"Sonar" Locates Weigh-to-Win

May 14, 2012 - Twenty-five-year-old Miles “Sonar” Burghoff got his nickname from a tournament fishing buddy, and certainly it seemed more than fitting given the fact that his Emmy Award winning father played the character “Radar” on the TV series M*A*S*H.

The younger Burghoff is paying his dues and collecting awards of his own in the form of tournament paychecks, and thanks to his allegiance to BoatUS ANGLER since winning the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship, he’s recently added cash bonuses to his winnings as a member of the BoatUS ANGLER “Weigh-to-Win” program.

“I gained an early appreciation for BoatUS ANGLER in a pretty humorous manner when Casey O’Donnell and I won the championship on Lake Lewisville,” explains Burghoff.

“I accidentally left my livewell pumps running during the weigh-in, and then long after the weigh-in, while we were doing media interviews and photo shoots. By the time Casey and I returned to load up my boat, we had both a championship trophy, and a totally dead cranking battery,” grinned Burghoff.

“Everybody we knew had already left the ramp. Thankfully, I remembered to reach into my pocket and call the toll free TowBoatUS dispatch number. In less than 20-minutes, a TowBoatUS Captain was there to give us a jump. He was super nice. And I couldn’t believe how fast he got to us,” explained “Sonar.”

Burghoff learned the “there-when-you-need-them” goodness of his BoatUS ANGLER membership last year, but only recently recognized the benefits of their Weigh-to-Win tournament cash bonus program.

“I’ll be honest with you, a year ago, I didn’t pay much attention to tournament bonus programs. I just wanted to win!” admitted Burghoff. “But then I realized how much money I had been missing out on, and signed up. Since then I’ve won $2,000 through Weigh-to-Win,” said Burghoff who is near the completion of his college degree at The University of Central Florida.

“The coolest thing about Weigh-to-Win is that you don’t even have to win the tournament to win the bonus money. You just have to be the highest eligible finisher,” said Burghoff.

Four hundred college anglers will have a chance at the same $1,000 Weigh-to-Win bonus Burghoff won last year when they compete next week on Lake Pickwick in the 2012 BoatUS ANGLER Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship – but only if they’re members of BoatUS ANGLER and “Weigh-to-Win.”

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 http://www.boatusfishing.com/ 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.

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