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WHAT TO KNOW

THE NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL FISHING LEAGUE

The league continues strong in 2022.

The focus is to bring simplicity back to professional bass fishing. One lake, 120 anglers, three days of fishing with the heaviest combined three-day weight winning. The full field will compete on all three days. One in three anglers will get paid at each event.

"Our goal is to build an enduring tour with the anglers and their families at the forefront."
Alan McCulloch
Founder, NPFL

This goal is to put the anglers first and build a trail that gets back to what the founders of bass fishing intended it to be.

BY THE NUMBERS

The League

50
Anglers
250 K
Event Payouts
1
Payouts Per Event

One lake, 120 anglers, three days of fishing the heaviest combined three day weight wins. The full field will compete on all three days. One in three anglers will get paid.

THE DETAILS

• 120 angler field with a two-year contract; includes an option for a third year
• No requalification for the first three years
• Six qualifying tournaments, two spring, two summer and two fall.
• $5,000 entry fee per event
• Live Streaming coverage on the water. Live in-studio commentator and live weigh-ins
• Trailered weigh-ins; pull right up to the stage showcasing your rig and sponsors
• Angler committee comprised of active anglers will liaison directly with the ownership group and the tournament director.

PAYOUTS

The goal is to make a lucrative endeavor for those professionals who also hold down full-time jobs. Anglers are encouraged to fish any other circuits as well. To the max extent possible, the schedule will not conflict with BASS Opens. Payouts have been vetted through 36 prominent anglers. At their request, the top end of the payout bracket was distributed down the field. This ensures more anglers make a profit at each event:

• $425,000 in payouts at each event
• One in three anglers paid at each event

$425K in payouts at each event

QUALIFYING EVENTS
1st $50,000
2nd $20,000
3rd $16,000
4th $14,500
5th $14,000
6th $13,500
7th $13,000
8th $12,000
9th $11,500
10th $11,000
11th – 20th $10,000
21th – 30th $9,000
31th – 40th $8,000

Official 2022 National Professional Fishing League Rules