When it comes to equipment designed to make fishermen more effective, two of the best known names are Minn Kota and Humminbird, both brands of the multifaceted Johnson Outdoors company. In fact when it comes to electric fishing motors, Minn Kota produced the very first ones ever, back in 1936. A number of years later, Humminbird joined Minn Kota in the Johnson Outdoors lineup...and now, in 2012, at the return of Canada's very first live release walleye tournament, both product lines will have prizes on the line for competing anglers of all skill levels.
Richard Yantha, Sales Manager of Johnson Outdoors, has announced, "Minn Kota was a significant supporter of previous Canada/US Walleye Tournaments and we couldn't possibly not have our electric fishing motors on hand for its return. And, once we learned the organizers were trying to make it possible for anglers of any level of skill or experience to win, we gladly made Humminbird fishfinders available as well."
The Bobcaygeon & District Chamber of Commerce, organizer of the event being held on Sturgeon Lake June 9 and 10, has created a prize structure with both significant cash prizes and numerous valuable merchandise prizes. In addition to position prizes based on how much weight the two person teams bring to the scales, there will be many draw prizes well worth winning. Any entrant has a very good chance of going home a winner.
Anyone interested in information on the Canada/US Walleye Tournament, its sponsors, or the free exhibit area open to the general public, should check this website periodically for updates: http://www.bobcaygeon.org/
Information on the Johnson Outdoors products are available at: www.humminbird.com and www.minnkotamotors.com.