Become a Member

Why Join the PAA – The Professional Anglers Association

The PAA exists to give professional anglers a unified voice in order to aid in the growth of the sport of professional bass fishing, to administer educational programs to the average angler to increase his enjoyment of the sport, and to embrace sound conservation practices to further the future of our sport.

Being a member of the Professional Anglers Association means you care about the future of the sport of fishing, as well as the industry that provides the products we use in pursuit of our pastime. Sign up today and start enjoying the many benefits of being a PAA member!

Reasons You Should Join the PAA

The PAA consists of many of the best anglers from all professional fishing leagues and welcomes anglers regardless of league or sponsorship affiliation.

A Voice!

The PAA is owned and operated by you, the anglers, and you have a voice.

Voting Privileges

Tour-level and Legends-level members have voting privileges for PAA decisions including electing the Board of Directors, who listens to you and makes decisions for the best interests of the organization.

PAA Tournament Series

PAA tournaments offer more opportunities to make money, showcase your skills and your sponsors, and extend your tournament season.

Manufacturer Discounts

Our partners in the PAA Affinity Program offer great discounts on rods, reels, tackle, hotels and more, which helps you finanicially and strengthens relationships within the industry.

PayDay Program

The PAA PayDay Program offers bonuses for qualifying General-level and Advantage-level members in thousands of tournaments across the country each year starting at the grassroots level, with more than $33,000 awarded since 2009.

Membership Pack

When you join, the welcome package consists of a PAA cap (available for every membership level except the Affinity-level), two PAA decals, a membership card and access to the Members Only site and PAA Affinity Program.

Special Events

You may participate in or qualify for other PAA specialty events and through networking opportunities expand your relationships that could lead to future sponsorships.

Exclusive Member Promotions

From monthly prize packs, to membership sample opportunities, new members are automatically registered for a variety of promotions throughout the year.

Affinity Level ($20)

Membership dues for an AFFINITY Membership are $20 per year.  This level is open to anyone.

This level of membership includes:

  • PAA membership card and two PAA decals
  • Beneficial discounts through the PAA Affinity Program for rods, reels, lures, line, boating and vehicle accessories, hotel rates and more from 50 participating sponsors

General Level ($50)

Membership dues for a GENERAL Membership are $50 per year.  This level is open to anyone except anglers competing in
Tour level events.

This level of membership includes:

  • PAA cap, membership card and two PAA decals for new members or updated membership card and two PAA decals for renewing members
  • Eligibility for bonus contingency money available through the PAA PayDay Program for any won sanctioned tournament trails fished
  • Deep discounts through the PAA Affinity Program with participating companies
  • Eligibility to fish as a Co-Angler in one of our PAA Tournament Series events

Advantage Level ($150)

Membership dues for an ADVANTAGE Membership are $150 per year. This level is open to anglers who fish the FLW Rayovac Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens, WON BASS, U.S. Opens, and/or BassChamps.

This level of membership includes:

  • PAA cap, membership card and two PAA decals for new members or updated membership card and two PAA decals for renewing members
  • Eligibility for higher Advantage Winner contingency bonuses through the PAA PayDay Program for any sanctioned tournament trails fished
  • Deep discounts through the PAA Affinity Program with participating companies
  • Eligibility to fish in specialty PAA events
  • Eligibility to fish as a Co-Angler in one of our PAA Tournament Series events

Tour Level ($200)

Membership dues for a TOUR
Membership are $200 per year.
This level is open to anglers who fish the PAA Tournament Series as a Pro OR fish a minimum of 4 events in the following circuits: Bassmater Elite Series and FLW Tour as a Pro.

This level of membership includes:

  • PAA cap, membership card
    and two PAA decals for new members or updated
    membership card and two
    PAA decals for renewing
    members
  • Voting rights with the PAA
  • Eligibility to run for a position on and serve on the PAA Board of Directors
  • Promotion of member,
    member news and member sponsorship announcements
    shared with PAA on FishPAA.com
  • Deeper discounts through the
    PAA Affinity Program with participating companies
  • Eligibility to fish as a Pro in
    any PAA Tournament Series
    events