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The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series is ready to take its eight-stop, 2016 tour on the road, beginning in January.  Entering into its 29th year, the National Seminar Series, presented by Bass Pro Shops and Mako, will open in Hampton, Virginia on January 9.  The tour then visits Bridgeport, CT (Jan. 16), Tampa, FL (Jan. 23), Islamorada, FL Keys (Jan. 30), Savannah, GA (Feb. 6), Atlantic City area, NJ (Feb. 20), Port St. Lucie, FL (Feb. 27), and Biloxi, MS (March 5). The series will be conducted by George Poveromo, host of his “World of Saltwater Fishing” television series on NBC Sports.

 WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE – Held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., The National Seminar Series is the nation’s most popular and longest-running educational course on recreational marine fishing tactics; covered in explicit detail will be the how-tos and where-tos of catching the most popular game fish within specific tour regions - inshore, near shore and offshore.  This information is spoon fed by faculty teams comprised of Salt Water Sportsman editors, noted national fishing authorities and top local guides and pros.  A minimum of ten faculty members will be present at each location.  Whether you are a novice, intermediate, or highly-experienced salt water angler, one can’t leave without learning valuable information that will help score more fish.


THE DOOR PRIZES – A Seminar Series tradition, thousands-of-dollars-worth of door prizes are up for grabs at each location on the tour.  These include Penn reels, sunglasses, lures, coolers, kites, dredges, teasers, Bass Pro Shops gift certificates, Nu-Ice packs, and a whole lot more!  The Grand Prize at each location is a fishing trip to the fabulous Florida Keys.  And the Super Grand Prize – to be awarded two weeks after the conclusion of the eighth and final seminar on the 2016 tour, via a drawing comprised of all the names from those who had attended the latest tour - is a Mako ProSkiff 17 cc.


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 THE CONCEPT – The Seminar Series utilizes a team-teaching concept, where four faculty members take the stage for each session. Each team member is an authority on the respective topic. This ensures for not only an entertaining and lively exchange of information, but discussions on various approaches to catch the respective species. Faculty teams are well-versed on fishing with artificials, live-bait, and dead bait, and from different locations along a specific Seminar Series region.

Twin 10 X 10 foot screens help faculty teams reinforce their key points, through visuals of specific rigs, techniques and the species being covered. Video bytes and even on-stage demonstrations further support the learning process.




THE AFTER SEMINAR PARTIES! – New as of last season, and at selected cities, participants have an opportunity to attend our After Seminar parties and socialize with George Poveromo. Shortly after the conclusion of the 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. seminar, and from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. that same evening, the local Bass Pro Shops will host an After Seminar party.  A section of the respective Bass Pro Shops will be designated exclusively for seminar attendees, complete with complimentary food, drinks and live musical entertainment!  You must have a Seminar Series name badge to attend, and each seminar attendee is entitled to bring one guest, regardless if they’ve attended the seminar.


After Seminar Party After Seminar Party


Every After Seminar party last season resulted in packed houses.  No doubt, the 2016 parties will be just as popular. Of the eight stops in 2016, all but the Biloxi one will have an After Seminar party (just because there’s not a Bass Pro Shops close by, as of yet).


THE SPONSORS - At the seminar halls, our sponsors will display their latest products, with representatives on hand to answer questions. Our sponsors include Bass Pro Shops, Penn, Rapala, Sufix, Williamson, VMC, Simrad, Columbia Sportswear, Mako, Costa, Mercury, Star tron, and the Florida Keys & Key West.


Seminar Sponsors Seminar Sponsors 


UNBELIEVABLE DEAL -  In addition to the five hours of instruction by top national and local pros, chances at the door prizes, and the After Seminar parties, each $ 55.00 ticket holder also receives a one-year subscription or extension to Salt Water Sportsman, a course text book, one Roffers Ocean Fishing Forecast Analysis, a $ 10.00 Bass Pro Shops discount card (on a purchase of $ 75.00 or more), bottle of OrPine Wash & Wax, bottle of Corrosion Block, bottle of Star tron fuel additive, and a bottle of Star brite Boat Guard.



ADVANCE REGISTRATION PERKS – In addition to guaranteeing their seats at a seminar, those who register in advance will have their names entered into a special drawing for a chance to win one of eight Penn Clash reels. One reel will be awarded prior to each of the eight stops.  


VIP TICKET UPGRADES – In addition to a chance at winning a Penn Clash reel, those who register in advance will also have a chance at winning a VIP Ticket Upgrade. This entitles the winner back stage access, where they can hang out with our faculty, and even have lunch on the house.  A total of six VIP Ticket Upgrades will be awarded for each of the eight stops on the 2016 tour.


HOW TO REGISTER:  Tickets are $ 55.00 each, and can be ordered with a major credit card by calling 1-800-448-7360, or on-line at: www.nationalseminarseries.com. 



Don’t delay, or you just might not get a seat!  We’ll see you at the Seminars, and After Seminar parties!



This is one day of school you can’t afford to miss!