BENTON, Ky. (March 7, 2023) – On the eve of REDCREST 2023 Presented by Shore Lunch – the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour championship – MLF announced that Birmingham, Alabama, and Lay Lake will host REDCREST 2024, March 13-17, 2024.

REDCREST showcases top MLF Bass Pro Tour anglers competing for the REDCREST Championship trophy and a $300,000 top prize. Anglers compete using the MLF catch, weigh, immediate-release live-scoring format, with on-the-water tournament action livestreamed to create the biggest watch party in bass fishing.

In addition to the tournament itself, Birmingham will also host the MLF Outdoor Sports Expo featuring hundreds of exhibitors and activities that is held each year in conjunction with the Championship event. Fishing and outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe will watch the world’s best bass-fishing action live. Fans on site will enjoy the crowd experience of the watch party as well as engage with MLF sponsors and exhibitors to see the latest new tackle, gear, boats and outdoor equipment.

“Professional bass fishing is always a huge draw in Alabama and hosting this event will bring thousands of bass-fishing enthusiasts from around the country to see top anglers and enjoy our world-class restaurants, attractions, retailers and hotels,” said John Oros, Jr., President and CEO of the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The tournament reinforces the fact that the Greater Birmingham area is a great professional and amateur sports destination, and we hope to host a record-breaking event.”

The MLF Outdoor Sports Expo will be held March 15-17, 2024, at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham.

“We couldn’t be happier to be announcing REDCREST 2024 in Birmingham, Alabama,” said Michael Mulone, MLF Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “Birmingham has been extremely successful hosting a variety of sporting events, and we are pleased to work with them to roll out the red carpet for our fans.

“Putting the best anglers in the world on Lay Lake in mid-March will light up the SCORETRACKER leaderboard,” Mulone continued. “With a great fishery and a lively city like Birmingham, REDCREST will be fun and exciting for all.”

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