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Marianne Huskey talks about the new line up of Kinchou's from Matzuo


Angling reports with Marianne Huskey from ICAST 2013

Matzuo America Announces the New Marianne Huskey Signature Series Kinchou Minnow


Frabill's new Crank Bait Net is a big hit at ICAST 2013


Marianne Huskey joins forces with Matzuo America!!!

Matzuo– A Big Game International brand
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Marianne Huskey, Professional Walleye Angler to Promote Matuzo America® Fishing Products

South Sioux, NE (January 2013) – Matzuo America®, the premier name in fishing tackle, is proud to sponsor Marianne Huskey, Professional Walleye Angler and the recipient of the prestigious Anglers Insight Marketing Angler of the Year Award for 2012.

Marianne Huskey is passionate about fishing. She discovered her love of the sport while as a child, fishing with her grandfather on Lake Michigan in Charlevoix, Michigan. In 2008, Marianne went Pro with a purpose to promote her passion and market the sport of angling while dedicating her free time to volunteering for charitable organizations. In 2010, Marianne was awarded the Dave Anderson Sportsman of the Year Award by over 100 of her peers for her dedication to promoting the sport of angling. Marianne is also a United States Coast Guard Captain and a licensed Wisconsin Guide offering the experience of a lifetime in walleye fishing or guided ice fishing trips.

“I am very excited to be working with Matzuo America® and their line of innovative fishing products,” Marianne Huskey commented. “I am most excited to start promoting and fishing with the new Matzuo Kinchou Minnow. It is a perfect hardbait for beginners to professional anglers to experience all the excitement that hooking a trophy fish brings.”

About Matzuo America®:

Matzuo America® is the premier name in innovative tackle. Matzuo Sickle hooks, hooks, rigs, spinners, jigheads, hard-baits, soft-baits, and kits that attract fish and fishermen alike. From freshwater to saltwater, from east to west and north to south, Matzuo is a name everyone recognizes as the ultimate in big fish catching equipment at affordable prices.

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First Ever Female Angler Of The Year

On Sunday, August 19, Marianne Huskey made professional fishing history when she won the Anglers Insight Marketing Angler of the Year award.  This marked the first time in the history of major professional fishing tournament circuits that a female angler has won an Angler of the Year award.
The Angler of the Year award goes to the angler who amasses the most points over the course of a season. Huskey edged out Wisconsin’s Robert Blosser and Illinois’ Scott Duncan in a race that came down to the last day of the last event of the season. Huskey said, “I always say, ‘It’s not what is on the other side. It’s the climb.’ I’ve been on the climb for four years and I’m not at the top just yet, but this sure feels good.”
This year‘s AIM tournaments traveled to Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Lake Erie in Lorain, Ohio, Lake Michigan’s Green Bay at Oconto, Wisconsin, and Lake of the Woods at Baudette, Minnesota.
Marianne Huskey made history at the Lake Superior event when she finished in second place, the highest finish ever in a major professional fishing tournament by a female angler. Wisconsin’s Huskey has been an AIM professional angler since the circuit was founded in 2009, fishing in every event the circuit has held. She has also fished on the FLW National Guard Walleye Circuit.
In 2011, Huskey was awarded the Dave Anderson Sportsman of the Year Award by a vote of over 100 of her peers. The award is given to the angler who has done the most to promote the sport of fishing and has portrayed the best example of professionalism in competitive fishing. Huskey is known for her passion for and involvement in charity, youth and educational events through organizations like VFW, Christmas for the Children, The Make a Wish Foundation, Fishing Has No Boundaries, Walleyes for Tomorrow, and the NPAA Youth Clinics.
Huskey’s sponsors include Lund Boats, Mercury Motors, Navionics, Optima Batteries, Lowrance, Frabill and Fin-Tech.

Huskey makes history as the highest placing Lady Pro Angler!

Anglers Insight Marketing
Published June 2, 2012
The wind howled, temperatures stalled in the just plain cold region, and rain blew sideways all day today, dampening everything but the attitudes of the Pros and Cos fishing AIM Bay Mills Casino Can Am Challenge. Regardless of success, the anglers truly enjoyed the event.

Marianne Huskey watched as Scott Duncan weighed in, knowing she probably was a little bit short on weight despite her five fish CRR count to Scott's four, and not quite 2# cushion. As the weights were read off one by one, it was evident Scott's average of about 20" against Marianne's average of under 17" was enough to take the win and a plate of $100 bills equaling $40,000.00.

Lund Boats, one of the original AIM sponsors and strong supporter of tournament angling, offers a $6000.00 Anglers Insight Marketing Tournament contingency for the win, so Scott's total purse was $46,000.00. This was Scott's first Major win, and Marianne's best fact, the best finish by a Lady Pro Angler ever in any Major Walleye event.

Lund/Mercury Pros Scott and Marianne were fishing the Horse Shoe, pulling Rapala Husky Jerks just above the weeds. The crankbaits were the rattling model, and Scott, Marianne, Mike Gofron, and Mark Brumbaugh employed the tactic to nearly sweep the event for team Lund, taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and fifth.







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