Mom Just Has To Wait

Janet Parker was assisted by TowBoatUS Captain Dave Anderson and Ranger Boats rep. George Liddle. (Rob Russow photo)

Right before Mother’s Day, TowBoatUS Capt. Dave Anderson made a tough call, one that accomplished female tournament angler Janet Parker will forever be grateful.
Anderson declined a cell phone call from his own mother while assisting Parker with a dead battery on Day One of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on Table Rock Lake. Parker found Anderson’s decision to shun his own mother rather humorous, but there was nothing funny about being powerless.

“On my second location, I caught a keeper, but the fish were not really cooperating, so I decided to make a run further north, but my boat wouldn’t start,” the Little Elm, Texas angler said.

She was fortunate to have had the foresight to sign up for the BoatUS ANGLER membership right before the event.

“I always had the ‘It won’t happen to me’ attitude, “ said Parker, who runs a Ranger Boat wrapped with a recognizable Minn Kota Talon graphic. “Fortunately when I was at registration, I had a little voice say I better sign up for both the BoatUS ANGLER Unlimited On-the-Road and On-the-Water Towing services. I figured if I never used it I’d only be out $72, but if I needed it – it’d be priceless. Guess what? It proved priceless.”

Tournament officials allowed Anderson to take a new battery to Parker, who was introduced to fishing by another female angler, her God Grandmother, Viola Lassiter.
“And I reminded Capt. Dave that he’d better call his mama back,” Parker said.

Tournament anglers who buy a BoatUS ANGLER membership will also benefit greatly from their subsequent free participation in the BoatUS ANGLER “Weigh-to-Win” tournament cash bonus program.

Simply said, it pays to buy a highly affordable BoatUS ANGLER membership regardless of what B.A.S.S., FLW, LBAA, College Bass or PAA events you compete in, especially when you’re registered for the Weigh-to-Win cash tournament bonus program, and that’s why hundreds of anglers signed up last year

To make sure you are eligible in 2012, just dial (918) 742-6424 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday – Friday, and ask for Kendell, she’ll make sure you get signed-up. Or to learn more, please visit