LAKE DARDANELLE, Ark. – As if winning a national championship and a berth to the Bassmaster Classic didn’t have Virginian Jeff Lugar feeling affluent enough, he now feels even richer thanks to the $1,000 check he recently received from BoatUS Angler’s “Weigh-to-Win” program.
Lugar is not only the 2013 B.A.S.S. Nation Champion; he’s also a man of good timing and intuition. Recognizing the value of a BoatUS Angler membership when speaking with Weigh-to-Win representatives prior to the tournament, he decided to sign up just hours before the first victorious cast he made with a blue glimmer War Eagle spinnerbait on Lake Dardanelle.
“Membership is great because for a very reasonable cost, it gives you the comfort of knowing that on the road, and on the water, your equipment will be taken care of if any issues come up,” said Lugar, a 20-year member of the B.A.S.S. Nation.
“Weigh-to-Win is also great because it’s a very obtainable contingency program that the average person can easily capitalize on,” said the father of two teenage boys.
“You don’t have to win, just be the highest eligible finisher. That’s a good deal,” added Lugar, the production manager who makes plastic bottles for household consumer products at M & H Plastics.
Whether you have a flat tire, run out of gas, burn up a trailer hub, have a dead cranking battery or have unexpected on the water issues all tournament anglers have worried about or experienced first hand, BoatUS Angler offers 24/7 dispatch of a tow truck, or one of the dozens of TowBoatUS response boats stationed on most all popular bass fisheries.
And, unlike other roadside assistance companies, BoatUS Angler makes service for your boat’s trailer, not just your tow vehicle, a top priority.
Speaking of popular bass fisheries, Lugar says drop shotting for smallmouth around the Bass Islands on Lake Erie ranks real high on his list, but his skills will certainly be tested an 11-hour drive south of there this coming February on much-loved Lake Guntersville.
“I plan to go to the Classic and enjoy every bit of the experience,” said Lugar. “I want to take it all in and cherish the memories while representing myself, my family, my friends, and my fishing peers with professionalism and a performance that gives all of us a sense of pride in the accomplishment.”
One thing is for sure, BoatUS Angler will be ready on Guntersville for Jeff, and the other Bassmaster Classic competitors who signed up for a membership should their help be needed. Not to mention, a Weigh-to-Win cash bonus will also be up for grabs.
With a fishing boat insurance program designed to fit the specific needs of anglers such as per incident tackle replacement coverage up to $5,000, all tournament fishermen should call 866-532-1829 for a free insurance quote, and no serious tournament competitor should enter the 2014 season without being a member of BoatUS Angler. To join and register for Weigh-to-Win, go to www.BoatUSFishing.com
BoatUS Angler, a membership program from the nation’s largest association of recreational boaters, offers services such as on water towing for disabled fishing boats, roadside assistance for both boat trailers and tow vehicles, specialized fishing boat insurance, the “Weigh-to-Win” tournament cash program and money-saving benefits. Visit www.BoatUSAngler.com for more.