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Published: October 28, 2013

Texas Challenge Cup Filming Completed

by Major League Fishing Communications

DENTON, TEXAS – Jack Link’s Major League Fishing has completed filming in North Texas on lakes around the city of Denton. The 2014 Shell Rotella Challenge Cup is Major League Fishing’s fifth event.

The Challenge Cup marks the second time MLF anglers fished competitively on more than one body of water during a six-day event. The anglers were not informed of the day’s venue until the morning of the competition.

“We had a great experience in Denton. I’ve never seen the anglers more energized than they are right now, and that attitude will come through in our television show. We had some outstanding competition,” said Major League Fishing Commissioner Don Rucks.

Denton, Texas, is roughly 35 miles northwest of Dallas and 35 miles northeast of Fort Worth. The city is home to the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University.

“We are especially pleased to have filmed in a vibrant community like Denton. It is an attractive community and one that welcomed us,” Rucks said. “Denton sits in a region with beautiful lakes - lakes that offer great bass fishing opportunities. And I can assure you our anglers made the most of this opportunity.”

The Challenge Cup is the second of two events Major League Fishing filmed this year. The General Tire Summit Cup, filmed during August in Northern Michigan, will be televised beginning in January 2014 on Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader in Outdoor TV. The Shell Rotella Challenge Cup will air during the second quarter of 2014.

Jack Link’s Major League Fishing is a partnership between Outdoor Channel and 24 of the world’s best anglers. Previously filmed locations include: Lake Amistad (Del Rio, Texas), Chautauqua Lake (Jamestown, New York), Lake Istokpoga (Lake Placid, Florida) and on three lakes in the Alpena, Michigan area.

Under the league’s innovative format, anglers are allowed to weigh all the score-able bass they catch. The bass are immediately weighed after they are caught, then released back into the water. In Major League Fishing competitions, anglers know where they rank in the standings at all times via real-time leader boards in their boats.

About Jack Link’s Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing is a partnership of 24 of the world’s most talented, influential professional bass anglers and Outdoor Channel. Jack Link’s is the organization’s title sponsor. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.

About Outdoor Channel
Taking viewers across America and around the world on unparalleled adventures since 1993, Outdoor Channel is America’s Leader In Outdoor TV. Dedicated to the outdoor lifestyle and conservation, the independent cable network is a division of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC and provides a complete spectrum of riveting hunting, fishing, shooting and adventure entertainment. Outdoor Channel is received by 39.1 million U.S. households – the largest outdoor TV footprint in the country – and is available in more than 50 countries internationally. Outdoor Channel can be viewed in HD and is accessible by broadband and mobile platforms. For program times and other information, visit Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook, and download our iPhone and iPad app.