Today Jethro Bait Manufacturing Company announced a major sponsorship of 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series qualifier Brandon Card. Jethro Baits is a provider of popular soft plastics and terminal tackle for the everyday angler.

Brandon Card is distinguished as the first Bassmaster Elite Series qualifier to have fished his way through the collegiate bass fishing ranks. Card captained the University of Kentucky bass fishing team for 4 years, graduating in 2009. While at UK he fished the Boat US series, College BASS and the FLW College Fishing series. He won the Ultimate Match Fishing College edition in 2007. Finishing 2nd in the 2011 Bassmaster Southern Opens earned Card his berth in the Elite Series.

“Florida fishermen have had success with Jethro baits for years. You can find them all over down there because they catch fish. I hope to represent them well as a rookie on the Elite Series and introduce more people to the brand outside of the Sunshine State,” said Card. “This is such an exciting time for my career and I am so thankful to be working with Jethro during an exciting time of growth and expansion for the company.”

Jethro Baits owner Kevin Stallworth said, “We are very excited about Brandon’s story of fishing his way through college and moving up to the Elite Series. Like Jethro, Brandon started out locally and then moved his way up through the ranks to now compete with the top 100 anglers in the world. We wish him well and will do all we can to help him succeed, starting with great soft plastics, terminal tackle and a few top-secret prototype baits.”

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