This is the press release sent out from the Angler Protection Committee on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 in response to the planned changes to the Bass Pro Tour by Major League Fishing in 2024 and 2025.
“We have recently received a proposal outlining plans from the MLF. We are currently in the process of carefully reviewing various aspects of the proposal. The anglers, passionate about the growth and success of the league, agree that adjustments in the business model are necessary and are eager to work towards an agreement that assures everyone’s continued prosperity.”
“Having built their careers within the league, the majority of the anglers are original founding members who possess a genuine commitment to the continual advancement of the MLF platform. As we embark on this review process, our primary goal is to establish a stronger and more fruitful relationship with the league that can endure for years to come.”
The APC, Angler Protection Committee, is a strategic alliance of Bass Pro Tour anglers.