February 5, 2015

Belgrade Lakes Hosts Major League Fishing Championship; Airs On CBS This Weekend

AUGUSTA, Maine -- With the Patriots once again champions and your Sundays suddenly football-free, this Sunday, tune in to another championship, with this one playing out on the lakes of central Maine.

Major League Fishing's General Tire Summit Cup, filmed right here in the Belgrade Lakes Region this past August, is set to air this Sunday, February 8 at noon on your local CBS affiliate.

Major League Fishing takes some of the world's best bass anglers and brings viewers inside the boat as they compete against each other during a six day event that included some of central Maine's best bass waters.

While here these anglers fished on Messalonskeee Lake, Great Pond, Long Pond and China Lake, and had some incredible fishing with the anglers on the leader board landing 30-40 bass a day. One component of Major League Fishing that is unlike other bass tourneys is that the star anglers do not know in advance where they will be fishing.

Major League Fishing includes nationally-known bass anglers such as Kevin VanDam and Mike Iaconnelli, who both competed in the Belgrade Lakes Region this summer.

This was the first time coming to Maine for many of these anglers, and they came away impressed not only with the fishing, but also with the residents of central Maine and the natural beauty of the area and surroundings

It was the first time fishing these lakes for the professional anglers, and the footage associated with the tournament is interesting to see their techniques and observations about fishing in August for smallmouths and largemouths.

If you happen to miss the show, you can see some of the footage by visiting the Major League Fishing website at http://www.majorleaguefishing.com/. You can also watch them on the Outdoor Channel on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on CBS Sunday, February 8 when they have the one-hour special on the General Tire Summit Cup that was filmed here in Maine. For more information on the TV schedule, go to http://www.majorleaguefishing.com/eventnewsdetailsnophoto.aspx?et=8715&list-type=co&event-id=8945&id=2839.

You can learn more about the results, check out some videos, and learn some new bass tactics on their video page at http://www.majorleaguefishing.com/Video_list.aspx