Mike Marsh Co-hosts George Poveromo Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series

Mike Marsh was co-host at the George Poveromo Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series held at New Bern on Jan. 16, 2010.

Mike Marsh coaxed information about cobia fishing from Capt. Pete Zook of Energizer Sport Fishing Charters, Capt. Gary Dubiel of Speck Fever Guide Service and Capt. Charles Brown of Old Core Sound Guide Service.

The problem with these captains is that no matter the size of one of the smaller inshore gamefish species such as a speck or flounder they're holding is that it looks small in comparison, unless it's one of the giant red drum or cobia that these professionals have helped Mike and other anglers catch on a day-to-day basis. A 50-pound red drum or 100-pound cobia looks big no matter who is holding the fish

The format consists of George or Mike onstage with three other experts. Large screen monitors allow close-up viewing of speakers, tackle and lures, and maps showing their fishing hotspots to everyone in the audience. Even those in the back of the auditorium can easily see and hear all of this great fishing information.

The New Bern Seminar was packed, with standing room only for more than 600 visitors, making it one of the most successful events in the 23-year history of the Salt Water Sportsman Seminar Series. Everyone had a great time, with lots of door prizes given away, including a Bahamas bonefishing trip.

If you missed this year's event, be sure to check this website for the date of next year's event, which will probably be held in January, 2011.