Anglers will be doing more looking at shows than fishing as winter starts getting serious.
Though small craft warnings are going down and west winds in the morning are forecast to be only 10-15 knots with gusts to 20, there will be a shift to southeast in the afternoon with a chance of rain before another gale watch on Wednesday.
The Garden State Outdoor Sports Show runs from Jan. 9-12 in the N.J. Convention & Expo Center at Edison as the Metropolitan show season moves into high gear.
The Canyon Runner Seminar in Atlantic City seems a long time ahead on Feb. 1, but Adam La Rosa reports that there are only 80 of the $135 tickets remaining. They’ve been doing these seminars for 18 years, and fresh material is added every year — making it a must even for offshore anglers who have attended in other years. Call La Rosa at 732 272-4445.
George Poveromo will be running his National Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series Atlantic City stop in Resort Casino Hotel on Feb. 7. I was able to take in Poveromo’s Ft. Myers, Fl. seminar with co-host Crazy Alberto Knie along with a full house Saturday in Gulf Coast University. That’s Poveromo below along with R.I. celebrity Mitchell Chagnon (l) and me. Nick Honachefsky will co-host the N.J. event. Call 800 448-7360 for the $55 tickets.