By MLF Communications Staff
Major League Fishing (MLF) announced Thursday the schedules for the 2022 Pro Circuit and Toyota Series at a live press event held at the ICAST show in Orlando, Fla.
The 27th season of the Pro Circuit (formerly FLW Tour) will feature six regular-season stops. The season will culminate with the Pro Circuit TITLE, for which 50 anglers will qualify – the top 48 finishers in the Pro Circuit Angler of the Year standings along with the reigning 2021 TITLE champion and the 2021 Angler of the Year.
Here's a look at the Pro Circuit schedule:
> Jan. 27-30 -- Sam Rayburn Reservoir -- Brookeland, Texas
> March 13-16 -- Harris Chain of Lakes -- Leesburg, Fla.
> April 21-24 -- Pickwick Lake -- Counce, Tenn.
> May 12-15 -- Lake Guntersville -- Guntersville, Ala.
> June 16-19 -- James River -- Richmond, Va.
> July 29-Aug. 1 -- Lake Champlain -- Plattsburgh, N.Y.
> Aug. 16-21 -- TITLE at the St. Lawrence River -- Massena, N.Y.
“We’ve got some great momentum as we near the end of a very successful 2021 season and we look forward to carrying that momentum into 2022,” said Kathy Fennel, MLF Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Our team has put together a pair of great schedules that I know will have our fans and anglers excited – a nice mix of some of our historic venues along with a few fisheries that we haven’t visited in a while. Our MLF anglers are the best in the world, and we look forward to providing our world-class tournaments to them again in 2022.”
Also announced Thursday was the 2022 MLF Toyota Series schedule, which kicks off its regular season in early February at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Fla., and runs through late-September when it wraps up at the St. Lawrence River in Massena, N.Y.
Here are the schedules for each of the six divisions:
> Feb. 22-24 -- Lake Guntersville -- Scottsboro, Ala.
> March 31-April 2 -- Dale Hollow Lake -- Byrdstown, Tenn.
> May 5-7 -- Lake Chickamauga -- Hixson, Tenn.
> June 23-25 -- Potomac River -- Marbury, Md.
> Aug. 9-11 -- Lake Champlain -- Plattsburgh, N.Y.
> Sept. 22-24 -- St. Lawrence River -- Massena, N.Y.
> March 1-3 -- Lake of the Ozarks -- Osage Beach, Mo.
> April 28-30 -- Grand Lake -- Grove, Okla.
> Sept. 15-17 -- Truman Lake -- Warsaw/Sedalia, Mo.
> Feb. 3-5 -- Lake Okeechobee -- Clewiston, Fla.
> April 7-9 -- Santee Cooper Lakes -- Summerton, S.C.
> May 19-21 -- Harris Chain of Lakes -- Leesburg, Fla.
> Feb. 10-12 -- Sam Rayburn Reservoir -- Brookeland, Texas
> April 7-9 -- Lake Texoma -- Durand, Okla.
> May 4-6 -- Sam Rayburn Reservoir -- Brookeland, Texas
> March 3-5 -- Lake Havasu -- Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
> April 28-30 -- Clear Lake -- Clearlake, Calif.
> June 2-4 -- California Delta -- Bethel Island, Calif.
After resounding positive feedback from anglers, the Toyota Series Wild Card Division will also return in 2022. Pros and co-anglers have a second chance at qualifying for the Toyota Series Championship by fishing four or more tournaments in any combination of divisions and keeping their three highest finishes. Twelve pros and 12 co-anglers will qualify for the 2022 Toyota Series Championship based on Wild Card division points.
Further details for both circuits will be announced later this year. The full schedule for the 2022 MLF Bass Pro Tour and the dates and location for the 2022 Toyota Series Championship will be announced in the coming weeks.