SEMINAR SERIES 2022
THE 2022 TOUR EMBARKS ON YEAR 35!
The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series, presented by Bass Pro Shops and Mako Boats, kicks off its 2022 Tour on January 8, in Wilmington, North Carolina. The tour then visits Fort Myers, FL (January 15); Charleston, SC (January 22); Destin, FL (January 29); Atlantic City, NJ (February 5); Islamorada, FL Keys (February 12); Port St. Lucie, FL (February 26) and Foxborough, MA (March 5). George Poveromo, Host of George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing on the Discovery Channel and SWS Contributing Editor, will headline the tour. Entering into its 35th consecutive year, the National Seminar Series is the nation's foremost and longest-running educational seminar on recreational marine angling techniques.
THE PROS - Touring with Poveromo will be noted saltwater pros the likes of "Crazy" Alberto Knie, Nick Honachefsky, Harry Vernon III and captains Mike Goodwine, Mark Schmidt, Debbie Hanson, David Wicker and Ryan Wenzel. Teams of leading regional pros at each location will help cover the how-tos and where-tos of catching more and bigger fish within their respective waters.
FISHING COVERAGE - Inshore, near shore and offshore fishing tactics and techniques will be covered by teaching teams comprised of four faculty members on stage simultaneously and who specialize on the respective topics. During each 30-minute session, supporting visuals and video bytes beam from twin 10' X 10' screens. This Team Teaching concept has been a National Seminar Series trademark since the tour's inception.
THE VENUES - Seminars are held inside posh performing arts theaters or grand ballrooms, for prime comfort and acoustics. The Seminars, held on a Saturday, begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. There's a one hour break at noon.
DOOR PRIZES GALORE - Another Seminar Series trademark is the vast amount of valuable door prizes awarded throughout the day at each stop, the likes of Penn reels, Calcutta sunglasses, Engel coolers, lures from Rapala, Williamson and Storm, Rapala filet knives, Sufix fishing line, VMC hooks, King Sailfish Mounts, Papa's Pilar Rum, Sea Striker High Speed Planers, JL Audio Marine Sound Systems, Bass Pro Shops gift cards, Baitmasters of South Florida gift certificates, and many other items. The Grand Prize awarded at the conclusion of each of the eight seminars is a Florida Keys Fishing Trip with accommodations.
SUPER GRAND PRIZE MAKO - At the conclusion of the eighth and final seminar on the tour, some lucky seminar attendee will win a Mako 17 ProSkiff powered by a Mercury 90hp outboard. The drawing will be held from all the names of those who attended the 2022 tour.
AFTER PARTIES TOO - AThe seminars conclude at 3:00 p.m.. From 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., the local Bass Pro Shops will host an After Seminar party complete with complimentary finger foods, beverages and music. A special section of the stores will be reserved for these parties and seminar attendees must present their name badges to gain access.
SEMINAR SWAG - - In additional to the five hours of angling instruction from some of the best on the brine, each paid Seminar Series attendee receives a Star brite bucket, Star brite boat soap, Star tron fuel treatment; Bottle of OrPine Boat Wash; Corrosion Block, course textbook, a one year subscription or extension to Salt Water Sportsman, a Roffers Ocean Fishing Forecast Analysis, and a Bass Pro Shops discount card ($ 10 discount on purchase of $ 75.00 or more ).
TICKETS GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 - If you're thinking about attending a 2022 Seminar Series stop, get your tickets in advance. Many Seminar Series venues sell out well in advance annually.