The All-New Minn Kota® Talon® Offers More Control Options, Deeper Anchoring and Added Versatility

Minn Kota launches the only shallow-water anchor that gives anglers control from anywhere in the boat, plus unlocks more water for precise, anchored fishing with a new 15-foot version.

mk_CMYK_logoRacine, Wisconsin (8/4/2017) Using a Minn Kota® Talon® for precise boat control has never been easier. In fact, there are now five ways for anglers to activate the Talon from anywhere in the boat. The newest way utilizes Bluetooth® communication to pair the Talon with Humminbird® units on the boat for total boat control on one console (including the ability to pair Humminbird units with select Minn Kota trolling motors). Anglers can also engage the anchor using a foot switch, with a wireless remote (every Talon comes standard with two), via the new Talon smartphone app, and with the Talon’s built-in control panel.

According to Minn Kota Brand Manager Brad Henry, “When it’s time to Talon down we give anglers options so they can lock on a spot no matter where they are in the boat or their style of fishing.”

Another major advancement is the introduction of Minn Kota’s new 15-foot Talon, the deepest shallow-water anchor ever made. It allows anglers to lock down on more spots to effectively unlock more water.

Hall of Fame angler Al Lindner explains how Talon’s depth delivers results for his multi-species pursuits. “I use it for catfish in rivers, for crappies in the spring, naturally for bass, and in more cases than I ever thought – for walleyes. Yeah, you heard me right, walleyes.”

Also new for 2017 is a clever work light built into the Talon top cap. When fishing in dark conditions, the work light illuminates the entire back deck of the boat to help anglers when rigging and landing fish at night. It has three brightness settings and white or blue LED light options for ideal illumination.

Talon allows anglers to anchor in any condition with three user-selectable anchoring modes – another exclusive feature. The AUTO-DRIVE MODE powers the spike into the bottom with three increasingly aggressive hits. A SOFT BOTTOM MODE is ideal for less aggressive anchoring and easier retraction in muddy or silted bottom. When the wind is blowing, the ROUGH WATER MODE performs three consecutive auto-drive sequences at 10-second intervals for a secure hold when the boat rises and falls in waves.

Talon’s electro-mechanical design keeps the motor above the waterline for silent stealth below the surface. Talon also deploys vertically and out of the way, helping eliminate unwanted tangles when fighting boat-side fish. Also, anglers can add the tilt bracket accessory for easy tilt function for passing under low-hanging obstacles.

In addition to the new 15-footer, Talons are also available in 8-, 10- and 12-foot models. They all feature Bluetooth technology with a variety of color combinations including red/black, blue/black, silver/black, silver/white, all black and all white. The new Talons will be available in October 2017 and will retail for $1,899.99 (8-foot), $1,999.99 (10-foot), 2,099.99 (12-foot) and $2,499.99 (15-foot).

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About Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Outdoors and consists of the Humminbird®, Minn Kota® and Cannon® brands. Humminbird® is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fishfinders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers and premium cartography products. Minn Kota® is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as a complete line of Talon® shallow-water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.

About Johnson Outdoors
JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products.  The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Gear.  Johnson Outdoors’ familiar brands include, among others: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak and Necky® kayaks; Carlisle®paddles; Extrasport® personal flotation devices; Minn Kota® fishing motors, batteries and anchors; Cannon® downriggers; Humminbird® marine electronics and digital charts; SCUBAPRO® dive equipment; Silva® compasses; Jetboil® outdoor cooking systems; and Eureka!®camping and hiking equipment.

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2017 KBF State Championship





Where can I get Breakfast?

Druther’s serves breakfast all day

Mon- Sat 2:30AM- 7PM Sunday 3:30 Am-7PM

101 N Columbia Ave, Campbellsville, KY 42718

Huddle House serves breakfast all day Open 24 Hours 398 Campbellsville Bypass, Campbellsville, KY


All Star Food Mart Starts serving breakfast at 3AM

1200 New Columbia Ave. Campbellsville, KY 42718


Harden Coffee

202 E. Main St. Campbellsville, KY 42718 Open 6am Mon.-Fri., Open 7am Sat., Closed Sunday

Best Donut

1401 E. Broadway Campbellsville, KY 42718

Open & days a week 4:30AM- 5PM

 Where are the local repair shops?

K & P Marine 97 Donna Dr.

(270) 789-2182

Performance Marine

3200 New Columbia Rd

(270) 789-3528


Where can I get discounts on accommodations?

 Be sure to mention why you’re in town to get the discounted rate at the following hotels!



Town Motel

Rates: 2 full beds $60 or 1 Queen Bed $50

505 S Columbia Ave

Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718

(270) 469-3543


Best Western

Rates: $97.74+tax per night

1400 E Broadway St

Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718

(270) 465-7001


Holiday Inn Express Rates: $109.99 plus tax 102 Plantation Dr Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718 (270) 465-2727



Emerald Isle Resort & Marina 1500 County Park Rd Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718 (270) 465-3412



For a complete list of accommodations and things to do in the area visit

 Where can I get a Green River Lake Map?

A lake map will be provided to you at registration. If you would like a small lake map and area information before your arrival, please email or call 270-465-3786 and we will send you a Green River Lake Vacation Guide in the mail. View the Green River Lake map online by following this link….


Where can I find Fishing Supplies?

Crazy Horse Archery & Tackle

2422 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718

(270) 789-3776

The Tackle Box 1385 Lone Valley Rd Campbellsville, KY

(270) 403-9110



Green River Marina

2892 Lone Valley Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718

(270) 465-2512


Emerald Isle

1500 County Park Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718

(270) 465-3412


Longhuntuers Outfitters 9719 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718 (270) 469-3891




Where is Walmart?

Walmart: 725 Campbellsville bypass Campbellsville, KY 42718


Where can I buy Non-Ethanol Gas?

Marathon All Star

204 S. Columbia Ave Campbellsville, KY 42718

All Star Food Mart

(truck stop- the pumps in the back)

1200 New Columbia Ave. Campbellsville, KY 42718

Green River Marina

2892 Lone Valley Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718

Emerald Isle

1500 County Park Rd, Campbellsville, KY 42718




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KBF State Championship Tournament

The 2017 KBF State Championship Tournament will be held on Green River Lake on the weekend of August 19th & 20th.  Ramp Location will be at Ramp #1 just down from the dam.

All KBF members that are eligible to compete in this event MUST HAVE competed in 4 or more Events throughout the year to be Qualified for the Tournament.   (or use the buy-in for 1 event ONLY)  Anyone using the buy-in method shall not be eligible for competition in the AOY fishoff for Boater or Co-Anglers

All persons that have met the requirements for Qualification can see where they stand by looking on the website.  Go to  Tournaments and when you hover over the 2017 Schedule, there will be 2 dropdown boxes, 1 for Boaters and 1 for Co Anglers.  This will show you whether you have met the requirements.

Friday evening’s Banquet Times & Location are as follows:

Pre Tournament Meeting

Campbellsville American Legion

185 American Legion Drive

Campbellsville, KY 42718

Eastern Time Zone

Registration Check-in:   4:30 – 5:30 PM

Banquet 6:00 PM

turn left off of East Broadway St. just past Auto Smart onto American Legion Road, there is a tank in center of road which splits around it.

If YOU have 4 or more events, then go to the link shown below and get your registration in Early.  Make sure that you fill the form out completely and at bottom provide your T-shirt size.

Click Here for online Entry Form

Deadline for mail in Entry Forms has passed, Please use the Online Entry Form

Anyone who has fished 3 qualifiers and can’t fish the 4th and wants to attend the State Championship be sure to send your cash entry money to one of the Tournament Directors to be included in his remaining tournament payouts.  Once this is done you can sign up online for the State Tournament.

Cutoff Dates

Cutoff Date for  online Entry to get a State Tournament T-Shirt is going to be August 6th.

Cutoff Date for online Entry without a T-Shirt is August 12th.

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