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Emil Wagner Selected As AFTCO Bass Boot Camp Recruit

On this episode of the Rapala #WeAreCollegiateBass Podcast, host Kyle Curry talks with former college angler Emil Wagner. Emil was recently selected as the AFTCO Bass Boot Camp recruit for this upcoming year. AFTCO Bass Boot Camp is a nine episode series that will be on the AFTCO YouTube Channel. Throughout the course of the nine event season on the Bassmaster Opens, Emil will video his entire journey, chronicling what it’s like to be a professional angler in pursuit of achieving their dreams and goals out on the tournament trail. Emil is a former college angler, who participated at Ole Miss. In this interview, he will talk about his fishing journey, participating in this YouTube series and AFTCO as a brand, as well as much more!

Listen to ep. 195

About the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA)

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is a division of CarecoTV that was created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing, with emphasis on competitive fishing events nationwide. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 19 seasons ago. That single event has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, which is now recognized as the longest-running consecutive collegiate bass fishing series in existence.

The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of tournaments nationwide that are multi-day tournaments, all of which are televised on several networks, as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms. The ACA also provides support to numerous schools operating regional events nationwide which is an effort to provide more opportunities to grow the exposure and awareness of college fishing.

The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia program, and associated assets which is widely regarded as the most comprehensive and prestigious collegiate bass fishing title today.

Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides, the series boasts the largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series. This includes a dedicated television series on numerous television networks and streaming platforms, as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs.

This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, Bally Sports, Pursuit Channel, as well as other regional and national networks. You can also find coverage online at any time of past events thanks to coverage on and

For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit

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