March 20, 2014
KETCHUM, Idaho - DECKED, manufacturers of full-sized pickup truck bed storage systems, today announced a strategic partnership with Scott Martin, a professional angler, bass fishing guide, and host of the nationally televised show, "The Scott Martin Challenge." As part of the partnership, Martin has installed a DECKED system in the bed of his 2014 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck which he uses to tow his Ranger Boat on the Walmart FLW Tour. Martin was the winner of the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup, and continues to be one of the most consistent anglers on the Tour. "I am stoked to announce the partnership with Scott Martin. We have known each other for over 15 years and Scott is a fantastic personality, talented fisherman, and good friend. It's great to have someone of his caliber on our ProTeam. Scott understands the need for secure and organized storage while on tour which is exactly what we wanted in a strategic partner," said Lance Meller, Founder and Vice President of Sales, DECKED. "Scott joins an already accomplished DECKED ProTeam of professional athletes who are some of the best anglers, backcountry guides and backcountry skiers in the nation." "DECKED is great company with an amazing product and I'm very excited to be part of this strategic partnership. I am confident that the DECKED system will have an impact in the entire fishing community and solve a lot of the storage issues fishermen have been struggling with for years," said Scott Martin, professional angler. "The quality and workmanship they've put into the system is remarkable, and having secure and organized storage for all of my valuable equipment allows me to concentrate on being the best angler on the tour." Martin will also feature the DECKED system on his weekly show, "The Scott Martin Challenge" which currently airs nationally on NBC Outdoors, Destination America, the Pursuit Channel, World Fishing Network and AMG TV, along with regional airings on Time Warner Texas and Comcast Chicago. The show is in its 10th season and is one of the highest-rated outdoor programs on the air. On his show, Martin travels to unique destinations to compete against some of the world's best anglers, delivering a new on-air "challenge" every week.