BOOYAH strengthens pro staff team with new signings
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Top US lure brand, BOOYAH Bait Co., has strengthened its pro staff team with the arrival of Alton Jones Jr, who joins his father on the PRADCO-Fishing brand’s team, and Stetson Blaylock.
The Jones father-and-son team will be fishing against each other in the Bassmaster Elite Series and the 2017 Bassmaster Classic.
“I am really excited to be part of the BOOYAH family,” said Jones Jr. “I have grown up with their baits and they have played a huge role in forming me into the angler I am today. It is a dream come true to partner with baits that I use the most.”
BOOYAH Brand Manager Chad Warner added: “As I monitored Alton’s success in 2016, I was impressed by his ability to fish beyond his years, read the conditions and make crucial on-the-water decisions.”
After spending a day fishing with Jones Jr, Warner said: “He surpassed all my expectations with qualities and characteristics that align perfectly with ours. Knowing his dad, I am not surprised! We are proud to have him as part of the team and look forward to the 2017 season. It will be like no other for the Jones family.”
Bassmaster Elite pro, Blaylock, said: “I have watched BOOYAH become one of the top bait brands in bass fishing by making affordable products that catch fish. I can’t wait to help them design more baits that do the same thing.”
Warner said: “Stetson is a great fisherman with a great work ethic. He has the drive to succeed at every level with strong faith and family values. I just knew he needed to be one of our guys.
“Stetson doesn’t just want to wear our logo. He wants to be involved at every level in building the best BOOYAH products possible. That’s super-important because BOOYAH will continue to do what we do – and that is to innovate around some of the most proven baits ever fished.”
Although 2017 will be Blaylock’s first season fishing the Elite Series, he has already established himself as one of the top national pros on the FLW Tour. He became the youngest ever FLW Tour event winner when he won at Lake Norman in 2009 at 21 years old, has qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup in seven of eight tour seasons and finished third in the 2016 FLW Angler of the Year.