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."