About Professional Edge Fishing

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, Ish Monroe, and Cliff Crochet 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 A Brand Looking for Promotion?

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.


Are You A Professional Angler looking for Sponsorship?

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.


FIND YOUR EDGE IN THE SPORT FISHING INDUSTRY

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Where you may have seen our brands & anglers

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.

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Our Team

Becky Iaconelli

President

Carol Muracco

Accounting Manager

Charles Daugherty

Sales Manager

Paige Miller

Marketing Manager

James Reilley

Graphic Designer

Janet Griscom

Marketing & Sponsor Fulfillment

Mike Iaconelli

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.

  • 2003 Bassmaster Classic World Champion
  • 2014 Winner of the BASS Elite Delaware River
  • 2017 & 2019 Winner of the Major League Fishing Summit Cup
  • 2018 2nd in The Major League Fishing General Tire Word Championship
  • 7 First Place Finishes with BASS
  • 10 Major Career Wins
  • 725k+ social media followers

John Crews

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.

  • 11-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier
  • FLW 2-time Forrest Wood Cup qualifier
  • 500k+ social media followers

Ish Monroe

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.

  • 10-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier
  • 51 Top Ten Finishes with Major League Fishing
  • FLW 3-time Forrest Wood Cup qualifier
  • 76k+ social media followers

Cliff Crochet

Cliff Crochet is a competitor on the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour and hails from Pierre Part Louisiana. Crochet was formerly a local police officer and currently lives a traditional hunting and fishing lifestyle along the bayous of southern Louisiana. The ‘Cajun Baby’, a pro angler for nine years, is an expert frog fisherman and often interacts with anglers and his fan base at many fishing events each year. Crochet most recently set a five-decade MLF record of catching 31 bass weighing more than 65 pounds in a period on Lake Chicamauga.

  • 2016 Bassmaster Central Open winner on Atchafalaya Basin
  • 4-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier
  • 25 Top 30 Finishes with BASS
  • 14 Top 10 Finishes
  • 58k+ social media followers

Garrett Paquette

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.

  • 2019 Bassmaster Classic qualifier
  • 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series competitor
  • 12k+ social media followers

Hunter Freeman

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.

  • 2018 FLW College Fishing National Champion
  • 2019 FLW Tour competitor
  • 21k+ social media followers

Carl Jocumsen

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.

  • 2019 Bassmaster Classic qualifier
  • 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series competitor
  • US and International Competitor
  • 80k+ social media followers

Zack Birge

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.

  • 2018 FLW Forrest Wood Cup contender
  • 85k+ social media followers

Robert Field

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.

  • Three-time winner of Video of the Year by Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards
  • 2016 Angler of the Year winner by Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards
  • 2018 VLOG & Photo of the Year winner by Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards
  • 92k+ social media followers
  • 136k+ followers on YouTube Channel ‘Field Trips with Robert Field’ with over 500,000 views per month

Ike Live

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.

  • 19 episodes in 2016 averaged 30.8k views/ downloads per episode
  • 24 episodes in 2015 averaged 19k views/ downloads per episode

Going Ike

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.

The Ike Foundation

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

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.

  • 1.1MM YouTube video views
  • 118k followers on social media
  • Online training students in 12 countries world-wide

Fishing Economics

  • There are approximately 60 million anglers in the U.S. of which 46 million are estimated to fish in a given year. That's 15.8 percent of the population over the age of 6 and more than twice as many people as attended every NFL game in 2014 combined. What's more, for every American who fishes, another wants to go fishing
  • Fishing is the 2nd most popular outdoor activity among adults
  • Anglers generate $48 billion in retail sales
  • Recreational fishing has a $115 billion impact on the U.S. economy
  • Since 2006, angler numbers grew 11 percent
  • Fishing tackle sales grew 16 percent in the past five years
  • 65 percent of American anglers fish in freshwater only; 20 percent fish in saltwater only; 15 percent fish in both fresh and saltwater
  • 85 percent of adult anglers fished as children — before the age of 12
  • Nearly 82 percent of fishing trips involve more than one person
  • Fishing tackle sales grew over 16 percent in the past five years
  • More than two thirds of young anglers (6-17 years old) say spending time with family and friends is their motivation to go fishing

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Professional Edge Fishing
PO Box 818
625 N Main Street
Elmer, NJ 08318
Phone: 856-712-2336