Professional Edge Fishing, Inc. is a New Jersey based, full-service angler management, representation, and marketing company specializing in the outdoor and sportfishing market. We represent several of the top professional anglers in the fishing world including Michael Iaconelli, John Crews and Ish Monroe among others and work to partner product manufacturers with these anglers. Together, we develop custom marketing campaigns designed to connect these companies with millions of recreational anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. This exposure occurs via social and digital media and the visibility these professional anglers receive on the tournament fishing trail.
Are you looking to build your brand recognition with recreational anglers and outdoor enthusiasts? Leverage the power of digital media and our experience in that area with one of our professional anglers. They are each fierce fishing competitors with thousands of grass roots followers across all media, including the powerful areas of social media; Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
We align your company with the right personalities, organizations, events, and media within the sport fishing market. We know the sport fishing market well and can identify the right product advocates and advertising opportunities based on your products, target audience, and market demographics.
If your company is seeking traction among sporting goods/fishing tackle retailers, we have been working directly with many large and small retailers for the past decade. We have a deep understanding for bringing new products to the marketplace, creating promotions for and building retailer relationships.
Allow us to create and implement programs specifically designed to increase your company's brand recognition and lifetime customer base. Instead of just advertising to anglers, many companies partner with us in order to truly engage the customer through activation strategies, campaigns, contests and engaging social media content. Let us find the right people and implement our custom activation initiatives to help drive long term sales for your company.
We keep our marketing fresh and current. We stay abreast of new channels of communications and the many new tools that appear each year. We look for ways to deploy these devices to keep you in touch with the market whichever trend or new craze they follow.
With 10 years of experience in launching products and growing brands, we bring the inspiration, excitement, and success needed to take your brand to the next level.
We match you with the best-fitting sponsors for your personality, social media audience, demographic and regional area. We negotiate mutually beneficial contracts for new partnerships that maximize value for both you and the sponsor. We work hand-in-hand with you to help you grow your online and social presence and the brands you represent. We begin with a cutting-edge marketing plan that blends your unique persona with actions and activities that make sense for you and your fan base.
We use social media to engage, educate and entertain your followers while expanding your following. We stay current with the ever-changing social media tools and execute a measurable, continually improving social media program for you. Our brands lead their respective field with fan interactions and overall online impressions. The sport fishing market knows us for our effective and superior results.
Flambeau Outdoors has enjoyed the honor of working with Professional Edge Fishing and its extraordinary team of professionals. Professional Edge Fishing has gone above and beyond to dedicate itself to our partnership and embraced our brand goals with such a careful level of attention that it has essentially become an invaluable extension of our in-house team. From their marketing creativity to their networking prowess, what Professional Edge Fishing has made clear to us is that it undoubtedly provides their partnering brands is exactly what is built into their namesake—a professional edge in the fishing industry.
Mike Iaconelli, from southern New Jersey, is a fan-favorite professional angler of more than 20 years, that competes on the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour. Mike is the only angler to ever win the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year, and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship. Mike also leads professional anglers with the longest active streak of Bassmaster Classic qualifications with 19 consecutive Classic appearances. In addition to competing at the top level of professional bass fishing, Mike is driven to grow the sport of fishing with his own entertainment, education, and charitable organizations: The Bass University, Ike Live Podcast, Going Ike YouTube Series and The Ike Foundation®. Iaconelli is host of the television show, ‘City Limits’ on the Pursuit Channel and ‘Fish My City with Mike Iaconelli’ on NatGeo Wild.
John Crews from Salem, Virginia, a Bassmaster Elite Series Pro, is the owner of Missile Baits and lure designer for SPRO. Crews is a veteran angler of almost 20 years. He works at many fishing/ boating and outdoor shows each year as a pro angler and also participates in many fishing industry business and trade events for his company Missile Baits. Crews is an Autism Awareness advocate and participates in many events that shed light on this important cause.
Ish Monroe from Hughson, California, is a competitor on the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour. Monroe has fished on the Bassmaster Elite Series and FLW tournament trails and is known as an expert frog fisherman that demonstrates his technique at Bass Pro Shops' circuit of seminars, The Bass University, boat dealership seminars, etc. As a California native and a professional bass angler of over 20 years, Monroe is also an avid salt water fisherman.
A competitor on the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour, Birge has an impressive resume spanning the last several years. He has had 10 top FLW tournament finishes with three wins, including the 2012 Carhart Bassmaster Collegiate Champion, the 2014 Rayovac FLW Championship, the 2016 FLW Costa Grand Lake Championship and was also the 2015 FLW Rookie of the Year. When not fishing, Zack can be found turkey hunting and highlighting his water fowl passion in his Fowl Militia Films YouTube Series.
Garrett Paquette is a lifelong angler that has enjoyed a swift rise to success in competitive bass fishing. Paquette, a Canton, Michigan native, qualified for the Carhartt College Bass National Championship in 2016. The winning continued in 2017 and 2018 with seven top seven finishes as well as winning the FLW Costa Championship Qualifier both years and the 2018 B.A.S.S. Opens Championship Qualifier spot. Paquette is a competitor on the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series trail and fished in the 2019 Bassmaster Classic. Most recently, Paquette broke the 100-pound Century Mark as a Rookie in the final moments of the Toyota USA Bassmaster Texas Fest Elite event.
The 2018 FLW College Fishing National Champion, Hunter Freeman, of Monroe, Louisiana, has accomplished quite a bit in the last few years. Freeman placed 5th at the FLW college Fishing National Open on Kentucky Lake in 2016, had an extremely successfully 2017 on the FLW College tour as well as finishing 11th at the Bassmaster Central Regional on Sam Rayburn. Everything came together for Hunter in 2018 where he became a FLW College Fishing Bracket winner, the Forrest Wood Cup Qualifier, the FLW College Fishing All-American and earned the 1st Place spot on the FLW College Fishing National Championship on Red River. Most recently, Freeman had a top ten finish in the FLW Tour event on Lake Seminole.
Carl Jocumsen is an Australian native and the first Australian to make it as one of the top 100 Anglers in the world. He fished over 20 events on the FLW Tour and over 50 Tournaments on the Bassmaster Elite Series, five of those with top finishes. Carl makes his home on the road in his RV while competing in the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Tournament Trail.
Robert Field is an avid outdoorsman and a kayak fisherman. His love for paddling unfamiliar waters in the pursuit of fish is matched only by his passion for sharing his adventures through video media. Robert’s goal is to grow the sport of kayak fishing while sharing his passions for travel, the great outdoors and the RV lifestyle via his videography. While not a professional angler, Robert Field is a strong fishing advocate and has an impressive following across all social media platforms.
Kristine Fischer is a midwestern girl who now makes her home on the road. She is a national kayak competitor and recently qualified for the Hobie Worlds to be held in Amal, Sweden in August. Fischer was the 2019 Champion on the Hobie Bass Open on Kentucky Lake as well as the 2019 1st place winner of the KBF on Chickamauga and at the Southeast Regional Champion at Pickwick. “I love fishing because I’m intellectually stimulated by a challenge. Fishing allows me the opportunity to focus all my efforts on one thing-solving the puzzle.”, she says. In addition to her kayak fishing accolades, Kristine Fischer is a freelance writer, outdoor content creator and co-founder of WWFF, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching women how to kayak fish.
Pat Renwick is the host of the ‘unconventional’ Bass Fishing Talk Show, Stray Casts Outdoor Cartoon Network. This podcast is quickly gaining popularity in the professional sport fishing world. Stray Casts interviews recent tournament winning anglers from BASS, MLF and FLW, with a mix of comedy, music and hard-hitting questions while celebrating the passion of bass fishing. They host 36 shows per year and broadcast live from the Bassmaster Classic, the Forest Wood Cup and the Red Crest Cup.
Ike Live is Mike Iaconelli's live streaming internet show and podcast, which features the top professional anglers and pro athletes such as Jim Miller, Trent Cole, Bryan Bickell, Willie Young, Brian Robison, and more. Ike Live streams a new live episode each month on ikelive.com and all episodes are archived on the website for unlimited viewing. Episodes may also be viewed on YouTube or downloaded as an Mp3 from iTunes and Stitcher. Episode duration is generally 3+ hours.
Mike Iaconelli's destination fishing series, "Going Ike" reveals thrilling footage captured while filming at epic fishing destinations, such as Philadelphia, New York City, San Francisco, Miami, Italy, the swamps of Louisiana and more. It puts a unique twist on the traditional fishing show by featuring new, game-changing fishing tactics and the stunning emotional moments of catching trophy fish.
Established in 2014, The Ike Foundation is an IRS registered 501(c)3, nonprofit foundation focused on promoting the sport of fishing to America's youth and developing their appreciation of the outdoors and our country's natural resources. Each year, thousands of rods, reels, tackle boxes, and lures are donated to kids. The Ike Foundation also assists civic organizations, youth fishing organizations, and other charitable organizations in sponsoring events and functions which promote fishing to both inner city and rural youth. These events and functions teach young people about the sport of fishing, the ecology of the outdoors, and the responsibility each person has in order to maintain our planet's natural resources. ‘Ike's first-annual celebrity bass tournament' fundraiser was held in Philadelphia during August, 2016. In January, 2017, The Ike Foundation hosted a beef and beer fundraiser dinner for a new scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. Proceeds from the sold out dinner created five $1500 scholarship awards for the essay contest winners.
The Bass University provides advanced bass fishing education programs in the form of classes, on-water training, and online video training to bass fishermen from around the world. Instructors feature the top professional Bassmaster Elite Series, Major League Fishing, and FLW Tour anglers. The Bass University educates and engages thousands of anglers each year about the most cutting-edge tactics, tips, and products.
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