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Challenge Cup Filming in North Texas

2014 Shell Rotella Challenge Cup, Denton, Texas, Oct. 21 - 26, 2013

Challenge Cup Filming in North Texas
Challenge Cup Filming in North Texas

DENTON, Texas Jack Link's Major League Fishing is filming in North Texas this week on lakes around the city of Denton. The Shell Rotella Challenge Cup is Major League Fishing’s fifth event.

The Challenge Cup marks the second time MLF anglers will fish competitively on more than one body of water during a six-day event. The anglers are not informed of the day’s venue until the morning that their competition begins.

“We’re having a great experience in Denton. I’ve never seen the anglers more energized than they are right now, and that attitude will come through in our television show. We’ve had some outstanding competition so far,” said Major League Fishing Commissioner Don Rucks.

Denton, Texas, is roughly 35 miles northwest of Dallas and 35 miles northeast of Fort Worth. The city is home to the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University.


“We are especially pleased to be in a vibrant community like Denton. It is an attractive community and one that has welcomed us,” Rucks said. “Denton sits in a region with beautiful lakes - lakes that offer great bass fishing opportunities. And I can assure you our anglers are making the most of this opportunity.”


The Challenge Cup is the second of two events Major League Fishing is filming this year. The General Tire Summit Cup, filmed during August in Northern Michigan, will be televised beginning in January 2014 on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader in Outdoor TV. The Shell Rotella Challenge Cup will be aired during the second quarter of 2014.

Jack Link’s Major League Fishing is a partnership between Outdoor Channel and 24 of the world’s best anglers, has previously filmed on Lake Amistad (Del Rio, Texas), Chautauqua Lake (Jamestown, New York), Lake Istokpoga (Lake Placid, Florida) and on three lakes in the Alpena, Michigan area.

Under the league’s innovative format, anglers are allowed to weigh all the score-able bass they catch. The bass are immediately weighed after they are caught, then released back into the water. In Major League Fishing competition, anglers know where they rank in the standings at all times via real-time leader boards in their boats. Anglers are not allowed to practice before events and were notified of the Summit Cup location two days before the start.

About Jack Link’s Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing is a partnership of 24 of the world’s most talented, influential professional bass anglers and Outdoor Channel. Jack Link’s is the organization’s title sponsor. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.


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