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The highly-acclaimed Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series is ready to kick off its eight-stop 2015 tour in Boston, on Saturday, January 10. From there, the tour swings through the Atlantic City, NJ, area (Jan. 17), Cary/Raleigh, NC (Jan. 24), Islamorada, FL Keys (Jan. 31), Fairhope, AL (Feb. 7), Long Island, NY (Feb. 21), Port St. Lucie, FL (Feb. 28), and Myrtle Beach, SC (March 7).  Hosting the tour is George Poveromo, Editor-at-Large for SWS, and host of George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing on NBC Sports.  The 2015 tour is being presented by Mako and Bass Pro Shops.


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.  The best endorsement to the amount of cutting-edge information divulged by the Seminar Series is the fact that 2015 will mark the 28th year for the tour! 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 VISUALS – Our faculties will be flanked on stage by twin 10 X 10 foot screens.  These screens will help them reinforce their key points, by beaming visuals of specific rigs, techniques and the species being covered, along with video bytes and even on-stage demonstrations.

To ensure maximum comfort, the Seminar Series books prestigious performing arts theatres and ball rooms. Controlled lighting maximizes on stage visuals, whereas acoustics are perfect and seating comfortable. Most venues are near a major interstate and easy to get to, with plenty of parking.

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.

The beauty of combining national and local talent for a session is that the national experts will discuss the latest tactics they’re using to catch game fish in their home waters, tactics which may not be in play for the same species within the respective seminar region.  The local pros will discuss their tried and true methods, and also help dial it all in to the local waters.

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 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 2015 tour, via a drawing comprised of all the names from those who had attended the latest tour - is a Mako ProSkiff 17 cc.

THE SPONSORS -  Want a peek at some of the latest tackle, electronics and marine accessories?  Our sponsors will have product and representatives on hand to answer questions. Our sponsors include Bass Pro Shops, Penn, Rapala, Sufix, Williamson, VMC, Simrad, Columbia Sportswear, Mako, Costa, Engel, Star tron, and the Florida Keys & Key West.        

THE STASH -  In addition to the five hours of instruction by top national and local pros, and chances at the door prizes, 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.

THE AFTER PARTY – New this year, and at five of the eight locations on the tour, the local Bass Pro Shops will host a party after the seminar, where attendees can mingle with George Poveromo and various other faculty members. These parties will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and require a Seminar Series name badge to attend. Each seminar attendee can bring a guest. The party stops are:  Cary (NC), Islamorada (FL Keys), Fairhope (AL), Port St. Lucie (FL) and Myrtle Beach (SC).

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 this website. Just click the "Register" tab at the top of the page.

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



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

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