Team Evinrude’s Brett Hite Opens 2014 FLW Season with a Big Win
Team Evinrude places five in the top ten in Clewiston
Team Evinrude had an unforgettable performance at the FLW Tour event at Lake Okeechobee during the second weekend in February 2014. Brett Hite earned his second Walmart FLW Tour win with a 6-pound, 6-ounce pull-away victory on Sunday.
Hite started off on the right foot: he weighed in with nearly 35 pounds on his first day on the water. His 34-15 catch was the second largest single catch in FLW history. Arizona native Hite takes home a $125,000 for his efforts.
“I’m thrilled to start the season this way,” Hite said. “So much factors into my success, including my Evinrude E-TEC engine. I can get in and out of where I want to go with confidence so I can focus on finding the fish and this weekend, it truly paid off.”
Fellow Team Evinrude anglers in the top 10 included second place finisher Greg Bohannan, fourth place finisher, 2013 FLW Champion Randall Tharp, fifth place finisher Cody Meyer and tenth place finisher Larry Nixon. “Our team is excited to congratulate Brett Hite, a true champion, and we know this opening win bodes well for all of Team Evinrude,” said Chris Berg, director of marketing and strategic planning for Evinrude. “Brett is a long-time team member with an impressive history. This win adds to this record. We’re proud to have him power his podium visits with Evinrude E-TEC.”
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