Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Aaron Martens, Randy Howell and Brent Chapman have teamed up to launch a new for print only magazine, Bass Quest. The 80-page high-gloss, full-color magazine will be less than 10 percent advertising in the first issue and all issues in the future. Although, all future magazines will be print only, the first issue is available to view online. To view the first issue or to subscribe, visit BassQuestMagazine.com. Bass Quest is offering anglers who subscribe before Jan. 2, 2013 the first issue autographed by all three professionals.
“The magazine will feature no less than 20 different tour level pros,” said Howell. “That means pros from both the Elite Series and the FLW Tour will be in our magazine. I believe the first issue has 10 FLW Tour professionals and 14 Elite Series pros. Each magazine will also feature some high school anglers, college anglers and kids. We are doing some things in the kids section that we hope can excite kids about fishing and give them some opportunities to interview their favorite pro or win some free tackle.”
“Having our own media source allows us to explore sides of this sport most fans never see,” said Martens. “We want to offer a more personal side to the anglers, kind of like People magazine for celebrities. We’ll still be going in depth on how to catch more or bigger fish, but we think that it’s important to share some of the personal side of the anglers.”
“We want to express our support for Bassmaster and the many other great media outlets for bass fishing,” Howell said. “We hope to be a welcome addition to the media that can help grow and enhance our sport. We just love the sport and we all felt like it was time for a magazine from the angler’s perspective.”