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California Modernizes Swordfish Fishery

California Modernizes Swordfish Fishery

California to move U.S. swordfish fishery towards more sustainable gear, aided by public-private partnerships.
Migrations Part 4: Tarpon

Migrations Part 4: Tarpon

Every spring an influx of migratory Tarpon school up to spawn off the South Florida coastline. For full time guides like AFTCO Pro Capt. Alonzo Sotillo, life revolves around this annual gathering of iconic gamefish.
SURFACE TENSION: REDLINE

SURFACE TENSION: REDLINE

AFTCO Presents SURFACE TENSION a four-part web video series in association with Shimano & YETI.
Bass Boot Camp: VLOG - Lake Champlain

Bass Boot Camp: VLOG - Lake Champlain

AFTCO's recruit John Zeolla's latest Bass Boot Camp vlog takes us to the 3rd stop on the Bassmaster Open circuit at Lake Champlain in upstate New York.
War Heroes on the Water - Honoring Veterans

War Heroes on the Water - Honoring Veterans

In coordination with Freedom Alliance and Freedom Fighter Outdoors, the inaugural War Heroes on Water (WHOW) Veteran's Sportfishing Tournament hosted 27 wounded Veterans.
Giant Bluefin Tuna On Antique Tackle

Giant Bluefin Tuna On Antique Tackle

Shimano President and long time AFTCO friend, Dave Pfeiffer, landed a 219lb Bluefin Tuna which is the largest tuna caught on Tuna Club regulation linen line and tackle since Col. C.P. Morehouse’s 251lb Tuna Club record caught in 1899.
Looking Back on ICAST

Looking Back on ICAST

Orlando, Florida served as the host city for the 61st annual International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, or ICAST as we like to call it. This was my 44th consecutive year at what was previously known as the AFTMA Trade Show, and by far the best one to date for AFTCO. I have never witnessed such a high level...
Women on the Water - Pt. 1 MoJeaux

Women on the Water - Pt. 1 MoJeaux

This 2018 season, AFTCO is changing the game and launching a full range of Women's outdoor lifestyle clothing to meet the needs of the demanding female angling community. The direct feedback from top captains like Louisiana based Moe Newman has been translated into a fishing clothing line that elevates comfort, fit and...
Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie with Jared Lintner

Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie with Jared Lintner

AFTCO's Samurai hooded sun protection shirt has quickly become a favorite of the AFTCO Freshwater Pro Team.
AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grant Winners Selected

AFTCO x B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grant Winners Selected

AFTCO & B.A.S.S Nation are proud to announce the four chapters selected for the AFTCO & B.A.S.S. Nation Conservation Grant Program. The winning grants were presented at ICAST during AFTCO's 60th anniversary celebration by AFTCO President Bill Shedd and B.A.S.S. Conservation Director, Gene Gilliland
Not changing the game, just making it more comfortable - AFTCO Wins at ICAST 2018

Not changing the game, just making it more comfortable - AFTCO Wins at ICAST 2018

AFTCO scored big at the ICAST 2018 New Product Showcase with Best of Category wins in both the Technical and Lifestyle Apparel categories. Combining technical innovations with performance comfort, see AFTCO's award winning products below.
Bass Boot Camp: Wide Open Spotted Bass - Lake Nacimiento

Bass Boot Camp: Wide Open Spotted Bass - Lake Nacimiento

Double hard drive failures, blown out trailer hubs, crashed drone, and jumper cables…what else could go wrong?! Well, Bass Boot Camp recruit John Zeolla has had his fair share of less than ideal events transpire since kicking off his adventure.