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Thursday, February 17, 2022

2:00 pm
Circle Hooks & Stripers
Tactical approach to targeting striped bass around bunker schools in the spring and fall, with a focus on the use of circle hooks now required when fishing natural baits on the Striper Coast.
Jim Hutchinson – The Fisherman Magazine

3:30 pm
Offshore Wind Energy: What, When and Where
Got offshore wind questions? NYSERDA Recreational Fisheries Liaison provides an update on the windmills projected to be built in the waters offshore of New York and New Jersey.
Capt. Tony Dilernia – New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA)

5:00 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: Marine Electrical Systems

Friday, February 18, 2022

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: Marine Electrical Systems

3:30 pm
Fluke, Sea Bass, Stripers & Lobster
Yes, lobster fishing in New Jersey is a real thing, a big thing – and this Point Pleasant skipper does combo trips which include tending lobster traps. Half-day bottomfishing, and experience working a lobster boat. Get the details on how it’s done!
Capt. Kevin Fahey – Curlew Charters

5:00 pm
How To – Castnetting 101
With new circle hook regulations in place for striped bass fishing using natural baits, learning to master a cast-net has never been as important. Join this custom net builder as we clear the seminar room and teach you how to throw pancakes!
Charlie Kay – East Coast Nets

Saturday, February 19, 2022

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 2022.
Capt. Brett Taylor – Reel Reaction Sportfishing

12:00 pm
Pro Tips for Doormats
For a charter captain, putting a limit catch of fluke together can make or break a day at the office. Pick up some tactical advice on maximizing your fluke success with a Belmar-based skipper.
Capt. Dan Bias – Reelmusic Sportfishing

1:30 pm
Striped Bass – Advanced Trolling for Jumbos
With the coastwide slot in place on striped bass, adjusting your trolling tactics for a “personal best” CPR fish (catch, photo & release) and also those “between the slot” fish requires a little plan. For a successful, tournament-winning charter boat captain, that tactical choice is key to success!
Capt. Brian Rice – Jersey Devil Charters

3:00 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.
Tommy Freda – Shore Catch Sportfishing

4:00 pm
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?
Joe & Gerry Zagorski – NJFishing.com

Sunday, February 20, 2022

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 2022 on either side of the demarcation line.
Capt. Rob Crocitto – Bunker Box Charters

12:00 pm
Jigging Doormat Fluke
Get tournament winning fluke tactics from statewide tournament organizer and his crew of bucktailing experts. Tips for personal bests, contest winners and cooler fillers.
Matt Sorrentino – NJFishingClub.com

1:00 pm

Issues Affecting Saltwater Anglers in 2022
All those confusing seasons, sizes & bag limits – there are so many fluking questions! Longtime advocate and recently retired lobbyist for the Recreational Fishing Alliance gives an analysis and answers your questions.
Jim Donofrio – RFA Founder

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