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A rising tide, it’s said, floats all boats. Unfortunately, an ebbing economy can have the opposite effect. With inflation at levels that haven’t been seen in decades and gas prices rising even more, you can bet that charter captains and fishing guides across the country are feeling a shark-sized bite right where they keep their wallets. “It’s tough to make a living on the water when the cost of fuel and other expenses keeps rising,” says National Professional Anglers Association…

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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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Mike Iaconelli Speaks at NPAA Conference

After a year in which many things felt to be beyond control, the NPAA aims to put industry professionals back in the driver’s seat at their annual conference. With “Control Your Own Destiny” as the theme, a change in venue, and an all-star lineup of speakers, the National Professional Anglers Association is set to smash through barriers and previous attendance records. This unprecedented event will include workshops, seminars, and exclusive networking opportunities all geared towards giving anglers, outfitters, and media…

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Fishing Boats

NOAA Fisheries and the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Councils are implementing the new Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program in January 2021. The intent of the program is to provide more timely catch information by federally-permitted charter vessels, to enhance data collection for better fisheries management and science, and to provide accurate and reliable fisheries information about catch, effort, and discards to be used in future stock assessments and management evaluations. South Atlantic – Start Date for…

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Mike Iaconelli speaks at the NPAA Conference

Whether you are an aspiring professional angler or a seasoned touring pro the NPAA can assist you in reaching your goals. Established in 1997 the National Professional Anglers Association was assembled with one core principle in mind: To increase the professionalism of our members as we work to grow and protect sportfishing. While the industry landscape continually changes forcing companies to reevaluate how they spend their marketing dollars, the NPAA has kept its finger on the pulse of how anglers…

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