Here’s a look at how the MLF Bass Pro Tour, MLF Cup events, REDCREST and General Tire World Championship all work together.

MLF Bass Pro Tour

The MLF Bass Pro Tour can be watched live on MajorLeagueFishing.com or the MLF app.

The Bass Pro Tour is Major League Fishing’s top-level competitive circuit, in which 80 anglers compete in all eight Stages, culminating with REDCREST, the Bass Pro Tour championship. The Bass Pro Tour events stream live on MLF NOW! and you can watch for free on MajorLeagueFishing.com and the MLF app.

  • All 80 anglers compete in each Bass Pro Tour event.
  • Eight Bass Pro Tour Stages feed into four MLF Cup events.
  • After two tour events, the Top 30 anglers based on points will move on to compete in the first MLF Cup event. This will repeat every two tour events, feeding different groups of 30 into all four MLF Cup events.
  • At the conclusion of the MLF Bass Pro Tour eight-event season, the Top 30 anglers in year-long total points earn a spot in REDCREST.
  • The angler with the most cumulative points at the end of the season will be named Points Champion.
  • After the four MLF Cup events are complete, the 16-angler field for the General Tire World Championship is set.

After the Bass Pro Tour streams live on MajorLeagueFishing.com, it will be produced for television and result in 13, two-hour episodes that will air on the Discovery Channel.

MLF Cup Events

MLF Cup events will be shot in the dark and produced for television. MLF Cup events follow the original MLF format.

Four MLF Cup events will be shot in the dark and produced for television. Each MLF Cup event will result in six, two-hour television shows that will air 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.

  • Challenge Cup
  • Heritage Cup
  • Patriot Cup
  • Summit Cup

After the four MLF Cup events have been completed, the qualifiers for the General Tire World Championship will be determined.

General Tire World Championship

Sixteen anglers will qualify for the General Tire World Championship. The World Championship will be shot in the dark and produced for television.

The General Tire World Championship will be shot in the dark and produced for television. It will result in six, one-hour episodes on CBS Network and six, two-hour television episodes that will air on the Discovery Channel.

Sixteen anglers will qualify for the General Tire World Championship:

  • Top 3 anglers from each of the four MLF Cup events (12 anglers total)
  • Top 2 anglers in MLF Cup event points
  • 1 reigning REDCREST Champion
  • 1 reigning General Tire World Champion

Any double qualifiers from categories listed above create an open spot, which will be filled by angler(s), using highest Cup points ranking in the current season, to complete the field of 16 total anglers.