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Ranger Boats angler takes Bassmaster Elite title

Ranger Boats pro Skeet Reese won his eighth Bassmaster Elite title last week at Lake Guntersville in Alabama.

Ranger Boats pro Skeet Reese won his eighth Bassmaster Elite title last week at Lake Guntersville in Alabama, earning a $100,000 payday and a $5,000 Ranger Cup bonus for using his Ranger Z521C Comanche with travel partner Byron Velvick.

"You just couldn't have scripted this any better," Reese said in a statement. "I had a really tough practice. I was going out with the anticipation of catching 13 to 14 pounds a day — unless maybe I could find a big bite and come in with 16 to 17. But Byron turned me on to a bait, and it evolved into something special, a win.”

Reese did not lead during the first three days of competition, but consistently brought five-fish limits to the weigh-in stand each day, finishing with 92 pounds, 11 ounces. He targeted a variety of cover with the swimbait, both shallow and deep, and ultimately caught fish in all three phases of the spawn.

Skeet is such a competitor and a great ambassador for Ranger," said Bart Schad, Ranger Boats vice president of marketing. "We're proud to have him on board and congratulate him on such an impressive win."

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