Couple Wins New Bass Cat

Minnesota Couple Wins New Bass Cat In B.A.S.S. Sweepstakes

Tom and Joan Campbell of Fairmont, Minn., winners of the Bassmaster “Fish with Hank Cherry” sweepstakes, receive their new Bass Cat Sabre with Mercury engine at Hannay’s Marine in Minneapolis. Photo courtesy of Hannay’s Marine

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Tom and Joan Campbell of Fairmont, Minn., have spent their lives on the water, and the new Bass Cat Sabre FTD with Mercury 150 Pro XS that they won as part of Bassmaster's “Fish with Hank Cherry” sweepstakes will open up new fisheries to these avid anglers.

“We've been fishing all our lives and were raised on lakes in Minnesota,” said Joan Campbell. “While we normally fish here in Minnesota and are planning a trip to Devils Lake, N.D., we dream of fishing in Kentucky or Arkansas; they seem to have bigger bass!”

In addition to the Bass Cat boat with Mercury engine, the Campbells won a prize package valued at $52,500 that includes a Garmin Panoptix LiveScope, Power-Pole $500 gift certificate and apparel, assorted Abu Garcia Rods and Berkley Baits, tackle from Picasso Lures, gear and tackle from Bass Mafia and JB Langley, T-H Marine G-Force Conservation Cull System Gen 2 and a $150 gift card from Elite Angler, as well as gear and apparel from Great Outdoors and Warrior’s Journey.

“I'm very proud that my sponsors and supporters put together such an incredible prize pack for this sweepstakes,” said Bassmaster Elite Series angler Hank Cherry, who won the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.

The sweepstakes had more than 650,000 entries. The Campbells, who currently fish out of a 1986 Crestliner, were particularly excited to win and are eager to get their new Bass Cat out on the water.

“Winning this boat is my husband’s dream come true,” said Joan.

Joan credits her grandfather with fostering her love of fishing, something she and her husband are continuing. “My grandfather started me fishing probably before I could walk, so it’s always been part of our lives. Now that our four kids are grown, we take the grandkids with us. All the granddaughters enjoy fishing with us.”

For more information on current sweepstakes, including the Bassmaster Weekly Winter Giveaway, visit

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B.A.S.S., which encompasses the Bassmaster tournament leagues, events and media platforms, is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 515,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (, TV show, radio show, social media programs and events. For more than 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens Series, TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, Bassmaster Team Championship, Bassmaster B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX presented by Abu Garcia and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.