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February 23, 2010

Popular IGFA School of Sportfishing returns March 2

The school is planning to introduce some new classes anglers have been asking for...
By Igfa

The IGFA School of Sportfishing will open its 14th session on The IGFA School of Sportfishing is getting ready to kick off Session 14 on March 2.

  • Jeff Mackin of the IGFA's education department said the school is planning to introduce some new classes anglers have been asking for in addition to some very popular favorites:  
  • March 2nd opens with "Kite Fishing Techniques" with Capt. Tony DiGiulian touching on the basics of kite fishing as well as teach more advanced techniques. 
  • March 9th is the brand new "Targeting Nearshore Gamefish: Dolphin, Kings, & Blackfins".  Participants looking to fill their coolers will learn how from one of the world's best Capt. Bouncer Smith. 
  • March 16th is another new class with Capt. Josh Brown's "Trophy Snook and Tarpon."  Despite the temporary restrictions on snook and tarpon, anglers will want to take this class to learn where and how to catch these trophy fish. 
  • March 23rd will be "All About Live Bait," one of the school's most popular classes taught by Capt. Shawn Fairbanks.  In addition to learning the species-specific secrets to catching baitfish, attendees will leave the class knowing how to throw a cast net.
  • March 30th is "Offshore Secrets of the Keys," is a much-requested topic with participants learning the ins and outs of fishing offshore in the Keys from the well-renowned Capt. Jack Callion. 
  • April 6th ends the 14th session with the timely "Fishing Bimini and Cat Cay" as Capt. Bouncer Smith helps anglers maximize their fishing trips to the nearby islands.

The IGFA School of Sportfishing benefits from its partnership with Yo-Zuri, receiving free Crystal Minnow lures and spools of fluorocarbon in addition to the customary rod, lure, and tackle giveaways.  Attendees can expect us to provide and continue improving on the finest series of fishing courses available.

The classes are held on these Tuesday nights from 7 - 10 p.m. at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida. For more information, please contact Mackin at 954-924-4340 or visit You may also sign up online at Classes are limited to the first 24 anglers so sign up today!