as a current Bassmaster Elite angler, leaving the door open for another angler to earn an Elite spot. Josh Stracner of Vandiver, Ala., (580), is second and Pat Schlapper of Eleva, Wis., (550) is third. Schlapper has already earned an Elite Series invitation as winner of the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, opening another invitation from the Eastern Division. Scott Martin of Clewiston, Fla., (541), whose season goal is qualifying for the Elite Series, is fourth. Rounding out the Eastern Division Top 6 are Timmy Thompkins of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (532) and Atkins (526). As it currently stands, Stracner, Martin, Thompkins and Atkins would qualify for the Elite Series from the Eastern Division.

The Bassmaster Central Opens season ended on Lewisville Lake in Texas. Christie claimed the top spot in the Central Division with 719 points, while Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La., finished just three points behind in second. Japan’s Kenta Kimura and Frazier also finished in the Top 4. Christie and Frazier are double-qualified from the higher priority overall AOY points, meaning as the points currently stand those invitations would likely go to Darold Gleason of Many, La., who finished fifth, and sixth-place finisher Paul Browning of Morrilton, Ark.

The points standings have the potential to change daily depending on how far apart contenders land in the daily standings. Some can jump others based on good or poor performances.

Unlike other recent events, the anglers might be treated to a true fall bite at Lay Lake, as opposed to the challenging fall transition conditions occurring over the last two months.

Lay Lake’s surface temperatures are expected to keep fish activity consistent throughout the tournament. Some anglers reported water temps in the low 60s on the Coosa River system. The tournament week forecast calls for daytime highs in the low 50s and nighttime lows in the low 30s. Add it all up, including predicted rainfall, and Lay Lake could have the temperatures and water color favorable for fall bass fishing on the Coosa River.

The tournament is being hosted by Discover Shelby, AL and fans can follow the action — including live coverage on Saturday, Dec. 5 — at Bassmaster.com.

2020 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series Title Sponsor: Basspro.com

2020 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series Platinum Sponsor: Toyota

2020 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series Premier Sponsors: Abu GarciaBerkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Power-Pole, Ranger Boats, Skeeter Boats, Talon, Yamaha

2020 Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series Supporting Sponsors: Bass Pro Shops, Carhartt, Garmin, Huk Performance Fishing, Mossy Oak Fishing, Rapala

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The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bassmaster Team Championship, Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX presented by Abu Garcia and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.

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MLF Makes BIG MOVES! JOHN COX Joins The 2021 Bass Pro Tour – Bass365 LIVECAST

Big moves to the MLF roster in 2021. Florida Pro JOHN COX joins the BASS365 LIVECAST to talk about his decision to join the Bass Pro Tour in 2021. What he likes about the Schedule, Competition and How The Every Fish Counts Format will effect his game. PLUS how Important are HIGH END ELECTRONICS, Aluminum Bass Boats advantage, Winter Bass Fishing tips and MUCH MORE!
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Major League Fishing Announces Cancellation of REDCREST 2021 Outdoor Sports Expo, Confirms Tulsa for REDCREST 2022

Expo Scheduled for February 26-28 in Tulsa Cancelled, REDCREST 2021 – the Bass Pro Tour Championship – to Proceed as Scheduled on Grand Lake

TULSA, Okla. (Nov. 24, 2020) – Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that the REDCREST 2021 Outdoor Sports Expo, scheduled to be held Feb. 26-28, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been cancelled. REDCREST 2021, the MLF Bass Pro Tour Championship, will proceed as scheduled on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees showcasing the top 40 Bass Pro Tour anglers from the 2020 season competing for the REDCREST title and the top prize of $300,000.

In addition to the cancellation, MLF also announced that Tulsa and the River Spirit Expo Square will host the REDCREST 2022 Outdoor Sports Expo on March 25-27, 2022. Competition will again be held on Grand Lake.

MLF officials remained in close contact with VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission – divisions of Tulsa Regional Tourism – throughout the year in planning for the 2021 event. Mounting uncertainty due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, combined with travel restrictions and a guest capacity reduction at Expo Square has rendered continuing with the Expo inadvisable. MLF expects the decision will help exhibitors, attendees and sponsors plan accordingly.

“The past eight months has challenged everyone, including our industry and sports events in general. This proactive decision will allow our partners enough time to plan accordingly for 2021,” said Michael Mulone, MLF Senior Director of Events and Partnerships. “The decision to cancel the expo is a tough one, but we believe it is the right one. Every week we had to expand the show floor plan because of demand, and we expected to sell out the entire facility. Now, with more than a year of lead time, we are already looking ahead to REDCREST 2022.”

The REDCREST 2021 Outdoor Sports Expo had been a much-anticipated event and was expected to be a big win for the local Tulsa economy. In addition to the sponsors, exhibitors and media, tens of thousands of fans were expected to converge on Tulsa and the Northeastern Oklahoma area.

“We are disappointed that the Major League Fishing REDCREST Championship Expo is being postponed due to the lingering pandemic. We are partnering with all involved parties to prioritize the safety of event participants and the right decision is to postpone,” said Ray Hoyt, President, Tulsa Regional Tourism. “This event is expected to deliver millions of dollars in total economic impact for the region, and we look forward to hosting this world-renowned event in the Tulsa area in March, 2022.”

“While the cancellation of the REDCREST 2021 Expo is disappointing, it is a decision that we understand and fully support,” said Gary Lancina, Senior Director of Marketing at Mercury Marine. “We will certainly miss the public interaction and activation, but are committed to the safety and well-being of the fishing community. We look forward to a great 2021 REDCREST competition and anticipate the excitement of an Expo as part of REDCREST 2022.”

For complete details and updated information on REDCREST 2021, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

About Major League Fishing
Founded in 2011, Major League Fishing (MLF) brings the high-intensity sport of competitive bass fishing into America’s living rooms on Outdoor Channel, Discovery, CBS, CBS Sports Network, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel, and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). According to Nielsen ratings, Major League Fishing remains the number one series on Outdoor Channel for five years and MLF premiered as the number one outdoor show in their time slot on Discovery in 2019.

In 2019 MLF acquired FLW, which expands their portfolio to include the world’s largest grassroots-fishing organization, including the strongest five-biggest-fish format professional bass fishing tour, the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, as well as the Toyota Series, Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine, Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI, and High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing.

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