Triton Boats’ Pro Staff member Randy Howell made bass fishing history last weekend by winning the 2014 Bassmaster Classic, held Feb. 21-23 at Lake Guntersville, Ala. Fishing from a 21 TrX bass boat, a brand new Triton model, Howell weighed in 15 bass with a total weight of 67 pounds, 8 ounces during the three-day tournament to capture the coveted Classic crown and the $300,000 first place payout.
Howell, a veteran Triton pro staffer from Springville, Ala., was in 11th place after two days of Classic competition. He used crankbaits and bladed jigs on Day Three to catch 29.2 pounds, which vaulted him into first place in bass fishing’s most prestigious event. “My Triton 21 TrX was a major factor in my winning the 2014 Classic,” Howell said. He cited the boat’s state-of-the-art livewell system as playing a “huge role” in his victory. “The Classic weigh-ins were held in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center arena, a long 75-minute drive from the Lake Guntersville boat launch site. The awesome livewell system of the 21 TrX kept my bass alive and frisky from the minute I caught them to the minute I put them on the scales. Not having to worry about the condition of my fish allowed me to focus totally on my fishing during three grueling days of competition. I’m living proof that you can trust Triton to keep your fish in top condition for maximum weigh-in points and a live release.”
Howell also raved about the fishability and performance of the new Triton 21 TrX. “I can’t say enough about the interior layout of this boat! The front casting deck is enormous, and the rod and tackle storage capacity and arrangement are absolutely perfect. Besides having giant rod storage boxes on both its port and starboard sides, the 21 TrX also has a center rod box, a really cool feature not found on most competing bass boats. The center rod box allowed me to instantly access the sticks I was using most often throughout the tournament while both reducing the number of rods I had underfoot on the front deck and keeping my arsenal of rigged rods tangle-free. Also, the boat’s riding comfort in rough water was unbelievable, and its speed and handling was nothing short of mind-boggling. Triton has always been the industry leader in tournament bass boats, but they’ve set the bar even higher with their new 21 TrX.”
“We’re extremely proud that Randy Howell won the 2014 Bassmaster Classic in a Triton 21 TrX,” said Triton founder Earl Bentz. “Our design and engineering team relies on feedback from our Pro Staff to make our boats ultra-competitive, and Randy’s Classic victory proves that this approach pays off in a big way.”
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