Sudden Death: Let the Race to 28 Pounds Begin

Sudden Death: Let the Race to 28 Pounds Begin
Sudden Death: Let the Race to 28 Pounds Begin

2016 Summit Cup Sudden Death Round 1, La Crosse, Wisconsin

As the week of an MLF event progresses, the intensity levelincreases. In the Elimination Rounds, there are 10 pro anglers per day and theatmosphere is a bit more casual as pros joke and jab with each other a littlebefore the day begins. After all, no one has any practice or local informationfor an upper hand; everyone is at ground zero, together.

The Sudden Death Rounds, however, are a much different story.After 30 pros get whittled down to 12 – six anglers compete each day – thendown to only six after Sudden Death, the tension in the air gets a bit thick.Such was the case at the Big Slough boat ramp at Pool 9 on the Mississippi River as six pros pulled up to beginSudden Death Round 1 of the Jack Link’s Major League Fishing 2016 General TireSummit Cup.

Adding to the intensity of the fourth day of the event wasthe talent pool emerging from their trucks and climbing into their boats: GregHackney, Andy Montgomery, Gary Klein, Ott Defoe, Edwin Evers and last butcertainly not least, Kevin VanDam.

Read the rest of “Sudden Death: Let the Race to 28 Pounds Begin” at MajorLeagueFishing.com


Get Your Fish On.

Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.

Recommended for You

Records

Upon Further Review: 70-Year-Old Catfish Record Voided

G&F Online Staff - May 22, 2019

Experts agree record channel cat caught in 1949 was actually a blue catfish.

Trout & Salmon

How to Catch the Biggest Trout in the Stream

David Paul Williams

Several factors need to be evaluated before reaching a conclusion about what fly, lure or...

Walleye

How to Fish Bottom Bouncers for Walleye

Mark Sak - May 23, 2019

While misunderstood by some, fishing bottom bouncers can be a very productive technique for...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

13 Fishing Pathfinder Weedless Walking Bait

Fresh off catching the biggest bass in ICAST Cup history, 13 Fishing pro Jessie Mizell shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead the new Big Squirm soft plastic worm and the company's unique Pathfinder topwater walking bait that is totally weedless in design.

Costa and Captains for Clean Water

With the company's heavy involvement in initiatives like Kick the Plastic and Captains for Clean Water campaigns, Costa's Amanda Sabin tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead all about the sunglass maker's unwavering commitment to help the freshwater and saltwater environment.

MLF BPT angler and former Classic champ Casey Ashley has been with Costa del Mar sunglasses his whole career. At ICAST 2019, he shows OSG writer Lynn Burkhead some new products and talks how to pick the right lens color for the water.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Catfish

Understanding Catfish Spawning

Keith Sutton - June 06, 2006

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some...

Other Freshwater

5 Great Lures For Bluegills

Stephen D. Carpenteri - March 10, 2011

Who needs live bait when the big 'gills are so eager to strike these lures?

Catfish

5 Ways To Catch Catfish on Lures

Keith Sutton - September 16, 2015

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near...

See More Stories

More News

News

Florida Orders Halt to Keeping Shoal Bass from Chipola

G&F Online Staff - June 07, 2019

Catch-and-release still permitted, but harvest and possession are not.

Records

IGFA Submissions: Biggest Australian Bass Ever?

G&F Online Staff - November 29, 2018

Recent world-record submissions to the International Game Fish Association.

Records

State Records Reported in Maryland, Michigan

G&F Online Staff - May 23, 2019

It must be time for summer fishing because records are falling everywhere.

See More News

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×