Otto, Gallagher Win Season Opener At Minocqua

Otto, Gallagher Win Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Season
Opener On Wisconsin’s Minocqua Chain Of Lakes

Presented by Ranger Boats

For Immediate Release –

Minocqua, Wisc.,—June 18, 2016—Casey Gallagher and Ben Otto put together a 12-pound, 12-ounce five-bass limit to win the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit’s 2016 season opener on northern Wisconsin’s Minocqua Chain of Lakes presented by Ranger Boats.

MQ winners with fish

“We’re shocked,” exclaimed Otto, of Pulaski, Wisconsin. “We had a tough practice and went into the tourn

ament without a definite pattern. This is the best circuit in the Midwest. To come out on top against all of these great anglers is really humbling.”

“It feels great,” added Gallagher, also of Pulaski. “We ended up ‘junk fishing’ anywhere and everywhere from 30 feet to six inches of water.”

Otto and Gallagher caught a number of bass, mostly in the morning, and brought four smallmouths and one largemouth to the Cabela’s NABC scale The Beacons of Minocqua Lakefront Resort and Suites. They reported that ¾-ounce football jigs accounted for most of their bronzebacks, while ½-ounce flippin’ jigs were the ticket to largemouths.

They collected $5,575 in cash and prizes including $4,800 in first-place cash plus $200 in Cabela’s gift cards. They also claimed $575 from the NABC Big Fish Pot for catching a 4-pound, 10-ounce bass that was big fish of the event.

This weekend’s Minocqua triumph marked their second NABC win as partners, having claimed the Cabela’s NABC World Bass Championship crown in 2014. Gallagher earned a third NABC victory at the 2012 Lake Winnebago qualifier fishing with Ty Cornell.

Rounding out the top five were:

2nd: Greg and Brad Werner, 12-2, $2,300 cash plus two $100 Cabela’s gift cardsMQ2

3rd: George Liddle and Janet Parker, 11-12, $1,400 cash plus two $50 Cabela’s gift cards and $230 from the big fish pot

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4th: Bill and Josh Gruber, 10-15, $1,050 cash plus $345 from the big fish pot

5th: Andrew and Michael Nitchals, 10-12, $800 cash

In all, the Cabela’s NABC awarded a total payout of $13,600 in cash and prizes. A total of 114 bass weighing 230 pounds, 15 ounces crossed the scale and were returned to the Minocqua Chain in the Cabela’s NABC’s catch-and-release format.

This was the first of four 2016 Cabela’s NABC regular-season qualifiers. The remaining schedule includes Lake Minnewaska, Minnesota, July 16; Lake Wissota, Wisconsin, July 30; and Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, August 13. The Cabela’s NABC Championship is set for October 1-2 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is entering its sixth season as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, Garmin, MotorGuide, G-Juice and T-H Marine.

Open to all two-person teams regardless of club or sponsor affiliation, the Cabela’s NABC is based in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament and $600 for the two-day championship. The Circuit offered an overall payback of more than 100 percent in 2015 and will do so again in 2016. In addition, a small donation is included in each entry fee and matched by the NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support of bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

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Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Kicks Off 2016 Season June 18th On Wisconsin’s Minocqua Chain Of Lakes, Presented by Ranger Boats

Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit Kicks Off 2016 Season
June 18th On Wisconsin’s Minocqua Chain Of Lakes

Presented by Ranger Boats

For Immediate Release –

 Ponca City, Okla.—June 6, 2016—Midwestern bass fans have a shot at great team-format tournament action and thousands in cash and prizes when the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit kicks off its 2016 season on northern Wisconsin’s legendary Minocqua Chain of Lakes June 18th.

The event offers a single day of competition on the renowned fishery, and is open to all two-person teams regardless of sponsor or club affiliation. Teams will be allowed to bring their best five large- or smallmouth bass to the scale, and the team with the heaviest total will be crowned the champions.

Besides great bass fishing and the thrill of competing in a professionally run setting, teams will vie for serious cash and bragging rights.

Cabela’s NABC payouts are based on the number of teams entered in each event. Qualifying tournaments with 75 teams or more offer a guaranteed first-place cash purse of $10,000 plus additional payout to the top 20 percent of the field. Plus, the NABC Big Bass Pot, along with sponsor bonuses including Ranger Cup, Stratos 2X and Garmin Grand Giveaway add thousands to the total.

At the 2015 Cabela’s NABC season opener on Sturgeon Bay, for example, winners Troy Norman and Andrew Carlson collected $10,150 in cash and Cabela’s cash cards for their victory.

The 2016 Cabela’s NABC season includes four qualifiers in Minnesota and Wisconsin, on a diverse selection of largemouth and smallmouth bass fisheries at peak fishing times. The remaining schedule includes Lake Minnewaska, Minnesota, July 16; Lake Wissota, Wisconsin, July 30; Mille Lacs Lake, Minnesota, August 13. The Cabela’s NABC Championship is set for October 1-2 at Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Teams may fish one or all qualifiers, but those competing in multiple events can reap even greater rewards. Those fishing at least three NABC tournaments have a shot at qualifying for the prestigious, high-stakes Cabela’s NABC World Bass Championship, which offers $15,000 for first place and $10,000 for second, based on full fields at the qualifiers and championship.

Team of the Year titles will also be awarded to the top five teams, led by a $3,600 prize package for the overall Team of the Year, which includes paid entry fees to all four 2017 qualifiers and the 2016 championship, $1,000 Cabela’s in gift cards and handsome trophies.

Bass fans of all ages are invited to watch the action unfold at the weigh-in, which is free, open to the public, and starts at 3 p.m. at The Beacons of Minocqua Lakefront Resort and Suites.

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is entering its sixth season as title sponsor of the NABC. Other sponsors include: Ranger Boats, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, Garmin, MotorGuide, G-Juice and T-H Marine.

The Cabela’s NABC is based in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Entry fees are $500 per regular season tournament and $600 for the two-day championship. Along with an overall payback of more than 116 percent in 2015, a small donation is included in each entry fee and matched by the NABC and other conservation organizations up to 3-to-1 in support of bass conservation projects anywhere the NABC does business.

For more information, visit northamericanbasscircuit.com, email info@northamericanbasscircuit.com, or call (580) 765-9031.

T-H Marine Acquires Tonka Customs Assets

Press Release

T-H Marine Acquires Tonka Customs Assets

Contact:           Jimmy Mason                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETH press release logo THM_buttonlogo_nofx LARGE

Phone:             256-762-0014

Email:              jmason@thmarine.com

Huntsville, AL – May 7, 2016 —  T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, announces the acquisition of the assets of Tonka Customs, LLC of Mound, Minnesota.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Tonka Customs was founded by Josh Douglas and Andy Young. It manufactured the WAVE TAMER bow sonar mounts.

T-H Marine’s president, Jeff Huntley, stated “We are excited about our acquisition of the assets of Tonka Customs to grow our presence in boat electronic mounts.  Over the past couple years, several of our pro-staff told us about a bow sonar mount that they considered “awesome”.  It was extremely strong, mounted to the deck in sturdy manner, and was available in a variety of colors.  After hearing about it over and over, we checked it out and they were right.  The Tonka Customs WAVE TAMER is one of the original “Bridge”-type bow mounts.  It is built with a heavy duty aluminum construction and is the only bridge mount available in a variety of color options.  We are proud to have acquired this original bridge mount design and glad to have this high quality product in our offering.”

 

Huntley also said, “We are excited to announce that Josh and Andy will continue to promote the WAVE TAMER, and all of our TH Marine products, as members of the TH Marine pro-staff.  Both of these guys are incredible anglers.  Josh fishes all three divisions of the BASS Opens and is one of the top smallmouth guides in Minnesota.  In addition, Andy is a FLW Tour angler, BASS Open winner and a former BASS Classic qualifier.  Their extensive on-the-water experience lead them to develop one of the original “Bridge”-type mounts.  We are excited that they will be a part of the TH Marine Team.”

Josh Douglas, co-founder of Tonka Customs stated, “The fact we’re able to turn our mount over to a industry powerhouse like TH Marine and still get the opportunity to promote our product as well as all the other great boating accessories in the TH Marine lineup, is an opportunity we couldn’t allow to slide by. Andy and I worked very hard to earn the reputation that our bridge mount has built and are excited to pass it off to such a reputable company who’ll surely take it to the next level. I fish a lot of big water while tournament fishing and guiding and know first hand how efficiently the Wave Tamer protects my Lowrance units in the harshest conditions imaginable and allows me to be able to simply concentrate on that next bite.”

 Andy Young, co-founder of Tonka Customs stated, “I’m excited to see a project we worked so hard developing take the next step with a company like TH Marine. I built this mount with my own two hands, I know personally what this mount can do. We designed and built it to hold up to the worst elements and am more than excited to continue to promote the Wave Tamer, as well as all their other great products while pulling my Ranger boat all across the country competing on the FLW Tour.”

T-H Marine’s Huntley also stated, “T-H Marine continues to seek quality brands and products to add to our portfolio.  This is our fourth company acquisition in the past three years along with many product license acquisitions.  We have awesome momentum in bringing exciting and innovative products to market for the boating and fishing consumer.  We are not letting that slow down.  The acquisition of the Tonka Customs assets, along with our KVD Kong Extreme Electronics Mount, makes TH Marine a leader in marine electronic mounting technology.”

T-H Marine is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of business and has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of boating and fishing accessories in the U.S.  T-H Marine provides parts to every boat manufacturer in the country and distributes them thru virtually every major distributor and retailer of boating and fishing products.  To learn more about T-H Marine, please visit www.thmarine.com .

 

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