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AFTCO Bass Boot Camp

AFTCO Bass Boot Camp – AFTCO to Cover Open Angler Fees & Expenses

AFTCO is looking for an up-and-coming angler to document the behind-the-scenes life of fishing the Bassmaster Opens Series. The selected angler with have entry fees and expenses covered by AFTCO.

(January 12, 2018) – This year, after celebrating 60 successful years in the saltwater market, AFTCO announced their entrance into the bass fishing apparel market. To kick off their entrance, they are looking for a qualified angler to document the trials and tribulations of the competitive grind of pro angling. Through AFTCO’s Bass Boot Camp YouTube Series, the selected angler will provide an in-depth and behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it takes to chase your dreams of becoming a professional bass angler.


Professional angling is much more than just tournament fishing. As a part of the AFTCO Bass Boot Camp, the angler will be introduced to all angles of competitive bass fishing. They will attend the 2018 Sunline, Big Bite Baits, SPRO, Gamakatsu, Denali Rods, and AFTCO Writer’s Conference where they will work alongside top bass anglers and bass fishing media. This will provide an angler the chance to learn more about the business of pro fishing. They will also work alongside AFTCO staff helping to carry out their Conservation-First approach to the outdoors.

The application period is now open, and all entries must be submitted by Friday, January 26th. AFTCO has committed to cover entry fees and associated travel expenses after the winner has been selected. Applicants must intend to fish the Opens in their own boat and be able to film, edit, and create their own videos for this unique YouTube series. Video and basic editing skills are a requirement.

Learn more from AFTCO Pro Team Angler Russ Lane, and apply for AFTCO’s Bass Boot Camp Here


AFTCO MFG. CO., based in Santa Ana, California, reflects a legacy of building the finest in fishing tackle and performance fishing clothing. For over 60 years, AFTCO has maintained the highest level of craftmanship trusted by fishermen worldwide. The AFTCO name represents unparalleled quality, performance, reliability and a commitment to conservation. Every year since 1973, AFTCO and the Shedd family have contributed more than 10% of company profits to help protect our resources and ensure a sustainable fishery for future generations. To learn more about AFTCO and the company’s 10% Pledge for Conservation, visit


Matt Florentino