You and your opponents are fresh water fisherman in search of north American game fish (crappie, largemouth bass, muskie, northern pike, perch, small mouth bass, and walleye).
You challenge is to maneuver your fishing boat onto a fishing "hot spot", and then to fish (draw a card) from the master fishing deck. If you succeed in catching a fish, you are entitled to draw a fish card from one of the master fish card decks. This card indicates the weight of the fish you have caught. The fisherman who catches the most pounds of fish in the designated time of play (30 or 60 minutes) wins the game.