Major League Fishing Reveals Roster for  2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals

BENTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2023) – Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today the angler roster for the 2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals, the second season of professional bass fishing’s lucrative proving ground for anglers looking to qualify for the Bass Pro Tour. The Invitationals consist of six three-day tournaments that feature a field of 150 anglers competing for a top prize of $115,000, and an invitation to compete at REDCREST 2025 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Of the 150 anglers fishing each Tackle Warehouse Invitational, 137 have committed to compete in all six events. The payout at each Invitational is $652,000, with a total payout of more than $3.9 million for the season.

The roster of anglers fishing all six events in 2024 includes the Bass Pro Tour’s Kelly Jordon of Flint, Texas; Keith Carson of Debary, Florida; Drew Gill of Mount Carmel, Illinois; and Keith Poche of Pike Road, Alabama. They’ll be joined by a stout field of competitors, including Bass Fishing Hall of Famer’s Paul Elias of Laurel, Mississippi, and Shaw Grigsby of Gainesville, Florida, along with former Boston Red Sox player Mike Greenwell, a two-time Major League Baseball All-Star and 1988 American League MVP runner-up, who will be making the jump to compete in the “big leagues” of bass fishing.

Tackle Warehouse Invitational anglers compete over three days in a five-fish, weigh-in format. All 150 anglers compete the first two days, with the top 30 pros advancing to the third and final day. The winner of each Invitational is determined by heaviest three-day cumulative weight. The winner of each of the six Invitationals in 2024 will receive an invitation to compete at REDCREST 2025 at Lake Guntersville in Huntsville, Alabama. Additionally, the season-long Invitational Angler of the Year (AOY) will also earn a berth into REDCREST, for a total of seven qualification opportunities.

Every day of competition will be broadcast live on MLFNOW!® and streamed to the Major League Fishing app, MyOutdoorTV (MOTV), and at Each event will also air on the CBS Sports Network.

For compete details and up-to-date tournament information, visit For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

The 137 anglers that will compete in all six events to qualify for the 2025 Bass Pro Tour are:

  • Shannon Abbott, Louisville, Tenn.
  • Charles Abshire Lake Charles, La.
  • Ryan Armstrong, Robinson, Ill.
  • John Baranik, Earleville, Md.
  • Evan Barnes, Dardanelle, Ark.
  • Clayton Batts, Butler, Ga.
  • Matt Baty, Bainbridge, Ga.
  • David Boelkins, Waukesha, Wis.
  • Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn.
  • Brock Bolden, Rogers, Ark.
  • Alex Bradley, Wellford, S.C.
  • Cole Breeden, Lebanon, Mo.
  • Chandler Brewer, Meridianville, Ala.
  • Dennis Burdette, Pembroke, Va.
  • Craig Burwell, North Baltimore, Ohio
  • Tim Cales, Beckley, W. Va.
  • Brody Campbell, Oxford, Ohio
  • Jon Canada, Helena, Ala.
  • Brett Carnright, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
  • Jason Carpenter, Castle Pines, Colo.
  • Keith Carson, DeBary. Fla.
  • J.D. Chandler, Liberty, Texas
  • Travis Coleman, Lake Ozark, Mo.
  • Jordan Collom, Canyon Lake, Calif.
  • Ramie Colson, Jr., Cadiz, Ky.
  • Mark Condron, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Kyle Cortiana, Broken Arrow, Okla.
  • Dean Cox, Coweta, Okla.
  • Ben Cox, Andrews, S.C.
  • Austin Culbertson, Moberly, Mo.
  • Connor Cunningham, Springfield, Mo.
  • Colby Dark, West Monroe, La.
  • Alex Davis, Albertville, Ala.
  • Flint Davis, Leesburg, Ga.
  • Randy Despino, Colfax, La.
  • Tommy Dickerson, Orange, Texas
  • Paul Elias, Laurel, Miss.
  • Hunter Eubanks, Landrum, S.C.
  • Charlie Evans, Berea, Ky.
  • Mark Fisher, Wauconda, Ill.
  • Terry Fisher, Decatur, Ala.
  • Drew Gill, Mount Carmel, Ill.
  • Robert Grabow, Morgantown, W. Va.
  • Joe Grafeman, Camdenton, Mo.
  • Matt Greenblatt, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  • Ethan Greene, Eufaula, Ala.
  • Mike Greenwell, Alva, Fla.
  • Christian Greico, Tampa, Fla.
  • Shaw Grigsby, Gainesville, Fla.
  • Chris Groh, Spring Grove, Ill.
  • Thomas Guthke, Anderson, S.C.
  • Brett Haake, Shorewood, Ill.
  • Ryan Habenicht, Meadow Vista, Calif.
  • Blake Hall, Rogersville, Ala.
  • Kyle Hall, Granbury, Texas
  • Nick Hargis, Wentzville, Mo.
  • Michael Harlin, Sunrise Beach, Mo.
  • Jeff Harper, Fleming Island, Fla.
  • Dillon Harrell, New Caney, Texas
  • Travis Harriman, Huntsville, Ark.
  • Rick Harris, Kingsland, Texas
  • Byron Haseotes, Osterville, Mass.
  • Jacob Heath, Essex, Mass.
  • Jordan Hirt, Glenwood, Iowa
  • Paul Hodges, III, Glendale, Ariz.
  • Michael Hood, Winchester, Tenn.
  • Laker Howell, Guntersville, Ala.
  • Derik Hudson, Concord, Va.
  • Marshall Hughes, Hemphill, Texas
  • Darrell Ivey, Jr., Lebanon, Mo.
  • Brad Jelinek, Lincoln, Mo.
  • Kelly Jordon, Flint, Texas
  • Frank Kitchens, III, Oxford, Ga.
  • Drew Kleine, Galesburg, Ill.
  • William Kronander, Brownsville, Pa.
  • Cal Lane, Guntersville, Ala.
  • Brian Latimer, Belton, S.C.
  • Jake Lawrence, Paris, Tenn.
  • Robby Lefere, Jackson, Mich.
  • Destin Lesesne, Blue Ridge, Ga.
  • Scott Lindstam, Plant City, Fla.
  • Bret Loomis, Groveland, N.Y.
  • Steve Lopez, Oconomowoc, Wis.
  • Terry Luedtke, Burton, Texas
  • Adam Lynn, Columbia, Tenn.
  • Blake Martin, Dardanelle, Ark.
  • Aspen Martin, White, Ga.
  • Cameron Mattison, Benton, La.
  • James Maupin, Stanardsville, Va.
  • Ben McCann, Bradenton, Fla.
  • Bronk McDaniel, Alexandria, La.
  • Shayne McFarlin, Martin, Ga.
  • Joshua McGeary, Mount Pleasant, Pa.
  • Bryan McNeal, Madison, Ala.
  • Colby Miller, Elmer, La.
  • Hunter Mills, Mayfield, Ky.
  • Alec Morrison, Peru, N.Y.
  • Chad Mrazek, Montgomery, Texas
  • Tony Muina, Wewahitchka, Fla.
  • Britt Myers, Jr., Lake Wylie, S.C.
  • Robert Nakatomi, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Andrew Nordbye, Guntersville, Ala.
  • Terry Olinger, Louisa, Va.
  • Lane Olson, Forest Grove, Ore.
  • Eric Panzironi, Longwood, Fla.
  • Taylor Parker, Lake View, Ala.
  • Jaden Parrish, Liberty, Texas
  • Cody Petit, Arundel, Maine
  • Keith Poche, Pike Road, Ala.
  • Tom Redington, Royse City, Texas
  • Matt Reed, Madisonville, Texas
  • Jimmy Reese, Witter Springs, Calif.
  • Brock Reinkemeyer, Warsaw, Mo.
  • Christian Rich, Eufaula, Ala.
  • Mitchell Robinson, Landrum, S.C.
  • Cody Ross, Livingston, Texas
  • Rusty Salewske, Alpine, Calif.
  • Braxton Setzer, Wetumpka, Ala.
  • Curtis Shaw, Catlett, Va.
  • Mike Smola, Gravette, Ark.
  • Jeremy Southerly, Fulks Run, Va.
  • Cody Spetz, Hollister, Mo.
  • Tim Sprouse, Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Kennie Steverson, Umatilla, Fla.
  • Tyler Stewart, Dubach, La.
  • Spike Stoker, Cisco, Texas
  • Troy Stokes, Trenton, Mich.
  • Ken Thompson, Roaring Springs, Pa.
  • Stephen Toth, Alachua, Fla.
  • Tim Tyson, Daniel Island, S.C.
  • Scotty Villines, Ponca, Ark.
  • Jacob Walker, Springville, Ala.
  • Todd Walters, Kernersville, N.C.
  • Jordan Wiggins, Cullman, Ala.
  • Scott Wiley, Bay Minette, Ala.
  • Jack Daniel Williams, Kingsport, Tenn.
  • Thomas Wooten, Huddleston, Va.

The 13 anglers who will join them to fill the 150-angler field at Tackle Warehouse Invitational Stop 1 at Sam Rayburn Reservoir are:

  • Adrian Avena, Marmora, N.J.
  • Matt Becker, Ten Mile, Tenn.
  • Jeff Bridges, Prosper, Texas
  • John Cox, DeBary, Fla.
  • Wesley Dawson, Chester, Texas
  • Randy Deaver, Blanchard, La.
  • Dakota Ebare, Brookeland, Texas
  • Ty Faber, Pagosa Springs, Colo.
  • Bobby Lane, Lakeland, Fla.
  • Nick LeBrun, Bossier City, La.
  • Spencer Shuffield, Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Charley Slaton, Valliant, Okla.
  • Martin Villa, Charlottesville, Va.

2024 MLF Tackle Warehouse Invitationals Schedule:

Feb. 9-11 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Brookeland, Texas
Hosted by the Jasper County Development District

March 1-3 West Point Lake LaGrange, Ga.
Hosted by Visit LaGrange

April 19-21 Kentucky Lake Calvert City, Ky.
Hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau

May 10-12 Lake Eufaula Eufaula, Ala.
Hosted by the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce

June 15-17 Lake Champlain Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Hosted by City of Plattsburgh & Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau

July 26-28 Detroit River Trenton, Mich.
Hosted by the Detroit Sports Commission

About Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing (MLF) 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, Discovery Channel, Outdoor Channel, CBS Sports Network, 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.

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