National Fishing Seminar Comes To New Jersey

(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association January 2002 Newsletter)

Salt Water Sportsman Magazine’s National Seminar Series, the nation’s foremost educational course on marine sportfishing techniques, will bring its New Jersey edition to West Long Branch on Saturday, January 12!  Monmouth University (400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch) will host the 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. event inside their Pollak Performing Arts Theatre. Headlining the presentation will be GEORGE POVEROMO - a Senior Editor for Salt Water Sportsman Magazine and Host of George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing on ESPN2; Barry Gibson - noted New England charter captain and Editor of Salt Water Sportsman; and Al Ristori - distinguished New York/New Jersey inshore and offshore veteran, charter captain and Salt Water Sportsman Regional Editor!  They will be joined by several top regional pros!

The six hour educational fishing seminar, which is being presented by Interlux Yacht Finishes, is geared to exposing the how-tos and where-tos of catching key inshore and offshore game fish within the seminar region, as well as revealing the latest angling techniques.  The seminar packs the vast knowledge accumulated by handpicked teaching teams into a presentation geared to the beginning, intermediate and advanced saltwater angler.  The courses will be conducted in a college-style manner with extensive use of audio-visual techniques.  Image magnification technology will reinforce the key points covered by the faculty through detailed slides, video bytes, and on-stage demonstrations.  Through the use of twin 10X10 screens that join the faculty on stage, the audience will be able to follow in larger-than-life fashion step-by-step instruction on how to rig up for a certain type of fishing, right down to the type of rods, reels, sinkers, hooks and knots!

Poveromo, Gibson and Ristori will be joined by CAPTAIN SCOTT VIGAR - Premier Sandy Hook-area charter captain who specializes in catching striped bass, weakfish and sharks aboard the FREESPOOL; CAPTAIN TERRY SULLIVAN - Noted light-tackle authority who specializes in catching striped bass, bluefish and weakfish from Barnegat Bay to Sandy Hook aboard his skiff FLATS RAT; CAPTAIN MATT MUZSLAY - Innovative Northeast and Mid-Atlantic offshore captain who specializes in tuna and white marlin; CAPTAIN JOHN T. PIRIE - New England charter captain and marine biology authority who specializes in catching striped bass, bluefish and sharks; DR. MITCHELL ROFFER - The nation’s leading authority on locating water surface temperature breaks and ocean-circulation features that hold fish; and GARY CAPUTI - Noted authority on fishing the Jersey Shore for striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, sharks and tunas.

Regional courses for the Jersey Shore program will cover: How to catch more and bigger fluke; catch blackfish like the pros; trolling and chunking for tuna (basic and advanced); advanced methods for bluefin tuna; trophy stripers on ultra light tackle; live-lining for trophy stripers; top trolling techniques for stripers; jigging and chunking for striped bass; chumming for bluefish; refined wire-line trolling tactics; sure-fire weakfish tactics; hot trolling methods for tuna and marlin; targeting trophy makos; basic and advanced sharking techniques for makos; blues and threshers (including kite fishing); trolling for sharks; successful chumming strategies (inshore and offshore); how to locate and fish productive water temperature breaks and ocean circulation

The National topics will focus on:  Successful chumming strategies; choosing, rigging and fishing circle hooks for both inshore and offshore game fish; how to catch fish when they’re not feeding; how to use the latest electronics to locate and stay on top of fish; how to choose and rig the most effective terminal gear systems (leaders, hooks, lures/baits and knots); using water temperature, tides, currents and moon phases to your advantage; Plus: where to catch fish year-round in the local waters.

The amount of hard-core, useful information covered at our seminars, and the way in which we present that information in unparalleled, says George Poveromo, host of the National Seminar Series. We employ a team-teaching concept, where a minimum of three instructors share the stage during a session.  The beauty here is that there’s a continuous exchange of information as well as some contrasting opinions on how to catch a particular game fish.  Instead of learning the techniques of one pro, the audience hears the different tactics and subtleties employed by the faculty to catch their specialty fish. It’s the same when they pinpoint their favorite fishing spots.  Considering the diversity and vast experience of our faculty and how every seminar on the tour is custom-tailored for the region in which it’s being held, anglers are basically spoon-fed the short cuts to successfully fishing their waters.  The best endorsement of all is the fact that the National Seminar Series will celebrate its 15th consecutive year of touring in 2002!   

The $ 45.00 ticket price includes six hours of fishing instruction from these pros, a brand new 122-page course textbook, a one year subscription or extension to Salt Water Sportsman, one Roffer's Offshore Ocean Fishing Forecast Analysis, and chances to win valuable door prizes - including an incredible fishing trip to the Islands of The Bahamas (one bonefishing excursion for two will be awarded to the exclusive Kamalame Cay Resort on Andros Island)!  All seminar participants are also automatically entered in the drawing for the Super Grand Prize: Mako Marine's 171 Center Console powered by a 90hp, 4-Stroke Honda Outboard. This Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series Edition Mako comes fully equipped, including a FLOAT-ON Trailer!  The Super Grand Prize drawing will be held one week after the conclusion of the eighth and final seminar on the 2002 Tour!

The information-packed day is available at a fraction of the cost of what it takes to ice down and ready your boat for a day of fishing, says George Poveromo. Nowhere else will you find such detailed information on fishing your local waters for such a nominal price.  It’s the best bargain in sportfishing today!

To order tickets by phone, dial 1-800-448-7360. To order by mail, checks should be sent to: Outdoor Associates, Inc., 9930 N.W. 59th Court, Parkland, Florida 33076. To learn more about the program and to order On-Line, visit: our site www.nationalseminarseries.com .



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