East Coast Sports

Morehead “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School

Want to catch more fish more often in 2014?

Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, the free publication that covers all the saltwater fishing action along the Carolina coast, will be hosting its ninth annual full-day “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School (its sixth year in Morehead City) on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Arendell Street from 7:30 am-5:00 pm.

Click here for a list of Morehead Captains and Instructors.

Click here for the Morehead School Schedule.

Click here for the Print Entry Form or the Online Entry Form.

This year’s Fisherman’s Post “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing Schools are staffed by more than 12 local captains who will share their experience and insights on inshore, nearshore, offshore, and blue water fishing. They’ll cover a range of topics that includes techniques, equipment, strategy, locations, terminal tackle, electronics, bait, etc.

The captains selected for the Saltwater Fishing Schools are specialists in their field, and their backyard waters include Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Swansboro, Emerald Isle, Harkers Island, Oriental, Washington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Sneads Ferry, Topsail, Oak Island, and Ocean Isle.

There will be main seminars and several rigging stations going on concurrently all day long, so you will always be able to find a session that interests you.

The main seminars will have three captains working together to thoroughly cover their particular subject material, as well as give their different perspectives on what works for them.

The rigging stations are smaller and hands-on, with participants tying and making the rigs themselves. And the best part of the rigging stations—most of the rigs you’ll get to keep and take home. The rigging stations are supplied by Chasin’ Tails Outdoors and our many tackle manufacturer sponsors, so you’ll leave the Saltwater Fishing School with complimentary terminal tackle. You learn the rigs. You make the rigs. You keep the rigs.

Down East Guide Service Raffle: New this year, all school participants will automatically be entered into the Down East Guide Service raffle where we are giving away either a Costa Rica Fishing Package or an Argentinian Dove Hunting Package (winner’s choice). All three of our schools are entered into the same raffle, and we will drawing for this Down East Guide Service raffle at the end of our third school in Greenville on March 15. For more information on this great Down East Guide Service raffle package, you can click here: Down East Package. Or for more information in general about everything Down East Guide Service offers, you can visit www.downeastguideservice.com.

Spec Fever Guide Service Raffle: All school participants will also be automatically entered into the Spec Fever Raffle, where Capt. Gary Dubiel will be giving away a long half day giant red drum popping cork charter for two anglers at each of the three schools. The popping cork technique produces citation reds from mid-July through early October, and these trips originate out of Oriental, NC. For more information on this exciting Spec Fever Guide Service raffle package, you can click here: Spec Fever Package. Or for more information in general about all that Spec Fever Guide Service offers, you can visit www.specfever.com.

Click here for a list of other Morehead School Sponsors.

The cost of the school is $90 by February 14 or $100 after February 14.

In addition to the full day of learning and interacting with our captains, the price includes a Fish School t-shirt, breakfast, snacks, drinks, a Chicken/BBQ lunch, rigging materials, a goodie bag, and door prizes.

Our host hotel is Holiday Inn Express at 5063 Executive Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557, with a “fishing school” rate of $69.99. For reservations, you can call them directly at (252) 247-5001. Be sure to ask for the “fishing school” rate.

How Do I Get Tickets?

1. Pick up your tickets in person in Atlantic Beach at Chasin’ Tails Outdoors or in Morehead City at West Marine–Morehead.

2. Order tickets over the phone using your VISA or MasterCard at (910) 452-6378.

3. Print and fill out this Morehead School Print Entry Form (pdf), then mail it in with a check or money order to Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, 1320 Audubon Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403.

4. Order and pay for tickets online with PayPal by using this Morehead School Online Entry Form.


Tommy Mikals: “The guides were very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. They did not talk above us. They seemed to genuinely want us to be better fishermen.”

Lonnie Baker: “Completely enjoyed the entire day. Great Captains!! Very organized. First class all the way.”

Brandon R. Swemons: “Had a great time. This was my second time here. I will be back.”

Steve Lewis: “Last year I attended the Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series and was extremely disappointed. Your seminar was the exact opposite experience, and I’ll be back again next year.”

Angie B.: “Superbly organized! My first time at this school and I learned a tremendous amount; much more than expected. The tickets were money well spent.”

David McGrath: “Great course, can’t wait to get out there and fish!”

Calvin Clayton: “Very helpful, enjoyed it and will attend again. Almost as good as fishin!”

Gene McLeod: “Excellent day—very insightful. Thank You!”

Dave Johnson: “Great School—would recommend to others interested in learning more about local fishing.”