Brea, CA – Meet Brandon Card, professional angler, Bassmaster 2012 Rookie of the Year and a top contender in this year’s Bassmaster Classic. He’s got a new boat, a new motor, and a new sponsor – Suzuki. Brandon’s Triton 21HP will be powered by Suzuki’s DF250SS, a 250 horsepower 4-stroke outboard that’s built for speed – and reliability. This 4.0-liter V6 features dual overhead cams, 24-valves and a tuned intake track. Electronic fuel injection provides optimum power and fuel economy, and a sleek lower unit with a 2.08:1 gear ratio slices through the water like a hot knife through butter.
Whether he’s got to make a long run to find fish, or power out of the hole when it’s time to make a move, Brandon will be able
to count on his Suzuki to get him to the fish – and to get him back home for the weigh-in. And he knows his Suzuki will
Brandon remembers going fishing with his dad when he was just 4 years old. Their 14’ foot aluminum fishing boat was just
perfect for a kid – and the fact that it was powered by a 20-horse Suzuki seemed like a natural fit.
That first experience with Suzuki years ago gave Brandon a connection with the brand – and once he started checking out
their outboards, he was impressed. “The 250SS is a sweet outboard,” said Brandon. “I’ll be the first angler on the Elite circuit
to run a Suzuki and I couldn’t be prouder. And Suzuki’s commitment to me is just as strong,” he added.
“I’m out to make my mark,” said Brandon. “I’ve got a lot of respect for every angler on the tour, but I need to do this my way,”
Brandon added. “I can’t wait to roll into the weigh-in with my new rig, powered by Suzuki.”
Brandon Card is the first angler to go from college fishing to the Elite Series. He fished for the University of Kentucky Bass
Team for four years. Experience and success at the college level gave Brandon the confidence to pursue bass fishing as a
profession. In 2011, he qualified for the Elite Series in his first year fishing the BASS Opens. Last year on the Elite Series, he
finished 22nd in AOY standings, qualifying for the Basssmaster Classic, and winning the Rookie of the Year Award. For more
information on Brandon Card check out http://www.brandoncardfishing.com/ or follow him at
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