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SURFACE TENSION: SAILSMAN

SURFACE TENSION: SAILSMAN

AFTCO Presents SURFACE TENSION Part 5: The Sailsman. In this episode, AFTCO teams up with Blue Line Surf & Paddle Co., Okuma, BOTE, SeaDek and...
Boat-Shy Bluefin Tuna Fishing Off Southern California

Boat-Shy Bluefin Tuna Fishing Off Southern California

Bluefin Tuna Fishing in the Pacific off of Southern California, with the “La Nina” condition, keeps the California offshore waters cooler than normal, making Tuna "Boat Shy".
Should my rod butt be bent or straight?

Should my rod butt be bent or straight?

"Should I get a curved butt or a straight butt for my fishing new rod?" is a question I am asked quite frequently.   I can't properly answer that question without knowing more about the angler, the boat and their offshore fishing style.
Shad Spawn with Todd Faircloth

Shad Spawn with Todd Faircloth

As bass anglers all of us have been guilty at one time or another of having a one-track mind. What I mean by this is that we are often so focused on what the bass are supposed to be doing that we overlook important events that occur throughout the food chain that supports them. 
Bass Boot Camp: Travel VLOG - Lake Norman

Bass Boot Camp: Travel VLOG - Lake Norman

AFTCO's recruit John Zeolla's first travel vlog takes him on the "trek of all treks" as he drives across the country from Southern California to the Bassmaster Open #2 at Lake Norman, NC. Being from the West Coast, John and other anglers endure one of the biggest struggles to fish tournaments competitively on the opens circuit - THE TRAVEL!
BASS BOOT CAMP: Spring Giants + Spawn Tips Video

BASS BOOT CAMP: Spring Giants + Spawn Tips Video

Bass Boot Camp recruit John Zeolla took advantage of time off before the next Bassmaster Open event to get on an epic Spring bite at Santa Margarita Lake in Central California with his buddies Austin Bonjour and Patrick Touey.
Best Marlin Lure Spread From IGFA Hall of Fame Captain Peter B. Wright

Best Marlin Lure Spread From IGFA Hall of Fame Captain Peter B. Wright

I am often asked how to select the best marlin lures to create the ideal marlin lure spread. In a career spanning 5 decades I've been fortunate to ...
Spring Sight Fishing with Jared Lintner

Spring Sight Fishing with Jared Lintner

Spring is upon us across most of the country. Tournament bass fishing season is in full effect, the shallows are heating up, and plants and trees a...
AFTCO & B.A.S.S. Nation Announce Freshwater Conservation Grants

AFTCO & B.A.S.S. Nation Announce Freshwater Conservation Grants

With a long history of supporting conservation efforts by donating 10 percent of company profits through their 10% Pledge, AFTCO continues that tra...
MIGRATIONS PART 3: MULLET RUN

MIGRATIONS PART 3: MULLET RUN

Something to look forward to every year, the Mullet Run is synonymous with lights out fishing. As massive schools of Mullet march through the local...
Bassmaster Classic Rundown!

Bassmaster Classic Rundown!

Bassmaster Classic Rundown! In less than one week 52 anglers will launch their boats with the intention of capturing the most prestigious title in...
Ryan Butler is Fishing for a Cause

Ryan Butler is Fishing for a Cause

AFTCO is excited to announce the addition of Ryan Butler to their AFCTO Freshwater Pro Team.  Butler, a 36-year old resident of Blue Eye, MO earn...