Local Angler Continues His Winning Ways
We’re proud to announce that our own OBX writer Jake Worthington has been selected for Evinrude’s Pro Staff, an honor of the highest measure. Jake’s been providing great columns for us since our first issue; it’s no surprise that Evinrude has confirmed that he belongs on their team!

For Jake, this means he becomes an ambassador of sorts; as he participates in fishing tournaments around the Carolinas and Virginia, he promotes Evinrude outboards and the benefits they provide anglers. Jake notes “I go to boat and fishing shows, and promote the Evinrude brand. I write articles on Evinrude’s benefits, giving feedback and advantages of the motors. I’m one of the faces of the Evinrude brand in the fishing community. I also fish tournaments, and I hope to win, thereby promoting Evinrude. I have done pretty well so far this year with the Hatteras Village Cobia Shootout; I placed 2nd and 3rd in the Biggest Fish competition, and 1st place with the Big Three Fish.”

Jake’s family recently repowered their 2005 Parker 2501 center console with twin Evinrude G2 E-Tec 225 High Output outboards. The results, say Jake, are impressive. “We had twin 2005 Yamaha 225 4 strokes; now, with our new Evinrude direct-injected 2-stroke engines, our best cruise speed has moved from 30 mph @ 4300 rpm to 39 mph @ 4000 rpm! Top speed has jumped from 48 mph to 55 mph, a 15% improvement. Holeshot is incredible; the Evinrudes pop our boat on plane in one boat length! The boat drives and reacts entirely differently; the engines are lighter, we use the trim tabs less, and the boat rides on plane better.”

Jake’s Dad Jon spelled out more advantages:  “Fuel-wise, we used to burn 90 gallons on an offshore trip; now, we’re burning only 75 to 80 gallons. We’re able to get to the fishing grounds quicker and burn less fuel. The 100-hour service requirement for Yamaha 4-stroke engines was a large factor in going with Evinrude. Going offshore puts about 11-12 hours on the engines per day; after about 8-9 trips we’d lose a day to do the 100-hour service. Evinrude gives you more time on the water and less in the shop, with 500 hours until the first service. Evinrude is also the cleanest engine on the market; of course that’s better for our environment.”

The Worthingtons would only consider buying their Evinrudes from local Camden dealer Causeway Marina. Jake says “Dad has always dealt with Jerry Markham and Causeway; they service what they sell. Jerry spoke with Evinrude, and I submitted my Fishing Resume. Jerry submitted the paperwork, and soon I was accepted as a member of the Evinrude Pro Staff. I didn’t get this by myself; I know Jerry lobbied for me. I have now completed training in product knowledge, motor operation and performance along with other information about the motors and rigging. As far as I know, I have the only Evinrude G2s on the Outer Banks. I hope to increase Evinrude’s presence, of course. I’m proud to be associated with Causeway Marina and Evinrude!” Jake’s also sponsored by Troll Pro, Under Armour, Rapala, Sufix, Williamson and Salt Life Optics.

At Coastal Angler, we’re proud to have Jake on our writing staff, and proud to have Causeway Marina as one of our long-time advertisers. Watch for Jake as he fishes with his new Evinrudes!