Boating & Fishing Seminars

Each year, the Seattle Boat Show features over 230 boating and fishing seminars to help you explore new horizons and expand your knowledge of boating, taught by maritime experts who are excited to share their nautical know-how. The 2019 Seattle Boat Show features 25 new presenters, more panels and more new seminars focused on technology, electronics, communications and navigation. Sponsored by West Marine.

 

Get your feet wet and try something new or hone your skills in an area of your choosing—from cruising, to maintenance, and more

ALL SEMINARS & BOAT SHOW UNIVERSITY CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT CENTURYLINK FIELD & EVENT CENTER. 

Seminar stages are located on the right inside the entrance to the North Hall coming from the West Hall. On weekends, seminars take place on the Club Level. The elevator to the Club Level is also located near the entrance to the North Hall coming from the West Hall. Look for signage.

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Friday, January 25th
9:00 AM Keeping it Alive: Troubleshooting Marine Systems While Cruising - 3 hours (9am-Noon) $45
Michael Beemer Stage #7 Concourse Level
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Friday, January 25th, 9:00 AM Modern cruising boats have numerous systems that we rely on every day. While these systems are remarkably reliable they are also increasingly complex. The corrosive salt water marine environment, constant motion, and seasonal use of boats constantly threaten our boat’s systems. In some of the remote cruising areas along the Inside Passage you may be unable to summon a mechanic or call for help. How do we keep these critical systems alive? This course goes beyond the basics in understanding how to find and fix problems aboard a vessel. Topics will include: Knowing, understanding & maintaining critical systems for the safety and comfort of the captain and crew. Planning what to check, inspect, and look for to prevent break-downs while passage making. Techniques for troubleshooting systems. Hands-on activities to learn important lessons about using a multi-meter for troubleshooting. Practical tips for temporary repairs of key systems. We’ll end this session with a checklist of proven maintenance items you will want on your boat that will help you “Keep it Alive” during your cruise.
9:30 AM Keeping the Crew Fed and Happy - Delicious menus to prepare and cook on board - 3 hours (9:30am-12:30pm) $45
Mark Bunzel Stage #2 North Hall
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Friday, January 25th, 9:30 AM Part of enjoying any passage on the water is the wonderful and creative meals you will share with your family, crew, and friends. On board meal prep also needs to be spectacular! Cruising in the NW and BC offers incredible opportunities for fresh food and ingredients you don’t always find elsewhere. Waggoner Guide Editor and Publisher Mark Bunzel will share his culinary secrets for onboard food prep and baking. He will share a few special recipes and the compact kitchen gadgets he carries on board his boat too. Yes there will be samples, and YES, guy captains can cook too.
11:00 AM Advancements in Marine Mattresses Karl Mikschofsky Stage #4 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 11:00 AM Developments in mattress technology for marine applications; what is available on the market; advantage and disadvantage of competing technologies; elimination of condensation and moisture build-up; the importance of healthy and restful sleep during passage making (safety, wellbeing).
11:15 AM Boat Care and Detailing 101: Basic Cleaning & Maintenance Jeff Paxson Stage #5 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 11:15 AM This Seminar will cover cleaning and maintenance from a broad perspective. You will walk away with a better understanding of how to take care of their boat in an effective and efficient way. Topics include: What cleaners to use and which to avoid? How often should I wash or wax my boat? What is oxidation and do I have it? What is a good rule of thumb for how often I should clean and wax? What do I look for if hiring a professional?
12:00 PM Electrical Design for Your Boat Jeff Cote Stage #4 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 12:00 PM Are you a DIYer who would like to tackle your own electrical system but you aren't sure where to start? You have some basic skills but you need a plan? Join Jeff as he walks you through the design process to create your own electrical schematic. Learn the building blocks that experts use before tackling a project so you can do it once, do it right and make it safe.
12:00 PM Vic- Maui: Preparing for and Offshore Adventure David Sutcliffe & Travis McGregor Stage #6 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 12:00 PM This seminar will describe the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race and preparing for an offshore adventure. Since 1965, the Vic�Maui race has delivered more than a Half Century of Challenge, Adventure and Teamwork to generations of sailors. VicMaui boats and teams come from the US and Canada, racers and cruisers, rock stars and Corinthians. Come to hear and see photos, videos and war stories. Prepare for your own adventure in the 2020 Vic-Maui.
12:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing Curriculum Tom Nelson Stage #3 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 12:00 PM Puget Sound and Hood Canal are a haven for Dungeness crab during summer and winter! Get secret tips and advice from Nelly as he offers his take on gear, bait, time and places to get your limit of one of these excellent tasting shellfish in the Salish Sea!
12:15 PM Using Smartphones & Tablets While Underway Richard Rodriguez Stage #5 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 12:15 PM Know the basic options and back ups and apps for iOS and Android devices
12:30 PM Creative Solutions to a Bad Day at Sea - 3 hours (12:30 - 3:30pm) $45
Art Hebert Stage #7 Concourse Level
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Friday, January 25th, 12:30 PM Going on any passage can be the most satisfying and wonderful experience you may have on your boat, but every now and then bad things happen. Every cruiser faces some level of the “what if” that’s in the back of your head as you embark on a voyage. Retired Coast Guard veteran, Art Hebert designed this course to help you understand what things typically can happen and how to deal with them in a safe, and often critical timeline. He teamed up with many experts who combine decades of knowledge and experience into this course. Topics will include: Proven Techniques for temporary solutions to many common failures onboard cruising vessels; Knowing, understanding & maintaining critical systems for the safety and comfort of the captain and crew; Pre-departure checklists of what to check, inspect, and stock to support efforts when emergencies happen while passage making; Decision making strategies every cruiser should know when facing an emergency; and Practical tips for temporary repairs of key systems. We’ll end this session with a checklist of proven solutions and instructions you will want on your boat that will help you be prepared if an emergency should arise during your cruise.
1:00 PM Sailboat as a Teacher Nancy Erley Stage #6 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 1:00 PM Nancy Erley shares how her sailboat taught her to sail 3 years into the first circumnavigation when the self steering broke and fell into the Atlantic. Includes how and when to power up and de-power the sails to balance the helm.
1:00 PM Getting Your Captain's License Jeffrey Sanders Stage #4 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 1:00 PM A thorough discussion of the Coast Guard Licensing process including requirements for Masters 100 ton and Six Pack OUPV. Documentation sea time and the experience requirements for the various types of licenses available will be addressed. Information packets will be distributed and include website download information, sample sea service letters and check lists for license applicants.
1:00 PM Kayak Fishing the Pacific Northwest Brad Hole Stage #3 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 1:00 PM Outdoor Emporium Hobie Kayak Pro-Staff Ambassador and founder of www.kayakfishingwashington.com, has spent countless days perfecting how to catch fish from a kayak, which has gained in popularity as anglers are finding out this "new school" way to fish from pedal powered models to paddle kayaks with customizable decks for attaching fish finders, rod holders and a variety of different accessories. He’ll share his tips on how to catch everything from trout, salmon and bass to monster-sized sturgeon as well as filling a pot with Dungeness crab.
1:00 PM Understanding Inside Passage Weather - Making the Go or No-Go Decision - 3 hours (1-4pm) $45
Mark Bunzel Stage #2 North Hall
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Friday, January 25th, 1:00 PM Changing weather is one of the things most boaters and their crews fear. Usually it is not deadly, but it can be downright scary when a pleasant day of boating turns ugly. Knowing the basics can help you interpret the weather and make a good go or no-go decision. This course will take you through the basics of how to understand the information available and how to combine it with tide and current information to determine the sea conditions. The class will use actual examples and gather weather data from the internet, cell phone and VHF radio. Software apps will be used and their shortcomings will be reviewed. They say timing is everything, and a few hours difference with the change of current can make all difference in the world. We will use a checklist approach where you can create your own system to create an understanding of the weather that fits your vessel and crew.
1:15 PM 20 Myths About Cruising Catamarans Margaret Pommert Stage #5 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 1:15 PM There are common mistakes that most every new sail or power boater makes (or almost makes). A few are dangerous, some expensive, most are just embarrassing. If you're a newer boater, this fun review of common errors might help you avoid some. For experienced boaters, come check off how many times you can say "Yep, I did that once!"
2:00 PM Night Navigation Nancy Erley Stage #6 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 2:00 PM How to travel safely after dark when you have to, and stand a night watch at sea. Nancy Erley presents a technically rich presentation covering night vision, navigation aids and lights on shore, vessel identification, collision avoidance at night, radar, night time deck safety protocols, watch scheduling and more.
2:00 PM A First Timers Guide to Cruising SE Alaska: 10 things I Wish I had Known Marty McOmber & Deborah Bach Stage #4 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 2:00 PM We will cover the nuts and bolts of cruising Southeast Alaska, presenting lessons learned from our first trip up the coats to these spectacular cruising grounds. We will walk you through what we did right, what we did wrong and what we would do differently. Topics will range for preparation and planning, to navigation, destinations and provisioning.
2:00 PM Successful Puget Sound Shrimping Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 2:00 PM Spot shrimp are one of the the most prized catch in Puget Sound and Hood Canal during the spring! Join Nelly as he offers great tips on gear, baits, times and places to get your limit of these very tasty prawn-sized shrimp!
2:00 PM Bring Your Boat for Fantastic Fishing in C. Washington Dave Graybill Stage #3 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 2:00 PM Dave Graybill is a native of north-central Washington, and has fished in this region for more than 50 years. His wealth of knowledge to catch a wide variety of species will help anglers get on the path to success. Graybill serves on WDFW Commission, writes for many publications and has his own website www.FishingMagician.com.
2:15 PM Boat Care and Detailing 201: Advanced Cleaning and Polishing Techniques Jeff Paxson Stage #5 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 2:15 PM This seminar will cover more in depth topics on boat cleaning and detailing. You will walk away with a better understanding of how to really make your boat shine and what tools, techniques and materials to use and those to avoid. Topics include: What are the best rubbing compounds and polishes for gel coat and paint? What kinds of buffing pads and buffer should I use? Random Orbital or Orbital buffer? What to do I do if my boat is really faded? What do I look for if I want to hire a professional?
3:00 PM Understanding Standing Rig Parts & Choices Lisa Vizzini Stage #6 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 3:00 PM Practical information for sailors regarding the parts and pieces that make up the standing rig on your sail boat. We will discuss how the parts are used and sized along with material choices, wear and tear, proper tension & life cycle.
3:00 PM Diesel Engine Essentials with Amanda Amanda Swan Neal Stage #4 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 3:00 PM Six essential components of diesel engines plus troubleshooting and preventative maintenance tips based on Amanda’s 42 years of ocean voyaging. Copies of her just-released Marine Diesel Essentials, A Learning and Coloring Book will be available.
3:00 PM Downrigger Trolling Tactics Kent Alger Stage #1 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 3:00 PM Kent Alger, owner of Guides NW charter service and a Team Shimano pro staff member, has a keen knowledge of Puget Sound and catching a variety of salmon and bottomfish. Alger will share his vast knowledge and tips on improving your success on trolling for salmon with downriggers as well as hooking you into lingcod and halibut.
3:00 PM Fishing for San Juan Islands Chinook Tom Nelson Stage #3 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 3:00 PM The San Juan Islands can be one of the most complex areas to catch salmon, but can be done successfully during many times of the year. Nellie will point anglers to the right bays, channels, inlets, bars and rocky structures to boost your confidence at catching fish! His keys to a great outing are knowing tides and locations of where to fish in the island chain.
3:15 PM No Impact Docking Carolyn "Ace" Spragg Stage #5 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 3:15 PM How to dock a cruising sailboat or trawler. Very specific steps and strategies to deal with all the variables of docking - speed, current, wind, crew, spring lines and "helpful" people on the dock!
4:00 PM Tips & Tricks for Extended Cruising Wendy Hinman Stage #6 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 4:00 PM Wendy Hinman, award winning author of Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials, will share the wisdom she gathered during her 7-year 34,000 miles aboard her 31 foot cutter with her husband. From provisioning to hauling groceries, managing laundry, water and money, to staying cool and setting up your boat for maximum comfort and coping with the emotions and relationship challenges of life afloat. (Double or longer session please.)
4:00 PM AIS and Beyond Doug Miller Stage #4 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 4:00 PM Over the last decade AIS (Automatic Identification System) solutions have gone from being an obscure collision avoidance technology mainly used on commercial vessels to one of the most popular electronic upgrades for recreational boaters. But modern AIS devices can do much more than simply tell other boats where you are. This seminar will cover the current state of play for AIS and how it can be used with other technologies to provide a safer and more enjoyable boating experience.
4:00 PM Using Electronics to Target Trophy Fish in Pacific Northwest Mike Surdyk Stage #1 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 4:00 PM Mike Surdyk has been chasing fish for more than 20 years across the Pacific Northwest. Surdyk is a regular on the NW Salmon Derby Series circuit fishing aboard his 23-foot Grady White Gulfstream who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with other anglers. Surdyk, a Raymarine Electronics sales manager, truly believes that having great electronics and a firm understanding of how they work, will create better opportunities to catch fish.
4:00 PM Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon Keith Robbins Stage #3 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 4:00 PM Captain Keith Robbins, owner of A Spot Tail Salmon in Seattle, will divulge his tips and secrets on how to catch salmon with one of the oldest techniques that was first used by the Japanese Americans in Elliott Bay and Puget Sound way before and right after World War II. Robbins is one of the last fishing guides to strictly use this way of catching salmon in Puget Sound. Feeling the "bite" with your salmon rod in hand as the fish takes your bait and heads down into the briny depths is a total thrill!
4:00 PM Upgrades 2.0—Proven Technology that Works - 3 hours (4-7pm) $45
Michael Beemer Stage #7 Concourse Level
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Friday, January 25th, 4:00 PM The marine world is constantly evolving, and getting better! Technology is helping us with upgrades and improvements for our cruising vessels. In marine electronics the costs are going down rather than up! Most of us always have a boat project in the works or planned, some may even be doing complete refits. What works? What should you purchase? Learn from an expert who isn’t a salesperson or earning commissions. Michael Beemer, the lead systems instructor from Skagit Valley College' Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, will help you navigate many of the most cost effective new technologies you can put on your vessel.
4:15 PM Anchoring Basics Carolyn "Ace" Spragg Stage #5 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 4:15 PM A full discussion of anchoring in our local waters. Just enough theory to help things make sense with practical tips mixed in. Discussion includes needed equipment and how to use it. Then moves on to enhancements to basic anchoring, such as stern ties and rafting. A set of reprints from 48 North articles on anchoring will be available.
4:30 PM Creating the Dream Itinerary that will delight the entire family and crew - 3 hours (4:30 – 7:30 pm) $45
Leonard & Lorena Landon Stage #2 North Hall
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Friday, January 25th, 4:30 PM There are so many excellent places to go in the NW and BC – which do you choose? The Managing Editors of the Waggoner Cruising Guide, Leonard and Lorena Landon, will tell you their secrets on how you can put together an itinerary that will be special for the entire crew. Have kids on board; plan a trip to visit marinas with swimming pools. Love to kayak; we can point you to the places that have the best kayaking. Like history and museums or farmer’s markets; we can point you to those too. Just want to relax anchored in front of a waterfall, yes we have that one too. The Landon’s will show you the Waggoner Guide’s system to itinerary planning and provide you with sample’s you can modify for your trip next season.
5:00 PM Boat Selection for Offshore Cruising John Neal & Pete McGonagle Stage #4 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 5:00 PM John Neal and Pete McGonagle feature 22 key points and latest trends to consider when purchasing a boat for extended voyaging, based on their combined 1,460,000 sea miles and 80 years of experience. With their extensive, objective and worldwide knowledge of boats and builders, they’ll quickly allow you to narrow your search. There’s a free handout and a 37-page booklet is available.
5:00 PM Tips & Tricks for Extended Cruising cont. Wendy Hinman Stage #6 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 5:00 PM Wendy Hinman, award winning author of Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials, will share the wisdom she gathered during her 7-year 34,000 miles aboard her 31 foot cutter with her husband. From provisioning to hauling groceries, managing laundry, water and money, to staying cool and setting up your boat for maximum comfort and coping with the emotions and relationship challenges of life afloat. (Double or longer session please.)
5:00 PM Salmon Fishing in Puget Sound Gary Krein Stage #1 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 5:00 PM Some of the best salmon and lingcod action happens within plain sight of the Seattle skyline. Learn where to hook salmon and lingcod in Puget Sound with All Star Fishing Charters Captain Gary Krein who has over 31 years experience chartering these waters for salmon and bottomfish.
5:00 PM Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast: Fishing the World Championship Tommy Donlin Stage #3 North Hall
Friday, January 25th, 5:00 PM Captain Tommy Donlin has a wealth of knowledge on coastal tuna fishing action, which in later summer and fall can be off-the-charts good and in some instances just a day-trip away from catching these aggressive blue water fish. This seminar will detail the strategies and tactics necessary to put tuna on the deck of your boat, including all of the live bait secrets that will make your trip a success!
5:15 PM The Caribbean Islands: Puerto Rico to Grenada in 3 Months Curt & Mary Epperson Stage #5 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 5:15 PM Learn about blue water and Caribbean island cruising. If you are planning or dreaming of a boating adventure, or just learn about the beautiful Caribbean islands, this lively & entertaining seminar is for you. Curt Epperson discusses boat preparation, gear, provisioning, border crossing, weather, repairs, local customs, night passages, and crew. Included for 2019 will be hurricane recovery updates and charter opportunities.
6:00 PM Join a Flotilla: It's Rewarding Lothar Taylor & David Spencer Stage #4 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 6:00 PM Lothar and Dave will present the three fundamental goals of any flotilla and how those can be achieved. They will go over the questions like: why join a flotilla, are there minimum vessel requirements, what if I have little or no experience, what is the format of a typical day, where do flotillas go, can we join and exit the flotilla at will.
6:15 PM Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass Bill Haimes Stage #5 Club Level
Friday, January 25th, 6:15 PM Selecting, maintaining and adjusting your compass
Saturday, January 26th
9:00 AM Staying Local - Cruising Puget Sound, and the San Juan and Gulf Islands 3 hours (9am-Noon) $45
Mark Bunzel Stage #7 Concourse Level
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Saturday, January 26th, 9:00 AM Being on the water is pure magic—especially in the Pacific Northwest! If you haven’t spent the time to explore our own backyard, this course is for you. This seminar, presented by Mark Bunzel, the editor of the Waggoner Cruising Guide, will give you planning routes and tips to make the most of your summer holiday. Topics will include unique areas and must see highlights in the Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and the Canadian Gulf Islands; information on clearing US and Canadian Customs; books and charts; electronics/internet access; anchorages and moorages; fuel & repairs; water & provisions; cell/WiFi communications. This seminar will also launch you successfully towards cruising the Inside Passage.
9:30 AM Docking and Anchoring - Making it easy! - 3 hours (9:30am-12:30pm) $45
Carolyn "Ace" Spragg Stage #2 North Hall
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Saturday, January 26th, 9:30 AM Docking and Anchoring do not have to be fearful events when boating. There is a practical approach that can work for you and your crew. Ace Spragg, of the Northwest Maritime Center will take you through the steps of how you can successfully dock in different wind conditions. Next, she will step through her tried and true method to anchoring. With her approach and technique, you and your crew can sleep with confidence with your anchor securely hooked on the bottom.
10:15 AM Panel Discussion About Offshore Cruising Cruising Forum Stage #5 Club Level
Saturday, January 26th, 10:15 AM Join us for a comprehensive and fast paced Panel Discussion with active sailors/adventurers! Panelists, including John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal, will draw from years and miles of experience to answer host Sarah Curry's questions. What should you prioritize when choosing and outfitting an offshore boat? We'll cover topics ranging from self sufficiency to communications to heavy weather tactics and inspiring landfalls. Learn from our mistakes too! Benefit from expert tips for safe and comfortable passage making... the freedom to explore the world in this amazing way is yours to realize.
11:00 AM Easy Tips for Provisioning and Party Planning Aboard Diane Lander Stage #4 Club Level
Saturday, January 26th, 11:00 AM Learn provisioning tips and ideas for hosting fabulous parties aboard from your well provisioned galley and ship’s stores from an expert.
11:00 AM Incorporating Satellite Imagery into your Navigation Tool Kit Leslie Linkkila & Philip DiNuovo Stage #6 Club Level
Saturday, January 26th, 11:00 AM Prudent mariners never depend on a single navigation tool as some sources are not accurate or sufficiently detailed. Satellite imagery can be used to check, correct or augment traditional charting tools. We discuss how.
11:00 AM Using Electronics to Target Trophy Fish in Pacific Northwest Mike Surdyk Stage #3 North Hall
Saturday, January 26th, 11:00 AM Mike Surdyk has been chasing fish for more than 20 years across the Pacific Northwest. Surdyk is a regular on the NW Salmon Derby Series circuit fishing aboard his 23-foot Grady White Gulfstream who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with other anglers. Surdyk, a Raymarine Electronics sales manager, truly believes that having great electronics and a firm understanding of how they work, will create better opportunities to catch fish.
11:15 AM Panel Discussion About Offshore Cruising cont. Cruising Forum Stage #5 Club Level
Saturday, January 26th, 11:15 AM Join us for a comprehensive and fast paced Panel Discussion with active sailors/adventurers! Panelists, including John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal, will draw from years and miles of experience to answer host Sarah Curry's questions. What should you prioritize when choosing and outfitting an offshore boat? We'll cover topics ranging from self sufficiency to communications to heavy weather tactics and inspiring landfalls. Learn from our mistakes too! Benefit from expert tips for safe and comfortable passage making... the freedom to explore the world in this amazing way is yours to realize.
12:00 PM What Are The Best Batteries For My Boat And How Do I Charge Them Properly Jeff Cote Stage #4 Club Level
Saturday, January 26th, 12:00 PM Learn the difference between flooded lead acid, AGM, Carbon Foam AGM, and lithium. Or maybe it is time for a change? There is some new technology in town, find out how this battery could be the last battery you ever buy. Jeff Cote, "Tech Talk" writer for Pacific Yachting Magazine, explains the different ways to charge your batteries to ensure you always know how much power you have as well as the best practices to make your batteries last longer. This presentation is followed immediately by "Choosing and Installing an Inverter/Charger€�
12:00 PM Sail Repair for Rookies Leslie Linkkila & Philip DiNuovo Stage #6 Club Level
Saturday, January 26th, 12:00 PM This talk is designed to prepare you to maintain and protect your sails: a description of common sail failures, assessing sail damage, and the tools and supplies needed for effecting repairs. Whether going offshore, up the inside passage, or around Vancouver Island, these skills will help you to sail farther and longer without breaking the budget.
12:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing Curriculum Tom Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
Saturday, January 26th, 12:00 PM Puget Sound and Hood Canal are a haven for Dungeness crab during summer and winter! Get secret tips and advice from Nelly as he offers his take on gear, bait, time and places to get your limit of one of these excellent tasting shellfish in the Salish Sea!
12:00 PM Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast: Live Bait Fishing for Tuna Tommy Donlin Stage #3 North Hall
Saturday, January 26th, 12:00 PM Captain Tommy Donlin has a wealth of knowledge on coastal tuna fishing action, which in later summer and fall can be off-the-charts good and in some instances just a day-trip away from catching these aggressive blue water fish. This seminar will detail the strategies and tactics necessary to put tuna on the deck of your boat, including all of the live bait secrets that will make your trip a success!
12:15 PM Writing About Your Boating Adventures Writer's Panel Stage #5 Club Level
Saturday, January 26th, 12:15 PM Interested in writing about your boating adventures, but don't know where to start? Wondering how to learn to write? Magazine articles or books? Traditional publishers or self-publish? A panel of successful writers, publishers and editors will discuss what it takes to write a good maritime story and how to get it published.
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