Game Review: Big Catch Bass Fishing – Blueprint

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The title screen for Big Catch Bass Fishing.
BetMGM Sep 12, 2023, 11:34 AM

Found in both freshwater and the sea, bass are an extremely versatile catch, and anglers love them. They are feisty fish that put up a fight on the end of the hook. Blueprint’s Big Catch Bass Fishing is just as much fun as wading into the river or casting off the deck of a boat — and possibly more rewarding. 

No more tall tales about the one that got away; you might just land a winner playing this online slots game. A 95% return to player (RTP) and medium to high volatility make a catch, even a tiddler, much more likely. And like the bass itself, you can play at a casino online anywhere, including on your mobile devices. If you’ve failed as a fisherman, go and bait this game and see if you can land the big one in jackpot slots.

Game Overview

The game plays out in the bass’s natural habitat, that is, underwater, and like any angler, you just have to see where the big fish are lurking and lure them out.

The game has 10 paylines across a 5×3 reel format. Naturally, the symbols are fishing-related, with tackle boxes, rods and flies, dragonflies, and the high-value boat. Three of a kind — or only two if you find the boat — scores a win.

The game has some nice additional features and isn’t designed only for fishermen but has a broad appeal for anyone who enjoys their slots over casino table games. If you like both but aren’t sure which to pick, there’s really no need to. It’s like choosing between fishing or the NFL. Why not both?

How To Play

All the pay symbols, from the lowest card to the highest-paying boat, payout for three of a kind (or only two for the boat.) The cards pay 5x to 10x, fish combos 20x, and then the higher-paying tackle box, dragonfly, rod, and boat represent wins of 50x to 200x. 

Wilds can appear on any of the 5 reels and replace other paying symbols. Fisherman Wilds will take you to a special fishing spot where you can catch symbol upgrades and free spins.

Free spins also come with three, four, or five bonus scatters, but before you cast your rod into the water, you get to pick a fish, which can upgrade your symbols, or you can use the Fisherman Wild to cash in on the fish’s value.

Apart from the big fish jackpot, the richest payout in this game is 4,000x your stake.


Unlike live dealer casino games, slots rely on creating an entire fantasy around the game’s theme. In Big Catch Bass Fishing, you’re transported to a river, a lake, or maybe the sea. Who knows? But it really doesn’t matter, as you find bass in many different environments (although the backdrop of trees and mountains would suggest you’re on the banks of a river or lake.) 

The important thing is that you’re where you can make that big catch, so this game sets the scene for landing a whopper. Fish wriggle on the reels, and the boat bobs up and down. Dragonflies, tackle boxes, rods, and lures complete the graphics, which, while not the most sophisticated, do the job well. 


A number of slots and bonus features make this game fun, even if you don’t catch the biggest fish of your angling career. 

Bonus Rounds

Bonus rounds are triggered when you find three, four, or five scatter symbols on the reels, and only then, during free respins, does the wild symbol swim into the picture.

Pick a Fish

The Pick a Fish feature happens before the start of the free spins rounds, and you get to choose one of the fish on display. Depending on which one you choose, you may have an upgrade added to the round. These upgrades include additional fisherman symbols, a +Collect symbol for cash values, and a respin where all non-paying symbols plus the fisherman are respun until you have the best possible combination.

There are also a few opportunities for extra wins during the free spins games. When the fisherman symbol appears at the same time as any paying fish symbol or any of the premium symbols that had a cash tag attached to it during the Pick a Fish feature, cash wins can apply.

Each time you land a fisherman, it’s recorded on a scorer to the left of the reels. When there are two, six, or 10, extra upgrades are earned. Four, eight, and 12 fishermen are rewarded with 10 free spins, with multipliers of 2x, 3x, and 10x.

Bonus Buy

If the reels aren’t biting, you can pay your way into the game and buy free spins rounds for 100x your stake. It never hurts to switch up the odds in casino online betting.

Bonuses and Jackpots

Big Catch Bass Fishing has a maximum jackpot payout of 10,000x. The game’s RTP and volatility, plus this slot jackpot, make it a decent bet. But it definitely can’t be classified as a loose slot, which is a little like that mythical one that got away.

Any angler who’s gone home empty-handed at the end of the day will love the offer to buy bonus rounds in this game, making it every fisherman’s dream.

Similar Games

It’s not uncommon in online slot machines to find that new games are simply updated, upgraded versions of old favorites, and Big Catch Bass Fishing is one example. It’s basically Blueprint’s popular Fishin’ Frenzy the Big Splash with a makeover, so if you’re keen to compare the two, give that a try. For a fishing theme with a bit more of an edge, what about 6 Wild Sharks or Blazing Piranhas? If you like fishing and ancient mythology, combine the two with 4 Fantastic Fish in Egypt, an unlikely pairing that works.

Catch and Release

All these jackpot slots can reel you in, but if you can wriggle off the hook, there are plenty of other online casino games waiting to be played on BetMGM. Register here and take your pick from a whole range of games.

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