Passion to Profession


Passion to Profession

Professional angler and promoter Keith Kavajecz discusses building a platform to success, geting paid to share secrets, and much more.


Forestville, WI (January 26, 2024) – “He’s probably the most passionate angler alive,” said NPAA President about lifetime NPAA member and past president Keith Kavajecz. And, as you’ll see in his presentation at the recent NPAA Annual Conference in Fort Myers, Florida, he turned that passion into a profession.

A strategist and planner by nature, Kavajecz discusses the importance of creating a platform for launching into the fishing industry. You need to be prepared to promote your fishing successes, be it winning a tournament or designing a new lure.

He goes on to talk about running your career like a real business, creating value for your sponsors, doing things you aren’t paid for, and much more.



Keith Kavajecz is a top-ranking professional walleye fisherman whose career spans back to 1986, specializing in tournament fishing, saltwater fishing, and walleye fishing promotions. Keith is a “Legendary Angler” inductee into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and a past co-host of the popular The Next Bite TV show. Keith has been featured in countless fishing magazines, videos, and TV programs, and has been a product consultant for decades. If you’re wondering how to turn your angling “passion” into a “profession,” there is no better expert on the subject.


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