Ernie Daughtery, president of the Central Pro-Am Association, has brought rapid but stable growth to the Central Pro-Am since assuming the leadership responsibilities in January 1990. He entered the fishing tackle wholesale and retail sales arena in 1987. In 1989, Ernie accepted a position as Tournament Director and Vice President of Marketing with the Central Pro-Am Association. At the beginning of 1990, he purchased the Central Pro-Am Association and assumed the position of President and Editor of Fishin’ Magazine. In 1995, Front Deck Productions, Inc. was developed and Daughtery became the host of the award winning “Fishin’ Magazine” television series.