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 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, including Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonuses.

The Bass Fishing League is your pathway to the Toyota Series, Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the Bass Pro Tour.

Qualifying Events Format

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 Co-Angler of the Year Awards

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

Qualify for Regional Championships plus the All-American and Toyota Series Championship

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

Earn Toyota Series Entry Priority – Your Pathway to the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit 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 BIG5 Bonus
  • $3,000 top co-angler award
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details
  • 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: $200 boaters & $100 co-anglers

24 Super Tournaments

  • $9,000 top boater award + $500 to $7,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
  • $4,500 top co-angler award
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details
  • 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: $300 boaters & $150 co-anglers

6 Regional Championships

  • $60,000 top boater award, including a Phoenix 819 Pro with 200 HP Mercury and $10,000 + $500 to $7,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
  • $50,000 top co-angler award, including a Phoenix 819 Pro with 200 HP Mercury
  • Top six boaters and co-anglers advance to the All-American 
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details
  • 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 24 boaters and co-anglers earn checks
  • Live weigh-in coverage
  • No entry fees

1 Wild Card Regional

  • 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 Championship qualify
  • Friday and Saturday tournament, full field both days
  • Winners determined by heaviest two-day catch
  • Optional pot available + $500 to $7,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
  • Live weigh-in coverage
  • No entry fees

All-American

  • $100,000 top boater award + $20,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
  • $50,000 top co-angler award
  • Highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each Regional Championship (including 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 BIG5 Bonus – Beat five anglers from your regional and advance to a third no-entry-fee championship for a shot at one of the sport’s biggest paydays
  • Every boater earns at least $1,500, and every co-angler earns at least $750
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details
  • Top six boaters and co-anglers from six Regional Championships and the Wild Card Regional 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 the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network
  • No entry fees

Toyota Series Championship

  • $200,000 top boater/pro award + $35,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
  • $33,500 top co-angler award, including a Phoenix 518 Pro with 115 HP Mercury
  • Lucrative contingency bonuses, visit FLWFishing.com for details
  • Highest-finishing boater and co-angler from each Regional Championship and the Wild Card Regional 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 the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network
  • No entry fees

Payouts/Entry Fees

Contact

For question about tournament registration or membership, please contact:

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

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

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

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

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

Bulldog, Hoosier, LBL and Okie Divisions
Mike Hale
270-703-0002 or [email protected]

Buckeye, Gator, Great Lakes and South Carolina Divisions
Leroy Hensley
270-703-0766 or [email protected]

Arkie, North Carolina, Northeast and Piedmont Divisions
Steve Sizemore
270.703.8882 or [email protected]