Major League Fishing Announces 80 Anglers Set for New Bass Pro Tour
Several Major League Fishing anglers were present during league planning activities held this week at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri, at which the 80-angler field for the new MLF Bass Pro Tour was announced. (Back row, left to right) Dean Rojas, James Watson, Wesley Strader, Scott Suggs, Fred Roumbanis, Mark Davis, Gary Klein, Skeet Reese, Kevin VanDam and Boyd Duckett. (Front) Mark Rose, Mike McClelland, Jeff Kriet, Shaw Grigsby, Keith Poche, Kelly Jordon and Tim Horton.
RIDGEDALE, Mo. (October 3, 2018) – Major League Fishing (MLF) leadership today announced the official roster of the 80 anglers who have committed to compete in the new-for-2019 Bass Pro Tour and MLF Cup events. The final list was made public during an MLF meeting held this week at Big Cedar Lodge with several of its sponsors and anglers present to discuss plans in follow up to the league’s recent announcement of significant expansion for the purpose of growing the sport.
“It might seem like this expansion roll out happened in a hurry, but in reality it’s been six years in development. Ever since Gary Klein and Boyd first had the MLF concept, we’ve had a great team of people working diligently on the bigger picture,” MLF President and CEO Jim Wilburn said. “The extensive strategic planning will become much more obvious over the next few weeks as we reveal more and more of the elements. The new MLF is fulfilling the dream of so many to grow this great sport.”