Wright & McGill Co. of Denver, Colo., announces a new partnership with professional bass angler Rick Clunn of Ava, Mo. Rick has been fishing professionally for 37 years and won ESPN's Greatest Angler Debate in 2005. With his expertise, he's the right match for Wright & McGill when it comes to selecting and designing bass rods to meet the competitive angler's demands.
Three longtime PRADCO-Fishing pros head to the Bassmaster Classic with their lure sponsorships sewn up by re-signing with PRADCO and its family of fishing companies, including Booyah Bait Co., Bomber, Yum, XCalibur and more. Florida's Terry "Big Show" Scroggins and Oklahoma's Edwin Evers and Terry Butcher will again fish on the PRADCO team.
Second-year Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet of Pierre Part, La., has three more sponsors behind him: Rat-L-Trap (Bill Lewis Lures); Falcon Rods; and Reins Tungsten, a Japanese company that recently brought its lures and weights to U.S. markets.
Bassmaster Elite Series rookie and 2011 Bassmaster Classic qualifier Keith Combs of Del Rio, Texas, introduced his 2011 wrap this week.
Rapsody Fishing LLC, a manufacturer of tournament quality fishing rods, is pleased to announce that Bassmaster Elite Series pro Byron "BJ" Haseotes will be fishing with Rapsody rods in the 2011 season.
Denali Rods has added another quality angler to its pro staff, professional fisherman Pete Gluszek. Gluszek will join Terry Bolton, Ray Scheide, Michael Murphy, Preston Clark, and Mark Tyler on the Denali Rods Pro Staff
Nate Wellman is all set for his rookie Elite Series season with a boat wrap by Trailer Equipment Inc., his family's Grand Rapids, Mich., tractor-trailer dealership and leasing business. Other sponsors include Costa Del Mar, iRod Fishing Rods, Megabite Lures, Bass Assault Lures, Power-Pole and the Bass Pro Shops incentive program.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Hackney of Gonzales, La., got his start at the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation level in his native state of Arkansas.
After living in a motor home for seven months, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Grant Goldbeck and his family are finally back in a house without wheels.
Coverage of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic by ESPN2 will be aired Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, and again on Sunday, March 6.