Sponsors

academylogoAcademy Sports + Outdoors

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, selection of quality products, exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at every day low prices.

minkotalogoMinn Kota

The Minn Kota electric trolling motor began its life in 1934 in Fargo, North Dakota. Mr. O. G. Schmidt, inventor of the trolling motor, was known to be a man of many diverse ideas. Because of its proximity to the MINNesota – North DaKOTA border, Mr. Schmidt named the business The Minn Kota Manufacturing Company. Since its founding, Minn Kota has led the way in product innovation and cutting-edge technology

Shimano

For over 80 years, Shimano has concentrated on precision engineering, one step at a time. Creating the most innovative products and processes you can hold in your hand today.
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powerpolePower-Pole

The smooth and quiet operation of hydraulics makes Power-Pole anchors the ultimate accessory for unmatched boat control while fishing in fresh or salt water.

 

Nationwide

Nationwide is a long-standing Fortune 500 company, a leading provider of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance and long-term retirement savings products. Our P&C businesses serve customers through five operating brands: Nationwide Insurance, Allied Insurance, Scottsdale Insurance, Titan Insurance and Nationwide Agribusiness.

Carhartt

Starting with only 2 sewing machines and 5 employees, Hamilton Carhartt established Hamilton Carhartt & Company. At first, he failed. But after asking railroad workers what exactly they needed, he succeeded. Under the motto “Honest value for an honest dollar,” the Carhartt union-made bib overall was created, and with it an ideal garment for workers.
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TH Marine

We are a family-owned business that has been serving the marine industry since 1975. T-H Marine strives to produce high quality boat accessories and to stand behind our products with great customer service.

huklogoHuk Performance Fishing

There are a lot of fishing apparel manufacturers out there. Where does Huk fit in? In many ways Huk breaks the mold and is a relatively new company that was founded by a number of previous Under Armour members with a focus on delivering their own unique take on fishing apparel. .

GoPro

Think it. See it. Do it.We dream. We have passionate ideas about what’s possible in this world. Our passions lead us to create experiences and realities that expand our world and inspire those around us.GoPro helps people capture and share their lives’ most meaningful experiences with others—to celebrate them together.

nitrologoNitro

When Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris introduced the industry’s first fully rigged boat, motor and trailer package in 1978, he created a legacy of providing breakthrough values to anglers everywhere. Wherever your fishing takes you, quality care, service and accessories are never far away.

Hummingbird

For over 40 years we’ve been America’s favorite Fishfinder, the leading innovator of Side Imaging technology providing recreational and professional anglers difference-making days out on the water, day after day, year after year. We value your business, and look forward to offering you the kind of exceptional service you deserve.

Triton Boats

At Triton, we’re proud of the way our boats look, but we believe it’s what’s inside that really counts. Triton boats feature the most advanced design, materials, construction methods and safety engineering in the entire fishing boat industry. As you’ll see, we use aircraft technology in our hull construction – there’s no wood in a Triton boat.

mercuryMercury Marine

At Mercury Marine, we understand why you love being on the water. And that’s why we do what we do: engineer, build, and provide the best marine power in the world. Since 1939, our passion for quality, performance, and value has been matched only by our customers.

lowranceLowrance

Lowrance has been a leader in marine electronics since it invented the first consumer sonar device in 1957 — The Little Green Box. In the years since, Lowrance has never wavered from its purpose to push the envelope of innovative performance to help anglers find and catch more fish.

motorguideMotorGuide

Though the trolling motor technology was there for almost 30 years, no one had built upon the basic concepts. Fishermen everywhere were becoming frustrated, and looking for ways that their trolling motor could work for them. Better, faster, stronger…. and MotorGuide was born.

skeeterSkeeter

Sixty years have passed since we built the first Skeeter, which just so happened to be the world’s first bass boat. Since then, we’ve been setting the standard, raising the bar and leaving the rest of the boating industry in a wake of innovation.  It was way back in 1948 that Holmes Thurmond designed and launched the first Skeeter boat.

yamahaYamaha Outboards

Yamaha outboards are known for performance, innovation and reliability. That’s why so many boaters won’t trust their free time to anything else. The only thing more hassle-free than running one of our outboards is actually owning one. From warranty information to owners’ manuals to fishing reports,this is where you’ll find the information you need to make the most of your ownership experience.

toyotaToyota Trucks

In 1957, when Toyota first came to America, Elvis was king of rock n’ roll, big cars with tailfins were “in” and postage stamps were just 3 cents. After a poor start with a car called the “Toyopet,” Toyota came back strong in 1965 with the popular 90-horsepower Corona sedan.

toyotaLivingston Lures

Every Livingston lure features the sounds of baitfish, Electronic Baitfish Sounds on an internal circuit board placed inside a sound chamber.EBS Technology is a powerful technology that bridges the gap from an artificial lure and live bait making the unnatural, natural.  It gives an angler a lure that will attract fish from more than twice the distance of a traditional lure with the advantage of attracting and catching more bass.

berkly-fishingBerkley Fishing

You have a passion for the sport. And so do we. That’s what’s made us the world’s leading fishing tackle company. Passion. Berkley is the premium brand of fishing tackle that fuels your passion for fishing, offering the broadest array of innovative   solutions developed by anglers who share your commitment to the sport.


State Sponsors

Mondo Tackle mondologo

Mondo Tackle has taken the entire world of rods, reels, line and lures and narrowed it down to the proven favorites that for years have been used by experienced fishermen across the United States to catch more and bigger fish. Professional fishermen, local fishermen and guides all over the country testing all the new tackle that has recently hit the market, in an effort to offer you only the best in new rods, reels, line and lures.

Dodig Jewelry Service

Located in Overland Park Kansas, Dodig Jewelry Service is available by appointment only.  Contact Steve Dodig at (913) 709-1323.  Dodig Jewelry is a proud affiliate of the Backlashers and Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation.

 

shady_creekShady Creek

Here at Shady Creek Sales boating is a life style that we love and want to share with you. Whether you go boating for family togetherness, water sports excitement, or just relaxing in the sun, we offer everything you need.  We have the exclusive area franchise on Chaparral, Ranger, Skeeter, and Yamaha Personal Watercraft.

solar_batSolar Bat

Our sunglasses are made with high quality polarization filters to reduce glare, effectively giving you high-definition vision even under bright sunlight. And our polarizing film is encapsulated within the lens so it will never peel off or fade.We use selective wavelength filtration technology to highlight sport-specific colors, while bleaching out color distractions.

Bassmasters

No one could have predicted that the 106 fishermen competing in Ray Scott’s first tournament in 1967 would one day turn into a membership organization more than half a million strong. It would have been just as impossible to predict that the B.A.S.S. newsletter, first distributed in 1968, would evolve into Bassmaster Magazine, the bible of today’s bass fisherman — but it happened.

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