SWS Sem­i­nar Se­ries


Saltwater Sportsman - - Contents - GE­ORGE POVEROMO

Teach­ing an­glers how to catch more and big­ger salt­wa­ter game fish for 32 years

Amer­ica’s most pop­u­lar and long­est-run­ning ed­u­ca­tional sem­i­nar se­ries on salt­wa­ter fish­ing en­ters its 32nd year in 2019. Open­ing in Wilm­ing­ton, North Carolina, on Jan­uary 5, and con­clud­ing in Port St. Lu­cie, Florida, on March 2, the tour visits Mo­bile, Alabama (Jan­uary 12); Is­lam­orada, Florida Keys (Jan­uary 19); Prov­i­dence, Rhode Is­land (Jan­uary 26); Tampa, Florida (Fe­bru­ary 2); At­lantic City, New Jer­sey (Fe­bru­ary 9); and Anne Arun­del County, Mary­land (Fe­bru­ary 23).

What It’s All About

Ge­orge Poveromo, host of Ge­orge Poveromo’s World of Salt­wa­ter Fish­ing on NBC Sports and con­tribut­ing ed­i­tor for Salt Wa­ter Sports­man mag­a­zine, will head­line the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. sem­i­nars. He’ll be joined at each lo­ca­tion by teams of top na­tional and re­gional pros. Their ob­jec­tive: Cover in ex­plicit de­tail the how-tos and where-tos of catch­ing the most pop­u­lar salt­wa­ter game fish — in­shore, nearshore and off­shore — within the re­spec­tive sem­i­nar regions. The sem­i­nars are held on Satur­days at per­form­ing arts the­aters and grand ball­rooms. The fac­ulty teams are flanked on stage by two large screens, which broad­cast images and video bites that help re­in­force key points.

Uti­liz­ing the team-teach­ing con­cept, four fac­ulty mem­bers si­mul­ta­ne­ously cover a topic. The au­di­ence is privy to an entertaining and highly in­for­ma­tive dis­cus­sion on how th­ese pros catch their spe­cialty fish.

“The en­su­ing short­cuts to suc­cess dis­patched on stage have been un­matched go­ing on 32 years,” Poveromo says. “The fact that the Na­tional Sem­i­nar Se­ries has con­tin­ued to pack au­di­to­ri­ums for over three decades now is the best en­dorse­ment to its cal­iber and con­tent. The amount of fish­ing in­for­ma­tion re­vealed by our fac­ulty teams is con­sis­tently re­mark­able.”

Big Names Equal Big Re­sults

Some of the na­tion­ally rec­og­nized pros join­ing up with Poveromo in 2019 in­clude “Crazy” Alberto Knie, Harry Ver­non III, Deb­bie Han­son, Tom Richardson, Dee Kamin­ski, Mike Good­wine, Alan Wen­zel, David Wicker, Mark Schmidt, Nick Stanczyk and Dr. Mitchell Rof­fer. Teams of top lo­cal pros will also be at each sem­i­nar city, dis­cussing their most pro­duc­tive tech­niques as well as re­lat­ing all this in­for­ma­tion to their re­gional waters. In all, each sem­i­nar city show­cases a min­i­mum of 12 fac­ulty mem­bers. A com­plete ros­ter of fac­ulty mem­bers can be found at na­tion­alsem­i­narseries.com.

Peanuts to At­tend

A ticket to the sem­i­nar costs just $55, and each at­tendee re­ceives a oneyear sub­scrip­tion or ex­ten­sion to Salt Wa­ter Sports­man, one Rof­fer’s Fish­ing Fore­cast Anal­y­sis, a course text­book, $10 Bass Pro Shops dis­count card on any pur­chase of $75 or more, and one bot­tle each of Or­pine Wash & Wax, Star Tron fuel ad­di­tive and Corrosion Block, and Star brite Xtreme Clean.

Door Prizes Ga­lore

A Sem­i­nar Se­ries trade­mark, thou­sands of dol­lars worth of door prizes are awarded at each stop on the 2019 tour. Give­ways in­clude gear from Penn reels, JL Au­dio ma­rine sound sys­tems, Bass Pro Shops, Ra­pala, Wil­liamson and Storm lures, Columbia Sports­wear, King Sail­fish Mounts, Yeti, Costa Sun­glasses, Papa’s Pi­lar Rum, Hy­dro Glow fish­ing lights, and many more.

Florida Keys Trips and Grand-prize Boat

At the con­clu­sion of each sem­i­nar stop, at­ten­dees have a chance to win a Florida Keys fish­ing trip. And shortly af­ter the con­clu­sion of the fi­nal stop on the 2019 tour, the names of all at­ten­dees will be en­tered into a draw­ing for a chance to win the Su­per Grand Prize: a Mako 17 Pro Skiff Cen­ter Con­sole. Last year’s Su­per Grand Prize win­ner was Alejandro Mi­randa-sousa, who at­tended the 2018 sem­i­nar in Fort My­ers, Florida.

Party Time

As if the all-day sem­i­nar isn’t enough, at­ten­dees and a guest are in­vited to the Af­ter Sem­i­nar Party from 5 to 8 p.m. at the lo­cal Bass Pro Shops, to meet and so­cial­ize with Ge­orge Poveromo and fac­ulty mem­bers while en­joy­ing com­pli­men­tary fin­ger food, bev­er­ages and mu­sic. All stops but Wilm­ing­ton, North Carolina, and Prov­i­dence, Rhode Is­land, (there is not a Bass Pro Shops or Ca­bela’s at ei­ther lo­ca­tion) have an Af­ter Sem­i­nar Party sched­uled.

Or­der Now!

Sem­i­nar venues sell out early. Tick­ets can be or­dered on­line at na­tion­alsem­i­narseries.com, or by call­ing 1-800-448-7360.

Ad­vance reg­is­tra­tions will also be en­tered into draw­ings to win VIP ticket up­grades, which in­clude front-row seat­ing, a back­stage pass, in­clu­sion in the morn­ing’s fac­ulty meet­ing (with cof­fee and snacks), and lunch with the fac­ulty teams.

Don’t miss out! We’ll see you at the sem­i­nars!

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