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The Boat Show Blue Stage is all about Fishing

by Kurt Hoehne

For Fishermen, the Seattle Boat Show could easily be called, the Learn to Fish Like a Pro Camp. And this year that’s more true than ever. Anyone wanting to improve their fishing technique or equipment should check out this schedule. The blue stage is scheduled with fishing seminars nearly every hour the show is open!

As Northwest Yachting columnist and NMTA Director of Fishing Affairs Tony Floor says, “These seminars are outstanding and a wonderful opportunities to learn more about fishing the Pacific Northwest (salmon, halibut, lingcod, crab, shrimp, albacore, etc.) from veteran anglers.”

Here’s the official press release with lots of details:

SEATTLE – Every year the Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, offers more than 200 free seminars during the 10 days of show, including 60 free fishing and crabbing seminars, featuring the best of the best speakers in their areas of expertise. There is no better way for an angler to improve his or her success on the water than investing in an hour or two to learn from the best. And it’s all free. So whether it’s learning to mooch, learning about tuna fishing off Washington’s coast, shrimp fishing in Puget Sound or ocean salmon techniques, the Seattle Boat Show is the place to be, January 24 – February 2, 2014.SBS 13

New to the fishing seminar team lineup this year is Tommy Donlin, considered one of the up and coming stars of the coastal albacore tuna fishery. Donlin will provide information of how to intercept albacore tuna as they migrate along the Washington coast from late July through September. Albacore tuna fishing has become one of the fastest and popular growing fisheries in the Pacific Northwest.

If chasing Washington’s spot prawns is your game, then, for the first time at the Seattle Boat Show, Salmon University’s Tom Nelson will be making several presentations to teach boaters how to be more successful in catching limits of shrimp in the San Juans, Hood Canal and northern Washington waters.

KIRO Radio’s Outdoor Line show host TJ Nelson will provide detailed information for winter blackmouth anglers targeting these tough fighting and wonderful eating chinook salmon. The San Juan Islands are recognized as the premier blackmouth fishing area for Puget Sound anglers beginning in early December and lasting through April.

At last count, a quarter of a million Washingtonians use their boats to fish for Dungeness crab in Puget Sound. Not to be missed is Clyde McBrayer’s presentations on Dungeness crab fishing in Washington. It continues to be one of the most popular seminars at the Seattle Boat Show.

View the complete schedule of fishing and boating seminars at: www.SeattleBoatShow.com

Northwest Salmon Derby Series

While at the show stop by to view the grand prize for next year’s Northwest Salmon Derby Series – a 21 foot welded aluminum River Hawk boat with all new Mercury 150 horse 4-stroke outboard motor and Karavan galvanized trailer, fully outfitted with Scotty downriggers, Lowrance electronics and Dual Stereo system. The boat will be unveiled at the show, followed by 15 tournaments – beginning immediately after the show with the Roche Harbor Salmon Classic, February 7-8, 2014 and finishing with the Resurrection Salmon Derby in Friday Harbor , December 5-6, 2014. http://northwestsalmonderbyseries.com/

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