The show that marine anglers have been looking forward to all winter opens Friday in N.J. Convention Center in Edison and runs through Sunday.

The Expo opens from noon to 8 Friday, but you’ll have to wait until 11:30 Saturday morning to attend my striper, bluefish and tuna casting and jigging seminar at which Gary Quon will give one of his valuable Tady metal lures to the first 100 attending that program.  That should make up for the show admission charge of $12 for adults, $3 for kids 6-11 — and no charge for those 5 and younger. Parking is free. For details visit SPORTSHOWS.com

A complete seminar schedule from the Expo follows at the end of this blog.

Small craft warnings are up this evening for south gusts to 20 knots. Friday starts with south winds of 15-20 knots with gusts to 25 —  plus possible rain and fog.

 

 

Friday

12:30 Fly & Light Tackle Fishing the NY Bight w/Captain Joe Mattioli ……………………………… Seminar Room 1

1:00 Tuna, Tuna & More Tuna w/Wicked Tuna’s Dave Carraro & Paul Hebert (Courtesy of Maui Jim) ……………………………………………………………… Seminar Room 2

1:30 Targeting Jumbo Fluke on Local Reefs & Structure w/Shimano’s Captain Erwin Heinrich …………………………………………………………………. Seminar Room 1

2:00 Sheepshead, Tog, & Triggerfish in the Northeast w/ Capt Dan Schafer …………………… Seminar Room 2

2:30 Vertical Jigging for Striped Bass w/Jack Houghton ……………………………………………….. Seminar Room 1

3:00 Experience Costa Rica Fishing w/ Capt Butch Cross ……………………………………………… Seminar Room 2

3:30 Surf Sharkin w/ Nick Honachefsky …………………………………………………………………… Seminar Room 1

4:00 Catch Bluefin & Yellowfin on the Jersey Midshore Grounds w/Captain Jim Freda … Seminar Room 2

4:30 Fishing Raritan Bay w/Captain Frank Tenore ……………………………………………………….. Seminar Room 1

5:00 Canyon Overnighters for Tuna & Marlin w/Captains Cody & RJ Melton …………………. Seminar Room 2 5:30 Mojo Fishing “How To’s” w/ Capt Eric Kerber ……………………………………………………… Seminar Room 1

6:00 Successful Shad Fishing from a Boat w/ Dieter Scheel ………………………………………….. Seminar Room 2

6:30 Black Sea Bass Barotrauma & Swim Bladder Venting w/ Dr. Douglas Zemeckis, Rutgers University ………………………………………………………. Seminar Room 1

Saturday, March 16

10:30 Sheepshead, Tog, & Triggerfish in the Northeast w/ Capt Dan Schafer …………………… Seminar Room 2

11:00 Trophy Striped Bass; Advanced Tactics w/Captain Brian Rice (Courtesy of Shimano) . Seminar Room 1

11:30 Tips for Catching Big Stripers w/Legendary Angler Al Ristori – The first 100 attendees get a free Tady lure ………………………………………………….. Seminar Room 2

12:00 Catch Bluefin & Yellowfin on the Jersey Midshore Grounds w/Captain Jim Freda ……. Seminar Room 1

12:30 Surf Sharkin w/ Nick Honachefsky ……………………………………………………………………… Seminar Room 2

1:00 NJ Wahoo; “Life in the Fast Lane” w/ Darren Dorris……………………………………………… Seminar Room 1

1:30 Bottomfishing Bonanza! Improving Sea Bass & Cod Catches w/ Capt Alan Lee (Courtesy of Shimano) …………………………………………………………….. Seminar Room 2

2:00 Bunker Spooning & Mojo Rigging w/ “Tony Maja” Anthony Arcabascio …………………. Seminar Room 1

2:30 Trophy Tactics for BIG Spring Stripers w/Captain Gene Quigley …………………………….. Seminar Room 2

3:00 Tuna, Tuna & More Tuna w/Wicked Tuna’s

Dave Carraro & Paul Hebert (Courtesy of Maui Jim) ……………………………………………………………………………………… Seminar Room 1

3:30 Advanced Surf & Jetty Tactics: How to Find Success! w/Shell Caris ………………………… Seminar Room 2

4:00 Climate Change Impacts on Fish & Fisheries w/ Dr. Douglas Zemeckis, Rutgers University ………………………………………………………. Seminar Room 1

4:30 Bucktail Doormat Fluke w/Keefe Vallaro …………………………………………………………….. Seminar Room 2

5:00 Mojo Fishing “How To’s” w/ Capt Eric Kerber ……………………………………………………… Seminar Room 1

Sunday, March 17

10:30 How to Target Mid-shore Pelagic Species w/ Captain Jimmy Gahm (Courtesy of Shimano) ………………………………………………….. Seminar Room 1

11:00 Targeting Trophy Blackfish w/FrankMihalic ……………………………………………………….. Seminar Room 2

11:30 Inshore Sharks; Closer than you Think w/Darren Dorris ……………………………………….. Seminar Room 1 12:00 Casting Topwater Plugs and Poppers to Tuna w/Captain Gene Quigley ………………….. Seminar Room 2 12:30 Experience Costa Rica Fishing w/ Capt Butch Cross ……………………………………………… Seminar Room 1

1:00 Advanced Surf & Jetty Tactics: How to Find Success! w/Shell Caris ………………………… Seminar Room 2

1:30 Tuna, Tuna & More Tuna w/Wicked Tuna’s Dave Carraro & Paul Hebert ……………………………………….
(Courtesy of Maui Jim) ……………………………………………………………………………………… Seminar Room 1

2:00 Bucktail Doormat Fluke w/Keefe Vallaro …………………………………………………………….. Seminar Room 2

2:30 Alternatives to Summer Fluking w/Captain Frank Tenore …………………………………….. Seminar Room 1

3:00 Vertical Jigging for Striped Bass w/Jack Houghton ……………………………………………….. Seminar Room 2

3:30 Fly & Light Tackle Fishing the NY Bight w/Captain Joe Mattio Seminar Room 1

 

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