Vinson to run a Phoenix

WINCHESTER, Tenn. — Bassmaster Elite Series pro Greg Vinson will fish out of a Phoenix 920 ProXP bass boat this season.

“When I decided to change boats, it was with the idea that I would fish out of the best,” said Vinson. “As a professional angler, you hear a lot from other anglers and from your fans about the quality of certain products.

“One of the biggest reasons I contacted Phoenix was because all I ever heard about their boats was positive, on and off the record. And I can tell you that after running one on Toho during the first Southern Open, I’m confident that I made the right decision. My boat was fast, and it handled the rough water without a hitch. It was designed and built by fishermen, so everything is well-built and is in the right place.”

Vinson lives with his wife, Stephanie, and their son, Gaige, in Wetumpka, Ala. He has fished the Bassmaster Elite Series since 2009 and has earned more than $400,000 in the ensuing five years. He’s competed in three Bassmaster Classics. His record in those three events includes a second-place finish in 2012 on the Red River.

Gary Clouse, Phoenix Boats president said Vinson’s decision is a win-win situation for everyone involved.

“We’re pleased to have an angler with Greg’s work ethic, morals and professional skills in one of our boats,” said Clouse. “We build first-class boats, and we’re proud when first-class anglers fish out of them. We consider it a privilege to have Greg onboard.”