Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Robert Terkla, cofounder of the Googan Squad and star of LunkersTV, will join an incredible lineup of MLF pros at the upcoming Wiley X High School Fishing Camp Presented by Tackle Warehouse. The star-studded group includes REDCREST Champion Dustin Connelland Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit champion Skeet Reese, along with nine other MLF pros, who will provide hands-on instruction aimed to help campers develop their fishing expertise and enhance fishing-career readiness.
The list of 2021 MLF pros serving as camp instructors includes:
Mark Daniels, Jr.
This year's camp will be held June 9-11, 2021, on the Murray State University campus, with daily activities at Kentucky Lake – the South’s Great Lake. The all-inclusive, three-day camp is designed for serious high school anglers, parents and coaches who want to gain an edge on the competition by getting hands-on bass fishing experience alongside the biggest names in the industry.
The MLF Foundation benefit tournament will follow the camp on Saturday, June 12 at Kentucky Lake. Tournament participants will have the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes, with the winner taking home the MLF High School Fishing Cup, $1,000 and a new Jackson Kayak. One lucky participant will also be selected to fish with a Bass Pro Tour or Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit angler.
The benefit tournament, which raises funds for youth fishing programs and High School Fishing grants benefiting students nationwide, will launch out of Moors Resort and Marina, located at 570 Moors Road in Gilbertsville, Kentucky and weigh-in before the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament at the same location. The tournament is open to all student anglers, including middle school and elementary school students accompanied by an adult. Participation in the Wiley X High School Fishing Camp is not required; however, participants must supply their own boat to compete in the tournament.
Cost for the camp is $300 per person, which includes all housing, meals and accommodations at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. Participation is open to high school students (incoming freshmen starting in the fall of 2021 through recent high school graduates from the spring 2021 semester) plus parents and coaches. Limited space is available.
Adults will have the option to drop off their students or stay throughout the camp to participate in special panel discussions geared to identify best practices that give high school anglers and fishing teams the edge they need to thrive in the industry.
Although most activities will take place outside, all camp activities will follow COVID-19 guidelines at the time of camp, including wearing a mask and social distancing, as required by local health officials.
- Camp– June 9-11 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)
- MLF Foundation Tournament– June 12 (Saturday)
To register or for more information about the Wiley X High School Fishing Camp Presented by Tackle Warehouse and the MLF Foundation benefit tournament, please visit MajorLeagueFishing.com/Camp.
For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more on MLF High School Fishing, follow the U.S. Army High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing on the MLF BIG5 social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter , Instagramand YouTube.
About Major League Fishing
Founded in 2011, Major League Fishing (MLF) brings the high-intensity sport of competitive bass fishing into America’s living rooms on Outdoor Channel, Discovery, CBS, CBS Sports Network, World Fishing Network, Sportsman Channel and on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV). According to Nielsen ratings, Major League Fishing remains the number one series on Outdoor Channel for five years and MLF premiered as the number one outdoor show in their time slot on Discovery in 2019.
In 2019 MLF acquired FLW, which expands their portfolio to include the world’s largest grassroots-fishing organization, including the strongest five-biggest-fish format professional bass fishing tour, the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit presented by Bad Boy Mowers, as well as the MLF Toyota Series, MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine, MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI, and MLF High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing.