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Gator Guards to Support MLF Bass Pro Tour

Gator Guards to Support MLF Bass Pro Tour

KeelShield® Named the Official Keel Protector of the MLF Bass Pro Tour

Farmington, IL (Jan 28, 2019) - Gator Guards, the leading global innovator of boat protection products, announced today that the brand has signed on as a sponsor and the official keel protector of the new Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour. The partnership is especially fitting because it brings together a long trusted supplier of Bass Pro Shops and the White River Marine Group (Nitro & Triton Boats) with the new beacon in the sport of professional bass fishing. Sharing a common goal to see the boating and fishing lifestyle continue to reach new audiences and be passed down to the next generation. "We are very excited to partner with the MLF Bass Pro Tour for its inaugural season" “The energy, engagement, and new path forward for the sport is sure to excite all boaters and anglers. We’ve focused for 25 years to bring boaters easy and simple solutions to protect their investment. Many of which starts with the pride in ownership and maintenance of their first boat.” says Gator Guards’ Scott Smith. Gator Guards’ sponsorship includes protecting the hulls the Bass Pro Tour fleet of Nitro Z21’s with KeelShield® as they traverse across the nation’s rigorous waters covering the anglers and capturing the best content to bring to you on “MLF NOW!”. The free live stream program will deliver seven hours of real-time coverage during each competition day on

Gator Guards KeelShield – The Official Keel Protector of the Bass Pro Tour

Gator Guards KeelShield – The Official Keel Protector of the Bass Pro Tour

In addition to the support of the Bass Pro Tour, longtime MLF competitor and Classic Champion Randy Howell has officially joined the Gator Guards pro team to protect his Triton as he embarks on the new MLF Bass Pro Tour season.

About the MLF Bass Pro Tour: The 80-angler MLF Bass Pro Tour field includes Bassmaster Classic champions, FLW Forrest Wood Cup winners, Anglers of the Year and top tour performers from throughout the world of competitive bass fishing. The 2019 Bass Pro Tour season opens Jan. 29 in Kissimmee, Fla. The tour concludes with a championship event in August.  Each Bass Pro Tour event will result in a two-hour television show that will air on Discovery Channel in the fourth quarter of 2019, and then repeat on Sportsman Channel in first and second quarters 2020. MLF also has programming on Outdoor Channel, World Fishing Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Discovery Channel, and all episodes are available on-demand on MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

About Gator Guards: Gator Guards, a family business from Farmington, IL is celebrating its 25th anniversary protecting all types of watercraft with easy solutions for the everyday boater. With their innovative, durable product line they have become the trusted protection supplier of over 30 boat builders including Triton, Nitro, and Skeeter Boats. The KeelShield, the leading Do-It-Yourself keel guard, provides the toughest protection for your boats most vulnerable area and is backed by a lifetime warranty. SkegShield® another integral part of the Gator Guards lineup is designed to protect a motor’s most vulnerable area, the skeg, and can even replace and repair a broken skeg For above the waterline - GatorSkinz® non-skid material is the chosen traction material of OEM boat manufacturers with our exclusive 3M adhesive, providing a long lasting grip wherever you need it on your boat, trailer and more. All products can be found online or in-store at Bass Pro Shops (

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