The National Professional Anglers Association announced that it will hold its annual conference Jan. 7-9 in Minneapolis.
Attendees will meet tackle and marine leaders, network with top professionals in the sport and learn how to report sponsorships; the fundamentals of treating fishing as a business; angler first aid; tournament updates for the coming year; what makes top pros successful; and get pro tips and tactics from bass pro Dion Hibdon.
Highlighting the event will be TV host and producer Jerry McKinnis, who recently purchased BASS with a group of investors, including the BASS fishing circuits, magazines, websites and TV shows.
The conference is open to the public and association members for a fee of $50 in advance or $60 at the door.
A conference registration form is available by e-mailing the association at www.npaa.net or by calling its office at 920-856-6151.
The association is a non-profit that focuses on growing the sport of fishing and increasing the professionalism of its members.