NPAA NewsBLAST – 7/19/2019

KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha Marine announced today the “Power the Summer” outboard sales event, available from July 15, 2019, through August 30, 2019. “The ‘Power the Summer’ sales event covers many of our most popular models from the F2.5 through the F300,” said Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Marine Engine Systems. “This promotion provides a great way to build in additional value on select, eligible outboard purchased during the height of summertime fun.” The “Power the Summer” sales event…

Humminbird® and Minn Kota® Surprise Deserving Angler and Veteran David Lowrie with a Complete Boat Overhaul at ICAST 2019

RACINE, Wis., July 12, 2019 – There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Desert Storm veteran and youth fishing mentor David Lowrie was surprised with a complete boat overhaul thanks to Minn Kota®, Humminbird® and the One-Boat Network™ Live overhaul at the American Sportfishing Association’s International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) on Thursday, July 11. Lowrie is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has spent the last three years as the youth director…

All-New Ranger FS PRO Series Heralds Next Generation of Multispecies Boat

Five new hulls expand performance, technology and fishability    FLIPPIN, Ark. (July 16, 2019) – Ranger’s highly acclaimed FS line of Deep V multispecies boats has been expanded to include new models with all-new designs, upgrades and greater capability. “The all-new FS PRO Series of boats are the direct result of us listening to the needs and wants of dealers, pros, customers and guides who use these boats to their absolute limit,” says Kody Bradbury, Ranger Product Development…

Bollums Notch Leech Lake Win At Sunday’s AIM Minnesota Qualifier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 10, 2019 With just over a half-pound separating first and second, the son-father team of Luke and Mark Bollum took home $7,800 and first-place Team Of The Year (TOY) points Sunday (July 7) in the AIM Weekend Walleye Series Warrior Boats/Musky House Marine Open, putting them within striking distance of that honor, with one qualifier left before the Minnesota State Championship. “Leech gave it up just about everywhere our 99-boat field went,” said Denny Fox, AIM national…

Skeeter Introduces All-New FXR Bass Boat Revolutionary Design Results in Improved Fishability, Enhanced Performance

KILGORE, Texas-Skeeter introduced today the all-new FXR, the latest addition to the company’s premier bass boat line. Powered by the award-winning Yamaha V MAX SHO® 250 four-stroke outboard, the FXR redefines the standard. As a leader in performance fishing boats, Skeeter went the distance to create a boat that is packed with features, designed to create more room, increased fishability, and unmatched performance.               This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:…

Anglers Win St. Croix Rod Sweeps All ICAST New Product Showcase Rod Category Awards… Again

PARK FALLS, Wisc. (July 18, 2019) – Everyone loves to win awards. They provide welcomed recognition and represent excellence in achievement, often on behalf of a team that’s greater than the actual name on the award itself.   The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades’ (ICAST) New Product Showcase Awards recognize the best new fishing products in multiple categories each year. Voted on by attending product buyers and members of the sportfishing media, these “Best of…

Captain Frank Crescitelli Receives Top Honors From Raymarine Fishing Electronics Leader Honors Pro Ambassadors at ICAST

 

Raymarine honored its diverse team of fishing Pro Ambassadors at the 2019 ICAST Show in Orlando Wednesday evening, during its Country & Cold Ones booth event.    Captain Frank Crescitelli of New York City was recognized as Raymarine’s 2019 Pro Ambassador of the Year. Crescitelli has operated Fin Chaser Charters in the busy but productive waters surrounding New York City for nearly 20 years,…

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Rolls on to the Mighty Mississippi July 27th Presented by Mercury

 

   Ponca City, Okla. – July 17th, 2019 – The world-renowned Mississippi River and La Crosse, WI are set to host anglers from across the country for the upcoming Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit, presented by Mercury.   Director of Sports Sales at La Crosse Area CVB, Jerimiah Burish, knows the community is excited about hosting such a well-known team circuit. “Ever since the schedule was announced in 2018, I’ve had people talking to me about…

Cranks Get’er Done On Oahe for First, Second Place AIM Teams To Wrap Up NoDak Qualifier Series; Devils Is Next

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 17, 2019 Pulling crankbaits is one of the go-to ways summer anglers clean up on the Missouri, and both first and second-place teams in the final AIM Weekend Walleye Series North Dakota Division Warrior Boats/Mild 2 Wild Motorsports Open qualifier, did just that with those Lake Oahe walleyes, with the first-place team cranking in 22.64 pounds, netting a $1,500 payday for Dennis Bense and Leon Leier. “They’re both from Bismarck and each did it partnering for the…

Yamaha Adds V MAX SHO 200 X-Shaft, XTO OS Props

 

KENNESAW, Ga.- Yamaha Marine announced today the addition of a new V MAX SHO® 200 X-Shaft model and three new, even-pitch XTO OS® propellers for the powerful V8 XTO Offshore®. The new outboard and propellers expand customer options to offer more diverse boating applications in fresh and saltwater. “Boaters and anglers want outboard power solutions that fine-tune performance and create optimal experiences on the water,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit. “With the additions of the…

Back to Back ICAST Winners

 

AFTCO continued its success at the 2019 ICAST show with Best of Category wins in both the Technical Warm Weather and Lifestyle Apparel categories. Over the past 2 years, AFTCO has won 4 out of the 5 New Product Showcase awards in the apparel categories, solidifying our place as the leader in technical innovations within the fishing apparel category. See AFTCO’s award winning products below. LEARN MORE ICAST BEST TECHNICAL WARM WEATHER APPAREL OVERBOARD SUBMERSIBLE SHORTS ICAST BEST LIFESTYLE APPAREL…

New RB200 Expands Ranger’s Line of Inshore Aluminum Rigs  The sportsman’s new best friend 

 

FLIPPIN, Ark. (July 18, 2019) – With the introduction of the all-new RB200, Ranger’s RB Series adds a bigger brother to the acclaimed RB190. The RB200 features everything sportsmen could want in an expertly outfitted package that is designed to excel in any environment or season. With saltwater-savvy touches throughout, an optional all-camo version, anglers and hunters alike will find much to love about this new rig.   “This boat is bound to be a hit with guys who…

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Life and times of a lake trout bum or How my addiction got fueled

 

Lake trout spawn in the fall when the water temps fall to 48-57 degrees, eggs hatch about 140 days after being laid. This is a useless piece of information. I thought it would be a good idea to throw it in here, its how my mind works. For years I walked the shorelines of our reservoirs out west. Catching rainbows, browns, lake trout, salmon and pike. Sometime in the 70’s a Dave Leman and I saw our first float tube….

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