Yamaha adds to its bass angler sponsorships


Yamaha Marine Group said bass anglers Terry Scroggins, Grant Goldbeck, Kenyon Hill and Michael Simonton joined the 2014 Yamaha Pro Team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Terry, Grant, Kenyon and Michael as 2014 Yamaha Pro Anglers,” Tournament and Pro staff manager David Ittner said in a statement. “They are talented professionals and great additions to the team.”

Scroggins is from San Mateo, Fla., and has been fishing professionally since 2002. This year marks his 11th Bassmaster Classic appearance and his first Classic fishing as a Yamaha pro. During the past 12 years he has fished 163 B.A.S.S. tournaments and had five first-place finishes and 45 top-10 finishes.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Yamaha team,” Scroggins said. “Yamaha is a true leader in four-stroke technology. The hole shot and top-end speed of the V MAX SHO 250 is excellent and I plan to put this outboard to good use in 2014.”

Goldbeck, who is from Gaithersburg, Md., has been a B.A.S.S. Elite Series angler since 2006. Since then, he has fished 28 B.A.S.S. tournaments and had two top-10, seven top-20 and 25 top-50 finishes.

Hill, from Norman, Okla., has been fishing professionally since 1986. He has fished 273 tournaments and had three first-place, 22 top-10 and 52 top-20 finishes. He is also a four-time Bassmaster Classic competitor.

Simonton, from Fremont, Ohio, joined the B.A.S.S. Elite Series in 2012, and has been fishing professionally since 2006. During that time, he has finished in the top 10 three times and in the top 20 six times.

“Each year we are presented with the opportunity to acquire professional anglers for our team, and this year is another example of that talent and what it means to the team. Together we look forward to another fantastic year,” Ittner said.