PAMPLIN, Va. — PowerTeam Lures is proud to announce Travis Manson as the newest member of their pro staff team.
Travis is fishing his rookie season on the Bassmaster Elite Series trail this year and PowerTeam Lures will be his co-sponsor, along with The Reel Shot, for the 2011 season.
He will also be fishing all the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Opens, a few Southern Opens and many local tournaments back in his home state of Wisconsin. "We're excited to have an angler like Travis as a part of our team" states Bob Bernotsky, co-owner and president of PowerTeam Lures.
"Travis is extremely motivated and will stop at nothing to achieve his goals ... and after spending time with him on the water and watching him dissect an area like a mad scientist, I knew he was exactly what we were looking for."
Travis was introduced to PowerTeam Lures while competing in the final 2010 Bassmaster Northern Open on the Chesapeake Bay. Recalls Travis, "I was so impressed with the natural action and quality of these baits; I immediately knew that PowerTeam's lineup of soft plastics would be the perfect match for my style of fishing. Putting quality bass in the livewell on tournament day, the first time I used them, was the icing on the cake."
Travis Manson was born and raised in Northeastern Wisconsin and is proud to be the first Elite Series Pro to come from his home state. Travis has been actively involved and passionate about the sport of fishing his entire life.
From tournament walleye fishing in Wisconsin, to trout and salmon fishing in the Great Lakes, to bass fishing throughout the country, Travis is drawn to the sport like a magnet. From 1996-2006 Travis primarily fished walleye tournaments but in 2006 he fished the Bassmaster Elite Series as a co-angler through Mercury Marine and was immediately hooked. It was at this time that Travis ultimately decided to permanently switch from walleye fishing to tournament bass fishing.
Then, in 2010, he decided to fish the Bassmaster Northern Opens in order to gain himself more exposure at the higher levels. With an impressive 4th place finish in overall points, Travis qualified for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series Trail. "I am looking forward to help build PowerTeam's brand recognition and catch a ton of bass with their baits along the way!" states Travis
"I encourage people to come talk to me if they see me on the water or at the ramp and I would be more than happy to show them the awesome baits PowerTeam Lures has to offer."
For more information about these products, with their "special blend" of scents and salts and their proven line of colors, or to see them perform, please visit the website at www.powerteamlures.com. For more information about Travis Manson, please visit the website www.travismanson.com.