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SU Seminar – What to Expect

By on February 20, 2016

semi1What can you expect when you attend the 2016 Salmon University saltwater seminar on April 2 and 3 in Kent, Washington?

First of all, QUALITY INSTRUCTORS! The Salmon University instructors are some of the most knowledgeable anglers on the West Coast. They’re willing to share with you their knowledge on how to catch fish. The “mantra” at Salmon University is that the seminar attendees expect that the instructors can catch fish – what they want to know is how they can catch fish! Our instructors teach you how to do just that. They’re people who love the art of angling. They have written about, experienced, and helped develop many of the tools we use in our saltwater and river angling trips. They’re not guides who have come for one day (or one hour) hoping to sell you a trip. Put simply, the Salmon University instructors are some of the best fishermen on the west coast. (See the end of this article for instructor bios and topics.)

SU instructors will be available for one-on-one Q&As throughout the day.

SU instructors will be available for one-on-one Q&As throughout the day.

And they never leave! As long as you are there, they are there. Although ample time is allowed for questions in the individual seminars, you may have additional questions. Instructors will be available to you at break times, and during a seminar that you may not have an interest in, to sit down in the lobby area and talk one-on-one.

Aside from our instructors, there will be demonstrations going on in the lobby area: how to tie proper fishing knots, how to mix shrimp bait, how to fish certain tackle, how to properly use a vacuum packer. Outdoor Emporium will have tables set up to sell products at a discounted price and save you a downtown Seattle trip. Several of our sponsors will have equipment on display for you to examine and be able to offer explanations on how to properly use and care for it. Companies such as Scotty, Tica, Pro Troll, and Smokehouse will be there to answer your questions. There is never pressure to buy anything.

Thousands of dollars in prizes will be given out, including Ace Line Haulers and Scotty downriggers.

Thousands of dollars in prizes will be given out, including Ace Line Haulers and Scotty downriggers.

When you check-in Saturday morning, you will be given a packet containing handouts from the instructors to take home with you. This will include instructions on how to brine bait, proper leader lengths, lure choices, and so forth.   We hope this will alleviate the need to take frantic notes and allow you to focus on the presentations.

All registered participants will be pre-entered in our “famous” door prize drawings. Prizes will be drawn prior to the lunch break on each day and include Scotty Electric Downriggers, Ace Line Hauler Electric Pot Pullers, high quality fishing rods and reels, Vacuum Packers, Salmon University Tackle Packs and much more.

Space is limited and filling fast, so if you haven’t registered for the 2016 Salmon University saltwater seminar yet, now is a good time.

Saturday (April 2, 2016)

Downrigger Fishing Techniques
Mark Gavin – Mark Gavin is a dedicated salmon and steelhead fisherman covering the Northwest and British Columbia. A member of the Pro-Troll pro staff, he is a popular seminar speaker on where and how to catch salmon and steelhead.

 

Jigging for Salmon and Bottomfish
Terry Rudnick – Terry Rudnick is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer specializing in Pacific Northwest hunting, fishing, and boating. He is the author of the seminal volume “Washington Fishing,” and co-author of the award-winning books “How to Catch Trophy Halibut” and “Washington Boating and Water Sports.” Rudnick has received more than two-dozen awards for his writing and photography, including the Silver Trout Award and the Ken McLeod Journalism Award.

Mooching
Tom Pollack – Tom Pollack is the resident fishing expert at Sportco. An avid salmon and walleye fisherman, Pollack is also an expert on crabbing and shrimping. When not on the water, Pollack serves on the Puget Sound Recreational Advisory Committee, the Northwest Marine Trade Association Fishing Committee, and the Inland Warm Water Advisory Committee.

HUGHESColumbia River Salmon I
Josh Hughes – Join Josh Hughes to learn the “Ins and Outs” of fishing the Columbia River.   Josh will teach classes both days on fishing Columbia River Spring and Fall Chinook. He will be teaching techniques on “where, when and how to” target the massive runs of Columbia River Spring and Fall Chinook.  Josh is a former guide in Alaska and Washington and currently represents Scotty Downriggers in the northwest.

Ocean Salmon Fishing I
Kevin Lanier – Kevin Lanier is the owner of KC Sportfishing Charters out of Westport, WA (425-328-8558). He and his wife Cyndi also own Dockside Art, Gifts, and Tackle. They offer a wide variety of tackle, fishing gear, fresh bait and ice.

Fishing Vancouver Island
Tom Nelson – Tom Nelson is the publisher of salmonuniversity.com. Known throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Dean of Saltwater Fishing,” he has helped develop and test tackle and gear for Scotty, Pro-Troll and Silver Horde, is a regular speaker at area sports shows, has taught thousands of students how to fish during his classes at western Washington community colleges, and is a co-founder of the Puget Sound Anglers.

HEINZDepthfinders
Wayne Heinz – Wayne Heinz is a popular outdoor sports writer and the author of “Depthfinders: A Guide to Finding and Catching More Fish,” “Catch Rockfish, Lingcod and Other Bottomfish,” and “Catch Flounder and Surfperch,” among others.

Sunday (April 3, 2016)

Crabbing and Shrimping
Tom Pollack – Tom Pollack is the resident fishing expert at Sportco. An avid salmon and walleye fisherman, Pollack is also an expert on crabbing and shrimping. When not on the water, Pollack serves on the Puget Sound Recreational Advisory Committee, the Northwest Marine Trade Association Fishing Committee, and the Inland Warm Water Advisory Committee.

Halibut Fishing Technique
Terry Rudnick – Terry Rudnick is a freelance outdoor writer and photographer specializing in Pacific Northwest hunting, fishing, and boating. He is the author of the seminal volume “Washington Fishing,” and co-author of the award-winning books “How to Catch Trophy Halibut” and “Washington Boating and Water Sports.” Rudnick has received more than two-dozen awards for his writing and photography, including the Silver Trout Award and the Ken McLeod Journalism Award.

Advance Downrigger Fishing
Tom Nelson – Tom Nelson is the publisher of salmonuniversity.com. Known throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Dean of Saltwater Fishing,” he has helped develop and test tackle and gear for Scotty, Pro-Troll and Silver Horde, is a regular speaker at area sports shows, has taught thousands of students how to fish during his classes at western Washington community colleges, and is a co-founder of the Puget Sound Anglers.

Albacore Tuna Fishing
Anthony Warren – For years Anthony Warren has been fishing out of Ilwaco for salmon and bottom fish. When the craze for Albacore Tuna fishing hit the sport fishing fleet, Anthony was right there chasing these longfins. You can find him on the team “Bad To The Bone” which fishes the Oregon Tuna Classic charity tournament.

HUGHESColumbia River Salmon II
Josh Hughes – Join Josh Hughes to learn the “Ins and Outs” of fishing the Columbia River.   Josh will teach classes both days on fishing Columbia River Spring and Fall Chinook. He will be teaching techniques on “where, when and how to” target the massive runs of Columbia River Spring and Fall Chinook.  Josh is a former guide in Alaska and Washington and currently represents Scotty Downriggers in the northwest.

Ocean Salmon Fishing II
Kevin Lanier – Kevin Lanier is the owner of KC Sportfishing Charters out of Westport, WA (425-328-8558). He and his wife Cyndi also own Dockside Art, Gifts, and Tackle. They offer a wide variety of tackle, fishing gear, fresh bait and ice.

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Tom Nelson is the publisher of salmonuniversity.com. Known throughout the Pacific Northwest as the “Dean of Saltwater Fishing,” he has helped develop and test tackle and gear for Scotty, Pro-Troll and Silver Horde, is a regular speaker at area sports shows, has taught more than 5,000 students how to fish during his classes at western Washington community colleges, and is the co-founder of the Puget Sound Anglers.

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