Clayton Batts
cbbass10@aol.com

Summary

I just finished my third season on the FLW Tour and have begun working on my marketing plan for 2017. I am very interested in helping your company with its marketing efforts in the upcoming year by providing many proven ways of advertising to reach more of your company’s target market. Your company would have a large presence through both Social and Promotional Communication that would reach a variety of people from different income levels, gender, age, profession and background. I plan to promote and market my sponsors in several proven ways in 2017. I plan on doing this by fishing the FLW Tour, FLW Costa Series, Bass Opens, marketing on social media with both soft mentions as well as direct product mentions, online and print articles, public and private seminars, public appearances, customized truck/boat wrap with sponsor logos which acts as a rolling billboard traveling over 45,000 miles, direct interaction with fans, radio and t.v. that is broadcast both nationwide and worldwide. With these proven ways we can create a unique blend of marketing that would be mutually beneficial.



Clayton's Resume

Personal

I was born on March 10, 1982 in Macon, Georgia. I am currently single with no children. I have been fishing in lakes and ponds since I was three years old and fished my first bass tournament at age ten with Tom Mann in Eufaula, Alabama. I got my first bass boat at age fifteen and I fished local tournaments. I joined the Macon Bassbusters from 1999-2002. We, Macon Bassbusters, sponsored Casting for Kids and a Fishing Rodeo for kids in Jones County each year. I also have a pond in front of my house where I help introduce kids to the sport of fishing. After leaving the Macon Bassbusters I started fishing many local and charity tournaments, this in turn helped me pay for some of my college at Georgia College & State University. After college I began fishing the BFL Tournaments in the Bulldog Division, Stren Series, and FLW Series while working for Big Bite Baits in Eufaula, Al. I have now fished the FLW Rayovac Series for the last five years as a boater, with two of those years being a co-angler on the FLW Tour. I began my Rookie year in 2014 as a FLW Tour professional and will begin my third season as a FLW Tour Professional in 2016.

Education

First Presbyterian Day School (1996-2000)
Georgia College & State University (2001-2005)
 -Bachelors Degree in Business Management

Work History

Jarex Erosions Control (2003-2006)
 -Warehouse Manager
Big Bite Baits (2007-2009)
 -Public Relations, Promotions & Pro- Staff Manager
Battco Office Furniture (2009-Present)
 -Sales

Fishing Affiliations

Mid State RV Center Power Pole Battco Office Furniture
Lowrance Phoenix Boats  
Strikezone Lures Mercury Marine  
Stormr Ardent  
Costa Del Mar Excel-Outdoors  

Angling History

2016 Tournament Highlights
Rayovac Lake Okeechobee -19th Rayovac Lake Wheeler-122nd
Bassmaster Open Lake Toho-17th Bassmaster Open Douglas Lake-21st
Rayovac Santee Cooper-44th Flw Tour Beaver Lake-108t
FLW Tour Lake Okeechobee-72nd FLW Tour Pickwick Lake-128th
FLW Tour Lake Hartwell-81st FLW Tour Kentucky Lake-33rd
Bassmaster Open Smith Lake-118th FLW Tour Lake Champlain-42nd
2015 Tournament Highlights
Rayovac Lake Okeechobee-81st FLW Tour Lake Toho-86th
Rayovac Lake Guntersville-40th FLW Tour Smith Lake-9th
Rayovac Lake Seminole-7th FLW Tour Beaver Lake-94th
Rayovac AOY Standings-17th FLW Tour Lake Eufaula-49th
Bassmaster Open Toho-92nd Bassmaster Open Alabama River-50th
FLW Tour Chickamauga-110th FLW Tour Potomac River-58th
FLW AOY Standings-61st
2014 Tournament Highlights
Everstart Lake Okeechobee-155th FLW Tour Lake Pickwick-102nd
FLW Tour Lake Okeechobee-99th FLW Tour Kentucky Lake-89th
FLW Tour Lake Hartwell-112th Everstart Lake Guntersville-45th
FLW Tour Sam Rayburn-87th FLW Tour Beaver Lake-71st
2013 Tournament Highlights
Everstart Lake Okeechobee-74th Place Everstart Lake Seminole-76th Place
FLW Tour Lake Okeechobee(co)-11th Place FLW Tour Lake Eufaula-83rd Place
FLW Tour Lewis Smith(co)-63rd Place FLW Tour Grand Lake-93rd Place
Flw Tour Beaver Lake(co)-25th Place Everstart Lake Wheeler-12th Place
Everstart Lake Guntersville-34th Place FLW Tour Lake Chickamauga-118th
Everstart Final Stanings-15th Place Forrest Wood Cup- 16th Place
2012 Tournament Highlights
Everstart Lake Okeechobee-50th Place FLW Tour Potomac River(co)-52nd Place
FLW Tour Lake Okeechobee(co)-63rd Place FLW Tour Kentucky Lake(co)-24th Place
FLW Tour Lake Hartwell(co)-32nd Place FLW Tour Lake Champlain(co)-71st Place
Big Bass Mania-Lake Seminole-3rd Place FLW Tour co final ranking-24th Place
FLW Tour Table Rock(co)-119th Place Forrest Wood Cup(co)-39th Place
FLW Tour Beaver Lake(co)-39th Place FLW Tour Detroit River(co)-5th Place
Everstart Lake Seminole-76th Place FLW Tour Sam Rayburn(co)-20th Place
Everstart Santee Cooper-75th Place FLW Tour Open Final Standings(co)-7th Place
Everstart Lake Guntersville-24th Place Everstart Championship Ouachita River-12th Place
Everstart Final Ranking- 26th Place
2011 Tournament Highlights
BFL Lake Lanier-17th Place Everstart Lake Okeechobee-77th Place
BFL Lake Eufaula-17th Place Everstart Lake Guntersville-73rd Place
BFL Lake Oconee- 5th Place Everstart Lake Eufaula-5th Place
BFL Lake Eufaula-8th Place Everstart Lake Pickwick-112th Place
BFL-7th Points Overall Everstart Overall-50th Place
2010 Tournament Highlights
C&R Championship-Lake Eufaula-8th Place FLW Series Lake Eufaula-105
Backwoods Outdoors-Lake Eufaula-4th Place BFL Lake Seminole-23rd Place
BFL Super Tournament-Lake Oconee-6th Place BFL Regional- Lake Seminole
FLW Series Lake Okeechobee-132nd Place
2009 Tournament Highlights
BFL Lake Sinclair- 7th Place C&R Trail- Lake Tobesofkee- 3rd Place
BFL West Point Lake- 25th Place C&R Trail- Lake Tobesofkee- 1st Place
Overall BFL Standings- 7th Place
2008 Tournament Highlights
BFL-Lake Oconnee-8th Stren Series-Lake Seminole-118th
BFL-Overall Standing-23rd Stren Series-Lake Eufaula-162nd
BFL-Regional Qualifier (Lake Murray)
2007 Tournament Highlights
BFL-Lake West Point-13th
BFL-Lake Eufaula (Super Tournament) -22nd
BFL-Regional Qualifier (Lake Seminole)
2006 Tournament Hightlights
BFL-Finished 23rd in Bulldog Division
BFL-Regional Qualifier (Lake Chickamauga)
Local and Charity Tournaments
Over 75 Top 3 Finishes
Club Tournaments- Past Accomplishments
Placed 3rd individually at (2000) Inner-City Tournament at Lake Sinclair
Qualified for Top Six Classics four years in a row, as well as finishing in the top four every year.

Current Year Tournament Trails

I will be fishing my fourth season on the FLW Tour in 2017 along with fishing the FLW Southeastern Costa Series and the Bassmaster Southern Opens.

Fishing Reports

Georgia Outdoor News (Lake Tobesofkee)

Guides

Lake Tobesofkee
Lake Eufaula
Lake Sinclair

Past Tournament Experience

Dixie Bass Tournament Trail Backwoods Outdoors FLW Tour
Berry’s Tournament Trail Stren Series BFL
FLW Series/Everstarts Series American Fishing Series Rayovac Series

Media Exposure

The Macon Telegraph Georgia Outdoor News Wired2fish.com
Basszone.com Havefunfishing.com Fish Bait Radio
Basseast.com FLW Outdoors Bass Angler Magazine
Atlanta Journal & Constitution 41 NBC The online Fisherman
Fishbuzztv.com Probass.net Outdoors with Joey Mines
Claytonbatts.com Fishin.com Bassmaster

References

Tom Cole Ardent Reels 1-314-719-7913
Lee Pickard Mid-State RV Center 1-478-256-1623
Walker Smith Wired2fish.com 1-770-480-1860

Conclusion

I have experience in many areas that can benefit your company. I continually work to improve and pursue a more prominent place in the fishing world using the latest available resources. I am only 34 years old and hope to promote this growing sport to many young anglers. I work hard to set a positive, ethical example and I believe my actions speak for themselves. I am strongly vocal when I support and believe in something and because of this I know I can bring extra value to my sponsors in many ways in return for your support. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 478-256-9164 or www.claytonbatts.com.

Thank you,

Lake Tobesofkee Fishing Report

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