Yellowtail Shootout Tournament Salutes Our Gold Sponsors

yellowtail shootoutThe popular Yellowtail Shootout Tournament is coming fast and we really wanted to take a moment to give thanks to all of our sponsors who make the tournament better for all anglers and guests.

We also want to give a special nod to all of our Gold Level sponsors this year.


Almost 30 years ago, a group of fishermen in Florida had a goal: to design a pair of sunglasses to help them better See What’s Out There. Costa has come a long way since those days, but the fact is, their passion hasn’t changed at all. They are still in Florida, and are happiest when the sun is up and they’re out fishing – and we’re still obsessed with making the best lenses on the planet.

Visit the Costa website to see all of their great offerings and conservation programs.



Since 1966 BoatUS has been looking out and providing essential services to boaters all across the country.  Many are familiar with TowBoatUS’s services and affordable towing memberships, but BoatUS has many other facets to their organization.  They also offer boat insurance to those who want to work with experts in the boating world.  They are a dedicated advocate for boating rights and work tirelessly to represent the boating public on Capitol Hill.  They offer great discounts and partnerships with other companies who support boating.  They even have custom boat lettering and graphics available for those who need this service.

Check out your options at BoatUS.com and see how they can increase your peace of mind while saving money at the same time.


Traeger Grills

In 1987, Traeger was born and has been converting outdoor cookers to a love of wood-pellet grilling ever since.  Traeger Grills are one of the most versatile, consistent and easy ways to cook a huge variety of your favorite foods.  With a wide array of grill sizes and technology options and accessories, Traeger is set to become your new favorite grilling obsession.

Check out the Traeger website for more info and get ready for incredible Traeger food at the Yellowtail Shootout!



As word of mouth goes, the incredible stabilizing ability of the Seakeeper gyro is permeating the inner and outer circles of sportfishing and boating in general.  Those that have experienced it themselves on a Seakeeper demo ride either offshore or dockside are the true believers.  If you have not taken the opportunity to feel the roll eliminated right out of the boat, then you need to track down the nearest demo boat and try it for yourself.  In the meantime, you’ve got to check out the videos of people as they feel the Seakeeper engage for the first time.

seakeeper logoSee the Seakeeper website for more information about this game-changing technology.



In 2006, YETI Coolers was founded with a simple mission stated by its creators:”build the cooler we’d use every day if it existed. One that was built for the serious outdoor enthusiast rather than for the mass-discount retailers. One that could take the abuse we knew we’d put it through out in the field and on the water. One that simply wouldn’t break. We decided early on that product innovation would come from necessity and firsthand experience – not from market research and data analysis.” Today, YETI products perform when it matters most – whether that be an excursion into the remote Alaskan wilderness, chasing redfish on the Gulf coast, or just getting together with friends in the backyard.

Check out the YETI website for more info.



Nomad Design Lures

Captain Damon Olsen came from an engineering background and a dream to create a one-of-a-kind mother-ship operation named Nomad Sportfishing which allows anglers to experience one of the most exotic fishing destinations in the world; the remote reaches of the Coral Sea.  The giant dwellers of the reef are not friendly to any tackle that tries to pry them from their calcareous homes.  Capt. Damon spent years trying to make existing tackle work in this extreme fishery and finally he realized the answer to his problem was to create his own.

“I put my engineering degree to good use and began creating lures crafted to withstand the demanding predators of the Coral Sea.  Nomad Sportfishing Adventures became, and still is, the ultimate testing ground for every one of our products over the last two decades”, said Capt. Damon.  “Our lures are the culmination of real experience crafted by the forces of nature, and tested to the limit.

Visit the Nomad Design website for more information.



AFTCO reflects a legacy of firsts. From their former company Chairman Milt Shedd’s pioneering conservation achievements, to the invention of the roller guide and the introduction of the world’s first pair of true fishing shorts, AFTCO provides conservation leadership & innovative products proven to deliver performance on the water. “Our passion for the outdoors goes beyond our product offering because of an unwavering commitment to help protect our fishing resources and angler rights”, says AFTCO. “Through our 10% Pledge to Protect and Conserve, your purchase of any AFTCO product directly supports conservation initiatives.”

Visit the AFTCO website to see more about their great products and programs.


Seaguar Gold Label

yellowtail shootoutSeaguar’s newest Gold Label fluorocarbon is unfair; an unfair advantage over fish and other anglers who are not using it.  Using two custom Seaguar-created resins and their exclusive double-structure process, Seaguar created Gold Label to be the smallest diameter to strength ratio yet with exceptional knot and tensile strength, but soft enough for easily cinched knots.

Gold Label

  • -18% Thinner Diameter*
  • + 17% Better Knot/Tensile Strength*
  • Extremely soft and supple and cinches easily for fail-safe knots
  • Lowest Line Memory* making line management more user-friendly.
  • Currently comes in 15#, 20#, 25#, 30#, & 40#.

Seaguar Gold Label is designed to exceed the expectations of the most demanding saltwater anglers. The first superlative you’ll notice with Gold Label is that this 100% fluorocarbon leader is exceptionally thin. Indeed, for any particular break test rating, Seaguar Gold Label is as much as 23% thinner than any other 100% fluorocarbon leader made by Seaguar.

Check out the Seaguar website to learn more about these and many other great products.

yellowtail shootoutThanks to all our sponsors and get ready for another great Yellowtail Shootout.  Register HERE!