All-Stars and walleyes

The ZV21 has it all and reminds me a little of my Z9 bass rig. Although you could bass fish out of the deep hull boat, it’s set up for a different style of fishing.

Nitro engineers collaborated with Tracker walleye pros Gary and Chase Parsons, both of whom had heavy input into the design and needs of walleye anglers.

The ZV21 has an open layout with a large dual console arrangement, giant storage compartments, an oversized livewell and a bait well for keeping livebaits fresh. It is extremely versatile, as it can handle downriggers and planer boards, has a setup for a kicker outboard (used for slow trolling) and separate fuel tanks for the outboard and kicker engine.

Gary and Chase, who have been testing these boats in all kinds of water and weather for Nitro, were visibly excited about their new boats. Both boats were powered with 300-hp Merc Verado 4 strokes; and on a day when we had 25-mph winds whipping up the middle of Table Rock, the boat drove like it was slick calm. I was very impressed with how it handled, how easy it was to drive at high speeds and how well it cornered.

I’ve been with Tracker Marine my entire career and watched the company grow from the most popular aluminum bass boat manufacturer ever into what it is today.

In fact, in 1989 longtime Kalamazoo friend Don Stevens and I received the first Nitro bass rigs ever delivered and I’ve been fishing out of one ever since!

Remember…it’s all about the attitude!

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