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MLF?

Postby callwakeup » Sun May 13, 2018 3:42 pm

I notice that there is very little Major League Fishing chatter in the forums-
What’s the general consensus on the format and the TV programming? And I’m curious as to the financial payout structure of the entire model.

Any insights?

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Re: MLF?

Postby monte300 » Mon May 14, 2018 6:26 am

I like it a lot, particularly the pressure of knowing where you stand at all times. I've heard it's a $50k winner take all format and I'm sure all expenses are paid for the pros fishing it.

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Re: MLF?

Postby ash » Mon May 14, 2018 9:59 am

One of the best for TV / SM Bass fishing business models out there. Small field, live updates, camera in each boat exciting. I think the format is great to watch vs highlights from a derby that happened a month ago. From a business perspective i would imagine the initial up front cost and overhead is big but it obviously makes money for them, or they wouldnt continue.
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Re: MLF?

Postby Brian D. » Mon May 14, 2018 12:31 pm

Been awhile since I posted on WB.

There is an active FB group in AZ that does a head-to-head bracket-style fishoff. Its kinda neat to watch how it progresses. yeah, I know its not MLF, but the style of fishing is similar.
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Re: MLF?

Postby Mike » Mon May 14, 2018 1:09 pm

Pissed Dish dropped the Outdoor channel from my package. Any other way to watch?
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Re: MLF?

Postby Scott L » Mon May 14, 2018 1:14 pm

I think it is a great format for TV. Pretty good format for the anglers as well from what I can see. IIRC it was developed by Outdoor channel and 12-14 top pros to create a new format.

From the pros perspective it seems as though they are always in it, if they can just find the right pattern. Meaning they can load the boat with numbers of fish in the final period and say the leader hasn't been able to adjust from the first period pattern. The sudden death with a cut weight is an interesting perspective.

If not mistaken, the whole thing is done in a week approximately 6-7 months before airing one round per week. I've heard some of the anglers mention they can't celebrate because they have to keep the winner a secret. I also like the 1 lb. threshold for a keeper vs having to measure the fish.

It is educational for me to watch the pro figure out a new body of water knowing someone else is catching fish.

I rarely watch the traditional tournaments anymore, but I will watch the MLF even if I know who may have won.

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Re: MLF?

Postby Scott L » Mon May 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Mike wrote:Pissed Dish dropped the Outdoor channel from my package. Any other way to watch?


For $10/month or $100/year you can get MyOutdoorTV.com it has all the programs from the Outdoor channel. I've been thinking of dropping cable and getting this.

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Re: MLF?

Postby jiggin4bass » Mon May 14, 2018 3:29 pm

Infinite/comcast has it

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Re: MLF?

Postby Stratos278 » Mon May 14, 2018 4:47 pm

Scott L wrote:
Mike wrote:Pissed Dish dropped the Outdoor channel from my package. Any other way to watch?


For $10/month or $100/year you can get MyOutdoorTV.com it has all the programs from the Outdoor channel. I've been thinking of dropping cable and getting this.

You can watch on WFN (World Fishing Network), they are on Dish (at least they were)
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Re: MLF?

Postby callwakeup » Mon May 14, 2018 11:46 pm

Im always amazed how the 3rd period is the most dynamic.. really shows me that the morning bite isn’t as important as i always thought —- its really about narrowing down a pattern, then targeting the bigger fish tactics and structure within the pattern

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Re: MLF?

Postby Rod Martin » Tue May 15, 2018 4:22 am

Best part for me.

The fish are caught, weighted and back in the lake. All while I get to watch.

Action, Drama and the agony of defeat .
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