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Angler Jordan Lee with MLF Trophy

Ranger Boats Pro Jordan Lee won the 2020 MLF Championship, bringing the angler the top prize of $100,000. The Alabama native has shown strong on tour all year by winning the hotly contested Heavy Hitters event as well as taking Bass Pro Shops Angler of the Year honors. While the four-day tournament concluded in July, the airing of the episodes was the first time publicly announcing the results. “It was kind of hard to keep it a secret,” said Lee.…

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Justin Lucas with Largemouth Bass

Pretty much anyone who’s ever wet a line has, upon the completion of an unsuccessful day on the water, been regaled with a story about how good the fishing was at some point in the recent past. But if there’s a place an angler should have been last week, it was at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, where Berkley®pro Justin Lucas carved his name into the MLF record books by boating more than 300 pounds of smallmouth bass over the course of…

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Jordan Lee Heavy Hitters Champ

Ranger Boats pro Jordan Lee won the first MLF Bass Pro Tour Heavy Hitters event on Lake Toho of the Kissimmee Chain. He weighed a total of 52 pounds, 9 ounces, during the championship round, giving him the $100,000 first-place prize. Additionally, he caught the big bass of the championship round – a 7-4 – earning him another $100,000. Lee also received $10,000 from Ranger Cup for a total of $210,000 in winnings. Ranger pro anglers Bryan Thrift and Mark…

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Shin Fukae Fishing

Bass Cat Boats, a leading manufacturer of tournament-ready, high-performance bass boats, has added veteran Japanese pro Shinichi Fukae to the company’s pro staff. Fukae is the only angler in bass fishing history to win Angler of the Year awards on two separate continents’ professional bass tours. Shortly after winning the Japan Bass Top 50 honor he claimed that same title on the FLW Tour in 2004. Fukae, who currently fishes the Bass Pro Tour, has approximately $1.7 million in combined…

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Skeeter Sponsors 2019 Major League Fishing Events Nine Skeeter/Yamaha Pros to Compete in 2019 MLF Bass Pro Tour KILGORE, Texas — Skeeter, a leader in performance fishing boats, announced today that the company is an official boat sponsor of the all-new Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour and Bass Pro Championship. Nine professional anglers will run Skeeter boats during the 53 episodes airing on Discovery Channel, Sportsman Channel, CBS, and CBS Sports. All episodes are also available on-demand on…

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