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To Everyone at Lake and Bay,
I want to give my sincere thanks and appreciation to all of you for your help, cooperation and understanding in getting us back into our third Lake and Bay. It was a trying time for me and my family with a scare of my cancer reoccurring and the tragic and sudden death of my sonís friend Gina. Bo, Ron, Steve, Paul, Ann, Darla and all the guys in the shop, thank you. It is a pleasure to be in your product and we will be your most avid supporters and hope we can help in some way to put others in a Lake and Bay. It has always been and still is the best flats boat built and with the staff, employees, anglers and the wealth of knowledge all of you have, it makes owning and enjoying a boat all the better. If we can help any of you in any way, please feel free to call me.

Thanks again everyone for all you do.

Jack Rhine
Please pass on my thanks to Bo. 1st class guy and thanks to all of you, Jack


Bo and Lake & Bay Staff.

Warm fishing weather is winding down and the tournament trail for TX was good. My partner and I finished 6th during the Texas Red Fish Championship.

The point of this email it to give an update on how the new Lake and Bay brought some outstanding memories from a family perspective. First things first, the picture with "Let me show Bo How to kiss a Fish" is Chase, my youngest. This all started from always watching Red fish Cup highlight videos when we head in and out from day of fishing in the truck's DVD player. Chase saw Bo kiss that red and all day long every fish he caught he kissed. They only caught croakers but for them it was the best thing in the world. They both caught a dozen or so, brought some home and learned to clean their catch.

Wesley, my oldest that went with me to pick the boat up in Florida, has turned into a Red Fish Angler. Here is a picture of his first red. He was sight casting to it with a little help from my dad while I poled a flat in Kemah. Now he has nailed down sight casting. I haven't set him up with some big reds, but we are working our way up from a Zebco to a Shimano spinning reel.

I want to thank you all for the quality work; you have earned yourselves a repeat customer. This boat has helped me improve my fishing and with that improved my boys fishing ability. The goal I have in mind is to educate them and prepare them for Red Fish Tour in the future. Now that I live in Pearland and Pearland Marine opened if they ever need to take some one out for a test drive have them give me a call. Any way, if I can help Sales for Lake and Bay Have them call me at 713.503.2781 Cell or at home 281.993.8817

Javier Balderas


US Southern

HSE Manager


Dear Lake and Bay Team,

I wanted to write this letter to sincerely thank all of you for your commitment to excellence and customer service in the flats boat industry. I ran my new Backwater 20 for the first time yesterday, March 24, in the Keys. The weather was horrible, but the boat ran the chop like no other flats boat I've ever been on. A buddy who fished the same area called me today to talk about the fishing, and he mentioned bow banged up he felt after coming home today in his Action Craft. I responded that I crossed the same area of water at over 50mph and felt great.

I would like to personally thank Capt. Bo Johnson for his friendly, helpful, and no-nonsense approach to sales. Bo's bottom line was, "What will it take to put a Lake and Bay underneath your feet?" Bo went above and beyond the call of duty in making the sale, returned phone calls promptly, and offered some great advice on setting the boat up along the way. I would also like to thank Mike Whitaker for sharing his vast knowledge of rigging and running these boats; he is a tremendous asset to the company. His factory tour was also impressive---these boats are truly made one at a time, with attention to detail from start to finish.

When I drove up to Sebring to pick the boat up, General Manager Steve Dupper took time from his busy schedule to run the boat with me on a local lake, and then we took the boat back to the factory to tweak it. He simply would not allow the boat to leave the factory unless it was perfect. Additionally, Ann at the front desk made the details of the sale work. She also deserves my sincere thanks.

After having owned a boat from one of the larger flats boats manufacturers, I highly recommend that anyone looking to purchase a high-performance flats boat stop by and meet some of the Lake and Bay members on a factory tour. Then, go run one of their boats. Run it hard in bad conditions. Then run anyone else's. The decision should be easy.

To Capt. Bo, Mike, Steve, Ann, and the rest of Lake and Bay-thanks for everything.


Tom Rogers

Hi Ann, I just wanted to thank you for taking care of me during the purchase. You were very helpful and I appreciate it a lot. Not to mention that I canít believe what a fabulous boat I purchased.
I had no idea how nice it really was. It is by far the nicest and best handling Bay Boat I have ever been in. Tell your guys over there that I am really impressed!!

Thanks again,
Captain Craig Lambert

YOUR UNSELFISH GIVING OF YOURSELF HAS ESTABLISHED BOTH YOU AND LAKE & BAY as heroic champions of education for us the LITTLE GUY. It is because of you that the public has increased its education in the world of fishing . The fact that a guy like you is so readily made available is literally a treasure to us who would not know their rear end from a hole in the wall. EDUCATION IS LIFE AND KNOWLEDGE IS POWER; i.e. you are the only guy like you that is around. That explains in total the success of all those going after the elusive REDFISH AS WELL AS YOUR FREE DISCERTATIONS OF TARPON AND SNOOK CATCHES that you back up with the tapes of the winner take all thing.


From a very grateful angler, citizen and FAN CLUB MEMBER,

CHRISTOPHER DANIEL KELLY --- Worshipful Master of MASONS Noah Lodge # 357 N. FT. MYERS FLORIDA-----

GOD BLESS ---- C. D. K.

You don't see 'em here much at all, but Texas boys like 'em, too. I just wanted to drop y'all a line and say what an awesome boat you make. You don't get many, if any 17' 7" boats that ride like a Cadillac in choppy water and it fishes like a 20 footer. Fuel economy and awesome speed plus fishability and a great ride, you just won't find a better boat. A couple pics are enclosed as well. Don't mind the hair standing up, that just comes from a helluva boat ride. Thanks for what you do.

Casey Kulhanek Casey Kulhanek

Best regards,

Casey Kulhanek
La Grange, TX

John CarterBeing an avid fisherman and boat owner, I have had many boats over the course of my life. My purchase of the 24' Lake & Bay has been one of the best purchases I have ever made. I was working for a boat dealer when I met Dave Smallback. At the time I had a 31' Contender and was getting ready to sell it and make the change to a smaller boat that would handle both lagoon & offshore fishing.

After looking at several other boat manufacturers I took a ride in the Lake & Bay. That was one thing that sold me on this boat. This is hands down a great boat. John CarterThe ride is smooth & dry. Even my wife (who is a fair weather fishing person) liked the ride. It has plenty of speed & handles well even in rough water. I believe the hull design & layout of the boat is great. I have used this boat offshore, lagoon and inlet fishing. Its performance has been great in all areas. The watertight compartments are sealed well and keep things dry. There are large live bait wells for lots of bait. There is plenty of room in this boat. It's great for fishing and family outings. We have had lots of fun this summer tubing and water skiing with the kids. I also fish the SKA tournaments and plan to use this boat to fish this and several other local tournaments.

I have sold Lake & Bay boats to customers who have always been satisfied. Dave, Steve and Mike always go out of their way to help their customers with any questions they have or services needed.

I would recommend this boat to anyone looking for a great bay boat.


John Carter

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