Destin, FL – You might say Brian “Bro” Brosdahl’s had a hand in the design of modern day apparel for ice fishing – gloves, mitts and other outerwear that keep you fishing comfortably through the toughest elements imaginable. But even in the Ice Belt, a warm sun shines for at least half the year. “In my…Read More

NPAA Supporting Partner News:

Mercury Marine tiller handle assembly for portable outboard motors wins IBEX Innovation Award

TAMPA, Fla.- As part of this morning’s kickoff of IBEX, the largest marine-industry trade event in North America, organizers of the annual IBEX Innovation Awards announced that Mercury Marine’s tiller handle assembly for portable outboard motors has won the 2018 award in the “Propulsion Parts” category. Brought to market in January, this new tiller handle features several remarkable…Read More

AQUA-VU: Reel…and Reveal

Crosslake, MN – Innovation is a good word. It’s an important word, and an even more important concept, because it refers to the creation and implementation of a truly original idea. In its purest form, innovation breeds a new endeavor made possible by a unique device. Example? Sky diving isn’t quite sky diving without…Read More

Gateway, Evinrude to Host Grand Opening of New Lab to Train Technicians

Sturtevant, Wis., – Gateway Technical College and Evinrude announced today an official opening of the BRP Evinrude Technology Institute. The event will be held at 10 a.m. October 15, 2018 in Room T107 of the college’s Technical Building on its Racine Campus, 929 Lake Avenue. The public is invited to attend this event, which will include a short presentation and tours of the…Read More

RAYMARINE: Axiom Makes the Difference

Escanaba, Michigan- Denver, Iowa-based walleye pro Tommy Skarlis and partner Jeff Lahr fought brutal winds and cold to place first for the second consecutive year at the World Walleye Championship, held this year on Bays de Noc out of Escanaba, Michigan. The World Walleye Championship (WWC) is the crown event on the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC)…Read More

AIM Wrap-Up: What A Season! Weekend Walleye Series Awards Nearly $375K, With More In Store For 2019

More than 800 individual angler-participants in three states and 16 events. More than 1,100 total entries. More than $284,000 in cash paid. Toss in another $91K in other cash and prizes, and the total soars to nearly $375,000 awarded in an AIM Weekend Walleye Series season that stretched from a blizzard in April to the first chills of fall in late-August…Read More

Skarlis, Lahr Win BACK to BACK World Walleye Championship Titles on the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Presented by Cabela’s

Escanaba, Mich.-Iowa’s Tommy Skarlis and Jeff Lahr rallied on the final day to win the elite national walleye event, the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit’s 2018 World Walleye Championship Oct. 4-6 on Bays de Noc out of Escanaba, Michigan.Read More

ST. CROIX ROD: Live, Streaming…Ice Fishing

Park Falls, WI  – Come to St. Croix Rod’s factory store in Park Falls, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 10th, between 7 am and 5 pm, and you’re guaranteed to handle the hottest…Read More

Yamaha claims 2018 Innovation Award for new V8 XTO Offshore. 

“We are honored to accept this award for the new XTO Offshore and pleased to have this innovative outboard recognized by the industry,” said Dale Barnes, Yamaha Marine Group Marketing Division Manager. “The XTO Offshore is an integrated outboard system, with tremendous thrust and 425 horsepower designed to push the heaviest offshore boats and yachts. Combine that with the latest generation of Helm Master®…Read More

Doctor Sonar announces the first Sonar Class of 2019 

Minneapolis, MN- Doctor Sonar, Doc Samson announced today that he will host a sonar class held in conjunction with the National Professional Anglers Association’s Conference being held at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington, MN on January 6th.  The sonar class will be held on will begin at 10:00AM and requires preregistration.   The following topics will be covered during Doc’s Sonar/GPS/Mapping Training Seminar: UNDERSTANDING…Read More

Magic Wands for Tommy Skarlis’ and Jeff Lahr’s Win at the Cabela’s MWC World Walleye Championship

Escanaba, Michigan: Brutal winds. Rain. Sleet. Snow. This past weekend, Denver, Iowa-based walleye pro Tommy Skarlis and partner Jeff Lahr fought rough weather to place first for the second consecutive year at the World Walleye Championship, held this year…Read More

Ready! Set! AIM Weekend Walleye Series Announces Tournament Sites For 2019

Ok, time to get to work. Start planning. Find the spots that you think will hold those winning walleye. Because the 2019 AIM Weekend Walleye Series tournament series schedule is here. Locations span the gamut, from water that AIM anglers and Fan Nation are familiar with, to others that are brand new to the series, says AIM National Tournament Director Denny Fox. “We’ll be going to quality walleye…Read More


STURTEVANT, Wis.-Evinrude, a global manufacturer of marine engines headquartered in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, named today the 2018-2019 Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellows.

Emily Lou LaMartina, a Racine native pursuing her master’s thesis in microbial ecology,,…Read More

Solid Carbon and Solid Glass Models Arm Panfish and Walleye Anglers

Park Falls, WI – Ultra-refined instruments provide an almost supernatural ability to hear, sense and detect things otherwise impossible for humans. Antennae perceive subtle electromagnetic pulses. Stethoscopes listen for the slightest acoustical arrhythmia. Other forms of finely…Read More

Mercury Marine to offer joystick piloting solution on 200-225hp V-6 engines

FOND DU LAC, Wisc.- Mercury Marine is pleased to announce that it will offer joystick piloting on V-6 3.4L 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards with DTS and V-6 3.4L 200hp SeaPro outboards with DTS.  Mercury and SeaStar Solutions have collaborated and worked together to provide a fully validated joystick package for installation on Mercury’s new 200 and 225hp FourStroke outboard engines. “With…Read More

AIM Weekend Walleye Series Taps Walleye Guide And Industry Pro Cody Roswick As Its Business Manager

Long-time respected marine and fishing industry professional and North Dakota walleye guide Cody Roswick has been tapped to become AIM Weekend Walleye Series business manager to take AIM to the next level of tournament excellence. Roswick, from Valley City, North Dakota, will report to AIM’s Board of Directors and will partner with AIM National Tournament Director Denny Fox towards…Read More

FLIR Delivers Marine Industry First with Raymarine ClearCruise Augmented Reality Navigation Technology

WILSONVILLE, Ore. –  FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) delivers a marine industry first with the introduction of the Raymarine® navigation technology, ClearCruise™ AR (Augmented Reality), which brings enhanced on water awareness to Raymarine’s family of…Read More

St. Croix’s Kayak Mojo is Ready to Go

Mojo Yak is ready to go Kayak anglers, the wait is over. Fitted with a Winn, split-grip handle, St. Croix’s new Mojo Yak rod series features premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite blanks with Integrated Poly Curve® mandrel technology… and a whole lot more! Yes, finally a premium rod series built just for those of you wielding paddles and advanced pedals fishing-while-exercising from kayaks, the people-powered approach to fishing. New for 2019, St. Croix Rod’s Mojo Yak is available in two…Read More

Mercury Marine powered Water Ski Team presented with Guinness World Record

FOND DU LAC, Wisc.- The Rock Aqua Jays water ski team in Janesville, Wisconsin – with triple 300hp Mercury Racing outboards on the transom and help from two other ski teams – has established a Guinness World Record for the largest human pyramid on water skis.  The team thanked Mercury Marine by giving the company a plaque with the award during a ceremony at Mercury’s global headquarters…

ST. CROIX ROD: Defeat Hardwater Walleyes

Park Falls, WI – The witching hour is approaching; that magical window when wolf packs of hungry walleyes invade, hunting an evening meal before the long, dark night returns. Faint blips appear on sonar screens, and baits are jigged aggressively to draw attention. With the suddenness of a broken shoelace,…Read More

FLIR/RAYMARINE: Selected by the US Coast Guard

WILSONVILLE, Ore. FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in support of the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Second Generation Automatic Identification System (AIS-2) program. The indefinite delivery indefinite quantity….Read More

NPAA Non-Profit Partner News:

Learn 2 Fish With Us Educates Pulaski Cub Scouts To Fishing

Learn 2 Fish With Us Educates Pulaski Cub Scouts To Fishing On Monday, October 8th, Learn 2 Fish With Us and the National Professional Anglers Association traveled to Pulaski, Wisconsin, where Captain Greg #138 and Karen Karch #121  presented their Fishing Basics seminar to Cub Scouts.  Besides Cub Scouts, sibling also attended, which brought the youth count for this event to just over ninety.  That was an awesome turnout!!   During the Fishing Basics seminar,  Captain Greg covered safety…Read More

Industry News:

Sportfishing Industry Association Elevates Staff to Senior Leadership Positions

Alexandria, VA -Today, the American Sportfishing Association(ASA) announced the appointment of three staff members to senior leadership positions within the association. “It’s my pleasure to announce that Mike Leonard, Liz Ogilvie and Blake Swango have…Read More

American Sportfishing Association Recognizes Industry and Legislative Leaders

Alexandria, VA – The American Sportfishing Association’s(ASA) 2018 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry’s premier networking and business management event, was held October 9-12, just outside Charleston, S.C. This annual fall business meeting brought more than 230 fishing and boating industry and community…Read More

American Sportfishing Association Appoints New Officers

Alexandria, VA –  The American Sportfishing Association(ASA) appointed a new Executive Committee as well as ex-officio members to the board of directors during the 2018 Sportfishing Summit, the recreational fishing industry’s annual business meeting held October 9-12, just outside Charleston, S.C. This annual fall business meeting brought together…Read More

Advocacy Alerts:

Take Action to Stop Harmful Algal Blooms

Most anglers across the country have seen the blooms of blue-green algae that look like guacamole on the water. The official name for these outbreaks is Harmful Algal Blooms – “HABs” for short – and they are occurring with increasing regularity in parts of the country you might not expect. South Florida has experienced multiple blue-green algae blooms in the last couple of years. These blooms could be fueling the current red tide outbreak that has killed thousands of tons of marine life. In…Read More

Keep Florida Fishing Applauds Congressional Passage of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

Alexandria, VA — Keep Florida Fishing®, (KFF) an advocacy arm of the American Sportfishing Association, today praised the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives for passage of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021). The Act, which incorporates the biennial Water Resources Development…Read More

NPAA Member & Partner Articles:

New data sourcing for Navionics charts…

Navionics integrate all sorts of new data from official hydrographic services and private entities all year long. Our aim is to generate a comprehensive product that goes well beyond Nautical Charts. This is why we constantly scout new sources and carefully select the content that ends up in our final product. We choose different sources for different areas in order to maintain our high standards and continue…Read More

The Fall Fishing Edition Of ODU Magazine Is Here

This edition of ODU Magazine is all fall, that all starts with a combination of open water fishing, the first of on ice fishing and the Hunting Zone. 23 articles in all coving bass fishing, panfish fishing, saltwater inshore fishing, walleye fishing, carp fishing, muskie fishing and a bit on hunting. This is a long edition as well, as several articles are packed with extra information, and we kept from cutting it out……… Enjoy Link To This Magazine Online: Link…Read More

CrappieNow Digital Magazine

Fall is a transition month for crappie in many parts of the country. Check out fall tips, tidal crappie, fishing the ledges, tournament news and more in the October issue of CrappieNow Digital Magazine. Advanced Seasonal Structure: Fall Ledgesby Tim Huffman Ledges are structures that can work year round. They can be creeks, rivers or ditches and smaller creeks running into bigger ones. Ledges are the focus point… Tidal CrappieBy Vic Attardo Everyone knows that time and tides wait…Read More

NPAA Partner Promotions:

Meet Hexatron – ICAST Best of Category Winner

Whether worn as a standalone shirt on cool days or integrated into your layering system, Hexatron will keep you fishing comfortably all day. The media and buyers at ICAST 2018 agreed, awarding this performance hoodie Best of Category for Lifestyle Apparel. MIGRATIONS PART 4: TARPON Every spring an influx of migratory Tarpon school up to…Read More

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