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NPAA Conference LIVESTREAM This Weekend

Free livestream features educational seminars around the topic “Taking Passion To Profession!” in the Sportfishing Business – Experts in Diverse Fields from Tournament Angling, to the Tackle/Endorsement Business, to Artificial Intelligence

Forestville, WI – The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) Annual Conference gets underway in Fort Myers, Florida, in just a couple days, and the organization wants the angling world to know its featured seminars will livestream (Facebookand YouTube) on Saturday, January 7, free of charge for all to take advantage of and enjoy.

Beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday, this year’s conference theme is “Taking Passion To Profession!,” and it features an all-star line-up whose wisdom, experience, and professionalism speaks for itself.

“Those earning a living in the sportfishing industry – or aspiring to do so – will really benefit from listening to our speakers,” says NPAA president Patrick Neu. “This is your chance to see, hear, and learn how leading pros in the sportfishing community do business. Quite simply, they’ll be talking about how to turn your passion into positive branding with professionalism and make more money doing what you love to do. Those two topics certainly dovetail in this industry, making this a great opportunity to watch and learn online.”

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The digital feed kicks off at 9 a.m. (EST) with winning professional bass angler, Justin Lucas’ featured presentation “Taking Passion to Profession as a Professional Angler,” and continues to tackle industry veteran, Eric Naig’s seminar, “How to Create Value and Drive Sales For Your Fishing Tackle Partner” starting at 10:15 a.m. 

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At 11:15 a.m. you’ll hear one of world’s foremost authorities on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and fishing content generation, Professor Sid Dobrin, explains “How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Your Fishing Business.” Given paradigm shifts in the sportfishing business, The Fishing Professor’s presentation is definitely a must-attend session. 

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At 12:30 p.m. the American Sportfishing Association’s VP of Government Affairs, Mike Leonard, will talk about angler stewardship in his seminar “Get Involved Today To Ensure A Future”. 

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Anchoring the list of featured speakers will be Keith Kavajecz presenting on how to take “Passion to Profession Fishing”. Keith is a superstar, veteran walleye tournament angler, Freshwater Hall of Fame member and former television co-host of The Next Bite television series. With more than 40 years in his competitive walleye fishing belt, there are few who know the fishing business inside and out as well as Kavajecz. 

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The NPAA Annual Conference is open to all – you do not have to be a member to attend in person or online. For more information on the conference, check out the NPAA Conference Page.

The free livestreaming on Saturday will take place on the NPAA Facebook page and on the NPAA YouTube channel. Both can be accessed by going to the platforms on Saturday morning starting at 8:45 a.m.

For more information on joining the NPAA and exploring the many benefits membership provides, visit

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