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Thursday, February 16, 2017

2:00 pm
Bunker Busting Spring & Fall Stripers
With the incredible run of spring and fall stripers and the biggest bass hot on their tails, when you find the bunker schools there’s a good bet you’ll find that striper of a lifetime.
Jim Hutchinson – The Fisherman Magazine

3:30 pm
Fish Finder & GPS Tips
Got install questions? Advice on electronics? Bring a notebook and get caught up on the various electronics and configurations for your 2017 fishing and boating season, along with troubleshooting advice.
Aaron Held – Octopus Yachts

5:00 pm
Fishing For Fluke
Longtime Fisherman contributor and licensed captain has fished everywhere for fluke, from Cape May County to the deep waters of Raritan Bay out to the East End of Long Island – his tips and tactics for success!
Capt. Austin Perilli – Bucktail Charters & Guide To Go

Friday, February 17, 2017

2:00 pm
Tautog Fishing – Blackfish Strategy & Tactics
Join the crew from for a tactical look at one of the most challenging inshore species along the Atlantic Coast. What’s it take to gear up for and grapple with a 20-pound plus trophy of the wrecks? Find out with the Zagorski boys and tune up for trophy tautog!
Gerry & Joe Zagorski –

3:30 pm
Using Mobile Device for Fishing 
Successful local charter boat captain shares his secrets to finding structure and fish using the latest fishfinding technologies from Navionics though new apps and applications – success is in your hand, and on your fishfinder!
Capt. Anthony Grassi – Navionics/Fin Chaser Charters

5:00 pm
Faking Out Doormat Fluke
Bait is great, but more captains are putting artificials in play now to focus attention on what those doormats are feeding on along the seasonal grounds. Join Capt. Pete & the Bucktail Boys!
Capt. Pete Sykes, Parker Pete’s

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Captain’s Day! All Seminars Presented by Local Charter & Party Boat Captains.

11:00 am
Dialing Up the Bite Using Electronics
An all-seasons striper seminar focused on maximizing your electronics to dial up the action. From live bunker to topwater poppers, this Simrad electronics skipper and PENN pro-staffer offers prop tips to help build success on the inshore grounds.
Capt. John Luchka – Long Run Charters

12:00 pm
Inshore Tuna
You don’t need a full-day cruise to the canyons to find big game, as this center console guide explains. From Sandy Hook to the mid-range grounds it’s a relatively easy run for gunning down tuna, with this talk covering everything from chunking to trolling, jigging deep to plugging the top!
Capt. Brian Rice – Jersey Devil Charters

1:30 pm
Doormat Fluke
Getting on the best fluke bite is important for saltwater anglers – but it’s critical for the party boat captain! Tips from the helm on making the most out of every fluke trip this season with the inside track on finding those doormats in 2017.
Capt. Bob Bogan – The Gambler

3:00 pm
Striper Trolling – Umbrellas, Plugs & Spoons
Learn the right lures, tackle and locations for catching big stripers on the troll, from Flynn’s Knoll to Romer Shoal and every lump, hump and bump in between. Longtime Raritan Bay charter captain shares his favorite tactics.
Capt. Gene Nigro – Phantom Sportfishing

4:00 pm
How To – Castnetting & Fishing Live Bait
Whether livelining bunker for stripers or feeding peanuts to crashing bluefin, learning to master the cast-net is the first step towards improved success. The Fin Chasers crew clears the seminar room and teaches you how to throw pancakes!
Capt. Frank Crescitelli – Fin Chasers TV/D&R Boat World

Sunday, February 19, 2017

11:00 am
Light Tackle Black Sea Bass
Noted author covers general inshore black sea bass fishing and the techniques used to catch bigger biscuits on the lightest possible tackle, making filling the cooler that much more exciting.
Gary Caputi – Recreational Fishing Alliance

12:00 pm
Barnegat Bay Light Tackle Grand Slam
Striped bass, weakfish, fluke and bluefish on the same trip with the same light tackle in the shadow of New Jersey’s most famous landmark, the Barnegat Lighthouse. Apply these same tactics wherever you fish!
Capt. Alex Majewski – Lighthouse Sportfishing

1:00 pm
The 2017 Fluke Fiasco, A Legislative Update
So what’s it going to be? Two fish, three fish, 90 days of season, 19-inch size length – there are so many fluking questions, and RFA’s Jim Donofrio may have the answers!
Jim Donofrio – Recreational Fishing Alliance

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