General Tire World Championship Episode 2 Set to Air Saturday Morning on Discovery
Eight Anglers to Compete at Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in Shotgun Round 2
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (Oct. 15, 2020) – The Major League Fishing (MLF) 2020 General Tire World Championship is set to continue with Episode Two, which premieres this Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7 a.m. EDT on Discovery. The event, shot over six days in late July in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, showcases 16 MLF pro anglers culminating the 2020 Cup season and competing for a top prize of $100,000.
Saturday’s all-new two-hour episode features the second group of eight anglers competing on their opening day Shotgun Round at Lake Pokegama, a fishery that saw pro Aaron Martens post a then-record-breaking day during the 2017 Summit Cup.
“Lake Pokegama is truly the crown jewel in this area of Minnesota,” said Marty Stone, MLF Director of Event Research and Program Analyst. “There are nearly 1,000 lakes in this county, and Pokegama is one of the bigger ones. It has about 6,600 surface acres of water, and a great mixture of largemouth and smallmouth, which I predict will both be a factor.
“It has the same type of cover that we saw in last week’s episode on Lake Wabana,” Stone continued. “Shallow sand grass, shallow coontails, boat docks – a lot of the largemouth have migrated out of the creek arms and the deeper bays and set up on the main-lake docks. Pokegama also has miles and miles of underwater break lines, sunken islands and rock structure that the smallmouth like to set up on. So, it’s the best of both worlds. The lakes up here don’t get very much pressure, and this whole area is really one of the last, true, untapped fisheries that we have in this country.”
The eight anglers in Group 2 that compete Saturday on Discovery in Shotgun Round 2 of the MLF General Tire World Championship are:
- Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla.
- Jared Lintner of Arroyo Grande, Calif.
- Cody Meyer of Auburn, Calif.
- Michael Neal of Dayton, Tenn.
- Jacob Powroznik of Prince George, Va.
- Mark Rose of Wynne, Ark.
- Jeff Sprague of Point, Texas
- Jacob Wheeler of Harrison, Tenn.
The 2020 General Tire World Championship is a six-episode, two-hour series that features 16 MLF pro anglers visiting Northern Minnesota to compete on four different fisheries across the region, including Pokegama Lake, Wabana Lake, Turtle Lake, and Spider Lake. The fisheries are unknown to the anglers – they do not learn where they are competing until they arrive to the launch ramp each morning of competition.
The 16 anglers that compete in the 2020 General Tire World Championship are: Casey Ashley, Brent Ehrler, Edwin Evers, Bobby Lane, Jordan Lee, Jared Lintner, Aaron Martens, Cody Meyer, Andy Montgomery, Michael Neal, Takahiro Omori, Jacob Powroznik, Mark Rose, Jeff Sprague, Greg Vinson and Jacob Wheeler. For more information on the qualifying process, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com/MLF-101.
The General Tire World Championship, hosted by Visit Grand Rapids, will air on the Discovery Channel as six, two-hour original episodes each Saturday morning starting Oct. 10, 2020, and running through Nov. 14, airing from 7 to 9 a.m. EDT. The full television schedule can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com/tv-schedule.
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Founded in 2011, Major League Fishing (MLF) brings the high-intensity sport of competitive bass fishing into America’s living rooms on Outdoor Channel, Discovery, CBS, CBS Sports Network, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel, and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). According to Nielsen ratings, Major League Fishing remains the number one series on Outdoor Channel for five years and MLF premiered as the number one outdoor show in its time slot on Discovery in 2019.
In 2019 MLF acquired FLW, which expands its portfolio to include the world’s largest grassroots-fishing organization, including the strongest five-biggest-fish format professional bass fishing tour, the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, as well as the Toyota Series, Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine, Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI, and High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing.