Bassmaster Classic Pro 2016

Bassmaster Classic Pro 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

March 2016

Raymarine and its Bassmaster Elite Series Pro-Ambassadors are headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the biggest event in bass fishing – the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic.

Raymarine veterans Brandon Lester, Bernie Schultz, Chris Zaldain, 2012 Bassmaster Classic Champion Chris Lane will be fishing the tournament along with 2 new members for 2016:

2012 Bassmaster Classic Champion - Chris Lane | Raymarine by FLIR Chris Lane

10-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier - John Crews | Raymarine by FLIR Jane Crews

John Crews, is a 10-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, the 2010 Elite Series Champion, and a 3-time FLW Championship qualifier. As a professional, John has accumulated over $1 million in tournament winnings including a $100,000 win on the California Delta during the 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series.

Bill Lowen, from Brookville, Indiana has been fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series for 10 years, and is a 5-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier. Bill’s top finish to-date at the classic was 10th place in the 2012 event.

5-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier - Bill Lowen | Raymarine by FLIR Bill Lowen

Raymarine Pro-Ambassadors will also have a strong presence at the nearby Bassmaster Classic Expo being held at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa. Jay Brainard, Ray Brazier, Trait Crist , Paul Elias, James Niggemeyer, Billy McDonald, Scott Pauley, Zell Rowland, and Steve Wisdom all be making scheduled appearance at the Raymarine booth, #833.

Fishing legend Jimmy Houston will be making a special presentation in the Raymarine booth on Friday at 12:45 PM, and again at 1:00 PM on Sunday.

Fishing legend Jimmy Houston | Raymarine by FLIR Jimmy Houston
Bassmaster Elite Angler and TV personality - Timmy Horton | Raymarine by FLIR Timmy Horton

Bassmaster Elite Angler and TV personality Timmy Horton will present a seminar in the Raymarine booth on Friday at 2:00 PM, Saturday at 11:00 AM and again on Sunday at 11:00 AM.

At the Expo, Raymarine will have its full line of electronics for freshwater fishing on display including the all-new Dragonfly™ 7-PRO and the tournament-tested eS-Series Multifunction Displays with CHIRP DownVision and CHIRP SideVision™.

New Dragonfly 7Pro | Raymarine by FLIR New Dragonfly 7PRO
New Ocean Scout TK | Raymarine by FLIR New Ocean Scout TK

Also on display will be the all-new FLIR OceanScout TK handheld thermal camera. Priced at $699, the pocket-sized FLIR OceanScout creates images using infrared heat, rather than visible light. It's the perfect companion on the water, and in the great outdoors too

To learn more about the Raymarine Pro-Ambassador team and the full line of Raymarine electronics please visit