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MLF Big 5 Announced Schedules for 2022 Pro Circuit, Toyota Series

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Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Thursday schedules for the 2022 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and the 2022 Toyota Series at a live press event held at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST).

The 27th season of the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit (formerly FLW Tour), professional bass fishing’s premier five-fish limit circuit, will feature six regular-season stops showcasing the best anglers in the world competing for thousands of dollars across the best bass fisheries in the United States. The 2022 season will culminate with the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit TITLE, in 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.

2022 MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Schedule:

Jan. 27-30 Stop 1 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas
Hosted by the Jasper County Development District

March 13-16 Stop 2 at Harris Chain of Lakes Leesburg, Fla.
Hosted by Visit Lake County, Florida

April 21-24 Stop 3 at Pickwick Lake Counce, Tenn.
Hosted by the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau

May 12-15 Stop 4 at Lake Guntersville Guntersville, Ala.
Hosted by Marshall County Tourism and Sports

June 16-19 Stop 5 at the James River Richmond, Va
Hosted by Richmond Region Tourism

July 29-Aug. 1 Stop 6 at Lake Champlain Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Hosted by the City of Plattsburgh & the Adirondack Coast Visitor’s Bureau

Aug. 16-21 TITLE at the St. Lawrence River Massena, N.Y.
Hosted by the Town of Massena

“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.”

“The Town of Massena is excited and proud to be selected for the 2022 Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit TITLE Championship,” said Don Meissner, Massena Tourism Promoter. “After years of working to promote our community, Massena is now being recognized as one of the most beautiful fishing destinations in the United States. On behalf of all of the communities in the North Country, we can’t wait to host the TITLE anglers that will visit us in upstate New York.”

Also announced Thursday was the 2022 MLF Toyota Series schedule, which kicks off its regular season in early-February at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida, and runs through late-September when it wraps up at the St. Lawrence River in Massena, New York.

2022 MLF Toyota Series Schedule:

Central Division
Feb. 22-24 Lake Guntersville Scottsboro, Ala.
Hosted by the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce

March 31-April 2 Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown, Tenn.
Hosted by Byrdstown-Pickett County Chamber of Commerce

May 5-7 Lake Chickamauga Hixson, Tenn.
Hosted by Chattanooga Sports

Northern Division
June 23-25 Potomac River Marbury, Md.
Hosted by Charles County Board of Commissioners

Aug. 9-11 Lake Champlain Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Hosted by City of Plattsburgh & Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau

Sept. 22-24 St. Lawrence River Massena, N.Y.
Hosted by the Town of Massena

Plains Division
March 1-3 Lake of the Ozarks Osage Beach, Mo.
Hosted by Tri-County Lodging Association

April 28-30 Grand Lake Grove, Okla.
Hosted by City of Grove & Grove Convention & Tourism Bureau

Sept. 15-17 Truman Lake Warsaw & Sedalia, Mo.
Hosted by the Sedalia Convention and Visitors Bureau & Visit Benton

Southern Division
Feb. 3-5 Lake Okeechobee Clewiston, Fla.
Hosted by Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina and Resort and the Hendry County Tourism Development Council

April 7-9 Santee Cooper Summerton, S.C.
Hosted by the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce

May 19-21 Harris Chain of Lakes Leesburg, Fla.
Hosted by Visit Lake County, Florida

Southwestern Division
Feb. 10-12 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas
Hosted by the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce

April 7-9 Lake Texoma Durant, Okla.
Hosted by TBD

May 4-6 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas
Hosted by the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce

Western Division
March 3-5 Lake Havasu Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Hosted by Go Lake Havasu

April 28-30 Clear Lake* Clearlake, Calif.
Hosted by the City of Clearlake

June 2-4 California Delta* Bethel Island, Calif.
Hosted by TBD

* Subject to California permit approval

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.

For more ICAST 2021 coverage, compete details and updated tournament information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com