Just got done watching the most recent season. Gotta say it again, the Major League Fishing format is the deal. I watch every episode, every minute, glued to it. FLW and BASS are going to to feel pressure from this format because people want to watch it and the anglers are going to want to fish it. When I watch it, I feel like I'm watching the future of competitive bass fishing. Really hope they can keep momentum and keep the circuit going. Most new circuits flame out, this one could be different.
I watched it too. It's funny how one day a guy is smoking them and the next he's eliminated. After watching Iaconelli in that first round I figured he was going to win but he didn't even make it to the final round. Ish found them flipping a heavy weight one round and the Lilly pads the next but bombed in the finals. I couldn't believe that Denny smoked them like he did in the finals and nobody else did when they were all basically doing the same thing. I'm kind of surprised that nobody got on an offshore bite. I just wish they would have a couple more a year, with tournaments and appearances I'm sure it's hard to get people worth watching together for 7-10 days to fish.
A definite trend on the MLF. White fishing rods snapping in half. I don't know if those are all the Duckett rods or if they're some other brand but it's pretty funny watching dudes sawing their rods in half, snapping off the tips and generally breaking the junk out of them :) I break a lot of rods, it happens. But white ones seem more susceptible than others on this here program.