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Davis goes back to Bass Cat roots

Mark Davis, a 2019 inductee into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame who's still competing at the top levels of tournament fishing after over three decades as a full-time pro, has rejoined the Bass Cat Boats pro team.

In 1995 Davis became the first professional angler to win both the Bassmaster Angler of the Year title and the Bassmaster Classic trophy in the same year. He went on to win the Angler of the Year title twice more, along with four more B.A.S.S. victories and an FLW Tour tournament. In addition to 20 Bassmaster Classic appearances, he competed in three Forrest Wood Cups. Between those two circuits he has totaled well over $2 million in winnings. In 2019 he moved to the Bass Pro Tour, where he’ll continue to compete in 2020 and beyond.

“I started my career with Bass Cat and I owe the Pierce family a lot,” said Davis, who moves over from Skeeter. “My wife Tilly and I recently went on a plant visit and it was like we’d never left. It’s great to be back.”

Bass Cat president Rick Pierce stressed that Davis serves as an important link between the history of the sport and the younger generation of anglers rising today.

“Mark has unimpeachable ethics and can tell a story just about better than anyone else on earth. He may have temporarily run another boat, but he never left the Bass Cat family and we hope he finishes out his career with us, no matter how long that lasts.”

This year Davis will run the 20-foot, 8-inch Lynx, a wide-bodied model that offers a balance of performance and comfort.

“It’s very innovative and fits my style of fishing,” he said. “It’s a fairly new hull and the layout suits me really well.”

Bass Cat pro staff manager Kevin Short was thrilled to be able to add Davis back to the team.

“We have an incredible array of talents across all three major tours,” Short said. “To be able to add an angler of Mark’s caliber and accomplishments to the fold is a gift. He has always been one of those people that everyone looked up to as an example of what it means to be a professional angler on every level.”

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