FLW Tour pro Jacob Powronik has joined Amphibia Sports Eyewear as his primary sunglass sponsor.
Was this year's ICAST the best one yet? For most of us who were able to attend, yes it was. For those who were not there, it probably wasn't, but surely you wish you could have been there. This year's show was full of innovative new equipment, technological advancements, a few surprises and a great opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with friends from across the country.
Damiki unveiled a new topwater walking bait at ICAST 2013 – the Rambler 120. With a walk so wide it nearly completes a full 180, the tail kicks out considerable water. The Rambler 120 features four glass beads in the front and one tungsten knocker in the back, which contribute to a loud, ostentatious presence. The Rambler 120 checks in at just under 5 inches (4 3/4 to be exact) and has a fatter head with a concave mouth.
After a season of bringing in big fish after big fish, Andy Morgan was named the 2013 Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year.
FOND du LAC, Wis. - Mercury Marine has conducted groundbreaking ceremonies for two expansion projects that will provide increased capacity and capabilities for the world's largest manufacturer of recreational boat engines.
RACINE, Wis. - Ultimate battery protection and the fastest charge is now being offered in 6- and 10-amp output models in addition to Minn Kota®'s innovative 15-amp output Precision on-board marine battery chargers.
LOWELL, Mich. – MotorGuide, a trusted fishing brand with more than 50 years of engineering and manufacturing trolling motors, is partnering with Lowrance, a world leader in marine electronics to create PinpointConnect. The new, user-friendly interface, scheduled for release in Spring 2014, integrates Lowrance HDS®, Gen2 and Gen2 Touch fishfinder/chartplotters with MotorGuide Pinpoint® GPS navigation available on its new Xi5 wireless trolling motor. Pinpoint GPS delivers on-target location accuracy that enables anglers to precisely position their boats and achieve optimum boat control.
LADSON, S.C. - Capitalizing on the continued media interest, tournament successes, and consumer demand that its 2013 new products have garnered, Z-Man Fishing Products, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will unveil eight new products at this year's ICAST show in an effort to continue rounding out and deepening the company's proprietary ElaZtech soft plastic bait line. These new offerings are the result of Z-Man's continued commitment to working with its top-tier pro staff and utilizing the most innovative technology available. Each bait has been created to fit specific fishing situations and techniques, and all of the new soft plastics are non-toxic, delivering the lifelike action, incredible durability, and outstanding fish-catching performance that Z-Man is known for.
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. - Blackwater International Inc., the U.S. distributor of ‘Toray’ fishing line, announces the signing of FLW Tour angler Wesley Strader, who is coming off of a second-place finish at the FLW Tour event on Lake Chickamauga.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Hi's Tackle, a leading bass tackle retailer, has signed FLW Tour angler Cody Meyer. Meyer joins the Hi's Tackle pro team along with Bassmaster Elite Series Angler Chris Zaldain and fellow FLW Tour angler Justin Lucas.
LOWELL, Mich. – MotorGuide, a trusted fishing brand with more than 50 years of engineering and manufacturing trolling motors, announces its new X3 trolling motor designed to deliver better performance and durability for anglers looking for the best value in the 40- to 70-pound thrust range.
DETROIT, Mich. – Chevrolet vehicles are winning over consumers with their quality. According the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, Chevrolet had five segment awards, more than any other brand, and ranks fifth among nameplates for initial quality.
Bridgford Foods has announced a sweepstakes drawing that will give someone the chance to fish with Bridgford pro Randy Blaukat on Grand Lake O' the Cherokees Septmeber 17-19. The prize package is valued at over $2,500 and includes travel accommodations to and from Tulsa, Okla., for two, transportation to and from Tulsa to Grand Lake, 3 nights lodging at Downriver Casino Resort and other prizes to get you ready for the water.
LOWELL, Mich. – MotorGuide, a trusted fishing brand with more than 50 years of engineering and manufacturing trolling motors, introduces Pinpoint® GPS navigation available on its new Xi5 wireless trolling motor. Pinpoint GPS delivers on-target location accuracy that enables anglers to precisely position their boats and achieve optimum boat control.
MINNETONKA, Minn. - The highly anticipated Scatter Rap Challenge is under way, with hoards of fans tuning in online as six Minnesota pro anglers for the next five days take on an epic angling challenge - fish Lake of the Woods from Kenora, Ontario, south to Baudette, Minn. covering more than 100 miles of water using nothing but Rapala's groundbreaking new lure, the Scatter Rap.
LOWELL, Mich. - MotorGuide, a trusted fishing brand with more than 50 years of experience engineering and manufacturing trolling motors, announces the worldwide delivery this fall of its innovative Xi5 wireless electric-steer trolling motor to customers. The Xi5 is the first in a series of reliable trolling motors that feature sought-after angler-focused characteristics, including quiet operation, rugged construction, precision control and easy-to-stow-and-deploy features.
TULSA, Okla. – From now until July 21, consumers who purchase any Lowrance HDS Gen2 Touch model will receive a free Point-1 GPS antenna - a $199 value.
GREENVILLE, Wis. - Anglers are grabbing up Fishouflage-patterned products left and right. For example, Plano's Bass, Walleye and Crappie soft-sided tackle bags are top movers at sporting goods retailers throughout North America; sales of the new Bass rod tube and Redfish bag are spiking as well.
Johnny Bench, National Baseball Hall of Fame member, is the ICAST 2013 State of the Industry Breakfast keynote speaker. The breakfast kicks off the Las Vegas show's opening and is being held on Wednesday morning, July 10, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Fishing tackle retailer Hi’s Tackle Box has added FLW Tour angler Justin Lucas to their pro team. Lucas, who is having a stellar 2013 campaign, will be promoting the online and brick and mortar business of Hi’s Tackle Box. Hi’s Tackle Box carries a full line of fresh and saltwater products with a heavy emphasis in bass tackle.
FLW Tour pro Scott Martin has signed an endorsement agreement with Georgia-based All 1 Service, Inc., a facilities maintenance company. It's owned by Tony Dumitras, who's a Tour rookie this year.
PLANO, Ill. - A fresh coat of paint does wonders for the tried and true. Take the white picket fence. Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer whitewashed a buddy into brush-stroking the iconic wood partition. Remove the gullibility and hoodwinking, and Plano is doing something similar, updating the looks of a durable soft-sided tackle bag and crush-resistant rod tube. And these particular color swatches go by the name Fishouflage.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, announces the acquisition of all assets of Loc-R-Bar, LLC, of Kimberling City, Missouri. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, is proud to announce the acquisition of the Oxygenator and U2 Pro Formula product line assets of O2 Marine Technologies, Inc. of Shorewood, Minnesota.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, and RMC Boat Works, Inc., of Mingoville, Pennsylvania announce they have entered into an agreement granting T-H Marine the exclusive, global distribution rights for the RMC E-Lok Electronics Mounts and Trol-Lok Trolling Motor Mounts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.