Humminbird® and Minn Kota® will air the third installment of the One-Boat Challenge web series on Thursday, April 2. In this episode, the host has gone missing but has left behind a note to alert the competitors of his whereabouts—a secret island that he’s been fishing on with professional bass angler Chris Zaldain. In order to get their fishing location for the elimination round, each team must catch the biggest fish they can and bring it to Zaldain, who will present them with some valuable intel. Next, the teams must use their AutoChart® Live map on their SOLIX® fish finder to catch the most fish within their assigned boundaries. In a down-to-the-wire finish, the team with the least number of fish is eliminated, leaving the others to fight for the championship in the upcoming fourth and final episode of the series.
In last week’s episode, the teams raced against each other to see who could catch the first fish using only their Minn Kota Ultrex™ trolling motor and Spot-Lock™. Mike Roy and Tyler Anderson won the first challenge and gained immunity. The winning team spent the day with Chris Zaldain who offered them valuable advice. Meanwhile the other three teams competed to see who could catch the three biggest fish for a combined weight to stay in it. It was a close battle, but ultimately, Ashley Nicole Lewis and Cameron Black were sent home during the tense weigh-in ceremony where they came up short.
The team who survives all the challenges and avoids elimination will win $10,000 for their fishing charity of choice. Contestants and their charity of choice include:
- Tyler Anderson, Bass Fishing YouTuber – Kids Outdoor Zone
- Mike Roy, Striped Bass Guide – Saltwater Guide’s Association
- Seth Funt, Pelagic Fisherman – Coastal Conservation Association
- Charlie Breitenbach, Inshore Fly Fisherman – Captains for Clean Water
- Cameron Black, Salmon and Steelhead Guide – Hatchery Wild Coexist
- Ashley Nichole Lewis, Salmon and Steelhead Guide – Brown Folks Fishing
- Willie Young, NFL Defensive End – Keep America Fishing
- Louie Vito, Olympic Snowboarder – Take Me Fishing
The teams were outfitted with gear from some of fishing’s most esteemed brands, including AFTCO, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Gerber, Old Town Kayak, Rapala, Plano, Shimano, St. Croix Rods, StrikeKing and VMC. Vexus Boats, rigged with the One-Boat Network, were towed by Toyota USA trucks and SUVs throughout the competition. The entire show was filmed on location at Angler’s Inn on Lake El Salto.
The first episode was released on March 19 and can be viewed here. The second episode was released on March 26 and can be viewed here. The episodes will be released on OneBoatChallenge.com and Minn Kota’s YouTube channel. There will be four episodes total highlighting the ups and downs of the competition as well as key features and benefits of the One-Boat Network, which will be released on the following Thursdays.
- March 19 – Opening Ceremony
- March 26 – Go Time
- April 2 – Uncharted Territories
- April 9 – The Big One
Tune in on Thursday, April 2 to find out which team gets sent home and follow along with the series by tracking #ONEBOATCHALLENGE. The episodes can be viewed at www.OneBoatChallenge.com.