HUMMINBIRD INTRODUCES THE NEW SOLIX 10

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Humminbird® Introduces the New SOLIX™ 10
The award-winning Humminbird® SOLIX™ Series now includes a model with a 10.1” screen, Humminbird Basemap, and exclusive features such as Cross Touch® Interface, MEGA Imaging™, CHIRP Digital Sonar, AUTOCHART® Live, Bluetooth® connectivity and i-Pilot® Link™ compatibilityRacine, Wisconsin (11/14/2017) – When Humminbird® introduced the SOLIX™ Series in January, it redefined sonar by integrating its most revolutionary technological features into a new line of powerful, easy-to-use fish finders. For 2018 Humminbird has expanded the series with the SOLIX 10. Its 10.1-inch screen makes it ideal for use at the bow or on more compact console settings. The SOLIX 10 helps anglers find and catch more fish with the most advanced sonar, image clarity and mapping capabilities in its class.

Crystal-clear images
The SOLIX 10 comes in two models: one featuring Humminbird’s exclusive MEGA Imaging™ with GPS and CHIRP Digital Sonar, and another with GPS and CHIRP Digital Sonar only. Humminbird’s ultra-clear MEGA Imaging™ is the first Down and Side Imaging technology to enter the megahertz range with performance that’s nearly three times greater than traditional 455 kHz frequencies. It results in the clearest, sharpest on-screen images ever seen.

B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year Brandon Palaniuk gives credit to MEGA Imaging for his 2017 victory at Sam Rayburn Reservoir, saying “I found brush piles that other guys drove right past with their sonar units. During practice I stacked up tons of waypoints on brush that held good fish, and during the tournament I was able to go back, see where the bass were on the piles, and smash them.”

Anglers can choose MEGA Side Imaging for an incredible view to the left and right of their boat, while MEGA Down Imaging gives crystal clear pictures of what is beneath the boat. Both carry a range that covers the most popular fishing depths.

“Fish, rocks and stumps almost look like photographs, while man-made structures like shipwrecks or sunken bridges offer up MEGA imagery down to individual beams,” explains Humminbird Brand Manager Ray Schaffart. “After people see it, they just can’t believe it.”

MEGA Imaging works in conjunction with CHIRP Digital Sonar, which fires more pulses than traditional transducers – and more pulses mean more information, improved target separation and superior image clarity at greater depths.

Customizable screen technology 
The SOLIX 10 comes standard with Humminbird’s Cross Touch® Interface, which allows anglers to operate the fish finder via touchscreen or with the touchpad. Users can customize the screen with up to four independent viewing panes to simultaneously get the Down Imaging, Side Imaging and GPS mapping information they need – at a glance. Individual panes can be zoomed in/out, or moved to different screen locations based on an angler’s preference or the fishing situation.

Takes mapping to the next level
Standard on the SOLIX 10 is the new Humminbird Basemap, which helps anglers pinpoint fishing hot spots by showing freshwater depth contours in 10- and 20-foot increments for more than 10,000 American lakes, and precise coverage of the entire U.S. coastline thanks to NOAA-based charts, the most trusted source of coastal data. The Basemap also includes navigational aids, marker buoys, depths, points of interest and launch locations to improve the boating experience. In addition to the pre-loaded lakes with contour mapping, the Humminbird Basemap provides shoreline-only maps to hundreds of thousands of other lakes. It also displays highways, roads, railroads, bike paths, and streams, along with more than 200 icons.

Another standard SOLIX 10 feature is AUTOCHART® Live. This exclusive Humminbird technology maps and saves depth contours, bottom hardness and vegetation data on any body of water. Fish relate to depths, weed lines and transition points in bottom type – for example where a soft, muddy bottom transitions to firm sand or rock. By collecting all that data on an AUTOCHART Live map, Humminbird helps anglers find the “spot on the spot” like never before.

AUTOCHART Live is also compatible with i-Pilot® Link™ from Minn Kota® for the utmost in boat control and fishing success. With the fish finder and trolling motor communicating, an angler can tell his Minn Kota trolling motor to “follow” a specific AUTCHART Live contour at a set speed, and with the press of a button the boat will automatically follow the exact path. Without touching the trolling motor controls, anglers can stay on a weedline, depth or bottom hardness contour to keep their bait in active water at all times.

The new units are also fully compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts, SmartStrike™ and Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™.

Bluetooth® connectivity
Bluetooth is built into every SOLIX 10, allowing anglers to sync their smartphones to the fish finder and view text messages, missed calls and signal strength right on the SOLIX display. It creates a flawless on-board network of electronics and connectivity.

For plug-and-fish networking, high-speed ethernet provides easy connections to Humminbird 360 Imaging, Minn Kota i-Pilot Link, Humminbird CHIRP Radar, and additional SOLIX or select HELIX units.

Anglers can mount the SOLIX 10 on the boat dash or at the bow on the included gimbal, or directly to an optional RAM Mount for multi-directional viewing if desired. For more information call Humminbird at 800-633-1468 or visit Humminbird.com/SOLIX.


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    Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. consists of the Humminbird, LakeMaster, Minn Kota and Cannon brands. Humminbird® is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fishfinders, fishfinder/GPS combo units, ice flashers and digital depth gauges. LakeMaster® is the premier brand of high-definition electronic fishing charts. Minn Kota® is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offers a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.

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North Carolina, South Carolina Face Off in District 2 National Semi-Final Event on Lake Murray

The South Carolina Bass Federation hosted the 2017 TBF National Semifinal District 2 event November 4-5 on Lake Murray in Chaplin, S.C.  The Forrest Wood Cup Pros were among the many visitors to the legendary Lake Murray this year.  A lake that consistently boasts successful tournaments and heavy weights was in its transition stage, however, which made fishing tough for the NSF anglers.  Although the weights were down, 52 boats brought the fight to Lake Murray for state bragging rights, deeper payouts, trophies, Ranger Cup and Evinrude contingencies plus coveted spots in the 2018 Federation National Championship.

A total of $18,440 with 118.5% payback was awarded in cash and prizes.  The top ten boaters and co-anglers divvied up $11,700 in total cash payback, not including the $500 Ranger Cup award and the $1,000 Evinrude E-tec award for the winning boater (if he/she runs a 2012 or newer Etec Evinrude).

The new format pays back 100% of the entry fees, 75% to the top 20% of the field, 10% to the state federations and 15% to the TBF Federation National Championship.

After two days of competition, David Kneece from Gilbert, S.C. would be named the 2017 National Semi-Final Champion boater.  Kneece took the lead on day one with 13.16 pounds.  He topped that with 12.95 pounds on day two for 26.11 total pounds for the win.  He received a $2,600 payday and will advance to the national event representing his state.

Second place boater, Brian Fritts, will also advance to the national contest as the top North Carolina boater.  Fritts finished just .10 pounds behind Kneece with a tournament total of 26.01 pounds.  He walked away with a $1,510 paycheck.

The National Semi-Final Champion co-angler was Preston Rikard of Lexington, S.C., coming out of third to take the title.  Rikard weighed 16.63 total pounds, earned $1,300 for his win and will advance to nationals representing his state

The second place co-angler, also narrowly missed it in a close battle for first.  North Carolina’s, David Ford, had a two day total of 15.34 pounds to advance to the national championship.

In one of the closest state pride battles, South Carolina would come out on top for the District 2 State Pride Award with 82.97 pounds to North Carolina’s 79.31 pounds.  The award is determined by adding the weights of the top four boaters and co-anglers from each state selected prior to the event.

Ranger Cup Winner – Joey Sabbaga

The National Semi-Finals format rolled out last year replacing the divisional events and state team line-ups.  TBF anglers can now advance to a close-to-home NSF event in one of two ways.  Active state clubs can advance their top two anglers, in addition, the top 10% of state event participation or a minimum of 12 anglers per state qualify, whichever is greater.  The new format has been highly successful with state participation and membership up across the nation.

The event went well thanks to the South Carolina Bass Federation for hosting, as well as, TBF’s Sponsors: FLW, Ranger, Cabela’s, Lowrance, MinnKota, Humminbird, Evinrude, Berkley and Power Pole.

 

District 1 Hosts National Semi-Final Event on Lake Eufaula

Florida and Georgia Advance Anglers to Nationals

 

The Georgia Bass Federation hosted the 2017 TBF National Semifinal District 1 event November 4-5 from Lakepoint State Park on Lake Eufaula.  Anglers were met with picture perfect weather during practice, water temperatures in the low to mid 70’s and a lake 2-3 feet below full pool.  Weather kept calm and clear through the event with a slightly foggy morning on day two.  Forty-one boats launched on Lake Eufaula water to fish for state bragging rights, deeper payouts, trophies, Ranger Cup and Evinrude contingencies plus coveted spots in the 2018 Federation National Championship.

A total of $14,920 with 121% payback was awarded in cash and prizes.  The top eight boaters and co-anglers in the 41 boat field divvied up $9,225 in total cash payback, not including the $500 Ranger Cup award and the $1,000 Evinrude E-tec award for the winning boater (if he/she runs a 2012 or newer Etec Evinrude).

The new format pays back 100% of the entry fees, 75% to the top 20% of the field, 10% to the state federations and 15% to the TBF Federation National Championship.

After two days of competition, Georgia boater, Brent Tullis, bested the boater field to be named the 2017 National Semi-Final Champion boater.  Tullis had five fish limits both days for 10.28 pounds and 18.50 pounds to make his tournament total 28.78 pounds.  Tullis received a $2,310 payday for his win and he’ll represent Georgia at the national event.  He also earned the $500 Ranger Cup award for being the highest finishing Ranger Cup qualified angler.

The National Semi-Final Champion co-angler was, Edward Fry, from Florida who caught five fish on day one and three on day two for 19.01 total pounds.  Fry earned $1,155 for his win and will advance to nationals representing the state of Florida.

Other NSF anglers advancing to the 2018 Federation National Championship are top Florida boater, A.J. Willequer, who had 18.06 pounds and top Georgia co-angler, Ray Edelen, who had 17.09 pounds.

The Georgia Bass Federation made the final sweep with the District 1 State Pride Award with 90.57 pounds.  The award is determined by adding the weights of the top four boaters and co-anglers from each state selected prior to the event.

The National Semi-Finals format rolled out last year replacing the divisional events and state team line-ups.  TBF anglers can now advance to a close-to-home NSF event in one of two ways.  Active state clubs can advance their top two anglers, in addition, the top 10% of state event participation or a minimum of 12 anglers per state qualify, whichever is greater.  The new format has been highly successful with state participation and membership up across the nation.

The event went well thanks to the Georgia Bass Federation that ran the event and all the support from TBF’s sponsors; FLW, Ranger, Cabela’s, Lowrance, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Evinrude, Berkley and Power Pole.