The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is known far and wide for the quantity, quality and variety of its free seminars. For the 2016 show there will be more than 200 free seminars on everything from cruising to Alaska to diesel engine maintenance, and advanced seminars for a fee through Boat Show University. Specifically on the fishing stage, there will be nearly 60 free fishing and crabbing seminars by the Pacific Northwest’s premier fishing experts. From Lake Washington’s smorgasbord of freshwater species, to tuna off Washington’s coast including a blitz of the most knowledgeable salmon fishing presenters ever assembled, anglers will hear from the best of the best. And don’t overlook the outstanding crabbing and shrimping presentations. There is no better way for an angler to improve his or her success on the water than investing in an hour or two at one of the show’s seminars. So whether it’s learning to mooch, learning dirty downrigger techniques, mastering kayak fishing or learning about San Juan Islands salmon secrets, the Seattle Boat Show is the place to be, Friday Jan. 29 through Saturday Feb. 6, 2016.
“Every year we work hard to make sure that the presenters are remarkable and this year is no exception— we have an all-star line-up.” says Tony Floor, director of fishing affairs for the Northwest Marine Trade Association. “Come to the show to make your fishing plans for 2016: to learn how to, when to and where to go fishing from some of the best in the northwest.
View the complete schedule of fishing and boating seminars at: http://www.seattleboatshow.com/seminars.html
West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series
While at the show, stop by to view the grand prize for next year’s West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series – a 22-foot welded aluminum Hewescraft Ocean Pro with a 4-stroke Mercury 225 and 9.9 outboards, an EZ Loader galvanized tandem axel trailer, fully outfitted with Scotty downriggers, Lowrance electronics and a Dual Stereo system – a $90,000 value.
In order to win the 2016 grand prize boat, anglers can fill out a West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series raffle ticket at any of the 14 derbies prior to the grand prize drawing at the Everett Coho Derby. If an angler enters all 14 derbies, the angler’s name will be entered 14 times into the drawing for the Grand Prize Boat. You do not need to catch a fish to be entered into the drawing.
The 2016 West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series kicks off with the Roche harbor Salmon Classic, Jan. 21,22 & 23, 2016 and concludes with the Everett Coho Derby, Sept. 24-25, 2016.