Dovetail Games Releases the Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 ‘Lake Hartwell Venue’ DLC Today; Announces Extension of Exclusive Video Game License with B.A.S.S.

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Dovetail Games Releases the Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 ‘Lake Hartwell Venue’ DLC Today; Announces Extension of Exclusive Video Game License with B.A.S.S.

Prepare for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk® with the Addition of This Year’s Venue, Lake Hartwell, Brand-new Challenges, and Legendary Fish; New Core Game and DLC Bundle Now Available

KENT, U.K. – Feb. 17, 2022 – Dovetail Games, developer and publisher of authentic sports simulation titles, today released the biggest update for their sports angling title, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022. The ‘Lake Hartwell Venue’ DLC is now available for purchase and adds Lake Hartwell, the venue for the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic® presented by Huk, the Classic® 3-round final in Career Mode, new challenges, and more. The publisher also announced a new Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – 2022 Bassmaster Classic® Update bundle available for new players, which includes the base game and today’s ‘Lake Hartwell’ DLC together for a discounted price.


The Bassmaster Classic® is the pinnacle of the competitive bass fishing sport and is what every aspiring angler dreams to one day win. Today, players can now compete in the 2022 Bassmaster Classic® and become the champion in-game with the ‘Lake Hartwell Venue’ DLC. Building upon the titles’ 10 Elite Pro Anglers and eight real-world venues, the team has built Lake Hartwell from the ground up to accurately recreate the experience of fishing the real lake including matching water temperatures, depths, and fish behaviour for the ultimate Classic® experience. The dynamic time of day system helps set the perfect mood for a Classic® competition, altering lighting and shadows across the lake for a more immersive experience.


The update also includes support for the Bassmaster Classic® 3-round tournament structure and adds new ‘Legendary’ named fish for players to track and catch. More details about the content can be found below, or in the full news post here


‘Lake Hartwell Venue’ DLC Content:

  • The prestigious Bassmaster Classic® 2022 venue – Lake Hartwell
  • The Bassmaster Classic® 3-round finals structure
  • Three new competitive Pro Challenges
  • Two tiers of Mastery Challenges with special Bassmaster Classic® & Lake Hartwell clothing
  • 10 Legendary named fish for anglers to track and catch


Dovetail Games also announced that it has signed a long-term license renewal with B.A.S.S. as the exclusive partner for video games.


“We’re committed to delivering a fantastic sports fishing experience for our players,” said Jon Rissik, CEO of Dovetail Games, “Today’s announcement is a testament to that commitment and we are thrilled to continue working with our fantastic partners at B.A.S.S.”


“Dovetail Games got off to a great start with Bassmaster Fishing 2022 and their passion for bass fishing is present throughout the game,” said B.A.S.S. VP of Tournaments Chris Bowes. “We are excited to see how they bring the Bassmaster Classic to life for gamers and bass fishing enthusiasts, and help people experience the joys of big bass fishing however they can.”


The ‘Lake Hartwell Venue’ DLC is available for purchase digitally for $12.99/£9.99/€12.99 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam, with a limited time discount ending Mar. 3 on Steam, and Mar. 17 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The game is also available as a new Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 – 2022 Bassmaster Classic® Update bundle, which includes the base game and ‘Lake Hartwell Venue’ DLC for $49.99/£36.99/€44.99, with a discount ending on Mar. 3 on Steam, and Mar. 17 for PlayStation and Xbox consoles.


Developed and published by Dovetail Games, Bassmaster® Fishing 2022 released on Oct. 28, 2021 in North America and Europe on the PS5™, PS4™ system, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One/Xbox One X, Windows PC via Steam, and Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC. For regular updates please on additional content coming post-launch, visit


About Dovetail Games

Dovetail Games was launched in 2013. Previously trading as Ltd, the business launched in 2009 initially producing and marketing the PC game Train Simulator. Today, Dovetail Games is responsible for developing train, and fishing simulation games for PC and leading consoles.


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, St. Croix Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Strike King Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Team Championship, Yamaha Rightwaters Bassmaster Kayak Series powered by TourneyX, Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.