OPTIMA® Batteries Adds to its Star-Studded Fishing Line-up


Just in time for one of the biggest fishing tournaments of the year, the Bassmaster Classic, OPTIMA Batteries announced it's 2012 sponsorship support of a number of B.A.S.S. Elite Series and FLW Tour anglers. OPTIMA Batteries tour-level bass pros for 2012 include:

  • Edwin Evers
  • Michael Iaconelli
  • Tim Horton
  • Brent Ehrler
  • Kelly Jordan
  • Jason Quinn
  • Bobby Lane
  • Bill Lowen
  • Byron Velvick
  • Chris Lane (pictured)
  • Clay Dyer
  • Gene Ellison (new for 2012)
  • Greg Vinson
  • Guy H. Eaker Sr.
  • J. Todd Tucker
  • John Crews
  • Mark Davis (new for 2012)
  • Pat Golden
  • Pete Ponds
  • Rodney Clawson (new for 2012)
  • Yusuke Miyazaki
  • Zell Rowland

Led by perennial OPTIMA pro, Edwin Evers, in his OPTIMA-wrapped Nitro Z9 Toyota Tundra, this group of anglers holds high promise for "The Ultimate Power Source" to be represented on the leaderboard in virtually ever major bass fishing event this year. After two days of fishing in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, OPTIMA anglers occupy an amazing five of the top seven positions, including leader, Chris Lane.

"There is no better testing ground for high performance batteries than the grueling schedule, long days and big water these anglers will experience," said Cam Douglass, OPTIMA Batteries Director of Product Development Marketing. Every year more more anglers are turning to OPTIMA BlueTop batteries to power their passion and our pro bass anglers are definitely among our biggest advocates."

Those interested in following Edwin Evers and others on their journey this season are encouraged to follow along on the OPTIMA Facebook page, where video and other content will be uploaded during many major bass fishing events. In addition, OPTIMA pros, including Evers, Horton, Iaconelli, Bobby Lane, Kelly Jordan, and Tim Horton will be participating in Major League Fishing, the ground-breaking new concept also sponsored by OPTIMA Batteries.