Boaters and co-anglers interested in fishing the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine can begin registering this week. Each day new divisions open for registration, and you can see how it rolls out below.
The Bass Fishing League is the only circuit where anglers can fish close to home with opportunities to advance to nine no-entry-fee championships, including the All-American and Toyota Series Championship, for a shot at winning top boater awards of $120,000 and $235,000, respectively.
Each qualifying tournament offers a top boater award of $13,000, including the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus, and a top co-angler award of $3,000. Top awards jump to $16,000 for boaters, including the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus, and $4,500 for co-anglers in super tournaments. Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonuses enhance payouts $500 to $7,000 for Phoenix boat owners in every qualifier, super tournament and regional championship, an additional $20,000 in the All-American, and $35,000 in the Toyota Series Championship.
How to register
You must be an MLF Premium Member to register for a tournament. You can join or renew with MLF and register for tournaments at shop.FLWFishing.com or by calling 270.252.1000.
MLF rolled back entry fees for 2020 and they remain the same for 2021. They’re just $200 per boater and $100 per co-angler for one-day qualifiers and $300 per boater and $150 per co-angler for two-day Super Tournaments.
In addition to tournament winnings and postseason opportunities, the Angler of the Year in each division receives $1,000. On the co-angler side, the best in each division takes home $500 in AOY prize money.
No-entry-fee postseason opportunities
This season, anglers can qualify for six no-entry-fee Regional championships where the first-place boater and co-angler each take home a brand-new Phoenix bass boat. Regional qualification goes to the top 45 anglers in each division, plus the winners of the qualifiers and the Super Tournaments.
Competitors can also qualify for a no-entry-fee Wild Card if they fail to qualify for their Regional but pay entry fees for all five tournaments in a division and fish at least two of the tournaments in that division.
The top six boaters and co-anglers from each Regional and the Wild Card in 2021 qualify to fish the no-entry-fee All-American in 2022. The highest finisher from each Regional and the Wild Card at the All-American advance to the Toyota Series Championship.
2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League registration opening dates
Registration opens for the divisions listed beginning at 8 a.m. CT on the designated day.
You can join or renew with MLF and register for tournaments at shop.FLWFishing.com or by calling 270.252.1000.