Pine Knoll Shores, NC Feb. 11, 2013 – 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 9, is packed with 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:
- Bryan Goodwin – Inshore red drum; speckled trout; cobia
- Mark Henderson – King and Spanish mackerel; offshore trolling
- Dr. Bogus – Pier and surf fishing
- Jeff Cronk – Inshore red drum; speckled trout; flounder
- Ashley Williams – Kayak fishing
- John Mauser – Skinny water sight-fishing; North Carolina stripers
In addition, watch for Jeff Cronk’s tips on catching live bait, details from the North Carolina speckled trout tagging study from Tim Ellis, and other sessions on a variety of topics.
The event also includes a catered lunch, drawings for fishing gear and fishing giveaways. Agencies and businesses of interest to fishermen and boaters will be on hand.
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 so sign up early. The fee is $60 per person; $54 for Aquarium members. Register online, call 252-247-4003 or stop by the Visitor Services desk at the Aquarium.
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.