Eight More Anglers Make the Switch for 2014 High-Stakes Tournament Season

Raymarine solidifies its position in the freshwater fishing market, while anglers experience early-season successes.

March 2014


Nashua N.H. – March 2014 – Raymarine has signed eight new freshwater Pro-Ambassadors to its impressive roster of anglers competing in the highly lucrative Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW Outdoors circuits.  This expansion comes on the heels of the company’s entry into the inland and freshwater fishing markets last year where Raymarine was the first to offer revolutionary CHIRP DownVision™ sonar to freshwater anglers.


“Professional anglers demand the best, so when we developed our new CHIRP sonar products we set a goal to exceed their expectations” said Larry Rencken, Vice-President of Sales for Raymarine.  “Switching yet another group of accomplished BASS and FLW anglers to Raymarine is a testament to just how well our technology works.  The response to our newest CHIRP Sonar products has been tremendous from both the professional and weekend anglers too.”

  These additions to team Raymarine are an impressive group of anglers all looking to make their mark in the record books.  The Raymarine freshwater “Class of 2014” includes:


Chris Lane, of Guntersville, Alabama.  Chris is the 2012 Bassmaster Classic Champion, and started the 2014 season with yet another appearance at the Classic, widely regarded as the Super-Bowl of Bass fishing. 

Most recently, Chris won the Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. John’s River in Palatka, Florida.  The 4-day event ended on March 23 and Chris landed a total of 90-pounds, 13-ounces to claim his victory.



Timmy Horton, of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  Timmy was the 2000 BASS Angler of the year, and has over thirty top-10 finishes in his career.  Timmy is also the host of Timmy Horton Outdoors, which appears weekly in millions of homes across North America on the World Fishing Network and Pursuit Channel.


Paul Elias, of Laurel Mississippi.  A seasoned veteran of the Bassmaster Elite Series, Paul has 8 tournament wins.  He’s the 1982 Bassmaster Classic Champion and enshrined in the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.  Paul is off to a great start in 2014, finishing 12th overall at the St. John’s river event in a field of 108 anglers. 


Chris Zaldain, of San Jose, California.  This is Chris’ third season in the Bassmaster Elite Series, and he made an appearance at the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.  Chris has been a full-time professional angler for 5-years, and shows great potential for the future.


Bill McDonald, of Greenwood, Indiana.  Bill has been fishing the FLW Outdoors circuit for 5 years, with four major tournament wins and an appearance at the Forrest L. Wood Cup Championship tournament. 


Randy Haynes, of Counce, Tennessee.  This is Randy’s 2nd year fishing the FLW Outdoors Pro Tour.  Over his career he’s earned six wins and fourteen top-10 finishes.  Randy is known for his incredible knowledge of the Tennessee River system, where several of his FLW victories have come from.  Randy’s most recent victory came at Lake Eufaula, Alabama.


Arnie Lane, of Lakeland, Florida.  Arnie is a seasoned veteran of both the BASS and FLW Outdoors circuits with over ten top-10 finishes.  Arnie comes from a family of anglers.  He’s the brother of Raymarine Pro Chris Lane, as well as BASS legend Bobby Lane.


Terry Baksay, of Easton, Connecticut.  Terry has been fishing professionally since 1990.  Terry has qualified three times for the FLW Championship, and has made 2 appearances at the prestigious Bassmaster Classic.  Terry is also the director of the Connecticut Bass Federation, which promotes youth fishing in his home state. 



Raymarine’s line of CHIRP Sonar products start at just $609.99 (US MSRP) for the CP100 Sonar Module with CHIRP DownVision™ which includes a high performance transom-mount transducer.  The CP100 can be paired with any Raymarine a-Series, c-Series, e-Series or gS-Series multifunction display to create the ultimate sonar-GPS solution.  The CHIRP DownVision sonar technology enables anglers to simultaneously view bait and game fish, and view underwater bottom structure with amazing clarity.  In addition to the CP100, Raymarine offers a wide range of Sonar and GPS products for the casual angler or tournament professional.  With display sizes ranging from 6 to 16-inches and many advanced features, there is certainly a Raymarine system for every boat and budget.


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À propos de Raymarine :

Raymarine, l'un des leaders mondiaux de l'électronique marine, développe et fabrique la gamme la plus complète d'équipements électroniques pour la navigation de plaisance et la marine commerciale légère. Ses produits primés, d'une grande simplicité d'utilisation et conçus pour délivrer des performances élevées, sont disponibles via un réseau mondial de revendeurs et de distributeurs.

Les gammes de produits Raymarine comprennent des radars, pilotes automatiques, GPS, instruments de navigation, sondeurs, systèmes de communication et systèmes intégrés. Sise à Fareham, au Royaume-Uni, la société Raymarine est une division de FLIR Systems, leader mondial de l'imagerie thermique. Pour plus d'informations sur Raymarine, visitez le site www.raymarine.com.

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