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Yamaha Power Pay Hits $1 Million

Anthony Vintson of northern Alabama helped put Yamaha Power Pay contingency payouts over the $1 million mark with his recent 7th place finish during a recent Alabama Bass Team Trail event on Wheeler Lake.

Vintson, who served eight years in the U.S. Army, most of which as part of the 101st Airborne Division, became President of the Auburn Bass Fishing Team while earning a degree in accounting and finance.

He now spends his days working at a public accounting firm and loves to compete in Alabama Bass Team Trail events.

His recent 7th place finish at Wheeler was high enough to earn him the Power Pay money, which ultimately pushed payouts of the four-year-old program to more than a million dollars paid-out to registered tournament anglers. 

“As the Yamaha Power Pay program reaches this incredible milestone of $1 million in payouts, we would like to thank our angler customers for their loyalty to the Yamaha brand,” said Connor Megan, Pro Staff and Sponsorship Supervisor, Yamaha Marine Engine Systems. “We plan to continue the Power Pay momentum by adding more events and bigger payouts. Yamaha outboard owners enrolled in the program will have more opportunities than ever before to earn money through Power Pay!”

Vintson used forward facing sonar on his beloved Xpress® boat powered by a Yamaha 250 V MAX SHO® to spot stumps holding fish in 6 to 10-feet of water, and most of their catch bit a Roboworm on a drop shot. 

“I love my Xpress® boat because it’s tough enough to stand up to my rough and ragged fishing style, but spacious and well designed to be a great fishing boat. And there’s a real simple reason I wanted a Yamaha; my dad is an outboard mechanic, he owns Vintson Marine on Smith Lake, and he’ll tell you they work on Yamahas far less than any other brand,” emphasizes Vintson. 

Straightforward wisdom from a former soldier and collegiate bass club president who will be fast to tell you, you don’t have to be a tax accountant to figure out Power Pay is a really good deal for tournament anglers of all levels who run a Yamaha. To register and learn more, visit yamahapowerpay.com.