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  • 2014 Summit Cup | News
    KVD Reflects on Epic Performance

    Published: August 9, 2014

    It was a virtuoso performance. It being the on-the-water smallmouth bass catching beat-down that Kevin VanDam threw out in August 2013 on Grand Lake as the Jack Link's Major League Fishing 2014 General Tire Summit Cup wound down in Alpena, Mich.
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    KVD Dominates Alpena Summit Cup Final

    Published: February 9, 2014

    After five days of elimination-style fishing on two different lakes, it came down to six finalists on Grand Lake for the Championship of the 2014 Summit Cup near Alpena, Mich. Finalist Kevin VanDam put on a scorching performance with a total weight of 82 pounds, 7 ounces. KVD’s winning weight was the second time he broke the single-day weight record at the event.
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    Summit Cup Finalists Plan to Pull Out All Stops

    Published: February 8, 2014

    The 2014 Summit Cup event has seen several strategies come into play. There has been the power fishing dominance of Kevin VanDam. There has been the topwater virtuoso performance of Brent Ehrler. And there has been the dink-and-dunk finesse performance of Aaron Martens. What will be the winning strategy on Championship Day? Find out at 2 p.m. ET today on Outdoor Channel.
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    Martens Hopes for a ‘Grand' Finish to an Epic Year

    Published: February 6, 2014

    After a very long year of competing on the tournament trail, Aaron Martens is a bit on the tired side and ready to return to his home and his family back in Alabama. But not just yet. He has one last piece of business to finish in Alpena, Mich., before he closes the season.
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    Grand Lake Promises a Grand Finish

    Published: February 5, 2014

    When Jack Link's Major League Fishing officials brought the 2014 General Tire Summit Cup to the Thunder Bay region of northeastern Michigan, they did so planning on fishing not one, not two, but three lakes.
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    KVD Looks to Complete Resume at Summit Cup

    Published: February 5, 2014

    Kevin VanDam, arguably the greatest professional bass fisherman of all time, looks to continue his dominance on the final day of the 2014 Summit Cup near Alpena, Mich. A win at Grand Lake would fill in the only hole on his resume, a Major League Fishing title.
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    Summit Cup Final Airs Through February 15

    Published: February 5, 2014

    Horton, Hackney, VanDam, Martens, Erhler and Grigsby have survived Sudden Death for a shot at the title in the Championship Round of the 2014 General Tire Summit Cup. Episode Six will air through February 15 on Outdoor Channel.
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    KVD Unstoppable in Sudden Death

    Published: February 2, 2014

    With his jerkbait assault from the Elimination Round on his mind, Kevin VanDam picked up where he left off to begin Sudden Death Day Two of the 2014 Summit Cup on Long Lake. But, it wasn't until he made a few bait changes that he began to wreck the leaderboard. In the second period, KVD was the first to reach 40 pounds and earn yet another ticket to Championship Day.
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    Evers Continues Quest for Second MLF Title

    Published: January 30, 2014

    If Edwin Evers can be one of the first three anglers to catch 40 pounds to survive Sudden Death Day Two of the 2014 Summit Cup, he would be in position to do what no man has ever done in the building history of MLF. And that would be to win a second MLF crown.
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    Photo Finish for Martens in Sudden Death

    Published: January 26, 2014

    Sudden Death Day One of the 2014 Summit Cup proved that the MLF format is a game of ounces and seconds. The first angler to eclipse the 40-pound cutline was Aaron Martens. It was a photo-finish victory over Greg Hackney that will be labeled as one of the great moments in MLF history.
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    Hackney Hopes to Figure out Long Lake's Bass First

    Published: January 23, 2014

    As Greg Hackney stood outside his Alpena hotel before the first day of competition in the Sudden Death Semifinal Round of the 2014 General Tire Summit Cup, he and the other anglers already felt like they had an 0-1 count going on the day.
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    Long Lake Promises Big Numbers in Sudden Death

    Published: January 23, 2014

    After three days of Elimination Round action on Hubbard Lake, the MLF game moves on to Long Lake, a new venue where two days of the Sudden Death Semifinal Round will occur.
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    KVD Delivers Crushing Day Three Performance

    Published: January 19, 2014

    While seven other anglers certainly wanted to get in VanDam's way of getting to the Sudden Death Semifinal at the 2014 Summit Cup, the true heavyweight in the sport proved just how dominant he can be. By the end of Elimination Day Three, KVD had delivered a crushing performance with a total weight of 66 pounds, 15 ounces.
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    Quinn Ready for Smallmouth and to Top KVD

    Published: January 17, 2014

    For Elimination Day Three of the 2014 Summit Cup, angler Jason Quinn has prepared for smallmouth action and plans to give the 800-pound gorilla, KVD, plenty of company on the leaderboard.
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    Ehrler Puts on Day Two Topwater Clinic

    Published: January 12, 2014

    The 2012 Challenge Cup champ, Brent Ehrler, proved how strong of an angler he is by posting a total of 62 pounds, 2 ounces of smallmouth to the leaderboard on Elimination Day Two. As the top qualifier, his ticket to the Sudden Death Semifinal has been punched at 2014 Summit Cup in Alpena, Mich.
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    Ike Plans No Retreat on Elimination Day Two

    Published: January 9, 2014

    Mike Iaconelli never gives up. Never. Such an approach could prove to be instrumental in helping four of the eight anglers advance past Elimination Day Two at the Jack Link's Major League Fishing 2014 General Tire Summit Cup.
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    Behind the Scenes: The Alpena Curveball

    Published: January 6, 2014

    Production crews and anglers rolled into Alpena, Mich., in August to begin filming the Summit Cup. This is the second story of a five-part series, a behind-the-scenes look at life in Alpena during MLF's visit.
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    Horton Cavortin' After Summit Cup Day One

    Published: January 4, 2014

    The first day of the 2014 Summit Cup greeted anglers with a new wrinkle of not knowing where they were going until they arrived at the lake. The surprise didn’t seem to hinder Tim Horton. The 'Bama pro's total of 23-11 was good enough for top qualifier on Elimination Day One.
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    MLF Anglers Look to Adapt to Alpena
    Fisheries and New Wrinkles to Game

    Published: December 29, 2013

    For the anglers, one of the challenges to be successful at the events is getting use to the format. Now with three events in the books, MLF decided to toss a new curveball for the Alpena Summit Cup.
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    Reese Hopes to Find Outside Success
    at Alpena Unknown Water Body

    Published: December 18, 2013

    On the morning of Elimination Day One of the 2014 Summit Cup in Alpena, Mich., Skeet Reese and seven other pros were a bit clueless about what to expect and how the day would unfold.
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    Kriet Pondering How to Hit MLF's
    Latest Curveball in Alpena

    Published: December 30, 2013

    When eight pros competing in the 2014 Summit Cup event woke up on the morning of Day One, they did so without a clue about where they were going fish that day. Oklahoma pro Jeff Kiret was one of them.
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    Bronzebacks Should Rule at Alpena Summit Cup

    Published: December 13, 2013

    In the brief but building history of Major League Fishing, the largemouth bass has ruled the day. But that trend to dominate angler catches will almost certainly change during the 2014 Summit Cup in Alpena, Michigan.
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    Hubbard Promises Big Bronzeback Action

    Published: December 6, 2013

    If Hubbard Lake doesn't get much attention from anglers, it is due mostly to its remote location, not the quality of smallmouth bass that the lake produces.
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    ‘Sanctuary of the Great Lakes' Welcomes MLF

    Published: December 6, 2013

    Alpena is in a region full of top-notch waters to fish, has a rugged coastline and beautiful wilderness areas to explore. The bustling community is worthy of an extended stay to sample all of the culture, recreation and history.
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    Behind the Scenes: MLF Jumps in with Alpena

    Published: December 6, 2013

    Production crews and pro anglers rolled into Alpena, Michigan, in August to begin filming the Summit Cup. This is the first story of a five-part series, a behind-the-scenes look at life in Alpena during MLF's visit.
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    Alpena: Hubbard Lake Preview

    Published: December 2, 2013

    Michigan’s Hubbard Lake will be used for all three Elimination Days at the Jack Link’s Major League Fishing 2014 General Tire Summit Cup. With crawfish numbering in the millions, the lake has an outstanding population of healthy lunker-size smallmouth.
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    Alpena: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes

    Published: December 2, 2013

    The historic port city of Alpena is nestled between a lush green forest and the vast Thunder Bay. A community founded on the fishing and timber industry, Alpena is now the place where cultural heritage collides with relaxed outdoor adventure.
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    Big Bronzebacks Lure MLF Pros to Alpena

    Published: December 2, 2013

    When anglers think of wetting a line somewhere in the state of Michigan, smallmouth bass are the fish that first come to mind. Especially when there is an angling prize on the line as prestigious as the 2014 General Tire Summit Cup. 
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    Alpena Summit Cup Filming Completed

    Published: September 5, 2013

    Jack Link’s Major League Fishing announced that it has wrapped up filming in Northern Michigan, and league Commissioner Don Rucks said that the just-completed competitive event will generate “the best show we’ve put on the air.”
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    MLF Anglers Finishing Up Michigan Event

    Published: August 31, 2013

    After Jack Link’s Major League Fishing anglers finished their fifth of six filming days on Northern Michigan lakes, league Commissioner Don Rucks labeled the competition “nothing short of incredible.”
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