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Angler Wins Major League Fishing – Favorite Fishing Boat Giveaway Sweepstakes

TULSA, Okla. – The next time Phoenix Bass Fishing League competitor Anthony Ell launches his boat at a Northeast Division event, he expects that quite a few more heads will be turning to scope out his new rig. The 52-year-old boater from Stanhope, New Jersey, was selected from the hundreds of thousands of entries into the online sweepstakes courtesy of Favorite Fishing and Major League Fishing (MLF) and was awarded his beautiful new boat on the final day of competition at the Bass Pro Tour Stage Seven event at Mille Lacs Lake.

The sweepstakes began at REDCREST 2022 in March of this year and ran through the conclusion of the Bass Pro Tour Stage Six event at Lake Cayuga. Ell’s new boat was awarded to him by Favorite Fishing Founder and CEO Winston Tucker at the event. The special Favorite edition Lowe Stinger 198 boat was valued at a total of $55,000.

“This is absolutely amazing,” an excited Ell said as he was handed the keys. “I’m looking at this setup, and I am speechless. This is just an amazing package – the boat, rods, reels, electronics. The only thing I need to do now is just go fishing.”

Ell has competed in Bass Fishing League events for more than 25 years, competing both as a boater and more recently as a co-angler.

“I decided not to fish out of the front of the boat this year, but I actually qualified for the upcoming Regional Championship at the James River as a co-angler. Now, with my new setup, you will absolutely see me competing out of the front of the boat again as a boater.”

For another chance to win, fans can enter the MLF Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro & More Sweepstakes, currently underway at The winner will receive a new Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, while runner-up prizes include prize packages each in excess of $1,000 from General Tire, Abu Garcia, Favorite Fishing, Grundéns, Power-Pole, frogg toggs, Onyx Outdoors, and 13 Fishing. In addition, a daily prize is awarded each day from one of 10 additional MLF sponsors.

The Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and More Sweepstakes is open now through Nov. 6.

For more information on Major League Fishing sweepstakes visit

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