**Championship weekend is upon us! Round 2 of the Lake Seminole Open Series is over, and the final round has begun! ** Here are your leaders of the pack heading into the final round – the top 10 anglers after Round 2. Dustall6696 had the lead going into Round 2 with a very impressive 76lb 7oz Round 1 limit, but it’s SATYATEX, who took the early lead in Round 1 who is back on the top spot after Round 2. The top 10 has changed drastically with Dustall6696 dropping down to 5th. BassingDreams had a GARGANTUAN Round 2 bag which has taken them from not even featuring in the top 10 in Round 1, to now sitting in 2nd place! It’s a similar story for HarryStankfoot, who has climbed from 23rd in Round 1, to 3rd in Round 2! We can’t want to see who comes out on top! You have been sending in your Round 2 catches via our official Discord [] - check out the shots below from OmniBLACK, Prodiigy_P, Knightowl and Bigtimer J. Round 3 has already started, and you have until 8:00 UTC/12:00 PST on Monday, May 23 to secure your final limits. Good luck to you all and we can’t wait to find out who will be crowned the Lake Seminole Open Series champion and the only angler in the world to own this very special jersey. Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
2 days ago
Angler Spotlight: Sw1fty_8_6_TTV
**Welcome to our first Anglers Spotlight. Today we have an interview with a player many of you in the community already know and if you don’t, he’s our 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic Champion Sw1fty_8_6_TTV []. ** We talk with Sw1fty about how he prepares for online tournaments, adapting to changing conditions, and what winning the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic meant to him. Let’s get stuck into it. Benjamin - Thank you for taking some time to talk with us and congratulations on your win at our debut online event, the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell, and for coming third in our most recent event, the 2022 Online Chickamauga Elite! How long have you been playing Dovetail Games fishing titles? Sw1fty - I started playing Euro Fishing back in 2015 and since then have played Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour and The Catch: Carp & Coarse. I compete in the monthly Dovetail Fishing League on Fishing Sim World which is a bit like the tournaments in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 and I’m pretty consistently top 3 every month. I think the Dovetail Fishing League has probably helped in some small ways but tournaments in Bassmaster are a lot more fun especially when you spot a lunker in the underwater camera. Will it or won’t it bite!? Benjamin - How do you prepare for online tournaments? Sw1fty - I prepare for online tournaments by spending as much time as I can out on the lake the event is being held on. I spend this time looking for hotspots, named legendary fish and trying to work out what setup is going work best once I find a location I like. I also will speak to other players in the community that do well on the game for their feedback and trade information. *Benjamin - What did winning the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic mean to you? * Sw1fty - It meant a lot to me as it was the first online cross-platform tournament held on the game. That's special as there will only ever be one first tournament. Benjamin - During the events if things aren’t going well, what do you do to adapt and start catching lunkers? Sw1fty - It’s simple really I have a number of hotspots I use that are usually close together, I'll just move to a new spot until I land a big fish. There is no point sticking to one spot hoping it will get better if you aren’t catching fish. Benjamin - What’s your go-to loadout for big bass? Sw1fty - I always use a size 4/0 hook on a Jighead, drop-shot or any other hook type that allows for soft-plastics. The lures I use are the Jenko Fishing 7-inch Tremor Shad and the 8-inch Booty Shaker. Big lures catch big bass! Benjamin - What advice would you give someone thinking about taking part in a tournament for the first time? Sw1fty - Just give it a go. Don’t be worried and just have fun. Also as I stated earlier, don't be afraid to ask others for help, get onto Twitch and other streaming platforms, watch how people tackle the event, and learn from them. Benjamin - What advice would you give to players who have their sights set on winning one of our online tournaments? Sw1fty - Make sure you put the hours in before the tournament, the more the better. But don't be disheartened if you don't win, just have fun and aim for a top 25% finish that's still an awesome achievement. Benjamin - You live stream all your attempts on Twitch, where can people tune in to watch and learn? Sw1fty - You can find me on Twitch by searching for Sw1fty_8_6_TTV. Hope to see you there, tight lines to you all, and good luck in your fishing journey. Benjamin - Thanks for your time Sw1fty and good luck in the Lake Seminole Open Series Event taking place between May 6 - 23. Tight lines * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
17 days ago
Lake Seminole Open Series Event: May 6 - 23
It's time for the first Online Open Series event at Lake Seminole! The Open Series has started and ends after a Championship Weekend on May 23. Do you have what it takes to be crowned the first Online Open Series winner? There’s only one way to find out and that’s out on the water. What is Lake Seminole Online Open Series? Today, May 6 players across all platforms will be competing against each other in a 3-round tournament to see who will be crowned the first Lake Seminole Online Open Series winner! The competition follows official Bassmaster rules, meaning the combined weight of your top 5 weight bass (Largemouth and Spotted) will be added to the leader board. Round 1 has started and will run till May 12. Round 2 will kick off at 00:00 PST/08:00 UTC May 13 to May 19 Round 3, like the other rounds, will start at 00:00 PST/08:00 UTC on May 20 and will end on May 23 00:00 PST/08:00 UTC. As Lake Seminole is a DLC venue that comes included in the Bass Lake Bundle, all players who own the Bass Lake Bundle will be eligible for 3 attempts per round. If you do not own the Bass Lake Bundle you can still take part and will have 1 attempt per round to post the highest total weight possible. Eeach attempt gives you 60 minutes out on the water, so use that time wisely! Your attempt will end when the timer hits 0:00. If you need to/want to you can suspend your attempt and return to it later, you can do this via the pause menu. Hit “Submit”, then “Pause Attempt”. Just make sure you complete your attempts before the round ends. The winner will be the player who has the highest total weight over the 3 rounds. An update has gone live to bring some changes to Lake Seminole for the competition, these changes are as follows: * The population of Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass has been increased. * Balancing to the chances of catching BIG bass has reduced while the chance of catching small to medium size bass has been increased. * The population of Black Crappie, White Crappie, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Channel Catfish, Chain Pickerel, and Longnose Gar has been reduced. To compete in the event from the main menu click on Bassmaster Online. How is the Online Open Series different from the Online Elite events? Firstly, they run for longer! Our Elite events last 10 days with Round 1 being 7 days, Round 2 being 2 days and Round 3 being 1 day – whilst our Open Series events run for 17 days with Rounds 1 and 2 lasting 7 days, and the final round giving players 3 days to complete their attempts. Whereas with the Online Elite events, we want to encapsulate the intensity and fierce competition of the real-world Bassmaster Elite, including culminating in a Championship Sunday, the Open Series events are less time-pressured, which allow for you to manage your attempts more easily. This doesn't mean that it's any more relaxed though! The overall format is the same between the competitions, and winning will feel just as sweet! Rewards The only other difference is the in-game reward structure. Open Series events will have 2 rewards up for grabs. A participation jersey and a winner’s jersey. Keep scrolling for a look at them! The Lake Seminole Online Open Series event has started, get out there, find your hot spots, and fine-tune your load-outs to tackle the competition! See you on the lake, anglers! Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
a month ago
Take on the Easter Mastery Challenges now!
Easter is right around the corner and we have some egg-cellent new, limited-time items for you to unlock over the Easter period! The event will kick off on April 14 and will end on May 3. Introducing... Jack’d Rabbit. Take a look below at the limited time items you can unlock during our special Easter seasonal event. For more information about how to unlock these items, keep scrolling! There will be 2 tiers of Mastery Challenges to complete to unlock 3 brand new, limited-time Easter items. These items are: Jack’d Rabbit Jersey, Snood, and Hat. Here are the challenges you'll need to complete. Tier 1 Reward - Jack'd Rabbit Snood & Jersey * St.Johns River - Catch 3 qualifying bass (largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass) * Toledo Bend - Cast out 6 times at 15 meters or more * Chickamauga Lake - Catch 4 non-bass fish * Lake Guntersville - Catch 3 fishing weighing over 6lbs * Sabine River - Catch 3 fish weighing under 6lbs * St. Lawrence River - Catch 2 Salmon * Lake Ray Roberts - Achieve 3 Perfect Strikes * Lake Hamilton - Catch 3 Catfish, Trout, Freshwater Drum, Walleye or Chain Pickerel Tier 2 Reward - Jack'd Rabbit Hat * Catch 10 Largemouth or Spotted Bass in Public Online Servers or Bassmaster Royale * Catch a fish weighing over 15lbs in Public Online Servers or Bassmaster Royale Hop in game and tag us in your Jack’d Rabbit gear on our socials @dovetailfishing and have a bass-tacular Easter. Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
a month ago
Bass Bulletin: The Future of online tournaments - APR.12.22
Welcome, it’s Bass Bulletin time. Let's jump in and talk about all things Bassmaster Fishing 2022. In this month’s Bass Bulletin, we will be talking about the future of online tournaments, the Elite Fishing Pack, Bass Lake Bundle, and launching the game on Epic Store and PlayStation Asia. We’ll also look back at our inaugural 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic and the 2022 Online Chickamauga Lake Elite event that has just wrapped up. To close things out we sit down with Des O’Connor for a deep dive on why the bass in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 are bigger than in real life. Online Tournaments In February we kicked off our first online tournament in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 with the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic that synced up with the real world Bassmaster Classic at the iconic Lake Hartwell. The idea behind these events is to simulate the structure of real-world competitions by breaking up the event into 3 rounds of competitive fishing with your best 5 catches from each round contributing to your overall score and the winner being the angler with the highest total weight. Our second online event, the 2022 Online Chickamauga Lake Elite started April 1 and finished April 11. We want to keep the momentum of these online competitive events going and as a team, we are busy planning out a schedule of events throughout the year to keep those competitive juices flowing. The next event will be an Open Series event at Lake Seminole running from May 6 to May 23. The Open Series events will be more casual and run for longer than our Elite, Classic, or Special events to give you more time to compete when it suits you. In-game rewards for taking part in the Open Series events are still up for grabs however, bragging rights and being crowned the first Bassmaster Online Open Champion are very much all to play for. 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic Over 2000 players took part in the 2022 Online Bassmaster Classic and these are the anglers who took the top 3 positions. A massive congratulations to Sw1fty86ttv [] on a super impressive win! Sw1fty also streams his attempts live on Twitch so go drop him a follow! 2022 Online Chickamauga Lake Elite Our second online tournament has just wrapped up and it’s been awesome to see so many people taking part. The competition was fierce - there really wasn’t much in it at the top of the leader boards, so congratulations to everyone who took part. Here are our top 10 anglers from the event. Deep Dive : The size of bass in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Sticking with tournaments, we have seen lots of discussion among the community about how the sizes of bass in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 compared to the real-world, so Benjamin from the community had a chat with Des O’Connor, Studio Producer to talk about bass. Benjamin - We always knew when developing BM22 that the goal was to create a game that provided players with the challenge and thrill of catching big bass. During the planning stage of the game was there a discussion around the size and weight of qualifying bass species (Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass?) Des – For sure. The strapline for Bassmaster as an organization is Big Bass, Big Stage, Big Dreams. So we were always going to feature big bass in the game. However, we wanted there to be fewer of them than in Fishing Sim World, so it feels more exciting when you catch one. Benjamin - Among the community, there has been lots of discussion around whether or not the size and weight of bass in BM22 should be representative of real life. Obviously, we can’t please everyone but why is it we opted to go down the route of having larger-than-life bass? Des – The maximum size of the stock bass in each of our venues is based on real-world data provided to us by a freshwater biologist in our community so we know the weight range is correct for the location. When populating the waters with fish, we must balance the weight ranges so that it is exciting for both single-player, and for competitive multiplayer. Have we got this balance perfect? Probably not. There are thousands of Bass in each venue, and less than 1% of these are in the highest weight range. Now, what we have seen from the recent asynchronous tournaments that we have been running is that the community is very good at the game. The size of bags being caught in a 1-hour session has been huge, so we are looking at the balance of the weight ranges and will be looking to make some changes in this area over the coming months. We still want to have the giants for players to hunt, but we would like the frequency that they are landed to be reduced. Ben - How do you think the experience of fishing in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 would change if we were to, say, reduce the number of larger bass in the game? Des – We think by reducing the number of the largest bass in the game we can increase the thrill of catching them, whilst also bringing down the bag sizes a bit closer to more realistic weights. But I imagine we will still have scores on our leader boards that are far bigger than in real life. If you look at the catches from the real-world Elite event at Chickamauga Lake this last weekend, you have a field of 94 anglers, landing over 900 bass in a 4-day period. But only one of these Bass was over 10lb. Would players really want catching a 10lb bass in the game to be a 1 in 900 fish occurrence? I think probably not, but I do agree that we have balancing improvements to make. I also want to give a shoutout and a thank you to the community for all of your continued feedback. Making changes to weight ranges and catch rates is a delicate process that we constantly monitor and we will be sure to let you know when any changes are made in update notes. Bass Lake Bundle Jump into Bassmaster Fishing 2022 and pick up the Bass Lake Bundle today to land a big basin bass on Lake Seminole and Jordan Lake. The bundle also comes loaded with Career Mode Tournaments and Mastery Challenges for each venue for you to conquer and unlock venue specific clothing. Also, if you pick up the Bass Lake Bundle on Steam, PlayStation, or Epic Store before April 14th, you’ll get a huge 20% discount! To read the full article on these venues click here [] Elite Fishing Equipment Pack Dive into 30 all-new items to compete like an Elite! Choose one of the new boat wraps that have been designed alongside Elite Anglers Hank Cherry, Carl Jocumsen, Takumi Ito, and Jeff Gustafson. Refine your loadout with new rods and reels from Abu Garcia and lures from Berkley so you can start hooking big bass. To find out all the details about the Elite Fishing Equipment Pack you can, here [] The Official Video Game of B.A.S.S - Epic Store and PlayStation Asia Get ready to experience the thrill of competitive big bass fishing in Bassmaster Fishing 2022 on Epic Store and PlayStation Asia! Players, anglers & fans of B.A.S.S. can now play the official video game of B.A.S.S. on two new platforms. For more info head here [] Well, that’s all folks for this month's Bass Bulletin! Oh, except to say that Easter is just around the corner, and we have some fun challenges planned to unlock some Easter treats - here is a sneak peek! (and, no, you’re not watching Donnie Darko...) Tight Lines * Follow us on our social channels [] * Sign up to our Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Newsletter [] * Join our community Discord [] * Follow us on Tik Tok []
a month ago