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Third Graders At Westside Excited To Learn How To Fish

This past Friday, April 13th, Certified Angler Educator Greg Karch and NPAA Member #138, hosted a fishing seminar for the third graders at  Westside Elementary in Kimberly Wisconsin.  The afternoon started off with Greg presenting his Fishing Basics seminar which educates attendee’s on skills and equipment needed to fish though a hands on fishing seminar.  Fishing Basics educates them on safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning…Read More


NPAA Supporting Partner News:

Bodinger Brothers Win Third Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Detroit River Tournament 

Trenton, Mich.-Brothers Steve and Dan Bodinger of Chilton, Wisconsin, overcame challenging weather conditions and fierce competition to score an amazing come-from-behind victory at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s Detroit River regular season tournament at Trenton, Michigan, April 13-14. The Bodingers sacked a respectable 32 pound, 1-ounce, 5-fish… Read More


Wild West Walleye Shootout Expected When Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Visits Lake Francis Case April 27-28

Ponca City, Okla.-Competitive walleye anglers are in for a high-stakes, Wild West walleye shootout when the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit visits legendary Lake Francis Case out of Platte, South Dakota, for a two-day, team-format tournament April 27-28, 2018.   “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” says Mike Dorris, a veteran…Read More


Plano, IL- Salt, sun and spray can send lesser tackle bags to an early grave. How? By attacking their vulnerable zippers and rendering them useless. That’s why Plano engineers eliminated these weak links in their trouble-free weather-defying Z-Series Soft Tackle Bags, Tackle Backpack and Tackle Wrap, which… Read More


Gettin’ Families Fishin’ Launches R3 Series

To meet the 60/60 and R3 challenge of engaging today’s youth to experience fishing, new broadcast, digital channels, online networks, and education platforms reaching millions are part of the new launch of the Gettin’ Families Fishin’ entertainment and education initiative. The first parts of this multi-media and multi-platform program launched recently with a classroom educational video, website sections, and lesson activity…

Evinrude Wins Big on FLW Tour

Evinrude angler Bryan Thrift earned his sixth FLW win with 20 bass over four days weighing 70 pounds two ounces. In addition to Thrift, the top seven anglers were all Evinrude pros, including: Allen Boyd, Clent Davis, Greg Bohannan, Andy Morgan, Chris Johnston and Chris McCall. Photo… Read More


RAYMARINE: World-Class Micro Compass

WILSONVILLE, OR- The International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced a new rule, effective January of 2018, which enables Laser race participants to use an electronic digital compass during competition. As a result, Laser competitors worldwide may now take advantage of the valuable… Read More

40-Plus Pounds Of Fox River Walleye Brings Becker, Rice First Win Of AWWS Season At Green Bay

Fish for walleye in April and the rewards are often big. As in big, bruiser spawners. And Sunday’s AIM Weekend Walleye Series Nitro Boats Open kickoff at Green Bay was no exception, with nearly 200 pounds of ‘eyes netted by the top five on the Fox River alone, including 40.74 pounds carded by the winners, Jake Becker and Chris Rice, that also earned them big rewards: $8,000 and top spot in the division…Read More


Plano, IL- If fishing for a living is your dream, don’t let us or anyone else burst your bubble. But until that day rolls around, most of us need to work real jobs to pay for gas, groceries, gymnastics lessons…and our fishing gear. And because we just can’t fish whenever… Read More


Ned Hobson Joins SIMMS


Bozeman, Montana – Simms Fishing Products, preeminent manufacturer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical apparel in fishing, announced the appointment of Ned Hobson to Sr. Director of Design. “Nearly 20 years ago I saved all summer to purchase my first pair of Simms GORE-TEX® waders while working… Read More

St. Croix Steps Up- The surf fishing challenge is answered by The Best Rods on Earth

Park Falls, WI- From shorts and t-shirts, to waders and insulated jackets, to a neoprene wet suit, “Crazy” Alberto Knie’s surf fishing wardrobe varies dramatically depending on where he’s standing. His is a diverse palette of briny addiction, but consistent across the board..Read More


NPAA Non-Profit Partner News:
Snow Sleet And High Winds Don’t Keep Kids From Learning To Fish At Kidz Expo

Learn 2 Fish With Us attended the Fox Cities Kidz Expo on Saturday April 14th in Appleton, Wisconsin at the Fox Cities Expo. This event had everything for the kids.  Learn 2 Fish With Us main purpose at this event was to instruct youth on how to cast or become better at casting.  Through instruction, the youth learned to always look behind them before casting, cast over their shoulder utilize the 10’oclock… Read More


NPAA Industry News:

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Outlines Priorities with Beltway and Industry Leaders

Alexandria, VA – Congressional and administration officials joined recreation industry leaders yesterday to mark the formal launch of the nation’s premier coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR). The event provided a platform for the group to officialy outline its priorities as it works to educate decision makers on Capitol Hill about the importance of the outdoor recreation economy and ensure our nation’s public lands… Read More


The Fishing Community Mourns Lefty Kreh’s Passing

Bernard “Lefty” Kreh, one of the most well-known and beloved of America’s fly fishermen and fly-casting instructors, passed away on March 14, 2018, at his home in Cockeysville, Md., at age 93. Lefty is most known for being one of the pioneers of saltwater fly fishing and his book, Fly Fishing in Salt Water, is considered the seminal volume on the subject. Lefty was born February 26, 1925, in Frederick, Md. His father taught… Read More


Advocacy Alerts:

Tell EPA to say ‘YES’ to boat friendly fuel!

Action Alert-The EPA is evaluating whether to make isobutanol available to the public. Isobutanol is a boat-friendly alternative to E15. The marine industry has done significant testing on isobutanol and determined it to be an ideal solution for marine engines. NMMA is working hard to get isobutanol approved for on-highway use and made widely available in retail gas stations. Act NOW and tell EPA to say YES…Read More


FIGHT FOR BRISTOL BAY By now, anglers from coast to coast have heard about the plans to build a mine in Alaska near Bristol Bay. Called the Pebble Mine, most agree that even a single mining mishap could devastate the entire watershed and its world-class salmon fishery. Now, the Pebble Partnership has submitted an application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move ahead with plans to build their massive surface mine. Unfortunately, the application is inadequate, incomplete, and fails to address…Read More



The EPA and the President are currently evaluating changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – the law that dictates ethanol levels in the nation’s fuel supply. The ethanol industry is pushing hard to allow for the expanded year-round sale of E15 – an ethanol blend that is dangerous for many boat and other small engines. Current regulations don’t allow E15 to be sold in the summer months because of the significantly increased air pollution it causes then. Of course, summer… Read More


ACTION – Tell President Trump to Stop Expanded Sales of E15


President Trump Considering Year-Round E15 Sales President Trump is evaluating changes to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), the law that mandates ethanol in our country’s fuel supply. The ethanol industry is lobbying hard to allow for the expanded year-round sale of E15. More ethanol in the boating and recreational fishing industry would have a devastating impact on the 12 million Americans who own boats and 46 million anglers across the nation. Studies have proven that midlevel blends of…Read More

NPAA Member & Partner Articles:

OPTIMA® PowerPack Nation April 2018 e-Newsletter

April 2018 e-Newsletter What Size Battery Works Best for Your Truck?  Different makes and models of trucks require unique sizing and demands from their batteries. But how do you know which size OPTIMA battery will be the best fit for your truck? Read this article to learn how to identify the best OPTIMA battery and fitment for your truck. Shelby… Read More


Proper use of electronic charts


Proper use of electronic charts   Boaters are a passionate bunch, whether they are sailors, cruisers or anglers. Along with the ultimate enjoyment of the seas and lakes, comes a responsibility to the safety of passengers and fellow boaters. Murphy proved long ago that accidents can and will inevitably happen, and while unfortunate, often provide an opportunity for the boating community to take an introspective look at the tools we rely on while navigating. No single tool replaces the… Read More

Mar/Apr Edition Of ODU Is Out


The Next Edition of ODU Magazine is Out. This March/April edition has coverage on bass, crappie and walleye fishing articles, the Bassmaster Classic, frog fishing with Snag Proof, turkey hunting articles and a host of entertaining story’s to catch your eye. Enjoy! Link to this edition is >>>”… Read More

Tube Tricks For Spring Panfish By Chip Leer


anfish anglers across the country look forward to the annual spring fling, when schools of hungry sunfish and crappies invade fast-warming shallows to feed. Simple tactics catch fish, which helps explain why many anglers dangle Aberdeen hooks or tiny jigs tipped with live bait below a small float or casting bubble. Bobbering can be effective once you… Read More

NPAA Partner Promotions:

2018 NWT 1st Deadline Approaching Red Wing


Tournament Results Angler of the Year Results 2018 NWT Rules News & Events Contact Us  …Read More

New Barracuda Geo Cool Performance Shirt from AFTCO

SPRING SIGHT FISHING WITH JARED LINTNER Spring is upon us across most of the country. Tournament bass fishing season is in full effect, the shallows are heating up, and plants and trees are starting to bloom. For an avid largemouth angler like myself, this means it’s time to sight fish….Read More


Navionics Platinum Sale April 1 – 30!

Platinum Sale April 1 – 30! Limited time offer! Save $30 on Platinum+ marine charts and HotMaps Platinum lake maps throughout the month of April when you buy from a dealer or shop our online store! All Platinum products include the same chart content and advanced features as Navionics+ and offer additional viewing options: 3D View, satellite overlay, and panoramic photos, that enhance any boating experience. Platinum+ coverage areas are available worldwide, while HotMaps…Read More

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