• Recent Press Releases

    Humminbird®’s New Hardwater Hero: The 688ci HD Ice Combo

    New ICE 688 offers three formidable technologies for ice anglers … and a whole lot more   EUFAULA, AL. (12 05 14) – Across the Ice Belt, anglers are already banging up early ice walleye, panfish and pike. And, as

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    Humminbird® Pros Win Inshore Redfish Tour (IFA) 2014 Championship

    Captains Rick Murphy and Geoff Page commit to insanely long runs, take top honors HOUMA, LA. – Captains Rick Murphy and Geoff Page are no strangers to top IFA Redfish rankings. In 2004 and 2010 the duo won IFA Team

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    Guide-Proven Walleye Plays For Early Ice

    Legendary walleye guide Tom Neustrom shares strategies for first ice ‘eyes   By Jason Herter   The venison is neatly wrapped in butcher paper, labeled and squirreled away in the freezer the orange outfit retired for ice fishing bibs and

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    Tip-Up Trends on Ice

    Progressive ‘Trap’ Tactics Set to Fuel Your Best Season Ever By Ted Pilgrim   There’s something satisfying about a well planned network of tip ups set across the white expanse of a frozen lake. Strategically placed fish “trap lines,” each

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Brandon Palaniuk running four Humminbird 1199ci HD SI units and Bow 360

KVD, JVD, Keith Combs, Ott DeFoe, Bobby Lane, Chad Morgenthaler, Terry Scroggins, Gerald Swindle ... some of bass fishing’s best defensive and offensive players. With skills in shallow water, deep water and everywhere between, odds look good that combined angler skill and Lake Guntersville’s fantastic fishery could easily yield record-setting bags.

“Any one of our guys could win it. We have a really strong team of diverse anglers who excel in everything from junk fishing to deep water. KVD is always a threat and Keith Combs is on a really solid run. Keith has been using Bow 360 to find fish most guys don’t even see. Ott is super versatile ... JVD has a few tricks up his sleeve … Terry is a strong veteran and knows what it takes to win … Chad is hot coming off a wild card win … And don’t underestimate Bobby Lane or Gerald Swindle, especially if there’s a shallow bite … this is their neck o’ the woods,” says Tim Price, Humminbird/Minn Kota pro staff manager.

Now add hotshot quarterback Brandon Palaniuk, Humminbird’s recent top draft to the expanding pro team.  
“Humminbird is extremely proud to have a group of some of the best B.A.S.S. anglers using our products in the world-class arena. We welcome the recent addition of Brandon Palaniuk, one of the best bass anglers on the planet. He’s proven himself as a serious contender year after year and just last year demonstrated that he’s an extremely viable Classic winner,” says Humminbird brand manager Jeff “Kolo” Kolodzinski.

BrandonPalaniuk

2014 marks the 26-year-old Idaho native’s fourth Classic qualification. He finished 2nd at the 2013 Classic on Oklahoma’s Grand and in 2011 took 4th on the Louisiana Delta. His résumé also includes two B.A.S.S. 1st place finishes, two 2nd place finishes, and five top 10 finishes.

Although bass pundits are pointing to KVD as Guntersville favorite, Palaniuk’s history of finding schools of large fish also makes him a top pick.
 

Palaniuk is currently running Humminbird’s new flagship touch-button unit, the 10.4-inch 1199ci HD SI Combo with internal 56 channel 10Hz Precision GPS and Humminbird Bow 360.  In fact, he’s running four 1199s, one at the console and two at the bow, one of the latter dedicated solely to 360 Imaging.

“It's no secret that in February on Guntersville fishing grass can be key! Having Humminbird 360 has played a huge role for me staying on grass lines and will continue to during competition,” says Brandon Palaniuk.


To get the latest tournament news from Brandon’s boat during the Classic and beyond, please follow him via InstaGram here.




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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.