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Major League Fishing Announces Details of 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League

21 Oct, 2020


Major League Fishing announced today the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine, offering weekend anglers the best payouts and advancement opportunities for the lowest entry fees available.

The Bass Fishing League is the only circuit where anglers can fish close to home, with opportunities to advance 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.

Each qualifying tournament offers a top boater award of $13,000, including the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus, and a top co-angler award of $3,000. Top awards jump to $16,000 for boaters, including the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus, and $4,500 for co-anglers in super tournaments. Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonuses enhance payouts $500 to $7,000 for Phoenix boat owners in every qualifier, super tournament and regional championship, an additional $20,000 in the All-American, and $35,000 in the Toyota Series Championship.

  • The top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners in 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.
  • The top six boaters and co-anglers from each Regional Championship and the Wild Card Regional advance to the All-American.
  • The 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.

The Bass Fishing League gives weekend anglers a clear path to the Toyota Series, Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the Bass Pro Tour, placing anglers in front of the sport’s largest fan base with coverage on majorleaguefishing.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Every tournament features live weigh-in coverage and outreach to local media. Original programming of the 2021All-American and 2021 Toyota Series Championship will be televised nationally on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network, showcasing Bass Fishing League anglers and their sponsors to MLF’s worldwide audience.

“We pride ourselves on providing the absolute best tournaments for the lowest cost of participation available anywhere,” said MLF BIG5 Senior Director of Tournament Operations Daniel Fennel. “The Bass Fishing League has a rich history of providing a competitive outlet for weekend bass anglers and launching professional careers. That tradition is stronger than ever as we enter the 2021 season with more than $8.3 million in awards on the line for Bass Fishing League anglers.”

The complete 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League schedule, rules and payouts can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Anglers can register for the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League season at FLWFishing.com or by calling 270.252.1000, beginning at 8 a.m. CDT on the dates listed below:

  • December 7, 2020 – Cowboy, Gator, Hoosier and Music City.
  • December 8, 2020 – Bulldog, Bama, Illini, Mississippi and Volunteer.
  • December 9, 2020 – Buckeye, Choo Choo, Great Lakes, Mountain and Ozark.
  • December 10, 2020 – Arkie, LBL, North Carolina, Northeast and Okie.
  • December 11, 2020 – Michigan, Piedmont, Savannah River, Shenandoah and South Carolina.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Bass Fishing League and Toyota Series on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Schedule:

Arkie Division                                  

·        Feb 13             Ouachita: Mountain Harbor Marina  

·        Mar 6              Hamilton: Hulsey Hatchery Access   

·        Apr 24             Greers Ferry: Devil's Fork     

·        May 16*          Dardanelle: Lake Dardanelle State Park       

·        Sep 18-19        Hamilton: Hulsey Hatchery Access   

Bama Division                      

·        Jan 30              Eufaula: Lakepoint Resort State Park

·        Mar 6              Mitchell: Higgins Ferry Park 

·        May 1              Lewis Smith: Smith Lake Dam Access

·        Jun 26              Neely Henry: Coosa Landing

·        Sep 11-12        Lay: Beeswax Landing

Buckeye Division                              

·        May 15            Ohio River-Tanners Creek: Lawrenceburg Ramp     

·        Jun 26              Grand Lake-St. Marys: West Bank Ramp     

·        Jul 24              Mosquito: Mosquito Lake State Park

·        Aug 14            Ohio River-Tanners Creek: Lawrenceburg Ramp     

·        Sep 11-12        Erie: Shelby Street Boat Launch       

Bulldog Division                               

·        Feb 13             Lanier: Laurel Park    

·        Mar 13            Oconee: Sugar Creek Marina

·        Apr 10             Sinclair: Dennis Station Access        

·        May 22            Eufaula: Lakepoint Resort State Park

·        Sep 25-26        Lanier: Laurel Park    

Choo Choo Division             

·        Feb 13             Guntersville: The Bait, Tackle & Grill at Goose Pond         

·        Mar 27            Pickwick: McFarland Park    

·        Apr 24             Wheeler: Joe Wheeler State Park      

·        May 8              Chickamauga: Dayton Boat Dock     

·        Oct 2-3            Guntersville: The Bait, Tackle & Grill at Goose Pond         

Cowboy Division                  

·        Jan 2                Sam Rayburn: Umphrey Family Pavilion     

·        Feb 13             Toledo Bend: San Miguel Park         

·        Mar 6              Sam Rayburn: Umphrey Family Pavilion     

·        Apr 10             Lake of the Pines: Lakeside Park      

·        Sep 18-19        Sam Rayburn: Umphrey Family Pavilion     

Gator Division                                  

·        Jan 9                Harris Chain: Venetian Gardens - Ski Beach

·        Feb 20             Harris Chain: Venetian Gardens - Ski Beach

·        Mar 13            Toho: Big Toho Marina         

·        Apr 10             Okeechobee: Roland & Mary Ann Martin's Marina 

·        Sep 18-19        Okeechobee: C. Scott Driver Park    

Great Lakes Division                                   

·        Apr 17             MS River-La Crosse: W. Copeland & Clinton          

·        Jun 12              Wolf River Chain: Winneconne Waterfront Park     

·        Jul 17              MS River-La Crosse: W. Copeland & Clinton          

·        Aug 7              MS River-Prairie du Chein: Washington Street Ramp         

·        Oct 2-3            MS River-La Crosse: W. Copeland & Clinton 

Hoosier Division                               

·        Apr 17             Monroe: Cutright Ramp        

·        May 8              Patoka: Newton Stewart South Ramp

·        Jul 10              Monroe: Cutright Ramp        

·        Aug 7              Ohio River-Rocky Point: Rocky Point Marina         

·        Aug 28-29       Ohio River-Tanners Creek: Lawrenceburg Ramp     

Illini Division            

·        May 22            Rend: Wayne Fitzgerrell Sailboat Landing   

·        Jun 19              Shelbyville: 9th Street Ramp 

·        Jul 17              Rend: Wayne Fitzgerrell Sailboat Landing   

·        Aug 14            Ohio River-Golconda: Golconda Marina      

·        Sep 11-12        Shelbyville: 9th Street Ramp 

LBL Division                        

·        Mar 6              Kentucky-Barkley: Kentucky Dam Marina   

·        Mar 27            Kentucky-Barkley: Moors Resort & Marina 

·        May 1              Kentucky-Barkley: Kentucky Dam Marina   

·        Jun 12              Kentucky-Barkley: Moors Resort & Marina 

·        Sep 11-12        Kentucky-Barkley: Paris Landing State Park

Michigan Division                

·        Jun 26              St. Clair: Harley Ensign Boat Launch           

·        Jul 10              St. Clair: Harley Ensign Boat Launch           

·        Jul 31              Detroit River: Elizabeth Park Marina

·        Aug 28            Detroit River: Elizabeth Park Marina

·        Sep 18-19        Detroit River: Elizabeth Park Marina

Mississippi Division                         

·        Feb 20             Ross Barnett: Tommy's Trading Post

·        Mar 27            Columbus Pool: Columbus Marina   

·        Apr 17             Grenada: Grenada Landing    

·        May 15            Ferguson: Greenville Waterfront Park          

·        Oct 2-3            Pickwick: JP Coleman State Park     

Mountain Division                           

·        Mar 6              Dale Hollow: Star Point Marina        

·        Apr 10             Dale Hollow: Star Point Marina        

·        May 8              Cumberland: Conley Bottom Resort 

·        Jun 12              Cherokee: TVA Dam Boat Launch   

·        Sep 25-26        Cumberland: Conley Bottom Resort 

Music City Division                         

·        Mar 20            Dale Hollow: Star Point Marina        

·        Apr 3               Percy Priest: Fate Sanders Marina     

·        May 15            Center Hill: Ragland Bottom Recreation Area          

·        Jun 19              Old Hickory: Bulls Creek Access (Flippers) 

·        Sep 18-19        Old Hickory: Bulls Creek Access (Flippers) 

North Carolina Division                              

·        Feb 21*           Norman: Pinnacle Access Area         

·        Mar 13            Kerr: Nutbush North  

·        May 9*            Kerr: Nutbush North  

·        Jun 19              High Rock: Tamarac Marina & Campground           

·        Sep 25-26        Wylie: Buster Boyd's Landing          

Northeast Division                           

·        Apr 17             Chesapeake Bay: Anchor Marina      

·        May 22            Chesapeake Bay: Anchor Marina      

·        Jul 10              Champlain: Plattsburgh City Marina 

·        Aug 7              Cayuga: Frontenac Park        

·        Sep 11-12        St. Lawrence River: Massena Intake Launch

Okie Division            

·        Mar 20            Grand: Wolf Creek Park        

·        Apr 24             Arkansas River: Three Forks Harbor

·        May 15            Eufaula: Eufaula Cove (North Point)

·        Jun 19              Arkansas River: Three Forks Harbor

·        Sep 18-19        Grand: Wolf Creek Park        

Ozark Division                     

·        Feb 20             Table Rock: Port of Kimberling Marina & Resort    

·        Mar 13            Lake of the Ozarks: Public Beach #2

·        Apr 17             Table Rock: Port of Kimberling Marina & Resort    

·        Jun 12              Truman: Long Shoal Marina 

·        Sep 25-26        Lake of the Ozarks: Public Beach #2

Piedmont Division                

·        Apr 10             Smith Mountain: Parkway Marina    

·        May 2*            Kerr: Nutbush North  

·        Jun 26              High Rock: Tamarac Marina & Campground           

·        Jul 31              James River: Osborne Landing         

·        Oct 2-3            Kerr: Nutbush North  

Savannah River Division                             

·        Feb 6               Keowee: South Cove County Park    

·        Apr 17             Clarks Hill: Wildwood Park  

·        May 8              Hartwell: Green Pond Landing          

·        Jun 12              Clarks Hill: Wildwood Park  

·        Sep 11-12        Hartwell: Tugaloo State Park

Shenandoah Division                       

·        Mar 27            Kerr: Nutbush North  

·        Apr 24             Smith Mountain: Parkway Marina    

·        May 15            Potomac River: Smallwood State Park         

·        Jul 24              James River: Osborne Landing         

·        Sep 25-26        Potomac River: Smallwood State Park         

South Carolina Division                              

·        Feb 13             Murray: Dreher Island State Park      

·        Mar 27            Santee Cooper: John C. Land III Landing     

·        May 1              Hartwell: Tugaloo State Park

·        Jun 19              Clarks Hill: Dorn Fishing Facility     

·        Sep 25-26        Murray: Dreher Island State Park      

Volunteer Division               

·        Jan 30              Chickamauga: Dayton Boat Dock     

·        Mar 13            Cherokee: TVA Dam Boat Launch   

·        May 1              Douglas: Dandridge Ramp    

·        May 22            South Holston: Observation Knob Park        

·        Oct 2-3            Watts Bar: Tom Fuller Park  

* Sunday

2021 Regional Championships:

Oct 7-9            Norfork: Buzzard Roost Marina, Mountain Home, AR

                        Divisions: Arkie, Illini, LBL and Ozark

Oct 7-9            Wheeler: Ingalls Harbor Pavilion, Decatur, AL

                        Divisions: Bama, Hoosier, Mountain and Music City

Oct 14-16        Murray: Dreher Island State Park, Columbia, SC

                        Divisions: North Carolina, Savannah River, Shenandoah and Volunteer 

Oct 14-16        Potomac: Smallwood State Park, Marbury, MD

                        Divisions: Buckeye, Michigan, Northeast and Piedmont

Oct 21-23        St. Johns: Palatka Riverfront Park, Palatka, FL

                        Divisions: Bulldog, Choo Choo, Gator and South Carolina

Oct 21-23        Ouachita: Mountain Harbor Marina, Mt. Ida, AR

                        Divisions: Cowboy, Great Lakes, Mississippi and Okie

Nov 5-6           Wild Card: TBA

2021 All-American:

Jun 3-5           Douglas: Dandridge Boat Dock, Dandridge, TN

About MLF BIG5 - MLF BIG5 is part of MLF, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. It provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits featuring a five-biggest-fish format. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, MLF and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.

MLF tournaments are broadcast on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, MyOutdoorTV, Discovery and CBS Sports while MLF Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros to the world’s most avid bass anglers.

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