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Buffalo's Brodnicki at Home with Big Waves, Big Smallies and BoatUS Angler

Photo Caption: Pro Angler Brad Brodnicki never leaves home without his BoatUS Angler membership card.
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BUFFALO, NY, November 1, 2011 -- As an inner city science teacher, 38-year-old Brad Brodnicki has taught, as well as learned, many lessons in persistence, patience and never giving up hope. 
Those same character traits are paying off for Brodnicki as a tournament angler. Especially, considering he regularly battles waves taller than his students on a lake riddled with more ‘small craft warnings’ than perhaps any other inland waterway in the United States.
Brodnicki readily admits that his perfect day of fishing would take place on a flat calm day in July on Lake Erie’s Western Basin drop-shotting a Robo worm to suspended Smallies. Problem is, Lake Erie doesn’t let tournament anglers pick the weather or the waves. And often, she’s meaner than an old-school typing teacher armed with a wooden ruler. But Brodnicki persists, and consistently cashes paychecks in Bassmaster Weekend Series and FLW Bass Fishing League tournaments near his Buffalo home.
Plus, because Brodnicki added the On-the-Road and On-the-Water towing options when he signed up for a BoatUS Angler membership, he’s hauled home over a thousand “Weigh-to-Win” bonus dollars in just the past six months. Equally good is the peace-of-mind he carries knowing that somebody will be dispatched from BoatUS to help him should he ever have a problem while towing his bass boat on the highway, or piloting it through seven-foot swells.
Brodnicki reasons through his decision to join BoatUS Angler in common sense fashion. “Luckily, I have not had to call the 24/7 dispatch center for any sort of roadside or on-the-water assistance, but I’ve told lots of people and tournament buddies that by spending as little as $38 you can have peace-of-mind and win extra cash when you place high in tournaments.”
It’s easy to get a BoatUS Angler membership with on-the-water and on-the-road towing, and then register for their Weigh-to-Win tournament cash bonus program like Brad did. Just visit or dial (918) 742-6424 and ask for Kendell. She’ll make sure you’re registered.
About BoatUS Angler:
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 for more.