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Ultimate Match Fishing Season X features eight of the top professional bass anglers in the world competing head-to-head in the same boat in a single elimination tournament for the UMF Title Belt.

Two time defending UMF Champion Jacob Wheeler looks to make it three straight as he takes on fellow pros Wesley Strader, Bryan Thrift, Ott DeFoe, Larry Nixon, Dave Lefebre, Boyd Duckett and Brandon Palaniuk on legendary Chickamauga Lake in Dayton, Tennessee.

Veteran professional bass angler Joe Thomas returns to handle the play-by-play with Fish Fishburne providing the color commentary all under the watchful eye of UMF Referee Mark Randolph.

Also new for Season X, Ultimate Match Fishing along with Strike King will donate $500 each and every episode in the name of the angler who catches the match’s largest bass to the Catch a Dream Foundation to provide a once in a lifetime fishing opportunity for a child with a life threatening illness.

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Meet The Host(s)

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    Joe Thomas

    Joe Thomas first made a name for himself in the outdoors as a professional bass angler. His notoriety and personality soon evolved into a career as a TV host on Outdoor Channel.

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    Fish Fishburne

    Fishburne brings a new and different look to sport fishing viewers through his ability to combine entertainment and education. This "edutainment" style brings a much needed breath of fresh air to the fishing public.

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    Mark Randolph

    Without the services of Referee Mark Randolph, Ultimate Match Fishing would be completely out of control. According to "THE REF", "My job is simple. I watch the anglers and wait until one makes a stupid mistake...

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