January 19, 2015
Larry “The General” Nixon is set to run a Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits-wrapped Ranger for the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour season. The legendary angler has earned more than $1.6 million in his FLW career. This is the third year he has been sponsored by Yamamoto Baits.
“I’m really excited about it; it’s a great opportunity for me,” Nixon says of his new deal. “I love being sponsored by Gary Yamamoto. He’s someone who loves the sport as much as I do and is a great lure designer.
“The Yamamoto Senko is the bait that has won me more money over the last six or seven years than about anything else,” adds Nixon. “I’m a soft plastics guy, and it fits my style and is great to pick up in the spring of the year when I need a big bite.”
“He’s been part of the family for quite a while,” says Ron Colby with Yamamoto. “When we had the opportunity to bring Larry on board we jumped at it, and we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to be his title sponsor. With the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita this year, it would be nice to see him win the whole thing in the Yamamoto boat.”
Colby also spoke to Nixon’s ability to be an asset off the water thanks to his expertise with soft plastics.
“He’s been instrumental in designing some of the baits in the past year, especially our 6 3/4-inch Pro Senko,” Colby says. “He fishes it on a shaky head a lot and really played with it for a while and got it just right.”
Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits is also an FLW sponsor in 2015.