2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Registration Now Open - Major League Fishing
2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Registration Now Open
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2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Registration Now Open

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December 2, 2022 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boaters and Strike King co-anglers interested in fishing the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine can register now.

The Bass Fishing League is the only circuit where anglers can fish close to home with opportunities to advance to the All-American, Toyota Series Championship and even REDCREST for a shot at winning top boater awards of $120,000, $235,000 and $300,000, respectively, including Phoenix MLF Bonuses.

Each qualifying tournament will continue to offer a top boater award of up to $13,000, including a $7,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus, and a top Strike King co-angler award of $3,000. Top awards jump up to $16,000 for boaters, including a $7,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus, and $4,500 for Strike King co-anglers in Super Tournaments. 

How to register

Participants must be a MLF Premium Member to register for a tournament. Anglers can join or renew with MLF and register for tournaments at majorleaguefishing.com/join or by calling 270.252.1000.

Complete 2023 details

2023 tournament schedule  

Find your tournament director

Entry fees

Entry fees for one-day qualifying tournaments and the Wild Card are $220 per boater and $110 per co-angler. Two-day super tournament and Regional entry fees are $330 per boater and $165 per co-angler. 

AOY prizes

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 Strike King Co-angler of the Year prize money.

Postseason opportunities

This season, anglers can qualify for six regionals where the first-place boater and co-angler each take home a brand-new Phoenix bass boat. The winning boater also pockets $10,000 in addition to the boat, and the highest finishing boater from each division at a regional receives a $1,000 bonus. The highest finishing co-angler from each division at a regional receives a $500 bonus. Regional qualification goes to the top 45 anglers in each division, plus the winners of the qualifiers and the Super Tournaments. New for 2023, each Regional will also feature a $1,000 boater and $500 co-angler Berkley Big Bass award.

The Wild Card will maintain its $13,000 top boater award, including Phoenix MLF Bonus, and a top co-angler award of $3,000. Enter all five events in a division, fish at least two and automatically advance to the Wild Card if you are not qualified for a Regional. 

The top six boaters and co-anglers from each Regional and the Wild Card in 2023 qualify to fish the no-entry-fee All-American in 2024. The highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each Regional and the Wild Card at the All-American advance to the Toyota Series Championship – anglers only need to beat five anglers from their Regional to advance to a second no-entry-fee championship for a shot at one of the sport’s biggest paydays.

New for 2023, the All-American boater champion advances to REDCREST 2024 for a shot at winning $300,000.

2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League registration opening dates

Registration opens for the divisions listed beginning at 8 a.m. CT on the designated day.

  • Dec. 5, 2022 – Bama, Choo Choo, Cowboy, Gator and Savannah River.  
  • Dec. 6, 2022 – Arkie, Bulldog, North Carolina, South Carolina and Volunteer.  
  • Dec. 7, 2022 – LBL, Mississippi, Okie, Ozark and Piedmont.  
  • Dec. 8, 2022 – Great Lakes, Hoosier, Mountain, Music City and Shenandoah.  
  • Dec. 9, 2022 – Buckeye, Illini, Michigan and Northeast.
  • Phoenix boat owners (Phoenix owners with current registrations or confirmation of a boat on order who will use their Phoenix boat in Bass Fishing League competition) and TBF members may enter all divisions by phone starting Dec. 2, 2022.

Register today!

You can join or renew with MLF at majorleaguefishing.com/join and register for tournaments directly from the schedule page or by calling 270.252.1000.