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Yamaha Marine Group Welcomes Brett King to 2017 Walleye Pro Team

Posted 2/28/2017


Kennesaw, Ga., February 28, 2017 – Yamaha Marine Group announced today that walleye angler Brett King has joined Yamaha’s 2017 Walleye Pro Fishing Team.   

“We are thrilled to welcome Brett as one of our newest Yamaha Pro Anglers,” said David Ittner, Tournament, Sponsorship and Pro Staff Manager, Yamaha Marine Group. “Brett is a veteran pro angler as well an ambassador to the sport of walleye fishing, serving as longtime chairman of the board for AIM®. He will be a great addition to the team.

King is from Hager City, Wisc., and has been fishing professionally since 2002.  During the last 15 years, he has fished in every major walleye tournament series, qualifying in each AIM®, PWT, RCL, FLW®, and NWT™ circuit. King also has multiple top ten finishes and holds an Angler of the Year title for the AIM Pro Walleye Series.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Yamaha team,” said King, “Yamaha creates the most reliable products on the market and it’s a privilege to have these amazing outboards power my 208 Warrior™ boat. I finally feel like I’m home, and I can’t wait to smash that throttle down. Yamaha supports some of the best walleye anglers in the country and I’m honored to be on the team.”

“Each year we are presented with the opportunity to acquire professional anglers for our team, and Brett is our latest example of the kind of experience and talent that we seek year after year. Together, we look forward to another fantastic year,” said Ittner.


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