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Angler Patrick Walters Holds Bassmaster Trophy

Yamaha Pro Patrick Walters weighed in 22 pounds, 10 ounces on the final day of Toyota® Bassmaster® Texas Fest on Lake Fork to capture a dominant win with a four-day total of 104 pounds, 12 ounces. The victory marks the first B.A.S.S.® Elite win for the angler from Summerville, S.C. Yamaha Pro Patrick Walters took first at the 2020 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest on Lake Fork. (Photo: Business Wire) Walters placed second on Day One with 25 pounds, 14 ounces…

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Brandon Palaniuk

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk weighed in 21 pounds, 11 ounces on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on the Santee Cooper Lakes to capture a win with a four-day total of 72 pounds, two ounces. The victory marks the fifth overall B.A.S.S.® win for the 2017 Angler of the Year from Rathdrum, Idaho, and the second win in 2020 alone (he also took home the trophy on Lake Champlain in August). His performance earned the first-place prize of…

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Pro Angler Lands Smallmouth Bass

Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk weighed in 21 pounds, six ounces on the final day of the Bassmaster® Elite tournament on Lake Champlain to capture a win with a four-day total of 80 pounds, one ounce. The victory marks the fourth B.A.S.S.® win for the 2017 Angler of the Year from Rathdrum, Idaho. His performance earned the first-place prize of $100,000. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200803005585/en/ Yamaha Pro Brandon Palaniuk Wins the Bassmaster Elite Series…

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AFTCO Garrett Paquette

Coming off a breakthrough rookie year on the Bassmaster Elite Series, AFTCO Pro Garrett Paquette lives a life driven by “Any Fish, Any Water”…so long as that fish is a Bass. No matter where the Elite Series takes him, Paquette needs to adjust his complete game plan, tackle, and techniques to the body of water, time of the year, and species of bass. Whether he’s down south fishing muddy water for largemouth or up north for smallies, he has to…

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Chris and Trait Zaldain

He won the 2015 Bassmaster® Angler of the Year Championship tournament, finished 4th overall in the 2019 Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings, and placed 16th in the 2020 Bassmaster Classic®. She finished 4th in her first major bass tournament, and quickly moved up to the Bassmaster Central and Eastern Opens. Together, these two Yamaha Pros may soon become the first husband/wife team competing as Bassmaster Elite anglers. “That’s our goal,” explains Chris Zaldain, who married Trait in 2015, after…

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