Love pro bass fishing? Love fantasy football? Now you can combine your passions by playing Fantasy Fishing.
If you enjoy watching the top bass pros in the world compete head-to-head on the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament trail you can take your passion to the next level and get in on the fun by playing Rapala® Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing at bassmasterfantasy.com.
With ten tournaments, including the granddaddy of them all, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, tens of thousands of anglers from around the world will compete with each other by putting their knowledge of pro bass fishing to the test. Beginning with the first Bassmaster Elite tournament on Feb. 6 on the St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida, you can win cash and prizes, including lures, gear and apparel from the world’s leading fishing brand, Rapala, the legendary maker of premium lures, fishing tackle and accessories.
For 2020, Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing will award more than $90,000 in prizes. In addition to an exciting grand prize at the end of the season, the Top 20 points leaders in each tournament, as well as Top 5 in the points standings at the end of the season will win valuable prize packages, including Rapala Touch Screen Scales and culling kit, Rapala Performance Tool Combos, Rapala baits, VMC hooks, Sufix Line, Storm Lures, Terminator Jigs, clothing, cash prizes and more. The season points champion will win over $20,000 in gift cards, cash and gear, and for each Fantasy Fishing event, Rapala will award $2,500 in prizes.
Anyone can play Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing. It’s easy to play – and it’s free. Play as an individual or invite your friends or co-workers to create your own league. After registering at bassmasterfantasy.com, select five pro anglers for each of the Bassmaster Elite Series events and the Bassmaster Classic. The winner of each Fantasy Fishing tournament is determined based on the real-life, on-the-water performance of their five bass pros. Points are awarded based on each angler’s final standings at the end of each Elite Series event.
“Rapala is excited to bring Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing to fans of the Bassmaster Elite Series everywhere,” said Matt Jensen, Rapala Director of Marketing. “Playing the game and following more anglers makes every tournament more intense. It’s going to be fun!”
In addition to serving as title sponsor for Fantasy Fishing, Rapala is a supporting sponsor for the Bassmaster Elite Series, Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bassmaster Team Championship and the grass-roots TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation regional and championship tournaments.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport. It conducts a number of tournament series for bass anglers at all levels of experience, from the top pros in the world, to tournaments for high school and college students. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member also connects with bass fishing fans through a multi-media platform including industry-leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), its website (Bassmaster.com), its television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2 and The Pursuit Channel), its radio show (Bassmaster Radio), and social media programs and events.
Rapala was unofficially founded in 1936 when Lauri Rapala invented the Rapala fishing lure. Rapala has grown from humble beginnings to become a market leader in the fishing tackle industry. The brand’s functionality and high quality are known by fishermen worldwide. Rapala maintains strict standards of craftsmanship while delivering its fishing products to anglers in more than 130 countries. Visit www.rapala.com.