The Atlantic City Boat Show opened at Convention Hall today and runs through Sunday, while the World Fishing & Outdoor Expo starts tomorrow in Rockland Community College, Suffern N.Y and also runs through Sunday.
The A.C. show is mostly about boats, but there are some fishing booths plus seminars. Adult admission is $7 , while kids 12 and under are admitted free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday; 10-8 Saturday; and 10-6 Sunday.
The Suffern Show opens Thursday in Rockland Community College, Field House, 145 College Rd. For details visit Sportshows.com. You can get a $3 savings on admission there by using the code POSTCARD. Thursday hours are 1-8 p.m., and that’s the ideal time to be there before the weekend mobs. All of the major fishing tackle companies have booths there, along with many other exhibitors and free seminars. Adult admission is $14, but just $3 for kids 6-11 and no charge below 6. Unlike at A,C., parking is free.
The Canyon Runner Seminar in Freeport Long Island on March 8 is almost sold out. It’s primarily for their fishing report subscribers and includes a lot of personal instruction, The cost is $150 plus tax. Call 732 272-4445 for info.
The marine forecast is for gusty SE winds after midnight switching to a small craft advisory tomorrow with 20-25 knot west winds gusting to 40 in the afternoon. The weekend looks much better.
The Big Jamaica will be making its regular 1 a.m. Saturday trip to the offshore wrecks. They marked lots of fish last Saturday, but they weren’t biting very well. Mark Coleman from Washington, D.C. won the pool with a 15-pound pollock, followed by Calvin Ward of Trenton with a 3 1/2-pound porgy. Call 732 528-5014 for reservations.