West Marine to offer "Angler Support Services" at FPT events

ROCKLIN, Ca - Future Pro Tour Tournament Trails is pleased to announce a program that will help all anglers participating in FPT events find the help they need when facing difficult situations on the water. FPT presenting sponsor West Marine Products will be providing free “On the Water” Support Services during most FPT events, that will include everything from replacing blown fuses to helping anglers in distress make it safely back to the launch ramp.

But providing marine assistance, parts, and supplies is nothing new to the people at West Marine Products, as they have been a leader in boating services for the nation's mariners for quite some time. The world's largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and apparel knows the importance of reliable equipment, and for 2006 will gear it's inland stores with items to accommodate the needs of the west's large bass angling community.

“This is just a small part of the commitment we are making to begin servicing the needs of the west's bass angling community”, commented Charley Almassey, district manager for West Marine's inland stores. We know that bass fishermen are serious about their equipment and gear and we want to let them know that they have a place to go when they need quality supplies and gear”, he added.

How the On-the-Water support services will work is simple: If needed, Future Pro Tour anglers will be able to call the West Marine On-the-Water support line number during tournament hours and/or flag down the West Marine logo wrapped 2006 Ranger Z21 as it transverses the waterways throughout the tournament day and receive free boating assistance. What could be better!

And don't worry, if you are interested in this sort of invaluable service during your other fishing endeavors, be sure to check out West Marine's towing service program called Boat U.S. Towing Services, a subscription membership program that functions just like AAA – but for boats on the water. You can go to www.westmarine.com to find out more details.

We would like to thank West Marine Products for taking an active part in providing our anglers with real-time support, and for their consistent support of the Future Pro Tour Tournament Trails. And when you get a chance, stop by one of their stores and see the new line of products geared towards the bass angler.

See you all March 18 th at Lake Berryessa!