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    Major League Fishing ‘Changing the Landscape'

    Published: August 18, 2013

    From its outset, one of Major League Fishing’s goals has been to “give back” to host communities by offering a production that highlights focal points at the event sites.
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    Anglers Share Their Secrets

    Published: May 16, 2013

    On a special episode of "Major League Fishing," select anglers share strategies and secrets about how they found and caught fish during the tough conditions they faced at the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup on Florida’s Lake Istokpoga.
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    Late Evers Charge Yields
    2013 Challenge Cup Win

    Published: May 19, 2013

    After a late decision from the commissioner to allow anglers to fish any zone they wanted, Edwin Evers made a run up a creek and found enough bass to win the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup with a total weight of 27 pounds, 10 ounces.
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    Tak Hopes to Find Istokpoga's Bigger Bites

    Published: May 9, 2013

    When Takahiro Omori was a young lad in Japan, he was dreaming of being a professional bass angler and competing against the best of the best. Omori will have an opportunity to battle and beat five of the best in the Championship Round of the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup.
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    Evers Hopes to Win First Championship

    Published: May 9, 2013

    In golf, the sports talking heads and former player analysts often label a promising pro as "the best to never win a major." With a win on blustery Lake Istokpoga, Oklahoma's Edwin Evers could find his way to shed once and for all the fishing version of "best to never win a major."
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    Alternate Howell Finds MLF an Intense
    and Enjoyable Competitive Experience

    Published: May 9, 2013

    Randy Howell indicates that the experience competing in the Jack Link's Major League Fishing 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup on Lake Istokpoga has left him a bit blown away.
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    Crazy Momentum Change in Episode Six

    Published: May 8, 2013

    Last period momentum swings and competitive drama highlight the Championship Round of the Jack Link’s Major League Fishing 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup from Florida’s Lake Istokpoga, which begins airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Outdoor Channel.
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    Monroe Aims to Win Istokpoga Challenge Cup

    Published: May 7, 2013

    Ish Monroe loves fishing in the Sunshine State. Put simply, the shallow, vegetation-choked water of Istokpoga is tailor made for his style of angling, and could be all the edge he needs to take home the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup trophy.
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    Ehrler Punches Ticket to Challenge Cup Finals

    Published: May 4, 2013

    FLW angler and defending Challenge Cup Champion Brent Ehrler was the first competitor to cross the 20-pound cutline on the first day of Sudden Death at the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup on Florida’s Lake Istokpoga.
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    VanDam Draws on 2001 Classic Triumph
    in Attempt to Tame Tropical Trouble

    Published: May 2, 2013

    Tropical trouble lurking offshore during a bass tournament? It's a case of been there, done that before - sort of - and going to do it again for Jack Link’s Major League Fishing pro Kevin VanDam during Challenge Cup Sudden Death.
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    Sudden Death with a Hurricane
    Twist in Episode Five

    Published: May 2, 2013

    Weather takes center stage this week as six anglers try to advance from the last Sudden Death Round to the Championship of the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup on Florida’s Lake Istokpoga. Episode Five will air through May 9 on Outdoor Channel.
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    Late Chapman Charge Wins
    Istokpoga Elimination Day Three

    Published: April 29, 2013

    Kansas pro angler Brent Chapman started and finished strong on the third and final Elimination Round at the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup on Lake Istokpoga. With a charge in the third period, Chapman edged out Omori for the top qualifying position with a total weight of 25 pounds.
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    Monroe Counting on Storm's Big Fish Bite

    Published: April 25, 2013

    On the morning of the first day of Sudden Death at the 2013 Challenge Cup, the mood of most anglers was a bit apprehensive. But as daylight appeared, one of the semi-finalists was actually all grins. Because Monroe, a big bass specialist, is downright giddy of what lies ahead.
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    Ehrler Plans to Adapt During Sudden Death

    Published: April 25, 2013

    Brent Ehrler is one of bass fishing's young rock stars, the FLW Tour equivalent to the Bassmaster Elite Series' Kevin VanDam. With many wins under his belt and career earnings already over the $2-million mark, there isn't much Ehrler hasn't already done. Except, perhaps, to fish in a hurricane.
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    Klein Hopes for the Best as Sandy Nears

    Published: April 25, 2013

    All eyes are glued to “The Weather Channel” the morning of the first day of Sudden Death at the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup. As Hurricane Sandy continues to inch closer to Florida and deteriorate the weather, Texas Pro and MLF co-founder Gary Klein hopes to reach the 20-pound cutline quickly.
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    Biffle Aims to Catch Buried
    Bass in Sudden Death

    Published: April 25, 2013

    As the first day of Sudden Death looms at the 2013 Challenge Cup, all eyes are on the weather. A pair of those eyes are Biffle's. After a career spent fishing many of Florida's bass waters, the veteran is pretty sure he knows what will happen as the wind and rain increases.
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    Episode Four: Former Champion, Home-
    State Favorite Battle in Sudden Death

    Published: April 25, 2013

    A former champion and the odds-on event favorite see if they can continue to advance during Jack Link’s Major League Fishing’s 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup from Florida’s Lake Istokpoga.
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    Jones Top Qualifier on Istokpoga Day Two

    Published: April 19, 2013

    Texas angler Alton Jones fell behind early in the first period on Elimination Day Two of the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup at Lake Istokpoga. With a steady improvement in period two and a charge in the third, Jones finished with the day's best weight of 22 pounds, 9 ounces.
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    Martens Hopes to Ride Wave
    of Confidence Into Istokpoga

    Published: April 17, 2013

    For Jack Link’s Major League Fishing pro Aaron Martens, there are two questions to be answered as the final day of elimination fishing begins at the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup on Florida's Lake Istokpoga.
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    Episode 3: Let the Trash Talking Begin

    Published: April 17, 2013

    It had to happen sooner or later. With the top anglers in the world fishing close together, the trash talk had to commence at some point. That point is Episode Three of the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup, which will air through April 25 on Outdoor Channel.
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    Lane Dominates Istokpoga Day One

    Published: April 12, 2013

    Bobby Lane lived up to the "Florida Hype," posting seven bass in the final period. His impressive afternoon featured twin 5-pound, 11-ounce largemouth that helped push his total weight to 27 pounds, 8 ounces, and give him the win in the first Elimination Round.
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    Former Champs Compete in Episode Two

    Published: April 11, 2013

    Brent Ehrler and Denny Brauer see if they can rekindle their Jack Link’s Major League Fishing magic during Episode Two of the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup from Florida’s Lake Istokpoga. The past champions are in the field together on Elimination Day Two, which air through April 18 on Outdoor Channel.
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    Elimination Day Two: Brauer Hopes
    to Change His Florida Fishing Luck

    Published: April 10, 2013

    Denny Brauer put on a dock-fishing clinic to win the 2013 General Tire Summit Cup on Chautauqua Lake. It was a win that should mean that Brauer has nothing to prove on southern Florida's Lake Istokpoga, right? Think again pardoner.
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    Istokpoga Game Plan? Not Until
    the Trolling Motor Hits the Water

    Published: April 4, 2013

    A crowd was gathering on the docks located at Istokpoga Marina as the first hint of daylight appeared. Typical questions being tossed around were: Who would win? How would the lake fish? What kind of seasonal patterns would prevail?
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    Home-Field Advantage or Curse
    for Floridians Lane and Grigsby?

    Published: April 3, 2013

    When word came that the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup would be held on Florida's Lake Istokpoga, most observers immediately penciled in Floridians Bobby Lane and Shaw Grigsby as favorites. Not so fast says Grigsby, who lives in Gainesville.
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    Big O Experience: Help or Hurt on Istokpoga?

    Published: April 3, 2013

    Standing on the dock at Istokpoga Marina as the first light of dawn began to glow on the eastern horizon just off the Florida coast, a popular question being asked was this: does Lake Okeechobee knowledge help or hurt this week on Lake Istokpoga?
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    Episode One: Anglers Tackle Lake
    Istokpoga and a Gator in Primetime

    Published: April 3, 2013

    Major League Fishing anglers move from the pristine hills of Western New York to a South Florida sanctuary known as Lake Istokpoga as the league’s 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup begins. Episode One of the seven-week series will air Thursday, April 4 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
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    Jordon Hopes to Find Edge on Unknown Istokpoga

    Published: April 3, 2013

    Most of the time, when one of the 24 Jack Link’s Major League Fishing pros launch their boat in a body of water, they carry a lot of knowledge with them - past successes, past failures, spots that were good, and spots that were not so good. But not this week.
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    Can Monroe Leverage Florida Success at Istokpoga?

    Published: April 1, 2013

    Monroe's success in the Sunshine State has to make him one of the favorites to take home the 2013 GEICO Challenge Cup trophy on Florida's giant bass factory, Lake Istokpoga.
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    Challenge Cup Re-Air Schedule

    Published: May 22, 2013

    Check here for Outdoor Channel TV air times and EXTENDED CAST information. 
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