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Thursday, February 14, 2019

2:00 pm
Striper Update & Bunker Busting Tactics
Quick update on the the status of striped bass benchmark assessment with a look at the importance of bunker to the fishery. Tactical approach to targeting striped bass around bunker schools in the spring.
Jim Hutchinson – The Fisherman Magazine

3:30 pm
NJ Trout Fishing
A unique hatchery perspective that helps answer some of the most popular angler questions on New Jersey trout stocking. This noted trout guide, writer and NJDFW staffer also provides a special spring primer with where, what, when and how to specifics for chasing spring stock on spin and fly.
Chris Lido – NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife

5:00 pm
Blackfish Strategy & Tactics
Join the 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 –

Friday, February 15, 2019

2:00 pm
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

3:30 pm
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

5:00 pm
Mojo Fishing for Stipers
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

Saturday, February 16, 2019

11:00 am
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 2019.
Capt. Brett Taylor – Reel Reaction Sportfishing

12:00 pm
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

1:30 pm
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 Sportfishing

3:00 pm
Striped Bass – Trolling for Striped Bass
So what’s it gonna be, mojos or spoons? Come spring or fall during the height of the run, most every striper angler is eventually faced with that question – for a successful charter boat captain, the right choice and application is key to success!
Capt. Brian Rice – Jersey Devil Charters

4:00 pm
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 17, 2019

11:00 am
NY & NJ Fishing Raritan Bay
Join the Staten Island crew of Bunker Box Sportfishing as they cover deep water fluking, trophy stripers, shallow water plugging, bucktailing for weakfish, and every other tested tactic you’ll need to score in 2019 on either side of the demarcation line.
Capt. Rob Crocitto – Bunker Box Charters

12:00 pm
How To Jig for Blackfish
Smaller diameter braids and durable drags makes spin fishing for tautog a brand new experience. Noted author covers general tautog fishing tactics, joined by Dante “Magic Tails” Soriente with special focus light tackle jigging.
Gary Caputi – Recreational Fishing Alliance

1:00 pm
2019 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

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