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ICAST: Humminbird, Minn Kota to reward vet

ICAST: Humminbird, Minn Kota to reward vet

A deserving member of the fishing community will get the surprise of a lifetime as his bass boat gets a full makeover from Humminbird and Minn Kota this week at ICAST in Orlando, Fla.

The unsuspecting recipient is a passionate angler, active member of the fishing community and Desert Storm veteran who dedicates his free time to instilling a love of fishing in young people. The angler’s bass boat will go through a complete bow-to-transom overhaul in booth No. 217 through a live installation of the One-Boat Network that includes Minn Kota, Humminbird and Talon products, along with a bevy of marine and fishing performance products from other ICAST exhibitors.

The build will include installations of a Minn Kota Ultrex with built-in MEGA Down Imaging, Minn Kota on-board Precision charger, two Minn Kota Talons, two Humminbird SOLIX 15 CHIRP MEGA SI+ G2 units, Humminbird 360 Imaging and LakeMaster mapping. The entire overhaul will be streamed live across Minn Kota and Humminbird’s Facebook pages.

“The One-Boat Network is a system that gives anglers the ability to get a clear picture of what’s under the water around them and then control the boat’s movement and positioning to fish more effectively,” said Joe Brown, senior director of brand management for Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics. “We figured the best way to demonstrate that was to actually install the product on a boat, live at the show, and then put it on the water and go fishing. And while we were at it, it only made sense to find someone particularly deserving to be the recipient of this boat overhaul.”

The One-Boat Network is an integrated system that unlocks communication opportunities between Minn Kota and Humminbird products, including Talon shallow-water anchors, to help anglers find, stay on and catch fish.

The unsuspecting and deserving angler will be rewarded with a day on the water on his freshly-rigged boat with MLF Bass Pro Tour angler Brandon Palaniuk and Bassmaster Elite Series angler Chris Zaldain on Friday, which will also be streamed live across Minn Kota and Humminbird’s Facebook pages, and live in ICAST booth No. 217.

“I’m fortunate to have great sponsors that ensure my boat is equipped with the best technology there is,” Palaniuk said. “I’m proud to partner with two of my long-time sponsors to give that same opportunity to an everyday angler who dedicates his spare time to teaching youth the sport we all love.”

Other sponsors and partners in this program include: Abu Garcia, Bass Mafia, Battleborn Batteries, Berkley, BOSCH Power Tools, Costa Sunglasses, Hot Foot, Hydrowave, JL Audio, Onyx, Rigid Industries, Simms, Tackle Titan and T-H Marine.

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