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Powell knows the value of Power Pay

At age 32, Shane Powell gained a soulful appreciation for the value of a hard-earned dollar spending time crawling around sweltering hot Alabama residential attics.

Powell is a second-generation leader of MP Garage Doors, a highly respected business his dad started in the mid 1980s. But on the weekends, he’s a threat to win just about any tournament in Alabama, especially on his home waters of Lake Eufaula.

“Dad is pretty much retired now. So, my mom, my brother and myself handle everything from answering the phone to installing the doors and sending out invoices,” says Powell.

“We work hard for our customers and our business, and tournament fishing can be an expensive hobby. That’s why it made a ton of sense to buy a Yamaha and sign up for the Power Pay bonus program,” says the owner of a 21-foot Triton powered by a 2019 Yamaha V MAX SHO®.

It made great sense indeed. Powell’s performance during the past couple years in BFL, ABA Weekend, Toyota Series, and Alabama Bass Trail events helped him cash eight Yamaha Power Pay bonus checks totaling $3,250.

“You don’t have to win the event to get the Power Pay money. And to be honest, I love knowing that if I can just do well, I’ll probably win enough money from the Power Pay program to cover my entry fees for that event,” grins Powell, who recently competed in the 2022 Bassmaster Classic® as a result of winning the Bassmaster Team Championship.

Powell’s right. You don’t have to win your Power Pay supported tournament to cash-in. You simply have to own a 115-425 horsepower Yamaha, purchased the past 60 months, and become the highest placing registered participant competing in Yamaha Power Pay sanctioned tournaments. Plus, it’s totally free to register.

In fact, making sure you’re eligible for Power Pay bonuses is far easier than crawling around in a stifling hot attic. Just visit