Benton, Ky. – The Professional Anglers Association (PAA) is announcing their PAA Payday Program for 2010. The program is a continuation of the tournament bonus program from 2009. Potential bonuses range from $250 to $1,000! Bonuses are paid to winners of an even longer list of sanctioned bass tournaments when the anglers are PAA members.

John Crews, the PAA President, said that the organization is proud to continue such a beneficial program for their members. “This idea started as a way to pay money back to our members. The program grew our membership and we paid out over $15,000 in the first year. We hope our members keep winning and we keep growing.”

For 2010, the PAA Payday Program continues to have multiple levels. The Weekend Winners program includes Fishers of Men, Team Trails, BASS Weekend Series, ABA and many more events. Those events pay $250 to the winner of a regular season event as long as they are a PAA member before the event. The Advantage Winners program pays a $750 bonus to the winners of certain regular sanctioned events, which include WBT, BASS Opens, FLW Stren Series, and others. Advantage winners must be Advantage level members. Current dues are $50 for General, $150 for Advantage, and $400 for Tour level membership.

The list of sanctioned events will be continually updated on our website. The PAA is constantly considering tournament trails for the PAA Payday Program. For more information on the PAA Payday Program and interest in having a tournament trail included or for general information about the Professional Anglers Association, visit our website at, or contact the PAA office at 270-527-2030.

The Professional Anglers Association is a non-profit organization that gives professional anglers a unified voice in order to aid in the growth of the sport of professional bass fishing. The PAA also aims to administer educational programs to the average angler, to increase enjoyment of the sport, and to embrace sound conservation practices to further the future of the sport. For more information, visit