Forty anglers will descend on Charlotte, North Carolina, next spring for REDCREST IV on Lake Norman. These 40 pros battled throughout the 2022 Bass Pro Tour season for the right to compete for a $300,000 payday and the fourth REDCREST trophy in existence. Will we see Bobby Lane or Dustin Connell add a second piece of silver-and-red hardware to their mantle, or will a new name be forever etched into bass fishing history as the REDCREST champion?

Kevin VanDam will return, back for this third shot at REDCREST title. Can the G.O.A.T. add one more trophy to his already packed case?

Here are the 40 competitors who qualified to compete at REDCREST IV come March 8-12, 2023.

Shin Fukae
David Walker
Bobby Lane
Jacob Wheeler
Jordan Lee
Alton Jones
Dakota Ebare
Kevin VanDam
Jesse Wiggins
Zack Birge
Justin Lucas
Mark Daniels Jr.
Michael Neal
Andy Morgan
Adrian Avena
Dustin Connell
Jeremy Lawyer
Randall Tharp
Alton Jones Jr.
Brent Ehrler
Bryan Thrift
Jonathon VanDam
Casey Ashley
Stephen Browning
Ott DeFoe
Todd Faircloth
Wesley Strader
Chris Lane
Greg Vinson
Josh Bertrand
Randy Howell
Jared Lintner
Mark Rose
James Elam
Mark Davis
Andy Montgomery
Cody Meyer
Fletcher Shryock
Anthony Gagliardi
Matt Lee

Major League Fishing’s REDCREST, the world championship of professional bass fishing, is heading to the Queen City.

MLF, in conjunction with the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA), Visit Lake Norman and the Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department, announced today that Lake Norman and Charlotte, North Carolina, have been named the location and hosts of REDCREST IV, the Bass Pro Tour championship event, and the MLF Outdoor Sports Expo, March 10-12, 2023.

REDCREST IV will showcase the top 40 anglers from the 2022 Bass Pro Tour season competing for the REDCREST Championship trophy and the top prize of $300,000. Previous winners of the prestigious event include Bobby Lane (2022), Dustin Connell (2021) and Edwin Evers (2019).

In addition to the tournament and the international media coverage it receives, the MLF Outdoor Sports Expo featuring hundreds of exhibitors and activities will be held at The Park Expo & Conference Center in Charlotte. Fishing and outdoor enthusiasts will have the opportunity to visit booths and vendors showcasing the latest and greatest in fishing, boating, hunting, camping and more. The biggest names in the outdoor industry will be on hand, including all 80 Bass Pro Tour anglers. Visitors from around the globe will not only watch the world’s best bass-fishing action, but they’ll also receive great deals on everything from crankbaits to rods and reels to bass boats at the outdoor show.