Skeeter owners’ tournament draws thousands

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Tim Wilcoxson won Skeeter’s grand prize for his 9.65-pound bass.

Tim Wilcoxson won Skeeter’s grand prize for his 9.65-pound bass.

The annual Skeeter Owner’s Bass Tournament held in Lake Fork, Texas, wrapped up with a steady attendance of more than 2,200 anglers and over 1,000 Skeeter boats from around the country.

The winner of this year’s event, Tim Wilcoxson from Rockwall, Texas, took home the grand prize of a brand new Skeeter FX20 equipped with a Yamaha V MAX SHO 250 for his catch of 9.65 pounds.

Taking home the second prize, Sue Gibson from Aquilla, Texas, won a new Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE Side-by-Side.

Sue Gibson took home a Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE side-by-side for her second-place effort.

Sue Gibson took home a Yamaha Wolverine X4 SE side-by-side for her second-place effort.

“This annual family event continues to grow in popularity and has become an iconic event for both the Yamaha and Skeeter brands. We were once again thrilled with the response to the tournament,” said Skeeter Boats senior vice president and general manager Jeff Stone in a statement. “Our staff conducted over 400 demo rides and also prepared and served more than 2,000 pounds of brisket, 2,400 hot links, and 100 gallons of Skeeter beans for the anglers and their families – it was a great day on the water.”

Skeeter owners also donated more than 1,400 toys to provide Christmas presents to families in need. Each entrant providing a toy was given a ticket, giving him or her a chance to win a Yamaha Kodiak 450 ATV.

“This event is our way of thanking all Skeeter boat owners, past, present and future, who helped get us to where we are today. We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2020,” said senior marketing projects manager JoAnne O’Bryant in the statement.

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