Salt Water Sportsman is proud to announce the schedule for the 23rd year of its highly acclaimed National Seminar Series, presented by Sperry Top-Sider. It’s regarded as the nation’s longest-running and most popular educational seminar on recreational fishing tactics and techniques.
The amount of pertinent, cutting-edge information on where and how to catch more and larger game fish – inshore, nearshore and offshore – within a Seminar Series region has been the backbone of the program’s success. Hosting the tour is George Poveromo, editor at large of SWS and host of George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing on ESPN2. Poveromo will share the stage with fellow SWS editors and national pros, including John Brownlee, Gary Caputi, Barry Gibson, Doug Pike, Mike Marsh, Don Hammond, Dr. Mitchell Roffer, Harry Vernon III, Trey Rhyne, Jimmy Price, Bouncer Smith and others.
“One of the big things that sets the Seminar Series apart is the elaborate visual support that backs the individual sessions,” says Poveromo. “To support the key points we make on stage, informative visuals, video footage, line art, and images of fish, action and rigging appear on twin 10-foot by 10-foot screens flanking our teaching teams.
“No two shows are alike: We have to tear down our visuals after each seminar and re-create them for the next city.”
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Target and catch big cobia; Cutting-edge tactics for trophy king mackerel; Kite fishing for tarpon, kings, amberjack, cobia, tuna and sailfish; Take jumbo flounder; Red drum on the flats and ICW; How to target and catch big trout with artificials; Tactics for jumbo sheepshead; Fishing the wrecks and artificial reefs (spadefish, sheepshead, mackerel, cobia and bottomfish); Spanish mackerel fast and easy; Surefire tactics for catching South Carolina tarpon; How to catch keeper grouper and snapper; Tricks that take jumbo sea bass; Successful wahoo tactics; Offshore trolling strategies for dolphin and yellowfin tuna.
NEW BERN, NORTH CAROLINA
Foolproof red drum tactics; Tactics for bigger striped bass; Catch bluefin tuna like the pros; Tactics for trophy king mackerel; Surefire cobia techniques; Flounder fast and easy; Successful river and ICW fishing strategies; Where and how to catch fish in the Neuse River; Scoring keeper sheepshead; Trophy trout on lures and live bait; Spanish mackerel fast and easy; Successful bottomfishing; How to catch keeper grouper; Deep jigging; Light-tackle shark fishing; Wreck fishing; Trolling, spooning and chunking for yellowfin tuna; Secrets for more and bigger wahoo; Targeting big dolphin; How to catch North Carolina tarpon; Offshore trolling; Swordfish day and night.
ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA KEYS
Daytime swordfish tricks; Catch more and bigger dolphin by studying moon phases; Target and catch jumbo yellowtail; How to locate big grouper and other bottomfish; Reef-fishing tactics (sailfish, cobia, kings, snapper, grouper and amberjack); Bottomfish like the pros; How to fish the humps effectively; Cobia tactics; No-nonsense blackfin tuna; Dialing in on wahoo; Live-baiting for trophy kingfish; Quality fish on the patch reefs; Top tactics for fishing channels and bridges; Flats tactics for permit, tarpon and bonefish; Fish the backcountry like the pros; Cutting-edge seatrout tactics.
Trophy striper tactics; Chunking for bluefish; Inshore wire-line techniques; Catch more and bigger fluke; Trophy drum in Delaware Bay; Top tactics for big blackfish; No-nonsense weakfish tactics; Variety fishing in and around inlets; How to locate and fish productive bottom; Tilefish tactics; Kite fishing tactics that take more sharks and tuna; Hot methods for catching yellowfin and bluefin tuna; Trolling for white marlin; How to create and troll a deadly offshore teaser system (includes dredges); Secrets of fishing the canyons.
How to locate and catch trophy cobia; Tactics for big king mackerel; Catch more and larger snapper and grouper; Speckled trout by the numbers; Top tactics for big flounder; Secrets of fishing the Houston shipping channel and Galveston Bay; Kite fishing for tarpon, kings, cobia, tuna, wahoo and dolphin; Choose, rig and fish the most productive offshore-trolling lures; Cutting-edge chunking tactics for yellowfin tuna; Fish the rigs like a pro; Subsurface wahoo tactics; Use South Florida daytime tactics for Gulf of Mexico swordfish.
WEST ISLIP LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
Catch more and bigger stripers by live-lining, trolling and chunking; Fish the flats for striped bass and bluefish; How and where to catch more and bigger fluke; Secrets for catching big blackfish; How to locate and set up on productive bottom structure; Targeting jumbo sea bass; Jigging for sea bass; How to find and use offshore temperature breaks to your advantage; Cutting-edge tactics that take bigger mako sharks; Kite fishing for sharks and tuna; Can’t-miss tuna-trolling patterns; Cutting-edge tuna-chunking tactics; Live-baiting for tuna; Advanced methods for bluefin and yellowfin tuna; Zeroing in on bigeye tuna; How to choose, rig and fish the best lures and natural baits for tuna; Offshore-trolling tactics; Secrets for catching more inshore tuna; Canyon tactics.
JERSEY SHORE, NEW JERSEY
Locate and catch trophy stripers on all tackle, everywhere; Surefire weakfish tactics; Chunking for bluefish; Inshore wire-line techniques; Jetty tactics; Catch more and bigger fluke; Top tactics for big blackfish and sea bass; Variety fishing in and around inlets; How to locate and fish productive bottom (blackfish, sea bass, spot and fluke); Back-bay stripers; Can’t-miss techniques for tuna trolling, chunking and live-baiting; Tournament-winning offshore trolling tactics; Subsurface offshore trolling secrets; Reading water temperature charts; Sharking techniques; Offshore kite fishing.
Live bait, chunking, trolling and artificial bait techniques for catching trophy striped bass; Inshore wire-line techniques; Learn the secrets of fishing the rips effectively; How to keep track of and locate the largest bluefish in the Sound; How to choose, rig and fish the most productive New England artificials; How and where to catch winter flounder by the numbers; Secrets of fishing Long Island Sound; Best methods for fishing the Mystic River; Bottomfishing for inshore table fare (flounder, blackfish and sea bass); How to locate blackfish even when they seem scarce; Bucktailing for trophy black sea bass; Chumming and chunking for bonito and false albacore; Bluefin tuna on light tackle and lures; Cutting-edge tactics that take more and bigger mako sharks; Kite fishing for sharks and tuna; Can’t-miss tuna-trolling patterns; Cutting-edge tuna-chunking tactics; Live-baiting for tuna; Tournament-winning offshore-trolling tactics; Subsurface offshore-trolling tactics; Cutting-edge spreader bar and dredge tactics.