WATERVILLE, Maine – Jack Link’s Major League Fishing this past weekend concluded the filming its General Tire Summit Cup event, a six-day competition that took place in the Waterville, Maine, region.
The General Tire Summit Cup, which features an expanded field of 30 anglers, is the first of two Major League Fishing events to be filmed this fall. The General Tire Summit Cup will broadcast on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader In Outdoor TV, beginning in January 2015.
“We’ve had a fantastic event in Central Maine, which is an absolutely beautiful area of the country. And when people see the Summit Cup television program and the competition that our anglers produced, I believe they’re going to want to go to Maine,” said Major League Fishing (MLF) Commissioner Don Rucks. “Every day, we had a compelling story,” Rucks said. “And, as you might expect, our anglers smashed them.”
The Summit Cup field features the 24 Cup series MLF anglers, plus six competitors that entered the competition through daily titles they won during MLF Select competition.
Two Major League Fishing Select events were held earlier this year, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Benton, Arkansas. The Muskogee Select event - the Summit Select - will be available in October via a web-based, two-hours-plus format. The Summit Select competition will also be available in January 2015 on Outdoor Channel.
The 24 Cup anglers are: Tommy Biffle, Denny Brauer, Mark Davis, Boyd Duckett, Brent Ehrler, Edwin Evers, Shaw Grigsby, Greg Hackney, Tim Horton, Mike Iaconelli, Alton Jones, Kelly Jordon, Gary Klein, Jeff Kriet, Bobby Lane, Aaron Martens, Mike McClelland, Ish Monroe, Takahiro Omori, Jason Quinn, Dean Rojas, Skeet Reese, Kevin VanDam and Byron Velvick.
Jack Link’s Major League Fishing is a partnership between Outdoor Channel and the Major League Fishing anglers., Previously filmed locations include: Lake Amistad (Del Rio, Texas), Chautauqua Lake (Jamestown, New York), Lake Istokpoga (Lake Placid, Florida) and on lakes in the Alpena, Michigan and Denton, Texas areas.
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 MLF competitions, anglers know where they rank in the standings at all times via real-time leader boards in their boats.
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