California angler wins Fish with Keith Combs sweepstakes

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Courtesy of John Fresz
John Fresz of Anderson, Calif., was selected from 142,855 entries as the winner of the Fish With Keith Combs Sweepstakes.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Getting the chance to meet and fish with seven-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier and Texas Elite Series pro Keith Combs has become a reality for one lucky California man.

John Fresz of Anderson, Calif., was selected from 142,855 entries as the winner of the Fish With Keith Combs Sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes was part of a month-long promotion to help launch a partnership between B.A.S.S. and Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores designed to raise funds for and increase awareness of Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization that works to build strong, stable and secure military families.

“Fishing is one of my main pastimes,” Fresz said. “I enjoy fishing with a local club close to Anderson, where I am from.”

When asked how he felt to receive the news he had won the sweepstakes Fresz said, “It was a great! I have been entering B.A.S.S. contests for a while.”

Fresz said he enjoys fishing a lot, especially on his local lake. That body of water is Lake Shasta, which was recently named the No. 9 lake in the Western division of the annual Bassmaster 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings.

“I am most looking forward to gaining some tips from Keith,” said Fresz. “He has a lot of knowledge and I look forward to learning more about him and his skills.”

Fresz will take a trip to a to-be-determined fishery in the U.S. at a later date to fish with Combs.

In addition to Fresz being chosen as the grand-prize winner, daily winners were selected throughout the month of May to receive $100 Cracker Barrel gift cards.

Fans will have another chance to win an awesome prize soon through the Fish With Hunter Shryock Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will be selected to not only fish with Shryock, but also receive a new Phoenix bass boat and a prize pack. This prize has a total value of $48,000. This contest runs through July 29, 2019.

Fans may also enter daily through Sept. 29 for a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road in the Ultimate Toyota Tacoma Sweepstakes. The grand prize includes the Tacoma, a Genuine Toyota accessories package, additional accessories from B&W Trailer Hitches, Covercraft and Line-X. The total value of the grand prize is $43,167.