If you know bass fishing and you’re good at putting your thoughts on paper, we want you!
Each year, B.A.S.S. breaks down who’s who for the Bassmaster Classic so players of Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing can wisely select their teams.
And this year, we’re inviting our Carhartt Bassmaster College Series anglers to write their own pundit picks to be published on Bassmaster.com.
To be considered, e-mail your article to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 2 with the subject line Fantasy Fishing. Include the name of the school you fish (or fished) for, as well as a photo of yourself. You can also include your own blog or website link as well. Your article should be about 500 words.
You can view a sample article here.
Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing teams are chosen by “buckets.” Your article should pick the best choice for each bucket and explain why he is the best pick.
The five buckets divide the anglers by their projected finish, which is largely based on 2013 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points. Players’ points are awarded in a system similar to AOY, in which the winner of the event earns the most points for the players who chose him, and the angler who finishes in last place earns the least points for the players. You can see the buckets for the Classic on the next page.
Players also earn extra points if their angler catches the biggest bass of the day or the heaviest bag of the day, or if their angler leads on any day (including the final day).
The player who chooses the best team for the Classic wins a $2,500 gift card to Bass Pro Shops, so it pays to pick well. Articles with Fantasy Fishing picks are well-read because players want to win the prize, as well as bragging rights among their friends.
Note that your article may be edited for length and clarity. If you have further questions about the article or about how Fantasy Fishing works, e-mail Tyler Reed at email@example.com.
See buckets on the next page.
Below are the buckets for the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro: