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Bass Junkyz Growing Again

Kayak and PWC platform are Catch, Photo, and Release Tournaments

June 20, 2023

Bass Junkyz, currently the longest brand identified Teams circuit in Arizona is growing again. The bass boat circuit has plans to launch two other fishing circuits spanning across Arizona over to storied bass fishing waters of Texas. "We see an opportunity to grow and to diversify our product over other angling platforms for competitive tournament environments; Kayak and PWC." (Greg Krueger)

Kayak bass fishing has seen rapid growth over the past 15 years and is now has a place with B.A.S.S and other national organizations such as KBF. Bass Junkyz will hold their first two Kayak events at Lake Pleasant in November 2023 and January 2024 then move to the Colorado River locations of Martinez Lake, Lake Havasu, and the Parker Strip before operating in Texas.

The next anticipated angling platform for a burst in growth is PWC. With a lower entry price level than a bass boat and with speed and agility to enter restricted backwater areas the PWC segment is set to explode. Frequency of articles published about the topic have increased since 2019 and the segment was identified by The Watercraft Journal, "The fastest growing segment...".As an offshore platform PWC watercraft have been utilized globally for some time and now manufactures are looking at freshwater anglers as well, specifically Sea Doo with their 3 tier Fish Pro series. At this time Bass Junkyz is the only tournament circuit taking this to more than just an annual event. The PWC events will start their season on the Colorado River at Martinez Lake January 20, 2024 and then two events in April; Bluewater Casino and Lake Havasu. The next stop will be in Texas for two events targeted for May and June.

Both the Kayak and PWC platform are Catch, Photo, and Release Tournaments. CPR events are nothing new, have excellent tournament software interface, and the method lessens the stress on the fish.


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