Phoenix Bass Fishing League - Major League Fishing

Phoenix Bass Fishing League Contingency Programs

*Participating anglers must receive weight credit for contingency eligibility.

PHOENIX MLF5 BONUS:

Phoenix awards up to $7,000 to the winning boater in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League Qualifier, Super Tournament, Regional and Wild Card if he or she meets Phoenix MLF5 Bonus guidelines. If the winner is not Phoenix MLF5 Bonus qualified, the highest-finishing boater who meets Phoenix MLF5 Bonus guidelines receives $500. At the All-American, boater awards jump to $20,000 for a win and extend through seventh place. Boaters must meet all Phoenix MLF5 Bonus clothing, decal and participation requirements. Phoenix logo must be visible across the front of the jersey (minimum 12” wide by 1.75” tall). All factory-installed Phoenix decals must be on the boat in their original position, or wrapped boats must have the Phoenix logo in the same size (38” long) and in an equally visible location as the original decals. Participation is $19.95 per year.

Qualifiers, Super Tournaments, Regionals & Wild Card

AwardPlaceModel Year/Motor RequirementsOriginal Owner
$7,000Winner2020 or newer with 250 HPYes
$5,000Winner2020 or newer with 225 HPYes
$3,000Winner2020 or newer with 200 HPYes
$2,500Winner2020 or newer with 175 HP or smaller outboardYes
$2,500 Winner2020 or older with any outboardNo
$500Highest FinisherNoneNo

All-American

AwardPlaceModel Year/Motor RequirementsOriginal Owner
$20,000WinnerNoneYes
$15,0002NoneYes
$10,0003NoneYes
$7,0004NoneYes
$5,000 5NoneYes
$2,0006NoneYes
$1,0007NoneYes

Visit PhoenixBassBoats.com for registration and complete details.

MERCURY BONUS BUCKS:

The Mercury Bonus Bucks contingency bonus goes to the winning boater in each qualifying event if he or she is the original registered owner/first purchaser of a 2020 or newer 115-250 HP Mercury outboard. (Mercury National Team pro team members are excluded, as National Team contractual incentives will apply.)

  • Angler must be the original registered owner/first purchaser of a 2020 or newer Mercury outboard, 115 through 250 HP only. Mercury Racing and Mercruiser engines are excluded regardless of horsepower rating.
  • Angler must have the outboard registered with Mercury prior to competing. The Mercury Warranty registration phone number is 920.929.5054.
  • Angler must use the outboard all days of competition during the tournament.
  • Mercury has final say on approvals for all contingency payouts and reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time without notice.

It is the responsibility of anglers to make sure the engine is registered in their name with Mercury prior to competing. Non-registered engines will not be eligible. Note: For engines purchased from Mercury pro staff, please call the warranty line to confirm registration eligibility.

Awards:

Qualifiers, Super Tournaments, Regionals and Wild Card - $1,000

All-American - $2,000

TOYOTA BONUS BUCKS:

The Toyota Bonus Bucks program is totally free and is available to boaters and co-anglers who tow with a 2018 or newer Toyota Tundra, Sequoia, Tacoma or 4Runner. For more information and to register for Toyota Bonus Bucks, please visit toyotatrucksbonusbucks.com.

Awards:

Qualifiers and Super Tournaments Boater:                     

Highest placing eligible entrant - $250

Qualifiers and Super Tournaments Co-angler:                 

Highest placing eligible entrant - $100

Regionals and Wild Card Boater:                                    

Highest placing eligible entrant - $750

Regionals and Wild Card Co-angler:                                

Highest placing eligible entrant - $250

All-American Boater:                                                     

Highest placing eligible entrant - $1,500

All-American Co-angler:                                                

Highest placing eligible entrant - $500

T-H MARINE ATLAS AWARDS:

T-H Marine awards cash prizes to Atlas Awards members who are the winners or highest qualifying finisher of sanctioned events, giving everyone the opportunity to win like top-level pros. The Atlas Awards program is just $29.99 for a one-year (Jan. 1, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2022) membership and gives all anglers the chance to compete for, and win, extra money just for having T-H Marine parts on their boat. This also includes one Atlas hat and two logo decals. Logo must be visible on boat and jersey worn on stage. Jersey logo can be replaced with Atlas cap. 

Awards:

Total possible winnings: $1,180 or $2,800 store credit. Each credit is worth $20 cash or $50 in store credit to be used at thmarinesupplies.com

1. Conservation Culling System – 1 Credit

2. G-Force Trolling Motor Handle - 1 Credit

3. Two-Way Alarm - 2 Credits

4. Troll Perfect - 1 Credit

5. Kong Wave Tamer - 2 Credits

6. HotFoot - 2 Credits

7. Loc-R-Bar - 2 Credits

8. Troll Tamer - 2 Credits

9. Oxygenator - 2 Credits

10. G-Force Eliminator Prop Nut - 1 Credit

11. KVD Kong Mini - 2 Credits

12. KVD Kong Mount - 3 Credits

13. Hydrowave H2 - 5 Credits

14. Grass Goat- 1 Credit

15. Atlas Series Hydraulic Jack Plates - 10 Credits

16. Chill-Trax Pad for Hotfoot - 1 Credit

17. Outboard Steer Stop Steering Lock - 1 Credit

18. G-Force Troll Jacket - 1 Credit

19. Gator Guards Keelshield – 3 Credits

GRAND SLAM BONUS - 20 CREDITS

MUST HAVE 35 OR MORE CREDITS TO QUALIFY FOR GRAND SLAM BONUS

Highest-Finisher Awards:

If an Atlas Awards member does not win the event, T-H Marine will pay $100 to the highest-finishing Atlas Awards member inside the top 10 percent or $50 to the highest finisher inside the top 20 percent. To receive the highest-finisher award, Atlas Awards member must own Atlas Hydraulic Jack plate and fill out claim form. All Atlas Awards claims must be submitted within 30 days of tournament win. Claims must be made through the online claims form.

GENERAL TIRE:

General Tire is offering all MLF anglers access to purchase tires through the General Tire discount tire program plus the opportunity to win valuable contingency awards. Participating anglers must register at GeneralTireFishing.com at least eight days prior to the first tournament in which they will be eligible for a General Tire bonus and have a full set of General Tires on their vehicle. Anglers who registered in 2021 will automatically be enrolled for 2022. It is the responsibility of the participant to inform MLF of their participation in the General Tire contingency. Once enrolled, you may pick up two General Tire decals that must be displayed on your tow vehicle above the rear tires, one decal on each side of the vehicle, and two General Tire decals that must be displayed on the port and starboard gunnel of your boat (pros only). Decals will be available from the tournament director onsite the day prior to your tournament. The highest-finishing pro and co-angler that meet General Tire contingency requirements at each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament will receive a $300 and $150 Visa gift card, respectively. There is no limit to the number of times a pro or co-angler can win this contingency.

Validation of requirements: General Tire will provide a list of participating anglers to MLF prior to each tournament. Participating anglers must have clear photos of the required decals on their vehicle (pros and co-anglers) and boat (pros only) as proof of performance for the tournament director in the event the tournament director cannot verify decal placement in person. Photos must clearly show General Tires and decals on the vehicle for gift card eligibility. General Tire reserves the right to discontinue the contingency program at any time.

POWER-POLE CAPTAINS CASH:

Power-Pole awards a $100 Captains Cash Bonus to the winning boater in each qualifier, super tournament, regional and the All-American if he or she meets Captains Cash Rewards Club contingency requirements.

Requirements:

  • Captains Cash Rewards Club is open to all tournament anglers fishing any Captains Cash sanctioned event.
  • Annual membership is $24.95. Membership is valid from October through December of the following year. Purchase a Club Membership
  • Registration must be completed prior to any sanctioned tournament to be eligible for contingency payments.
  • Eligible contingency payment participants are registered Power-Pole owners who are registered members of the Captains Cash Club.
  • Registered Power-Pole owners placing first place overall only in a sanctioned event are eligible for contingency payments.
  • Power-Pole Pro Staff are required to purchase Captains Cash membership in order to qualify for Captains Cash Rewards payments.
  • Only one possible payout per tournament. A maximum of one angler per tournament will be rewarded.
  • Sanctioned tournaments must have a minimum of 20 boats registered to qualify for Captains Cash Rewards payments.
  • Winners must be verified through the sanctioned tournament via website, newsletter or other official organization communication and obtain tournament director’s signature on claim form.
  • Completed Power-Pole Captains Cash claim form must be submitted within 30 days of the tournament win and can be obtained here.
  • JL Marine Systems employees and members of their immediate family are not eligible to participate.
  • Approval of claims and payments is at sole discretion of JL Marine Systems, Inc.
  • Payment claimants must have Power-Pole registered with JL Marine Systems (manufacturer).
  • Power-Pole Captains Cash decals must be displayed on participants’ boat or Power-Pole anchor.
  • Approval of claims and payments is at the sole discretion of JL Marine Systems, Inc.
  • Payment claimants must have their Power-Pole anchor(s) registered with JL Marine Systems, Inc.
  • Power-Pole Captains Cash decals must be displayed on participant's boat or Power-Pole anchor.
  • Power-Pole Captains Cash 4" logo must be displayed on the upper-left shoulder of the participant's shirt. Captains Cash logo must be worn from take-off through weigh-in during all days of sanctioned tournaments. Logo is available in various formats. Download logos
  • JL Marine reserves the right to change, modify, enhance, or terminate the Captains Cash Rewards program at any time. Refer to power-pole.com for current rules. Rules posted at power-pole.com supersede any previously printed rules.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to know the rules of the Captains Cash Rewards program and must submit proof that all requirements have been met upon request.
  • Power-Pole Captains Cash Rewards recipients will be responsible for paying any and all local, state, federal or other taxes on contingency earnings.

STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER OF THE YEAR:

The Strike King Co-angler of the Year in each division, as determined by total points, receives $500. Ties are resolved by total weight, then total number of fish and then total number of live fish.

MLF ANGLER OF THE YEAR:

The Angler of the Year in each division, as determined by total points, receives $1,000. Ties are resolved by total weight, then total number of fish and then total number of live fish.

WILEY X MLF REWARDS:

Wiley X awards a pair of Wiley X sunglasses (winner’s choice) to the highest-finishing boater and a pair of Wiley X sunglasses (winner’s choice) to the highest-finishing co-angler in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if he or she meets Wiley X MLF Rewards contingency requirements. Requirements: The Wiley X logo must be visible on the front of your jersey or Wiley X branded clothing, hat and/or visor. Wiley X branded sunglasses must be worn on stage (on your face, around your neck or on your hat). The Wiley X logo must be displayed on your tow vehicle and/or boat. You must verify participation in the Wiley X MLF Rewards program at registration for each tournament by showing MLF staff the Wiley X logo on your jersey, Wiley X branded clothing, hat and/or visor.

EPIC REWARDS:

Epic Baits awards $500 to the winning boater and $400 to the winning co-angler in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League qualifier, super tournament and regional, including the Wild Card, that meets Epic Baits contingency requirements. If the winner is not Epic Baits qualified, the highest-finishing boater in each tournament that meets Epic Baits contingency requirements will receive $250 and the highest-finishing co-angler who meets Epic Baits contingency requirements will receive $200. Awards for qualified anglers jump to $1,000 for the winning boater and $500 for the winning co-angler in the All-American. If the All-American winners are not Epic Baits contingency qualified, the highest-finishing boater who meets the requirements will receive $500 and the highest finishing co-angler will receive $250.

Requirements: The Epic Rewards program is just $25 per tournament season. Sign up at https://epicbaitsfishing.com/product/2022-contingency-program/ to participate and download the Epic Baits logo. The Epic Baits logo must be visible on the front of the angler’s jersey, hat and/or visor. For boaters, the Epic Baits logo must also be displayed on the angler’s tow vehicle and boat. Each angler must verify participation in the Epic Baits Rewards program at registration for each tournament by showing MLF staff the Epic Baits logo on his or her jersey, hat and/or visor. Boaters must also provide a photo of the logo on their tow vehicle and boat. It is the responsibility of each angler to let MLF staff know they are participating in the Epic Baits Rewards program prior to the start of competition. Anglers will be required to provide a PayPal or Venmo account to Epic Baits for payment of the contingency award.

The Epic Baits logo can be downloaded www.epicbaitsfishing.com.

Epic Baits hats, visors and, boat and vehicle decals are available for purchase at www.epicbaitsfishing.com.

AFTCO MLF REWARDS:

AFTCO awards a $200 AFTCO gift card to the highest-finishing boater and a $100 AFTCO gift card to the highest-finishing co-angler in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if he or she meets AFTCO MLF Rewards contingency requirements. The highest-finishing boater who meets AFTCO MLF Rewards contingency requirements at each Regional (not including the Wild Card) will receive $1,000 in addition to the $200 AFTCO gift card if they are registered in the program by July 1, 2022. Requirements: The AFTCO logo must be visible on the front of your jersey or AFTCO branded clothing, hat and/or visor.  The AFTCO logo must be displayed on your tow vehicle and/or boat. You must verify participation in the AFTCO MLF Rewards program at registration for each tournament by showing MLF staff the AFTCO logo on your jersey, AFTCO branded clothing, hat and/or visor. Participation is free, simply request an AFTCO MLF Rewards contingency pack from your tournament director and pick it up onsite prior to competition. Each kit includes an AFTCO hat, 2 small boat decals, 2 large boat decals, a carpet decal, 5 promo stickers, AFTCO catalog, AFTCO koozie, Basscare 101 book and discount codes for AFTCO.com.

Black Rifle Coffee Club:

The highest finishing Black Rifle Coffee Club member in the boater division at each Bass Fishing League Qualifier, Super Tournament and Regional, including the Wild Card, will receive a check equal to his or her entry fee for the tournament. Participating Coffee Club members must notify MLF Member Services by calling 270.252.1000 prior to competition for eligibility, and they must receive weight credit at the tournament.