Fish with Chris & Trait Zaldain sweepstakes open for entries

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — By entering the Fish with Chris & Trait Zaldain sweepstakes on, one fortunate fan will have the chance to learn firsthand from not just one, but two professional anglers. Enter the Fish with Chris & Trait Zaldain sweepstakes.

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Chris Zaldain has earned 15 Top 10 finishes with B.A.S.S., including an Elite Series victory at the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship event on Sturgeon Bay in 2015. He’s qualified four times to fish the Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Chris’s wife, Trait, is a well-known female bass angler who started fishing B.A.S.S. events in 2012. Currently, she is fishing the Bassmaster Opens in hopes of qualifying for the Elite Series and Bassmaster Classic. Trait has also partnered with Eagle Claw-Wright & McGill to design her own signature series of rods and rod-and-reel combos, which are available at Walmart.

The duo has various fishing strengths: Chris is known for drop shotting and jerkbaiting, while Trait excels with a spybait and a swimbait.

“We have two totally different fishing styles,” Trait said. “But, it’s always fun on the boat with us. The winner will get to experience and learn both styles.”

The sweepstakes winner receives a free fishing trip on the St. Lawrence River out of Waddington, N.Y., plus roundtrip airfare within the continental United States, a three-night hotel stay, a car rental and $500 in cash.

The winner will also receive an incredible prize pack that includes a Skeeter ZX190 bass boat with a Yamaha VF150LA, two Humminbird Helix 10 fishfinders, assorted Sportsman Warehouse fishing gear, Seaguar fishing line, Megabass rods and lures, Santone Lures products and apparel, Trokar Fishing line, other assorted lures and rods.

“We’ve worked hard with our sponsors to provide the best equipment for an angler,” Chris said. “With this prize package, the winner will be fully tournament ready.”

Ranked No. 8 on Bassmaster Magazine’s 100 Best Bass Lakes list for 2018, the St. Lawrence River will be a great fishing destination for the sweepstakes winner and the pros.

“The St. Lawrence River is by far the best smallmouth fishery in the world,” Chris said. “It’s loaded with fish and you really can’t beat the weather there in August.”

The total prize package is valued at $52,500.

Those who would like to enter the contest can do so via through March 31, 2019. The winner will be selected on or about April 8.