Fishermen who are looking to improve their skills and add more fish to their coolers during 2017 have two opportunities to learn from two of the best on February 4 and 18, 2017. Captains Jimmy Price and Jerry Dilsaver will be the featured speakers at an all-day fishing school presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department.
The school will feature sessions on the inshore species of speckled trout, red drum, flounder, and sheepshead, plus sessions for ocean fishermen on catching offshore bottom fish, big red drum, flounder, and gray trout on the artificial reefs, and Spanish mackerel and king mackerel in the nearshore ocean waters. There will also be a hands-on session on throwing cast nets, both small and large. The sessions will be informal with questions welcomed.
The day should prove to be entertaining as well as informative as Captains Price and Dilsaver intertwine fishing tales and coastal humor into their presentations. There will be boatloads of useful knowledge too. Captains Price and Dilsaver have reputations as two of the most productive fishermen on the Tar Heel Coast and have tournament titles to prove it. They also enjoy helping others improve their fishing knowledge and skills.
Aspiring fishermen should make plans to attend one of the schools. The captains will share tips, techniques, and tactics with the participants. This will be the eighth Oak Island Fishing School and the past four have filled in advance. This was expanded to two dates for 2017 in hopes of not having to turn anyone away. The Oak Island Recreation Department promises it will be entertaining and chock full of tips on how to make fishing more productive, more fun, and easier.
The 2017 Oak Island Saltwater Fishing Schools will be held Saturday, February 4, and Saturday, February 18, at the Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC. The day will begin sharply at 9:00 A.M. and should conclude by 4:30 P.M. In addition to the sessions, each participant will receive a goodie bag with samples and there will be door prize drawings. A catered lunch is included.
Registration for the school is $65 in advance or $75 at the door – if seats are still available. The school has filled the past four years and it is wise to register as early as possible.
For more information contact the Oak Island Recreation Department at 910-278-5518 or Capt. Dilsaver at 910-279-6760. Information is also available on-line at http://oakisland.recdesk.com and www.captjerry.com.