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NPAA Member News:

Yamaha/Ranger Pro Spencer Deutz Holds Fishing Clinic for Youth

On Saturday May 5th, Spencer Deutz and Elevate Human Potential Cross Fit of Moorhead, MN joined forces to hold their second annual National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) Future Angler Foundation (FAF) youth and family fishing clinic. The weather was calling for light rain towards the end of the clinic but that wasn’t going to stop the 15 future anglers from learning about the sport of fishing. As… Read More

Youth Fishing Clinic April 22nd 2018

NPAA member Tim Pizzi #891 and with the help of UW-Stout Fishing Club representative Dawson Wellman. Fishing friend Charlie Schneider, Heidi Gilbertson and Josephine Pizzi.  Sydney Gansberg and Ireland O’Bryan helped with setting up. Tim presented his Fishing Basics seminar. Focusing on safety, fishing equipment and how to use it, a review of types of lures for Walleye and Bass along with what the lures do and how to use them, knots, fish identification,… Read More


Yamaha/Ranger Pro Spencer Deutz Educates Future Anglers in Fargo, ND

On Saturday April 28th, Spencer Deutz and Vison Bank of Fargo, ND teamed up to hold their first annual National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) Future Angler Foundation (FAF) youth and family fishing clinic. The day brought sunny skies, 70-degree temperatures, light winds and 33 future anglers excited to lean about the sport we all love: fishing!   Future anglers… Read More


NPAA Supporting Partner News:

Mercury Marine’s new 3.4L V-6 FourStroke outboard selected as 2018 Top Product by Boating Industry Magazine

FOND DU LAC, Wisc. – Mercury Marine’s all-new 3.4L V-6 FourStroke outboard lineup has been selected as a 2018 Top Product by Boating Industry.  The award, which was officially announced today, honors Mercury for its commitment to innovation. “The 3.4L V6’s versatility and ability to address multiple outboard market segments is evident,” said… Read More


Shakoor, Zarembski Win Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Lake Erie Tournament

Lorain, Ohio.-Ali Shakoor and Brian Zarembski brought nearly 90 pounds of sag-bellied Great Lakes walleyes to the scale to win a big-fish shootout at the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s regular season tournament… Read More



Up The River With…A Win, For Team Schmidt, Kasper On A Roily Wolf River At AWWS Winneconne Nitro Boats Open

That famous slow-no-wake run up the Wolf River was the way to go for Andrew Schmidt and Mike Kasper, who topped the 100-boat field in the AIM Weekend Walleye Series Nitro Boats Open… Read More

Long Rods + Long Leaders = Long Fish

Park Falls, WI – From the pine-studded shores of Canadian Shield lakes to deep southern reservoirs that grow fish to world-record proportions, walleye anglers engage in a never-ending quest for their toothy, torpedo-shaped, green and gold-sided quarry. For nearly 50 years, one technique has been synonymous with walleye fishing across North America -…

Evinrude Angler Wins Berkley Bassmaster Elite Event

STURTEVANT, Wis.- Evinrude announced today that Evinrude professional angler Wesley Strader won the Berkley Bassmaster Elite at Kentucky Lake, held May 4-7 in Paris, Tennessee. Strader, a first-year Elite Series pro from Spring City, Tennessee, caught a final-day limit of five bass that weighed 20 pounds, 11 ounces and earned his first Elite Series victory with a four-day total of 80 pounds…Read More

Yamaha’s “Wake Up to Savings” Sales Event Offers Customers Additional Value with the Purchase of Popular Yamaha Four-Stroke Outboards

KENNESAW, Ga.–Yamaha Marine Group announced today the “Wake Up to Savings” Sales Event, a new promotion that allows customers to build in even more value when they purchase lightweight, compact, powerful, new Yamaha four-stroke outboards in the 2.5 – 150 horsepower range. “The ‘Wake Up to Savings’ Sales Event is perfect for customers… Read More


Mercury Marine Digital Services to offer additional digital solutions and services to its clients

FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin- Mercury Marine is known as the world leader in marine propulsion technology, but the company also has its own PLM consulting business inside its global headquarters.  Mercury Digital Services provides its clients, including Mercury Marine, technical services and solutions to manage customer product data throughout its life-cycle and drive business outcomes… Read More


FLIR Introduces Raymarine Magnum High-Performance Marine Radar

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today the Raymarine Magnum™ high-performance open array radar featuring superior bird mode and beam sharpening technology. Including many of the same radar technologies trusted by… Read More


A New Legend for Anglers Who Want it All

Park Falls, WI- The Senko spiraled toward the bottom of a gin-clear lake, turning the reel on the opposite end ever closer towards the end of its spool. Twenty feet down and dozens of yards from the boat, a thin strand of four-pound fluorocarbon traced a line from fish to man. On a sunny day at this depth and distance, the line… Read More

Goin’ Downtown: DeBoer, Leier, Win At Year’s First AWWS Warrior Boats/Mild2Wild Open In Bismarck, North Dakota

A rising river buoyed AIM Weekend Walleye Series competitors on the Missouri River at Bismarck Sunday, as Todd DeBoer and Leon Leier went downtown to win $3,500 with 32.04 pounds… Read More

Advocacy Alerts:

Help Keep U.S. Waters Free of Destructive Drift Gillnets

Help Keep U.S. Waters Free of Destructive Drift Gillnets A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to bring commercial swordfish fishing in California in line with all other U.S. and international swordfish fisheries. The Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act – S. 2773 – would phase out the use of indiscriminate mile-long drift gillnets off the California coast by 2020. Large-mesh drift gillnets, often called “walls of death,” produce excessive bycatch and waste,…Read More


2018 – An Important Year for the Everglades

2018 – An Important Year for the Everglades For anglers around the world, the Everglades are one of those bucket-list destinations. Nowhere else in the world offers so many unique fishing opportunities in a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. However, the Everglades need your help. For years, people have talked about how best to “replumb the Everglades.” Restoring the historic water flows will have tremendous benefits for fishing from Lake Okeechobee south and along both the Gulf and Atlantic… Read More


NPAA Member/Partner Articles:


It used to be, you had to buy a new card every year in order to get new content; those days are long gone. Navionics customers can update as often as they like and get the same charts being programmed onto new cards that very day! And, the changes pile up. Navionics’ database has grown to include nearly 23,000 lakes, with thousands added this past year across the US and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario… Read More

Doctor Sonar Newsletter

Your Monthly News & Updates This Issue 2018 Walleye School schedule 2 Sonar Tips Map reading tip A new Aqua-Vu discount special Another DVD sale item added   Visit Our Website   Sonar Tip 1      . This video discusses the results of the What is it? Aqua-Vu side imaging contest. It has a good discussion on interpreting side imaging.    Click here to watch video     Doctor… Read More


NPAA Partner Promotions:

WELCOME to the all new Official home page of the Mercury National Walleye Tournament.

2018 is the 40th year of this Walleye Weekend event and we are celebrating by modernizing, building and expanding on the high standards set by those who have done such an outstanding job of laying the 40 year foundation of the Mercury Nationals! This will be you home for all things Mercury National including : NEW for 2018 Secure… Read More


Don’t Miss Out: Learn from Pro Anglers & Experienced Navigators-Navionics Webinars

NAVIONICS WEBINAR SERIES Learn from Pro Anglers & Experienced Navigators Boat Safer. Fish Smarter. Learn from the best with our May webinars! A range of topics will include navigation sessions, freshwater and inshore saltwater techniques and tournament tips. Visit to see the updated webinar schedule. May… Read More


Check out the Impact XS!

FIND A DEALER BOATS LUND DIFFERENCE GEAR Designed for reeling in the big one from the casting deck and for wake-boarding with the ski pylon option, the Lund Impact XS is the perfect fishing boat for serious angling and family recreation. Stop by your nearest dealer to see why the Impact XS is the versatile layout everyone will love! Check… Read More

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