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Thursday, February 13, 2020
NJ Striped Bass
Quick update on the the status of striped bass regulations for 2020, new circle hook regulations for 2021, and a tactical approach to targeting striped bass around bunker schools in the spring.
Jim Hutchinson – The Fisherman Magazine
Trolling Motors: Layout & Installation
A trolling motor is the new “game-changer” in northeast fishing, whether locking onto a prime tautog snag, sneaking up on shallow water stripers or eliminating “wind against tide” in fluking. So what does it take to add this tool to your arsenal?
Aaron Held – Octopus Yachts: Marine Electrical Systems
NJ Artificial Reefs & Sportfishing Fund
Updates on NJ’s artificial reef program, how to fish them & perhaps get a few new numbers you weren’t unaware of. Plus, learn how local clubs can help support new reef initiatives through the Sportfishing Fund with Brian Nunes-Vaise
Pete Clarke – NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife
Friday, February 14, 2020
Spoon-Fed Doormat Fluke
Add another wrinkle to your 2020 fluke game with M3 Spoons. Learn about tackle selection, tactics and the proper way to use spoons for fluke.
George Burns – M3 Tackle
Raritan Bay Fly & Light Tackle Action
A spotlight on fly and light tackle fishing in NY Bight & throughout Raritan Bay starting with the spring run of stripers, though summer speedsters and into the late fall blitzes throughout the Raritan Bay.
Capt. Joe Matioli – On the Bite Charters
How to Throw A Cast Net
What to look for when scouting for bait and how to spot them on your electronics; plus choosing & throwing the right cast net. With circle hook requirements for stripers coming in 2021, here’s your chance to learn “first-hand” to cast at bunker.
Charlie Key – East Coast Nets
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Trolling Motor Tactics
Join noted Barnegat Inlet captain for a tactical look at fishing for fluke, striped bass, and tautog using a Minn Kota trolling motor. A look at popular local species and how the trolling motor can be used strategically to up your score in 2020.
Capt. Brett Taylor – Reel Reaction Sportfishing
Small Boat Bluefin Tuna
Bluefin tuna are available nearshore, sometimes inside of 3 miles – an outstanding option for private anglers at the Jersey Shore. Whether trolling, chunking, jigging, or casting at surface busting tuna, this seminar will help gear up for the action.
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 Parker Pete crew.
Capt Pete Sykes – Parker Pete’s Sportfishing
Light Tackle Techniques & Strategies
Making the most of your electronics and charting to find and fish structure in the back bays of New Jersey. Learn how to utilize the latest satellite imagery and high-tech charting software to up your score in 2020.
Capt. Anthony Grassi – Navionics
Trolling Essentials – The Magic of Mojos
Successful local charter boat captain shares his secrets to finding fish using the latest electronics for finding stripers, and tips/tactics for catching catching them on the troll using the highly effective mojo.
Capt. Frank Wagenhoffer – Fin Chaser Charters
Sunday, February 16, 2020
2020 Regulatory Update
All those confusing seasons, sizes & bag limits – there are so many fluking questions, and your personal fishing lobbyist in Washington and Trenton, RFA’s Jim Donofrio, may have the answers!
Jim Donofrio – Recreational Fishing Alliance
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?
Gerry Zagorski – NJFishing.com
NY & NJ Raritan Bay Bonanza
Join the highly entertaining and informative fishing fanatics from Staten Island as they cover deep water fluking, trophy stripers, shallow water plugging, bucktailing for weakfish, and everything else needed to score on either side of the state line.
Captains Guy Buono, Rob Crocitto, & Ramez Hawileh – Krunch Sportfishing