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Fishing news

Summer is heating us and fishing couldn’t be better!  Around here in Florida people are pulling donkeys out of Okeechobee and all the lakes in fact!

Bassmaster trails have been great for Team Bobs recently, with Bassfest Bob’s pros Jacob Wheeler 2nd place finish and Cliff Pace 3rd place finish.  Last week on Sabine Bobs pro Keith Poche grabbing 3rd!

Over at the FLW Tour, last month on Kentucky Lake Bobs pro Scott Martin grabbed 2nd place and St Clair is right around the corner!

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Welcome Dean Rojas to the Team

Pro angler Dean Rojas has made some major moves this year, including moving to Bobs Machine Jack Plates!  Other moves include Blazer Boats, and Suzuki outboards.  Dean is a 20 year veteran and 15 time Bass Master Classic qualifier. He still holds the record for the largest single day bag with 5 fish for 45.2 pounds. With winnings totaling over $2 million Dean brings a wealth of experience to the team.

He will be running a Bob’s Action series jack plate that is satin black with red accents to tie into his Suzuki motor and wrap theme!

Welcome aboard Dean!!


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Start 2018 off with new QuickSlip & Balanced trolling motor prop nut!

We have 2 new products for 2018, that are going to make your Trolling motor’s better!

Our new QuickSlip cam lever for Trolling motors makes height adjustment extremely easy.  No more fumbling with knobs and possibly dropping over.  And while going from 20 seconds to change height to 1 second, doesn’t sound like a lot, when you are balancing on the tip of your boat in rough waves, you will be glad you have Bob’s QuickSlip on your Trolling motor!  These are also available for all Ram Mount’s as well; They make adjustments MUCH easier, and also hold your graph much tighter!  The worst thing is a graph falling down when running across the water, and our patented cam lever design applies more pressure than the standard hand knob and holds your graph upright!

Also for Trolling motors, our new CNC balanced prop nut for MinnKota 80+ lbs trolling motors.  Dont worry, more size/brands will be available in the future.  These prop nuts are machined in our state of the art Doosan CNC turning center for maximum precision and balancing.  No engraved brand names on the side to throw off our perfect machining like other brands.  Featuring over 25% more mass than other units on the market, these keep your trolling motors silent!  Also we are coating with ultra durable Bob’s Ultimate coat, a ceramic coating process that is corrosion, stain, fade resistant more than any other coating on the market today.  Get the best, Get Bobs!


Bobs Trolling motor Prop Nut
Bobs Trolling motor Prop Nut



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End of 2017

Bob’s has had a tremendous year, adding additional prostaff, more CNC mills, and more products to the line up.  We are excited to enter 2018 with strong momentum and want to thank our customer base for all the support you have given us!

We are proud ending 2017 with the release of 3 new products.  Our Kick-Backplate for Duck Hunters and shallow water anglers, our new 1 piece simple manual jack plate and our 5 inch vertical extensions!

A lot more to come in 2018, so please check in often, and follow our social media pages!


Kick back plate


1 piece manual jack plate 5″


Vertical Extension Brackets
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Bob’s Machine Shop Gives Anglers the Big D



Bob’s Machine Shop Gives Anglers the Big D

TAMPA, Fla.— Bobby Lane, Bill McDonald and Barry Wilson have an essential piece of equipment in common: the Big D.

It’s the latest boating innovation from Bob’s Machine Shop, developed in conjunction with the pro-fishing trio, that’s making it easier for anglers to get a grip on their trolling motor.

“Being in Florida, the factory trolling motor ropes always break from the heat,” says Bob’s Machine V.P. of Sales and Marketing Steve Pelini. “The sun dry rots them all of the time, and we knew there had to be a better answer for that than what’s out there.” The solution came in the form of the Big D, an oversized, solid handle with an integrated cable. The patent-pending Big D is locked to your trolling motor using a stainless steel cable clamp, to secure it to your unit and keep it from slipping.

“It allows your whole hand to grip the unit and give a strong pull,” adds Pelini. “With other options, you can only fit your finger tips in—or maybe three fingers—but we wanted something big enough to accommodate all anglers.”

McDonald and Wilson say the Big D is already helping them catch more fish by keeping common trolling motor problems at bay. “I’ve used the factory trolling motor cables and other aftermarket handles,” says FLW veteran McDonald. “With the handle molded into the cable system on the Big D, you don’t have to worry about jerking on it and watching the handle come off in your hand. It’s not tied on. It uses a real cable clamp.”

“The thing I like most about the handle is how easy it is to install,” adds Wilson, who’s been fishing the FLW circuit since 2012. “It’s simple to install. The construction of it makes it extremely durable, and it’s absolutely awesome.”

The innovation represents another carefully-crafted upgrade to any serious angler’s boat from Bob’s Machine Shop. Suggested MSRP for The Big D from Bob’s Machine Shop is $39.99, but Bob’s is offering the trolling motor upgrade for an introductory rate of $29.99 for a limited time.

“As with all of Bob’s products,” McDonald adds, “The Big D was designed with a lot of thought. It really is first class.”

See the Big D at


Media Contact:

Steve Pelini

PH: 813-247-7040

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Hollowell Teams Up with Bob’s Machine Shop

January 5, 2017

Hollowell Teams Up with Bob’s Machine Shop


Industry leader Bob’s Machine Shop announced their partnership this week with Todd Hollowell, 6th-year FLW Tour Pro from Indianapolis, IN.

Hollowell said, “Having the Bob’s Action Series jack plate on my boat in 2017 is a huge advantage that will allow me to get in and out of shallow water with ease, along with improving the performance of my boat.  I’m also looking forward to using Bob’s new products, like The Big D trolling motor handle and Deck Plugs.  Tournament anglers also have the opportunity to earn additional money through Bob’s Tournament Rewards Program, which makes the decision to run a Bob’s jack plate a no-brainer. ”

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Bob’s Machine Shop, founded in 1978, manufacturers all of their products in-house with their own machinery and is headquartered in Tampa, FL.  For more information on Bob’s Tournament Rewards Program, visit