Going head to head with the best and fishing from the best boats is what kayak tournament fishing is all about. Photo Wilderness Systems

Wilderness Systems is fueling anglers’ competitive edge as the fishing kayak manufacturer has stepped up to sponsor the world's largest freshwater and saltwater kayak fishing tournaments in 2017, including the Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship and Louisiana’s famed Ride the Bull event.

"Wilderness Systems is dedicated to promoting, strengthening and growing the kayak fishing community," said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director for Wilderness Systems. "We're proud to support some of the sport's best anglers."

In 2017, Wilderness Systems will be on hand as a major sponsor at 10 top-tier tournaments spanning both freshwater and saltwater locales, including the Gimme Shelter Kayak Fishing Tournament in May, and Ride the Bull in August.

Wilderness Systems will display it innovative angling kayaks, including the A.T.A.K., Tarpon 130X, Thresher, and the new Radar, at all the events.

"We are committed to making the best fishing kayaks and accessories on the market, and Wilderness Systems' incredibly talented Pro Staff anglers provide feedback, testing and innovative ideas that help us push the boundaries in product design, and in turn allow them to take the sport to new levels," said Lyendecker. "We are excited for the partnerships, events, and tournaments throughout the 2017 season."

Wilderness Systems is also supporting Heroes on the Water, the organization dedicated to helping military veterans decompress, rehabilitate, and find strength through fishing and kayaking, by sponsoring several tournaments that will directly benefit the organization.

Wilderness Systems Sponsorships for 2017:
Jamaica Bay (May 18-21)
YakAttack Benefit Tournament (May 19-20)
Gimmie Shelter Kayak Fishing Tournament (May 21)
No-Mo Charity Kayak Fishing Tournament (May 21)
NEKF Striper Shootout (August 18-20)
Ride the Bull (August 26)
Casting for a Cause Fish Tournament (September 21-22)
TKAA Fish for Charity Tournament (September 23)
Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament Summer Slam Dates (June 3 and August 12)

To learn more about Wilderness Systems and become a part of our community, please visit www.wildernesssystems.com.