Combs ready for All-Star Fun

Category: Tournament

 Sep 16th, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Sep 16th, 2013 at 12:00 AM

The life of an Elite Series pro is jam-packed with pressure. None, however, exists for Ranger/Yamaha pro Keith Combs in the upcoming Toyota All-Star Week and Evan Williams Bourbon Championship. No pressure at all for Combs. He didn’t get voted in, nope he made it in via his 5th place finish on the Angler of the Year points race. His 2013 season consisted of 6 finishes of 38th or higher including a win on Falcon Lake in Texas.

Combs is an All-Star.

All-Star Keith Combs taking photos with fans (bassmaster.com)

“Since the last event on Lake St. Clair, I’ve been doing the work of an All-Star at home,” said Combs. “Mowing my lawn, painting. I’ve pretty much had no home time since the Elite season started this year. I’ve also not fished much since St. Clair.”

Combs wants a win at Muskegon and White Lakes.

“There is no pressure at all at the All-Star,” said Combs. “At least I’m not feeling any. There are no points at stake. I’m already in the Classic, so I’m good to go. There is only the win for me. That’s all I want.

“I’ve done a little internet research on the lakes. Looks like about 15 pounds per day or a little more could win this thing. We can’t fish out in Lake Michigan, but we can fish the canals. Plus, both largemouth and smallmouth bass are in play for a win, so it should be a lot of fun. Also, the odds are pretty good when you only have 14 anglers fishing an event.

“This is a tournament where you just lay it all out there from the beginning. Winning is the only goal at All-Star.”

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