Brent Vs. B.A.S.S.
I've watched the growth of tournament fishing since its very first days way back in the late 1950s. And here at Lindner Media Productions we're out filming bass and walleye tournaments all the time. So I've seen it all. But I still get excited about the competitions and the competitors and something happened reacently that I feel is important.
Brent Ehrler won that first Major League Fishing (MLF) tournament, which was broadcast last week on Outdoor Channel. That's of interest to me, at least, because the lone FLW Tour pro in MLF beat 23 of the best B.A.S.S. Elite Series pros, which included the biggest of the big guns like KVD, Ike, Skeet and everyone else.
Plus, Ehrler's a "westie" out of California and just 35 years old.
There's a feeling out there – maybe a misconception – that the B.A.S.S. boys are better than the FLW contingent.
Was Brent's win a fluke? or is the FLW Tour every bit as tough or tougher than B.A.S.S.'s Elite Series? Sound off with a comment below because I want to know what people out there think.
about the author
Ron Lindner is a living pioneer. A book author, magazine publisher, TV producer, tackle designer, industry analyst and radio host, Ron and brother Al founded the In-Fisherman Network. Ron still fishes close to 200 days a year and co-owns and operates Lindner's Angling Edge.