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Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors. Their three-year terms begin October 1, 2022. ASA is the national trade association that represents the sportfishing industry. The association has six regions: West, South Central, Great Lakes, Southeast, Northeast and Northern Plains and Inter-mountain. Each member company or organization is assigned to the region where that member’s principal business is located. Elected to the At-Large board seats: Ken…

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Future Angler Foundation

Ever heard of the Future Angler Foundation (FAF)? Some tackle and marine industry members have, but a surprising number can’t put their finger on exactly what this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization does. Fewer still realize the vital role it plays in growing recreational sportfishing and safe boating across the United States. “This may be the most important recreational fishing and boating organization you haven’t heard about,” says the foundations cofounder and president, Patrick Neu. “The FAF was formed in 2012 by…

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Bass on Swim Jig

Hop aboard the boats of legendary anglers Ned Kehde or Drew Reese and you’ll probably witness two different but equally effective bass tricks. You might discover, for instance, that Midwest finesse fishing often transcends TRDs™ and mushroom-shaped jigs. While Ned masterfully coaxes dozens of bites with one of his little red mushroom jigs, Reese might work heavier cover, plucking bass from brush and grass with his Midwest Finesse Swim Jig—another ace trick from the finesse architects at Z-Man Fishing. “I’m…

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You’d better be hot if you’re going to be called “Fire-Ball,” and that’s exactly how a new jig – now available – from Northland is coming across. Meet the Weedless Fire-Ball and Weedless Stand-Up Fire-Ball Jigs, specialized versions of the perennial favorite Fire-Ball Jig that solve the problem of delivering bait in the weeds without fouling. Fire-Ball fans will instantly recognize the unique shape of these round and stand-up style jigs, which are patterned after the all-time money-winning lure on…

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Anglers at tournament

This isn’t a story about two young cousins winning a recent walleye tournament, although Charlie and Jace Peterson did stump the field in the Knights of Columbus Walleye Classic on Minnesota’s Lake Bemidji. No, it’s more about how a couple kids matured into productive and principled young men by way of the water. 23-year-old Jace Peterson is the son of angler and public-school educator Travis Peterson and grandson to Northland Fishing Tackle forefather Duane Peterson. Charlie Peterson also calls Duane…

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