Mercury Marine Signs on as Exclusive Engine of MLF BIG5

World Leader in Marine Propulsion Systems Expands Sponsorship with Major League Fishing

TULSA, Okla. (March 10, 2021) – Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that Mercury Marine, the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines, has signed on as the exclusive engine sponsor of the MLF BIG5 for the 2021 season. As the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, MLF provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits featuring a five-biggest-fish format, including the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, Toyota Series, Phoenix Bass Fishing League, Abu Garcia College Fishing and U.S. Army High School Fishing.

“We are thrilled to take the next step in our relationship with Major League Fishing to establish Mercury Marine as the exclusive engine of the MLF BIG5,” said Gary Lancina, Senior Director of Global Brand & Influencer Marketing Strategy. “Our relationship with Major League Fishing is rooted in our common passion for the water and the joy of a tight line. We are excited about the future with MLF and the MLF BIG5, as Mercury Pro Team competitors and all anglers powered by Mercury join fans to embrace the thrill of bass angling, from the high school level all the way up to the MLF Bass Pro Tour.”

For more than 75 years, Mercury Marine has been making world-class outboards and sterndrives. The Wisconsin-based company has a long history of firsts, providing constant improvements as the manufacturer sets and resets the standards for reliable performance and superior power, all while maintaining low emissions and fuel consumption.

“Our relationship with Mercury Marine goes back to 2011, when they signed on as a valued supporter of the very first MLF Challenge Cup, featuring only 24 professional anglers,” said Jim Wilburn, MLF President and CEO. “After 10 years of growing and working together, we are excited to continue to expand the relationship with Mercury across our organization and to now provide an extensive tournament network with access to thousands of anglers who fish the MLF BIG5 circuits. Mercury has been with us every step of the way and has once again stepped up to become the exclusive engine of the MLF BIG5.”

The MLF award-winning network television airings on CBS, Discovery, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and more, along with the MLF NOW! live stream on, bring the high-intensity sport of competitive bass fishing into America’s living rooms, directly connecting sponsors to a broad range of fans and potential consumers.

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