There always some anticipation leading up to each Major League Fishing event. The anglers seem to sense competition is about to become more intense, and when you couple the fact they don’t know exactly what body of water they are going to fish, the anxiety climbs.
When the field of 24 regulars and the six Selects anglers, who qualified from the 2016 Summit Select event, set foot in La Crosse, Wis., for the Jack Link’s Major League Fishing 2016 General Tire Summit Cup, they knew there was a possibility they would be competing on the upper Mississippi River. The only caveat being they did not know which pool.
Pool selection would dictate the type of baits and techniques they would use, as well as which species of black bass they would target. However, without that bit of information, each angler had to prepare for all scenarios.
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