Major League Bass Fishing

February 21, 2012 – Early frustration followed by an entertaining comeback effort by Mike Iaconelli are among Elimination Round highlights from the second webisode of Major League Fishing’s Challenge Cup. The program became available beginning Monday, February 20, on the league’s ADVANCE CAST Pay-Per-View online channel.

The second webisode features action from Day 2 of the Challenge Cup and can be seen by visiting The lively day of fishing features an inside-the-boat look at the ups and downs of the volatile Mike Iaconelli, as well as come-from-behind runs by two other competitors.

Major League Fishing, a partnership with 24 of the world’s best anglers and Outdoor Channel, America’s Leader in Outdoor TV, features competitive bass fishing events designed to bring high-level challenges to participants and entertainment to audiences. The Challenge Cup, the league’s first event, includes six consecutive days of competition. The first three days comprise the Elimination Round, with eight anglers competing each day and the top four advancing.

“There’s no doubt that some strong personalities take center stage on the second day of competition. And as we in this business know, there’s no stronger on-the-water personality than Mike Iaconelli. I think people will enjoy watching what happens with Mike and seeing if he’s able to make the cut to the next round,” Major League Fishing Commissioner Don Rucks said.

Second-day anglers include: Iaconelli, Tommy Biffle, Takahiro Omori, Alton Jones, Todd Faircloth, Shaw Grigsby, Denny Brauer and Edwin Evers.

“Several of our anglers had especially interesting days. For example, I believe viewers will get caught up in what happens with Tommy Biffle,” Rucks said. “And, again we had a tight race to see which angler would get the critical fourth-place spot.”

During webisode one, which followed Elimination Round Day 1 Challenge Cup action, Jason Quinn, Gary Klein, Kevin VanDam and Brent Ehrler advanced to the next round of competition. Ehrler edged out Aaron Martens by a quarter of a pound to capture the critical fourth-place spot. Quinn took first place by catching nearly 60 pounds using an Alabama Rig.

Major League Fishing is offering seven webisodes, one airing each week. Each of the first six ADVANCE CAST webisodes follow the corresponding competition day. The seventh webisode will be a wrap-up show, featuring in-depth, on-the-water segments with the winners from each round and the Challenge Cup champion. The ADVANCE CAST total-event BassPass, a package of all seven webisodes costs $17.94, with individual episodes available for $2.99 each. The seven-event BassPass package features a “free” week.

The Challenge Cup included six consecutive days of competition. The Elimination Rounds took place during the first three days, with eight anglers competing each day. The top four anglers from each of the Elimination days advanced to the next round, called Sudden Death. During Sudden Death, six anglers competed on Day 4, the remaining six on Day 5. The top two anglers from each day of Sudden Death advanced, setting up a Day 6 Championship Final Round featuring the top four anglers.

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