Sports Center Boating & Fishing NewsReel
Issue 30 ~~~~ July 17, 2008 ~~~~ #071708
* Latest News around Vic's
* FLW Tour News - Detroit River - Victor Finishes Second!!
* The X-Series 2008 Tournaments - Shenango Results and Pics
* 2008 Boat Specials & Promotion
* New 2008 Boats Available - Ranger Z520 / Stratos 486SF
* Pre-Enjoyed Boats Specials - 2005 Stratos 201 Pro XL only $26K!
* Consignment Shop - NEW in June, 2008
* The Machine that Helps You to Fish Your Best
* The Better Half Tour - Couples Only!
* One More Cast
Welcome to the Thursday edition of the
Vic's Sports Center Boating & Fishing NewsReel.
This edition is going out to more than 1,200+ subscribers. I thank
you sincerely for letting me visit your computer and taking the
time to stay
up-to-date on the latest news at Vic's.
something a little different this week, as you can already tell.
I wanted to "dress up" the newsletter, but didn't want
it to get caught up in
email filters and spam boxes.
So, I blended
a little of both, and that brief email that brought you here was
step one. This is step two.
a minute to send me an email to tell me what you think of the new
format. Just a quick note to email@example.com.
America and those who fight for it. Keep in your prayers all the
fathers, mothers, sons and daughters watching over our country that
protect our rights and freedoms to enjoy this land and the great
Tour Notes - Detroit River - Victor Second Place! Just 3 oz.!
Tour fished the Detroit River this past weekend. After Day 1
- and a new FLW Tour all time record for the day-one heaviest total
catch - Victor led the field with 21-11.
heading for Lake Erie, Victor fished Lake St. Clair on all four
days and it paid off. Ultimately, he finished second, just three
ounces behind winner Alvin Shaw.
For the complete
story on the FLW site, just
2008 X-Series - Shenango Results & Pics Posted!
The X-Series bass tournaments are two events through, and just 35
points separates first place and 10th place.
Berlin Lake event, where Bobby Nash was chewing his fingernails
and had four cigarettes lit at the same time (he had the winning
bag), the Shenango Reservoir event was won by over a 2.5# margin
by Main and Murray - who also posted Big Bass with a 4.46#.
results are posted for the first three events, and Current Points
Standings are also updated. Oh, and I've got the photo galleries
to The X-Series website to check it all out.
is Mosquito Lake on July 27th. See
you on the water!
Specials & Promotions
Boats announced that this year you can now DOUBLE your First Place
tournament winnings if you are the owner of a 2007, 2008, or 2009
model year Stratos boat.
pretty cool deal. I had the opportunity to test run a new Stratos
186XT rigs last November and was very impressed! We have one of
them right now in the showroom. Please feel free to swing on by
and get a close up look at this new Stratos.
Boats at Vic's!
We have a couple of new boats on the website this week, including
a new Stratos Ski-n-Fish plus a Ranger Z520 that is ready for you
to customize with your choice of electronics.
to those of you who have been trying to get a hold of a new Starcraft
Islander or FishMaster. These boats have been very difficult to
find and obtain, and we have actually purchased boats from other
dealers to get them in here. Thankfully, we are down to about a
one or two week window of time until these boats hit the production
Starcraft has moved their plant to an updated facility, and are
just getting back into the swing of things.
you posted. In the meantime, check out these new 2008's...
DEAL OF THE WEEK!
2007 Ranger 178VS, powered by a Yamaha VMAX 150 with stainless prop
and hydraulic steering - eligible for all Ranger Cup incentive money
AND Vic`s tournament bonus money! A Minn Kota MAXXUM 70# provides
your fishing locomotion up front. A matching folding fishing seat
and pro seat are included.
with Lowrance X135 flush mounted at the dash, two large rod compartments
- both with rod organizers - on the from deck. There is a large
center tackle compartment, and a front deck extension is available
for more fishing space. Your passenger will appreciate the rod ramp
deck features a tournament-size divided livewell, and flanking it
are two large storage compartments for more tackle or your other
gear. The maintenance compartment has a two-bank Ranger charger
to keep your batteries ready to go.
a matching RangerTrail RoadArmor trailer with matching fenders,
aluminum wheels and spare, swing-away tongue, disc brakes, ratchet
strap tie-downs, a deluxe Ranger cover, and LED lighting.
One of the
BEST DEALS on a Ranger Boat so far this year - and there is PLENTY
of time to get into this boat and go fishing. Contact Erich at the
shop at 330-673-7600, or feel free to email me anytime and make
some time to come and check out this Ranger 178VS!
pics details, simply click on the boat 178VS pics boat above, or
here and browse through this BRAND NEW RANGER!
Stratos 486 SF Ski-n-Fish, powered by a Yamaha 150 Four Stroke
with hydraulic steering. On the bow, fishing power is supplied by
a Minn Kota PowerDrive with 55# thrust. A Humminbird PirahnaMAX
215 is mounted at the console. Plus a Jensen AM/FM CD Stereo is
Sirius Ready...and seriously ready to kick some tunes on the water.
grey seats, including two racy-style buckets for driver and passenger,
plus two single seats and a double bench in the second row with
storage underneath. Front bow cushions for relaxing on the front
or for taking a leisurely cruise around the lake. Bimini top included!
a single axle StratosTrail trailer with Road Armor (made in the
Ranger Boats plant!). Features include brakes, chrome wheels, and
a swingaway tongue.
pics (you know me!) and more details, simply click on the boat 486SF
boat above, or just click
here and browse through this Stratos!
Ranger Z520 Comanche the new top performance standard in bass
fishing boats. Big power is courtesy of the new, more fuel efficient
Yamaha 250 VMAX Series 2. Fishing power up front is provided by
a Minn Kota MAXXUM Pro with 101# thrust for all day, go anywhere
I start? This is NOT a pre-optioned boat...you can select YOUR CHOICE
of electronics - we are an authorized dealer of both Humminbird
and Lowrance. Fishing amenities include PLENTY of front deck features
- center rod box and tackle storage, plus a front cooler!
features include a hydraulic jack plate, Hot Foot, Pro Trim for
jack plate and trim, and a full Ranger cover. Rides on a matching
RangerTrail Road Armor trailer with aluminum wheels and spare, brakes,
COOL hubs, swing-away tongue, and retractable tie-down straps.
For 30+ pics
and more details, simply click on the Z520 above, or just click
here and check out this Ranger flagship!
Boats at Vic's
We have been getting in some really NICE trades. Please
make time to call us or come down if you are interested in any of
these boats or any that you see in our Pre*Enjoyed inventory online.
Stratos 201 Pro XL
Bass and Walleye Boats
magazine listed this 201
Pro XL as one of the best
riding boats in ANY water
they`d been in. Imagine
how sweet it is in calm
Warranty until 2012!
and green 2005 Stratos 201 Pro XL single console, powered by an
Evinrude E-Tec 225 H.O. and three-blade stainless prop for water
rocket performance. On the bow is a Minn Kota MAXXUM Pro 80# for
quiet fishing power and a recessed trolling motor pedal for comfortable
all day angling. Electronics feature two Lowrance LMS-332c GPS fish
finders - one flush mounted at the bow and the other flush mounted
at the console.
on the front deck - two rod sized compartments (with a rod organizer
in the port box) and two center storage compartments. I`ve seen
a lot of tackle storage systems but I have to be honest - the center
tackle storage on this Stratos is far and away the best I have seen.
check out the pics.
a handy front step-up cooler, and a small item tray for your passenger.
Grey and silver upholstery with two pro/lean seats on hydraulic
rigged with Hot Foot, Pro Trim, Sea Star hydraulic steering, and
a Slidemaster manual jack plate. A measuring board is built in right
below the passenger seat. A Stratos Special Editon Dual Pro charger
makes battery maintenance quick and easy.
a StratosTrail tandem trailer with aluminum wheels and spare, brakes,
stainless steel fenders. Contact Erich at the shop at the shop at
330-673-7600 and stop by to see this Stratos 201 Pro XL. It is worth
the drive if you are serious about your fishing!
a look at this Ranger 620Vs Fisherman here
and silver 2003 Procraft 210 Super Pro, the Procraft flagship boat
for years. Big power comes from a Mercury 225 Optimax, spinning
a three blade stainless prop. On the bow, a MotorGuide Tour Edition
82# trolling motor with recessed pedal for all day fishing in any
include a Lowrance LCX-15 with GPS at the console and an X87 at
the bow, along with a Zercom console flasher. This Super Pro has
a pro seat and folding fishing seat. The console seats are in excellent
condition, and there is storage available under both seats and the
rigged with Sea Star hydraulic steering, keel guard, and 10"
setback manual jack plate. Rides on a matching Procraft tandem axle
trailer with fiberglass fenders, aluminum wheels and spare, front
step, and swingaway tongue.
this link for more details on this 210 Super Pro!
2001 Ranger 520VX Comanche, powered by a dealer maintained 2001
Mercury 225 Optimax that received new spark plugs and a water pump
in 2007. This boat is in great condition.
On the bow,
there is a 2007 Minn Kota MAXXUM Pro 101# with a 52`` shaft and
Universal Sonar for Lake Erie smallmouth angling. To make sure you
are on the fish all day, there are three brand new 2007 Delco Voyager
30-Series deep cycle batteries included. The on board 4-bank charger
keeps you fully charged for the next time out.
electronics - a Lowrance 102c in the bow and an X85 in the console,
plus a Lowrance 1240 flasher in the dash and a 4000M GPS Chartplotter
on a RAM Mount next to the console.
This is a
top performance rig with a Bob's 8" hydraulic jack plate with
height gauge, dual Pro Trim for fingertip trim and jack plate adjustments.
Also a Hot Foot throttle and Hamby`s keel protector.
a single axle RangerTrail trailer with matching fenders, disc brakes,
COOL hubs, and swing-away tongue. The trailer hardware is all stainless
steel. A deluxe Ranger cover is included, perhaps the slickest boat
cover I`ve ever seen...and the best cover out there.
here and see what I mean about this Ranger 520VX Comanche
Consignment Shop - NEW in June! GREAT
Just opened! This will give those of you who are simply selling your
boats outright an avenue to advertise and market them, with the resources
of a dealer to make sure that everything goes smoothly.
from it`s home lake, I snapped these photos at the owner`s house
and this pontoon boat is NICE. We`ve sold two other
boats for this gentleman, and he maintains his gear in a first class
Tracker 21 Party Barge in excellent condition. Powered by a 2005
Mercury 15 BigFoot Four Stroke on a Panther Model 35 electric trim
and tilt bracket.
is ready to, excuse the pun, PARTY! Fully equipped with a through-deck
MotorGuide WhisperGuide with 34# thrust, Humminbird LCR-400 ID fish
finder at the helm, Seaworthy AM/FM Stereo with cassette, plus a
mini gas grill. And there`s more...built-in cooler, snack table,
Bimini top, swim ladder, and a changing curtain.
a DRIVE-ON pontoon trailer with spare, newer bunk carpeting, and
a mooring cover. There are over 40 pictures of this pontoon boat,
I urge you to click the link below and take a look....
nice boat. Give Erich a call at 330-673-7600 or 330-990-1711 and
get yourself, and several of your friends and family, into this
21` Party Barge and create some golden 2008 memories!
the Summer FUN loose on this Sun Tracker 21 Pontoon!
Improve Your Fishing Performance
Yes, I know that practicing flipping in the front room or garage
is one definition of staying fit. Your fishing skills are up to
What I'm referring to here is keeping your entire body as fit as
your skills - and, in most cases - more physically fit that you
have EVER been.
What's really cool? This fitness program requires NO WEIGHTS.
Not even a split shot. No kidding.
Not only will this program work your body but it will take your
mind to a new level of awareness and concentration - which is pretty
important in virtually any area of your life.
If you have the discipline to DO THIS - in one month you WILL see
and feel noticable changes. It's going to take a commitment from
YOU, and this is one of those times when you know you should.
what....here is one move from the workout. It is in pictures and
also has streaming video. Do that move for 30 days and you will
notice a difference in yourself.
And it WILL
IMPROVE YOUR FISHING because it is utilizing the same muscles that
you use when you are on the water.
here, do this easy exercise and see for yourself.
"Your NoWeightsWorkout has helped me lean down from 265# to
255# in a little over a month...your instruction is straight forward
& easy to learn, as well as not being full of the typical BS
you find out there on strength training." - Dale
My son's 6th degree Black Belt instructor put this together, and
I want to share this with you so you can reap the lifetime benefits
of this simple yet challenging workout program.
It is an e-book, so you can be working out this evening!
By special arrangement for Vic's subscribers, when you purchase
online use this coupon and get a $3 savings!
Copy and paste this special code in the coupon space during checkout
ENJOY your longer and more vibrant LIFE!
Better Half Tour - Couples Only!
many of you know, I fish bass tournaments with my wife. She didn't
fish at all when she met me, but she's a quick learner and now does
pretty darn well. I'm really proud of her.
That inspired me to ask who would be interested in a local couples
tournament circuit, and I've had responses from about eight other
couples who would like to get something like this started.
Not strictly the husbands and wives, but perhaps mother and son
or father and daughter. Who knows...sister and brother - as long
a there aren't too many breakables in the boat.
I think it is a great way to spend some time with someone you should.
Quality time and the memories you'll smile about the rest of your
life comes from spending time together. After all, it's not about
the 'things' in life, it's about the people that you touch, love,
Quality time can't be scheduled. Quality time is a result of the
quantity of time you invest. You just never know when those special
and magical moments occur. All they need is the opportunity to happen.
What better way to enjoy the outdoors with someone you care about?
If this is something that you (or someone you know) would be interested
in, please just drop me a note at this address:
Simply email me at "firstname.lastname@example.org".
If you have already expressed interest, watch your email for updates!
We are definitely
going to make this happen this year, and I am looking forward to
meeting and fishing with all of you!
IS NEVER ENOUGH
Old car, marine, or lawn tractor batteries that are no longer good
can be a pain to get rid of. Bring them up to the shop next time
you visit, and I'll be glad to take them to a recycling center for
It helps us for better fishing, our health, and helps our kids appreciate
the outdoors. And it's easy. It makes me feel better, as it helps
preserve what we all love.
Recycling one aluminum can recovers over 96% of the energy and resouces
needed to create one. That makes sense.
Please take the time and effort to recycle. Our continued good fishing,
the environment, and our children and grandchildren deserve this
And thanks for caring.
Vic's newsletter is shareware! I'd sincerely appreciate it
if you'd take just a minute to forward this issue of the Vic's Boating
& Fishing NewsReel to any of your friends that you think haven't
heard of us.
Who knows...They may be on the water this year - and will have you
to thank. Just a click or two and that's it. It will make you feel
Thanks again for being a loyal subscriber and taking a minute or
three of your busy day to read this edition of our newsletter. If
you've any ideas that you'd like to see here, take a second and
send me a note!
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Be Safe & Have FUN!
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