BENTON, Ky. (September 20, 2023) – Major League Fishing announced today the schedule for the 2024 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine , the premier grassroots tournament circuit for weekend anglers. The Phoenix Bass Fishing League offers grassroots tournament anglers the best payouts, media coverage and advancement opportunities for the lowest entry fees available in the sport and provides anglers a clear path to the Toyota Series Presented by Phoenix Boats, Tackle Warehouse Invitationals and ultimately the Bass Pro Tour.
“As we unveil the 2024 Phoenix Bass Fishing League schedule, I’m thrilled to welcome anglers from across the nation to a season filled with passion, camaraderie and unmatched opportunities,” said Kathy Fennel, MLF Executive Vice President and General Manager. “This year’s robust schedule offers weekend anglers not only the best payouts in the sport, but the opportunity to experience the essence of competitive bass fishing close to home, with advancement opportunities to the All-American, Toyota Series Championship and REDCREST – the Bass Pro Tour Championship.”
The 2024 regular season will kick off in early January at Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, Texas, and run through late September when it wraps up at Lake Cherokee in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
After six regional tournaments featuring payouts over 200 percent, the 2024 Phoenix Bass Fishing League season will culminate with the prestigious All-American, the pinnacle of grassroots competition and one of the longest-running championships in bass-fishing history. The 2024 All-American will take place May 29-31, at Cherokee Lake in Jefferson County, Tennessee, hosted by Visit Jefferson County, TN.
“We are thrilled to once again welcome Major League Fishing back to Jefferson County and Lakeside of the Smokies for the All-American Championship,” said Lauren Hurdle, Visit Jefferson County Tourism Director. “This time anglers will fish the waters of Cherokee Lake, located in Jefferson City, and we can’t wait to see how the best weekend anglers from across the country showcase our amazing smallmouth fishery.”
Full program rules, entry dates and details for the 2024 Phoenix Bass Fishing League will be announced later this year.
2024 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Schedule:
March 2 Lake Ouachita, Mount Ida, Ark.
March 23 Greers Ferry, Greers Ferry, Ark.
April 20 DeGray Lake, Arkadelphia, Ark.
June 8 Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Ark.
Sept. 21-22 Bull Shoals Lake, Bull Shoals, Ark.
Feb. 24 Lake Martin, Alexander City, Ala.
April 20 Lake Mitchell, Clanton, Ala.
May 4 Lake Demopolis, Demopolis, Ala.
July 20 Neely Henry, Gadsden, Ala.
Sept. 14-15 Alabama River, Prattville, Ala.
May 18 Ohio River-Tanners Creek, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
June 8 Mosquito Lake, Cortland, Ohio
June 29 Ohio River-Tanners Creek, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Aug. 3 Lake Erie, Sandusky, Ohio
Sept. 14-15 Indian Lake, Lakeview, Ohio
Feb. 17 Lake Lanier, Gainesville, Ga.
March 9 Lake Lanier, Gainesville, Ga.
April 6 Lake Eufaula, Eufaula, Ala.
April 27 Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, Ga.
Sept. 21-22 Lake Oconee, Buckhead, Ga.
Choo Choo Division
Feb. 10 Lake Guntersville, Scottsboro, Ala.
March 23 Pickwick Lake, Florence, Ala.
April 13 Lake Guntersville, Scottsboro, Ala.
July 13 Neely Henry, Gadsden, Ala.
Sept. 28-29 Wheeler Lake, Rogersville, Ala.
Jan. 6 Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Brookeland, Texas
Jan. 27 Lake of the Pines, Jefferson, Texas
March 9 Toledo Bend Lake, Zwolle, La.
April 6 Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Brookeland, Texas
Sept. 7-8 Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Brookeland, Texas
Jan. 20 Harris Chain of Lakes, Leesburg, Fla.
Feb. 10 Lake Toho, Kissimmee, Fla.
March 2 Harris Chain of Lakes, Leesburg, Fla.
April 20 Lake Okeechobee, Clewiston, Fla.
Sept. 28-29 Lake Okeechobee, Clewiston, Fla.
Great Lakes Division
April 27 Mississippi River-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wis.
May 18 Mississippi River-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wis.
June 15 Wolf River Chain, Winneconne, Wis.
Aug. 17 Mississippi River-Prairie du Chien, Prairie du Chien, Wis.
Sept. 21-22 Mississippi River-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wis.
April 13 Lake Patoka, Birdseye, Ind.
May 11 Ohio River-Rocky Point, Cannelton, Ind.
June 15 Ohio River-Tanners Creek, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
July 27 Lake Monroe, Bloomington, Ind.
Sept. 28-29 Ohio River-Tanners Creek, Lawrenceburg, Ind.
May 18 Lake Shelbyville, Shelbyville, Ill.
June 29 Rend Lake, Sesser, Ill.
July 13 Ohio River, Paducah, Ky.
Aug. 3 Lake Shelbyville, Shelbyville, Ill.
Sept. 7-8 Rend Lake, Sesser, Ill.
Feb. 24 Kentucky-Barkley Lake, Gilbertsville, Ky.
April 6 Kentucky-Barkley Lake, Gilbertsville, Ky.
May 4 Kentucky-Barkley Lake, Gilbertsville, Ky.
July 20 Kentucky-Barkley Lake, Gilbertsville, Ky.
Aug. 24-25 Kentucky-Barkley Lake, Buchanan, Tenn.
June 29 Detroit River, Trenton, Mich.
July 13 Detroit River, Trenton, Mich.
Aug. 10 Detroit River, Trenton, Mich.
Aug. 24 Detroit River, Trenton, Mich.
Sept. 21-22 Detroit River, Trenton, Mich.
March 23 Ross Barnett Reservoir, Ridgeland, Miss.
April 20 Grenada Lake, Grenada, Miss.
May 11 Lake Sardis, Sardis, Miss.
July 20 Lake Ferguson, Greenville, Miss.
Sept. 21-22 Pickwick Lake, Iuka, Miss.
March 2 Dale Hollow Lake, Byrdstown, Tenn.
March 23 Dale Hollow Lake, Byrdstown, Tenn.
April 13 Lake Cumberland, Monticello, Ky.
June 22 Barren River, Scottsville, Ky.
Sept. 14-15 Lake Cumberland, Monticello, Ky.
Music City Division
March 24 Dale Hollow Lake, Byrdstown, Tenn.
April 20 Tims Ford, Winchester, Tenn.
May 11 Center Hill, Sparta, Tenn.
June 15 Old Hickory Lake, Gallatin, Tenn.
Sept. 7-8 Dale Hollow Lake, Byrdstown, Tenn.
North Carolina Division
Feb. 24 Lake Norman, Huntersville, N.C.
April 13 Kerr Lake, Henderson, N.C.
May 4 Kerr Lake, Henderson, N.C.
June 15 High Rock Lake, Lexington, N.C.
Sept. 28-29 Lake Norman, Mooresville, N.C.
May 18 Potomac River, Marbury, Md.
June 29 Lake Oneida, Brewerton, N.Y.
July 20 St. Lawrence River, Massena, N.Y.
Aug. 17 Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Sept. 14-15 Potomac River, Marbury, Md.
Feb. 10 Grand Lake, Grove, Okla.
March 16 Lake Eufaula, Eufaula, Okla.
April 27 Fort Gibson Lake, Wagoner, Okla.
June 22 Arkansas River, Muskogee, Okla.
Sept. 14-15 Grand Lake, Grove, Okla.
Feb. 17 Table Rock Lake, Kimberling City, Mo.
March 30 Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, Mo.
May 4 Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, Mo.
June 15 Truman Lake, Warsaw, Mo.
Sept. 7-8 Table Rock Lake, Kimberling City, Mo.
March 9 Smith Mountain Lake, Huddleston, Va.
April 27 Kerr Lake, Henderson, N.C.
June 8 High Rock Lake, Lexington, N.C.
Aug. 3 James River, Henrico, Va.
Sept. 21-22 Kerr Lake, Henderson, N.C.
Savannah River Division
Jan. 27 Lake Keowee, Seneca, S.C.
Feb. 24 Lake Hartwell, Anderson, S.C.
April 13 Lake Hartwell, Lavonia, Ga.
June 15 Clarks Hill, Appling, Ga.
Aug. 24-25 Lake Hartwell, Anderson, S.C.
April 6 Smith Mountain Lake, Huddleston, Va.
May 11 Potomac River, Marbury, Md.
June 22 Potomac River, Marbury, Md.
July 27 James River, Henrico, Va.
Sept. 7-8 James River, Henrico, Va.
South Carolina Division
March 9 Lake Hartwell, Seneca, S.C.
April 6 Santee Cooper Lakes, Summerton, S.C.
April 27 Lake Hartwell, Seneca, S.C.
June 22 Clarks Hill, Appling, Ga.
Sept. 7-8 Lake Murray, Prosperity, S.C.
March 9 Norris Lake, Andersonville, Tenn.
April 20 South Holston Lake, Bristol, Tenn.
May 11 Douglas Lake, Dandridge, Tenn.
June 8 Watts Bar Lake, Spring City, Tenn.
Sept. 28-29 Lake Cherokee, Jefferson City, Tenn.
2024 Regional Tournaments:
Oct. 3-5 Pickwick Lake, Counce, Tenn.
Divisions: LBL, Mountain, Ozark & Savannah River
Hosted by Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Oct. 3-5 Kerr Lake, Henderson, N.C.
Divisions: Buckeye, Northeast, Shenandoah & South Carolina
Hosted by Vance County Tourism Development Authority
Oct. 10-12 Mississippi River, Quad Cities, Ill.
Divisions: Great Lakes, Hoosier, Illini & Michigan
Hosted by Visit Quad Cities
Oct. 10-12 Santee Cooper Lakes, Clarendon County, S.C.
Divisions: Bama, Bulldog, Gator & North Carolina
Hosted by Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce
Oct. 17-19 Clarks Hill Lake, Appling, Ga.
Divisions: Choo Choo, Music City, Piedmont & Volunteer
Hosted by Columbia County, Georgia
Oct. 17-19 Wright Patman Lake, Texarkana, Texas
Divisions: Arkie, Cowboy, Mississippi & Okie
Hosted by City of Texarkana, Texas
Oct. 25-26 Wild Card: TBA
May 29-31 Cherokee Lake, Jefferson County, Tenn.
Hosted by Visit Jefferson County, Tenn.
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