Hunters, fisherman, guides and athletes expect the best from their equipment and coolers. They strive for excellence; whether it's taking down bucks and bears, reeling in the biggest catch or surfing the Pipeline in Hawaii. Yukon is the best Cold Locker there is, and these seasoned professionals have taken it to the limit and back. Yukon keeps good company.
See what the Pro's have to say below.
“I am so excited about the Yukon....I've burned up so many coolers from tailgating at the Arkansas Razorback games to Camping in the Ozark Mountains, It's really exciting to find a cooler that can keep up with my lifestyle!!”
Scheide is fishing his ninth year of FLW Tour competition and has claimed two victories and five top-10 finishes. He has qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup five times and finished second in 2006 on Logan Martin Lake. Ray also enjoys hunting when he’s not fishing and is the Youth Director and State President for the Arkansas TBF (The Bass Federation).
“I am always training and competing in the hottest places in the world from Hawaii to Australia. It's great that the Yukon's solid construction and insulation can keep up with whatever I throw at it.”
At 17 years old, Connor has a list of Accomplishments, Winnings and Media Coverage spanning over 9 years. Competing since age 8 in Windsurfing and Surfing, Connor is now also focused on Stand Up Paddling. He has been published over 100 times, in 25 different magazine and newspaper publications throughout the world. He was "2011 Men's No. 1 Male Paddler" and the "2011 Junior of the Year."
“I'm an active outdoorsman, so I expect a lot from my equipment. Yukon outhauls, has more important features that matter and lives up to its billing better than any cooler I've ever used.”
Keith Warren is an icon in the outdoor television industry and a devoted conservationist. He has been producing and hosting television shows specifically geared to outdoorsmen since 1984 and has appeared on networks such as Outdoor Channel, VERSUS, ESPN, ESPN II, Sportsman's Channel and Pursuit Channel.
“I absolutely love my new Yukon cooler!! I believe it is a must for any outdoor enthusiast. My family does lots of camping, hunting and fishing. In the past we would have to make several trips to buy ice during our summer trip....but not any more. We buy ice once for the week and our Yukon keeps our food and drinks cold for the entire week! We also used to have to bring our coolers indoors to prevent, Raccoons,bears and other animals from stealing our food. Now we just secure the lid on the Yukon and go to bed with no worries.”
Bohannan is competing in his 5th year on the FLW tour and has almost $500,000 in career earnings. He is power fisherman who likes to throw crankbaits. He has qualified for three Forrest Wood Cups and has 14 top-10 finishes and three victories in FLW competition. Bohannan is married and has a son. He and his wife are honorary chairmen for the Children’s House of northwest Arkansas which will serve as a long-term treatment center for abused and neglected children in the United States.
“I have been hunting and fishing all of my life and have spent just about as long searching for a cooler like the Yukon. Igloo has made the ultimate hunting and fishing tool. I will never buy anything else!”
South Texas native John Caughman has been hunting and fishing since the age of six. Caughman’s love of the outdoors has taken him all over North and South America and even to New Zealand. As a pilot, no adventure is ever too far for this extreme hunter.
“These Yukon's are like a new generation of coolers...just awesome!”
Professional angler Mark Rose is an FLW, PAA and BASS regular. With over 13 years on the water, Rose has an outstanding record and fan following. He has over $1.5 Million dollars in earnings, has won six tournaments and finished in the top-10 over 30 times.
“As a professional bass fisherman "living on the road" sums up our life style. One of the hardest things for me to do while I am gone is eat healthy. I am so excited to have the Igloo Yukon cooler, because I know I can now keep fresh food available throughout the week on my long trips. This cooler is a must have, especially if you get tired of eating out like I do. Everyone loves a home cooked meal even when on the road!”
Justin Lucas is a 3rd year professional angler on the FLW Tour. When Justin isn’t chasing green fish at a tournament himself, you can find him hosting the National Guard FLW College fishing tournaments. He has been a host since 2009 and works an average of 12-15 college events a year. Five of these events are broadcasted on the NBC Sports Network and have allowed Justin to brand himself not only as an angler, but also as a TV personality.
“I've been using Igloo coolers all my life. When everyone started making high-end, roto-molded coolers, I knew I had to have the Yukon. I've been using mine for about a year now and there is nothing that cold locker can't handle.”
Professional Fisherman and entrepreneur Dustin Devos has been fishing since the age of five. He has fished in tournaments like FLW all over North America including Canada and the island of New Foundland. He is also the owner of Angler Skins custom shirts and jerseys.
“I've been through them all and I've yet to find one that meets my high demands. The new Yukon Cold Locker does that and MORE! This "Cold Locker" is night and day over the competitors. They have thought of everything necessary for the demanding outdoorsman. If this cooler can meet my needs here in the southwest Florida sun, then it will meet anyone's needs. Look no further...this is the last cooler you will ever need. Period.”
Captain Tyler Gulau was born and raised in Punta Gorda, FL where he’s been fishing the beautiful water of Charlotte Harbor his entire life. He is a full time fishing guide out of Burnt Store Marina and lives off of chasing redfish, snook, tarpon, trout, and many more.
“My coolers are very important and serve many purposes throughout the year. When I'm on the road camping with my family and fishing the FLW Tour, we need a cooler that is durable and can sustain ice in the brutal summer heat for long periods of time, and that's exactly what we get with our Yukon 70 court. These coolers are absolutely amazing and I'd be lost with them!”
Currently ranked #4 in the World Rankings, Kellogg's pro Dave Lefebre is one of the most successful pros fishing the Wal-Mart FLW Tour today, earning more than $1.7 million and amassing an incredible 45 top 10 finishes. In his ten year career so far, Dave shares the record for consecutive FLW Cup appearances with 10, having never missed one since his rookie year in 2003.
“I am on the water more than 250 days a year. When I am not on the water, I am doing something in the outdoors, and I always have a cooler with me. Working together with Igloo and they’re new Yukon coolers shows that Igloo is getting feedback from anglers to make the best possible product on the market.”
Professional Angler Brett Hite competes in both Bassmaster’s and FLW tournaments yearly. In his 12 year career, Hite has amassed over $950,000 dollars in winnings, qualified for the Bassmaster Classic twice, won three FLW Majors and qualified for the Forrest L. Woods Cup five times.
“The strongest, most rugged cooler I’ve ever owned. Saves me a ton of money on how much ice I have to buy.”
Mike Surman enjoys a unique distinction on the Walmart FLW tour, the gold standard of professional bass fishing. The Castrol Pro Angler won the very first FLW tournament he ever entered – Jan. 9, 1996, on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. Since then, the 51-year-old has put his DNA all over his favorite sport. He’s qualified for the FLW Tour Championship on five separate occasions while logging 18 Top 10 finishes and earning almost three quarters of a million dollars in combined purses.
“I spend a lot of time hunting and fishing in extremely harsh conditions and I demand a cooler that is tough and can keep things cold for long periods of time, even in 100 degree heat. The Yukon has delivered every time.”
2009 FLW Angler of the Year, Clark Wendlandt, is one of the most successful and widely recognized bass anglers in the history of the sport. Collecting over $1.8 million in tournament earnings, Wendlandt has successfully competed in both the FLW and Bassmaster national tournament circuits.
“The Igloo Yukon Cold Locker is not just a one day cooler. It allows me to keep ice and gives me cooling options for multiple days at a time. This is a huge advantage being avid outdoors man, as I don't always have the option to purchase ice every day. The Igloo Yukon is a must have for me.”
Scott Suggs is a Professional Tournament Angler currently competing full-time on the FLW Tour. Scott has enjoyed the sport of bass fishing for as long as he can remember and officially made it his career when he began fishing professionally in 2004. Scott made fishing history by winning one million dollars in a single event, when he won the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita in 2007. Scott currently resides in Bryant, Arkansas with his wife and two daughters. When he is not fishing, Scott is an avid outdoors man who loves to hunt and play golf.
“I'm not only a professional bass fisherman but an avid outdoor enthusiast. I spend 20 weeks a year on the road competing in tournaments, but I'm not done there. Love saltwater fishing—Cobia, Kingfish, Snook, Reds, Grouper—I chase them all. Then in the fall comes hunting season. Deer, hogs, waterfowl are all on the menu, but the first thing that goes in my Chevy at the start of all my trips is my Yukon Cold Locker.”
Outdoorsman and Professional Angler, JT Kenney, has been hunting and fishing since the age of 16. As an FLW Tour Pro, Kenney has won 4 events and finished in the top 10 over 30 times with over $1 million in career earnings. Kenney is not only a bass fisherman, but an all around outdoorsman. When not on tour with FLW, Kenney spends his time hunting deer, hogs and waterfowl or offshore doing some saltwater fishing.