After 3 years of televised seminars due to COVID, the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series returns to the road in 2024 – and to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Saturday, February 3.
Hosting the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event will be George Poveromo, Host of George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing on Discovery. The Fisherman field editor and Saltwater Underground host Nick Honachefsky will co-host the Atlantic City event, alongside of some very special guest speakers.
Matt Upton – Renowned authority on how to use ocean-circulation features and water surface temperature breaks to catch more fish, with Roff’s Fishing Forecasting Analysis.
Capt. Kyle Chudzinski – Noted deep-dropping specialist for trophy class golden tilefish and cod, and an accomplished trophy fluke and seabass pro.
Capt. Mike Villanova – Renowned Waretown-based specialist at catching tautog, striped bass and fluke, with No Limits Sportfishing.
Capt. Tom Frey – Noted authority on fishing New Jersey’s offshore waters for tuna, marlin and swordfish, aboard the Dialed In.
Sloane Endick – Authority on fishing the jetties and surf for fluke, tautog, and striped bass.
Capt. Tom Daffin – Premier trophy striped bass, fluke, wreck and offshore fishing authority, with Fishin’ Fever Sportfishing.
Capt. Steve Purul – Barnegat Light-based pro specializing in fishing the back bays and inshore waters for striped bass, fluke and weakfish and coastal waters for tautog, seabass and tuna, with Reel Fantasea Charters.
Harry Vernon III – Premier South Florida-based offshore trolling, live-baiting and bottom fishing pro.
Capt. Al Crudele III – Veteran South Jersey light-tackle fishing specialist, with Bayhound Charters.
Capt. Alan Wenzel – South Florida-based authority on deep-drop bottom-fishing and offshore trolling.
“The National Seminar Series has become the nation’s longest-running and most popular educational course on recreational marine angling tactics and techniques,” said Poveromo, noting how this will be number 37 for the tour. “The backbone to its success has always been the vast amount of cutting edge and pertinent how-to information on catching more and bigger game fish within the waters of the respective Seminar Series stop,” Poveromo said, adding “This information is explained in great detail by some of the very best saltwater anglers, and each session is backed by elaborate visuals that include video bytes, technical- and action-oriented images and on-stage demonstrations.
Courses for the February 3 seminar will encompass the how-tos and where-tos of catching the region’s inshore, nearshore and offshore saltwater gamefish.
The Seminar Series runs from 9-2 with a one-hour break at noon. Considered to be the best bargain in sportfishing, a seminar series ticket is only $65. The price of admission covers five hours of instruction from the best pros in the business, a course textbook, a 1-year subscription or extension to Salt Water Sportsman, one Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecast Analysis, Star Brite boat care products, bottle of OrPine Wash & Wax, a $10 discount card off any purchase of $75 or more from Bass Pro Shops and chances to win thousands of dollars’ worth in door prizes.
The grand prize at the conclusion of the New Jersey seminar is a Florida Keys fishing trip with one of several premier Florida Keys guides. The super grand prize, to be awarded two weeks after the conclusion of the 2024 series, is a new Mako Pro Skiff 17 center console.
At the conclusion of the seminar, an after seminar party will be held inside the Bass Pro Shops in Atlantic City from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To purchase tickets and learn more about the seminar, visit nationalseminarseries.com.