He’s one of the original MLF pros with decades of experience as a professional angler, and on Thursday he marked a new milestone by qualifying for his first Bass Pro Tour Championship Round. Tommy Biffle is starting his 2021 season off strong at the Toro Stage One Presented by Power-Pole by landing in the Top 10 on Sam Rayburn, and on Friday he’ll have a shot at taking home the title.

During Thursday’s Knockout Round, Biffle spent most of the day comfortably above the Toro Cut Line. He finished the round in fifth place with 22 pounds, 7 ounces. When the Top 10 competes on Championship Friday, the anglers’ weights will zero and the man on top of SCORETRACKER┬« at the end of the day will become the Stage One champion and take home a $100,000 paycheck.