Realtree Fishing Team Crowds Leaderboard at MLF REDCREST Championship


Realtree Fishing Pro Jacob Wheeler finished in fourth place at the 2023 MLF REDCREST event.

The Major League Fishing REDCREST World Championship wrapped up this past weekend on Lake Norman in North Carolina, and four of the top 10 anglers on the final leaderboard were members of the Realtree Fishing Team. 

They included Tennessee pro Jacob Wheeler, who finished in fourth place. Wheeler is widely considered to be the leading angler in professional bass fishing right now. He’s a two-time Angler of the Year on the Bass Pro Tour with nine career wins. He’s also revered among fans for his down-to-earth attitude and willingness to share tips and techniques on social media. Wheeler will soon be featured in Realtree’s exclusive new series, The Advantage, where he will share his perspectives, tips, and experiences around bass fishing.

Additional Realtree Fishing pros in the Top 10 included South Carolina Native and 2015 Bassmaster Classic Champion Casey Ashley, who finished in sixth place; Alabama pro and 2021 REDCREST Champion Dustin Connell, who finished seventh; and New Jersey pro Adrian Avena, who’s enjoying his first year on the Realtree Fishing team, and finished in eighth place. 

The REDCREST format is based on Major League Fishing’s (MLF) catch, weigh, and release system, where catches are recorded on the water, and bass are immediately released. The anglers’ five heaviest bass are recorded each day, and the angler with the highest total weight of fish caught over the course of the tournament is declared the winner. The MLF REDCREST is considered one of the most prestigious tournaments in the sport of bass fishing, with top anglers from around the world vying for the title.  
The tournament fishing season is just heating up and Realtree Fishing will be sharing more news and updates throughout. The Realtree Fishing brand will also be represented at the upcoming 2023 Bassmaster Classic on the Tennessee River in Knoxville, Tenn., March 24-26. For more updates and news around all things Realtree Fishing, follow the brand on and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

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