After going deep in the last two tournaments, Bassmaster Elite Series anglers must change gears this week and go shallow to win the Mississippi River Rumble, and Fantasy Fishing players should take note when picking their teams.
The winning strategy in Fantasy Fishing this year is...
Picking tournament winners is not as key to winning in Fantasy Fishing as is picking anglers who are likely to overachieve in the lower buckets.
Did your Fantasy Fishing team gain or lose ground after Bassmaster Classic scores recently got culled from the standings? Your answer should determine how you pick your Toledo Bend roster.
Elite Series pros are back on the water this week, this time at Toledo Bend, the huge, well-known tournament impoundment that straddles a big chunk of the Texas-Louisiana border.
The way the Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing leaderboards display your scores has changed; now, it accurately reflects who is in the lead for prizes. The Bassmaster Classic stats are no longer included in your overall score.
To win on Douglas Lake, anglers will fish big baits deep and vertically. Knowing that should help you pick a winning Fantasy Fishing roster.
Even though B.A.S.S. has held only two tournaments on Douglas in the last 10 years, the fact that the lake is an upland reservoir is good for all of the Elite anglers.
BassGold.com pattern data indicates that tournaments held in April and May are won targeting shoreline wood cover with jigs.
The key to success in the first three weeks of Fantasy Fishing play has not been picking a tournament winner from Bucket A. Rather, it's been the "Moneyball" route – picking undervalued competitors from the lower buckets.