Posted by Z3 MEDIA STAFF on 05/23/2018

Moore, OK - 1 ON 1 LIVE Challenge is a live competition between two anglers, using their own boats, with an official possessing a live camera in each boat, showcasing the event on YouTube LIVE.

Anglers submit challenges via the website for a high stakes challenge event between $500 and $10,000 per event.  This is a winner take all, one vs. one competition during a set time of competition and a limited amount of practice time.  

1 ON 1 LIVE Challenge is open to any bass angler willing to issue or accept a challenge.  

Anglers will also now have a platform to issue a challenge to Professional Anglers.  Any angler can submit a challenge to a touring FLW Costa, FLW Tour, BASS Open or BASS Elite Series Professional.  The 1 ON 1 LIVE Challenge staff will make contact with the touring professional once a challenge is submitted and facilitate the challenge.

“After launching 1 ON 1 LIVE last year, I started thinking about the number of talented regional anglers who could also showcase their talents through this format,” said Mark Jeffreys, Managing Partner of Z3 Media. “No other format exists where an angler can fish live for three hours in front of a worldwide audience.  Plus, now anglers can challenge the touring professionals.  Obviously it will up to the professional to accept or deny the challenge.  If somebody wants to challenge Dean Rojas in a frogin' contest, if you have the money and the game, this is your opportunity to play the game."

The lake for each 1 ON 1 LIVE Challenge event will be issued by the challenger.  The area of the lake will be selected by the event director.  The main factor for lake selection is cell service coverage for the live feed.  Every angler will issue and accept the challenge without knowing the defined fishing area on the lake that will be selected for the challenge by the event director.

There will be an event service fee based upon the dollar amount of the challenge that will be charged to each angler. One unique feature of this platform is that each angler competing will have the opportunity to position sponsorship branding on the 1 ON 1 LIVE Challenge page while the event is being streamed.  This feature allows each angler to obtain sponsorship to cover a portion or all of the agreed entry fee. 

All 1 ON 1 LIVE Challenge events will be streamed LIVE on YouTube through the website. Replays of each 1 ON 1 LIVE Challenge event will be available on The BASS ZONE, YouTube and 1 ON 1 LIVE website.  

During all days of competition, 1 ON 1 LIVE Challenge anglers will fish for two or three hours (depending on the entry fee). The competition will be divided into two halves, with a 15 minute break between the end of the first half and the beginning of the second half.

At the end of the competition, the angler with the highest total weight will win the 1 On 1 LIVE Challenge.  

“There’s nothing like feeling the pressure of either losing money or making money while there’s a camera in your face and it’s all happening live,” said FLW Tour and MLF Selects pro, James Watson.  “The fear of failure is what keeps a lot of people from success, and this format will force you to wipe that fear of failure out of your mind and perform at your highest level when it matters the most.”  

During the live broadcast to announce the launce of 1 On 1 LIVE Challenge, Watson issued the first open challenge, putting $5,000 on the line for anyone willing to fish against him on Table Rock Lake in June.  

To view and accept the challenge, go to and click on the “Challenge Listings” tab.  

For more information and to view the entire rules, visit

Check out the 1 On 1 LIVE Challenge launch show featuring James Watson in-studio below:  

CLICK HERE to check out the BZ1ON1LIVE website.