MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (February 7, 2017) – Bass Cat and WON BASS (Western Outdoor News) announced a partnership naming Bass Cat the exclusive boat sponsor for the 2017 season, including the California Open and the U.S. Open.


Since the late 1970s, WON BASS has served as a breeding ground for local and national fishing talent. The ranks of WON BASS read like a “Who’s Who” of tournament bass fishing. They offer professional and amateur level events with over 30 years of experience in running the smoothest and most professional events on the west coast.


Director of Tournament Operations for WON BASS, Billy Egan stated, “WON BASS has been the premier tournament circuit in the West for many years and 2017 is going to be one for the record books!” He added, “I couldn’t be more pleased to have Bass Cat as our boat sponsor for both our 2017 Open events. Bass Cat has a long history of building one of the best boats on the market and our anglers will indeed appreciate their sponsorship.”


Bass Cat President, Rick Pierce stated, “We are extremely pleased to be involved in one of the most historic traditions of west coast bass fishing. Going way back, the U.S. Open has been a sought-after title and the California Open is now a part of that culture. From our partners at Mercury on down, the U.S. Open is one event that everyone in the bass fishing industry knows all about and now we are a part of what WON BASS has created.” Pierce continued, “It will help immensely to expand our brand on the west coast and support what Regional Sales Manager, Dave Davis, is doing out there. The history of the WON BASS Open events and Bass Cat is a match that brings a lot of tradition to the table.”


Two Bass Cat boats will be awarded as prizes during the 2017 WON Bass season. The Pro Champion at the 2017 California Open, scheduled May 24th-26th at Clear Lake, will receive a new 2017 Bass Cat Sabre FTD paired with a Mercury 150 HP ProXS Optimax with trailer. The 35th U.S. Open will be held October 17th-19th on Lake Mead outside Las Vegas. The 2017 U.S. Open Pro Champion will be taking home a new 2017 Bass Cat Puma FTD with a Mercury 250 HP ProXS Optimax with trailer.


About WON BASS: One of the longest-running and respected fishing tournament organizations in the country, WON BASS has served as a breeding ground for elite anglers since the 1970s. Supported by monthly special sections inserted in weekly Western Outdoor News publications, WON BASS and its unique “shared weight” format beings pros and amateur anglers together in the smoothest-run tournament trail in the fishing world. For more information visit www.wonbass.com.


About Bass Cat: Bass Cat, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures the industry’s premier bass fishing boats from its headquarters in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Family operated since it’s founding in 1971, Bass Cat is the longest continuously operating tournament bass boat company in the United States. For more information visit www.basscat.com.


About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

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