Humminbird, Minn Kota Join PAA as Associate Sponsors

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 Mar 24th, 2011 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Mar 24th, 2011 at 12:00 AM

BENTON, Ky. (March 24, 2011) – Humminbird and Minn Kota will support the 2011 Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series season as the newest PAA Associate Sponsors.

In each event of the Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix, the angler with the biggest bass of the tournament will be awarded a new Humminbird 898c Si Combo sonar unit. A new Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor will be awarded to the angler with the biggest bass from the entire Tournament Series season, and a new Talon will be awarded to the big bass winner at the PAA All Star Series tournament in April.
“The addition of Humminbird and Minn Kota, two legendary companies in the fishing and boating industry, is yet another great benefit to our anglers and membership,” said Danny Blandford, PAA program director. “Both companies have been on the cutting edge of product innovations through the years and we’re pleased to welcome Humminbird and Minn Kota to the PAA.”
“Humminbird and Minn Kota are excited about the opportunity to work with the PAA team for 2011,” said Kimber Austin, marketing coordinator for Humminbird and Minn Kota. “We look forward to a great partnership that will benefit everyone, especially the anglers.”
The Humminbird 898c Si Combo features a brilliant color, ultra-high resolution 480V x 800H 7-inch display, Side Imaging and DualBeam PLUS sonar with 8000 Watts PTP* power output, GPS Chartplotting with built-in ContourXD mapping, and advanced Fishing System capabilities. In addition, it includes dual card slots for maps and saving waypoints, as well as three programmable preset buttons to save your favorite views.
Anglers have come to love the Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor for its myriad benefits in a variety of fishing situations. Talon features a composite fiberglass spike that deploys vertically with an Auto-Drive system that powers the spike into the bottom with three successive, increased-force hits. This secures your boat in rough or smooth conditions. Special features include an Auto Up/Down remote, Rough Water Mode with Auto-Drive sequences every 10 seconds to ensure the spike stays on the bottom, minimal moving parts and no hinge points, Quick Release Mounting bracket and an optional Deployment Notification Alarm that alerts you if the Talon is deployed when you start the engine.
About Humminbird and Minn Kota: Humminbird and Minn Kota are part of Johnson Outdoors Inc., headquartered in Racine, Wis., a global company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of branded outdoor recreation products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Web: www.minnkotamotors.com and www.humminbird.com
About the PAA
The Professional Anglers Association is a non-profit organization that gives professional anglers a unified voice in order to aid in the growth of the sport of professional bass fishing. The PAA also aims to administer educational programs to the average angler, to increase enjoyment of the sport, and to embrace sound conservation practices to further the future of the sport. Web: www.FishPAA.com
2011 PAA Tournament Series
What: 2011 Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix
Where: Lake Lanier, at Lake Lanier Islands Resort
When: March 31-April 2
Launch/weigh-in: First two days, launch at 7 a.m. and weigh-in at 3 p.m. at Sunset Cove on Lake Lanier, at Lake Lanier Islands Resort
Final day launch/weigh-in: Launch at 7 a.m. at Sunset Cove, weigh-in at 4:30 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, Ga.
At stake: Cash and a 2011 Nitro Z8 with Mercury 225 and T-H Marine Atlas Jackplate, along with points toward PAA Angler of the Year title and qualification for the 2012 PAA All Star Series and 2011 Toyota Texas Bass Classic
Online: FishPAA.com / Facebook.com/fishpaa
2011 PAA Tournament Series Premier Sponsors: Bass Pro Shops, E21 Carrot Stix, Optima Batteries, Nitro Performance Bass Boats
2011 PAA Tournament Series Associate Sponsors: Lazer TroKar, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Mercury Marine, Humminbird/Minn Kota, BoatUS Foundation, Fishouflage, U.S. Reel, Sign Designs, Toyota Texas Bass Classic

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