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March 2020 Angler of the Month
After 5 weeks of fierce competition and tense results we have now crowned our Anglers of the Month and Series Winners for March. Let's see who they were. Xbox One The late surge in the season from PhillyBass 1965 sees him finish first overall in the Big Bass Tour! The Carp Championship was won by l Bigtimer J l after his victories earlier in the season put him in a strong position to take the series overall. ScoobyHaze420 held off pressure from the chasing pack to come out on top in the Match Series. One series win was not enough for l Bigtimer J l as he also took home first in the Predator Challenge managing to keep second and third place at bay until the end. Congratulations to our Xbox Angler of the Month for March, l Bigtimer J l! His two series victories in the Carp Championship and Predator Challenge combined with finishing high in the rankings of the other two series see him come out on top. Angler of the Month: Series Winners Big Bass Tour: PhillyBass 1965 Carp Championship: l Bigtimer J l Match Series: ScoobyHaze420 Predator Challenge: l Bigtimer J l PlayStation 4 There were just 5 points in it as PHILLY-BASS-1965 took the double header of winning the Big Bass Tour on PlayStation and Xbox again. A second place in week 5 following consecutive wins for SMOKEYMON-G-313 saw him clinch the Carp Championship title. He also took the Match Series with a win in the final week allowing him to close the gap and take the win in the series. There were just 5 points in that one as well! Just missing out on a clean sweep of the series for the month, HarryStankfoot was the winner in the Predator Challenge. A Fantastic performance from them! With top 5 finishes in every series this month, we say congratulations to SMOKEYMON-G-313 who is our Angler of the Month for March on PlayStation! Angler of the Month: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Series Winners Big Bass Tour: PHILLY-BASS-1965 Carp Championship: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Match Series: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Predator Challenge: HarryStankfoot Steam We were expecting a tense end to the Big Bass Tour and were not disappointed as djpablo73 and MilkinBad finished on equal points to finish joint first! MilkinBad doubled up on the series wins with a victory in the Carp Championship cementing their place at the top of the standings. They then completed a hat-trick of series wins by taking the win in the Match Series as well. UndeadFrog prevented the clean sweep by taking first place in the Predator Challenge following another strong result in week 5. Congratulations to MilkinBad on taking the Angler of the Month on Steam this month! Three series wins and a second place meant that they took the honours for March. Angler of the Month: MilkinBad Series Winners Big Bass Tour: MilkinBad/djpablo73 Carp Championship: MilkinBad Match Series: MilkinBad Predator Challenge: UndeadFrog Congratulations to all of our winners! We look forward to seeing how April will play out after some very close finishes in March. Everyone will be looking to make a solid start to the April season and get some early points on the board. Let's check out where our tournaments are taking place this week. Big Bass Tour: Home to the Bassmaster Classic and a hugely popular bass fishing venue, Lake Guntersville will be hosting the Big Bass Tour this week. Heavy rain in the afternoon mean you will have to change up your approach to get the best out of the lake. Carp Championship: We take the Carp Championship to Lago del mundo for week 1 of the April Dovetail Fishing League season. There is a light cloud cover here for this morning tournament. Match Series: The forest lake, Waldsee is going to be our destination for the Match Series this week. Dynamic weather conditions will keep you on your toes in this tournament taking place in the afternoon. All species will be counted in this one. Predator Challenge: Don't be distracted by the stunning sunset as the Predator Challenge takes place on Lake Dylan. The clear skies will mean you get the perfect view of it as you try to catch the highest total length of predator fish possible. Every species will count here.
2 days ago
How to use the trolling motor
Now that we have the trolling motor in Fishing Sim World we wanted to provide a short guide on how to use it. This article will explain how to use it with the controls for each platform included. Now for how to control it. PS4 If you are playing on PS4 you can drop the trolling motor in to the water by pressing R3. You will see the motor drop down in to the water and it will be ready to use. To start controlling the trolling motor you will need to hold the X button. This will cause the interface to be highlighted to show that you are now controlling it. With X held use the up and down directional buttons to adjust the speed of the trolling motor. The direction of the motor is controlled with the left and right directional buttons. Xbox One If you are playing on Xbox One (note that these controls will also apply if using a controller on PC) you can drop the trolling motor in to the water by pressing the right stick. You will see the motor drop down in to the water and it will be ready to use. To start controlling the trolling motor you will need to hold the A button. This will cause the interface to be highlighted to show that you are now controlling it. With A held use the up and down buttons on the d-pad to adjust the speed of the trolling motor. The direction of the motor is controlled with the left and right buttons on the d-pad. PC If you are playing on PC using a keyboard and mouse, you can drop the trolling motor in to the water by pressing T. You will see the motor drop down in to the water and it will be ready to use. To start controlling the trolling motor you will need to hold the Shift key. This will cause the interface to be highlighted to show that you are now controlling it. With Shift held use the up and down arrow keys to adjust the speed of the trolling motor. The direction of the motor is controlled with the left and right arrow keys.
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Dovetail Fishing League - March Week 4 Tournament Details
Week 4 has arrived in the March Dovetail Fishing League Season and the competition is fierce. We're seeing anglers put their stamp on the standings after the first three weeks but there's still 2 weeks of fishing to go and plenty of room to pick up those valuable points! Here's how things stand after week 3: Xbox One Big Bass Tour MOHAMMED CURAY closed the gap to SSR TrustTested to just 6 points with a win in week 3 at Lake Jordan. Bigtimer J is following them in third having bumped PhillyBass 1965 out of the top 3. We'll see how he can respond in week 4. Week Winner: MOHAMMED CURAY Season leader: SSR TrustTested Season 2nd place: MOHAMMED CURAY Season 3rd place: l Bigtimer J l Carp Championship Bigtimer J extended his lead at the top of the Carp Championship with a win on Talon Fishery. ScoobyHaze420 is still sitting in second in the standings but has SSR TrustTested closing in. Can they both close the gap to Bigtimer J in week 4? Week Winner: l Bigtimer J l Season leader: l Bigtimer J l Season 2nd place: ScoobyHaze420 Season 3rd place: SSR TrustTested Match Series We had a joint first place in the Match Series on Lake Guntersville with both ScoobyHaze420 and Bigtimer J finishing at the top. There are just 2 points separating the two of them at this stage of the season. They are followed by MOHAMMED CURAY sat in third who will be looking to reduce their lead in week 4. Week winner: ScoobyHaze420/l Bigtimer J l Season leader: ScoobyHaze420 Season 2nd place: l Bigtimer J l Season 3rd place: MOHAMMED CURAY Predator Challenge It was a good week for MOHAMMED CURAY who also took a win in the Predator Challenge on Jezioro Bestii helping him to catch up to the top 3. Bigtimer J has leapt ahead of Ratpenat62 and ScoobyHaze420 at the top of the standings. It's all very tight at the top there! Week winner: MOHAMMED CURAY Season leader: l Bigtimer J l Season 2nd place: Ratpenat62 Season 3rd place: ScoobyHaze420 Global standings With top 3 placements in all of the series standings it is no surprise that Bigtimer J is sat at the top of the global leaderboard. Good results for those behind him in the standings could easily see him overtaken at the top. We are unchanged in the top 3 this week with ScoobyHaze420 and MOHAMMED CURAY still sat in second and third respectively. Leader: l Bigtimer J l 2nd Place: ScoobyHaze420 3rd Place: MOHAMMED CURAY PlayStation 4 Big Bass Tour Wild_Hawgg jumped ahead of PHILLY-BASS-1965 to take the lead in the Big Bass Tour standings after their win in week 3. HarryStankfoot has now joined them in the top 3 as he makes a surge towards the top of the leaderboard. It's heating up nicely up there and there's still a lot to play for! Week Winner: Wild_Hawgg Season leader: Wild_Hawgg Season 2nd place: PHILLY-BASS-1965 Season 3rd place: HarryStankfoot Carp Championship After having his lead at the top reduced last week SMOKEYMON-G-313 put in a strong showing in the Carp Championship to take the win and stretch his lead again. DJANGO_thekiller remains in second and now sits ahead of stumain who has joined the top 3. Week Winner: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Season leader: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Season 2nd place: DJANGO_thekiller Season 3rd place: stumain Match Series HarryStankfoot took a win in the Match Series as he makes a mid-season charge up the standings and it was all change in the top 3 of the season standings. DJANGO_thekiller lost ground to stumain and SMOKEYMON-G-313 as they both climbed above him in the top 3. We're excited to see how this plays out through the rest of the season! Week winner: HarryStankfoot Season leader: stumain Season 2nd place: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Season 3rd place: DJANGO_thekiller Predator Challenge Top marks for consistency go to HarryStankfoot who won his third Predator Challenge tournament in a row and moved further ahead in first. SMOKEYMON-G-313 also had another impressive showing finishing second again in Week 3. Can he beat Harry in week 4 and cut into that lead? DJANGO_thekiller has now joined them in the top 3 and will have to be on top of his game to catch up to the top 2. Week winner: HarryStankfoot Season leader: HarryStankfoot Season 2nd place: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Season 3rd place: DJANGO_thekiller Global standings Stumain and DJANGO_thekiller swapped places in the top 3 of the global standings while SMOKEYMON-G-313 continues to sit at the top of the leaderboard. Strong showings in week 4 could make a massive difference to the standings! Leader: SMOKEYMON-G-313 - 3217 2nd Place: stumain - 2747 3rd Place: DJANGO_thekiller - 2711 Steam Big Bass Tour UndeadToad continues their impressive showings in recent weeks as they took a win in the Big Bass Tour in week 3. Our top 3 remains the same but those around them are cutting in to their leads. Week Winner: UndeadToad Season leader: djpablo73 Season 2nd place: hernanslt Season 3rd place: MilkinBad Carp Championship MilkinBad took another Carp Championship win to jump to the top of the season leaderboard ahead of both djpablo73 and sly54nancy. Can MilkinBad continue this form and hold on to that top spot? Week Winner: MilkinBad Season leader: MilkinBad Season 2nd place: djpablo73 Season 3rd place: sly54nancy Match Series Another angler showing incredible consistency is MilkinBad, they took their third victory in a row for the season in the Match series. They extend their lead further at the top of the standings over djpablo-73 and toxic-uk. It's not over yet though and there's a lot of opportunity to catch up. Week winner: MilkinBad Season leader: MilkinBad Season 2nd place: djpablo-73 Season 3rd place: toxic-uk Predator Challenge UndeadFrog is putting their stamp on the Predator Challenge leaderboard with a second win in a row. They have now moved clear of MilkinBad at the top of the leaderboards. Djpablo73 now sits in third with UndeadToad being dropped out of the top 3. Week winner: UndeadFrog Season leader: UndeadFrog Season 2nd place: MilkinBad Season 3rd place: djpablo73 Global standings We are unchanged in the global standings this week. Another great week for MilkinBad means they have extended their lead at the top. Djpablo73 is still not far behind though and could definitely make up some ground this week. Sat in third is toxic-uk, some good results for them this week and they could be in the mix for a top spot. Leader: MilkinBad 2nd Place: djpablo73 3rd Place: toxic-uk That's how we're looking after week 3 in the March DFL season. There's still time for some late position changes in the standings with 2 more weeks of fishing to be done. Now let's look towards week 4 and what the tournaments this week will bring. Big Bass Tour: The Big Bass Tour arrives at Lake Arnold for week 4 of the season. With a lot of great structure to fish towards, you'll need to do your research before picking the best spot. This will be an afternoon tournament with clear sky. Carp Championship: We visit Gigantica Road Lake at sunset in the Carp Championship this week. Don't let the heavy rain stop you from catching those specimen carp and setting an unbeatable score! Match Series: Lough Kerr will be home to the Match Series this week. It's an afternoon tournament with light clouds and all species are being counted in this one. You may be distracted by the beautiful Irish countryside here but keep an eye on the real goal! Predator Challenge: Our Wisconsin venue, Lake Miller is the destination for the Predator Challenge this week. It's sunrise and the skies will be clear so make the most of the conditions and set a great score! All the species are being counted in this tournament.
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Dovetail Fishing League - March Week 3 Tournament Details
The competition is heating up following week 2 in the March Dovetail Fishing League season. We are seeing some of our leaderboards perfectly poised as we push forward into our third week of tournaments. Before we give you the tournament details for the week, let's see how things stand in the series and global rankings. Xbox One Big Bass Tour Poli4203, a name we're not as familiar with took the win for week 2 in the Big Bass Tour on Lago del mundo. SSR TrustTested has jumped into the lead of the Big Bass Tour season leaderboards this week with a fourth place finish putting him above our top 3 from last week. Second and third place remain the same but their competitors are closing in fast. Week Winner: Poli4203 Season leader: SSRTrustTested Season 2nd place: ScoobyCheat Season 3rd place: PhillyBass 1965 Carp Championship l Bigtimer J l strengthened his position in the Carp Championship this week with a win on Bergsee that puts him above ScoobyHaze420 in the season standings. Bobcin3 is still sat in third but will be fighting off competition for his position this week. Week Winner: l Bigtimer J l Season leader: l Bigtimer J l Season 2nd place: ScoobyHaze420 Season 3rd place: bobcin3 Match Series ScoobyHaze420 took a win on Lake Dylan in the Match Series in Week 2 to take the lead in the season leaderboard. He is followed by l Bigtimer J l and MOHAMMEDCURAY who are running in the same order as last week. Week winner: ScoobyHaze420 Season leader: ScoobyHaze420 Season 2nd place: l Bigtimer J l Season 3rd place: MOHAMMED CURAY Predator Challenge l Bigtimer J l brought himself in to the top 3 in the Predator Challenge season leaderboard with a win on Lake Johnson. Second and third place finishes for ScoobyHaze420 and Ratpenat62 have allowed them to pull away from the others in the season leaderboards slightly. Week winner: l Bigtimer J l Season leader: Ratpenat62 Season 2nd place: ScoobyHaze420 Season 3rd place: l Bigtimer J l Global standings Our usual suspects are fighting it out at the top of the global leaderboards, each having strong finishes so far across the different tours. We are unchanged from last week but things are tight on points at this point so it could change at any time! Leader: l Bigtimer J l 2nd Place: ScoobyHaze420 3rd Place: MOHAMMED CURAY PlayStation 4 Big Bass Tour There was a win for GR3MLIN_BIG_GREM in the Big Bass Tour in week 2 allowing them catch up to the leading three. Always on his quest to finish top of the Big Bass Tour on both consoles, PHILLY-BASS-1965 took third in week 2 to increase his lead over Wild_Hawgg. Lepecheur_59 finished second in week 2 which has lifted them in to third in the season standings. Week Winner: GR3MLIN_BIG_GREM Season leader: PHILLY-BASS-1965 Season 2nd place: Wild_Hawgg Season 3rd place: Lepecheur_59 Carp Championship DJANGO_thekiller reduced SMOKEYMON-G-313's lead in the Carp Championship standings with a win on Bergsee in week 2. They are now second in the season leaderboard and have dropped Pyschomaniac58 down to third place. Week Winner: DJANGO_thekiller Season leader: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Season 2nd place: DJANGO_thekiller Season 3rd place: Psychomaniac58 Match Series SMOKEYMON-G-313 made some progress in catching the top 2 in the leaderboards this week. His win in the Match Series means he is now third behind DJANGO_thekiller and stumain who were second and third respectively in week 2. Week winner: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Season leader: DJANGO_thekiller Season 2nd place: stumain Season 3rd place: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Predator Challenge Consistency was key in the Predator Challenge this week. Two wins from two have HarryStankfoot sat at the top of the Predator Challenge. He is followed by SMOKEYMON-G-313 and perex62 who repeated their results from last week. Week winner: HarryStankfoot Season leader: HarryStankfoot Season 2nd place: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Season 3rd place: perex62 Global standings Sitting in the top 3 in Carp Championship, Match Series and Predator Challenge means that SMOKEYMON-G-313 has a strong lead at the top of the current global standings but that can all change before the end of this season. DJANGO_thekiller sits in second with Leader: SMOKEYMON-G-313 2nd Place: DJANGO_thekiller 3rd Place: stumain Steam Big Bass Tour Things are tight at the top in the Big Bass Tour on Steam. A win for hernanslt this week has helped him close the gap to first to just a single point. Both him and djpablo73 extended the gap to MilkinBad in third. Week Winner: hernanslt Season leader: djpablo73 Season 2nd place: hernanslt Season 3rd place: MilkinBad Carp Championship MilkinBad took a win in week 2 of the Carp Championship to reel in the top 2. Djpablo73 and sly54nancy now occupy the top 2 spots having overtaken msg750318. Week Winner: MilkinBad Season leader: djpablo73 Season 2nd place: sly54nancy Season 3rd place: MilkinBad Match Series MilkinBad continues with the great results in the Match Series with another win in Week 2. They extend their lead over second placed djpablo73 and toxic-uk now sits in third with hernanslt dropping out of the top 3. Week winner: MilkinBad Season leader: MilkinBad Season 2nd place: djpablo73 Season 3rd place: toxic-uk Predator Challenge UndeadFrog won in the Predator Challenge this week to go level with MilkinBad at the top of the season standings. They are followed by djpablo73 in second and another undead amphibian with UndeadToad in third in our season leaderboard. Week winner: UndeadFrog Season leader: MilkinBad & UndeadFrog Season 2nd place: djpablo73 Season 3rd place: UndeadToad Global standings The two wins in Week 2 for MilkinBad mean they are currently out in front on the global leaderboard for the March season. In second is djpablo73 who has had a strong showing in the Bass and Carp tours so far. They are followed in third by toxic-uk. Leader: MilkinBad 2nd Place: djpablo73 3rd Place: toxic-uk Everything is still up for grabs with three more weeks of tournaments to come. Check out what's happening in the tournaments for week 3. Big Bass Tour: The Big Bass Tour visits popular tournament venue Lake Jordan. We've got this one taking place at night and the weather will be clear. Your heavist 5 bass will count towards your score so make sure they're big! Carp Championship: Talon Fishery is where the Carp Championship is headed this week. Known to contain some lovely specimens, a great score is definitely possible here. This is a morning tournament with clear sky and the heaviest total weight of carp wins! Match Series: Fresh from hosting the Bassmaster Classic we are heading to Lake Guntersville in the Match Series. Taking place in the afternoon and with dynamic weather, every fish counts here so try and get the highest total number you can! Predator Challenge: Jezioro Bestii, Lake of the Beast, is home to the Predator Challenge this week. A night time setting with a clear sky will give some stunning views while you're out there and the healthy stock of massive pike and catfish can add vital inches to your score.
23 days ago
How to send in #yourprotour shots
Since we started posting your catch shots in our #yourprotour posts we've been receiving some fantastic shots from the community! We've also received some questions on how to submit your screenshots so we thought we'd put together a handy guide on how to get them from your game to us on our social channels. Bonus points for puns in the captions of your submitted screenshots and screenshots with or without the HUD on are welcome. Xbox One There are two main ways to send us your screenshots from Xbox to our social media. They are as follows: Option 1 Option 1 is to upload the screenshots directly to Twitter, it's super easy, just make sure you have your Xbox account to your Twitter account in your console settings under the account tab. When you have your catch shot you want to send to us, press the Xbox button and press Y to save your screenshot. When you get the pop up telling you that the screenshot was successfully saved, hold the Xbox button and go down to the share to Twitter option. You will then have a box where you can add a caption for the shot, make sure to tag us @DovetailFishing and add #yourprotour to the post and then share away. Option 2 Following the steps from option one you can choose to instead upload your screenshot to OneDrive under the 'See all sharing options' menu. Upload it to your OneDrive account and you will access it from pc or mobile and upload it to Facebook or Instagram. Again remember to tag us on the post and include the #yourprotour tag. PlayStation 4 On PlayStation there is also a couple of ways in which you can send us your screenshots. Option 1 The easiest and most straightfoward option is to share them directly to Twitter. When you've caught a fish you want to share with us, hit the share button on your controller and then select upload screenshot. When you're asked where to send it to, select Twitter and you will be taken through to edit your post. In the comment add your caption for the post, make sure to tag us @DovetailFishing and include the #yourprotour hashtag. Option 2 If you're not a fan of Twitter or don't have an account you can transfer saved screenshots from your console on to a USB storage device and then copy them from there on to a PC If you're playing on Steam you can make use of the built-in screenshot functionality to take a screenshot and upload this from your computer to Facebook or Twitter. When you're in game and have just caught a fish that you want to send us press your screenshot button. This is F12 by default in Steam unless you have changed it. Go in to your Steam library and scroll down to where it says screenshots on the right hand side. Click on Manage My Screenshots and from the window that appears select 'Show on Disk'. This will take you through to the folder in which your screenshots are stored. This is where you will need to upload from when sending your screenshots to us on Facebook and Twitter.
a month ago
Dovetail Fishing League - March Week 2 Tournaments
We are making our way through the March Dovetail Fishing League season. With week one in the bag, we now turn our attention to week two. Before we take a look at the tournaments for this week, let's have a look at what the week one results mean for the series standings the global leaderboard. Xbox One Big Bass Tour Season leader: l Bigtimer J l Season 2nd place: ScoobyCheat Season 3rd place: PhillyBass 1965 Carp Championship Season leader: ScoobyHaze420 Season 2nd place: l Bigtimer J l Season 3rd place: bobcin3 Match Series Season leader: l Bigtimer J l Season 2nd place: MOHAMMED CURAY Season 3rd place: ScoobyHaze420 Predator Challenge Season leader: Ratpenat62 Season 2nd place: perex62 Season 3rd place: ScoobyHaze420 Global standings Leader: l Bigtimer J l 2nd Place: ScoobyHaze420 3rd Place: MOHAMMED CURAY PlayStation 4 Big Bass Tour Season leader: PHILLY-BASS-1965 Season 2nd place: Wild_Hawgg Season 3rd place: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Carp Championship Season leader: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Season 2nd place: Psychomaniac58 Season 3rd place: drupkut Match Series Season leader: DJANGO_thekiller Season 2nd place: stumain Season 3rd place: LegionnaireJames Predator Challenge Season leader: HarryStankfoot Season 2nd place: SMOKEYMON-G-313 Season 3rd place: perex62 Global standings Leader: SMOKEYMON-G-313 2nd Place: stumain 3rd Place: bobcin3 Steam Big Bass Tour Season leader: msg750318 Season 2nd place: djpablo73 Season 3rd place: hernanslt Carp Championship Season leader: msg750318 Season 2nd place: djpablo73 Season 3rd place: sly54nancy Match Series Season leader: MilkinBad Season 2nd place: hernanslt Season 3rd place: djpablo73 Predator Challenge Season leader: MilkinBad Season 2nd place: UndeadFrog Season 3rd place: djpablo73 Global standings Leader: djpablo73 2nd Place: MilkinBad 3rd Place: msg750318 There's still plenty of time to put points on the board and make your challenges for the Angler of the Month title. With that in mind, time to take a look at the details of the tournaments taking place in week 2 of the March season. Big Bass Tour: Lago del mundo, the Lake of the World will play host to the Big Bass Tour this week. Taking place at sunset with a clear sky, get the heaviest bag of 5 bass to win here. Carp Championship: Our mountain lake, Bergsee is the venue of choice for the carp championship. While the carp here may not be the biggest there is still some beauties to be caught in there. An afternoon tournament with heavy rain awaits and the winner will be the angler with the heaviest total weight of carp. Match Series: Our Minnesota based lake, Lake Dylan is where the Match Series will be held this week. Everything is being counted in this one so do your best to catch the highest total number of fish you can in the time limit. Afternoon is the time of day and the weather is set to light clouds. Predator Challenge: Lake Johnson in Florida is our Predator Challenge venue this week. Johnson has a good stock of longnose gar that can really add up on the total length for your score. This one is set with a clear sky and taking place in the morning.
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