Tackle Warehouse Invitationals - Major League Fishing

2023 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals Info

The Tackle Warehouse Invitationals are highlighted by six events with a total season purse of more than $3.9 million, the Invitationals will showcase 150 anglers in each event competing for a top prize of up to $115,000 and an invitation to compete in REDCREST 2024 for a shot at winning $300,000. 

Event Formats

Traditional five-biggest-fish format

  • Days 1 & 2: The full field of 150 professionals compete 
  • Day 3: Top 50 professionals based on cumulative weight from days 1 and 2 continue competition.                                    

Winner determined by cumulative weight from all three days.

Payouts:

PlacePro + Phoenix MLF Bonus
1$115,000* + REDCREST**
2$50,000
3$20,000
4$18,000
5$17,000
6$16,000
7$15,000
8$14,000
9$13,000
10$12,000
11-30$10,000
31-50$8,000
Berkley Big Bass – Day 1$1,000
Berkley Big Bass – Day 2$1,000
Entry Fee$5,000 per tournament

Payback is based on the number of paid entries. 

* Includes $80,000 + $35,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus for qualified pros.

** The winner of each tournament advances to REDCREST 2024. Any unclaimed spots and double qualifications revert to anglers based on 2023 Bass Pro Tour Bally Bet Angler of the Year standings. 

Angler of the Year             

The top pro from the point standings after the six Tackle Warehouse Invitationals (ties resolved by total weight) wins the Angler of the Year title and advances to REDCREST 2024. 

Polaris Rookie of the Year:

The top pro from the point standings after the six Tackle Warehouse Invitationals (ties resolved by total weight) who has never fished an MLF Pro Circuit, FLW Tour (Major), Bass Pro Tour or B.A.S.S. Elite Series tournament as a pro before this season wins the Rookie of the Year title and a new Polaris Ranger 1000.

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Requalification and Advancement to the Bass Pro Tour:

At the end of the 2023 season, the top eight (8) pros based on Angler of the Year rank qualify for the Bass Pro Tour. The top 75 pros based on Angler of the Year rank requalify for the 2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals (round 1 qualifiers). Ties in this round will be broken first by total weight for the season, then by total fish for the season and then by total live fish for the season. Thirty (30) pros from the 2023 Toyota Series (top five from each of six U.S. divisions) qualify for the 2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals (round 2 qualifiers). If a round 2 qualifier is already qualified for the 2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals through round 1, the next eligible angler from the Toyota Series will qualify (see Toyota Series rules for complete qualification process). The 2023 All-American boater-division winner, 2023 TBF National Championship boater-division winner, and the highest finishing pro from the International division at the 2022 Toyota Series Championship qualify for the 2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals (round 3 qualifiers). Up to eight (8) Bass Pro Tour pros who did not requalify for the 2024 Bass Pro Tour season qualify for the 2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals (round 4 qualifiers). Round 1, 2, 3 and 4 qualifiers must enter all six tournaments to secure their invitation. The league reserves five (5) invitations to the 2024 Tackle Warehouse Invitationals to be awarded at its discretion. The balance of the 150-boat field will be filled first by 2024 Bass Pro Tour anglers entering all six tournaments, then by Bass Pro Tour anglers entering five or fewer tournaments, then by 2023 Invitational anglers not included in round 1 entering all six tournaments followed by 2023 Invitational anglers entering five or fewer tournaments. Any unclaimed invitations revert back to the league to be awarded at its discretion.

MLF Live & Television Coverage:

Each qualifying tournament features three days of live on-the-water coverage, live weigh-in coverage and a two-hour television show airing on CBS Sports. Tackle Warehouse Invitational anglers will be featured in 126 hours of livestream coverage and 12 weeks of television programing broadcast to more than 55 million homes. Additional coverage will be provided in Bass Fishing magazine, to 2.3 million social media followers, 5 million annual website visitors and dedicated public relations outreach that generates 5.5 billion impressions annually across all MLF circuits. 

MLFLW, LLC, (DBA “MLF”) expects strict adherence to the following rules by all pros. MLF recommends the use of livewell additives like T-H Marine G-Juice to help promote the healthy release of bass. MLF recommends the use of EPIRBs and Personal Locator Beacons. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 first and then notify the tournament director. The tournament director should be notified as soon as possible prior to weigh-in if you use a mobile communication device for any purpose other than GPS, mapping, weather, power generation, barge traffic updates, tidal charts, personal fishing notes and related data as outlined in rule 9. Except where noted, the following rules apply to Tackle Warehouse Invitational tournaments.