Do you make money in the fishing industry? It’s time to take your career to the next level! Join over 1,400 Guides, Charter Captains, Tournament Anglers, and Industry Professionals who are already taking advantage of all the NPAA has to offer. Successful pro anglers like Jeff Gustafson, John Crews, Jay Przekurat and Korey Sprengel trust the NPAA to help them build their skills, industry connections, and level of professionalism––you should too!  No matter the species you target, the NPAA can…

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Florida Angler Walks on Dock

There’s big news on the convention front for the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA). The 1,400-member non-profit sportfishing trade association has decided to host its 2023 Annual Conference in sunny Fort Myers, January 6ththrough 8th. “There is no better state in the nation to host our annual NPAA Conference than Florida – especially with an early January time slot,” says Patrick Neu, NPAA’s president. “As a destination location, Florida simply cannot be beat.” Coming off a three-year conference hiatus due…

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Pro Angler Landing Fish from Bass Boat

What does it take to be a professional angler? In Part 1 we discovered that it’s a lot more than big fish, fancy boats, and tournament trophies. In fact, the most highly visible professionals in the fishing industry recognize their success depends not only on fishing prowess, but on the hard work, determination and efforts of many other industry pros who have helped them succeed. “How do you define a fishing pro?” asks National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) member Capt.…

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Angler Holding Smallmouth

What defines a professional angler? Ask someone off the street and they’ll likely describe fancy boats, bright lights and big fish. Ask those who stand atop the leaderboard, however, and they’ll tell a different story – one of hard work, determination, and the efforts of many other industry pros who have helped them succeed. “You can’t get to the top without others to lift you up,” says, Patrick Neu, president of the 1,400-member non-profit National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA). “Nobody…

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Angler holds walleye near graphs

Beatdown Outdoors is proud to announce their partnership with the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA). BeatDown Outdoors specializes in producing the highest quality electronics mounts on the market. These mounts are compatible with all major boating electronics and are quickly becoming a necessity when paired with today’s new live and forward-facing sonar technologies. “BeatDown Outdoors is excited to connect with the members of the NPAA” said Blake Price, Co-Owner of BeatDown Outdoors. He goes on to say “Our business has…

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