HARRIS CHAIN OF LAKES, Fla. March 16, 2011 -- If there were a central theme to the Bassmaster Elite Series season opener at Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes it would be that nice guys finished first. Shaw Grigsby won the event, and Stephen Browning won the BoatUS Angler “Weigh-to-Win” $500 cash bonus for his admirable 3rd place finish.
That’s right, you don’t have to win the tournament to win the “Weigh-to-Win” cash. But like Browning, you do have to sign-up for a highly affordable BoatUS Angler membership to become eligible to cash-in.
Browning’s bride of 14 years, Tammy, asked him why he bought a BoatUS Angler membership when his official paperwork arrived at their home and he told her, “Because it will give me peace of mind on the road and on the water. If I break down or have dead batteries, I can call them and they’ll dispatch somebody to help me, and anything I can do to be in a better state of mind on the water will help me perform better as a competitor.” That’s the essence of the BoatUS Angler Weigh-to-Win program, for as little as $38 a year, tournament anglers at all levels can get peace of mind plus cash bonuses too.
“The Toyota Bonus Bucks and Weigh-to-Win programs are really important to help pay for all the expenses tournament anglers face,” said Browning, who made a clean sweep of both bonuses at the Harris Chain of Lakes. “I’ll tell you how important it is -- when I made the Top 12 cut, I was in the angler meeting looking around at the rest of the pros in the Top 12 trying to figure out how many were eligible to win the Weigh-to-Win bonus cash other than myself,” grinned the 44-year old, who says his dream day of fishing would be at Falcon Lake pitching a Hack Attack Jig on 80-pound braided line.
The Weigh-to-Win program will pay the highest placing, registered angler in most B.A.S.S., FLW and PAA events, as well as the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. For as little as $38, the cost of a BoatUS Angler membership and Unlimited On-the-Road Towing service, an angler who performs well in a single B.A.S.S. Weekend Series tournament could win a $150 cash bonus.
Getting signed-up for Weigh-to-Win is simple. Go to www.BoatUSFishing.com
or call them at (877) 584-2628 to purchase an affordable Unlimited On-the-Road or On-the-Water BoatUS Angler towing membership. Then plug your membership number into the Weigh-to-Win registration form, and you’re ready to fish, win and have ‘peace of mind.’
For more details about tournament paybacks and getting signed-up for Weigh-to-Win, please visit www.BoatUSFishing.com
or call Kendell at (918) 742-6424.
About BoatUS Angler:
, a membership program from the nation’s largest association of recreational boaters, BoatUS, offers boat-owning fishermen services such as on-the-water breakdown and towing assistance provided by the largest fleet of towboats in North America, roadside boat trailer and tow vehicle assistance through 18,000 specialized towing companies, and fishing boat insurance that has the right coverage for anglers. BoatUS is also the nation’s advocate for recreational boaters and anglers on Capitol Hill and its non-profit BoatUS Foundation is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Visit BoatUSAngler.com