Get To Know The 2022 Bassmaster Elite and MLF Pro Staff

Posted February 17, 2022

We are thrilled to announce our 2022 roster of Professional Anglers. More anglers are switching to lithium thanks to all the benefits that lithium batteries can offer over lead-acid. At first, the higher cost of switching to lithium batteries may seem impractical but once you break it down you will realize it is worth the investment. Lithium batteries last up to 10 times longer than their lead-acid counterparts and they still provide 80% capacity after 2000 cycles. The lighter weight of lithium batteries can also improve your ride and performance.

We are proud to support these pros in their 2022 fishing season:

  • Matt Arey
  • Patrick Walters
  • Jake Whitaker
  • Jonathan Kelly
  • Jacopo Gallelli
  • Bryan Thrift
  • Grae Buck
  • Matt Becker
  • Scott Ashmore
  • Trevor Fitzgerald
  • Brad Knight
  • Aaron Britt
  • Troy Stokes
  • Matt Peters

With all the advantages that lithium marine batteries have over lead-acid, it's no wonder we have such a dedicated team of fishing pros that want to work with RELiON to stay ahead of their competition. LiFeP04 batteries allow them to increase the time they have on the water for practice sessions with fast charging that can be 3 to 4 times faster. Hear from our pro staff on why RELiON lithium batteries have improved their game.

Matt Arey - Bassmaster Elite Series

Matt Arey Bassmaster Elite RELiON Pro Angler

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (1) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 2nd year

Why Matt switched to lithium:

“I had always used lead-acid batteries for fishing and it was such a pain to have to wait twelve hours for the batteries to recharge, as this often cut into my practice time. Lithium batteries not only charge much faster but also weigh about half as much, which allows me to navigate into shallower waters.”


Patrick Walters – Bassmaster Elite Series

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (2) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 4th year

Why Patrick Chose RELiON:

"When I looked at RELiON I saw how many batteries they had and their technology is spread out everywhere. When I talked to them, they were so easy to work with. It is a family feel, but they are a high-class organization where they know what they are doing, they have the technology and they are willing to work with you. It was a good fit and I felt comfortable with them."


Jake Whitaker – Bassmaster Elite Series

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (1) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 3rd year

How has Jake’s lithium system helped him challenge his limits?

“I now have complete confidence in my boat’s power system to the extent I can go an entire day without once worrying about whether my motor crank or the electronics on my boat will work. I have to make a ton of other decisions when I’m out on the water and the last thing I want to worry about is keeping my power system functioning. I know this power system will enable me to win more tournaments, as I no longer have to play it safe to ensure I have enough juice to last me the whole tournament.”


Jonathan Kelly – Bassmaster Elite Series

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (2) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 2nd year

Why Jonathan chooses RELiON:

“There are so many lithium battery companies in the market now, but I felt at home with RELiON. Having previously run a RELiON product this past season in the opens, I have full confidence and know I can trust, and truly believe in the product. More importantly, RELiON has advanced technology and offers a widespread option of Lithium batteries to meet any of your needs.”


Grae Buck – MLF Tackle Warehouse

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (1) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 2nd year

What Grae loves most about bass fishing:

“I’ve always loved being in nature and out on the water amongst the wildlife, so spending all day on the water fishing is a dream come true. I also love the constant challenge of bass fishing, as every day is unique.”


Scott Ashmore – MLF Tackle Warehouse

Batteries: (4) RB100

Years running RELiON: 7th year

Scott’s advice for people considering switching to lithium batteries:

“It’s completely worth it, if only for the peace of mind. I guarantee you won’t regret it. You will likely ask yourself why you didn’t make the switch many years ago.”


Here are more of the professional anglers that use RELiON lithium batteries to power their success on the water:

Matt Peters – Classicbass Champions Tour

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (2) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 4th year

Jacopo Gallelli – MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (2) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 2nd year

Bryan Thrift – MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (1) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 1st year

Matt Becker – MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (2) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 1st year

Trevor Fitzgerald – MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (1) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 2nd year

Brad Knight – MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (2) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 1st year

Aaron Britt – MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (1) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 1st year

Troy Stokes – MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit

Batteries: (3) RB100 and (2) RB100-HP

Years running RELiON: 3rd year

We are wishing all of our professional anglers good luck during the 2022 season. We cannot wait to see what they are able to accomplish. If you are ready to get started on a lithium upgrade for your bass boat, check out all the options we have for deep cycle marine batteries.

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