When it comes to educating audiences on the latest fishing tactics, methods and strategies, as well as providing specific how-to and where-to information for catching both inshore and offshore game fish within their region, Salt Water Sportsman's National Seminar Series is in a league of its own. The Seminar Series has packed auditoriums with sell-out crowds since its inception in 1988, and this January it is preparing to embark on its 15th consecutive tour.
"The special 15th Year Anniversary Tour promises to be the most informative and entertaining one yet," says SWS Senior Editor and Seminar Series Host, George Poveromo. A nationally recognized fishing authority and ESPN2 TV-show host, Poveromo will be joined at each location by national teaching teams composed of fellow SWS staffers and fishing pros. Some of the top names include Barry Gibson, Rip Cunningham, John Brownlee, Al Ristori, Tom Waters, Harry Vernon III, Dave Workman, Dr. Mitchell Roffer, Donna H. Gowen, Matt Muzslay, John T. Pirie and Jimmy Price. Additionally, a minimum of eight local experts will join the national team on stage at each stop.
Never before has so much talent been on the card. The objective of the hand-picked teaching teams is to provide the audience with the most accurate, up-to-date information on how to successfully catch fish in their region. Knowledge accumulated over decades of fishing experience will be dispatched in entertaining, action-packed sessions geared toward anglers of all experience levels. Each session is supported by informative slides, diagrams and on-stage demonstrations. Image-magnification technology allows the audience to view detailed fishing charts, step-by-step rigging instructions, lures, baits, knots and more on a pair of huge 10- by 10-foot screens. Furthermore, each student will receive a brand-new, 148-page textbook full of tips, techniques and vital how-to information. Seminars are held on selected Saturdays, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding by 4:00 p.m.
Long considered the best bargain in sport fishing, a Seminar Series ticket costs only $45. The price covers six hours of instruction from the pros in your region, the comprehensive textbook, a one-year subscription or extension to Salt Water Sportsman magazine, one Roffer's Offshore Fishing Forecast Analysis (not available in California) and chances to win valuable door prizes. The Grand Prize at each location is a fishing vacation for two to the Kamalame Cay Resort on Andros Island in the Bahamas. The Super Grand Prize, to be awarded two weeks after the conclusion of the 2002 series, is Mako Marine's new 171 Center Console powered by Honda's 90-hp, four-stroke outboard. This special Seminar Series Edition Mako is equipped by the seminar sponsors and includes a FLOAT-ON trailer.
Get your tickets now, as many shows sell out. To pay with Visa, MasterCard or American Express, call (800) 448-7360. To pay with a check or money order, write to Outdoor Associates, Inc., 9930 N.W. 59th Court, Parkland, Florida 33076. For additional information, see the ad in this issue, or visit the Seminar web site at www.nationalseminarseries.com.
This is one day of school you can't afford to miss!
2002 National Seminar Series Courses
Secrets of fishing the inner harbors; more and bigger halibut; structure tactics for halibut; scoring more on the kelp paddies; live-baiting for yellowtail; jigging for yellowtail; calicos on plastics; live-baiting for calicos; new tactics for more dorado; white seabass secrets; trolling for sharks; latest chumming methods for makos; how to consistently catch thresher sharks; fishing the porpoise schools for tuna; new chumming techniques for tuna; albacore fast and easy; trolling and live-baiting for striped marlin; spooning for tuna.
Trophy stripers on ultralight tackle; live-lining for trophy stripers; top trolling techniques for stripers; chunking for bluefish; bluefish on surface lures; inshore wire-line techniques; jetty tactics; how to catch more and bigger fluke and blackfish; targeting trophy fluke; secrets for catching big blackfish; no-nonsense weakfish tactics; how and where to locate weakfish; can't-miss tuna-trolling patterns; chunking for tunas; live-baiting for tunas; advanced methods for bluefin and yellowfin tuna; reading water temperature charts; targeting trophy makos; basic and advanced sharking techniques; offshore kite fishing for sharks and tunas.
Chunking and chumming for rockfish (striped bass); light-tackle surface techniques for bluefish; trophy rockfish on live bait and artificials; refined rockfish trolling; inshore wire-line techniques; bluefish on surface lures; targeting jumbo bluefish; more and bigger fluke; how to catch weakfish and speckled trout; successful weakfish tactics; how to locate and fish productive bottom (for tautog, fluke, spot and sea bass); hot methods for catching yellowfin and bluefin; can't-miss dolphin tactics; subsurface offshore trolling for tuna and wahoo; how to mix and troll natural baits and lures; trolling tactics for white marlin; new methods that take offshore game fish; kite fishing; how to chum like the pros (inshore and offshore); chumming and trolling for sharks; new tricks for Mid-Atlantic makos; finding and fishing offshore temperature breaks; Spanish mackerel on light tackle; plus comprehensive sessions on fishing the upper, middle and lower Chesapeake Bay.
Reading and fishing the Gulf Stream (water temperature, color changes, rips, slicks, plus how to locate and fish the Stream's eastern edge); how and where to catch live bait; no-nonsense wahoo tactics (winter run and catching trophy fish in July and August); swordfishing made easy (specific areas and latest live-bait techniques); how to locate and catch blackfin tuna; targeting big grouper and snapper; refined bottom-fishing tactics; reading and fishing the reefs; effective offshore trolling strategies; advanced dolphin tactics; how to run-and-gun offshore; inshore and inlet variety fishing (jack crevalle, gray snapper, permit, cobia, sharks); tournament tactics for big kingfish; refined live-bait fishing for kingfish; catching kingfish on dead bait and artificials; Spanish mackerel and bonito on ultralight tackle; tarpon tactics; snook in the inlets and around ICW bridges; monster snook at night; spillway snook fishing; secrets of fishing the mullet run; how and where to catch fish off Bimini.
Night fishing for trout; trophy trout tactics; trout by the numbers; deep-water redfish; trout and redfish on artificial lures; how to locate and catch flounder; trophy flounder tactics; scoring around inlets, jetties and beaches; trolling dead bait and artificials for king mackerel; live-baiting for king mackerel; how to win a king mackerel tournament; light-tackle fishing for cobia, tripletail and Spanish mackerel; catching more and bigger grouper and snapper; locating productive bottom for snapper and grouper; trolling for grouper; winning wreck strategies; reading the water; using surface temperature charts inshore and off; offshore small-boat tactics; red-hot offshore trolling strategies; live-baiting for dolphin; subsurface trolling tactics for more and bigger wahoo; successful yellowfin tactics; kite fishing for king mackerel and offshore game fish.
How to win a king mackerel tournament; fishing dead bait and artificials for king mackerel; kite fishing for king mackerel and offshore game fish; foolproof red drum tactics; red drum on the flats; taking trophy trout on lures and flies; selective live-baiting for trout; trophy trout strategies; how to catch winter trout; chumming for red drum and trout; flounder by the numbers; targeting doormat flounder; using light tackle and artificials for Spanish mackerel; variety fishing around the inlets, jetties and beaches (red drum, sheepshead, jacks, tarpon, sharks); targeting quality bottom fish; fishing bottom structure for grouper and snapper; offshore trolling strategies; new tricks for yellowfin tuna; subsurface trolling tactics for wahoo; jigging for wahoo and tuna; live-baiting for offshore game fish; winter bluefin strategies; using water temperature to locate fish; offbeat techniques for stubborn dolphin.
Fool-proof cobia tactics (sight fishing and rig tactics); how to win a king mackerel tournament; dead-baiting for king mackerel; secrets to fishing Mobile Bay; scoring around inlets, jetties and beaches; live-baiting for trophy trout; taking trout at night; light-tackle fishing for bull redfish; basic and advanced redfishing (live bait and artificials); light tackle and surface lures for bull reds; how to catch live bait; how to score inshore year-round; how to catch more and larger flounder; successful bottom-fishing tactics; chumming snapper to the surface; trophy snapper strategies; grouper fast and easy; how to locate and fish productive water-temperature breaks and ocean circulation features (color changes, thermal edges, rips, slicks, loop current); offshore trolling techniques game fish can't resist; choosing, rigging and fishing offshore trolling lures; dolphin and yellowfin tuna strategies; sub-surface trolling tactics for wahoo and tuna; chunking for yellowfin and blackfin tuna; kite fishing for tuna; live-baiting for offshore game fish; jigging for wahoo and tuna; offbeat techniques that take big dolphin; small-boat billfishing strategies.
Live-baiting for trophy striped bass; spinner-and-worm fishing for striped bass; stripers on topwater lures; diamond-jigging for striped bass and bluefish; chunking for big striped bass; inshore wire-line techniques; how to locate bluefish when they're not plentiful; bluefish on surface lures; targeting jumbo blues; secrets of fishing Boston Harbor; how to choose, rig and fish the most productive New England artificials; how and where to catch winter flounder and fluke by the numbers; trophy fluke tactics; bottom-fishing for inshore table fare (fluke and tautog); chumming and chunking for bonito and false albacore; yellowfin tuna tactics; chunking for tunas; no-fail tuna-trolling patterns; live-baiting for tunas; kite fishing for tunas and sharks; trolling for sharks; hot methods for catching mako, blue, thresher and porbeagle sharks; how to find offshore cod, pollock and haddock (including local hot spots); secrets of fishing Stellwagen Bank.
National courses will focus on successful trolling tactics; how to design an effective terminal system; how to use light-tackle to your advantage; using circle hooks to catch more fish; using electronics to locate productive bottom and game fish; how to keep track of migrating fish; fishing the water column; coaxing stubborn fish to strike; how weather patterns affect fishing; chum like the pros.