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Fall 2012

Photo of Travis Cockburn, winner of Zona's Awesome Fishing Trip Stay In Contention With BoatUS ANGLER Membership


BoatUS ANGLER Member Travis Cockburn learned first-hand about the benefits of BoatUS ANGLER and TowBoatUS.

Photo of Michael and Margaret Snell with their sturgeon catch Holiday Fishing Nets Fish of Lifetime


Michael and Margaret Snell traveled nearly 5,000 miles to fish. The Britons were hooked after catching a five-foot sturgeon on a trip to British Columbia in 2009, so much so they came back last July.

Photo of an inland waterway lock Corps Reducing Lock Service


In October, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began implementing a cost-cutting plan to reduce operating hours at 63 inland-waterway locks around the country, most of which are used by recreational boaters as well as commercial tow boats.

Photo of a pickup truck with boat at a gas stationFuel Efficiency Standards Raised Again


The Environmental Protection Agency set new fuel-efficiency standards in August, aimed at increasing fuel economy in cars and light-duty trucks to 54.5 miles-per-gallon by model year 2025.

Photo of Matt and Jordan Lee at the Carhartt Bassmaster College SeriesAll In The Family


Emotions were ramped up considerably when Auburn brothers Matt and Jordan Lee met in the final of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series.

Photo of a man in a pirogue boatYour State Boat, Mon Cher


As the world solemnly marked the April 15 centennial of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, boaters and mariners alike can appreciate the vast improvements in maritime safety that were a result of the tragic sinking.

Photo of two fisherman in a boat in LouisianaIf You Float It, They Will Come


A promising new technique is taking root — literally! — in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. There, volunteers are using a “floating islands” concept, and it’s outperforming all expectations..

Photo of BoatUS ANGLER Member Casey Scanlon with his Weigh-to-Win checkMembership Matters


A Check On Day One; Help At Your Fingertips: The Free BoatUS Towing App; The Perfect Gift For Anglers and more....

Photo of Rodney Ply holding a big catfishBig One Getting Away?


Rodney Ply is living a fishing nightmare of the big one that appears to be getting away.

Photo of a carp on the shoreDrought Kills Carp - But Not Enough


Last summer's drought closed rivers to navigation and destroyed crops across the Midwest, but there was one casualty that was mourned by no one.