Cherokee Lake in Jefferson County, Tennessee Revealed as Site of 2024 All-American
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.
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2024 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Schedule:Arkie DivisionMarch 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. Bama Division 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.Buckeye Division May 18 Ohio River-Tanners Creek, Lawrenceburg, Ind.June 8 Mosquito Lake, Cortland, OhioJune 29 Ohio River-Tanners Creek, Lawrenceburg, Ind.Aug. 3 Lake Erie, Sandusky, OhioSept. 14-15 Indian Lake, Lakeview, OhioBulldog Division 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.Cowboy Division Jan. 6 Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Brookeland, TexasJan. 27 Lake of the Pines, Jefferson, TexasMarch 9 Toledo Bend Lake, Zwolle, La.April 6 Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Brookeland, TexasSept. 7-8 Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Brookeland, TexasGator Division 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.Hoosier Division 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.Illini Division 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.LBL Division 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.Michigan Division 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.Mississippi Division 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.Mountain Division 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. Northeast Division 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.Okie Division 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.Ozark Division 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.Piedmont Division 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.Shenandoah Division 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.Volunteer Division 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 BureauOct. 3-5 Kerr Lake, Henderson, N.C. Divisions: Buckeye, Northeast, Shenandoah & South Carolina Hosted by Vance County Tourism Development AuthorityOct. 10-12 Mississippi River, Quad Cities, Ill. Divisions: Great Lakes, Hoosier, Illini & Michigan Hosted by Visit Quad CitiesOct. 10-12 Santee Cooper Lakes, Clarendon County, S.C. Divisions: Bama, Bulldog, Gator & North Carolina Hosted by Clarendon County Chamber of CommerceOct. 17-19 Clarks Hill Lake, Appling, Ga. Divisions: Choo Choo, Music City, Piedmont & Volunteer Hosted by Columbia County, GeorgiaOct. 17-19 Wright Patman Lake, Texarkana, Texas Divisions: Arkie, Cowboy, Mississippi & Okie Hosted by City of Texarkana, Texas Oct. 25-26 Wild Card: TBA
2024 All-American:May 29-31 Cherokee Lake, Jefferson County, Tenn. Hosted by Visit Jefferson County, Tenn.
This press release was provided to Jefferson County Tourism via Major League Fishing.
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