Major League Fishing 2024 tour includes Chowan River

Published 4:52 pm Friday, September 8, 2023

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EDENTON – Major League Fishing (MLF) announced the schedule for the sixth season of professional bass fishing’s most competitive circuit – the 2024 Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Tour, and a local fishery will be among the seven stops.

The Chowan River and Edenton will play host to Stage Five (June 4-9) of the 2024 Bass Pro Tour season. The event, hosted by the Town of Edenton, the Chowan County Tourism Development Authority and Harbor Towns Cruises, will showcase the world’s top professional bass anglers competing for hundreds of thousands in cash, along with valuable points in the Bally Bet Angler of the Year race, and qualification into REDCREST 2025 and the General Tire Heavy Hitters all-star event.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce this groundbreaking partnership with Major League Fishing,” said Corey Gooden, Edenton Town Manager. “With the 2024 Bass Pro Tour taking to the waters in and around our community, we hope to chart a new course with sports and eco-tourism that will showcase to the nation what Edenton has to offer.

Gooden added that the Albemarle Sound and its tributary rivers have the potential to become globally renowned fishing destinations and are brimming with untapped potential.

“We are proud to roll out a schedule with seven new destinations – including the Chowan River – that have never before hosted a Bass Pro Tour event,” said Kathy Fennel, MLF Executive Vice President & General Manager. “Our MLF tournaments create exciting and compelling content for our fans and sponsors. This schedule shines a light on some locations that haven’t hosted a major bass-fishing tournament in some time. The stage is set for a very exciting 2024 season.”

The complete 2024 MLF Bass Pro Tour schedule is as follows:

Jan. 30- Feb. 4 at Toledo Bend in Louisiana

Feb. 20-25 at Santee Cooper Lakes in South Carolina

March 14-17 at Lay Lake in Birmingham, Ala.

April 9-14 Dale Hollow Lake in Byrdstown, Tenn.

April 30 – May 5 at Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma

May 18-23 at Kissimmee Chain in Kissimmee, Fla.

June 4-9 at the Chowan River in Edenton, NC

June 25-30 at the James River in Richmond, VA

Aug. 6-11 at the St. Lawrence River in Massena, NY

Each stage of the 2024 Bass Pro Tour features six days of competition using the catch, weigh, immediate-release format, broadcast live on MLFNOW and streamed to the Major League Fishing app, MyOutdoorTV (MOTV) app, and at

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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Major League Fishing 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.