If you’re looking for the hottest bite in fishing, look no further than your computer screen or mobile phone. That’s because for millions of American bass fishing enthusiasts, the community fishing hole is Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing, where you have a chance to land some big prizes, including more than $85,000 in cash and gift cards.
Even though we’re halfway through the season, which is based on the Bassmaster Elite Series, featuring the top professional bass anglers in the world, there’s still time to cash in on all of the fun, that’s because prizes are awarded after each tournament.
Never played Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing? Or, maybe you’re new to it? No worries. If you love following the pros who compete in the Bassmaster Elite Series, you’re already in the game.
That’s one of the secrets that Cody Furr, who recently finished in second place in both the Lake St. Clair fantasy tournament and the St. Lawrence River fantasy tournament.
Furr, a resident of Rootstown, Ohio, located about an hour south of Cleveland, near Kent, has been a life-long fan of professional bass fishing. As a bass angler himself who has competed in local bass club tournaments with the DoBass and Tri-County bass clubs, Furr credits his knowledge about the top bass anglers for helping him do as well as has, as well as his passion for bass fishing.
“One of my favorite pro bass anglers is Seth Feider,” said Furr, referring to the the 36-year-old Rapala pro angler from New Market, Minn.
But, there’s another secret, that Furr also says that other players should consider, which he has learned over time in playing Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing since 2012.
“The way Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing is set up, you can’t really have a core team,” said Furr. “So what I do is go online and search for the top-10 finishers who fished the same tournament last year. This gives me a starting place for making my picks for an upcoming tournament on the same lake.”
Furr doesn’t reveal all of his secrets. After all, any angler worth his or her salt won’t reveal the entire recipe to their secret sauce. But whatever Furr is doing, he’s ranked within the 96th percentile of Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing players – so he must be doing something right.
“All I can say is that I’m a much better fantasy fishing angler than a real-life angler,” said Furr, who works in human resources for a nearby trucking company.
And what if he wins it all – the $20,000 prize?
“Well, that’d buy an awful lot of fishing tackle, wouldn’t it?” said Furr.
So don’t let another day go by without signing up for Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing. With four more Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments, there’s still plenty of prizes to win and lots of fun to be had.
If an Individual Tournament First Prize winner is a B.A.S.S. Member as of each Individual Tournament Locktime, as indicated in the chart above, he/she will receive an additional $500 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card. Not a B.A.S.S. member? Click here to Join Today. The total ARV of each Individual Tournament First Prize is: $4,000 minimum / $4,500 maximum.
See all prizing at BassmasterFantasy.com/Prizes.aspx.