Morehead “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School

Want to catch more fish more often in 2020?


Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, the free publication that covers all the saltwater fishing action along the Carolina coast, will be hosting its twelth annual full-day “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing Schools (its ninth year in Morehead City) on Saturday, February 29, 2020, 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 Full Day Morehead Schedule.

Click here for the Morehead Full Day Print Entry Form or the Morehead Full Day Online Entry Form.

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, Nags Head, Hatteras, 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.

Click here to see photos from last year’s school!

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. It’s hands on!

Click here for a list of other Morehead School Sponsors.

The cost of the school is $100 by February 23 or $115 after February 23. Seats are limited, though, so early registration is recommended.

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 Hampton Inn by Hilton Morehead City at 4035 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, with a Fisherman’s Post fishing school rate of $71.00. Reservations need to be made by January 30, 2020, and for reservations, you can call them directly at (252) 240-2300. The three digit code you will need to receive the fishing school rate is SFS.



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 Full Day Print Entry Form, then mail it in with a check or money order to Fisherman’s Post, 1320 Audubon Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403.

4. Order and pay for tickets online with VISA, MasterCard, or PayPal by using this Morehead Full Day Online Entry Form.

Cancellation Policy: 80% of ticket price can be refunded by February 16, 2020; 60% can be refunded by February 27, 2020.




Wonderful event. I just retired and will be spending much more time at WB fishing. Great knowledge. — David Hood
Loved it! I learned more in a day than I have the past 10 years! — Mike Godsey
Best money I have spent on fishing. — Will Epperson
Thank you for taking the time to teach! Cast net teacher taught me to throw a larger net when no one else could. — Donna Taylor
Learned more in 4 sessions than 100+ hours online! — Dusty Warren
Great way to spend a winter day learning how to fish smarter and better. — Michael Goins
Best captain’s classes I’ve been to. They are genuine and brutally honest, not just into sales pitches. Love it. — Benny Ford
Great investment of time and money to learn more about Crystal Coast fishing. Will make my time on the water more enjoyable. — Michael Marks
I loved it. I look forward to next year’s fishing school! —  Steve Taylor
The knowledge that the speakers brought to the table was very beneficial to the entire school. — Ethan Brogden
Very educational, and opened up a lot of possibilities. Very friendly guides. — Rodney Duncan
Tremendous array of topics conveyed in a knowledgeable fashion by a variety of true professionals. — Bill Howards
Very organized. Food was good. I felt like I definitely got my money’s worth. — Greg Young
Great school. Immense amount of knowledge with great instructors. — Sean McGowen
Excellent info and content. Well worth the time and money. — Taylor Lyon