Sunday, January 10, 2010

2010 Saltwater Seminar Series - notes

Salt Water Sportsman magazine and host George Poveromo brought their successful Seminar Series back to Charleston on a frigid Saturday. The auditorium at Charleston Southern University was packed with at least 300 anglers ready to learn more about fishing tackle and techniques, but since the heating unit was on the blink the 'students' stayed bundled up while indoors as the entire venue was VERY cold. Nonetheless, several informative sessions were narrated by the Lowcountry's own Don Hammond and anglers who listened carefully were able to pick up valuable information. For instance, Hammond's dolphin tagging studies show that bull dolphin frequent one temperature range more than any other, and he also divulged what time of day that dolphin are most likely to be on the surface - i.e. most likely to see your baits. Maybe someone who reads this blog entry was at the Seminar Series and can add a reply to share the answers to these two dolphin fishing tips? MANY door prizes were given away including Penn reels, Sperry Top-Sider shoes, RayMarine electronics, Suffix fishing line and Rapala / Williamson lures. It's probably safe to say that when the ice melts from the deep freeze that the Lowcountry is experiencing, plenty of anglers will be on the water eager to try our their new fishing knowledge and gear. The Seminar Series will travel up the East Coast over the next two months spreading regional information to inquiring anglers. I last attended this Seminar Series during its eighth year in 1995 - while 2009 was the 22nd edition of the Seminar Series.

To view past blog entries about the Saltwater Seminar Series click here.

PhotosByJeff Dennis: welcomes George Poveromo (senior editor at Saltwater Sportsman magazine) to town; This handsome redfish mount was just one of the awesome door prizes awarded to lucky attendees; the Fish or Consequences box is a Seminar Series tradition that allows an angler to take a chance and trade one doorprize for a mystery item - usually resulting in some good-natured 'horse trading' for all to enjoy

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