TowBoatU.S. takes Bassmaster
Classic champion’s boat to the finish
YOUR BOATU.S. MEMBERSHIP
HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS
As the morning unfolded on the third and final day of March’s 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Dick’s Sporting
Goods, a glitch in Jordan Lee’s outboard
made it impossible for him to get his
boat on plane. Whether he had struck an
underwater object or some other mishap
was to blame, he suddenly was unable to
chase fish across the 21,000-acre Lake
Conroe in Houston, Texas.
Luckily, the bass-fishing phenom was
near the honey hole he was trying to reach and held out hope
for one last shot at getting his winning catch before returning to weigh-in. He fished it hard, bringing in an incredible
27-pound, 4-ounce five-fish limit for the day. However, with a
dead boat in the water, getting to the final weigh-in was going
to require a Plan B.
After consulting with tournament officials, Lee, who is a
BoatU.S. member with unlimited freshwater towing, was able
to hop on a spectator boat while TowBoatU.S. Lake Conroe
retrieved his boat. After a short tow to the launch ramp, Lee’s
rig was quickly loaded on a trailer and brought to weigh-in, just
in time for the 25-year-old angler to be crowned winner of the
World Championship of Fishing.
With a winning three-day total of 56 pounds, 10 ounces, and
his first professional tournament win with B.A.S.S., Lee was
thankful to be one of the more than 500,000 members who
rely on BoatU.S. to get the help he needed – and to make it
back in time for the best day yet of his fishing career.
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