BOLIVAR, Mo. – Major League Fishing (MLF) and 27 of the world’s best pro anglers wrapped production this past weekend at the General Tire Team Series Costa Qualifier presented by Toyota in Bolivar, Missouri. The event was filmed entirely for television broadcast and shot over six days, featuring nine teams of three anglers competing to finish in the top three to advance to the General Tire Team Series Championship.
The six-episode, two-hour series features the professional anglers visiting southwest Missouri to compete on different areas of Stockton Lake on each day of competition. The anglers did not learn what sections of the lake they were competing on until they arrived to the launch ramp each morning of competition, creating a reality-based television episode that showcases how the top anglers in the world break down new and unfamiliar waters.
The nine teams that competed in the General Tire Team Series Costa Qualifier presented by Toyota in Bolivar, Missouri, were:
Team B&W Trailer Hitches:
Kevin VanDam, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Todd Faircloth, Jasper, Texas
David Walker, Sevierville, Tenn.
Team Builders FirstSource:
Gerald Spohrer, Gonzales, La.
Dakota Ebare, Brookeland, Texas
Jim Tutt, Longview, Texas
Team Crockett Creek:
Justin Lucas, Guntersville, Ala.
Jared Lintner, Covington, Ga.
Boyd Duckett, Guntersville, Ala.
Brent Ehrler, Redlands, Calif.
Brett Hite, Phoenix, Ariz.
Tommy Biffle, Wagoner, Okla.
Team Fox Rent A Car:
Adrian Avena, Vineland, N.J.
Mark Daniels, Jr., Tuskegee, Ala.
Randy Howell, Guntersville, Ala.
Team Knighten Industries:
Jesse Wiggins, Addison, Ala.
Matt Lee, Cullman, Ala.
Dave Lefebre, Erie, Pa.
Edwin Evers, Talala, Okla.
John Murray, Spring City, Tenn.
Justin Cooper, Zwolle, La.
Team Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff:
David Dudley, Lynchburg, Va.
Zack Birge, Blanchard, Okla.
Clabion Johns, Social Circle, Ga.
Team Star brite:
Skeet Reese, Auburn, Calif.
Jeremy Lawyer, Sarcoxie, Mo.
Shaw Grigsby, Gainesville, Fla.
The MLF General Tire Team Series Costa Qualifier presented by Toyota will air on the Outdoor Channel as six, two-hour original episodes each Saturday afternoon starting Feb. 11, 2023, airing from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT. The full television schedule can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com/tv-schedule.
The winning three-man team in the General Tire Team Series Championship will claim the $300,000 top prize. The second-place team will earn $60,000, and the third-place team will win $30,000. Teams 4-9 in the championship will each earn $15,000 prize. All anglers receive $3,000 for participating in the no-entry fee Qualifying Events.
Proud sponsors of the MLF General Tire Team Series include: B&W Hitches, Barbasol, Bass Cat Boats, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Builders FirstSource, C-MAP, Covercraft, Crockett Creek Beef Jerky, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Ferguson, Frogg Toggs, General Tire, Knighten Industries, Kubota, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, NGK Spark Plugs, Onyx, Optima Batteries, Phoenix Boats, Power-Pole, Rapala Baits, Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff, Sonic, Star brite, Strike King, T-H Marine, Toyota, USAA, and YETI.
For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com.