The original Major League Fishing format, the General Tire Cup events are shot-in-the-dark and produced for television on the Outdoor Channel. Thirty anglers will compete in each MLF Cup event, based on the points they accumulate during MLF Bass Pro Tour events.
The 2022 Patriot Cup was recorded from November 7-12, 2021 on lakes surrounding Dallas, Texas.
Days 1-3: Elimination Rounds 1-3
Eight anglers will compete each day to catch the highest weight
The Top 6 anglers with the highest weight daily move on to Sudden Death
Day 4-5: Sudden Death Rounds 1 & 2
Anglers race to a predetermined Target Weight
The first four anglers to hit the Target Weight daily move on to the Championship Round
Day 6: Championship Round
Eight anglers compete to catch the highest weight
At the end of the day, the angler with the most weight wins the Cup event