WHAT: General Tire Stage Six at Lake St. Clair Presented by John Deere, which was filmed earlier this year in Harrison Township, Michigan, will premiere nationwide Saturday morning on Discovery Channel. The six-day Bass Pro Tour tournament, hosted by the Detroit Sports Commission, Macomb County, Michigan and Lake St. Clair Metroparks, showcased 80 of the top professional anglers in the world, including bass-fishing superstars like Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Kevin VanDam, and Jonathon VanDam, REDCREST 2023 Champion Bryan Thrift, Jordan Lee and reigning back-to-back Bally Bet Angler of the Year (AOY) Jacob Wheeler. The pros competed in June for a purse of more than $805,000, including a top payout of $100,000 and valuable Angler of the Year (AOY) points in hopes of qualifying for the General Tire Heavy Hitters All-Star event and REDCREST 2024, the Bass Pro Tour championship.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, from 7-9 a.m. ET (check local listings)
WHERE: Discovery Channel
NOTES: The 2023 MLF Bass Pro Tour featured a field of 80 of the top professional anglers in the world competing across seven regular-season tournaments around the country, fishing for millions of dollars and valuable points to qualify for the annual General Tire Heavy Hitters all-star event and REDCREST 2024, the Bass Pro Tour championship, held March 13-17, 2024, on Lay Lake in Birmingham, Alabama.
General Tire Stage Six at Lake St. Clair Presented by John Deere featured pros competing using the MLF catch, weigh, immediate-release format, with each angler’s five heaviest bass per day tallied as their day’s weight. Anglers strive to catch their heaviest five fish each day, while also feeling the pressure and intensity of the live scoring SCORETRACKER® leaderboard.
In Bass Pro Tour competition, the 80 pros are split into two groups, Group A and Group B, where each group competes in a two-day qualifying round. After each two-day qualifying round is complete, the Top 20 anglers from each group advance to the Knockout Round. In the Knockout Round, weights are zeroed, and the remaining 40 anglers compete to finish in the Top 10 to advance to the Championship Round.
In the Championship Round, the final 10 anglers’ weight carry over from the Knockout Round and the angler with the heaviest two-day total wins the top prize of $100,000.
Proud sponsors of the 2023 MLF Bass Pro Tour include: 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, Ark Fishing, ATG by Wrangler, B&W Trailer Hitches, Bally Bet, Bass Cat Boats, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, Daiwa, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Ferguson, Fox Rent A Car, General Tire, Grundéns, Humminbird, Lowrance, Minn Kota, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Power-Pole, Rapala, Star tron, T-H Marine, TORO, Toyota, U.S. Air Force, Yellowstone Bourbon, Yo-Zuri and Zoom Baits.
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