Pros 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 professional angler. But roadside breakdowns and on-the-water troubles can threaten anyone’s winning paycheck. That’s why it was a perfect time to announce that BoatUS ANGLER, which has provided both roadside and on-the-water assistance to boat owners for nearly 20 years, signed a sponsorship agreement with B.A.S.S. last month to be the Official Towing Service of the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series.
So it came as no surprise that countless Bassmaster Open tournament anglers have purchased a BoatUS ANGLER membership with unlimited towing and have already needed assistance on tour this season.
B.A.S.S. legend Roland Martin has certainly had better days on the water. The 19-time B.A.S.S. winner had just started his tournament season on the Harris Chain of Lakes for the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open when his outboard motor “blew up” during the first day of competition. Fortunately for Martin, BoatUS ANGLER and TowBoatUS Captain Matt Moss were able to get his catch and his bass boat back to the boat ramp to make the weigh-in on time.
Before relating his boat issues on stage, Martin told B.A.S.S. Tournament Director Chris Bowes, “BoatUS ANGLER saved the day.” Read More
Veteran tournament angler Jerry Lee found himself in a bad spot on the second day of competition during the Bassmaster Central Open on Lake Lewisville. He was out of water.
Lee wasn’t just out of productive fishing water. He was out of water deep enough to pilot his bass boat. He was stuck on an ultra-shallow sand bar on the far north end of Lake Lewisville amid bone-chilling north winds. He might still be on the sand bar if TowBoatUS Captain James Freeman hadn’t arrived 30 short minutes after Lee placed a call for assistance. Captain Freeman was able to unground Lee with a 300-ft rope and the help of a Bill Norman crankbait. Read More