OAKLEY, CA (May 9, 2005) — WesternBass.Com announced today the signing of Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards and G3 Boats as primary sponsors to the web site sponsor group.

Over five decades have passed since the first Skeeter was built, which just so happened to be the world’s first bass boat. Since then, Skeeter Boats have been setting the standard, raising the bar and leaving the rest of the boating industry in a wake of innovation.

Skeeter’s annual Owner’s Tournament brings thousands of Skeeter owners from all over the country together to celebrate the world’s first bass boat. This is a celebration like no other. Owners fish for their chance to win $100,000 worth of cash and prizes, hang out with members of the Skeeter elite Pro Staff, enjoy the commentary of tournament emcee Fish Fishburne, while being surrounded by the Skeeter family. Every owner is sure to have an experience to remember.

Children of Skeeter owners may also benefit through the Skeeter Scholarship Program, which annually awards five $1,000 scholarships. Scholarships may be used for books, tuition, or room and board at any post-education institution.

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Yamaha Outboards once again ranks highest in customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Marine Engine Competitive Information Study(SM) released today at the Miami International Boat Show.

In this latest study, J.D. Power and Associates ranked Yamaha “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Two-Stroke Outboards.” In last year’s study, Yamaha’s four-stroke outboards were awarded, and the year before that both Yamaha’s two- and four-strokes were ranked highest.

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At G3, building the best quality, best value fishing and pontoon boats in the marine industry is no accident. As a Yamaha Boat Company, G3 strives for excellence in all of their research, manufacturing and testing processes. G3 also believes that a total team approach in our Lebanon, Missouri facility gives us the best opportunity for success.

Features like welded construction using the highest-grade .100 gauge marine aluminum. Uni-hull designs for a stronger, more stable craft from bow to stern. The G3 'New Generation Hull' for superior performance. Their exclusive GX2 double-plated V-Hull designs. Interior designs specifically engineered for comfort and performance. Reliable custom-built powder-coated trailers and legendary outboard power by Yamaha. Not to mention striking graphics and luxurious upholstery. First-class attention to detail throughout adds up to the best value in the marine industry.

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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 Striped Bass are a highlight on

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 and Sacramento Pro Tackle.

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 and A day on the Water Bassin’ with Jerry Fournier.

For more information, contact WesternBass.Com at (925) 679-9575 or visit