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Mount Ida’s Mark Davis to Compete for $300,000 Next Week at Major League Fishing’s REDCREST 2023 at Lake Norman Presented by Shore Lunch

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 1, 2023) – Major League Fishing’s (MLF) REDCREST 2023 Presented by Shore Lunch, the Bass Pro Tour championship, will visit Charlotte, North Carolina, and Lake Norman next, March 8-12, to crown professional bass fishing’s newest world champion.


Mark Davis Among 40 Professional Anglers Competing in Bass Pro Tour Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina Next Week. – Submitted Photo

Local professional angler, Mark Davis of Mount Ida, will be among the 40 anglers competing in the event this year for the top prize of $300,000. Davis, who has six career wins and more than $2.5 million in career earnings, will be making his third career REDCREST appearance.


“It is an accomplishment just to qualify for this event, so I’m excited for the opportunity to fish another Major League Fishing championship event and I looking forward to competing for $300,000 next week on Lake Norman,” Davis said.


The five-day tournament, shot for television broadcast on the Discovery Channel and the Outdoor Channel, will showcase the top 40 Bass Pro Tour anglers from the 2022 season competing for the prestigious REDCREST Championship and the top prize of $300,000.


The MLF NOW!® broadcast team of Chad McKee, Marty Stone and J.T. Kenney will break down the extended action from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first four days of competition, March 8-11, and from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Championship Sunday, March 12. MLF NOW!®  will be live streamed on and the MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) app.


All 40 Anglers will compete on Days 1 (Wednesday) and 2 (Thursday) of the event and will score their five heaviest bass each day. After two days of competition, the field is cut to just the top 20 based on two-day total (10 bass) cumulative weight. Weights are zeroed, and the top 20 anglers compete on Day 3 (Friday). The field is trimmed to 15 anglers on Day 4 (Saturday), then the final 10 anglers compete on Day 5 (Sunday). The winner is determined by the heaviest three-day total (15 bass) cumulative weight with the winner earning the top prize of $300,000 and the REDCREST 2023 trophy.


The 2022 Bass Pro Tour featured a field of 80 of the top professional anglers in the world competing across seven regular-season tournaments around the country. The top 40 anglers in the Angler of the Year (AOY) standings after the seven events qualified to compete in REDCREST 2023 Presented by Shore Lunch.


Television coverage of REDCREST 2023 Presented by Shore Lunch will be showcased across two, two-hour episodes, premiering at 7 a.m. ET, on Saturday, July 1 and July 8 on the Discovery Channel. Starting in July 2023, MLF episodes premiere each Saturday morning on the Discovery Channel, with re-airings on the Outdoor Channel.


For complete details and updated information on Major League Fishing and the Bass Pro Tour, visit For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.


About Major League Fishing

Major League Fishing (MLF) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, producing more than 250 events annually at some of the most prestigious fisheries in the world, while broadcasting to America’s living rooms on CBS, the Discovery Channel, the Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, the World Fishing Network and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, the MLF roster of bass anglers includes the world’s top pros and more than 30,000 competitors in all 50 states and 13 countries. Since its founding in 2011, MLF has advanced the sport of competitive fishing through its premier television broadcasts and livestreams and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bass through research, education, fisheries enhancement and fish care.


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