Learn Sportfishing From The Pros

The IGFA School of Sportfishing is back this fall with 8 information packed classes. The school will held at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Florida two Tuesdays a month from September through December 2013. Each class is limited to 24 anglers and will be taught by some of the IGFA’s top Captains. Cost per class is $100 USD for IGFA members and $150 USD for non IGFA members but you can receive discounts of up to $25 per class if you register by August 20, 2013. The fee covers the cost of the class, course materials, and tackle used during class. Anglers will also receive complementary tackle and products for attending along with being entered to win various door prizes and an end-of-session raffle for a grand prize.

Here is the course schedule.

Fundamentals of Sportfishing

September 10th by Capt. Tony DiGiulian 

Captain Tony will teach you the must have skills every sportfisherman should know.  The class will cover different types of bait rigging, how to tie critical knots for double line, line to line, terminal connections, and wire twists, and also proper terminal tackle prep like crimping, making leaders and hook sharpening.


Trophy Snook and Tarpon Fishing

September 24th by Capt. Shawn Fairbanks

Captain Shawn will teach you how to successfully target and catch monster snook to 30 lbs and tarpon to 200lbs.


All About Live Bait

October 8th by Capt. Shawn Fairbanks

Captain Shawn is back to teach you how and where to catch several different species of live bait and how to keep them healthy.


Daytime Swordfishing

October 22nd by Capt. RJ Boyle

Captain RJ will teach you the techniques and skills to catch swordfish during the day.  All techniques covered will comply with IGFA rules so that potential records can be certified.


Bottom Fishing Wrecks and Reefs

November 5th by Capt. Bouncer Smith

Captain Bouncer will teach you techniques for catching snapper and grouper and other bottom fish.


Targeting Nearshore Gamefish: Dolphin, Kings, & Blackfins

November 19th by Capt. Mike Theis

Captain Mike will teach you the most effective strategies for dolphin, kingfish, blackfin tuna, cobia, and more.


Wintertime Wahoo

December 3rd by Capt. Tony DiGiulian

Captain Tony is back to teach anglers how to target and more consistently catch wahoo in the cooler months of the year.


Kite Fishing Techniques

December 10th by Capt. Bouncer Smith

Captain Bouncer is back to teach you the basics and more advanced techniques of kite fishing, target several different species and enticing fish to bite.

For more details call Anthony Vedral at 954-924-4254 or e-mail avedral@igfa.org.


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