Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour on Lake Murray to Air on Discovery Channel This Weekend
September 28, 2023
Columbia, S.C. – On April 2-7, 2023, Capital City/Lake Murray Country hosted the Major League Fishing Fox Rent A Car Stage Three Bass Pro Tour on Lake Murray. The tournament showcased 80 of the top professional anglers in the world, who competed for a purse of more than $805,000, including a top payout of $100,000 and valuable Angler of the Year (AOY) points.
Watch the tournament play out on the Discovery Channel this Saturday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 1 from 7 – 9 a.m.
- Sept. 30 – Fox Rent A Car Stage Three at Lake Murray Presented by Mercury Knockout Round
- Oct. 1 – Fox Rent A Car Stage Three at Lake Murray Presented by Mercury Championship Round
“There is something about this lake, I don’t know what it is, but this lake just suits me,” said Anthony Gagliardi. “I don’t even fish it all that much – I honestly don’t – but this lake is just incredible, and I am so proud to be from here. Lake Murray showed out for everybody this week.” The Prosperity native went on to catch a Five-Bass Limit Weighing 26-13 to Win by a 4-pound 11-ounce margin, earning his first tour-level win Since 2014, and the $100,000 Top Prize.
About Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing (MLF) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, producing more than 250 events annually at some of the most prestigious fisheries in the world while broadcasting to America’s living rooms on CBS, the Discovery Channel, the Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, the World Fishing Network and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, the MLF roster of bass anglers includes the world’s top pros and more than 30,000 competitors in all 50 states and 13 countries. Since its founding in 2011, MLF has advanced the sport of competitive fishing through its premier television broadcasts and live streams and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through research, education, fisheries enhancement, and fish care. Major League Fishing – WE ARE Bass Fishing™
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Interview Opportunity: 1st place winner Anthony Gagliardi | Press Release
The Prosperity native went on to catch a Five-Bass Limit Weighing 26-13 to Win by a 4-pound 11-ounce margin, earning his first tour-level win since 2014, and the $100,000 Top Prize.
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