Winning Fan Can Expect Fun Plus Education In 'Fish With G-Man' Sweepstakes

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Bassmaster Elite Series pro Gerald Swindle is known among fellow pros and fishing enthusiasts as a comedic genius. Fans at each of the eight Elite Series stops of the season await his appearance on stage, eager to watch his daily weigh-in to hear his humorous remarks after a day on the water.

Now B.A.S.S. offers one fan a front row seat in the Alabama pro's boat through the "Fish With G-Man" sweepstakes.

"You never know what's going to happen when you go out on the water, but one thing I do know is that the winner of this contest is in for a good time," Swindle said.

A lucky fan will have the opportunity to spend a day fishing with Swindle at the conclusion of the sweepstakes currently underway on The winner should prepare to be entertained, and the 2004 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year will have helpful suggestions, too. The Bassmaster fan on Swindle's boat will have ample opportunity to learn "junk fishing" techniques, one of Swindle's specialties on a fishery when the going is tough.

"If you're ready for some Junk Fishing 101, class will be in session on this trip," Swindle said. "We'll throw everything at those bass until we catch 'em."

Along with the education and entertainment, the prize includes a fishing trip with Swindle, a two-night hotel stay, round-trip airfare, a rental car and $500 cash. In a prize package valued at $10,000, the winner also will receive nearly $6,000 in prizes, including a Humminbird 898i HD SI, a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition, nearly $2,000 in Swindle's favorite gear, a set of four ATX wheels from Wheel Pros and a custom Simms jacket from Mercury Marine.

According to B.A.S.S. Membership Director Mitch Frank, "Gerald is a 13-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier and an impressive talent at bass fishing's highest level. The G-Man Sweepstakes gives a chance for someone to enjoy a day on the water with a professional of that caliber. That will be a great experience."

The contest runs through Sept. 19, and the winner will be selected on Sept. 30. To enter, click here.

About B.A.S.S.
For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has served as the authority on bass fishing. The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and an expansive tournament structure while connecting directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.

The Bassmaster brand and its multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications - Bassmaster Magazine and B.A.S.S. Times - comprehensive website and ESPN2 and Outdoor Channel television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, B.A.S.S. Nation events and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic.

B.A.S.S. offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members and remains focused on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.