Instructors & Schedule

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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.

Columbia River Salmon I
Josh Hughes – Josh Hughes is a popular Columbia River salmon guide and frequent speaker on fishing in the Pacific 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.

Depthfinders
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.

Columbia River Salmon II
Josh Hughes – Josh Hughes is a popular Columbia River salmon guide and frequent speaker on fishing in the Pacific 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.

 

schedule and speaker line-up subject to change