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MLF Heavy Hitters

Posted By: Darin S.

MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 06:28 PM

The big girls are chewing today!
Posted By: Mark Jones

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 06:31 PM

They're catching them
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 06:37 PM

I’m impressed with Jordan lake. Lots of 4-6 pounders in that lake.
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 07:21 PM

Did those guys get forced to wear the company shirts and drive the company issued boats for this event? I see a lot of very similar logo/brand placement on everyone and the boats too.
Posted By: WALLS

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 07:39 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Did those guys get forced to wear the company shirts and drive the company issued boats for this event? I see a lot of very similar logo/brand placement on everyone and the boats too.


Does anyone watch fishing for fashion trends? Or care about logo/brand placement? You do understand no one on here is a paying advertiser for either trail right? You had to really stretch to try to post negatively/start [censored] on this MLF thread. cheers
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 07:39 PM

Looks like it but idk. Kinda weird to see another boat mfg decal on the deck of a Nitro.
Posted By: beartrap

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 08:00 PM

believe there are some basscat and phoenix boats used by the fishermen...
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 08:04 PM

Originally Posted by Darin S.
I’m impressed with Jordan lake. Lots of 4-6 pounders in that lake.


Lots of healthy fish in the lake. These guys have them figured out...water finally clearing and warming up, April is a fun month to fish the Raleigh area.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 08:14 PM

Originally Posted by Darin S.
Looks like it but idk. Kinda weird to see another boat mfg decal on the deck of a Nitro.


You’re right. I thought they were making them all fish out of the same rigs for a minute. It did seem like everyone was running a ghost.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 08:16 PM

I could watch Andy Morgan fish all day. That dude is smooth.
Posted By: SC-001

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 09:07 PM

Originally Posted by Darin S.
The big girls are chewing today!


Good to hear, I don't have FS1 to watch Bassmaster tomorrow so I will watch MLF I guess, would rather watch the Sabine event but I am not watching that crappy live mix feed.
Posted By: Monty Wright

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 10:17 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Did those guys get forced to wear the company shirts and drive the company issued boats for this event? I see a lot of very similar logo/brand placement on everyone and the boats too.


I didn’t notice it while watching it, but noticed a couple of pictures on Instagram looked funny. It took me a minute to see that Ish was wearing a jersey like they wear in the Cup events and not his current tournament jersey.
Posted By: Bassmaster150

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 11:05 PM

I believe in Heavy Hitters as well as cups, they use specific tour provided boats, and the shirts are the same...just different colors.
Posted By: Frank the Tank

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 11:10 PM

Hard to argue MLF is hammering big fish this week and BASS is a dink fest. Sabine is brutal right now
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/09/21 11:15 PM

Originally Posted by Bassmaster150
I believe in Heavy Hitters as well as cups, they use specific tour provided boats, and the shirts are the same...just different colors.


Yes, it seems all the anglers sponsors are getting shut out of this deal. There was a thread a week or so ago asking the question about why a bunch of MLF anglers could be upset. I think we just found the reason. They were ordered to wear the company issued outfits for this tournament and given company owned and outfitted boats to use.

But, hey, this guy leads by example. I wonder how Caymas feels about it? [Linked Image]


Posted By: Bassmaster150

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 12:01 AM

ummmm...they have been doing that since they started.....it is only for Heavy Hitters and the Cups.....nobody upset....like I said, check the history of MLF over the last two years...this is how they do cups and other special events. On regular stage events, the anglers wear what they normally wear.
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 12:11 AM

Originally Posted by Bassmaster150
ummmm...they have been doing that since they started.....it is only for Heavy Hitters and the Cups.....nobody upset....like I said, check the history of MLF over the last two years...this is how they do cups and other special events. On regular stage events, the anglers wear what they normally wear.


I know they do it for the TV show... that different; it’s a color and style coordinated event. This is a BPT event, and no, they didn’t do it last year for the same Heavy Hitters.

Here some pictures from the time.
https://majorleaguefishing.com/bass-pro-tour/gallery-big-bass-of-heavy-hitters/#&gid=1&pid=1
Posted By: pchapin

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 12:23 AM

The photo gallery has Phoenix, Nitro and Bass Cat. Could be others I don't recognize. Maybe the hormone therapy is not good for vision.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 12:24 AM

I can understand the anglers being upset but it doesn’t effect me as a viewer. Tomorrow’s group is loaded and I’ll be watching. Could this be the last year we see all these guys fishing the BPT? If all of your speculation is true...probably.

Wheeler
Defoe
Lee
Thrift
Lucas
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 12:27 AM

Originally Posted by pchapin
The photo gallery has Phoenix, Nitro and Bass Cat. Could be others I don't recognize. Maybe the hormone therapy is not good for vision.


I’m guessing they either had to choose one brand or there was a draw. A couple of the Nitros I saw today looked like they had a Hook 7 or something similar on the console.
Posted By: Dubee

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 12:54 AM

Originally Posted by Darin S.
I can understand the anglers being upset but it doesn’t effect me as a viewer. Tomorrow’s group is loaded and I’ll be watching. Could this be the last year we see all these guys fishing the BPT? If all of your speculation is true...probably.

Wheeler
Defoe
Lee
Thrift
Lucas


I guarantee with a 40 man field and the amount of money they are paying out. None of them give a sh*t what boat they are in. And their sponsors are fine with it
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 12:59 AM

I’m sure your right Dubee. The truth is none of us know who’s upset and who isn’t or if anyone is upset at all. Like I said, it’s all speculation.
Posted By: SC-001

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 01:56 AM

Originally Posted by Dubee
Originally Posted by Darin S.
I can understand the anglers being upset but it doesn’t effect me as a viewer. Tomorrow’s group is loaded and I’ll be watching. Could this be the last year we see all these guys fishing the BPT? If all of your speculation is true...probably.

Wheeler
Defoe
Lee
Thrift
Lucas


I guarantee with a 40 man field and the amount of money they are paying out. None of them give a sh*t what boat they are in. And their sponsors are fine with it

This, BASS did the same thing when the elites series started and they did it for several years, on select days you had to run a Triton back then, couldn't run your own boat.
Posted By: Dubee

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 02:03 AM

Originally Posted by SC-001
Originally Posted by Dubee
Originally Posted by Darin S.
I can understand the anglers being upset but it doesn’t effect me as a viewer. Tomorrow’s group is loaded and I’ll be watching. Could this be the last year we see all these guys fishing the BPT? If all of your speculation is true...probably.

Wheeler
Defoe
Lee
Thrift
Lucas


I guarantee with a 40 man field and the amount of money they are paying out. None of them give a sh*t what boat they are in. And their sponsors are fine with it

This, BASS did the same thing when the elites series started and they did it for several years, on select days you had to run a Triton back then, couldn't run your own boat.


It's happened since the inception of BASS. All running the same boat at the Classic. It's no big deal. Just Warren making up more bs
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 02:18 AM

fish
Posted By: Monty Wright

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 02:50 AM

I think Big O has a valid point here. This is the first BPT event that they’ve used the Cup events boats/jerseys.

I also agree that the anglers might not “care” too much due to the amount of $ up for grabs. On the same note, I would probably be a little frustrated moving all of my stuff to another boat and not running my own equipment.

Either way I’ll be watching and routing them on.
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 01:23 PM

Originally Posted by Monty Wright
I think Big O has a valid point here. This is the first BPT event that they’ve used the Cup events boats/jerseys.

I also agree that the anglers might not “care” too much due to the amount of $ up for grabs. On the same note, I would probably be a little frustrated moving all of my stuff to another boat and not running my own equipment.

Either way I’ll be watching and routing them on.


Tour organizers that try to pull the sponsor “exclusivity” card have never fared well. The anglers care, and their sponsors deeply care, and are paying close attention. Why would a sponsor give anglers anything if their brands and logos weren’t going to be prominently displayed wherever the angler competes? I have a feeling this move wasn’t disclosed to the anglers until just recently, and that’s caused the uproar people ha e heard about. This is the kind of thing that can and likely will cost an angler sponsorship support.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 01:41 PM

Thrift is putting on a show with that frog.
Posted By: Monty Wright

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 02:17 PM

Heavy Hitters is taking place of the Cup’s World Championship. That’s why they’re wearing the Cup jerseys and using Cup boats.

I’m trying to find out whether or not the World Championship purse will be included and if they’ll be packaging it all up and showing the Word Championship on tv as they’ve done the last several years.
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 02:51 PM

Heard Mclelland say yesterday he had to transfer his waypoints over to the boat he is using, it looked like he had a 7 inch lowrance on the dash on a Z19, they must have been able to practice with their other equipment. Are they not allowed to use forward facing sonar on these boats?
Posted By: Dan21XRS

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 03:29 PM

I see Big O's shadow is back to argue... Dan bang
Posted By: Mark Jones

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 06:13 PM

Originally Posted by Big O Florida
Originally Posted by Monty Wright
I think Big O has a valid point here. This is the first BPT event that they’ve used the Cup events boats/jerseys.

I also agree that the anglers might not “care” too much due to the amount of $ up for grabs. On the same note, I would probably be a little frustrated moving all of my stuff to another boat and not running my own equipment.

Either way I’ll be watching and routing them on.


Tour organizers that try to pull the sponsor “exclusivity” card have never fared well. The anglers care, and their sponsors deeply care, and are paying close attention. Why would a sponsor give anglers anything if their brands and logos weren’t going to be prominently displayed wherever the angler competes? I have a feeling this move wasn’t disclosed to the anglers until just recently, and that’s caused the uproar people ha e heard about. This is the kind of thing that can and likely will cost an angler sponsorship support.



Here's the answer, which I have a suspicion you know but you can't seem to help yourself to not post something ignorant.

MLF was created initially around the Cups and the World Championship. Millions in sponsorship and rights deals were built around those assets and almost all of those initial sponsors are still involved. When BPT was created, the organization had to find a way to manage the integration of the Bass Pro Tour and to keep the Cups intact and those sponsors happy as they transitioned. It is a difficult balancing act but one that they've been able to manage VERY well.

Every single angler involved in MLF/BPT was/is aware of how the Cups and World Championship were built and why it's setup the way it is. They profit from it as well and they're the beneficiaries of that revenue model on some level.

ALL of them have to navigate sponsor challenges and that's nothing new for any of them. If they're complaining, then they're just a part of a small group that doesn't "get it".

It's called "if not but for" Big O. If not but for how MLF was initially created, the original sponsors/partners and the success they had, the anglers never would have had the option to stand up the BPT on the back of that success. So therefore, they will have to find a way to navigate it.

As for the sponsors, the only ones having any real issues are the ones who passed on MLF in the early days and got locked out on deals through category exclusivity and that happens. Some didn't see the vision or didn't have the money to invest in those early MLF days and they've found themselves on the outside looking in at times. That's made a few of them respond more negatively in these moments where they find themselves in a Cup or scenario like Heavy Hitters. The vast majority of them however are smart people and smart marketers and they find a way to manage it and handle their pro angler partnerships as just that, a partnership. The add of FLW has provided an opportunity for many of the aforementioned brands to work their way back in and they've done just that.

This is all part of running a business and a startup league. There's some REALLY smart people over there. They'll figure it all out.

Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 07:38 PM

I think they’ve done a great job improving their brand. I was skeptical at first and thought most of the anglers and broadcasters were arrogant. I also hated the 1lb minimum. Since then they have made significant improvements.The camera work from cast to catch is the best in the biz and the anglers on the water interviews during competition is outstanding. They all have great attitudes and seem VERY HAPPY to me. They have a new fan here!
Posted By: Big O Florida

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 07:56 PM

Originally Posted by Mark Jones
Originally Posted by Big O Florida


Tour organizers that try to pull the sponsor “exclusivity” card have never fared well. The anglers care, and their sponsors deeply care, and are paying close attention. Why would a sponsor give anglers anything if their brands and logos weren’t going to be prominently displayed wherever the angler competes? I have a feeling this move wasn’t disclosed to the anglers until just recently, and that’s caused the uproar people ha e heard about. This is the kind of thing that can and likely will cost an angler sponsorship support.



Here's the answer, which I have a suspicion you know but you can't seem to help yourself to not post something ignorant.

MLF was created initially around the Cups and the World Championship. Millions in sponsorship and rights deals were built around those assets and almost all of those initial sponsors are still involved. When BPT was created, the organization had to find a way to manage the integration of the Bass Pro Tour and to keep the Cups intact and those sponsors happy as they transitioned. It is a difficult balancing act but one that they've been able to manage VERY well.

Every single angler involved in MLF/BPT was/is aware of how the Cups and World Championship were built and why it's setup the way it is. They profit from it as well and they're the beneficiaries of that revenue model on some level.

ALL of them have to navigate sponsor challenges and that's nothing new for any of them. If they're complaining, then they're just a part of a small group that doesn't "get it".

It's called "if not but for" Big O. If not but for how MLF was initially created, the original sponsors/partners and the success they had, the anglers never would have had the option to stand up the BPT on the back of that success. So therefore, they will have to find a way to navigate it.

As for the sponsors, the only ones having any real issues are the ones who passed on MLF in the early days and got locked out on deals through category exclusivity and that happens. Some didn't see the vision or didn't have the money to invest in those early MLF days and they've found themselves on the outside looking in at times. That's made a few of them respond more negatively in these moments where they find themselves in a Cup or scenario like Heavy Hitters. The vast majority of them however are smart people and smart marketers and they find a way to manage it and handle their pro angler partnerships as just that, a partnership. The add of FLW has provided an opportunity for many of the aforementioned brands to work their way back in and they've done just that.

This is all part of running a business and a startup league. There's some REALLY smart people over there. They'll figure it all out.



All to often people try to conflate the MLF “Cups” and MLF BPT as being one and the same when they want to muddy the waters. Truth is, they are not one and the same. That’s why one is recognized (by official records) as being a bonafide bass fishing competition and the other is not.

The Heavy Hitters tournament was introduced last year as being part of the BPT portfolio of tournaments and advertised to this point as such again for 2021.

Considering your response above, the question is when were the anglers themselves informed that: 1.) the 2021 Heavy Hitters tournament would now fall under the MLF “Cups” portfolio and general practices, as you suggest; and 2.) this would invoke the MLF sponsorship exclusivity clause as used under all the “Cup” circuit events.

If the anglers were only just notified of this significant change from year over year, then they and their sponsors have a legitimate concern. And from what I’ve been able to gather, that is indeed the case. The anglers were not notified until just recently. And the question from a sponsorship perspective is why would should I invest in an angler where their tour operator can prohibit my brand from being represented at their discretion and without adequate notice to both anglers and sponsors alike?
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 08:43 PM

Originally Posted by Darin S.
I think they’ve done a great job improving their brand. I was skeptical at first and thought most of the anglers and broadcasters were arrogant. I also hated the 1lb minimum. Since then they have made significant improvements.The camera work from cast to catch is the best in the biz and the anglers on the water interviews during competition is outstanding. They all have great attitudes and seem VERY HAPPY to me. They have a new fan here!


It is interesting they can fish smaller underutilized lakes with their format, that group definitely thinks outside the box
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 08:55 PM

Smaller lakes with big Northern strain aggressive bass. Pretty smart if you ask me.
Posted By: Dubee

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 09:53 PM

Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
Originally Posted by Darin S.
I think they’ve done a great job improving their brand. I was skeptical at first and thought most of the anglers and broadcasters were arrogant. I also hated the 1lb minimum. Since then they have made significant improvements.The camera work from cast to catch is the best in the biz and the anglers on the water interviews during competition is outstanding. They all have great attitudes and seem VERY HAPPY to me. They have a new fan here!


It is interesting they can fish smaller underutilized lakes with their format, that group definitely thinks outside the box

They are definitely doing it right. When BPT was first formed there were quite a few haters on here. Now it's maybe just a very small handful and most of them hate it because they took the stars away from BASS.
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 09:53 PM

BASS has had an event in the past, maybe more, on multiple lakes with split fields. It's not a new thing. The split field is just BPT's model so it allows them to have less anglers on any given body of water.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/10/21 10:03 PM

BASS should do it again and NEVER go back to Sabine. I’m old and have a bad memory but I can’t recall many professional tournaments where a 12 inch bass is a keeper. Am I crazy??
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/11/21 03:42 PM

All Florida tournaments are 12 inch minimum length
Posted By: kellisag

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/11/21 06:49 PM

Originally Posted by Darin S.
BASS should do it again and NEVER go back to Sabine. I’m old and have a bad memory but I can’t recall many professional tournaments where a 12 inch bass is a keeper. Am I crazy??


Pretty sure there is a 12" min on a lot of the fisheries with spotted bass.
Posted By: SC-001

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/11/21 07:38 PM

Originally Posted by MagFluker
BASS has had an event in the past, maybe more, on multiple lakes with split fields. It's not a new thing. The split field is just BPT's model so it allows them to have less anglers on any given body of water.


I remember the Bassmaster Majors, they had 3 a year, one was called the Memorial, one was called the American and one was the Legends. I believe it was the brainchild of one of the guys at MLF now.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/11/21 08:27 PM

So I am loosing my mind...I didn’t think about the spot lakes.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/11/21 10:11 PM

Back to the tournament. Looks like they hit Jordan lake at the perfect time. Lots of big fish caught today.
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 01:50 AM

I just started watching the last 35 minutes of today on the MLF websites replay, the drone footage of Ish sight fishing that giant is just incredible! they hit is smack perfect.
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 01:53 AM

cheers
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 02:34 AM

Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
I just started watching the last 35 minutes of today on the MLF websites replay, the drone footage of Ish sight fishing that giant is just incredible! they hit is smack perfect.


I thought the same thing. It will be intresting to see if that fish is there tomorrow. He missed her at least once.
Posted By: ETXfisher91

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 01:06 PM

wow... All that arguing everyone did for 3 days and they just explained it all.
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 01:25 PM

Explained what?
Posted By: ETXfisher91

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 01:48 PM

Why they are wearing different jerseys, different boats, the anglers are butt hurt about it, their not butt hurt about it...
Posted By: Dan21XRS

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 02:51 PM

Bring the "Heavy Hitters" up to the Ohio River and lets see them work their magic... Dan yawn
Posted By: TTx

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 03:32 PM

This 3 pound minimum is pretty interesting. Would like to see Ish get the one he was working on. Don’t know how much I trust the analysts saying it is a 10#, but that aerial shot of it was pretty cool.
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 03:36 PM

Originally Posted by ETXfisher91
wow... All that arguing everyone did for 3 days and they just explained it all.


Most of us already knew. thumb
Posted By: Douglas J

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 04:45 PM

Wonder who Alton followed?
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:01 PM

Nobody he's just one of the best sight fisherman in the world. He hasn't won in 9 years and that was you guessed it a sight fishing derby.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:03 PM

Originally Posted by Douglas J
Wonder who Alton followed?



roflmao fish
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:03 PM

I guess Ish has thrown the win out he window and is just trying for the 100K big fish prize
Posted By: Brent S

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:13 PM

eeks
Posted By: SC-001

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:14 PM

Well there goes $100,000
Posted By: bklem

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:20 PM

Originally Posted by SC-001
Well there goes $100,000

That was painful to watch.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:20 PM

That fish isn’t close to to 10 pounds.
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:22 PM

Holy cow I thought he was gonna break down and cry
Posted By: SC-001

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:23 PM

Originally Posted by Darin S.
That fish isn’t close to to 10 pounds.

No but it will beat 4-13 current big bass
Posted By: Tx Tree Grower

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 05:24 PM

[/quote=Monty Wright]Heavy Hitters is taking place of the Cup’s World Championship. That’s why they’re wearing the Cup jerseys and using Cup boats.

I’m trying to find out whether or not the World Championship purse will be included and if they’ll be packaging it all up and showing the Word Championship on tv as they’ve done the last several years. [/quote]

So heavy hitters is now a part of the Cup Events in some way? That must be new for this year. I'll admit I did not get to watch any of it due to work conflicts, but I had no idea that the cup events had a direct connection specifically to heavy hitters. I thought the only connection between the Cup events and the Bass Pro Tour was that the BPT placing got you into the cup events in the fall. I swear they need to publish a flow chart.
Posted By: TTx

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 06:24 PM

Originally Posted by bklem
Originally Posted by SC-001
Well there goes $100,000

That was painful to watch.


Missed it - did he foul hook it, come unbuttoned?
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 06:47 PM

Originally Posted by TTx
Originally Posted by bklem
Originally Posted by SC-001
Well there goes $100,000

That was painful to watch.


Missed it - did he foul hook it, come unbuttoned?

confused 3
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 06:55 PM

She came unbuttoned
Posted By: avid_basser

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:00 PM

Had her pinned then attempted to pull her over the clump...she came unbuttoned

Painful to watch!
Posted By: DustBass

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:10 PM

I've watched the majority of all days of this MLF Heavy Hitters event. WOW what an entertaining and fun format! I wish someone could develop a way / trail that would mimic this for armature / regional tournaments...
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:15 PM

Originally Posted by avid_basser
Had her pinned then attempted to pull her over the clump...she came unbuttoned

Painful to watch!

IDK what happened but she came off for whatever reason and that fish would be leading, current big bass is just 5 lbs.
Posted By: Darin S.

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:32 PM

Congrats to Alton Jones and Jeff Sprague. texas texas
Posted By: DustBass

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:37 PM

Does anyone know how final payouts look, including all BB day winners and place payouts? Seems like a lot of guys made out pretty well!
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:40 PM

Originally Posted by DustBass
Does anyone know how final payouts look, including all BB day winners and place payouts? Seems like a lot of guys made out pretty well!

I think BB for the rounds were 25K, 25K, 50K and for todays final 100K obviously.
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:41 PM

Did Ish miss that fish twice or just once?
Posted By: KnotEnuff

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:42 PM

How did they qualify for the heavy hitter T?
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:43 PM

Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
Originally Posted by DustBass
Does anyone know how final payouts look, including all BB day winners and place payouts? Seems like a lot of guys made out pretty well!

I think BB for the rounds were 25K, 25K, 50K and for todays final 100K obviously.


That is correct! cheers
Posted By: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:44 PM

Originally Posted by BigDozer66
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
Originally Posted by DustBass
Does anyone know how final payouts look, including all BB day winners and place payouts? Seems like a lot of guys made out pretty well!

I think BB for the rounds were 25K, 25K, 50K and for todays final 100K obviously.


That is correct! cheers


I seen wheeler made 50k on one big bass thats kinda crazy...
Posted By: Lone_Wolf

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 07:46 PM

Originally Posted by KnotEnuff
How did they qualify for the heavy hitter T?

https://majorleaguefishing.com/2021-heavy-hitters-standings/
Posted By: redskeet100

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 08:16 PM

Alton was on them today. Big win for him.
Posted By: TTx

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 08:34 PM

Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
Did Ish miss that fish twice or just once?

In the first period it flared and he swung, but missed. I think he only stuck it once- and apparently came unbuttoned. Sounds like it could’ve been a big pay day, I feel for the guy.
Posted By: MagFluker

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 08:37 PM

That bedding fish was tough on Ish, he fished it a good while at the end of the day yesterday and could not get it done today, probably worked the fish a total of 6 hours. Tough deal!
Posted By: pchapin

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/14/21 09:46 PM

Originally Posted by Tx Tree Grower
[/quote=Monty Wright]Heavy Hitters is taking place of the Cup’s World Championship. That’s why they’re wearing the Cup jerseys and using Cup boats.

I’m trying to find out whether or not the World Championship purse will be included and if they’ll be packaging it all up and showing the Word Championship on tv as they’ve done the last several years.


So heavy hitters is now a part of the Cup Events in some way? That must be new for this year. I'll admit I did not get to watch any of it due to work conflicts, but I had no idea that the cup events had a direct connection specifically to heavy hitters. I thought the only connection between the Cup events and the Bass Pro Tour was that the BPT placing got you into the cup events in the fall. I swear they need to publish a flow chart.[/quote]
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Posted By: redskeet100

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/15/21 01:04 AM

Originally Posted by TTx
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
Did Ish miss that fish twice or just once?

In the first period it flared and he swung, but missed. I think he only stuck it once- and apparently came unbuttoned. Sounds like it could’ve been a big pay day, I feel for the guy.


He hooked it once but it came straight up out of the water and came off. Felt for the guy, but that is how fishing goes.
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: MLF Heavy Hitters - 04/15/21 01:41 AM

Originally Posted by pchapin
Originally Posted by Tx Tree Grower
[/quote=Monty Wright]Heavy Hitters is taking place of the Cup’s World Championship. That’s why they’re wearing the Cup jerseys and using Cup boats.

I’m trying to find out whether or not the World Championship purse will be included and if they’ll be packaging it all up and showing the Word Championship on tv as they’ve done the last several years.


So heavy hitters is now a part of the Cup Events in some way? That must be new for this year. I'll admit I did not get to watch any of it due to work conflicts, but I had no idea that the cup events had a direct connection specifically to heavy hitters. I thought the only connection between the Cup events and the Bass Pro Tour was that the BPT placing got you into the cup events in the fall. I swear they need to publish a flow chart.

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The name says it all: Heavy Hitters is the culmination of a season of the biggest fish caught on the Bass Pro Tour. To qualify for General Tire Heavy Hitters in 2021, the weight of an angler’s single largest bass from each event of the 2020 Bass Pro Tour was recorded. The 40 anglers with the heaviest big-fish totals from those five events qualified for Heavy Hitters in Raleigh, North Carolina (April 9-14).


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