The All-New Minn Kota® Talon® Offers More Control Options, Deeper Anchoring and Added Versatility

The All-New Minn Kota® Talon® Offers More Control Options, Deeper Anchoring and Added Versatility Minn Kota launches the only shallow-water anchor that gives anglers control from anywhere in the boat, plus unlocks more water for precise, anchored fishing with a new 15-foot version. Racine, Wisconsin., July 11, 2017 – Using a Minn Kota® Talon® for precise boat control has never been easier. In fact, there are now five ways for anglers to activate the Talon from anywhere in the boat. The newest way utilizes Bluetooth® communication to pair the Talon with Humminbird® units on the boat for total boat control on one console (including the ability to pair Humminbird units with select Minn Kota trolling motors). Anglers can also engage the anchor using a foot switch, with a wireless remote (every Talon comes standard with two), via the new Talon smartphone app, and with the Talon’s built-in control panel. According to Minn Kota Brand Manager Brad Henry, “When it’s time to Talon down we give anglers options so they can lock on a spot no matter where they are in the boat or their style of fishing.” Another major advancement is the introduction of Minn Kota’s new 15-foot Talon, the deepest shallow-water anchor ever made. It allows anglers to lock down on more spots to effectively unlock more water. Hall of Fame angler Al Lindner explains how Talon’s depth delivers results for his multi-species pursuits. “I use it for catfish in rivers, for crappies in the spring, naturally for bass, and in more cases than I ever thought – for walleyes. Yeah, you heard me right, walleyes.” Also new for...

HUMMINBIRD® WINS “BEST OF ELECTRONICS” FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AT ICAST

Racine, Wisconsin (7/14/2017) – For the seventh consecutive year Humminbird® has earned top honors at the industry’s most prestigious trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST). The Humminbird SOLIX® was voted “Best of Electronics” by attending media and buyers during the American Sportfishing Association’s 2017 ICAST New Product Showcase. “SOLIX is the combination of decades of dedicated development in everything from the transducer to the touchscreen. It’s the best of the best from Humminbird and we’re humbled to be recognized as a leader in the industry by buyers and media,” said Ray Schaffart, Humminbird Brand Manager. Humminbird combined its best features and placed them into one fishfinder, the SOLIX. Offering the biggest display in the brand’s history – at more than 15 inches – the SOLIX boasts technologies designed to make locating fish easier – including MEGA Imaging™, CHIRP Digital Sonar, Humminbird’s Cross Touch® Interface, and AUTOCHART® Live. SOLIX offers two display size options – a 12.1- and 15.4-inch screen model. Both come standard with Humminbird’s Cross Touch® Interface, letting anglers operate the unit via touchscreen or keypad, all while customizing the screen with up to four independent viewing panes. Cross Touch allows anglers to use the SOLIX either as a touchscreen or with the keypad for easier control in rough water conditions. Individual panes can be zoomed or moved to different screen locations based on angler preference or fishing situation. Anglers can select from two SOLIX units – one is equipped with GPS and CHIRP Digital Sonar, the other adds Humminbird’s game-changing MEGA Imaging. This is the first Down and Side Imaging technology to enter the megahertz range with performance that’s nearly three...

California Bass Federation and Wild West Bass Trail joining forces – PRESS RELEASE

The CBF and WWBT are joining forces! It is with great excitement to announce a new partnership between the California Bass Federation and Wild West Bass Trail. For the first time, two independent California based bass tournament organizations will be joining forces to allow the weekend angler to move up like never seen before. The California Bass Federation has been wanting to do something special for their anglers. The weekend warriors who represent the California Bass Federation membership are now going to have a shot at winning the largest and most successful west coast pro-am bass tournament championship. Over the last couple of years, the Wild West Bass Trail has changed the pro-am and team tournament circuits for west coast anglers. Their participation in California has brought back the memories of years past for not only pro-am events, but also team tournaments. The professionalism and paybacks have brought participation not seen in a California based bass tournament circuit in many years. With participation averaging 170+ boats in team tournaments and 100+ boaters for the pro-am events, the excitement and energy is launching new careers for west coast anglers. So the what is the big deal? The California Bass Federation State Champions, boater and co-angler, will automatically qualify for the Wild West Bass Trail Pro-Am Championship event. The CBF will pay the entry fees for this event and they will have their shot to launch their careers! Starting in 2018, the 2017 CBF State Champions, boater and co-angler, will be able to compete in the 2018 WWBT Championship event in early June, 2018 at Lake Oroville! The California Bass Federation...

New Minn Kota Apps for i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link Allow Anglers to Operate Trolling Motors from iOS and Android Devices

New Minn Kota Apps for i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link Allow Anglers to Operate Trolling Motors from iOS and Android Devices Bluetooth®-enabled trolling motors allow for precise boat control through the convenient, familiar interface of phones and tablets  Racine, Wisconsin (2/15 /2017) –Minn Kota® is introducing a revolutionary app technology for trolling motors equipped with i-Pilot® and iPilot® Link™. The free apps allow anglers to navigate and control their trolling motor via their smartphones or other mobile devices by communicating with the trolling motor via Bluetooth®, and also allows users to accept software upgrades wherever they have data coverage. According to Minn Kota brand manager Brad Henry, “Our goal is always to help anglers catch more fish, and precise boat control is critical to success. The new Minn Kota apps help make that easier than ever. From setting speed and direction to activating Spot-Lock and our new Spot-Lock Jog feature, we are putting a host of features into the familiar, convenient interface of phones and tablets.”   Instant fingertip navigation Minn Kota talked to avid anglers and loaded the new apps with the commands they use most on the water. They include basic Propeller On/Off, Left/Right Steering, Speed Control, AutoPilot activation, and deployment of Spot-Lock and Spot-Lock Jog – which keep anglers glued to a spot even in high winds and strong current. The apps also offer a High-Speed Bypass feature, which immediately boosts the motor to high speed if the angler needs to move the boat quickly.   Activate software updates on the water Since Minn Kota is continually expanding and evolving its technology, there are times when software updates...

Humminbird Introduces 360 Imaging for the Ultrex

HUMMINBIRD® INTRODUCES 360 IMAGING™ FOR THE NEW MINN KOTA ULTREX™   RECENT PRESS RELEASES Humminbird® Introduces 360 Imaging™ for the New Minn Kota Ultrex™ Humminbird® Introduces 360 Imaging™ for the New Minn Kota Ultrex™ For the first time ever, Humminbird 360 Imaging is available on the Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor Racine, Wisconsin (4 17 2017) – 360 Imaging is READ MORE Humminbird® Introduces New SOLIX™ Series with Exclusive Technologies and Largest Screens in its Class Humminbird® Introduces New SOLIX™ Series with Exclusive Technologies and Largest Screens in its Class The revolutionary Humminbird® SOLIX™ Series combines 12” and 15” displays with Cross Touch® Interface, MEGA Imaging™, CHIRP Digital Sonar, AUTOCHART® Live with vegetation READ MORE Humminbird® Introduces Compact Solid-State CHIRP Radar Module Humminbird® Introduces Compact Solid State CHIRP Radar Module   RACINE, WI. (January 4, 2017) Humminbird® announces the introduction of a new compact solid state radar module, complete with CHIRP pulse compression technology for outstanding radar imaging at short and long READ MORE Humminbird® introduces cutting-edge technologies within HELIX G2N lineup New Humminbird® technologies deliver clearest imaging ever and bring fish hiding structure to life like never before    Next generation HELIX® products features MEGA Imaging™ with CHIRP digital sonar, AUTOCHART® Live vegetation and bottom hardness mapping, and Bluetooth connectivity. READ MORE   Humminbird® Introduces 360 Imaging™ for the New Minn Kota Ultrex™ For the first time ever, Humminbird 360 Imaging is available on the Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor Racine, Wisconsin (4/17/2017) – 360 Imaging is a Humminbird innovation that gives anglers a 360-degree, detail-rich view of the underwater world. Previously, this bow-mount technology was only compatible...

Humminbird introduces the new SOLIX!

HUMMINBIRD® INTRODUCES NEW SOLIX™ SERIES WITH EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND LARGEST SCREENS IN ITS CLASS RECENT PRESS RELEASES Humminbird® Introduces New SOLIX™ Series with Exclusive Technologies and Largest Screens in its Class Humminbird® Introduces New SOLIX™ Series with Exclusive Technologies and Largest Screens in its Class The revolutionary Humminbird® SOLIX™ Series combines 12” and 15” displays with Cross Touch® Interface, MEGA Imaging™, CHIRP Digital Sonar, AUTOCHART® Live with vegetation READ MORE Humminbird® Introduces Compact Solid-State CHIRP Radar Module Humminbird® Introduces Compact Solid State CHIRP Radar Module   RACINE, WI. (January 4, 2017) Humminbird® announces the introduction of a new compact solid state radar module, complete with CHIRP pulse compression technology for outstanding radar imaging at short and long READ MORE Humminbird® introduces cutting-edge technologies within HELIX G2N lineup New Humminbird® technologies deliver clearest imaging ever and bring fish hiding structure to life like never before    Next generation HELIX® products features MEGA Imaging™ with CHIRP digital sonar, AUTOCHART® Live vegetation and bottom hardness mapping, and Bluetooth connectivity. READ MORE Humminbird® Launches HELIX™ 5 G2 with CHIRP and AutoChart® Live Humminbird® Launches HELIX™ 5 G2 with CHIRP and AutoChart® Live  Second generation of the compact HELIX 5 family features CHIRP, AutoChart® Live, SmartStrike™ and updated user interface.  RACINE, WI. (October 12, 2016) Humminbird® is pleased to announce the HELIX™ READ MORE Humminbird® Introduces New SOLIX™ Series with Exclusive Technologies and Largest Screens in its Class The revolutionary Humminbird® SOLIX™ Series combines 12” and 15” displays with Cross Touch® Interface, MEGA Imaging™, CHIRP Digital Sonar, AUTOCHART® Live with vegetation and bottom hardness mapping, Bluetooth® connectivity and i-Pilot® Link™ navigation RACINE, Wis., January...