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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Bunker Busting 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
Fish Finder & GPS Tips
Got install questions? Advice on electronics? Bring a notebook and get caught up on the various electronics and configurations the season ahead, and pick up a little big of troubleshooting advice.
Aaron Held – Octopus Yachts
Fluking The Raritan & Navesink
Targeting doormats on the Raritan is more than just hitting the deepest water with the heaviest gear – from spring through fall, filling your bag requires attention to tactics and location.
Capt. Gene Nigro – Phantom Sportfishing
Friday, February 16, 2018
Mojo Fishing for Stripers
Successful local charter boat captain shares his secrets to finding fish using the latest fishfinding technologies from Navionics and how to catch trophy stripers trolling MOJO’s.
Capt. Anthony Grassi – Navionics/Fin Chaser Charters
A Season in the NY Bight
A spotlight on fly and light tackle fishing in NY Bight starting with the spring run of stripers, though summer speedsters , through the late fall blitzes throughout the Raritan Bay.
Capt. Joe Mattioli – On the Bite Charters
Pro Tips for Upping Your Fluke Score
Getting on the best fluke bite is important for saltwater anglers – but it’s critical for the charter boat captain! Tips from the helm on making the most out of every fluke trip this season with the inside track on finding doormats.
Capt. Scott Newhall, Time Out Charters
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Blackfish Strategy & Tactics
Join the NJFishing.com team 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!
Gerry & Joe Zagorski – NJFishing.com
Striped Bass – Live Bait vs. Trolling
So what’s it gonna be, livelining or trolling? Come spring or fall during the height of the run, every striper angler must eventually answer that question – for a successful charter boat captain, the right choice and application is key to survival!
Capt. Brian Rice – Jersey Devil Charters
Bucktail Techniques for Fluke
Bait is great, but there’s good reason why captains and tournament sharpies turn to bucktails when it comes to targeting doormats. From sandy bottom to the sticky stuff, get the lowdown on trophy fluke with the Bucktail Boys.
Keefe Vallaro – Bucktail Boys
Bluefin: A Tuna for all Seasons
How to catch bluefin tuna from May through December using light tackle tactics both inshore and offshore. Whether you like trolling, chunking, jigging, or casting stickbaits and poppers at surface busting tuna this seminar has it all.
Capt Jim Freda – Shore Catch Guide Service
How To – Castnetting 101
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. Anthony Grassi & Capt. Frank Wagenhoffer – Navionics / Fin Chaser Charters
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Tactical Toggin – The Jig Is Up!
Smaller diameter braids and durable drags makes spin fishing for tautog a brand new experience. Noted author covers general tautog fishing tactics with special focus light tackle jigging.
Gary Caputi – Recreational Fishing Alliance
A Comprehensive Look at Fishing Raritan Bay
The Staten Island crew of Rob, Ramez and Guy cover deep water fluking, trophy stripers, shallow water plugging, bucktailing for weakfish, and every other tested tactic you’ll need to score in 2018 on either side of the demarcation line.
Capt. Rob Crocitto – Bunker Box Charters
2018 Regulatory Update
All those confusing seasons, sizes & bag limits – there are so many fluking questions, and your personal recreational fishing lobbyist in Washington and Trenton, RFA’s Jim Donofrio, may have the answers!
Jim Donofrio – Recreational Fishing Alliance