The folks from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) have a busy start to the month, with two different shows for readers to consider.
For folks who like a little hunting with their fishing might consider the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo at Rockland Community College from March 2-5. This is the traditional show in the region for all-around outdoorsmen to book trips to hunting and fishing destinations around the globe, while finding some of latest hunting and fishing gear from local independent retailers.
The Fisherman Magazine’s Long Island edition staff will be manning the booth at the World Fishing and Outdoor Expo this week, held at Rockland Community College (RCC) is located at 145 College Road in Suffern, NY, just over the NY/NJ border. Show hours are Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is $13 for adults, $3 for kids aged 5-11 and free for kids 5 and under. Check out www.sportshows.com.
NMMA is also pleased presented the Atlantic City Boat Show this week, kicking off on Wednesday, March 1 and running through Sunday, March 5 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Check out hundreds of new boats including some of the latest new sportfishers, skiffs and center consoles on the market. Over at the Marine Marketplace, you’ll find unbeatable deals on marine technology, engines, accessories, nautical gifts, and more (look for The Fisherman Magazine at booths #826 and #155.)
Fishing seminars are presented by the Recreational Fishing Alliance with help from The Fisherman Magazine.
Wednesday, March 1
Noon The 'AIS' Advantage w/ Brian Favre of Martek
1 p.m. Bunker Dunkin for Bass w/ Jim Hutchinson of The Fisherman Magazine
2:30 p.m. Fish Politics Roundup w/ Jim Donofrio of the Recreational Fishing Alliance
4 p.m. Offshore Fishing w/ Capt. Craig Angelini of Canyon Runner
Thursday, March 2
Noon Shoulder Season Tog w/ Capt. Vinnie Calabro of Karen Ann Charters of Long Island
1:30 p.m. South Jersey Inshore w/ Capt. Dan Schafer of Insomniac Guide Service LLC/Stone Harbor, NJ
3 p.m. Essential Boat Safety Tips w/ Chris Dinger of Sea Tow Atlantic City
4 p.m. Offshore Fishing w/ Capt. Mike Zajac of Canyon Runner
Friday, March 3
Noon Offshore Fishing w/ Capt. Kevin Muller of Canyon Runner
2 p.m. Trolling for Striped Bass w/ Fran Verde of Francesca Marie Sportfishing/Cedar Run, NJ
3 p.m. Offshore Fishing w/ Adam LaRosa of Canyon Runner
4 p.m. Earlier Season Striped Bass w/ Capt. Brett Taylor of Reel Reaction Sportfishing/Barnegat, NJ
5 p.m. South Jersey Offshore w/ Capt. Franz Hueber of Libation Charters/Cape May, NJ
6 p.m. Offshore Fishing w/ Capt. Mike Zajac of Canyon Runner
Saturday, March 4
11 a.m. Bunker Spoons w/ Gary Caputi of the Recreational Fishing Alliance
Noon Offshore Fishing w/ Capt. Craig Angelini of Canyon Runner
1 p.m. Cape May Doormat Fluke w/ Capt. Harvey Yenkinson of Vetcraft Sportfishing/Cape May, NJ
2 p.m. Boomers in the Bay- Black Drum w/ Capt. Steve Bent of Free Spirit Charters/Margate, NJ
3 p.m. Offshore Fishing w/ Capt. Kevin Muller of Canyon Runner
4:30 p.m. South Jersey Sharks w/ Capt. Darren Dorris of Salty Lady Sportfishing/Barnegat, NJ
6 p.m. Offshore Fishing w/ Adam LaRosa of Canyon Runner
Sunday, March 5
11 a.m. Wreck fishing w/ Capt. Adam Nowalsky of Karen Ann II Charters/Atlantic City, NJ
Noon Offshore Fishing w/ Capt. Mike Zajac of Canyon Runner
1 p.m. Summer Flounder w/ Capt. Scott Newhall of Time Out Charters/Absecon, NJ
2 p.m. Stripers w/ John Luchka of Long Run Fishing Charters/Point Pleasant, NJ
3 p.m. Offshore Fishing w/ Capt. Craig Angelini of Canyon Runner
4 p.m. Weakfish w/ Jim Hutchinson of The Fisherman Magazine
AC Boat Show hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $16 per person, with children 15 and younger admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult. Visit www.acboatshow.com.