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Having the "Best Catch" Could Get You a Fishing Trip with Zona

BoatUS photo contest good for any catch, past or recent

This could be you fishing with fishing personality Mark Zona.
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ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 2, 2017 – You may have seen former pro angler and outsized fishing personality Mark Zona hosting the Bassmaster Elite Series on TV, or appearing on his own Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show. Now is your chance to go fishing with him!

Submit a photo of any catch, past or recent, to the BoatUS “Best Catch” Photo Contest and you could find yourself in a fishing boat with rod, reel and none other than the “Z-man,” as he’s known to fans. The contest runs May 1–31, 2017 and entry details and contest rules can be found at

With $1,000 provided for travel expenses, the grand-prize winner will head to Zona’s favorite lake in Michigan. Also included is a one-year, Unlimited Water Towing Membership with services from TowBoatUS, Unlimited Trailer Assist providing up to 100 miles of on road towing for tow vehicles and boat trailers; BoatUS membership; and annual membership to FishTrack, a fishing, weather and navigation-planning tool.

Zona, one of the most recognizable faces in outdoor television and never one to turn down a chance to go fishing, said, "Oh, how much fun we've had on the BoatUS Best Catch contest through the years! I don't want our winner to have the trip of their life, I want them to leave and feel like they had an out-of-body fishing dream!” 
Winners will be chosen and notified by June 9, 2017. Winning photos will appear in the largest national boating magazine, BoatUS Magazine.


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About Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS):

Celebrating over 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with more than a half-million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins. On the water, TowBoatUS brings boaters safely back to the launch ramp or dock when their boat won’t, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program gives boat owners the specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit