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Future Fisherman Auction Ends Sunday!

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Terrific Christmas Gifts Await in Future Fisherman Foundation Auction

The Future Fisherman Foundation once again brings a terrific selection of fishing trips and merchandise for the fishing community. But, don’t wait too long to place a bid as the auction ends on Sunday, December 6!
Great fishing experiences include trips with top pros like Fred Rombanis, Larry Nixon, Scott Suggs and reigning Bassmaster Classic Champion, Casey Ashley!

Want to find out how to catch lunker Walleye’s? Try a trip with Berkley Pro Korey Sprengel. Fishing with these top professionals is a once in a lifetime opportunity so don’t miss your chance! Click HERE to bid now!

Interested in top fishing gear and merchandise? See the custom autographed sub-laminate jersey’s from Classic Champion Casey Ashley and Randy Howell, as well as, tackle packages from Wally Marshall and TTI Blakemore.
The Future Fisherman Foundation Auction benefits programs like Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs all while offering a terrific gift opportunity for those who are all hard to buy for!

But remember the auction ends on Sunday, December 6 so don’t hesitate; BID NOW!

T-H Marine Acquires HydroWave Assets

THM_buttonlogo_nofx LARGEhydrowave compact stack logoHuntsville, AL – November 30, 2015 — T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, announces the acquisition of the assets of HydroWave, LLC of Carrollton, Texas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HydroWave designs, manufactures, and sells a patented line of marine sound technology devices that attract fish for anglers.

T-H Marine’s president, Jeff Huntley, stated “We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of the HydroWave assets. We are also proud that we will retain several key HydroWave employees and have entered into a multi-year consulting agreement with HydroWave founder, Gene Eisenmann. Gene and his team have built a strong company with an excellent reputation for providing cutting edge technology to help make fishing more rewarding for anglers of any skill level. These products really work and we are excited about adding this great brand to the T-H Marine product line.”

Gene Eisenmann, founder and president of HydroWave stated, “Growing HydroWave over the last four years has been an exciting adventure. I can’t imagine the dynamic growth it will achieve tied in with an industry leader such as T-H Marine. I’m also looking forward to a continued role in new product development.”

Huntley also said, “We are excited to announce that Kevin VanDam, one of the owners of HydroWave, and one of the top anglers in the world, is maintaining an interest in the brand and staying involved with product development and promotion. We love that KVD believes in us and the HydroWave brand.”

hydrowave H2 unitKevin VanDam said the following about the acquisition, “I have been with HydroWave as an owner from the beginning. I believe in and use the product. I am excited that a super company like T-H Marine has bought HydroWave. T-H is a true leader in innovation of new products for serious fisherman. I have used and believed in T-H products for many, many years and they are literally on my boat from trolling motor to transom. We have already made plans for me to stay very involved with the brand and to work with T-H Marine to help more anglers catch fish with our sound technology.”

Huntley said that the HydroWave assets and people are relocating to T-H Marine headquarters in Huntsville, AL, where all future assembly and shipping of the product will occur. There will be no disruption to HydroWave customers or suppliers, just more access to the products through more outlets than ever. Within one week of this closing, HydroWave will be fully functioning as a brand at T-H Marine.

T-H Marine’s Huntley also stated, “T-H Marine continues to seek quality brands and products to add to our portfolio. This is our third company acquisition in the past three years along with many product license acquisitions. We have awesome momentum in bringing exciting and innovative products to market for the boating and fishing consumer. We are not letting that slow down. The acquisition of the HydroWave assets puts us into a new sound technology space that we looking forward to growing.”

T-H Marine is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of business and has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of boating and fishing accessories in the U.S. T-H Marine provides parts to every boat manufacturer in the country and distributes them thru virtually every major distributor and retailer of boating and fishing products. To learn more about T-H Marine, please visit www.thmarine.com . To learn more about the HydroWave products, please visit www.hydrowave.com .

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2015 Future Fisherman Auction to include Berkley walleye pro Korey Sprengel and legendary Ranger Boats founder, Forrest L. Wood

SuggsPONCA CITY, Okla. (November 17, 2015) – The Future Fisherman Foundation announced today its annual online auction is scheduled for November 30-December 7. The auction will once again boast an impressive lineup of outdoor products and guided fresh and saltwater fishing trips.ashley_casey_1

This year’s event is headlined by a half day fishing trip with Forrest Wood Cup $Million Dollar Winner, Scott Suggs and reigning Classic Champion and Quantum Pro, Casey Ashley, plus lunch with Ranger Boats founder, Forrest L. Wood. They all offered to support the event that powers programs like Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs, and now interested bidders have a chance at once in a lifetime trips with fishing royalty!

“The number and quality of fishing trips from across the country on this year’s list are amazing, with many being hosted by top professional anglers and fishing celebrities,” Future Fisherman’s, Mark Gintert, said. “The thought of winning a trip with reigning Scott Suggs or Casey Ashley is unbelievable. Add in a potential lunch date with Forrest Wood and you have the making of a very special event for the F3 Foundation,” Gintert added.

woodThe important fundraiser for the non-profit organization is managed on eBay and helps support Future Fisherman’s
“Ensuring the Future of Fishing” mission.

The auction opens at 8am CST, November 30 and runs for seven days.  Participation is easy; visit www.futurefisherman.org and click on the “F3 Auctions” tab. Then, follow the links to the eBay non-profit auction site for viewing and bidding on the items.

The prizes are awarded after the auction’s end so those who have purchased them as gifts will have them in time for Christmas.

The Foundation is still accepting donations for the auction. Those interested in providing fishing trips, products and memorabilia or who have questions can email [email protected] or call 580-765-9031.

All proceeds from the auction help the Future Fisherman Foundation’s efforts to engage today’s youth in positive lifestyle activities like fishing and the great outdoors.

Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations.

Although youth focused, the efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences while also fostering conservation ethics.

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The Future Fisherman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Announces 2016 Schedule

Premier Lineup Promises More Fish, Winnings And Fun

Ponca City, Okla.—Nov. 13, 2015—The Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit has unveiled a stellar schedule for the 2016 tournament season that promises to raise the bar in high-stakes, team-format competition while tapping some of the world’s premier walleye destinations.

The lineup features seven qualifiers in six states and includes a diverse selection of the Walleye Belt’s finest rivers, inland lakes and big-water fisheries.

“The MWC really honed in on its mission statement by focusing the 2016 schedule on the best waters at the best times,” said MWC Senior Tournament Director Dan Palmer. “We’re confident that it will deliver big baskets, big fields, hefty payouts and, most importantly, a lot of fun.”

The 2016 Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit schedule is as follows:

March 18-19  Illinois River at Spring Valley, IL
April 15-16     Detroit River at Trenton, MI
April 29-30     Big Stone Lake at Ortonville, MN
June 3-4         Lake Erie at Lorain, OH
July 8-9           Bay of Green Bay at Oconto, WI
Aug. 19-20     Devils Lake at Devils Lake, ND
Sept. 16-17    Cass Lake at Stony Point Resort, MN
Oct 6-9            2016 World Walleye Championship, Bay of Green Bay at Green Bay, WI

Cabela’s MWC qualifier payouts are based on the number of teams entered in each event. Plus, the MWC Big Fish Pot, MWC side pot payouts, along with sponsor bonuses including Ranger Cup, Berkley Baits and Lowrance Electronics add thousands more to the total. Additional bonuses can push the tally even higher. At the 2015 Mississippi River qualifier, for example, special season finale prizes from the Circuit and sponsors propelled the payback to 121.4 percent—which was one of the highest, if not the highest, returns on entry fees in MWC qualifying history.

Cabela’s MWC qualifiers also serve as “State Championship Events” which adds more excitement to every event. All teams fishing the event are eligible for the State Champions title in that state, and any event with more than 10 teams registered from any state where MWC is not holding a qualifier that year will offer a State Champions title for that state as well. Besides bragging rights, state champions will earn, at minimum, custom state champions’ prizes and awards, a berth in the Cabela’s NTC, and a spot on the MWC website’s Wall of Fame.

Along with great payouts at each event, teams fishing three or more tournaments in 2016 will battle for coveted berths in the 2017 Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship, set for September on Minnesota’s Cass Lake out of Stony Point Resort.

The MWC World Walleye Championship represents the top point-accumulating teams from the previous year’s season, with the payout based on that previous year’s participation as well. “In 2015, the number of angler entries was up 10 percent over 2014, so the 2016 World Walleye Championship will see an increase in payout,” Palmer noted. “Continued growth in 2016 should result in an even bigger payout for the teams that qualify for the championship at Cass Lake in 2017.”

Teams fishing at least four qualifiers compete for Team of the Year awards, including thousands in cash and Cabela’s Cash cards, as well as fully paid entries into a full season of hot walleye action and more.

Under the umbrella of The Walleye Federation (TWF), the Cabela’s MWC is open to avid walleye anglers from all walks of life, with registration for all qualifying events opening in January of 2016. For more information, check back often at masterswalleyecircuit.com as season info is regularly updated.

Palmer noted that unforeseen amendments are possible. “We want to let all of our anglers know that due to the size and scope of the MWC as a national multi-state organization, some states we are visiting will not issue permits for 2016 yet—and some not until after the first of the year—so our schedule is always tentative based on those permit approvals,” he explained. “While we are occasionally forced to move an event due to those issues, we wanted to get the schedule out as soon as it was possible based on the best information available to us, so that our TWF clubs and MWC anglers nationwide can plan their seasons accordingly.”

Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, is entering its 15th season as title sponsor of the MWC. Official sponsors include: Berkley Gulp!, Abu Garcia, Lowe Equipment Attachments, Lowrance Electronics, Mercury Marine, Ranger Boats, MotorGuide, The Walleye Federation and Zippo Outdoor Brands. Associate sponsors include: Yellow Bird Fishing Products, Okuma, T-H Marine and Tight Lines Jewelry. For more information, visit masterswalleyecircuit.com, email [email protected], or call (580) 765-9031.

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