Johnnie Candle receives Honorary Lifetime Membership from the National Professional Anglers Association
Jan 13th, 2017 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jan 13th, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Devils Lake, ND – January 13, 2017 – During this year’s Annual Meeting of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA), Johnnie Candle was awarded with an Honorary Lifetime Membership for a career that has embodied the intent and purpose of the NPAA.
Candle is a founding member of the NPAA and served on the board of directors for three terms. In 1996, his Kid’s Fishing Clinics at the four North American Walleye Anglers tournaments were the first youth clinics ever held at a national walleye fishing tournament. Those events have spring boarded to the several hundred future angler events held by NPAA members last year. In 2010 with partner Dave Noble, he was crowned World Walleye Champion proving his skills both off and on the water.
Candle has presented seminars at the Annual Meeting on several occasions and is always willing to help other professional anglers with matters from fishing, to reporting activities, to obtaining marketing partners.
The Honorary Lifetime Membership has only been given 12 times previously. Johnnie joins a short list of recipients that includes the like of Larry Porter, Bob Probst Sr., and Al and Ron Lindner.
Johnnie Candle is a professional tournament angler, sport fishing communicator, and fishing guide residing in Devils Lake, ND. He is sponsored by SCHEELS, Stratos Boats, Mercury Marine, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Lake Region State College, Air Wave Pedestals, Costa del Mar, Bremer Bank, EGO nets, and TH Marine.