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.