Many of you fish-heads have witnessed the One-Boat Challenge on the internet over the past month or so, and now it’s heading to Mossy Oak’s streaming app. This branded entertainment series from Humminbird® and Minn Kota®, will also debut on the Mossy Oak Go Appstarting Wednesday, May 27th.
Utilizing the technological advantages of the One-Boat Network™, which combines Humminbirdelectronics, Minn Kota trolling motors and Talon shallow-water anchors into a single, integrated system, the eight competitors compete on the famed Mexican bass fishery using One-Boat Network-equipped Vexus boats to see which team can catch the most — or the biggest — fish. While competition winners reap rewards and gain immunity, losing teams receive penalties and face early elimination from the competition.
The reality TV-style competition took place at Anglers Inn on Lake El Salto, a proven big-bass lake surrounded by the picturesque Sierra Madre Mountains of Sinaloa, Mexico. Two-angler teams faced a series of challenges testing their fishing skills, their ability to think on their feet and adapt to changes, as well as their technical savvy with the One Boat Network. For the entirety of the competition, anglers relied on Humminbird SOLIX® units, MEGA Imaging®, Minn Kota Ultrex™ trolling motors, and Talon shallow water anchors to help them locate and catch some of the most famous black bass in the world.
In addition to bragging rights, the teams battled for $10,000 in prize money to be donated to the charity of their 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
“We’ve been waiting for this moment to launch the One-Boat Challenge and we are thankful to everyone that helped to make this happen and the industry who continue to share the fun of fishing around the globe,” said Brad Henry, Minn Kota Brand Manager. “The episodes are meant to be entertaining and bring awareness to current and new consumers of the benefits of the One-Boat Network.”
The teams were outfitted with gear from some of fishing’s most esteemed brands, including AFTCO, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Gerber Gear, 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.
How to watch:
You can catch the One-Boat Challenge on the Mossy Oak Go app and website at https://go.mossyoak.com/one-boat-challenge.
Other streaming options include http://www.OneBoatChallenge.com and Minn Kota’s YouTube channel, each episode chronicles the experience of a group of amateur bass anglers competing for top fishing honors on Mexico’s venerable Lake El Salto.