FLW announced this week the addition of MLF NOW! analyst Marty Stone to the FLW Live broadcast team. Stone joins the FLW Live broadcasts for the remaining Pro Circuit events, as well as the FLW TITLE championship.
“We’re blending both worlds – Major League Fishing and FLW – and the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit is full of a lot of good, hungry and motivated fisherman. They are some of the most fun events that I have had the opportunity to cover,” said Stone. “My FLW co-hosts Travis Moran and Todd Hollowell are completely different personalities than MLF’s Chad (McKee) and J.T. (Kenney), and they are total professionals and have welcomed me into their world. I know that there was already a ton of talent on the Pro Circuit, and now with the addition of the MLF pros I’m excited to see how the rest of the season plays out.”
Said FLW executive VP and GM Kathy Fennel: “Marty’s extensive experience in our sport, including his many years fishing FLW tournaments, give him a unique voice and great insight into the intricacies of professional bass fishing. There was a natural chemistry between Marty, Travis and Todd on the Lake Chickamauga Super Tournament broadcast and we are excited that Marty is able to join our broadcast team for the remaining Pro Circuit events this year.”
North Carolina native, Stone fished for 17 seasons at the sport’s top levels and amassed nearly $1 million in career earnings. He qualified for four Bassmaster Classics, four FLW Cups, was a two-time event winner, FLW Angler of the Year runner-up in 1997 and Bassmaster Angler of the Year runner-up in 2005.