If you're one of the 25 B.A.S.S. Fantasy Fishing presented by Toyota Trucks winners from the Bassmaster Classic or one of 25 from each Bassmaster Elite Series event, your fantasy life is pretty rich. Not only do you have bragging rights among friends and family, you've got some pretty good swag, too. Prizes include gift cards from major retailers, angler jerseys, caps, T-shirts and, if you're the grand prize winner, a Triton-Mercury boat and motor package.
Bassmaster Classic Fantasy Fishing winner Nicholas Drozd of Fremont, Mich., got his season started right. His prowess at picking pros earned him a $5,000 gift card from a major retailer, a custom winner cap and a professional angler's autographed tournament jersey. The B.A.S.S. Fantasy players who finished second through 10th picking Classic talent won a gear pack valued at $200 plus a custom cap and T-shirt. Those finishing 11th through 25th got the cap and T-shirt.
When the Bassmaster Elite Series season kicked off with the St. Johns River Showdown, Zanesville, Ohio's Ronald Paxton was ready. No, he didn't catch a bass in the competition, but he did show off his skills at picking the pros who excelled that week. Paxton won a $5,000 gift card, custom cap and angler jersey.
At the Power-Pole Slam on Lake Okeechobee, Ish Monroe may have caught more than 100 pounds of bass on his way to the win, but it was Ben Fuchs of Manhattan, Kan., who got the Fantasy spotlight, gift card and clothes.
For each Bassmaster Elite Series event, the top 25 Fantasy Fishing players will earn prizes as follows:
For the Fantasy player with the top score at the end of the 2012 B.A.S.S. Fantasy Fishing season, the prize is one that's guaranteed to make you want to get out on the water and catch some bass yourself — a Triton 18SE bass boat equipped with a Mercury Optimax 150 outboard, a $5,000 gift card from a major retailer and a customer winner cap.
If you're ready to turn this fantasy into reality, sign up for Fantasy Fishing today at Bassmaster.com/fantasy.