The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series makes a return to Hampton on Saturday, January 11. The 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. event will be held inside the Mary T. Christian Auditorium at Thomas Nelson Community College.

George Poveromo – Host of George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing on the Discovery Channel, and Contributing Editor for Salt Water Sportsman, will headline the program, along with co-host, Ric Burnley – Noted light tackle inshore and offshore angling authority and regional editor for Salt Water Sportsman!

The annual eight-stop nation-wide Tour is presented by Bass Pro Shops.

Joining Poveromo and Burnley will be:

Captain Kevin Perry – Veteran Rudee Inlet-based pro with over 30 years experience in fishing the lower Chesapeake Bay, including its oceanfront and offshore waters, with Afishinado Fishing Charters!

Captain Zachery Hoffman – Premier authority on catching cobia in Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Beach waters, as well as trophy flounder, tog, sheepshead and striped bass, with Salt Treated Fishing!

Rob Choi – Noted kayak angler and authority on catching trophy sheepshead, flounder, cobia and red drum in and around Chesapeake Bay!

Dr. Ken Neill III – Noted authority on fishing Virginia’s coastal and offshore waters and holder of the Virginia State Record tautog of 24-pounds, three-ounces, aboard his vessel – Healthy Grin!

Susanna Musick – Marine Recreational Specialist in the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Services at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science!

Captain Mike Goodwine- Renowned Florida-based guide who specializes in catching trophy redfish, sea trout, flounder and tripletail with Blackneck Adventures Fishing Charters!

Harry Vernon III – Premier South Florida-based offshore trolling, live-baiting, and bottom fishing authority!

Captain David Wicker – Wilmington, North Carolina-based king mackerel tournament pro and specialist at using marine electronics to locate and catch more fish!

Captain Alan Wenzel – South Florida-based authority on offshore live-baiting and trolling as well as conventional- and deep-drop bottom-fishing!

Topics for the Hampton seminar will focus on inshore, near shore and offshore fishing, all saltwater and all related to the region. Featured species to include red drum, trout, flounder, tautog, striped bass, sheepshead, cobia, tilefish, dolphin, wahoo and tunas.

The Seminar Series begins at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude by 3:00 p.m. There is a one-hour break at noon. Long considered the best bargain in sportfishing, a Seminar Series ticket is only $ 55.00.

THE SWAG – The ticket price covers five hours of instruction from the best pros in the business, a course textbook, a one-year subscription or extension to Salt Water Sportsman, one Roffer’s Ocean Fishing Forecast Analysis, bottle of OrPine Wash & Wax, bottle of Star tron fuel treatment, bottle of Star brite Extreme Clean, bottle of Corrosion Block, a $ 10.00 discount card off any purchase of $ 75.00 or more from Bass Pro Shops, and chances to win thousands of dollars’ worth of door prizes! The Grand Prize at the conclusion of the Hampton seminar is a Florida Keys fishing trip with one of several premier guides.

The Super Grand Prize, to be awarded two weeks after the conclusion of the 2020 series, is a new Mako Pro Skiff 17 cc

LET’S PARTY – As an added bonus, attendees of the Hampton seminar are invited to the After Seminar Party at Bass Pro Shops in Hampton. A special area will be set aside for the 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. party. Guests must show their Seminar Series name tag to gain entry, and are entitled to bring one guest. Food, drink and music will be provided. George Poveromo and several other faculty members will be present.

HOW TO REGISTER – Get your tickets now, to avoid a sellout. To pay with Visa, MasterCard and American Express, call (800) 448-7360, or register on-line, visit:

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