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A Fishing Trip with Zona Could Be Yours - With the Right Photo

(L to R) Sam Martin and Jacob Hopkins, winners of last year's BoatUS Catch of the Month photo contest.
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 29, 2015 – Take a photo of your catch and submit it to the BoatUS “Catch of the Month” photo contest and you could find yourself in a fishing boat with rod, reel and none other than Mark Zona. The former pro angler, Bassmaster Elite Series TV personality and host of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show will take the BoatUS contest’s grand prize winner to his favorite lake in Michigan. To get there, the winner will also get $1,000 in travel money – but you’ve got to send in a photo at The contest ends on October 31, 2015.
Each month, three of the best Catch of the Month photos will be chosen by BoatUS as contenders for the “Catch of the Year” contest, where Facebook voters will determine the grand prize winner for the trip with the Z-Train. “You can submit up to two entries each month to improve your chance of winning the grand prize,” said BoatUS Program Coordinator Dustin King. “It will be the trip of a lifetime as Mark is known for his overboard hospitality, outsized personality, and for having the biggest heart in the sport of bass fishing.”
Additionally, the “Catch of the Year” winner will receive a replica of their winning fish by, which offers the highest quality in fish replicas today. “The Pierce brothers and crew at are able to create the most life-like fish replicas money can buy,” added King.
These aren’t the only prizes.
Each month, three lucky winners will also receive a one-year BoatUS membership and a prize packfilled with LIVETARGET Lures, a quality manufacturer of fresh and saltwater lures using the very best raw materials, equipment and processes in today’s industry. Earning a premium reputation, every variable in the lure production process is considered from engineering to sonic welding and to the multi-layered hand painted finishes.
Winning photos will appear in the largest national boating magazine, BoatUS Magazine.
About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):
BoatUS is the nation¹s largest organization of recreational boaters with over a half million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins, and on the water, we bring boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, day or night. The BoatUS insurance program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need, and we help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit