Devils Lake, ND –October 19, 2017 – ProfessionalAngler Johnnie Candle will be sporting a new ride for 2018 as he and Lund Boatshave come to terms to create a new marketing partnership. Both parties are equally excited.
Candle, a 23 year veteran of professional walleye fishing,is no stranger to Lund Boats. “My firsttournament/guide boat ever was a Lund SV-18,” stated Candle. He continues, “Far from a tournament boat, Ihad to build my own front deck and tear apart one of the wooden bench seats toinstall a live well to keep fish alive. The outboard motor didn’t even have trim and tilt. It is interesting howthings come full circle.”
Johnnie has many connections to Lund Boats as well. He andthe president of Lund, Dirk Hyde, have worked together in the past throughBrunswick Corporation. Lund is part of the Brunswick Corporation that alsomanufactures Mercury outboard motors, Candle also represents Mercury Marine.
“I am excited to be working with the management team at Lundand to be fishing out of one of the finest boats on the planet. Lund has a very long standing reputation asthe dominant boat of the North Country and putting my name next to theirs meansa lot to me,” Candle explained.
Ryan Sproule, Lund Boats pro staff coordinator said, “We arealso excited to have Johnnie representing Lund boats. His reputation as a great angler and brandambassador precedes him. This is anincredible opportunity for Lund for next year and into the future.”
Johnnie Candle is a professional tournament angler, sportfishing communicator, and fishing guide residing in Devils Lake, ND. He is sponsored by SCHEELS, Lund Boats,Mercury Marine, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Lake Region State College, Air WavePedestals, Costa del Mar, Bremer Bank, EGO nets, and TH Marine.