As we head into the 18th annual BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops, college anglers are eligible to participate in the Yamaha Power Pay Program!  At the upcoming Championship set to take place at Lake Hartwell | Anderson, SC on May 25 & 26, Yamaha Power Pay will pay out $2,000 to the 1st highest finishing qualified team and $1,000 to the 2nd highest finishing qualified team.


The Yamaha Power Pay Program is a contingency program for tournament anglers who own, and run with, a Yamaha outboard motor on their boat (Pro, Semi-Pro, and amateur anglers).


To participate in the Yamaha Power Pay Program, an angler must own a Yamaha outboard motor. The Yamaha outboard motor must be purchased within the past 60 months, 115-425 HP. Yamaha outboard motor must be warranty registered in participant’s name, and must be used on Program participant’s boat while fishing supported Power Pay tournament events.


Complete the official Yamaha Power Pay Program registration form and return via email, fax, or mail (or register online).


Participate in a contingency paying tournament, and post the highest placing finish of those who have registered for the Yamaha Power Pay Program. Select tournament trails will pay the top two highest finishes. Highest finishes must fall within the top 33% of the field, with a minimum field size of no less than 40 boats. See current list of Power Pay sanctioned events.


Submit the official Yamaha Power Pay Awards form within 30-days of your finish. Upon verification and approval, your contingency payment will be sent via U.S. mail. Winners should allow a minimum of 8 weeks for approval, processing and distribution.

“Yamaha Power Pay program rewards anglers for their loyalty and passion for the sport of competitive fishing and the Yamaha brand,” said Connor Megan, Pro Staff and Sponsorship Supervisor, Yamaha Marine Engine Systems. “The 2023 season expands the reach of Power Pay further into the western U.S. and deeper into grass roots tournaments which are growing in popularity. We look forward to adding more anglers to the program this year and wish all of the competitors the best of luck as they take to the water.”

Since launching Power Pay in October 2019, Yamaha Marine has awarded nearly $1 million to anglers competing in saltwater and freshwater tournaments across the country. For a complete list of sanctioned tournaments for 2023 and other Power Pay information including official rules, terms and conditions, visit

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