Seattle Boat Show Announces Speaker Schedule

By on December 7, 2017


More than 55 Fishing Seminars Highlight Lineup

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat has announced the lineup of its fishing and crabbing speakers for the 2018 show. According to the Boat Show, it will host more than 55 free seminars “by the Northwest’s top-notch fishing experts providing anglers with an in-depth wealth of knowledge on how to catch fish and crab across the Pacific Northwest.” The crabbing and fishing seminars are in addition to other sessions on cruising, boat mechanics, electronics, and travel which will occur throughout the show. E-tickets for next year’s show, which runs from January 26 to February 3, are already on sale.

New topics and presenters include:

  • Dave Graybill, a noted central Washington writer, radio show host and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commissioner. His seminar — “Bring Your Boat for Fantastic Fishing in Central Washington” — will cover hot spots such as Lake Chelan, Potholes Reservoir, Banks Lake, Lake Roosevelt, Moses Lake, Rufus Woods Reservoir, and summer- and fall-fishing salmon locations on the Columbia River including Hanford Reach, and Priest Rapids, Wanapum, Rock Island, Rocky Reach and Wells pools.
  • Kayak fishing has gained in popularity as many 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 accessories. Brad Hole, kayak fishing guide and founder of Kayak Fishing Washington has taken this style of fishing to a whole new level. In his seminar Brad will go over how to get started, plus share tips on how to catch everything from trout, salmon and bass to monster-sized sturgeon as well as filling a pot with Dungeness crabs.
  • Many anglers are finding out just how excellent winter and early spring fishing can be for trophy-sized kokanee in eastern Washington’s expansive Lake Roosevelt. Austin Moser, owner of Austin’s Northwest Adventures is the “go to” person on what to use for gear and bait, trolling tactics and location of these excellent tasting fish commonly known as a landlocked sockeye salmon. He’ll share his tips for catching those beauties.

They will join returning seminar presenters including Mark Gavin (speaking on Columbia River kings and Lake Washington fishing), Tommy Donlin (coastal tuna fishing), Mike Jaboretz (ocean halibut fishing), and others. For a complete list of exhibitors, seminars, travel package and ticket prices, visit

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