PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Feb. 7, 2014 – Reel in some insider tips and new techniques with the Get Hooked Fishing School at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The one-day course on Saturday, March 8, features presentations from the pros on many topics and types of fishing. Participants can choose up to four sessions from the schedule that includes the following:
- Shallow-water sight casting – John Mauser
- Fishing near shore structure – Jeff Cronk
- Striped bass on the Roanoke and Pamlico rivers – Mitchel Blake
- Redfish and speckled trout – Rennie Clark
- Trophy red drum on the Neuse River – Gary Dubiel
- Spring fishing for cobia and Hatteras blues – Bryan Goodwin
- Offshore bottom fishing – Chesson O’Briant
- Offshore trolling – Mark Henderson
In addition, watch for mini-sessions such as flounder gigging and bow fishing by Dale Collins and a Dr. Bogus presentation on surf fishing with artificial bait; plus rigging and knot-tying stations, informal Q&A sessions, and fly-tying demonstrations by Cape Lookout Fly Fishers and Triangle Fly Fishers.
The action-packed event includes a catered lunch, giveaways and drawings for gear. IfishNC.com, PointClickFish.com and Temple Fork Outfitters help sponsor this event.
Get Hooked is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and all sessions are at the Aquarium. Advance registration is required and space is limited. The fee is $60 per person; $54 for members. Sign up online, by phone or at the Visitor Services window at the Aquarium. See the Aquarium website for the full schedule.
The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is five miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. The Aquarium is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Daily admission is $8 for ages 13-61; $7 for ages 62 and up; $6 for ages 3-12; no charge for ages 2 and under and North Carolina Aquarium Society members. For more information, see www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores or call 252-247-4003.