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1. Stat of the Day
2. Money Matters
PRESENTED BY: Big Bite Baits
3. Behind the Scenes
Johnny Morris and Mike Iaconelli Headline (NPAA) Conference
“The National Professional Anglers Association’s 2020 Annual Conference will go down as our best conference to date” according to Patrick Neu, the NPAA’s Executive Director. Neu went on to say, “Having industry icons like Johnny Morris share their passion and knowledge with the attendees made the conference an unforgettable event”.
“We are extremely grateful to both Johnny and Mike,” said NPAA Board Chairman, Brian Bashore. “These men are truly driven by passion and not only gave tremendous presentations, but they stayed following them to sign autographs and take photos with the attendees! We can’t thank them enough for the contribution they made to the conference.”
The NPAA’s conferences also included a question and answer session featuring 4 industry veterans and offered several other exceptional speakers during the educational breakout sessions that took place throughout the weekend. A full list of those speakers and their session topics can be viewed by accessing the 2020 NPAA Conference program at the following link:
The NPAA conference is the venue at which the NPAA Board of Directors elections are held. This year, the seats that board members Jimmy Bell and Robert Blosser have held were up for election as their terms were expiring. The NPAA would like to thank Jimmy and Robert for their service to the association as past presidents and board members. Their seats were captured by NPAA Members Robert Cardenas and Randy Gaines who were elected to a three-year term on the board.
The NPAA Annual Conference continues to be a “can’t miss” event for professional anglers from throughout the country, no matter the species they target or the techniques they use. The NPAA will be making some big changes in 2021 with the event and plans to announce the 2021 dates as well as the location in the near future. Watch for additional releases on the 2020 Conference and the 2021 Conference announcement.
4. Anglers Tribune
Denali Taps Tennessee River Experts To Create New Rod Series
5. Baits Not Being Talked About
The Basstrix Bait Fry design is a tube bait, built flat so that it will reflect light the scales of a bait fish. This versatile bait can be fished with all the popular rigging methods for all game fish, but really excels as a drop shot bait. The Bait Fry’srealistic finish and life like holographic eyes is the reason why Basstrix baits are one of the most sought after soft plastic lures.
6. What We’re Watching & Listening To
Scott Martin YouTube Throwback
Scott Martin recently announced that he will continue filming his popular YouTube series in 2020, allowing his fans to follow along as he competes in all of the Bassmaster Opens. While Scott’s channel now bolsters an impressive 477,000 subscribers and millions of views, 9 years ago when it began it consisted mostly of clips from the Scott Martin Challenge. Check out this throwback clip of one of the earliest uploads of Martin scouting for an FLW Cup on Lake Ouachita in what was then called “Short Cast” here.
7. Jersey Watch
Michael Neal’s 2020 Jersey
Michael Neal’s jersey features a similar look for 2020 with Big Bite Baits and Sunline sharing the title position. His boat again will be Nitro powered Mercury and he has a a number of other great sponsors like Lure Lock, Denali Rods, AFTCO, SPRO, Gamakatsu, TH Marine, Power Pole, and Real Deal Tackle.
8. Regional Recommendations
BassTackleMaster opened in 1999 as Anglers Pro Shop in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Owned and operated by John Galbraith a local bass pro, National Bass West Tournament Director and resident of 35 years, the store has steadily grown over the years in size and reputation as a place where local and regional anglers could always find their favorite lure, terminal tackle & bass boat/marine accessories in stock. With inventory levels strong and a great variety of items in stock (over 50,000 items) they also offer online shopping at
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