Morehead “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School
Want to catch more fish more often in 2016?
Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, the free publication that covers all the saltwater fishing action along the Carolina coast, will be hosting its tenth annual full-day “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School (its seventh year in Morehead City) on Saturday, February 20, 2016, 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.
This year’s Fisherman’s Post “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing Schools are staffed by more than 18 local captains who will share their experience and insights on inshore, nearshore, surf, 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 most 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. This hands-on approach will greatly enhance the walk-away knowledge you receive from the school. 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. Hands on.
Click here for a list of other Morehead School Sponsors.
The cost of the school is $100 by February 13 or $110 after February 13.
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 “Fisherman’s Post fishing school” rate of $72.00. For reservations, you can call them directly at (252) 247-5001. Be sure to ask for the “Fisherman’s Post fishing school” rate.
Down East Guide Service Raffle: For the second year, all school participants will automatically be entered into the Down East Guide Service raffle where we are giving away a Costa Rica Fishing Package or an Argentinian Dove Hunting Package or an Oriental big red drum fishing trip (winner’s choice). All four 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 fourth school in Greenville. 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.
How Do I Get Tickets?
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 VISA, MasterCard or PayPal by using this Morehead School Online Entry Form.
Cancellation Policy: 80% of ticket price can be refunded by February 13; 60% can be refunded by February 18.
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.”