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2021 BFL Schedule

2021 BFL Schedule

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.”

 

Registration dates 

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.

 

Entry fees 

The entry fees for the 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League are unchanged from 2020. Entry fees for qualifying events are $200 for boaters and $100 for co-anglers. Entry fees for Super Tournaments are $300 for boaters and $150 for co-anglers. 

 

2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Schedule

Arkie Division  

Feb. 13 – Ouachita – Mountain Harbor Marina 

March 6 – Hamilton – Hulsey Hatchery Access 

April 24 – Greers Ferry – Devil's Fork 

May 16* – Dardanelle – Lake Dardanelle State Park

Sept. 18-19 – Hamilton – Hulsey Hatchery Access 

 

Bama Division  

Jan. 30 – Eufaula – Lakepoint Resort State Park 

March 6 – Mitchell – Higgins Ferry Park 

May 1 – Lewis Smith – Smith Lake Dam Access

June 26 – Neely Henry – Coosa Landing

Sept. 11-12 – Lay – Beeswax Landing

 

Buckeye Division  

May 15 – Ohio River-Tanners Creek – Lawrenceburg Ramp 

June 26 – Grand Lake-St. Marys – West Bank Ramp 

July 24 – Mosquito – Mosquito Lake State Park 

Aug. 14 – Ohio River-Tanners Creek – Lawrenceburg Ramp 

Sept. 11-12 – Erie – Shelby Street Boat Launch 

 

Bulldog Division  

Feb. 13 – Lanier – Laurel Park 

March 13 – Oconee – Sugar Creek Marina 

April 10 – Sinclair – Dennis Station Access 

May 22 – Eufaula – Lakepoint Resort State Park 

Sept. 25-26 – Lanier – Laurel Park 

 

Choo Choo Division   

Feb. 13 – Guntersville – The Bait, Tackle & Grill at Goose Pond 

March 27 – Pickwick – McFarland Park 

April 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 

March 6 – Sam Rayburn – Umphrey Family Pavilion 

April 10 – Lake of the Pines – Lakeside Park 

Sept. 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 

March 13 – Toho – Big Toho Marina

April 10 – Okeechobee – Roland & Mary Ann Martin's Marina 

Sept. 18-19 – Okeechobee – C. Scott Driver Park 

 

Great Lakes Division  

April 17 – Mississippi River-La Crosse – W. Copeland & Clinton 

June 12 – Wolf River Chain – Winneconne Waterfront Park 

July 17 – Mississippi River-La Crosse – W. Copeland & Clinton 

Aug. 7 – Mississippi River-Prairie du Chein – Washington Street Ramp 

Oct. 2-3 – Mississippi River-La Crosse – W. Copeland & Clinton 

 

Hoosier Division  

April 17 – Monroe – Cutright Ramp 

May 8 – Patoka – Newton Stewart South Ramp 

July 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 

June 19 – Shelbyville – 9th Street Ramp 

July 17 – Rend – Wayne Fitzgerrell Sailboat Landing 

Aug. 14 – Ohio River-Golconda – Golconda Marina

Sept. 11-12 – Shelbyville – 9th Street Ramp

 

LBL Division  

March 6 – Kentucky-Barkley – Kentucky Dam Marina 

March 27 – Kentucky-Barkley – Moors Resort & Marina 

May 1 – Kentucky-Barkley – Kentucky Dam Marina 

June 12 – Kentucky-Barkley – Moors Resort & Marina 

Sept. 11-12 – Kentucky-Barkley – Paris Landing State Park

 

Michigan Division  

June 26 – St. Clair – Harley Ensign Boat Launch 

July 10 – St. Clair – Harley Ensign Boat Launch 

July 31 – Detroit River – Elizabeth Park Marina 

Aug. 28 – Detroit River – Elizabeth Park Marina 

Sept. 18-19 – Detroit River – Elizabeth Park Marina

 

Mississippi Division  

Feb. 20 – Ross Barnett – Tommy's Trading Post 

March 27 – Columbus Pool – Columbus Marina 

April 17 – Grenada – Grenada Landing 

May 15 – Ferguson – Greenville Waterfront Park 

Oct. 2-3 – Pickwick – JP Coleman State Park 

 

Mountain Division  

March 6 – Dale Hollow – Star Point Marina

April 10 – Dale Hollow – Star Point Marina

May 8 – Cumberland – Conley Bottom Resort 

June 12 – Cherokee – TVA Dam Boat Launch 

Sept. 25-26 – Cumberland – Conley Bottom Resort 

 

Music City Division  

March 20 – Dale Hollow – Star Point Marina 

April 3 – Percy Priest – Fate Sanders Marina

May 15 – Center Hill – Ragland Bottom Recreation Area 

June 19 – Old Hickory – Bulls Creek Access (Flippers) 

Sept. 18-19 – Old Hickory – Bulls Creek Access (Flippers)

 

North Carolina Division  

Feb. 21* – Norman – Pinnacle Access Area 

March 13 – Kerr – Nutbush North 

May 9* – Kerr – Nutbush North 

June 19 – High Rock – Tamarac Marina & Campground 

Sept. 25-26 – Wylie – Buster Boyd's Landing 

 

Northeast Division  

April 17 – Chesapeake Bay – Anchor Marina 

May 22 – Chesapeake Bay – Anchor Marina

July 10 – Champlain – Plattsburgh City Marina 

Aug. 7 – Cayuga – Frontenac Park 

Sept. 11-12 – St. Lawrence River – Massena Intake Launch

 

Okie Division   

March 20 – Grand – Wolf Creek Park 

April 24 – Arkansas River – Three Forks Harbor 

May 15 – Eufaula – Eufaula Cove (North Point) 

June 19 – Arkansas River – Three Forks Harbor 

Sept. 18-19 – Grand – Wolf Creek Park 

 

Ozark Division  

Feb. 20 – Table Rock – Port of Kimberling Marina & Resort 

March 13 – Lake of the Ozarks – Public Beach #2 

April 17 – Table Rock – Port of Kimberling Marina & Resort 

June 12 – Truman – Long Shoal Marina 

Sept. 25-26 – Lake of the Ozarks – Public Beach #2

 

Piedmont Division  

April 10 – Smith Mountain – Parkway Marina 

May 2* – Kerr – Nutbush North 

June 26 – High Rock – Tamarac Marina & Campground 

July 31 – James River – Osborne Landing 

Oct. 2-3 – Kerr – Nutbush North 

 

Savannah River Division  

Feb. 6 – Keowee – South Cove County Park

April 17 – Clarks Hill – Wildwood Park 

May 8 – Hartwell – Green Pond Landing 

June 12 – Clarks Hill – Wildwood Park 

Sept. 11-12 – Hartwell – Tugaloo State Park

 

Shenandoah Division  

March 27 – Kerr – Nutbush North 

April 24 – Smith Mountain – Parkway Marina 

May 15 – Potomac River – Smallwood State Park 

July 24 – James River – Osborne Landing 

Sept. 25-26 – Potomac River – Smallwood State Park 

 

South Carolina Division  

Feb. 13 – Murray – Dreher Island State Park

March 27 – Santee Cooper – John C. Land III Landing 

May 1 – Hartwell – Tugaloo State Park 

June 19 – Clarks Hill – Dorn Fishing Facility 

Sept. 25-26 – Murray – Dreher Island State Park 

 

Volunteer Division  

Jan. 30 – Chickamauga – Dayton Boat Dock

March 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

Divisions: Arkie, Illini, LBL and Ozark

 

Oct. 7-9 – Wheeler – Ingalls Harbor Pavilion

Divisions: Bama, Hoosier, Mountain and Music City

 

Oct. 14-16 – Murray – Dreher Island State Park

Divisions: North Carolina, Savannah River, Shenandoah and Volunteer  

 

Oct. 14-16 – Potomac – Smallwood State Park

Divisions: Buckeye, Michigan, Northeast and Piedmont

 

Oct. 21-23 – St. Johns – Palatka Riverfront Park

Divisions: Bulldog, Choo Choo, Gator and South Carolina

 

Oct. 21-23 – Ouachita – Mountain Harbor Marina

Divisions: Cowboy, Great Lakes, Mississippi and Okie

 

Nov. 5-6 – Wild Card – TBA

 

2021 All-American

June 3-5 – Douglas – Dandridge Boat Dock

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