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Bassmaster Editor Talks Fantasy Fishing on WeFishASA Podcast

assmaster Editor Talks Fantasy Fishing On WeFishASA Podcast


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On the latest episode of the WeFishASA podcast, Bassmaster VP of Digital Jim Sexton gets you ready for the 2021 season of Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing. During the interview with host Dave Kranz, Sexton covers the basics of playing Fantasy Fishing, strategies for choosing the best team — including his personal tips — and how players can win part of $90,000 in prizes. Plus, learn the one factor this veteran recommends players not rely on too heavily when choosing their five-angler fantasy team.

“This year, Fantasy Fishing gets even better, with expert advice during Bassmaster LIVE, which airs on FS1, FOX Sports digital platforms and,” said Sexton. “The game is easy, it’s free and there’s a deep pool of prizes, thanks to our partnership with Rapala. There are 20 winners for every tournament and a grand prize winner for the full season.”

In 2020, Fantasy Fishing provided almost 37,500 engaged fans with a competitive platform to test their knowledge of professional fishing and prognostication skills to win Rapala gear packages, gift cards and more.

According to Sexton, playing Fantasy Fishing also has benefits on the water. “One of the great side benefits of Fantasy Fishing is that it helps you become a better angler by providing players with a vehicle to see which angler and techniques have the winning edge.”

The Elite Series season starts Feb. 11 in Palatka, Fla., with the AFTCO Bassmaster Elite at the St. Johns River.

Registration for the 2021 competition, along with full rules and a description of each prize package, can be found at

Listen Now:

The Rapala Bassmaster Fantasy Fishing discussion starts at the 15:05 mark, or you can listen to all of the guests on the WeFishASA podcast.

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S., which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (, TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bassmaster Team Championship, Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.


Media Contact: Emily Harley, B.A.S.S. Communications Manager, 205-313-0945,

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