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Like the rest of the country, just about everyone in professional fishing circles and the recreational fishing industry is feeling the bite from inflation and a rising cost of living. The price of gas alone can really cut into your fishing opportunities in terms of the gear you can afford, the destinations you’ll fish, tournaments you’ll enter, and the repairs you’ll undertake – and all of this has a ripple effect on earnings of industry pros. At the National Professional…

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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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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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Greg Bohannan

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (October 29, 2020) – Bass Cat Boats, a leading manufacturer of tournament-ready, high-performance bass boats, has added veteran Tackle Warehouse Pro Series competitor Greg Bohannan to the company’s national pro team, bolstering an already stout staff with one of the sport’s most consistent and well-rounded anglers. Bohannan has competed at FLW’s top level for 13 years and has qualified for the prestigious Forrest Wood Cup seven times, including four of the past five seasons, as well as…

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man with fish

  Crosslake, MN (November 4, 2020) – He’s known as Doctor Sonar, but for over a decade professional angler Bruce Samson has looked through the lens of an Aqua-Vu camera to boost his underwater intelligence. Now, the Central Minnesota fisherman is being recognized for his lifelong contributions to the sport he cherishes. One of seven legendary individuals inducted into the 2021 class of the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, Samson remains a passionate, inquisitive student of the underwater world.…

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