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City Of Oxford Set To Host NPFL 2023 Season Opener On Logan Martin Lake

Wilkesville, OH — The National Professional Fishing League (NPFL) is gearing up for an exciting start to the 2024 season as the City of Oxford takes the stage to host the inaugural event on the pristine waters of Logan Martin Lake. This kickstarts a three-year partnership, showcasing Oxford’s commitment to top-notch angling competitions and showcasing Alabama’s premium bass fishing.

Logan Martin Lake, with its rich angling history hosting the 1993 Bassmaster Classic, sets the stage for the NPFL’s season opener in February 2024. Anglers such as David Fritts, Tommy Biffle, and Lendell Martin Jr. left their mark on this historic lake, with David Fritts emerging victorious.

Mayor Alton Craft expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “Oxford is honored to host the National Professional Fishing League’s first competition of 2024 from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3. We’re excited to witness over 100 skilled anglers showcasing their talents on Logan Martin Lake in pursuit of a winning catch.”

Craft added, “We also appreciate the NPFL’s invitation to our local student anglers, providing them with an opportunity to gain insights and encouragement from these professionals in the sport they are deeply passionate about.”

The three-year partnership between NPFL and the City of Oxford underscores a joint commitment to the league’s success and the economic growth of Oxford and its surrounding communities.

Paul Benson, VP Partnerships at the NPFL, commended Oxford’s dedication, stating, “Oxford’s unwavering commitment to fostering future economic growth is truly commendable. The visionary leaders of the City of Oxford are leading the way, organizing exceptional events that significantly contribute to the economic prosperity of the entire region.”

Benson emphasized Oxford’s central location, opening doors to potential options for diverse locations and timings, showcasing the rich fisheries in proximity to Oxford. The NPFL looks forward to a fruitful partnership that not only enhances angling experiences but leaves a lasting impact on the economic landscape of the region.

“The League” is eagerly anticipating a successful Logan Martin event and the continuation of this promising partnership with the City of Oxford for years to come.

Join the Excitement! Attend the Daily Launch at Lincolns Landing in Lincoln, Alabama, with Weigh-Ins at the “A League of Our Own” Field, Oxford Civic Center.

Don’t miss out on the action! Be there every day from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3 to experience the thrill of the daily launch at Lincolns Landing in Lincoln, Alabama, followed by intense weigh-ins at the “A League of Our Own” field, located at Oxford Civic Center, 195 Recreation Dr, Oxford, AL 36203.

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About the National Professional Fishing League  (NPFL)

The NPFL was designed to bring simplicity back to professional bass fishing – one lake, the full field fishing all three days, and the heaviest combined three-day weight winning. The goal of the NPFL is to put the anglers first and build a trail that gets back to what the founders of bass fishing intended it to be.

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