Posted by Z3 MEDIA STAFF on 04/03/2013

Story courtesy of PAA Communications

BENTON, Ky.- The Professional Anglers Association (PAA) announced today that Bass Pro Shops, America’s leading outdoor retailer, has renewed its sponsorship of the PAA for 2013.

From a simple but effective idea, founder Johnny Morris, built Bass Pro Shops into one of America’s premier outdoor retailers with destination outdoor retail stores across America and Canada, serving over 75 million sportsmen a year. Today, huge boat showrooms are featured in every Bass Pro Shops but Bass Pro Shops isn’t just about fishing anymore and is now a leading outdoor retailer in hunting, camping, nature gifts, outdoor cooking and much more.
Nitro and Tracker boats have also joined in this renewed sponsorship of the PAA for 2013 and will continue to feature America’s number one selling fishing boats to the bass fishing enthusiasts of PAA.
“Bass Pro Shops and Nitro Boats are pleased to announce that we are continuing as the premier partner of the Professional Anglers Association in 2013. The PAA features the top professional anglers from both the B.A.S.S. and FLW organizations. The PAA Board of Directors are competitive anglers who have a passion for tournament fishing and growing the sport of bass fishing. Their efforts regarding conservation and the promotion of youth fishing programs is instrumental to the future of the sport,” said Rick Emmitt, Marketing Manager-Angler Programs/Pro Staff for Bass Pro Shops.

PAA President Dave Mansue said, ”The PAA is excited to extend our partnership with America’s best outdoor retailer, Bass Pro Shops. Over the last three years Bass Pro Shops and the PAA have done some exciting things together bringing more anglers and more fans to Bass Pro Shops stores across the country. Our Bass Pro Shops PAA Tournament Series events are filled with the best anglers and offer some of the best competition in the industry. Through their support, Bass Pro Shops and Nitro Boats has given the PAA the opportunity to grow the sport of bass fishing and provided our anglers with a gateway to the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.”