Texas-based USCarpPro, LLC, started life as in 2008 with the launch by David Smith of USCarpPro magazine. The magazine successfully raised the visibility of the sport and worked to bring it into the mainstream of North American angling, provide news, reviews, event coverage, tips, tricks, rigs and technical features to the growing number of US and Canada carp anglers. Featuring some of the best carp anglers and angling writers in North America, the magazine quickly gained a loyal readership.

By 2012, USCarpPro magazine had outgrown its intended purpose and USCarpPro LLC was formed by David Smith, Karl Haymer and Tony Cartlidge. The unveiling of the CarpPro brand announced the emergence of the company from online magazine to multimedia information hub, media partners, market experts, trade advisors and bait and tackle manufacturers, distributors and vendors. CarpPro quickly added Keith Cisney and Dan Frasier as equal partners to extend the team's expertise to the wildwater, paylake, and fly-fishing scenes.
For more information on the magazine, tournaments, and our education and outreach programs, or to schedule an interview, please contact David Smith at,, or visit us, see our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.


The USF3's mission is to advance sport fishing in the United States. This mission will be achieved through successful engagement in the following areas:

Competition: Develop teams to compete in amateur world championship sport fishing events, and host both world championship and national sport fishing events.

Conservation: Promote environmental stewardship, catch & release angling, and responsible harvest initiatives.

Community: Enrich local communities both economically and socially by developing fishing programs on city, county, state and national levels.

The United States Freshwater Fishing Federation (USF3) is a non-profit organization that seeks to identify and groom competitive anglers to participate, as Amateurs, in World Championship Sport Fishing events. Our overarching goal is to popularize Sport Fishing to the point that it will be adopted as an Olympic sport by the International Olympic Committee. Achieving this ambitious goal will require effective partnerships with fishing organizations, conservation groups, and community leaders worldwide.

The USF3 is responsible for creating, developing, and sending teams to participate in World Championship events in the following 14 FIPSed Disciplines:

  • Carp Black
  • Bass
  • Ice
  • Nation Coarse/Match (All species Bank/Shore fishing)
  • Club Coarse/Match (All species Bank/Shore fishing)
  • Women Coarse/Match (All species Bank/Shore fishing)
  • Disabled Coarse/Match (All species Bank/Shore fishing)
  • Seniors (age 60 and over) Coarse/Match (All species Bank/Shore fishing)
  • Juniors (Under 14) Coarse/Match (All species Bank/Shore fishing)
  • Juniors (Under 18) Coarse/Match (All species Bank/Shore fishing)
  • Juniors (Under 22) Coarse/Match (All species Bank/Shore fishing)
  • Predator from Boat (Artificial Baits only)
  • Predator from Shore (Artificial Baits only)Trout (Natural Baits only)

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