The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series returns to the Jersey Shore on Saturday, January 25. The 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. event will be held at the performing arts theater inside the Long Branch Middle School (350 Indiana Avenue, Long Branch).

Hosting the event will be George Poveromo – Host of George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing on the NBC Sports Network, and Editor-At-Large for Salt Water Sportsman, and Nick Honachefsky – Noted fishing writer and authority on New Jersey’s coastal fisheries.

Joining Poveromo and Honachefsky at the Jersey Shore will be Dave Schunke – Innovative trophy striped bass fishing authority who also excels at catching sharks and tunas; Dr. Mitchell Roffer – Noted authority on locating productive water surface temperature breaks and ocean-circulation features that hold fish; Harry Vernon III – Distinguished southern offshore fishing pro who specializes in live-baiting, trolling and day-dropping for swordfish; Captain Lou Grazioso – Veteran expert at catching trophy striped bass and fluke, bluefin and yellowfin tunas; Captain Steve Purul – Noted striped bass, fluke, and wreck fishing authority who runs Reel Fantasea Fishing Charters from Barnegat; Captain Tom Daffin – Veteran South Jersey specialist who excels at catching trophy striped bass, fluke, blackfish and sea bass, as well as bluefin and yellowfin tuna; Captain Austin Perilli – Noted trophy fluke fishing authority and innovative light tackle striped bass angler; Captain Bryan DiLeo – Renowned back bay and ICW fishing authority; and Captain David Wicker – Noted authority on using modern electronics to locate and catch more fish.

Courses for the January 25 presentation will focus on Trophy stripers on ultra-light tackle; Live-lining for trophy stripers; Top trolling tactics for stripers; Secrets of fishing Raritan, Sandy Hook, Silver and Barnegat Bays; Flutter-jigging for stripers and bluefish; Sure-fire weakfish tactics; Chunking for bluefish; Bluefish on surface lures; Inshore wire-line techniques; Jetty tactics; How to catch more and bigger fluke; Targeting trophy fluke; Cutting-edge fluke tactics; Southern flounder tactics that will take more and bigger Jersey fluke; Top tactics for big blackfish; Catching blackfish by the score; Variety fishing in and around inlets; How to locate and fish productive bottom (blackfish, sea bass, spot and fluke); Back-bay stripers; Can’t-miss tuna-trolling patterns; Cutting-edge tuna chunking tactics; Live-baiting for tunas; Advanced methods for bluefin and yellowfin tuna; Zeroing in on big eye tuna; Flutter-jigging for tuna; How to choose, rig and fish the best lures and natural baits for tuna; How to catch wahoo off New Jersey; Subsurface offshore trolling tactics; Cutting edge spreader bar and dredge tactics; Secrets for catching more inshore tuna; Reading water temperature charts; Targeting trophy makos; Basic and advanced sharking techniques; Offshore kite fishing for sharks and tuna; Daytime swordfishing off New Jersey.

“The National Seminar Series tour is the nation’s most popular, and at 27 years -the longest-running educational course on recreational marine fishing tactics and techniques”, said George Poveromo. “The fact that the tour continues to pack major halls closing in on three decades is the best endorsement to its caliber, and the amount of cutting edge info that’s dispatched on how to catch more and bigger game fish within a region.”

A ticket to the Seminar Series costs $ 55.00, and includes a course textbook, one year subscription or extension to Salt Water Sportsman, one Roffers Ocean Fishing Forecast Analysis, one bottle of OrPine Wash & Wax, one bottle of Corrosion Block, one spool of Sufix fishing line, one bottle of Star Tron Fuel Treatment, $20 off on any purchase of $150 or more from Capt. Harry’s Fishing Supply, and chances to win thousands of dollars worth of door prizes.

At the conclusion of the Jersey Shore seminar, there will be a drawing for a chance to win an incredible Bahamas bonefishing excursion to the Bimini Sands Resort and Marina. The drawing will consist of the names of the attendees on hand that day, and one lucky person will win the trip for two.

In addition, the names of all attendees from the 2014 National Seminar Series Tour will be entered into the drawing for the Super Grand Prize – a brand new Mako ProSkiff 17! The drawing for the boat will take place one week after the completion of the final seminar on the tour, and one lucky winner will take home the boat. A New Jersey angler, incidentally, won the boat after the completion of the 2013 Tour!

There will also be drawings from pre-registered anglers, for VIP All-Access Pass upgrades; The winners will be permitted back stage at any time, to join the faculty for lunch in the Green Room. For more information, visit:, or call 1-800-448-7360.