STURTEVANT, Wis., March 1, 2018
– BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today Evinrude professional angler Chris Johnston won the Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) tournament held February 22-25, 2018 on the Harris Chain of Lakes, in Florida. Johnston, hailing from Ontario, earned his first FLW Tour win with a four-day total of 79 pounds, 6 ounces, taking home the $125,000 prize. In addition to Johnston, Evinrude anglers Glenn Brown and Anthony Gagliardi were also ranked in the top ten. Johnston now leads the 2018 Angler of the Year standings.
“I didn’t have a long run or big waves to deal with in this tournament, just short hops,” said Johnston. “The nice thing about running the Evinrude E-TEC G2 is not having to turn a wrench or do any maintenance at all on the motor since it was hung and still having the confidence that I’m going to get back to weigh-in every time. The other benefit of my Evinrude is that with the unbelievable fuel economy, I would fill up with fuel every night and never put more then $20 of gas in my tank. Those little things add up and give me the peace of mind to focus just on fishing.”
“All of us at Evinrude congratulate Chris on his outstanding performance and well-deserved win,” said Tracy Crocker, senior vice president and general manager, Evinrude. “With no break-in period, no oil changes, no scheduled maintenance for 5 years or 500 hours, and our industry-leading ten-year factory-backed extended service coverage, the Evinrude E-TEC G2 is designed to giving boaters the easiest ownership experience possible. We are proud to provide the engines relied on by so many top anglers.”
The total purse for the FLW Tour at the Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Lowrance was more than $930,000 with payouts given to the top 60 anglers in the Pro Division. The tournament was hosted by Lake County, Florida. The next event for FLW Tour anglers will be the FLW Tour at Lake Lanier presented by Ranger, March 8-11 in Gainesville, Georgia, hosted by Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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