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ST. LAWRENCE RIVER ONLINE ELITE SERIES EVENT: JULY 1 - 18
Have you got what it takes to be an Elite Series Winner? **Get ready for the second ever Online Elite Event, the St. Lawrence Online Elite Series! The competition runs from July 1 and ends after the Championship Weekend on Monday, July 18. ** Three rounds of intense bass fishing will see anglers battling it out to secure the biggest limit possible. Securing a solid Round 1 limit can be critical when it comes to carrying that momentum through all 3 rounds. As the pros always say, you want to get out there and go big on Round 1 to give yourself a head start for Round 2 and 3! This event is a special one too as it also lines up with the real-world 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River taking place July 14-17. For those of you who are new to these tournaments, here’s a breakdown of how the event works. Rewards Every player who takes part in the event will be rewarded with a participation jersey and the winner will be the only player in the world to receive the winner’s jersey. Keep scrolling to check ‘em out! St. Lawrence Lowdown The St. Lawrence River in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 is around a 6km stretch of water on the border of the USA and Canada. Home to over 24,500 fish across 17 species this is the only venue to feature Muskie, Tiger Muskie, Pike, and Salmon. Plenty of other predators to contend with in your pursuit of Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass. The Largemouth bass range from the smallest being around 12oz with the biggest pushing 11lb 4oz (not including the legendary named fish). As for Smallmouth Bass, they range from between 8oz – 8lb 2oz. Did you know on St. Lawrence River in Bassmaster Fishing 2022, over 674,000 Largemouth Bass have been caught and just shy of 300,000 Smallmouth Bass (that’s a lot of Bass!) Good luck out there and tight lines
8 days ago
Toledo Bend Online Open Series Winner Announced
The Toledo Bend Online Open Series has come to a dramatic end! For the second month in a row we’ve had the biggest event ever with over 2,100 anglers taking part. Make sure you read to the end of this article for news on the next tournament! Let’s remind ourselves of what went down across the intense 3 rounds of competition in the Lake Toledo Bend Online Open Series! Round 1: A MASSIVE BAG! Round 1 saw one of our biggest limits to date, and as you’ll see later WestleynMonkey secured the coveted MONSTER BAG for this event with 81lbs. We also saw a community legend in second place who goes by the name of Bigtimer J. Round 2: From 10th to 1st! MrRichC has a blinding Round 2 taking him from 10th in Round 1 straight to the top in Round 2. Bigtimer J manages to maintain 2nd place while WestleynMonkey despite having a great Round 2 score slips down to 5th. In 6th we see a Sw1fty86TTV who has already won two of these events back to back! Round 3: Out of nowhere! Round 3, Championship Weekend, and it looked like there was potential for a 2-way battle for the number 1 spot between MrRichC and Bigtimer J. But there is always the possibility that someone has an absolute stormer in Round 3. Here are the Super Six (the top 6 anglers) from the Toledo Bend Online Open Series! A huge congratulations to Rustyfishpro who until Round 3 hadn’t even featured in the top 3 but came in with a MASSIVE 80lb 13oz which launched them to the number 1 spot and is the first Bassmaster Fishing 2022 online tournament win for Rustyfishpro. We spoke to Rustyfishpro after his win to ask a few questions! Benjamin – Congratulations on your Toledo Bend Online Open Series win, Rustyfishpro. What does the win mean to you? Rustyfishpro - Winning my first Online Open Series feels great! It feels amazing that all the time and practice I’ve put in has finally paid off and it feels good! Benjamin – How do you prepare for these events? Rustyfishpro – Practice. I spend about 2 hours before each attempt fishing the venue, trying new setups, lures, and spots to try and get the absolute most out of my attempts. Benjamin – What was your go-to load out during the Toledo Bend Online Open Series? Rustyfishpro – I really like the Fitzgerald rods and reels. I also use the Fitzgerald Fishing 40lb braided, black line (I am sponsored by Fitzgerald too which means I don’t need to pay for these items which is super useful). I got a lot of success using Diving Crank Baits like the 101 Baby Bass and the Wally Divers. Benjamin – Finally, What advice would you give to players who have their sights set on winning one of our online tournaments? Rustyfishpro – The advice I would give to a new player would be to be patient. Spend time at each venue learning where the fish are using a variety of lures to see what works for you. Think about where you’re fishing, in shallow areas top water baits work well. Try different reel speeds to get your lure in the zone. Most importantly though, have fun and don't get frustrated (we all do sometimes) walk away, and come back. The more time you put into in, the better you’ll get! Monster Bag MONSTER BAG! This is the angler who had the biggest bag from across all 3 rounds of the competition. Congratulations to WestleynMonkey on an INSANE 81lb limit in Round 1! Congratulations to all the anglers who took part in the Toledo Bend Online Open Series. Who’s ready for the next one? It’s Elite time! Between July 14-17 the REAL-WORLD 2022, Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River is taking place, what better to host our very own St. Lawrence River Online Elite Series tournament. Round 1 will begin on Friday, July 1 at 08:00 BST / 12:00 PST. Good luck, and tight lines
10 days ago
Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 available on Nintendo Switch™
Get ready for hands on fishing with the official video game! Today Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Super Deluxe Edition comes to Nintendo Switch in the US & EU. Dive into competitive big bass fishing with motion controls & 5 pieces of extra bonus content! The Super Deluxe Edition will release in Asia on July 7. Become the champion in the palm of your hands today and check out all the action in the launch trailer below. ** 50% Launch Discount until July 6** * US Nintendo eShop [https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/bassmaster-fishing-2022-super-deluxe-edition-switch] * EU Nintendo eShop [https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Bassmaster-Fishing-2022-Super-Deluxe-Edition-2230941.html] Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Super Deluxe Edition Includes: * Deluxe Edition Content * Predator Fishing Equipment Pack * Elite Fishing Equipment Pack * 2022 Bassmaster Classic® at Lake Hartwell * Bass Lake Bundle * All-new motion controls * All core game content Store Page * £34.99/€39.99/$44.99 * ** 50% Launch Discount until July 6** * US Nintendo eShop [https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/bassmaster-fishing-2022-super-deluxe-edition-switch] * EU Nintendo eShop [https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Bassmaster-Fishing-2022-Super-Deluxe-Edition-2230941.html] Dive into a bag of bonus content! The Super Deluxe Edition comes stacked with 5 great pieces of bonus content for you to take out on the water. Equip your angler with the very best equipment from popular real-world manufacturers such as lures from Bagley, Favorite and Abu Garcia rods and reels, and much more. The bonus content doesn’t just stop at equipment, you’ll also have access to a mountain of cosmetics to customise the look of your angler and boat. With the best gear equipped, you’re ready to compete on the 2022 Bassmaster Classic® at Lake Hartwell Venue and explore the Bass Lake Bundle waters on Lake Seminole & Jordan Lake. Feel like you’re fighting in that lunker! The Super Deluxe Edition brings you the power of the Joy-Con™ motion controls! Cast, reel, and strike as you strive to secure your 5-bag limit and take home the trophy. Stay Tuned To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, sign up for our info-packed newsletter, or follow us over on our socials so you don’t miss a drop of info. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
14 days ago
Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 lands on Nintendo Switch™ this June 23rd!
Get ready for hands on fishing with the official video game! Experience the thrill of competitive big bass fishing on Nintendo Switch with the Super Deluxe Edition! Bassmaster Fishing 2022 comes to Nintendo Switch in the US and EU on June 23 and in Japan & Korea on July 7. Take on bass fishing with motion controls & dive into 5 pieces of extra bonus content. Get ready to climb the ranks to become the Bassmaster Classic® champion, tackle the Bassmaster® series & dive into intense multiplayer modes & global leaderboards. Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Super Deluxe Edition Includes: * Deluxe Edition Content * Predator Fishing Equipment Pack * Elite Fishing Equipment Pack * 2022 Bassmaster Classic® at Lake Hartwell * Bass Lake Bundle * All-new motion controls * All core game content Price * £34.99/€39.99/$44.99 Motion Controls Experience big bass fishing like never before. Using the power of the Joy-Con™ motion controls, you’ll feel like you’re really fighting in that lunker! Cast, reel, and strike as you strive to secure your 5-bag limit and take home the trophy. Stacked with Bonus content Cast out with confidence using the very best equipment from the bonus content included in the Super Deluxe Edition. Choose your fishing loadout and rig your boat with equipment from popular real-world manufacturers such as lures from Bagley, Favorite and Abu Garcia rods and reels, and much more. How you look on the water is almost as important as the gear you fish with so be sure to customise your angler and boat with exciting cosmetics from the extra content. With the best gear in the boat, you’re ready to compete on the 2022 Bassmaster Classic® at Lake Hartwell Venue and explore the Bass Lake Bundle waters on Lake Seminole & Jordan Lake. Become the champion in the palm of your hands! Stay Tuned To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, sign up for our info-packed newsletter, or follow us over on our socials so you don’t miss a drop of info. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
20 days ago
Synthwave Cosmetic Pack Out Now! – Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Light up the lake today! Retro Cosmetic Pack Season Pass holders can now download the Synthwave Cosmetic Pack! If you want to get early access to Synthwave and 2 other exciting new cosmetic packs releasing in the coming months, you can pick up the Retro Cosmetic Pack Season Pass today. For non season pass holders, you can download the Synthwave Cosmetic Pack separatley today. Check out the radiating launch trailer for the Synthwave Cosmetic Pack below! Grab the Season Pass today! Retro Cosmetic Pack Season Pass £7.99/€9.99/$10.99 PlayStation * US Store [https://bit.ly/Retro-Cosmetic-Pack-Season-Pass-PSUS] * EU Store [https://bit.ly/BM22-Retro-Cosmetic-Pack-Season-Pass-PSEU] Xbox * US Store [https://bit.ly/BM22-Retro-Cosmetic-Pack-Season-Pass-XboxUS] * EU Store [https://bit.ly/BM22-Retro-Cosmetic-Pack-Season-Pass-XboxEU] Steam * Steam Store [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1796156/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022_Retro_Cosmetic_Pack_Season_Pass/] Epic Games * Epic Games Store [https://www.epicgames.com/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-retro-cosmetic-pack-season-pass-85466e] Non Season Pass Synthwave Pack £3.99/€4.99/$5.99 PlayStation * US Store [https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3004-PPSA03093_00-BM2SYNTHWAVEPACK] * EU Store [https://store.playstation.com/en-gb/product/EP2866-PPSA04071_00-BM2SYNTHWAVEPACK] Xbox * US Store [https://www.xbox.com/en-us/games/store/bassmaster-fishing-2022-synthwave-cosmetic-pack/9nck7jchthr0] * EU Store [https://www.xbox.com/en-gb/games/store/bassmaster-fishing-2022-synthwave-cosmetic-pack/9nck7jchthr0] Steam * Steam Store [https://store.steampowered.com/app/1796159/Bassmaster_Fishing_2022_Synthwave_Pack/] Epic Games * Epic Games Store [https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/bassmaster-fishing-2022-synthwave-pack-7b3d59] Retro Cosmetic Pack Season Pass Includes: * 1 Week early access to all three packs on release Synthwave Pack – Available Today * The first ever emissive neon Synthwave Boat Wrap * New in-game Glowing Glasses through Mastery Challenges * Synthwave designed Cap * Special Synthwave T-shirt * Unique Synthwave Pants with light up strips * Brand new light up Sneakers Pixel Pro Pack – Releasing in July * Bassmaster® Elite Series™ angler Pixel Pro top design * Fully original Pixel Pro Boat Wrap * Pixel Art Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Cap * Pixel Pro Sneakers to unlock with Mastery Challenges * Unique Pants to finish off your anglers look Throwback B.A.S.S.® Pack – Releasing in August * Zip up jacket with traditional Bassmaster® Patches * Throwback B.A.S.S.® Pants * Mastery challenges with 25th anniversary styled B.A.S.S.® Cap reward * Boat wrap featuring a variety of classical B.A.S.S.® logos * New sneaker colours to finish the set Stay Tuned To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, sign up for our info-packed newsletter, or follow us over on our socials so you don’t miss a drop of info. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
21 days ago
Light up the lake June 16th! – Bassmaster® Fishing 2022
Get early access to 3 exciting new Cosmetic Packs! Grab the Retro Cosmetic Pack Season Pass on June 16 to get day 1 access to 3 new exciting cosmetic packs over the next few months. Light up the lake with the radiating Synthwave Pack on June 16, pick your Pixel Pro with the pixel art Bassmaster® Elite Series™ anglers this July, and flashback to old school Bassmaster® with the Throwback B.A.S.S.® Pack’s vintage clothing & patches in August. Pick up the Season Pass on June 16 to get your hands on the Synthwave pack and 1-week early access to the the Pixel Pro and Throwback B.A.S.S.® packs coming out in the coming months. Non Season Pass holders can grab the Synthwave Pack on June 23rd. Retro Cosmetic Pack Season Pass Includes: * 1 Week early access to all three packs on release * Synthwave Pack – Available June 16 * The first ever emissive neon Synthwave Boat Wrap * New in-game Glowing Glasses through Mastery Challenges * Synthwave designed Cap * Special Synthwave T-shirt * Unique Synthwave Pants with light up strips * Brand new light up Sneakers * Pixel Pro Pack – Releasing in July * Bassmaster® Elite Series™ angler Pixel Pro top design * Fully original Pixel Pro Boat Wrap * Pixel Art Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Cap * Pixel Pro Sneakers to unlock with Mastery Challenges * Unique Pants to finish off your anglers look * Throwback B.A.S.S.® Pack – Releasing in August * Zip up jacket with traditional Bassmaster® Patches * Throwback B.A.S.S.® Pants * Mastery challenges with 25th anniversary styled B.A.S.S.® Cap reward * Boat wrap featuring a variety of classical B.A.S.S.® logos * New sneaker colours to finish the set Retro Cosmetic Pack Season Pass Price * £7.99/€9.99/$10.99 Synthwave Pack Price * £3.99/€4.99/$5.99 All-new neon Cosmetics Deck your boat and angler out with the Synthwave boat wrap, special neon strip clothing, and the first ever pair of in-game glowing shoes to match. The cosmetic pack also comes with a set of unique Mastery Challenges so you can unlock an exclusive pair of fluorescent glasses through a variety of fishing challenges. Night-time’s not for sleeping anymore, head out to the water, find those midnight lunkers and let the neon spill across the water. Stay Tuned To keep up to date with everything Bassmaster® Fishing 2022, sign up for our info-packed newsletter, or follow us over on our socials so you don’t miss a drop of info. * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
23 days ago
TOLEDO BEND ONLINE OPEN SERIES EVENT: JUNE 6 - 27
Can you take the top spot? **Get ready for the next Online Open Series event at Toledo Bend, launching on June 10 and ending after a Championship weekend on June 27. ** (For more information about taking part in our online events, you can check out our forum post here [http://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/online-tournament-information.55435/]) Toledo Bend Need a hand bending the will of Toledo Bend to your favor? Luckily, we have some great community-created videos to help you find those all-important hotspots! Bigtimer J [http://www.youtube.com/c/BigtimerJ] - No intros, no chat, just hotspots! <youtube id="EBg_NECUh6A"true"> Professor Smooth [http://www.youtube.com/c/ProfessorSmoothGames] - Hot spots and hints and tips galore! <youtube id="aOo9Jh-1vqo"true"> A Look Back! We have had some fierce competition during the last few events, let’s take a minute to look back at the results we’ve had so far! Our debut cross-platform online tournament, the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell saw Sw1fty86ttv take home the first Bassmaster Classic with UndeadFrog in 2nd and ScoobyHaze420 in 3rd. HarryStankfoot came out swinging at the Chickamauga Lake Elite Series event knocking Sw1fty86ttv off the top spot down to 3rd. We also saw some new names appearing up at the top of the charts (maybe a sign of things to come?) and UndeadFrog and ScoobyHaze420 both still in the top 10. HarryStankfoot makes it 2 for 2 with the win at the Lake Seminole Open Series, a very impressive result! The question is though, do you have what it takes to take the top spot at the Toledo Bend Online Open Series? Rewards Every player who takes part in the event will be rewarded with a participation jersey and the winner will be the only player in the world to receive the winner’s jersey. Keep scrolling to check ‘em out! The Toledo Bend Online Open Series event kicks off June 10, so you have time to get out there, mark up your hot spots, and fine-tune your load-outs ready for the competition! See you on the lake, anglers! Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
a month ago
Lake Seminole Online Open Series Winner Announced
The 2022 Lake Seminole Open Series has come to a climactic close! Over 1,800 competitors took part in the event, and we saw the highest number of players take part across all thee rounds - making this the most competitive event to date! Let’s remind ourselves of what went down across the intense 3 rounds of competition in the Lake Seminole Online Open Series! Round 1: Let the battle commence! Round 1 and we had some impressive limits coming in. SATYATEX was leading the way through most of the first round only to be beaten out at the last minute by DUSTALL6696. SATYATEX and BuCkEyEBoRn were right up there though, ready for a big Round 2! Round 2: All change at the top! An intense Round 2 completed, and the top 10 is now looking very different. We have new names coming up after some HUGE bags from BassingDreams and HarryStankfoot launching them both into the top 3 but it’s SATYATEX who takes the top spot in Round 2 with DUSTALL6696 dropping down to a still very respectable 6th place. It was all to play for in Round 3! Round 3: Championship Weekend shakes things up! Round 3, Championship Weekend, and the pressure was on. It was anyone’s to win and lose with the top of the leaderboard being so evenly matched going into the final round. Here are the Super Six (the top 6 anglers) at the end of our first ever Online Open Series! A MASSIVE congratulations to HarryStankfoot, our 2022 Lake Seminole Open Series Champion! An amazing effort considering in Round 1 HarryStankfoot was in 23rd place, what a comeback! That’s back-to-back wins now for HarryStankfoot having also won the Lake Chickamauga Online Elite Series [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/the-2022-online-chickamauga-elite-winner-announced] in April. Can he make it 3 in a row, or will we see a new name gracing the top of the leaderboard? Monster Bag A new feature for this event is the MONSTER BAG! This is the angler who had the biggest bag from across all 3 rounds of the competition. Congratulations to Baseballman1313 on an ENORMOUS 77lb 15oz limit in Round 2! Thank you and congratulations to all the anglers who took part in the Lake Seminole Online Open Series. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days for news on the next event! Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
a month ago
LAKE SEMINOLE ONLINE OPEN SERIES: ROUND 2 RECAP
**Championship weekend is upon us! Round 2 of the Lake Seminole Open Series is over, and the final round has begun! ** Here are your leaders of the pack heading into the final round – the top 10 anglers after Round 2. Dustall6696 had the lead going into Round 2 with a very impressive 76lb 7oz Round 1 limit, but it’s SATYATEX, who took the early lead in Round 1 who is back on the top spot after Round 2. The top 10 has changed drastically with Dustall6696 dropping down to 5th. BassingDreams had a GARGANTUAN Round 2 bag which has taken them from not even featuring in the top 10 in Round 1, to now sitting in 2nd place! It’s a similar story for HarryStankfoot, who has climbed from 23rd in Round 1, to 3rd in Round 2! We can’t want to see who comes out on top! You have been sending in your Round 2 catches via our official Discord [http://discord.gg/XDsZ2rscyz] - check out the shots below from OmniBLACK, Prodiigy_P, Knightowl and Bigtimer J. Round 3 has already started, and you have until 8:00 UTC/12:00 PST on Monday, May 23 to secure your final limits. Good luck to you all and we can’t wait to find out who will be crowned the Lake Seminole Open Series champion and the only angler in the world to own this very special jersey. Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
2 months ago
Angler Spotlight: Sw1fty_8_6_TTV
**Welcome to our first Anglers Spotlight. Today we have an interview with a player many of you in the community already know and if you don’t, he’s our 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic Champion Sw1fty_8_6_TTV [http://www.twitch.tv/sw1fty_8_6_ttv]. ** We talk with Sw1fty about how he prepares for online tournaments, adapting to changing conditions, and what winning the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic meant to him. Let’s get stuck into it. Benjamin - Thank you for taking some time to talk with us and congratulations on your win at our debut online event, the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell, and for coming third in our most recent event, the 2022 Online Chickamauga Elite! How long have you been playing Dovetail Games fishing titles? Sw1fty - I started playing Euro Fishing back in 2015 and since then have played Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour and The Catch: Carp & Coarse. I compete in the monthly Dovetail Fishing League on Fishing Sim World which is a bit like the tournaments in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 and I’m pretty consistently top 3 every month. I think the Dovetail Fishing League has probably helped in some small ways but tournaments in Bassmaster are a lot more fun especially when you spot a lunker in the underwater camera. Will it or won’t it bite!? Benjamin - How do you prepare for online tournaments? Sw1fty - I prepare for online tournaments by spending as much time as I can out on the lake the event is being held on. I spend this time looking for hotspots, named legendary fish and trying to work out what setup is going work best once I find a location I like. I also will speak to other players in the community that do well on the game for their feedback and trade information. *Benjamin - What did winning the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic mean to you? * Sw1fty - It meant a lot to me as it was the first online cross-platform tournament held on the game. That's special as there will only ever be one first tournament. Benjamin - During the events if things aren’t going well, what do you do to adapt and start catching lunkers? Sw1fty - It’s simple really I have a number of hotspots I use that are usually close together, I'll just move to a new spot until I land a big fish. There is no point sticking to one spot hoping it will get better if you aren’t catching fish. Benjamin - What’s your go-to loadout for big bass? Sw1fty - I always use a size 4/0 hook on a Jighead, drop-shot or any other hook type that allows for soft-plastics. The lures I use are the Jenko Fishing 7-inch Tremor Shad and the 8-inch Booty Shaker. Big lures catch big bass! Benjamin - What advice would you give someone thinking about taking part in a tournament for the first time? Sw1fty - Just give it a go. Don’t be worried and just have fun. Also as I stated earlier, don't be afraid to ask others for help, get onto Twitch and other streaming platforms, watch how people tackle the event, and learn from them. Benjamin - What advice would you give to players who have their sights set on winning one of our online tournaments? Sw1fty - Make sure you put the hours in before the tournament, the more the better. But don't be disheartened if you don't win, just have fun and aim for a top 25% finish that's still an awesome achievement. Benjamin - You live stream all your attempts on Twitch, where can people tune in to watch and learn? Sw1fty - You can find me on Twitch by searching for Sw1fty_8_6_TTV. Hope to see you there, tight lines to you all, and good luck in your fishing journey. Benjamin - Thanks for your time Sw1fty and good luck in the Lake Seminole Open Series Event taking place between May 6 - 23. Tight lines * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
2 months ago
Lake Seminole Open Series Event: May 6 - 23
It's time for the first Online Open Series event at Lake Seminole! The Open Series has started and ends after a Championship Weekend on May 23. Do you have what it takes to be crowned the first Online Open Series winner? There’s only one way to find out and that’s out on the water. What is Lake Seminole Online Open Series? Today, May 6 players across all platforms will be competing against each other in a 3-round tournament to see who will be crowned the first Lake Seminole Online Open Series winner! The competition follows official Bassmaster rules, meaning the combined weight of your top 5 weight bass (Largemouth and Spotted) will be added to the leader board. Round 1 has started and will run till May 12. Round 2 will kick off at 00:00 PST/08:00 UTC May 13 to May 19 Round 3, like the other rounds, will start at 00:00 PST/08:00 UTC on May 20 and will end on May 23 00:00 PST/08:00 UTC. As Lake Seminole is a DLC venue that comes included in the Bass Lake Bundle, all players who own the Bass Lake Bundle will be eligible for 3 attempts per round. If you do not own the Bass Lake Bundle you can still take part and will have 1 attempt per round to post the highest total weight possible. Eeach attempt gives you 60 minutes out on the water, so use that time wisely! Your attempt will end when the timer hits 0:00. If you need to/want to you can suspend your attempt and return to it later, you can do this via the pause menu. Hit “Submit”, then “Pause Attempt”. Just make sure you complete your attempts before the round ends. The winner will be the player who has the highest total weight over the 3 rounds. An update has gone live to bring some changes to Lake Seminole for the competition, these changes are as follows: * The population of Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass has been increased. * Balancing to the chances of catching BIG bass has reduced while the chance of catching small to medium size bass has been increased. * The population of Black Crappie, White Crappie, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Chain Pickerel, and Longnose Gar has been reduced. To compete in the event from the main menu click on Bassmaster Online. How is the Online Open Series different from the Online Elite events? Firstly, they run for longer! Our Elite events last 10 days with Round 1 being 7 days, Round 2 being 2 days and Round 3 being 1 day – whilst our Open Series events run for 17 days with Rounds 1 and 2 lasting 7 days, and the final round giving players 3 days to complete their attempts. Whereas with the Online Elite events, we want to encapsulate the intensity and fierce competition of the real-world Bassmaster Elite, including culminating in a Championship Sunday, the Open Series events are less time-pressured, which allow for you to manage your attempts more easily. This doesn't mean that it's any more relaxed though! The overall format is the same between the competitions, and winning will feel just as sweet! Rewards The only other difference is the in-game reward structure. Open Series events will have 2 rewards up for grabs. A participation jersey and a winner’s jersey. Keep scrolling for a look at them! The Lake Seminole Online Open Series event has started, get out there, find your hot spots, and fine-tune your load-outs to tackle the competition! See you on the lake, anglers! Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
2 months ago
Take on the Easter Mastery Challenges now!
Easter is right around the corner and we have some egg-cellent new, limited-time items for you to unlock over the Easter period! The event will kick off on April 14 and will end on May 3. Introducing... Jack’d Rabbit. Take a look below at the limited time items you can unlock during our special Easter seasonal event. For more information about how to unlock these items, keep scrolling! There will be 2 tiers of Mastery Challenges to complete to unlock 3 brand new, limited-time Easter items. These items are: Jack’d Rabbit Jersey, Snood, and Hat. Here are the challenges you'll need to complete. Tier 1 Reward - Jack'd Rabbit Snood & Jersey * St.Johns River - Catch 3 qualifying bass (largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass) * Toledo Bend - Cast out 6 times at 15 meters or more * Chickamauga Lake - Catch 4 non-bass fish * Lake Guntersville - Catch 3 fishing weighing over 6lbs * Sabine River - Catch 3 fish weighing under 6lbs * St. Lawrence River - Catch 2 Salmon * Lake Ray Roberts - Achieve 3 Perfect Strikes * Lake Hamilton - Catch 3 Catfish, Trout, Freshwater Drum, Walleye or Chain Pickerel Tier 2 Reward - Jack'd Rabbit Hat * Catch 10 Largemouth or Spotted Bass in Public Online Servers or Bassmaster Royale * Catch a fish weighing over 15lbs in Public Online Servers or Bassmaster Royale Hop in game and tag us in your Jack’d Rabbit gear on our socials @dovetailfishing and have a bass-tacular Easter. Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
3 months ago
Bass Bulletin: The Future of online tournaments - APR.12.22
Welcome, it’s Bass Bulletin time. Let's jump in and talk about all things Bassmaster Fishing 2022. In this month’s Bass Bulletin, we will be talking about the future of online tournaments, the Elite Fishing Pack, Bass Lake Bundle, and launching the game on Epic Store and PlayStation Asia. We’ll also look back at our inaugural 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic and the 2022 Online Chickamauga Lake Elite event that has just wrapped up. To close things out we sit down with Des O’Connor for a deep dive on why the bass in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 are bigger than in real life. Online Tournaments In February we kicked off our first online tournament in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 with the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic that synced up with the real world Bassmaster Classic at the iconic Lake Hartwell. The idea behind these events is to simulate the structure of real-world competitions by breaking up the event into 3 rounds of competitive fishing with your best 5 catches from each round contributing to your overall score and the winner being the angler with the highest total weight. Our second online event, the 2022 Online Chickamauga Lake Elite started April 1 and finished April 11. We want to keep the momentum of these online competitive events going and as a team, we are busy planning out a schedule of events throughout the year to keep those competitive juices flowing. The next event will be an Open Series event at Lake Seminole running from May 6 to May 23. The Open Series events will be more casual and run for longer than our Elite, Classic, or Special events to give you more time to compete when it suits you. In-game rewards for taking part in the Open Series events are still up for grabs however, bragging rights and being crowned the first Bassmaster Online Open Champion are very much all to play for. 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic Over 2000 players took part in the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic and these are the anglers who took the top 3 positions. A massive congratulations to Sw1fty86ttv [http://www.twitch.tv/sw1fty_8_6_ttv] on a super impressive win! Sw1fty also streams his attempts live on Twitch so go drop him a follow! 2022 Online Chickamauga Lake Elite Our second online tournament has just wrapped up and it’s been awesome to see so many people taking part. The competition was fierce - there really wasn’t much in it at the top of the leader boards, so congratulations to everyone who took part. Here are our top 10 anglers from the event. Deep Dive : The size of bass in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Sticking with tournaments, we have seen lots of discussion among the community about how the sizes of bass in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 compared to the real-world, so Benjamin from the community had a chat with Des O’Connor, Studio Producer to talk about bass. Benjamin - We always knew when developing BM22 that the goal was to create a game that provided players with the challenge and thrill of catching big bass. During the planning stage of the game was there a discussion around the size and weight of qualifying bass species (Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass?) Des – For sure. The strapline for Bassmaster as an organization is Big Bass, Big Stage, Big Dreams. So we were always going to feature big bass in the game. However, we wanted there to be fewer of them than in Fishing Sim World, so it feels more exciting when you catch one. Benjamin - Among the community, there has been lots of discussion around whether or not the size and weight of bass in BM22 should be representative of real life. Obviously, we can’t please everyone but why is it we opted to go down the route of having larger-than-life bass? Des – The maximum size of the stock bass in each of our venues is based on real-world data provided to us by a freshwater biologist in our community so we know the weight range is correct for the location. When populating the waters with fish, we must balance the weight ranges so that it is exciting for both single-player, and for competitive multiplayer. Have we got this balance perfect? Probably not. There are thousands of Bass in each venue, and less than 1% of these are in the highest weight range. Now, what we have seen from the recent asynchronous tournaments that we have been running is that the community is very good at the game. The size of bags being caught in a 1-hour session has been huge, so we are looking at the balance of the weight ranges and will be looking to make some changes in this area over the coming months. We still want to have the giants for players to hunt, but we would like the frequency that they are landed to be reduced. Ben - How do you think the experience of fishing in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 would change if we were to, say, reduce the number of larger bass in the game? Des – We think by reducing the number of the largest bass in the game we can increase the thrill of catching them, whilst also bringing down the bag sizes a bit closer to more realistic weights. But I imagine we will still have scores on our leader boards that are far bigger than in real life. If you look at the catches from the real-world Elite event at Chickamauga Lake this last weekend, you have a field of 94 anglers, landing over 900 bass in a 4-day period. But only one of these Bass was over 10lb. Would players really want catching a 10lb bass in the game to be a 1 in 900 fish occurrence? I think probably not, but I do agree that we have balancing improvements to make. I also want to give a shoutout and a thank you to the community for all of your continued feedback. Making changes to weight ranges and catch rates is a delicate process that we constantly monitor and we will be sure to let you know when any changes are made in update notes. Bass Lake Bundle Jump into Bassmaster Fishing 2022 and pick up the Bass Lake Bundle today to land a big basin bass on Lake Seminole and Jordan Lake. The bundle also comes loaded with Career Mode Tournaments and Mastery Challenges for each venue for you to conquer and unlock venue specific clothing. Also, if you pick up the Bass Lake Bundle on Steam, PlayStation, or Epic Store before April 14th, you’ll get a huge 20% discount! To read the full article on these venues click here [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/land-a-big-basin-bass-today-bassmaster-r-fishing-2022] Elite Fishing Equipment Pack Dive into 30 all-new items to compete like an Elite! Choose one of the new boat wraps that have been designed alongside Elite Anglers Hank Cherry, Carl Jocumsen, Takumi Ito, and Jeff Gustafson. Refine your loadout with new rods and reels from Abu Garcia and lures from Berkley so you can start hooking big bass. To find out all the details about the Elite Fishing Equipment Pack you can, here [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/get-the-elite-fishing-equipment-pack-today-and-fish-like-an-elite-angler] The Official Video Game of B.A.S.S - Epic Store and PlayStation Asia Get ready to experience the thrill of competitive big bass fishing in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 on Epic Store and PlayStation Asia! Players, anglers & fans of B.A.S.S. can now play the official video game of B.A.S.S. on two new platforms. For more info head here [http://live.dovetailgames.com/live/bassmaster-fishing/articles/article/bassmaster-fishing-2022-out-now-on-epic-store-playstation-asia] Well, that’s all folks for this month's Bass Bulletin! Oh, except to say that Easter is just around the corner, and we have some fun challenges planned to unlock some Easter treats - here is a sneak peek! (and, no, you’re not watching Donnie Darko...) Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
3 months ago
The 2022 Online Chickamauga Elite Winner Announced
That’s a wrap for the 2022 Online Chickamauga Lake Elite! Over 1,900 of you took part and the competition was fierce from start to finish. Congratulations to everyone who took part and here are our top 10 anglers! Massive congratulations to HarryStankFoot for clutching the win with a massive round 3 score that secured their spot at the top. Sw1fty86ttv has been dethroned after winning the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell, but still manages to place 3rd in this event! We have loved seeing the community enjoying themselves, competing, and sharing their successes with us via our socials and Discord. Here are a few images submitted by you all. Remember to tag us @DovetailFishing on or join our official Discord [http://discord.gg/XDsZ2rscyz] server for your chance to feature next time around. MrRichC submitted via Discord, repping the Round 1 rewards. NaturalBornFisha submitted via Discord manages to land Legendary Largemouth Bass, Brett during Round 3 but it wasn’t enough to squeeze into the top 3. He had to settle for 6th, which is still a very respectable score! We hope you all enjoyed the 2022 Online Chickamauga Lake Elite and stay tuned for details on the next tournament coming soon! Tight lines * Follow us on our social channels [http://www.facebook.com/DovetailFishing] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [http://live.dovetailgames.com/auth/register?returnPath=/live/bassmaster-fishing/about-bassmaster-fishing-video-game-2022] * Join our community Discord [http://discord.gg/z9zHX47vBv] * Follow us on Tik Tok [https://www.tiktok.com/@dovetailfishing?lang=en]
3 months ago