Minn Kota and Humminbird Sponsor Bass Champs

Minn Kota and Humminbird Sponsor Bass Champs
Minn Kota and Humminbird Sponsor Bass Champs

Fort Worth, Texas, January 21, 2010 Bass Champs, the leading bass tournament trail in the state of Texas, is proud to announce the addition of industry leaders, Minn Kota and Humminbird, as sponsors for the 2010 tournament season.

Bass Champs kicked-off 2010 with excitement this past weekend, as Terry Oldham of Wimberley, and teammate Jaime Buitron of San Antonio, took first place, taking home more than $20,000 in cash, including bonus money from sponsors Costa and Sure Life. The team bested 200 teams, weighing in a five fish limit, including an 11.74 lb. lunker.

We're proud to be associated with two of the industry's most well known brands in Humminbird and Minn Kota, says Chad Potts, President of Bass Champs. Our tournament anglers' success depends heavily on having the right equipment on their boats, and with innovative and quality products from Humminbird and Minn Kota, this success is usually only one cast away, says Potts.

Both Humminbird and Minn Kota are part of Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, LLC, which also includes Cannon brands. Humminbird is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fishfinders, fishfinder/GPS combo units, chart plotters, marine radios and digital depth gauges. Minn Kota is the world's leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offering a complete line of battery chargers, Trim Tabs and marine accessories.

For 2010, the Bass Champs Tournament Trail hits some of the best bass fisheries in the state of Texas, including Cedar Creek, Lake Fork, Lake Ray Roberts, Lake Lewisville, Lake Tawakoni, Sam Rayburn, Lake Belton, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ, Lake Amistad, Choke Canyon and Falcon Lake. Tournament winners earn a guaranteed $20,000 check, with qualifiers from the North, Central, East and South Divisions meeting at the Team Championships for a shot at their share of more than $100,000.

Johnson Outdoors is committed to providing innovative, top-quality recreation products that make it easy for people to have fun outdoors. For more information about Johnson Outdoors, visit www.johnsonoutdoors.com. For information about Humminbird products, visit www.humminbird.com. For information about Minn Kota products, visit www.minnkotamotors.com.

Bass Champs sponsors include some of the fishing, marine and outdoor industries most well known brands, including Skeeter, Yamaha, The World Fishing Network, Berkley, Minn Kota Trolling motors, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Abu Garcia, Humminbird Electronics, Progressive, Costa Sunglasses, Sure-Life Industries, All Star Graphite Rods, Hooters, Continental Batteries, Allen Samuels Auto Group, Navionics, Billy Bob's Texas, Jasper Chamber of Commerce, Sabine Country Chamber of Commerce, Del Rio Chamber of Commerce, Wood County Industrial Commission and Zapata County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, tournament schedule, entry forms, Bass Champs merchandise, or to receive the Bass Champs e-newsletter for regular updates on tournament happenings, visit www.basschamps.com. Bass Champs can be seen nationally on WFN the World Fishing Network. For air times/dates, visit www.wfn.tv/basschamps.

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