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Major League Fishing’s General Tire Heavy Hitters Special Presented by Bass Pro Shops To Air Sunday on CBS

Benton, KY – Sundays in December are showcases for some of the most finely tuned competitors in the world (and we’re not talking about the ones on the gridiron). This Sunday, Dec. 3, Major League Fishing’s General Tire Heavy Hitters Special Presented by Bass Pro Shops all-star event will premiere nationwide on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+ from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET OR 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET (depending on local NFL schedule). This star-studded event – featuring anglers from MLF’s Bass Pro Tour – showcases 30 MLF pros competing in a six-day tournament on Caney Creek Reservoir and Bussey Brake in Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana, for a purse of more than $500,000 ($100,000 to the winner). But here’s the “heavy” in “Heavy Hitters”: anglers are also competing for Big Bass Bonuses totaling $25,000 for each of the two Qualifying Rounds, $50,000 for the Knockout Round and an astounding $100,000 reward for the biggest bass in the Championship Round.

Sunday’s airing on CBS will showcase the highlights from all six days of competition, which was hosted in late April by Discover Monroe-West Monroe and the Louisiana Office of Tourism, with behind-the-scenes angler commentary and interviews as well as one of the most convincing victories in Major League Fishing history.

The full, updated television schedule can be found at

Proud sponsors of the 2023 MLF General Tire Heavy Hitters event include: Abu Garcia, B&W Hitches, Bass Cat Boats, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Builders First Source, Ferguson, Fox Rent A Car, General Tire, Kubota, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, NITRO Boats, Onyx, Phoenix Boats, Plano, Power-Pole, Shore Lunch, StarBrite, Sqwincher, T-H Marine, Toyota, United States Airforce, Yellowstone Bourbon, and YETI.

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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, Discovery Channel, Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, 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 livestreams and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through research, education, fisheries enhancement and fish care.

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