• Recent Press Releases

    Fish with the Confidence of a “Local”

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    Video: Bass Fishing’s Superman Reveals Hidden Strength

    EUFAULA, AL (June 5, 2015) – Fact Kevin VanDam is the all time money winner on the Bassmaster Tournament trail. He’s captured four Bassmaster Classic titles and seven Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year titles, besides finishing in the Top

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    Big Bass Lessons From An Offshore Whiz

    Western Bass Pro Brent Ehrler ‘Messes With Texas’ Wins Toyota Texas Big Bass Championship  EUFAULA, AL (May 29, 2015) – Redlands, California based Humminbird pro Brent Ehrler thrives on fishing deep – beautifully demonstrated on the proving grounds of the

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    Humminbird® Releases Wireless Bluetooth® Remote for ONIX Series

    EUFAULA, AL (May 25, 2015) – At Humminbird, innovation never takes a break. Like any serious angler, we're never satisfied and continually working on ways to improve fishing. Now available for ONIX series is our new Bluetooth remote allowing anglers

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Humminbird invests in future by hiring best and brightest talent
Eufaula, AL (March 21, 2014) – Humminbird® recently announced the addition of a new member to its Software team, Auburn University senior Will Bates.
 

“Humminbird is gathering the best and brightest talent to reinforce our core of angler-focused electronics products,” says Humminbird brand manager, Jeff Kolodzinski. “Like the recent addition of Auburn University’s Will Bates, a double major in computer science and computer engineering.”

Not only does Bates have the academic track record to be an immediate asset to the Humminbird Software team, he is also a top collegiate competitive bass angler. In fact, Bates and partner Candler McCollum recently placed first in the FLW College Qualifier – Southeastern Conference – on Clarks Hill Lake in Appling, Georgia. The pair won the event by over three pounds, immediately qualifying for the FLW College Fishing Invitational on Lake Chickamauga next fall.

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That has been Bates’ focus all throughout his college career—a careful marriage of academic and competitive bass fishing achievement. He has been an active member of the Auburn University Bass Fishing Team since his freshman year, recently serving as the team’s president. In 2012 Bates was named Angler of the Year in the Southern Collegiate Series. 

Bates says he is looking forward toward to the end of the school year and full-time employment with Humminbird. “I’m extremely excited to become part of the Humminbird team and work in an industry I enjoy. It’s a great fit for me with my education in electrical and computer engineering and passion for fishing. I’ve been working hard for an opportunity like this and now it’s happening.”
 

Kolodzinski:  “We are thrilled to have Will join the Humminbird team. His accomplishments in the classroom, combined with his passion for fishing, put him in a unique position to understand and develop the products anglers want. We will remain on the lookout for more of these young double-threats with strong technical background plus fishing in their DNA. Even better when we find some of this talent in Alabama, home of Humminbird.”

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Will Bates and partner Candler McCollum placed first in the FLW College Qualifier
- Southeastern Conference - on Clarks Hill Lake in Appling, Georgia

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    Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. consists of the Humminbird, LakeMaster, Minn Kota and Cannon brands. Humminbird® is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fishfinders, fishfinder/GPS combo units, ice flashers and digital depth gauges. LakeMaster® is the premier brand of high-definition electronic fishing charts. Minn Kota® is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offers a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.