The Fishing Line's Surf Fishing Seminar
Yes folks, its that time of year where shorter days and longer nights leading to
crisp, cool mornings are just around the bend and so is our fabulous, Annual Surf
Fishing Seminar & Show. Forget others attempts at big events like this,
its The Fishing Lines Surf Fishing Seminar at the Freeport
Recreation Center, Thursday night, October 4. Bass are swimming the beaches chasing
and gorilla blues ball up bait outside inletsand surfcasters need to be ready and take
advantage of the opportunity.
hosting the Surf Fishing Seminar again at the Freeport Recreation Center. This
event will cover a variety of surf fishing topics and techniques anglers can put to the
test and use the very next day to help dramatically increase their prowess on the beach.
Well cover reading beaches, plugging the mullet run, North Fork action, fishing live
eels, bucktails and well have three speakers to cover all this detailed info.
STATE OF THE ART. With new surprises, we continue on the
forefront of technology with high tech equipment. You wont want to miss surf fishing
action How-To segments on rigging eels, fishing bait in the surf, tying teasers, rigs and
all sorts of hands on stuff others can't show you. Well have digital and TV cameras
in the room displaying all the rigs, hooks, leaders, plugs, hooking baits whatever we do
on stage...everybody in the room will be able to see on the numerous giant projection
screens! Well show footage from the TV show on how to read the beach and well
go out before the seminar to film techniques on how to fish certain plugs! All this live
action from the beach brought into the seminar room.
ADDITIONS. In addition to John
Skinner who currently
has the largest surf caught striped bass on Long Island this year (52 pounds) and who will
be covering bucktails and fishing live eels for cow bass, Ive added Mr. Willie
Young, president of the Montauk Surfcasters Assoc. Who better to give a
presentation on the Secret Hot Spots of Montauk Point. Ive aided
Willie in this presentation with overhead, aerial footage and photography of all these
spots in Montauk Point from the south side at Camp Hero, all the way around the Point and
north to Gin Beach! All of which will be displayed on a 15-foot X 9-foot rear projection
screen. Ive also added a 17-minute video presentation, shot by my television
production staff, on Rigging Eels the old fashioned, All Bensen way. Using large 18
to 22-inch eels, Joe Gullo of West End B&T takes us through the entire step by step
process of rigging and tying large rigged eels for cow bass!
cover in detail probably the most important aspect of surf fishing
read a beach. I took a plane ride with my crew and filmed all the beaches of
Long Island and Montauk as well as the North Shore. This footage shows you the inlets,
jetties, tide & current direction and every hole, sandbar, nook & cranny where any
bass or bluefish can hide. I will also take you on film through the holes and sandbars of
your favorite beaches with last minute filming of Tobay (east & west), Gilgo, Robert
Moses and we even have an interview with a surprise guest! All the footage was shot at low
tide so you could see everything!
target as originally planned is Ralph Votta, manufacturer of Charlie Graves surf
tins and a well-seasoned surf veteran with over 45 years experience who will cover "Fishing
Tins and Metals in the Surf. This includes the history of tin and metal lure
fishing in our area and how its progressed to where it is now. When my speakers and I are done,
well take a break and come back with a panel discussion to answer all your questions
in one session!
Something new we've added is the sport of lure collecting. Ill have experts on hand
to appraise and evaluate any old surf fishing tackle you bring with you. We expect mostly
surf tackle to show up with lures, rods and reels, but these experts can help you with all
sorts of tackle appraisals should you bring them with you and we can even do some trading
and buying of old tackle right on the premises! Well also have several beautiful
displays of old surf lures & tackle on hand.
RAFFLES & PRIZES.
Raffles prizes include; Charlie Grave Lure packs, Atom Lures, Rapala & Storm lures,
Driftwood Surf Lures, Uncle Josh pork rind, Vezco Sand Spikes, Super Strike Lure packs,
Arts n Flies teaser packs, Flying Fisherman sunglasses, Columbia sportswear, rod
& reels, outdoor insect survival kits from Uncle Bens Insect Repellant, Yozuri
Lures and more. A full line-up of tackle manufacturers include Seeker Rods, the
Petri Fish Tackle Co., Lamiglass, Canyon Surf products, Charlie Graves Surf Lures &
West End Tackle, Vezco Cooler Racks.
A full line-up of tackle
manufacturers include FJ Neil & Dolphin Tackle, Seeker Rods, the Petri Fish
Tackle Co., Canyon Surf products, Charlie Graves Surf Lures & West End Tackle,
Driftwood Lures, Vezco Cooler Racks, Columbia Sportswear and more. Local tackle shops
include Causeway, Bobs B&T, West End B&T and Camp-Site Sports. These shops
& manufacturers will be on hand to answer your questions on fishing tackle and display
their wares. Organizations like the Montauk Surfcasters, CCA and others will be on hand as
GETTING THERE. The Freeport Recreation
Center is located on Merrick Rd., just four blocks west of the Meadowbrook Parkway. You
can take the Meadowbrook Parkway to Exit M9 west, which is the Merrick Rd. exit. Get off
at M9 and proceed west four blocks and the Recreation Center is on your left side and east
to find. There is plenty of FREE & PRIVATE parking with a newly expanded parking
facilities. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Go to www.thefishingline.com or 516-889-6895.