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The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) is a non-profit, member-based association dedicated to sportfishing. The NPAA’s membership is composed of tournament anglers, professional guides, angler educators and sportfishing/marine industry professionals who are passionate about the sport. Do you belong in the National Professional Anglers Association? Learn more about the organization from the Executive Director, Pat Neu, as he shares the organization’s mission in the Yamaha booth at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic:

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Hank Cherry Congrats

North Carolina bass pro Hank Cherry, currently fishing his eighth season on the Bassmaster Elite Series, claimed a wire-to-wire victory in the historic 50th Bassmaster Classic, held on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville.  His Bass Cat Lynx, which he referred to as his “office,” provided the platform from which he both qualified for and won this decisive victory. It was his third B.A.S.S. win, and second in the state of Alabama. The Bass Cat family made an overall strong showing at the…

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Mercury Outboards

Mercury Marine and MotorGuide, both Brunswick Corporation companies, have reason to celebrate today in the wake of yesterday’s completion of the 50th Bassmaster Classic. Mercury Marine’s powerful 4.6‑liter V8 250hp Pro XS outboard engine powered the top eight finishers in the Bassmaster Elite Series championship tournament, including the trophy winner, Hank Cherry, who dominated the competition from start to finish. The win is the 11th on a Mercury‑powered boat in the past 14 Bassmaster Classic events. Mercury has powered more champions…

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Hank Cherry Bassmaster Classic

Abu Garcia pro Hank Cherry brought 19 pounds, 8 ounces to the scales on the third and final day of the 50th Bassmaster Classic, completing a wire-to-wire win with a total of 65 pounds, 5 ounces. With the win, his first Bassmaster Classic championship in five appearances, Cherry took home the $300,000 first-place purse and a career-defining victory for an angler with a lengthy list of accomplishments already to his credit. Cherry started the 50th Bassmaster Classic with a bang,…

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Angler pulls trolling motor at Bassmaster Classic

If anything is consistent about the Bassmaster Classic, it’s that things are always changing. With a warming trend on the way and heavy rain in the forecast before the tournament Humminbird® and Minn Kota® pros Keith Combs, Matt Herren and Chris Zaldain are fine-tuning their strategies to adapt to dynamic weather and fishing conditions. The 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk runs March 6-8 on Lake Guntersville near Birmingham, Alabama. The three seasoned pro anglers each…

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