Bassmaster fans have chosen Michael Iaconelli of Pitts Grove, N.J., Jeff Kriet of Ardmore, Okla., Aaron Martens of Leeds, Ala., and Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif., to complete the field of 12 for the July 23-31 Toyota Trucks All-Star Week in Alabama.
The “final four” All-Star anglers were revealed today by B.A.S.S. at the ICAST trade show in Las Vegas. The announcement was covered live on Bassmaster.com.
At the same time, 12 finalists in the Toyota Trucks Fan Favorites Sweepstakes were “virtually paired” with the pros for a chance to win a bass boat valued at $30,000. When the All-Star champion is crowned July 31, the fan paired with him will win a Triton 18XS bass boat with a Mercury 150 OptiMax engine. All 12 finalists will win a tackle pack from Berkley and Havoc.
The names of the 12 fan finalists and their pairings will be announced after all are contacted by B.A.S.S.
Over three weeks, 31,482 registered voters cast more than half a million votes at Bassmaster.com. Fans were permitted to vote once a day in each of four regions.
To get the vote, many of the 91 Elite anglers in the race actively campaigned. Most tapped heavily into social media and email blasts.