September 28, 2001
Tournament Finalists at Wal-Mart RCL Walleye
Circuit, EverStart Series Championships Aided by Garmin® Electronics,
Olathe, Kan./Sept. 28, 2001 Garmin International, the
leading name in GPS, sonar and communications products, announced
today that it will provide anglers who reach the finals of the
Wal-Mart RCL Walleye Circuit and EverStart Series tournament championships
with some of the most powerful electronic tools on the market.
Each finalist boat will be outfitted with a Garmin GPSMAP®
168 Sounder, which displays high-detail Fishing
Hot Spots map data, and a Fishfinder
"We are extremely pleased to offer these tools to the tournament
finalists," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of marketing.
"Were convinced that anglers will see the immediate
benefit of Fishing Hot Spots® detail along with the superior performance
of our GPS and sonar products. The secret to winning the championships
may not be in the tackle box as much as it is on the boats
Fishing Hot Spots paper maps have long been a friend of tournament
anglers who have found the detail and fishing information
an invaluable asset to understanding the lay of a lake. Garmin
now delivers the same incredible detail of Americas favorite
tournament stops to anglers on its GPS/sonar combination units
like the GPSMAP 162 and
GPSMAP 168 Sounder.
Championship finalists at the RCL championship in Green Bay and
the EverStart championship on Pickwick Lake will see their position
accurately displayed using the WAAS GPS signals, over a myriad
of underwater details such as rock piles, reefs, contour lines,
river channels and weed lines.
In addition to the GPS advantage, the contestants will have the
high-resolution performance of the Garmin Fishfinder 240. Delivering
a 240x240 pixel LCD for clarity and the unique See-Thru® technology,
the 240 provides anglers with solid performance to identify bottom
structure, fish in cover and in thermoclines so fish will
find no safe place to hide in Green Bay or on Pickwick Lake.
Garmin International is a proud sponsor of Operation BASS Bass
fishing tournaments. Beside the RCL and EverStart tournaments
circuits, Garmin is also the electronics sponsor of the Wal-Mart
Bass Fishing League and Texas Tournament Trail. Through the Garmin
Grand Giveaway promotion introduced earlier this year, the company
offered a $1,000 cash incentive for pro anglers who used Garmin
electronics to win specific tournaments. And Garmin supports the
sport fishing industry by continuing to manufacture the most reliable,
feature-rich products on the market.
Learn more about Garmin's product line and the company's
network of dealers by visiting its website www.garmin.com
or by calling 800-800-1020.