Phoenix Bass Fishing League - Major League Fishing

Phoenix Bass Fishing League Info

The Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine offers weekend anglers the best payouts and advancement opportunities for the lowest entry fee available anywhere. 

Only in the Bass Fishing League can you fish close to home with advancement opportunities to the All-American, Toyota Series Championship and REDCREST, the Bass Pro Tour championship, for a shot at winning top awards of $120,000, $235,000 and $300,000, respectively, including Phoenix MLF Bonuses. 

The Bass Fishing League is your pathway to the Toyota Series, NEW Tackle Warehouse Invitationals and ultimately the Bass Pro Tour. It also puts you in front of the sport’s largest fan base with coverage in Bass Fishing magazine, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter reaching 2.3 million followers, on MajorLeagueFishing.com to more than 5 million visitors and in dedicated public relations outreach that generates 5.5 billion impressions annually across all MLF circuits.   

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Enter at MajorLeagueFishing.com or call 270.252.1000.

24 Divisions

  • 4 one-day qualifiers per division
  • 1 two-day super tournament per division
  • Fish as many divisions as you like, or fish close to home

Angler of the Year and Strike King Co-angler of the Year Awards

  • $1,000 Angler of the Year in each division
  • $500 Strike King Co-angler of the Year in each division

Qualify for Regionals plus the All-American, Toyota Series Championship and REDCREST

  • Top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each division advance to Regionals
  • Enter all five events in a division, fish at least two and automatically advance to the Wild Card if you don’t qualify for a Regional 
  • Top six boaters and co-anglers from each Regional and the Wild Card advance to the All-American 
  • Highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each Regional and the Wild Card at the All-American advance to the Toyota Series Championship – you only have to beat five anglers to advance
  • All-American boater champion advances to REDCREST

Earn Toyota Series Entry Priority – Your Pathway to the NEW Tackle Warehouse Invitationals and the Bass Pro Tour

  • Top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each division earn priority entry into the Toyota Series

96 Qualifying Tournaments

  • $6,000 top boater award + $500 to $7,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus
  • $3,000 top co-angler award
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses
  • Saturday tournaments
  • Winners determined by heaviest one-day catch
  • 20 percent of field earns a check
  • Every angler receives points
  • Live weigh-in coverage
  • Entry fees: $220 boaters & $110 co-anglers

24 Super Tournaments

  • $9,000 top boater award + $500 to $7,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus
  • $4,500 top co-angler award
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses
  • Saturday and Sunday tournaments: full field Saturday, top 20 percent Sunday
  • Winners determined by heaviest two-day catch
  • 20 percent of field earns a check
  • Every angler receives points
  • Live weigh-in coverage
  • Entry fees: $330 boaters & $165 co-anglers

6 Regionals

  • $60,000 top boater award, including a Phoenix 819 Pro with 200 HP Mercury and $10,000 + $500 to $7,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus
  • $50,000 top co-angler award, including a Phoenix 819 Pro with 200 HP Mercury
  • Over 200 percent payout
  • Highest finishing boater from each division receives a $1,000 bonus* and highest finishing co-angler from each division receives a $500 bonus* – you only have to beat 49 anglers from your division
  • Top six boaters and co-anglers advance to the All-American 
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses
  • Top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each of four divisions qualify for each Regional 
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday tournaments (unless otherwise noted): full field Thursday and Friday, top 12 Saturday 
  • Winners determined by heaviest three-day catch
  • Top 40 boaters and co-anglers earn checks
  • Live weigh-in coverage
  • Entry fees: $330 boaters & $165 co-anglers

*Bonuses for divisions represented by the winning boater and co-angler will go to the next highest finisher in each division. 

1 Wild Card 

  • $6,000 top boater award + $500 to $7,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus
  • $3,000 top co-angler award
  • Top six boaters and co-anglers advance to the All-American 
  • Anglers who enter all five events within a division and fish at least two but do not advance to a Regional qualify
  • Friday and Saturday tournament, full field both days
  • Winners determined by heaviest two-day catch
  • Live weigh-in coverage
  • Entry fees: $220 boaters & $110 co-anglers

All-American

  • $100,000 top boater award + $20,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus
  • $50,000 top co-angler award
  • Highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each Regional and the Wild Card at the All-American advance to the Toyota Series Championship for a shot at winning $235,000, including a $35,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus – Beat five anglers from your regional and advance to a second no-entry-fee championship for a shot at one of the sport’s biggest paydays
  • All-American boater champion advances to REDCREST 2024 for a shot at winning $300,000
  • Every boater earns at least $1,500, and every co-angler earns at least $750
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses
  • Top six boaters and co-anglers from six Regionals and the Wild Card qualify
  • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday tournament: full field Wednesday and Thursday, top 10 Friday
  • Winners determined by the heaviest three-day catch
  • Live weigh-in coverage
  • Nationally televised on CBS Sports
  • No entry fees

Toyota Series Championship

  • $200,000 top boater/pro award + $35,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus
  • $33,500 top co-angler award, including a Phoenix 518 Pro with 115 HP Mercury
  • Toyota Series Championship winner in the pro/boater division advances to REDCREST 2024 for a shot at winning $300,000
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com for details
  • Highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each Regional and the Wild Card at the All-American qualify
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday tournament: full field Thursday and Friday, top 10 Saturday
  • Winners determined by the heaviest three-day catch
  • Live weigh-in coverage
  • Nationally televised on CBS Sports
  • No entry fees

2023 Payouts/Entry Fees

Contact

For questions about tournament registration or membership, please contact:

MLF Customer Service
270-252-1000 or [email protected]

Office Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. CT. E-mails will be answered during normal business hours.

For questions about Bass Fishing League tournaments, please contact the tournament director in your division:

Cowboy, Piedmont, Savannah River and Volunteer Divisions
Brad Callihan
270-493-2779 or [email protected]

Bama, Illini, Mississippi and Ozark Divisions
Robert Evans
270-703-9969 or [email protected]

Buckeye, Bulldog, Choo Choo and Music City Divisions
Alan Gray
270-703-5441 or [email protected]

Great Lakes, LBL, Michigan and Mountain Divisions
Mike Hale
270-703-0002 or [email protected]

Gator, Hoosier, North Carolina and Okie Divisions
Leroy Hensley
270-703-0766 or [email protected]

Arkie, Northeast, Shenandoah and South Carolina Divisions
Steve Sizemore
270.703.8882 or [email protected]