MLF Adjusts Competition Hours for MLF Bass Pro Tour U.S. Air Force Stage Two

Advisory for Thursday, March 16

Major League Fishing (MLF) mofficials have adjusted the start times for the Bass Pro Tour U.S. Air Force Stage Two Presented by Power-Pole on Douglas and Cherokee lakes, March 18-23.Takeoff will now be held at 8:30 a.m. ET, with Period 1 starting at 9 a.m. Anglers will compete until 5 p.m. The shift will provide better light for media crews covering the event.


  • Saturday – Thursday, March 18-23
  • 7:45 a.m.                                Anglers Arrive at Ramp
  • 8:30 a.m.                                Anglers Depart and Ride Through Begins
  • 8:45 a.m.                                MLF NOW! Livestream Starts
  • 9 a.m.                                     Period One Begins
  • 11:30 a.m.                              Break One
  • 11:45 a.m.                              Period Two Begins
  • 2:15 p.m.                                Break Two
  • 2:30 p.m.                                Period Three Begins
  • 5 p.m.                                     End of Competition
  • 5 – 5:30 p.m.                          Anglers return to Takeout at Ramp
  • 5:30 p.m.                               MLF NOW! Livestream Ends
Saturday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 21
Douglas Lake, Dandridge Ramp, 100 Public Drive in Dandridge, Tennessee

Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23
Cherokee Lake, TVA Boat Launch, Renfro Road in Jefferson City, Tennessee

Anglers will launch each day at 8:30 a.m. ET each day. The Qualifying Round (first four days of competition) will be held on Douglas Lake, with anglers launching from the Dandridge Ramp, located at 100 Public Drive, in Dandridge, Tennessee. The Knockout and Championship Round will be held on Cherokee Lake, with anglers launching from the TVA Boat Launch, located on Renfro Road in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Each day’s General Tire Takeout will be held at the launch locations, beginning at 5 p.m. Fans are welcome to attend all launch and takeout events and also encouraged to follow the event online throughout the day on the  MLF NOW!® live stream and SCORETRACKER® coverage at

On Championship Thursday, March 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. MLF will welcome fans of all ages to come in to celebrate the top 10 and crown the U.S. Air Force Stage Two Champion at the Trophy Presentation. The final 10 Championship Round Bass Pro Tour anglers will be on hand at the trophy celebration to meet and greet fans, sign autographs, and take selfies.

The MLF NOW!® broadcast team of Chad McKee, Marty Stone and J.T. Kenney will break down the extended action each day of competition from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET. MLF NOW!®  will be live streamed on and the MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) app.

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