May 14, 2013 - If the 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship merely matched the enthusiasm and success of the 2012 event, it would still be the greatest collegiate bass fishing event around. On the other hand, every indication is that this month's event will exceed last year's huge success, and that's cause for celebration.
AThe 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s kicks off in Florence, AL May 20-24 for the nation’s largest collegiate fishing event. Some of the biggest names in bass fishing will join hundreds of students in celebrating this prestigious annual event. Online registration is currently open through Tuesday, April 30, 2013 and all university-recognized clubs are allowed to register up to three two‐person teams. Read More
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 2, 2013 - Angler-friendly service and benefit organization BoatUS ANGLER has graciously extended its helpful hand by becoming a new sponsor and the Official Towing Service of the B.A.S.S. Nation.
"In the short time BoatUS ANGLER has actively engaged with tournament anglers, roughly 80% of all Bassmaster Elite anglers, and more than 60% of all Bassmaster Open anglers have signed up for a membership," said Steve Levi, Brand Manager for BoatUS ANGLER. "That kind of support has been humbling, and the next logical step is to become formally involved with the tens of thousands of B.A.S.S. Nation anglers." Read More
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 1, 2013 - There's a lot to pack before you head out for the spring fishing season. Just don't forget the camera to take shots of your catch to submit to the BoatUS ANGLER annual "Catch of the Month" photo contest at www.BoatUS.com/angler/contest, which kicks off April 1 and runs monthly through October 31, 2013.
Monthly winners, one freshwater and one saltwater, will receive a one-year BoatUS ANGLER membership with basic on water towing and roadside assistance, a $50 Visa gift card and a "prize pack" filled with fishing and BoatUS ANGLER gear. In addition, winning photos will appear in BoatUS ANGLER Magazine and Tacklebox monthly fishing e-newsletter. Read More
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 12, 2013 – From the folks at BoatUS ANGLER who won’t leave you stranded, to the TV show guys who brought new meaning to the term “underwater action,” anglers will want to win the “Hook n’ Look” Smallie-Fest Sweepstakes. Presented by BoatUS ANGLER, the grand prize is a fishing trip to the world-class smallmouth fishery, Michigan’s Lake St. Clair, with Hook n' Look TV show’s Kim and Danny Stricker, and includes a $1,000 gift card to cover airfare and lodging. However, for a chance to win you must be a BoatUS ANGLER member by April 30, 2013. Read More
ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 28, 2013 -- Now entering its third tournament season, BoatUS ANGLER’s "Weigh-to-Win" cash contingency program becomes even more generous as it now includes payouts for co-anglers too in 2013.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss., January 3, 2013 - When local angler Troy Helwig departed Ocean Springs Harbor early one morning last fall along with six good friends for a day of Gulf angling, the dead calm waters gave no hint for what was in store for the day.
The group headed out 75 miles aboard a fully-rigged, 28-foot center console, first stopping at a rig to pick up some live hardtails for bait. They soon had lines overboard, the action heated up, and the fishing fun meter pegged at wide open. "It was incredible," says Helwig. "Everyone got their limit with some pretty big fish. I had brought up an 80-pounder to the gunnel before the line snapped, so I was the only one without. My heart broke." However, there was one last tasty hardtail, and Helwig dropped it over into the misty-blue-green waters to see if the bait would do its job.
The silence was soon broken by the sizzling sound of reel drag, and Helwig was on for a half-hour ride of his life, ending up landing a state record (later broken) Greater Amberjack weighing in at 114.32 lbs. Read More
ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 15- The fall issue of BoatUS ANGLER Magazine is now available online. The magazine provides fishing information to boat owning anglers among the over half a million members of the BoatUS Association with features including unique fishing destinations and in-depth angler topics and boating information from experts on freshwater and near-shore saltwater angling.
This month's issue has features on fishing destinations such as the Louisiana Marsh and Toledo Bend, Lake Erie, the Potomac and James Rivers, and Clear Lake, California. Plus read about fishing for "Monster Movie Gar" with Mark Zona and Tommy Sanders.
Mark Zona, host of "Zona's Awesome Fishing Show" and BoatUS ANGLER ProStaff Member, also has a regular column in each issue. Plus, readers can get answers to angling questions from anglers like Tommy Sanders. Other regular topics include tackle tips and advice from touring pros, boat trailering information, conservation, and do-it-yourself projects from other award-winning BoatUS publications.
You will also find information on BoatUS ANGLER membership benefits such as specialized fishing boat insurance, on-the-water and on-the-road towing assistance programs, discounts at BoatUS Cooperating Marinas and shopping rewards on equipment purchased at West Marine stores. Read More
KALAMAZOO, Mi., October 10, 2012– Who would have known that taking a chance at winning some hard-earned tournament dollars would lead to a fishing trip of a lifetime? That’s what happened to BoatUS ANGLER member and Bassmaster Weekend Series angler Travis Cockburn of Illinois, who signed up for the association’s Weigh-to-Win tournament incentive program available with his BoatUS ANGLER towing membership. The incentive program pays the highest finishing BoatUS ANGLER member in over 300 tournaments, but it was Cockburn’s basic Angler membership that automatically entered him in the BoatUS ANGLER “Zona's Awesome Fishing Trip” contest earlier this year. The grand prize was a guided trip with none other than the self-proclaimed “knucklehead” TV fishing show host Mark Zona. Read More
When your boat breaks down on the water or runs out of gas, calling for an on-the-water tow is simple. The hard part, sometimes, is being able to tell the BoatUS towing fleet precisely where to find you, which can delay a safe tow home. Now, BoatUS offers the only smart phone "App" that helps you call for a tow in a hurry and also adds helpful location and tracking features just for boaters, sailors and anglers.
- Text or Email your boat's location to other boaters
- Share your raft up anchorage or favorite fishing hole
- Show your boat's near shore location on Google Maps
- Displays your Latitude & Longitude
- Call for a tow and BoatUS will know where you are
- Access 25 BoatUS Services for your boat's tool bag
- Get the hottest boating news from BoatUS Press Room
For complete details and to download the Towing Services App today visit www.BoatUS.com/towing/app.asp
ANGLER Will Assist Competitors in Need During B.A.S.S. Open
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Traveling thousands of miles each year on the road and making it to weigh-in at the end of a tournament day are “givens” for today’s successful pro angler. But roadside breakdowns and on-the-water troubles can threaten a winning paycheck. That’s why it’s a perfect fit to announce that BoatUS ANGLER, which has provided both roadside and on-the-water assistance to boat and rig owners for nearly 20 years, has signed a sponsorship agreement with B.A.S.S. to be the Official Towing Service of the 2012 Bassmaster Open Series. Read More
Again in 2012
It’s simple, it’s affordable, it calms concerns about mechanical breakdowns, and it pays tournament cash bonuses. For those four reasons alone, the hundreds of anglers that signed up for BoatUS ANGLER and “Weigh-to-Win” in its inaugural 2011 season, can look forward to renewing and participating again this year.
That’s right, by purchasing a membership to BoatUS ANGLER, you get towing you can trust should you have a breakdown, plus the chance to win tournament cash bonuses when you sign up for the “Weigh-to-Win” program, all for as little as $38.
“Tournament anglers spend countless hours behind the wheel of their bass boat and tow vehicle,” said BoatUS ANGLER’s Steve Levi. “We’re offering a program that takes the hassles away with 24/7 dispatch assistance when either one breaks down, and gives you the chance to make some extra cash when competing in 287 professional fishing tournaments.” Read More
Watch the latest video from BoatUS ANGLER Pro Staff member Mark Zona on the benefits of BoatUS ANGLER On-the-Water Towing options. We provide for the most services in the most ports, in the most waterways for the most boaters.
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