The upcoming Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit presented by Bad Boy Mowers season is set to be a great one. With six regular-season events at fantastic fisheries, plus the Tackle Warehouse TITLE on the Mississippi River, it’s bound to be a great showcase of the best in the business. The field itself is also loaded with talent, as some of the best from the Bass Pro Tour will join pros like Ron Nelson, Spencer Shuffield, John Cox and Jeremy Lawyer to make one of the strongest fields in tournament history.
From double-digit largemouth potential to huge bags of smallmouth, this season will have it all. Starting off at Okeechobee, the season works through southern gems like Smith Lake, Lake Murray and Lake Eufaula before heading north to finish the season. Up north, the first stop this summer is the Potomac, which offers a historic setting and guarantees interesting fishing. The season finale is on the St. Lawrence, which is inarguably one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the world.
This year, the Tackle Warehouse TITLE is switching from a catch-weigh-release format to a five-bass limit, but with some format tweaks to keep things fresh. Taking place on the Mississippi River, it will feature the top 48 pros, plus last year’s TITLE and AOY champs. With just 50 pros and miles of wild river to fish, the TITLE is guaranteed to be a smashfest, with hours and hours of live coverage for fishing fans to drink in.
The following season preview has a little bit of everything to get you ready for 2021. Predictions, the field list and rookie profiles will get you set for what may happen and who to keep an eye on. Our in-depth lake previews are perfect reading to get ready for each event.
Here’s to a great 2021 season!
For the season opener, the Pro Circuit returns to Okeechobee in what used to be an FLW Tour tradition. Ever-changing and frequently impacted by cold fronts, the allure of flip flops and giant bass make Okeechobee a winner every time. Home to some of the most memorable events and fish catches in MLF history, it’s going to be a great event.
One of the premier spotted bass fisheries in the southeast, the stop at Smith Lake will be a sharp change up from sunny Florida. Likely to be a mostly prespawn event, pros will mix largemouths and spotted bass at the weigh-in stage. A great finesse lake, you can expect forward-looking sonar to shine in this event, and plenty of plump spotted bass to be plucked from Smith’s scenic waters.
Lake Murray has been the site of several memorable FLW Cups in the summertime, but the top-level pros haven’t hit the lake in the spring before. Though a winter or prespawn event would show the absolute top-end available at Murray, this event should showcase the lake better than any of the summer events have, and there ought to be a lot of ways to catch bass.
The fourth stop heads back to Alabama to one of the most famous lakes in the country – Lake Eufaula. With a mid-May timeframe, the tournament should see some big bags of fish caught both shallow and deep. Eufaula has been on the upswing in recent years, and you can plan on some truly exceptional fishing, no matter what patterns prevail.
Flowing into the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac has seen a lot of actual history and a lot of bass fishing action over the years. Known for expansive grass beds and plentiful largemouths, the quality of fishing can vary a lot with the years and the conditions, but it’s always an interesting tournament fishery.
Draining the Great Lakes into the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Lawrence is one of the best smallmouth fisheries in the world and a top-notch largemouth fishery as well. As far as a stage to wrap up the Angler of the Year race and the regular season, you really can’t do better or prettier than the St. Lawrence.
The second-ever Tackle Warehouse TITLE is the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Championship. Heading back to Wisconsin, the 2021 version will be on the Mississippi River, which is the second-longest river in the U.S. and a phenomenal smallmouth and largemouth fishery. You can expect some huge numbers of smallmouths and largemouths to be caught, and everything from shallow frogging to main-river current to play big.
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