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PayDay Program

The PayDay Program is designed to reward qualifying PAA General and Advantage level members who fish in thousands of tournaments each year across the country. More than $35,000 has been awarded to anglers since 2009 for tournaments at various levels of competition. Join the PAA, win a qualifying tournament and cash in through the PayDay Program.


Weekend Winner Bonus – $250

Bonuses of $250 will be paid to General and Advantage level members of PAA for winning (first place) at the sanctioned events on the trails listed below.  All winners of the bonus will have name listed on Minimum number of boats to qualify for bonus is 35.

Boaters and/ or Teams
Non Boaters
2 of Us Couples Tournaments American Bass Anglers (ABA) American Fishing Tour
Airport Marine Team and Solo Trails Anglers in Action
Airport Marine Benefit Tournament Bassmaster Weekend Series
Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens
American Bass Anglers Central Pro-Am Association
American Bass Association of PA & NJ FLW EverStart Series
Anglers Choice Marine Team Trail (VA/NC) NY B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation Nation Pro-Ams
Anglers In Action Ohio B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Invitational Trail
Anglers Quest (all events) U.S. Anglers Choice- all events including Pro-Ams
B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Divisionals Walmart FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL)
Bad Bass Champs Walmart FLW Tour Majors
Bass Anglers Invitational Trail (B.A.I.T.) Walmart FLW Tour Opens
Bass Champions Senior Tour WON Bass AAA
Bass Champs
Bassmaster Weekend Series
Bass-N-Bucks Team Events
Big Bass Bonanza
Bud Light Trail (BLT)
Buggs Island Team Tournaments
Carolina Angler’s Team Trail
Central Pro-Am Association
Christian Anglers Bass Association (CABA)
Christian Anglers Fellowship Trail
Couples Association of Sports Tournaments (CAST) (TX)
Extreme Fishing League (Includes Annual BassZone Fish ‘N Chips Event)
Faith Angler Network (FAN) Central Texas Team Trail
Fish the Fall Team Trail
Fishers of Men
Fishing for Charities
Florida B.A.S.S. Federation Nation
Florida Bass Network (Compete and Greets Winter Series and Winter Classic)
Future Pro Tour
Georgia B.A.S.S. Federation Nation
Greene Boat and Motor Tournament Trail (NC)
HD Marine Team Tournaments (GA/SC)
Hoosier Open Tournaments
Ignition Bass
Illini Team Trail (ITT)
Illinois Bass Federation
Iowa Premier Bass
JC Outdoors
Joe Bass Team Trail
Lake Conroe Headhunters Bass Tournaments
Lake Norman Monday Night Fishing Tournaments
LAPR Bass Series (James River, Lake Anna, Potomac River and Rappahannock River Bass Series)
Lone Star Series
Maine Bass Challenge
Mark’s Outdoor Sports Lay Lake Open
Media Bass Team and Individual
Minnesota Pro Team Bass Tour
Morristown Marine
National Bass Anglers Association (NBAA)
National Guard FLW College Fishing
NH B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Tournaments
Northwest Bass Team (Northwest Oregon and Idaho)
NY B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation Nation Tournaments and 6-Man Club Team Championship
Oakley Big Bass Tour
Ohio B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Invitational Trail and 6-Man Championship
Ohio Mega Bass Tournament Trail
Renegade Marine Bass Tournaments
Sealy Outdoors McDonald’s Big Bass Splash
Shoals Outdoor Sports Annual Tournament (AL)
Small Jaw Tournament Trail
Southern Anglers Challenge
Southern Championship Tournament Trail
Team Trails (of Mississippi) – all divisions
Texas Bass Couples Tournament Trails
The Ultimate Bass Fishing Challenge (TUBFC)
Tom’s Marine Team Trail
U.S. Anglers Choice (Pro Teams and Semi-Pro)
USA Bassin’- all events
Walmart FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL)
Weekend Angler Tournament Trail (W.A.T.T.)
Xtreme Bass Series (FL)- all events

Advantage Winner Bonus

Bonuses of $750 will be paid to Advantage members of PAA for winning (first place) regular season sanctioned events. No minimum boat number.

Bass Champs
Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens
FLW EverStart Series
U.S. Anglers Choice (Pro-Ams)
WON Bass Pro
WON Bass U.S. Open


Classic and Cup Qualifier Bonus

A bonus of $1,000 will be paid to any General or Advantage level member of PAA who qualifies for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic through the Bassmaster Weekend Series or Federation Nation and fishes the 2013 Bassmaster Classic. This bonus is also available for anglers qualifying for the boater side of the 2012 FLW Forrest Wood Cup through the BFL (Walmart Bass Fishing League) or TBF (The Bass Federation) who fish as a boater in the 2012 FLW Forrest Wood Cup.



ProPatterns Payday Program will award $100 to PAA members who also are members of the ProPatterns Elite Membership at the time of their win, display a decal on your towing vehicle or boat in a visible location and submit a claim form, along with a database entry about the tournament win. PAA Members who haven’t joined ProPatterns yet will earn a complimentary ProPatterns Elite Membership for their PayDay win, providing they contact and log the details of their win.  Those details will be posted on as part of a database for other anglers to use and learn from.