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SALTWATER SPORTSMAN presents 2011 NATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES featuring George Poveromo

"The NATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES is without a doubt a great way to learn the shortcuts to fishing sucess, regardless of your level of experience," says SWS editor at large and Seminar Series host George Poveromo.  

“The amount of information revealed up on the stage borders on the unbelievable at times.  There are no secrets withheld, and I’m constantly amazed at just how specific the members of our faculty get.  The best endorsement of the program’s qualify and valuable fishing content, however, is the fact that it has been packing major auditoriums for well over two decades – 24 years to be exact!  You certainly can’t do that with a second-rate show!”

Make no mistake about it.  This is not your run-of-the-mill fishing clinic at a local tackle shop.  As the nation’s premier educational seminar on saltwater fishing tactics, the National Seminar Series is an elaborate production that’s held in some of the most prestigious and luxurious auditoriums in the country.  With many of the very best authorities on saltwater fishing covering in explicit detail the how-tos and where-tos of locating and catching inshore, nearshore and offshore gamefish within the respective seminar region, each session is supported by informative images, diagrams, video clips and onstage demonstrations.  These specifically tailored visuals help reinforce the critical points discussed by our nationally and regionally acclaimed teaching teams.  Furthermore, image-magnification technology allows the audience to view detailed fishing charts, step-by-step rigging instructions, lures, baits, knots and much, much more on a pair of 10-by-10-foot screens that flank the instructors onstage.

The series will once again be hosted by George Poveromo.  He will be joined at each location by fellow SWS editors and nationally recognized fishing pros, such as John Brownlee, Barry Gibson, Gary Caputi, Ric Burnley, Spud Woodward, Mike Marsh, Dr. Mitchell Roffer, Harry Vernon III, and captains Trey Rhyne, John Oughton, Jimmy Price and Bouncer Smith.  These national faculty members will be joined by teams composed of top regional anglers.  A minimum of eight faculty members will be present at each location!

The seminars are help on Saturdays, beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding by 4 p.m.  There is one-hour lunch break at noon.  Long considered the best bargain in sport fishing, a Seminar Series ticket is only $55.  The ticket price covers six hours of instruction from the best pros in the business, a course textbook, a one-year subscription to our extension of Salt Water Sportsman, one Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecasting Service analysis, a 16-ounce bottle of OrPine Wash & Wax, one spool of Sufix fishing line, a $20 discount card for any purchase of $150 or more from Capt. Harry’s Fishing Supply and chances to win valuable door prizes.  The grand prize at each location is a Bahamas fishing trip for two to the prestigious Bimini Sands Resort & Marina.  The super grand prize, to be awarded two weeks after the conclusion of the 2011 series, is MAKO’s new 18-foot Light Tackle Skiff!

As it enters its 24th consecutive year of touring, the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series continues to draw huge crowds.  Why?  The formula for its success is really quite simple:  Round up the top national and regional sport-fishing authorities and have them divulge their most productive fishing tactics.  The Seminar Series’ no-holds-barred format also requires these pros to reveal their prime fishing spots, the best times to fish them, and the vest baits and lures to use.  The 2011 Series will be no different.


HOW WEATHER PATTERNS AFFECT FISHING; How to keep track of migrating fish; Using electronics to locate productive areas and game fish; Precision anchoring tactics; Circle-hook logic; Successful offshore trolling using circle hooks; How fish react to tides, moon phases, water temperatures, weather and solunar periods; Do fish see color?; New-style jigging tactics; How to fine-tune your tackle to catch more fish; Where to catch fish year-round in your area!


ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY – Live-lining stripers; Tactics for bluefish; Catch more blackfish; Fish the inlets with success; Troll, chunk and live-bait for tunas; Reading water temperature charts; How to target mako sharks; Fish offshore with kites; Troll up more wahoo and white marlin.

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – Fishing the beaches, inlets and docks for redfish, snook and tarpon on the beach; Light-tackle for mackerel; Chumming techniques for more and bigger kingfish; Kite-fishing for tarpon, monster kingfish, cobia and sharks; Catch bigger grouper and snapper; Fish the Loop Current for wahoo, dolphin, tuna and billfish.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA – Tactics for trophy striped bass; Refined flounder tactics; Sheepshead the easy way; Sightfish cobia; Light-tackle inshore fishing for puppy drum and speckled trout; Scoring around inlets, jetties and beaches; Bottom and wreck-fishing; Deep-drop for tilefish; Chum like the pros; Hot teaser strategies; Top methods for catching more and larger yellowfin and bluefin tuna.

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – Foolproof red drum tactics; Catch bluefin tuna like the pros; Cutting-edge tactics for trophy king mackerel; Flounder fast and easy; Variety fishing around inlets and jetties and along the beaches; Trophy trout tactics; Successful bottomfishing; Offshore trolling tactics; live-baiting for big yellowfin tuna; More and bigger wahoo; Target big dolphin; How to catch tarpon; Top offshore trolling spreads.

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – Cutting-edge tactics for trophy kings; Kite-fishing techniques for tarpon, kings, amberjack, cobia, tuna, sailfish and more; Trophy drum in the inlets and on the flats; Target big trout; Jetty, bridge and reed tactics for jumbo sheepshead; Spanish mackerel fast and easy, Surefire tarpon tactics; How to catch keeper grouper and snapper: how to target the catch cobia; Offshore trolling strategies; No-nonsense dolphin tactics; Top tricks for yellowfin tuna.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – Snook and tarpon tactics; Catch more trout; Dialing in blackfin tuna; Kite-fishing for kings, sails, tuna and cobia; Deep- and flutter-jigging; Targeting permit and African pompano; Top dolphin tactics; Bahamas tuna and wahoo;  Follow birds for tuna and dolphin; Swordfish like the pros.

BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI – Cobia tactics; Catch bigger kings; Specks by the score; Trophy tripletail; Jigging tactics; Kite-fishing techniques; Chucking for tuna; Live-chum for yellowfins; Jigging for tuna; Subsurface wahoo tactics; South Florida tactics that take more and bigger Gulf of Mexico dolphin.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Striped bass tactics; Wire-line techniques; Rig and fish the most productive New England artificial; Secret of Boston Harbor; Inshore table fare; Offshore cod and Pollock; Chumming false albacore; bluefin tuna on light tackle and artificial lures; No-nonsense bluefin; Deadly offshore dredges; Live-chumming tunas; Hot methods for mako sharks; How to find and fish nearshore and offshore surface-temperature breaks.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW, as many shows sell out in advance.  To pay with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express, call 800-448-7360 or register at


RICK LITTON OF WALL, NEW JERSEY, was the lucky winner in the 2010 drawing for the National Seminar Series MAKO 18 Light Tackle Skiff!  Litton, who attended the Jersey Shore stop of the 2010 National Seminar Series, has been fishing the boat primarily in the Manasquan River in pursuit of striped bass, fluke and weakfish.  Cape Marine Inc. was the participating MAKO dealer.

Seminar attendees will once again have a chance to win a MAKO 18 LTS at the conclusion of the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series.  Visit for more information.


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