Donations, giveaways and -- no more taxes?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The pros are throwing down some big incentives to get fans to vote them into Toyota All-Star Week, Sept. 27-29 on Michigan’s Muskegon Lake. There's no place that was more evident than today in the B.A.S.S. All-Star Twitter chat.

Of the 99 pros in the Bassmaster Elite Series, only 10 are currently qualified for the event. The remaining four berths in the competition go to the pros with the most votes in the Toyota All-Star Fan Favorite Angler Sweepstakes.

Pros got an opportunity today to talk directly to the fans in the Twitter chat. In the transcript below, you'll see that some pros (Jason Christie, Randy Howell and Kevin Hawk) are offering to donate some or all of their All-Star winnings to charity if voted in, and many others are offering fishing trips and gear to fans. Cliff Crochet even said "no more taxes" if he gets the vote.

You get to vote every day until Sept. 6, so be sure your favorite anglers are voted in!

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Welcome, everyone, to the All-Star B.A.S.S. Twitter chat!  Fans, who are you voting for?

Spotmonkey ‏@sptmnky

Voting for @BrandonPalaniuk @theRandyHowell @ShawGrigsby, and Derek Remitz (tell him to get on twitter!)

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks so much for your vote!

Drew Moore ‏@DMoore_10

@BrandonPalaniuk @StarksJeremy @GeraldSwindle @Marty_Robinson1

Wes May ‏@Wes_May

voting for Jason Christie, Tommy Biffle, @mike_Iaconelli@BrandonPalaniuk

Jason Christie ‏@christiefishing

Thanks for the vote Wes!!

#RickyJ ‏@RickyJ_

@SkeetReese1

Troy Coney ‏@TroyConey

Definitely @BrandonPalaniuk @mike_Iaconelli

BDR35 ‏@rinehart3576

@christiefishing got my vote

Jason Christie ‏@christiefishing

Thanks for your support!

Jerod Imlay ‏@jlimlay

@theRandyHowell my vote's in, go catch em!

Brandon Johnson ‏@Johnsonfishing

My Votes @BCardFishing @theRandyHowell and @hawkfishing for the @BASS_nation #AllStar

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks so much!

Justin Warriner ‏@jbass48

@BrandonPalaniuk

DMP ‏@Dman7794

@kurtdove@BrandonPalaniuk@mike_Iaconelliand @GeraldSwindle have my vote

 

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

 I'm giving away weekly prizes to voters and also giving 10% of winnings to @kingshome1 if voted in!

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Fans, @theRandyHowell is in the #basschat. Are you voting for him for #allstar?

Spotmonkey ‏@sptmnky

I'm vote everyday for Randy, got the awesome opportunity to Marshal for him in LaCrosse GREAT GUY!

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks! It was great to have you in my boat in WI!

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Glad you got to know @theRandyHowell in person! He's a great representative of the amazing guys we have on tour with @BASS_nation!

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks for the kind words!

 

Jonathon VanDam ‏@JonathonVanDam

Win a trip to Lake St Clair with myself by voting me in to All Star Week! #TeamVanDam

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

That's an awesome prize @JonathonVanDam! Better get your votes in @BASS_nation!  #AllStar

Adam Tims ‏@clawfan27

consider my vote in..!!!!!!!!!!!

Adam Tims ‏@clawfan27

I'm in!! Consider it DONE!!!!

geekfish ‏@Geek_fish

Voted!

Andy ‏@slumpgumpy

#bribery. I can be bought!!! My votes in

 

BillLowen ‏@BillLowen

I'm giving away a promotional trip if voted in - http://www.BillLowen.com  Thanks for supporting all of us and thanks to B.A.S.S.

BillLowen ‏@BillLowen

@BASS_nation We will have a blast.

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Hey, @BillLowen! Where is the trip you're giving away as a prize for votes for @BASS_nation #AllStar Week?

 

Kevin Ledoux ‏@LedouxFishing

Who are you voting for?! http://Bassmaster.com/vote  Vote daily! http://fb.me/1XjzmCuPG 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Welcome to the #basschat, @LedouxFishing!

Kevin Ledoux ‏@LedouxFishing

thanks! Busy day of apts for me & Boomer. Vet, Dr, groomer. Tweets between trips!

Kevin Ledoux ‏@LedouxFishing

Would love to fish for the fans at All-Star week! 1/2 of earnings would be donated to @TackleTheStorm.

 

Kevin Hawk ‏@hawkfishing

Who wants to see more Alabama representatives during @BASS_nation All Star Week? If so, I'm your guy.

Helen Northcutt ‏@HelenNorthcutt

The more Alabama, the better! @hawkfishing @BASS_nation #represent #govote http://tinyurl.com/nnjouls 

Kevin Hawk ‏@hawkfishing

Would be proud to represent Alabama at All-Star Week #votenow https://promotion.bassmaster.com/toyota/ 

Russ Lane ‏@RussLaneFishing

I'll throw in a trip for 2 to Guntersville, best lake in the country. Need another post-season win!

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Welcome to the #basschat, @RussLaneFishing! It would be all Alabama if you, @hawkfishing@theRandyHowell@ChrisLaneFishare voted in.

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

I like that idea!

 

Brandon Card ‏@BCardFishing

If I get voted in to BASS All Star week I will give away a free @empirecovers Bionic cover and free gear from @PinnacleFishing and may even bust a few dance moves like at the Miss River!

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

I must've missed those dance moves! You've gotta show your stuff at @bass_nation@Toyota#AllStarWeek!

Brandon Card ‏@BCardFishing

I wii try to find video for ya! Lol

Helen Northcutt ‏@HelenNorthcutt

I'd vote for dance moves @BCardFishing@PinnacleFishing #govote http://tinyurl.com/nnjouls 

Brandon Card ‏@BCardFishing2h

you haven't seen nothing yet! Haha.

 

Kevin Hawk ‏@hawkfishing

I will donate 50% of my winnings to Tackle the Storm Foundation if voted into the @BASS_nation All Star Week

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Very generous, @hawkfishing! He'll donate half his winnings to @TackleTheStorm if voted inJennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

I know @DonBarone will like hearing that! Great organization to support!

Brayden Wood ‏@Brayden_Wood5

that's awesome Kevin!!

 

Kurt Dove ‏@kurtdove

I am on the road this afternoon... police won't like me txting! Support @BKFishingTeam and me for All-Star week voting! Thanks!

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

We appreciate @kurtdove's decision to not tweet & drive!  But he still wants to take the opportunity to ask for your #allstar vote

Kurt Dove ‏@kurtdove

#redlight - Support @BKFishingTeamand our primary sponsor @BKRacing8393for @BASS_nationAll-Star Week voting!  #NASCAR

 

Ott DeFoe ‏@OttDeFoe

My charity of choice is Goodwill Industries - Knoxville. $1,000 will go to help them. I can't even think about missing All-Star!

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Goodwill is a wonderful organization! Glad you're supporting them if you make it to #AllStar Week!

 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

I still have my dropshots tied on. Let's do this thing.  Thanks everyone for the awesome support this week and all season!

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Congrats on your win last weekend! Here's to the fans voting you in for @BASS_nation #AllStar Week, too!

Spotmonkey ‏@sptmnky

Congrats Chris on your win! You gave me a tube in Green Bay last year that caught me many smallies!!!

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

That's good motivation!

 

Jason Christie ‏@christiefishing

Hey everyone - I'll be donating all proceeds from the all-star event to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Very generous. If @christiefishingis voted in, he'll donate all his winnings to @MakeAWish

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Another great organization to support! You're awesome to do that for #AllStarWeek!

 

Mike Huff ‏@rexmichael2

Got to vote for @BCardFishing! First college angler to make it!... And he's from my neck of the woods. @BASS_nation #AllStar

 

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Would love to catch more smallies in MI if I get voted in!

Philip Drake ‏@AdvocareDrake

I did my part!

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Awesome! Thx!

 

John Schmitz ‏@jschmitz83

I'm voting for @christiefishingfor all-star.

Jason Christie ‏@christiefishing

Thanks John!

John Schmitz ‏@jschmitz83

Welcome Jason!

 

Brandon Palaniuk ‏@BrandonPalaniuk

Who's been casting their votes for the @BASS_nation @Toyota All-Star event?

Drew Harkness ‏@HarkNESS_monsta

you got my vote Brandon! You’re the toughest fisherman in the game right now.

Danny D. ‏@Tider111

i voted for you...

Kenny Elkins ‏@RossXD_Hunter

voted for ya every day so far...show em who's boss Brandon  #skeeter

Troy Coney ‏@TroyConey

For sure number 1 vote.

 

Jeremy ‏@Warpig215

how about a RT i voted for Brandon @mike_Iaconelli @fish4ish and Greg Hackney....Come on boys vote ’em in

 

Jason Christie ‏@christiefishing

and if voted in, I'll send out a Booyah/Yum tackle pack worth $200 to a lucky Facebook fan

BDR35 ‏@rinehart3576

I want that Jason

Jerod Imlay ‏@jlimlay

voted for ya every day. Go catch em!

Jason Christie ‏@christiefishing

Thanks Jerod

 

Justin Minalga ‏@WARMOUTHMASTER

what's your favorite lure to use and why once the water starts getting colder in the fall?

Russ Lane ‏@RussLaneFishing

The Spro Fat Papa 55 I designed is the deal for cool water temps in the fall! Good luck!

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

@yamamotobait shad shape worm on a drop shot!

Matt Hand ‏@mhand334

favorite bait this time of the year on the Alabama river?

Russ Lane ‏@RussLaneFishing

Spro Fat Papa70 on ledges and flip a BBB RealDeal Craw in the creeks. Good luck!

 

MercuryMarine ‏@MercuryMarine

We want to know from #MercuryProTeam guys...what is your favorite part of the All Star event?

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

My Favorite part is another opportunity to catch fish, meet new fans, and promote my partners!

Brandon Johnson ‏@Johnsonfishing

my favorite part is the giving back that all the guys are offering! Great charities and causes! #MercuryProTeam

Ott DeFoe ‏@OttDeFoe

it is the best event for hanging out with fans that i have been a part of.

Kevin Hawk ‏@hawkfishing

Getting to meet the fans, catching bass and running my Mercury all over the lake

John Murphy ‏@theJohnMurph

it's about sippin the gas and catchin more bass

Bob Izumi ‏@BobIzumi

Time flies! This poster from 1994 hangs in the hall of my office. It was a great promo to be part of! #Namethepros

 

Chris Davis ‏@fishingdavis

Pulling for @BCardFishing. He’s come a long way since we used to dominate UK in the battle of the bluegrass. EKU! Good luck bud.

 

Jonathon VanDam ‏@JonathonVanDam

Forgot it comes with some gear from GLoomis and Shimano! As well as up to two nights lodging covered! Tons of other free swag!

 

 

Chad Wiley ‏@ChadWly

I'm voting for myself one day!

 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

$500 gift card from my tackle store in Guntersville too. Anyone been in there yet?

Kenny Elkins ‏@RossXD_Hunter

been there twice and love it...great selection

 

Adam McCollum ‏@AUadam

Hey @GeraldSwindle what r u willing to do to win the #allstar event and will u ensure I get picked to win the fish w/ Gman comp?

 

MercuryMarine ‏@MercuryMarine

Make sure you vote #MercuryProTeam for the @BASS_nation All Stars! Good luck guys!! http://tinyurl.com/nnjouls 

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks @MercuryMarine! You kept me on the fish this year!

Ott DeFoe ‏@OttDeFoe

Thanks Mercury and thanks @BASS_nation

Jason Christie ‏@christiefishing

Thanks @MercuryMarine for pushing me around all year around!! Couldn't have done it without you, what a year!!!

 

Anthony Talarico ‏@syracusefan26

Voting for @theRandyHowell for all star week. He better make it

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks man!

Anthony Talarico ‏@syracusefan26

yes sir! Love to see you win

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks so much!

 

Adam McCollum ‏@AUadam

Hey @ChrisLaneFishtell us about how important that picture from your children was to u up on St. Clair

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

She actually said I couldn't show it until I won an Elite event. Best box of crayons we've ever bought huh!

Adam McCollum ‏@AUadam

that is really cool. I'm happy for you and the family! Good luck on G-ville! We'll see ya there!

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

I'm surprised no one's talking smack to one another? I mean, you've got two Brandons in the house! @BrandonPalaniuk @BCardFishing

 

Cliff Crochet ‏@CliffCajunBaby

Vote for me!! I'll do away with taxes

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Welcome TRICKBAG! Roll Tide!

Cliff Crochet ‏@CliffCajunBaby5h

Geaux Tigers

Helen Northcutt ‏@HelenNorthcutt

Hah! Now we're talking! Taxes stink. #govote http://tinyurl.com/nnjouls 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

No more taxes, says @CliffCajunBaby, if he's voted in. #allstar Read his lips.

Ott DeFoe ‏@OttDeFoe

You have to read his lips all the time to understand him!

Cliff Crochet ‏@CliffCajunBaby5h

It all means the same, it just sounds different.

Ott DeFoe ‏@OttDeFoe

Big Red - I thought you would wait a few years until jumping into Louisiana politics!

Cliff Crochet ‏@CliffCajunBaby

It's not about politics, It's all about the people. Public Service is what it's all about.

 

Josh Botts ‏@HOA_JB

@BCardFishing @BrandonPalaniuk @christiefishing need to be in it, if they're not already!

 

william alley ‏@Willyuma67Alley

where should i go to vote have been looking but no luck in finding where to vote

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

http://www.bassmaster.com/vote 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

You can vote here: http://tinyurl.com/nnjouls 

 

Dominic Turcott ‏@Dturcott27

 I WANT IKE

 

Brandon Palaniuk ‏@BrandonPalaniuk

Thanks to everyone for participating in the @Toyota All-Star voting!  #dowork

 

Jennifer Dome ‏@BhamJen

Too bad some past #AllStar competitors couldn't make it for  today! Ahem @mike_Iaconelli@GeraldSwindle@SkeetReese1#callingyouout

Darrel Thomas ‏@DThomasFishing

Because they know their popularity alone will result in votes for them!

 

Kevin Ledoux ‏@LedouxFishing

Thanks to ALL the fans!! Keep voting for @Toyota All-Star week!!

 

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks to everyone for your votes into all star week! would love to represent the fans in MI!

 

Justin Minalga ‏@WARMOUTHMASTER

what's your favorite lure to use and why once the water starts getting colder in the fall?

Russ Lane ‏@RussLaneFishing

The Spro Fat Papa 55 I designed is the deal for cool water temps in the fall! Good luck!

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

@yamamotobait shad shape worm on a drop shot!

Matt Hand ‏@mhand334

favorite bait this time of the year on the Alabama river?

Russ Lane ‏@RussLaneFishing

Spro Fat Papa70 on ledges and flip a BBB RealDeal Craw in the creeks. Good luck!

 

Cliff Crochet ‏@CliffCajunBaby

I heard a rumor that if @theRandyHowell is voted in he would shave the flat top off on stage.

chris ‏@ditchell

But it's the source of his power!

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Ha! you are funny! Flattop will be back in business by All star event!

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

 

My flattop got butchered in NY, I was afraid my fishing would be hampered, finished 8th in MI! lol

 

Chris Davis ‏@fishingdavis

Pulling for @BCardFishing. He’s come a long way since we used to dominate UK in the battle of the bluegrass. EKU! Good luck bud.

 

Chad Wiley ‏@ChadWly

I'm voting for myself one day!

 

Chris Lane Fishing ‏@ChrisLaneFish

$500 gift card from my tackle store in Guntersville too. Anyone been in there yet?

Kenny Elkins ‏@RossXD_Hunter

been there twice and love it...great selection

 

Anthony Talarico ‏@syracusefan26

Voting for @theRandyHowell for all star week. He better make it

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks man!

Anthony Talarico ‏@syracusefan26

yes sir! Love to see you win

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks so much!

 

Randy Howell ‏@theRandyHowell

Thanks to everyone for your votes into all star week! would love to represent the fans in MI!

 

Jason Christie ‏@christiefishing

Thanks everyone for your support all year long and for voting daily

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

Thanks to all the fans and pros for participating in #basschat! Vote every day until Sept. 6 here: http://tinyurl.com/nnjouls #allstar

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