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RANGER SENDS STRONG FIELD INTO 2011 BASSMASTER CLASSIC

FLIPPIN (February 16, 2011) No brand is as synonymous with professional bass fishing as Ranger Boats. One of the driving forces behind the innovation and exposure that has made professional fishing what it is today, Ranger Pros are once again benefitting from the performance and quality of Ranger boats as they begin their quest for a world championship at the 2011 Bassmaster Classic.

Being contested February 18-20 in the bass-rich waters of the Louisiana Delta, Ranger Boats will be represented by some of the top names in professional fishing from the B.A.S.S. Elite Series, as well as some up-and-coming anglers who qualified through Open and Weekend Series events.

Ranger Pros in the 2011 Bassmaster Classic:
Tracy Adams - B.A.S.S. Opens qualifier
Tommy Biffle - B.A.S.S. Elite Series qualifier
Keith Combs - B.A.S.S. Opens qualifier
Ryan McMurtury - B.A.S.S. Weekend Series qualifier
Andy Montgomery - B.A.S.S. Opens qualifier
Scott Rook - B.A.S.S. Elite Series qualifier
Randall Tharp - B.A.S.S. Opens qualifier
Dave Wolak - B.A.S.S. Elite Series qualifier

In addition to its field of qualifiers, Ranger Boats enters the 2011 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo with one of the industry's most sought-after displays. Joining legendary Ranger founder and Hall of Famer Forrest L Wood will be some of the greatest anglers to ever take to the weigh-in stand. Visitors to the Ranger booth can meet with and gain professional insight from a collection of Ranger loyalists, who, between them, have amassed seven Bassmaster Classic titles, five B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year Awards, a pair of Forrest Wood Cup championships and more than $11.4 million in combined career earnings.

Appearing in the Ranger Boats booth:
Forrest L Wood
Denny Brauer
Luke Clausen
George Cochran
Jimmy Houston
Hank Parker
Peter Thliveros
Jay Yelas

Along with famed Ranger Pros, visitors to the booth can also see the all-new 2011 Ranger boats and learn more about the latest "Gotcha Covered" sales promotion.

For Bassmaster Classic attendees - and those who wish they were - who want behind-the-scenes access to the tournament, inside looks at Ranger products and personalities or a chance to win prizes, follow Ranger Boats on Twitter (@RangerBoats) or become a fan on Facebook.

About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to RangerBoats.com.


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