The championship round of Major League Fishing's Summit Cup will be broadcast on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on the CBS network. The hour-long show will feature action from the Alpena, Mich. region.
“We are really thrilled to have the special broadcast this week on CBS. This episode will show what is maybe the most remarkable day of fishing I’ve ever seen,” said MLF GM Jim Wilburn.
The Summit Cup was shown earlier this year on Outdoor Channel. Wilburn said, however, that with the CBS broadcast, MLF is seeking to tap into a significant audience that didn’t have the opportunity to view the final round during its previous run of broadcasts.
The broadcast will be the third “major network” airing of an MLF event. Previous championship rounds have appeared once on NBC and once on CBS.
The Summit Cup will feature action from Grand Lake, a 5,700-acre lake roughly 20 miles north of Alpena that is heavily populated by smallmouth bass. Anglers who competed in the championship round were Brent Erhler, Shaw Grigsby, Greg Hackney, Tim Horton, Aaron Martens and Kevin VanDam.