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Tournament season has just hit a new level of excitement — industry juggernaut Bass Pro Shops has teamed up with Major League Fishing to launch the Bass Pro Shops Summit Select Championship, with winners getting an invite to Major League Fishing’s Summit Cup Championship. Four Cup events will see over 80 top anglers in the bass-fishing circuit compete to win a chunk of cash purses exceeding $2.2 million.
Power-Pole will be represented in full force on the MLF Bass Pro Tour with three solid representatives competing to win the tournament: Chris Lane, Bobby Lane and Dean Rojas. Chris Lane is no stranger to tournament wins, holding the title of 2012 Bassmaster Classic Champ with seven career B.A.S.S. wins. Bobby Lane, Chris’ brother and an original member of the Power-Pole team, has competed in over 140 B.A.S.S. tournaments, amassing an impressive 40 top-10 finishes during his tenure. Rojas holds the world record for combination of five largest bass in any BassMaster tournament at 45 pounds, 2 ounces, in addition to touting four impressive title wins. The Lanes and Rojas will implement the usage of Power-Poles and Power-Pole Drift Paddles to gain the competitive edge during the MLF Bass Pro contests.
The innovative tournament format is designed to attract new anglers to the sport and hold their attention once hooked.
“This is a new day in professional bass fishing, with MLF and its team of anglers and partners now on a fast track to elevate the sport to a level comparable to that of other major league sporting events,” MLF Commissioner Don Rucks said. “Our game is played on a ‘field,’ and we have celebrities, fast action, rules, officials, penalties and a clock.”
Competition will be fierce and furious, but keep a keen eye on the Lane brothers and Rojas throughout the year as they put Power-Pole products to the test and into the winner’s circle.
Here is the 2019 Major League Fishing Tournament calendar.
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