For the 28th year, Salmon University will offer recreational anglers tips for hooking for fish and shellfish.
Hosted by Tom Nelson, this year’s event is scheduled for March 26-27 in Kent.
The sessions include presentations on catching salmon, halibut, albacore and bottom fish in salt water, plus tips for fishing locations such as the Columbia River and Vancouver Island.
Nelson said the sessions also give participants a chance to meet some of the Northwest’s most respected fishermen.
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“Not only will you have the opportunity to participate in classes with the instructors, but you’ll also have time to go one-on-one with the instructors to discuss your favorite fishing areas,” he said.
In addition to Nelson, scheduled instructors are Terry Wiest, Tom Pollack, Terry Rudnick, Mike Perusse, Josh Hughes, Anton Jones, Anthony Warren and Paul Marander.
Saturday sessions: Downrigger fishing, halibut fishing techniques, mooching, Columbia River spring and fall chinook techniques, GPS and fish finders, Eastern Washington salmon and trout and fishing Vancouver Island.
Sunday sessions: Advanced downrigger fishing; jigging for salmon and bottomfish, crabbing and shrimping; sturgeon fishing, albacore tuna fishing and coastal river salmon fishing.
When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 26, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 27.
Where: IBEW Conference Center, 19802 62nd Ave. S., Kent.
Cost: One-day basic class, $88; two-day advanced class, $150
Information/registration: Call Tom Nelson at 360-626-8216 between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. or go to www. salmonuniversity.com.