Yamaha Expands College Fishing Opportunities

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San Antonio, Texas Yamaha Marine and the Association of Collegiate Anglers have renewed their partnership for the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, presented by BoatUS.

Collegiate anglers will enjoy increased support through the ACA Discounts and Incentives Program, including bonuses in all three Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series events. Yamaha Marine will also provide onsite support at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, and sponsor Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night.

“The Association of Collegiate Anglers has done a great job organizing and promoting these events,” said Frank Wilhelm, Yamaha Marine Group Advertising Manager. “We are pleased to be supporting the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series again this year.”

Collegiate anglers can look forward to enhanced payouts at each event of the season, with Yamaha awarding up to $1,000 for a victory if the boat used in competition is powered by a Yamaha motor and the anglers display the Yamaha logo on their jerseys. In the event the winners aren’t participating in the program, the highest finishers to display the Yamaha logo on their jerseys are still eligible for a $500 bonus per event, regardless of motor brand. Complete details can be found in the ACA Discounts and Incentives Program.

Collegiate anglers competing in the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, will also get to enjoy Yamaha Angler Appreciation night.

“We are always looking for additional ways to support this group of anglers and we believe we hit the mark with our Yamaha Angler Appreciation Night,” said David Ittner, Tournament and Pro Staff Manager of Yamaha Marine Group. “We provide dinner, service, seminars, and the opportunity to experience firsthand the superior performance of Yamaha Outboards.”

Yamaha will provide demo rides during the event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21st in Florence, Alabama. Activities will take place at McFarland Park, from 4 to 8 pm.

“Yamaha’s continued support of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series has been instrumental in allowing us to grow and develop our collegiate programs and events,” said Wade Middleton, Co-founder of the ACA, and President of CarecoTV. “Their onsite support at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship was remarkable in 2012 and we look forward to building upon that in 2013. From mechanical service, to informative professional seminars, Yamaha takes fantastic care of these collegiate anglers and plays a big part in making our championship like no other.”

Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and boat builder partners with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com

The 2013 schedule is as follows:
Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash – March 21-23, 2013
Table Rock Lake – Branson, Missouri
Collegiate Bass Fishing Open – April 18-20, 2013
Kentucky Lake – Paris, Tennessee
BoatUS Collegiate Bass Championship – May 23-25, 2013
Pickwick Lake – Florence, Alabama

For more information on the ACA, or the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com. From here, site visitors can register for events, review rules and detailed Angler Packets, as well as keep up with all things collegiate bass fishing.