Springville, Ala – Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Aaron Martens, Randy Howell and Brent Chapman have teamed up to launch a new magazine, Bass Quest. The first issue went to print last week and all three anglers are excited about it.
Chapman, the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year explained, “We thought it was a good opportunity for us to share our passion for the sport. All of us love sharing the sport with others, and this will allow us to do exactly that. Our magazine is highly visual at the same time the articles have substance and depth.”
“The magazine will feature no less than 20 different tour level pros. 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 professionals. 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,” Howell expressed.
Martens is excited about the opportunity as well, “Having our own media source allows us to explore sides of this sport most fans never see. 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. 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,” explained Howell.
The three pros are working with Tom Leogrande as the Editor of the magazine and have already landed some of the best writers and photographers in the business. The first issue features articles by Hall ofFame writer and photographer Steve Price, Pete Robbins, Dan O’Sullivan, TJ Magglio, Steve Reed and several others.
The 80-page high gloss full color magazine will be less than 10% advertising in this 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 please visit http://BassQuestMagazine.com. Bass Quest is offering all subscribers before Jan 2, 2013 the first issue autographed by all three professionals.