Tow Me to the Bassmaster Classic:

An Arkansas River Win by Way of a (Little) Red Towboat


Bassmaster Classic qualifier Chris Jones, TowBoat driver Tom Benton with Captain Wade Sizer, and photographer Michael Englemeyer. Photos by Alan McGuckin. Download hi-res photo.

Dear Friends:

This is a quick story about how one of our little red towboats helped a fledging pro angler get a berth at the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.

Chris Jones, a machine shop supervisor with dreams of crafting a career as a professional angler was fishing the Bassmaster Central Open in September on the Arkansas River when his outboard motor died – just as he was in position to win. Instead, Jones found himself stranded several miles from the tournament launch and weigh-in facility. He called TowBoatUS Dispatch. We arrived to provide a quick tow that not only allowed Jones time to get the outboard repaired, but also go onward to win the tournament. Subsequently, the victory also qualified him for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.

Now that Chris is on his way to the big leagues, we asked this very down-to-earth guy if he’d do a fancy-schmancy photography shoot last week in Oklahoma that we could use to market our BoatUS ANGLER boat towing and tournament incentive program… C’mon- wouldn’t you?

So, here are a few shots of the photo shoot – taken behind the scenes – that our highly talented and capable marketing agency, Dynamic Sponsorships, just sent us. (Kindly note that the huge trophy did have a life jacket on)

Scott Scroft
BoatUS Public Relations





About BoatUS ANGLER:

BoatUS ANGLER, a membership program from the nation’s largest association of recreational boaters, offers services such as on water towing for disabled fishing boats, roadside assistance for both boat trailers and tow vehicles, specialized fishing boat insurance, the “Weigh-to-Win” tournament cash program and money-saving benefits. Visit for more.

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