MARITECH INDUSTRIES JOINS WESTERNBASS.COM SPONSOR GROUP

CAST Wireless Lanyard System Leads Industry in Innovation

OAKLEY, CA (July 14, 2005) — WesternBass.Com announced today the signing of Maritech Industries as the newest addition to it’s sponsor group.

Maritech Indutries is the creator and manufacturer of the Cast Advantage for Sport & Tournament. CAST is a wireless kill-switch that frees sport and tournament anglers from the limiting constraints of a standard lanyard. It provides the aggressive competitor up to 40 additional casts over a tournament day compared to their tether-bound competitors.

This wireless solution eliminates hitch and un-hitch time, accidental disconnects, and annoying entanglements commonly found with yesterday’s old-school lanyards.

CAST provides today’s competitive anglers with an indispensable edge and increased safety for all team members by protecting them from most injuries caused by falls overboard.

For more information on CAST Wireless Lanyard check out their website at http://www.wirelesslanyard.com/ or call (530) 226-7414 or Toll Free: 888-755-7767 or send an email to info@wirelesslanyard.com.

WesternBass.Com is a suite of web sites for bass fishing enthusiasts of all types; shore anglers, tubers, competitive tournament anglers, club anglers and non-tournament anglers all use and share the sites along with industry professionals, manufacturers and Pro Anglers. The site was originally created in 1996.

WesternBass.Com features reports, forums, classifieds, chat rooms, lake specific information, an ever expanding library, BASS WEST USA archives, partner pairings, video and book rentals and special ‘Nutcase’ events. Also featured is video programming on WesternBass.TV and audio on radio.westernbass.com. Striped Bass are a highlight on stripers.westernbass.com.

Sponsors of WesternBass.Com include Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, G3 Boats, Northlake Ford, Bass West / AC Pro Shop, Yamamoto Bait Co., Walton's Pond, The Hook, Line & Sinker, Phil's Props, Jay Liu's Service, Persuader Bass Baits, Glory Hole Sports, Galaxie Marine / BassCat – Triton, Tracy Oasis Marina-Resort, Reaction Innovations, Bass Weekly Radio, C&C Marine, National Bass West Inc., Sawyer Cook & Co. Bass Boat Insurance, Dave's Bass Shack, Tackle Warehouse, 1-800-BASS BOAT, International Sportsman's Expositions, Fred Hall and Associates, Extreme Angler, American Bass, Suction Coolie Cup, Pro’s Soft Bait Glue, Beauty and the Bass Calendar, Nor-Cal Fishing, AIM Marine, Anglers Marine, Save Phace, Gone Fishin’ Marine, Sacramento Pro Tackle, Snag Proof Mfg Inc., WON BASS and Maritech Industries.

Affiliated guides include Cooch's Fishing, Rich Thiel's Guide Service, Larry Hemphill - Instruction/Guide Service, Bass Fishin' with Richard Pounds, Randy Pringle: The Fishing Instructor, Don Levett Guide Service, The "Maine" Guide, Johnny Mac's Shasta Lake Guide Service, Golden State Guide Service & Instruction, Johnny C's Bassin1A Guide Service, Bob Myskey Guide Service, Dave Gliebe Guide Service, Bob Thein Guide Service, Dave Mckenzie’s Bay Area Backwaters Guide Service, Donnie Vachon Gudie Service, Paganelli’s Bass Fishing Experience, Dean Sault Guide Service, A day on the Water Bassin’ with Jerry Fournier Bobby Barrack Back To Class Guide Service.

For more information, contact WesternBass.Com at (925) 679-9575 or visit http://www.westernbass.com/.