Major League Fishing to Air 2-Hour Championship Sa

Major League Fishing will take another first-time-ever step  on Saturday  when the Outdoor Channel broadcasts   a 2-hour episode of the league’s General Tire Summit Cup Championship.

Outdoor Channel will air the event at  2 p.m., an hour earlier than the network’s traditional  Saturday  starting time for new rounds of competition.

This is Outdoor Channel’s first-ever, 2-hour special of a competitive fishing show.

“Outdoor Channel has made a tremendous commitment to Major League Fishing and our fans,† said Major League Fishing General Manager Jim Wilburn.

“We’re proud to close the fourth season of our popular fishing series, ‘Jack Link’s Major League Fishing,’ with a riveting two-hour special that follows six pro-anglers’  fight to the finish,†said Jeffrey Wayne, Executive Vice President of Programming at Outdoor Channel. “It’s been 2 1/2 years since we joined forces with Major League Fishing to co-create a new sports organization that highlights the sport of competitive bass fishing. Since then, we’ve generated greater awareness and appreciation for the sport, the professional anglers involved and the beautiful locales we’ve visited along the way.â€

The 2-hour show will feature action from Grand Lake, a popular, 5,700-acre lake roughly 20 miles north of Alpena, Mich. that is heavily populated by smallmouth bass. Anglers competing in the Championship Round include Brent Erhler, Shaw Grigsby, Greg Hackney, Tim Horton, Aaron Martens and Kevin VanDam.