If you haven't heard, B.A.S.S. is doing something new this year. Instead of having a post-season to determine the Angler of the Year, we have something called the "All-Star Week". The Top 8 in points have already qualified but the final four will be chosen by fan voting that starts tomorrow. Much like other sports, I have a feeling this will turn into the ultimate popularity contest, but I think this is much more exciting. It also includes a bracket style tournament finish.
The best part is that we all have a chance to win a new boat! I will be voting every day. Who are your picks?
This is who already made it.
- Kevin VanDam
- Edwin Evers
- Gerald Swindle
- Ott DeFoe
- Steve Kennedy
- Terry Scroggins
- Casey Ashley
- Davy Hite
My wife wants to see Rick Clunn, Mike Iaconelli, Yusuke Miyazaki and Brent "Brody" Broderick!
I would like to see Brandon Palaniuk, Dean Rojas, Travis Manson and JTodd Tucker. Those are my picks. Who are yours?
To begin the July 29-31 river round — a bracketed competition — anglers will be seeded by cumulative weights from the Lake Jordan leg. After two days of eliminations, the two anglers left standing will compete against each other for one more day, winner take all.
The Bassmaster fans who cast votes for the four anglers will be entered in the Toyota Trucks All-Star Fan Favorite Sweepstakes. The winners will be 12 fans who will be virtually paired with the 12 All-Star anglers. The fan whose name is matched with the pro who wins will be awarded a Triton 18XS boat with a Mercury 150 OptiMax engine. All 12 fan finalists will win a prize pack from Berkley and Havoc.
Rules governing the voting and sweepstakes will be available online at Bassmaster.com.