Summary: This game has ridiculous controls and it is the same repetitive functions over and over. The graphics are pretty neat but the fishing is the same... Lack of boating controls, difficult to use the trolling motor. I returned it, definitely not recommended. May try another Rapala game in the future but the lack of bait and all lures seem to drag the bottom. The ability to fight the fish when you're reeling is nice but it seems to be really unrealistic.
Summary: I recently purchased the game and was very disappointed. From the beginning I was reluctant to play the game because I found out quickly that I already own this game. Anyone who has Cabelas Monster Bass for PS2 will not like this game. IT IS THE EXACT SAME GAME!! Same lakes, same tournaments, same same same!! The only thing that was different is that since Rapala made this one, the lures were given the Rapala trademark names.