Championship Round of General Tire World Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops Premieres Saturday on Discovery

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 Nov 12th, 2020 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Nov 12th, 2020 at 8:48 PM

Championship Round of General Tire World Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops Premieres Saturday on Discovery

Final Six Anglers to Fish on Minnesota’s Spider Lake to Decide 2020 General Tire World Champion

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Nov. 12, 2020) – The sixth and final episode of the Major League Fishing (MLF) 2020 General Tire World Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops – the Championship Round – will premiere this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7 a.m. EST on Discovery. Saturday’s episode will showcase the Championship Round finale, which features the final six anglers competing on Northern Minnesota’s Spider Lake, with weights zeroed and the angler with highest total weight at the end of the episode declared World Champion.

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Minnesota, the General Tire World Championship showcased 16 of the top MLF pro anglers culminating the 2020 Cup season and competing for the prestigious Johnny Morris Award trophy and the top prize of $100,000.

The six anglers competing Saturday on Discovery in the final day Championship Round are:

Casey Ashley of Donalds, S.C.
Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla.
Jordan Lee of Cullman, Ala.
Cody Meyer of Star, Idaho
Takahiro Omori of Tokyo, Japan
Jacob Powroznik of Prince George, Va.

“Spider Lake is the perfect old-school, Major League Fishing-twist,” said Marty Stone, MLF Director of Event Research and Program Analyst. “The lake is small – just a touch over 1,000 acres – and there are three docks on the entire lake, and one of them is at the ramp. So, everything that these guys have learned about the boat docks in this event, you can throw out. They’re going to see each other – a lot. There are more largemouth in Spider Lake than anywhere else on the whole chain of lakes, and the lake is literally vegetation from one end to the next.

“It’s a northern lake, so of course there will be some smallmouth there. But, if a guy is trying to fish offshore, they’ve got about 4 or 5 spots total to hit and that’s it. The key is going to be fishing the bank – the reeds, the lily pads, the shallow coon-tail and cabbage – and trying to get the bigger largemouth to trigger. The angler that can figure that out is going to win this event and be crowned our 2020 World Champion.”

The 2020 General Tire World Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops is a six-episode, two-hour series that features 16 MLF pro anglers visiting Northern Minnesota to compete on four different fisheries across the region, including Pokegama Lake, Wabana Lake, Turtle Lake, and Spider Lake. The fisheries are unknown to the anglers – they do not learn where they are competing until they arrive to the launch ramp each morning of competition.

The 16 anglers that competed in the 2020 General Tire World Championship are: Casey Ashley, Brent Ehrler, Edwin Evers, Bobby Lane, Jordan Lee, Jared Lintner, Aaron Martens, Cody Meyer, Andy Montgomery, Michael Neal, Takahiro Omori, Jacob Powroznik, Mark Rose, Jeff Sprague, Greg Vinson and Jacob Wheeler. For more information on the qualifying process, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com/MLF-101.

The General Tire World Championship, hosted by Visit Grand Rapids, will air on the Discovery Channel as six, two-hour original episodes each Saturday morning debuting on Oct. 10, 2020, and running through Nov. 14, airing from 7 to 9 a.m. EDT. The full television schedule can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com/tv-schedule.

For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Major League Fishing
Founded in 2011, Major League Fishing (MLF) brings the high-intensity sport of competitive bass fishing into America’s living rooms on Outdoor Channel, Discovery, CBS, CBS Sports Network, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel, and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). According to Nielsen ratings, Major League Fishing remains the number one series on Outdoor Channel for five years and MLF premiered as the number one outdoor show in its time slot on Discovery in 2019.

In 2019 MLF acquired FLW, which expands its portfolio to include the world’s largest grassroots-fishing organization, including the strongest five-biggest-fish format professional bass fishing tour, the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, as well as the Toyota Series, Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine, Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI, and High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing.

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