WHO HAS THE BEST TOURNAMENT LINE-UP FOR 2019

2018 was a year of change for professional bass fishing across the United States so who really has the best line-up and chance at being the most popular tournament in 2019.

BASSMASTER, MLF, or FLW Tour who has the best line-up after all the new commitments to MLF this year. A majority of anglers have been pulled from BASSMASTER with a handful coming from FLW. The majority of the MLF field seems to be a newer generation. In FLW there are some familiar faces that have been around for decades along with some young talent that is sure to take advantage of the void created by MLF.

Here is how the stack up for 2019.

  1. Matt Arey Shelby, N.C.
  2. Todd Auten Lake Wylie, S.C.
  3. Drew Benton Panama City, Fla.
  4. Stetson Blaylock Benton, Ark.
  5. Scott Canterbury Odenville, Ala.
  6. Quentin Cappo Prairieville, La.
  7. Brandon Card Knoxville, Tenn.
  8. Tyler Carriere Youngsville, La.
  9. Hank Cherry Lincolnton, N.C.
  10. Gary Clouse Winchester, Tenn.
  11. Rick Clunn Ava, Mo.
  12. Brandon Cobb Greenwood, S.C.
  13. Keith Combs Huntington, Texas
  14. Drew Cook Midway, Fla.
  15. John Crews Jr. Salem, Va.
  16. Clent Davis Montevallo, Ala.
  17. Rob Digh Denver, N.C.
  18. Greg DiPalma Millville, N.J.
  19. Seth Feider  Bloomington, Minn.
  20. Micah Frazier Newnan, Ga.
  21. David Fritts Lexington, N.C.
  22. Chris Groh Spring Grove, Ill.
  23. Jeff Gustafson                   Keewatin, Ontario, Canada
  24. Skylar Hamilton Dandridge, Tenn.
  25. Ray Hanselman Del Rio, Texas
  26. Jamie Hartman Newport, N.Y.
  27. Matt Herren Ashville, Ala.
  28. Dale Hightower Manford, Okla.
  29. Harey Horne Bella Vista, Ark.
  30. Derek Hudnall Baton Rogue, La.
  31. Mike Huff Corbin, Ky.
  32. Kelley Jaye Dadeville, Ala.
  33. Carl Jocumsen Frisco, Texas
  34. Chris Johnston Otonabee, Ontario, Canada
  35. Cory Johnston Cavan, Ontario, Canada
  36. Steve Kennedy Auburn, Ala.
  37. Koby Kreiger           Bokeelia, Fla.
  38. Robbie Latuso Gonzales, La.
  39. Shane Lehew Charlotte, N.C.
  40. Brandon Lester Fayetteville, Tenn.
  41. Shane Lineberger Lincolnton, N.C.
  42. Lee Livesay Longview, Texas
  43. Ed Loughran III Mechanicsville, Va.
  44. Bill Lowen Brookville, Ind.
  45. Mark Menendez Paducah, Ky.
  46. Yusuke Miyazaki Forney, Texas
  47. Kyle Monti Okeechobee, Fla.
  48. Chad Morgenthaler Reeds Spring, Mo.
  49. Rick Morris Lake Gaston, Va.
  50. Brock Mosley Collinsville, Miss.
  51. Paul Mueller   Naugatuck, Conn.
  52. David Mullins Mount Carmel, Tenn.
  53. Luke Palmer Coalgate, Okla.
  54. Garrett Paquette Canton, Mich.
  55. Chad Pipkens Lansing, Mich.
  56. Clifford Pirch Payson, Ariz.
  57. Brett Preuett Monroe, La.
  58. Cliff Prince Palatka, Fla.
  59. Tyler Rivet Raceland, La.
  60. Bernie Schultz Gainesville, Fla.
  61. Hunter Shryock Newcomerstown, Ohio
  62. Brian Snowden Reeds Spring, Mo.
  63. Randy Sullivan Breckenridge, Texas
  64. Caleb Sumrall New Iberia, La.
  65. Jesse Tacoronte Orlando, Fla.
  66. Frank Talley Temple, Texas
  67. Patrick Walters Summerville, S.C.
  68. Bill Weidler Helena, Ala.
  69. Clark Wendlandt Leander, Texas
  70. Brad Whatley Bivins, Texas
  71. Jake Whitaker Fairview, N.C.
  72. Jason Williamson Wagener, S.C.
  73. Jay Yelas Lincoln City, Ore.
  74. Chris Zaldain Laughlin, Nev.
  1. Timmy Horton
  2. Edwin Evers
  3. Boyd Duckett
  4. Zack Birge
  5. Marty Robinson
  6. Skeet Reese
  7. Chris Lane
  8. Jason Lambert
  9. Kelly Jordon
  10. Greg Hackney
  11. Alton Jones Jr.
  12. Gerald Spohrer
  13. Fletcher Shryock
  14. Dave Lefebre
  15. Randall Tharp
  16. Andy Montgomery
  17. Alton Jones
  18. Jeff Kriet
  19. Michael Neal
  20. John Murray
  21. Mike McClelland
  22. Roy Hawk
  23. Ott DeFoe
  24. Scott Suggs
  25. Justin Atkins
  26. Cody Meyer
  27. Brent Chapman
  28. Keith Poche
  29. Jacob Wheeler
  30. David Walker
  31. Cliff Crochet
  32. Russ Lane
  33. Brandon Coulter
  34. Greg Vinson
  35. Mark Davis
  36. Jacob Powroznik
  37. Terry Scoggins
  38. Gerald Swindle
  39. Dean Rojas
  40. Mark Rose
  41. Randy Howell
  42. Aaron Martens
  43. James Elam
  44. Brett Hite
  45. Fred Roumbanis
  46. Bobby Lane
  47. Takahiro Omori
  48. Gary Klein
  49. Jonathon VanDam
  50. Kevin VanDam
  51. Luke Clausen
  52. Shaw Grigsby
  53. Stephen Browning
  54. Tommy Biffle
  55. Todd Faircloth
  56. Casey Ashley
  57. Adrian Avena
  58. Cliff Pace
  59. Wesley Strader
  60. Bradley Roy
  61. James Watson
  62. Brent Ehrler
  63. Shinichi Fukae
  64. Jason Christie
  65. Jordan Lee
  66. Justin Lucas
  67. Paul Elias
  68. Matt Lee
  69. Dustin Connell
  70. Jesse Wiggins
  71. Andy Morgan
  72. Brandon Palaniuk
  73. Ish Monroe
  74. Mike Iaconelli
  1. Jason Abram
  2. Randy Allen
  3. Scott Ashmore
  4. Evan Barnes
  5. Clayton Batts
  6. Bradford Beavers
  7. Matt Becker
  8. Bob Behrle
  9. Daryl Biron
  10. Randy Blaukat
  11. Greg Bohannan
  12. Terry Bolton
  13. Lionel Botha
  14. Bailey Boutries
  15. Jay Brainard
  16. Christopher Brasher
  17. Jimmy Brewer
  18. Aaron Britt
  19. Grae Buck
  20. Miles Burghoff
  21. Tim Cales
  22. Jonathan Canada
  23. Robert Case Jr.
  24. Todd Castledine
  25. Russell Cecil
  26. Ryan Chandler
  27. Glenn Chappelear
  28. Jason Christy
  29. Joey Cifuentes
  30. Sheldon Collings
  31. Ramie Colson Jr.
  32. Kyle Cortiana
  33. John Cox
  34. Alex Davis
  35. Darrell Davis
  36. Randy Despino
  37. Tommy Dickerson
  38. Jeff Dobson
  39. Bradley Dortch
  40. Josh Douglas
  41. Kurt Dove
  42. David Dudley
  43. Tony Dumitras
  44. Luke Dunkin
  45. Dakota Ebare
  46. Jon Englund
  47. Charlie Evans
  48. Ron Farrow
  49. Austin Felix
  50. Kevin Finley
  51. Mark Fisher
  52. Tim Frederick
  53. Hunter Freeman
  54. Derek Fulps
  55. Nick Gainey
  56. David Gaston
  57. Sam George
  58. Matt Greenblatt
  59. Chad Grigsby
  60. Brant Grimm
  61. Buddy Gross
  62. Cody Hahner
  63. Bradley Hallman
  64. Chip Harrington
  65. Dylan Hays
  66. Billy Hines
  67. Jamie Horton
  68. Jimmy Houston
  69. Miles Howe
  70. Rex Huff
  71. John Hunter
  72. Bill Hutchison
  73. Charlie Ingram
  74. Eric Jackson
  75. Rex Jaeger
  76. Jim Jones
  77. Rob Jordan
  78. Cody Kelley
  79. Jay Kendrick
  80. Rob Kilby
  81. Brad Knight
  82. Brian Latimer
  83. Marty Lawrence
  84. Jeremy Lawyer
  85. Nick LeBrun
  86. Wes Logan
  87. Richard Lowitzki
  88. Tim Malone
  89. Scott Martin
  90. Lendell Martin Jr.
  91. Michael Matthee
  92. Billy McCaghren
  93. Chris McCall
  94. Johnny McCombs
  95. Bill McDonald
  96. Brandon McMillan
  97. Jared McMillan
  98. Chuck Medley
  99. Jason Meninger
  100. Kerry Milner
  101. Kurt Mitchell
  102. Tom Monsoor
  103. Harry Moore
  104. Bob Morin
  105. Troy Morrow
  106. Brandon Mosley
  107. Jim Moynagh
  108. Shawn Murphy
  109. Cody Murray
  110. Chris Neau
  111. Corey Neece
  112. Ron Nelson
  113. Dicky Newberry
  114. James Niggemeyer
  115. Larry Nixon
  116. Jordan Osborne
  117. Robert Pearson
  118. Pete Ponds
  119. Hensley Powell
  120. Chad Randles
  121. Drew Ratley
  122. Tom Redington
  123. Matt Reed
  124. Clark Reehm
  125. Jimmy Reese
  126. Jason Reyes
  127. Curtis Richardson
  128. Darrel Robertson
  129. Troy Roder
  130. Zell Rowland
  131. Craig Rozema
  132. Ryan Salzman
  133. Casey Scanlon
  134. Bryan Schmitt
  135. Colby Schrumpf
  136. Braxton Setzer
  137. Billy Shelton III
  138. Charles Sim
  139. AJ Slegona
  140. Capt. Blake Smith
  141. Derrick Snavely
  142. Matthew Stefan
  143. Tyler Stewart
  144. Chuck Stratton
  145. Wade Strelic
  146. Mike Surman
  147. Timmy Thompkins
  148. Bryan Thrift
  149. Rusty Trancygier
  150. Todd Tucker
  151. Jim Tutt
  152. Andrew Upshaw
  153. John Voyles
  154. Jacob Wall
  155. Chad Warren
  156. Joshua Weaver
  157. Joseph Webster
  158. Kyle Weisenburger
  159. Chris Whitson
  160. Andy Wicker
  161. Scott Wiley
  162. Joel Willert
  163. David Williams
  164. Austin Wilson
  165. Barry Wilson
  166. Matt Wittekiend
  167. Tyler Woolcott
  168. David  Wootton
  169. Gary Yamamoto
  170. Andy Young

Now that you have seen all three how do you think they stack up against each other and do you think MLF will retain all the talent that has been recruited for 2019?

Comment below!

Semper Fish!

Joe, The National Angler

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