By Derik Hudson

As Major League Fishing gets set for another huge season in 2022 they just announced that their 2022 Bass Pro Tour Roster has been finalized. The Bass Pro Tour is Major League Fishing’s top level. With $7.6 million on the line this season, the best of the best have been assembled to compete. Of the 80 total competitors, 74 are returning and 6 are new bloods looking to score a win. This is one you won’t want to miss!

The Bass Pro Tour uses the catch, weigh, and immediate release format to promote fish conservation. Making this an event that will be best enjoyed live. With broadcasts being streamed on the Major League Fishing mobile app, MajorLeagueFishing.com, and on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) totaling over 450 hours of programming this leaves plenty of opportunity for everyone to enjoy the show. On-the-water action as it unfolds will be provided on the live score tracker leaderboard.

2022 Bass Pro Tour Roster: Casey Ashley, Adrian Avena, Josh Bertrand, Tommy Biffle, Zack Birge, Stephen Browning, Brent Chapman, Luke Clausen, Dustin Connell, Brandon Coulter, Cliff Crochet, Mark Daniels Jr., Mark Davis, Ott Defoe, Boyd Duckett, David Dudley, *Dakota Ebare, Brent Ehrler, James Elam, Paul Elias, Edwin Evers, Todd Faircloth, *Cole Floyd, Shinichi Fukae, Anthony Gagliardi, Shaw Grigsby, Roy Hawk, *Dylan Hays, Brett Hite, Timmy Horton, Randy Howell, *Clabion Johns, Alton Jones, Alton Jones Jr., Kelly Jordan, Gary Klein, Jeff Kriet, Jason Lambert, Bobby Lane, Chris Lane, Russ Lane, *Jeremy Lawyer, Jordan Lee, Matt Lee, Dave Lefebre, Jared Lintner, Justin Lucas, Mike McClelland, Cody Meyer, Ish Monroe, Andy Montgomery, Andy Morgan, John Murray, Britt Myers, Michael Neal, Takahiro Omori, Cliff Pace, Keith Poche, Skeet Reese, Marty Robinson, Dean Rojas, Mark Rose, Fred Roumbanis, Bradley Roy, *Ryan Salzman, Terry Scroggins, Fletcher Shryock, Gerald Spohrer, Jeff Sprague, Wesley Strader, Scott Suggs, Randall Tharp, Bryan Thrift, Jonathan VanDam, Kevin VanDam, Greg Vinson, David Walker, James Watson, Jacob Wheeler, and Jesse Wiggins. *denotes newcomers

2022 Bass Pro Tour Schedule has seven stages as well as REDCREST and the General Tire Heavy Hitters. Complete list is below.

Feb 5-10 Stage One: Caney Creek, Lake D’Arbonne, Bussey Brake | West Monroe, Louisiana

Feb 19-24 Stage Two: Lake Fork | Quitman, Texas

Mar 2-7 Stage Three: Lewis Smith Lake | Cullman, Alabama

Mar 23-27 REDCREST: Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees | Tulsa, Oklahoma

Apr 9-14 General Tire Heavy Hitters: Lake Palestine | Tyler, Texas

Apr 30-May 5 Stage Four: Lake of the Ozarks | Osage Beach, Missouri

Jun 4-9 Stage Five: Watts Bar Lake | Spring City, Tennessee

Aug 6-11 Stage Six: Cayuga Lake | Union Springs, New York

Sept 10-15 Stage Seven: Mille Lacs Lake | Onamia, Minnesota

With such a diverse schedule all across the United States of America this should make for ample opportunities for any one of these competitors to excel. No matter the professional anglers favorite species, Smallmouth, Largemouth, and/or Spotted Bass alike will get plenty of media coverage.

If you miss the live action do not worry as the 2022 MLF Bass Pro Tour will air on the Discovery Channel beginning in July 2022 and also on the Outdoor Channel in early 2023. For additional information regarding their events you can visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. Also, make sure you are following Major League Fishing’s social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.

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