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All Topics   May 2019
  • Frank Tennity of Honeoye, NY writes:

    RE: MLF anglers and Classic Expo Ė This reminds me of when ESPN thought they owned the B.A.S.S. Federation. I am not against rules for fishing, but each angler is a business and don't tell them how to run their business. Personally, if it was me, I would try to get the majority of the anglers at MLF to stand up to this kind of abuse. What happened to the anglers having a voice in how things are done, especially in their off time from MLF?

  • Chad Baker of Bluff City, TN writes:

    BPT just had a preview of how they plan to showcase the college-level talent. They plan to be the Walmart of fishing!

  • Riles Rick of Baton Rouge, LA writes:

    RE: MLF anglers and Classic Expo Ė I believe they have every right to do this as they are currently the only actual professional tour. When the other organizations are making you pay money to try and win it back, they canít have much say in what events you attend.

    There is only one true professional tour. They, in a sense, own the anglers. This group of anglers are the best and most popular ever assembled. I believe in the very near future sponsors will shift the big money to the Redcrest and roll with BPT stars and relegate the other two tours to what theyíve chosen to be, glorified jackpots. BPT holds all the cards.

  • Roger Griffith of Sneads Ferry, NC writes:

    RE: MLF anglers and Classic Expo Ė Donít work the Classic; I could care less personally as Iíve moved on past the MLF ship-jumpers. Say what you will, I went to the last classic in Tennessee. Every single day the Expo was packed. And itís no surprise to me that Boyd Duckett decided to allow it next year seeing how the Classic is going to be on his home lake and itís the 50th anniversary, which means itíll be a huge event. But whatever; donít show up and fade away. Speaking of the best anglers, last I checked KVD was considered the greatest ever, how's the BPT working out for him? Think heís made about $6,000 this year and is sitting almost dead last in that ignorant format.

  • Chance Huiet of Liberty, TX writes:

    RE: MLF anglers and Classic Expo Ė Boyd said this whole thing was to benefit the fishermen and let them make the most money possible without spending a ton of their own. Yet now, after contracts were signed, he says no to working the shows and fishing the tournaments that pay for these guys to be pro anglers. Thatís an oxymoron if I've ever heard one. I see quite a few guys leaving BPT after the 3 years. Unless itís proven the contract was modified, thus making it void. Either way, I hope Duckett doesnít make it after those 3 years.

    BassFan says: Just to be clear, MLF anglers are not restricted from fishing in other tournaments. For instance, several have competed in Bassmaster Opens this year that did not conflict with Bass Pro Tour events.

  • Tom Baldwin of Cedar Hill, TN writes:

    I like the MLF but will the catch-and-immediate-release catch on like we fish today with B.A.S.S. and FLW? My bass club is going to test out the MLF format later this year. The only thing potentially in the way of the MLF format taking off is the wireless connectivity at some of the lakes we fish. I would hate to fish and the results be delayed or not come in at all. At least with the weigh-ins at the end if the day, you know the results and can fish any lake at any time.

  • Jeremy Limerick of Punxsutawney, PA writes:

    RE: MLF anglers and Classic Expo Ė I believe they have every right to do this as they are currently the only actual professional tour. When the other organizations are making you pay money to try and win it back they canít have much say in what events you attend. When we get to the point that the tournament brand (B.A.S.S. and FLW) are also giving the money to the anglers in the form of payouts instead of lining their own pockets with it, then we will see the best anglers in the world showcased.

All Topics   May 2019

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