Morehead “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School

Want to catch more fish more often in 2021?


Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, the free publication that covers all the saltwater fishing action along the Carolina coast, will be hosting its twelth annual full-day “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing Schools (its ninth year in Morehead City) on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center on Arendell Street from 7:30 am-5:00 pm.

Click here for a list of Morehead Captains and Instructors.

Click here for the Full Day Morehead Schedule

Click here for the Morehead Full Day Print Entry Form or the Morehead Full Day Online Entry Form.

This year’s Fisherman’s Post “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing Schools are staffed by more than 18 local captains who will share their experience and insights on inshore, nearshore, surf, offshore, and blue water fishing. They’ll cover a range of topics that includes techniques, equipment, strategy, locations, terminal tackle, electronics, bait, etc.

The captains selected for the Saltwater Fishing Schools are specialists in their field, and their backyard waters include Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Swansboro, Emerald Isle, Harkers Island, Oriental, Washington, Nags Head, Hatteras, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Sneads Ferry, Topsail, Oak Island, and Ocean Isle.

There will be main seminars and several rigging stations going on concurrently all day long, so you will always be able to find a session that most interests you.

Click here to see photos from last year’s school!

The main seminars will have three captains working together to thoroughly cover their particular subject material, as well as give their different perspectives on what works for them.

The rigging stations are smaller and hands-on, with participants tying and making the rigs themselves. This hands-on approach will greatly enhance the walk-away knowledge you receive from the school. The rigging stations are supplied by Chasin’ Tails Outdoors and our many tackle manufacturer sponsors, so you’ll leave the Saltwater Fishing School with complimentary terminal tackle. You learn the rigs. You make the rigs. It’s hands on!

Click here for a list of other Morehead School Sponsors.

The cost of the school is $100 by February 21 or $115 after February 21. Seats are limited, though, so early registration is recommended.

In addition to the full day of learning and interacting with our captains, the price includes a Fish School t-shirt, breakfast, snacks, drinks, a Chicken/BBQ lunch, rigging materials, a goodie bag, and door prizes.

Our host hotel is Hampton Inn by Hilton Morehead City at 4035 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, with a Fisherman’s Post fishing school rate of $71.00. Reservations need to be made by January 30, 2020, and for reservations, you can call them directly at (252) 240-2300. The three digit code you will need to receive the fishing school rate is SFS.



How Do I Get Tickets?


1. Pick up your tickets in person in Atlantic Beach at Chasin’ Tails Outdoors or in Morehead City at West Marine– Morehead

2. Order tickets over the phone using your VISA or MasterCard at (910) 452-6378.

3. Print and fill out this Morehead Full Day Print Entry Form, then mail it in with a check or money order to Fisherman’s Post, 1320 Audubon Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403.

4. Order and pay for tickets online with VISA, MasterCard, or PayPal by using this Morehead Full Day Online Entry Form.

Cancellation Policy: 80% of ticket price can be refunded by February 14, 2021; 60% can be refunded by February 25, 2021.




Jace Buckley: “Traveled 6.5 hours to attend. Looking forward to next year!”

Pat C: “This was my 1st school and I loved it! I’ll be back next year!!”

Mike Pierce: “Best money I’ve spent on fishing.”

Judd McAdams: ” Excellent seminar. Something for every level and fishing preference. Coming back next year!”

James Miles: “Great school!!”

Henk Drenth: “Would recommend anyone who likes saltwater fishing to attend annually.”

Sherry McLin: “I enjoyed this experience very much! Hope it’ll help me catch a lot of fish.”

Brice Bailey: “I had a very enjoyable day and appreciate everyone’s hard work. Very good information provided by all the guides.”

Tommy Mikals: “The guides were very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. They did not talk above us. They seemed to genuinely want us to be better fishermen.”

Lonnie Baker: “Completely enjoyed the entire day. Great Captains!! Very organized. First class all the way.”

Brandon R. Swemons: “Had a great time. This was my second time here. I will be back.”

Steve Lewis: “Last year I attended the Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series and was extremely disappointed. Your seminar was the exact opposite experience, and I’ll be back again next year.”

Angie B.: “Superbly organized! My first time at this school and I learned a tremendous amount; much more than expected. The tickets were money well spent.”

David McGrath: “Great course, can’t wait to get out there and fish!”

Calvin Clayton: “Very helpful, enjoyed it and will attend again. Almost as good as fishin!”

Gene McLeod: “Excellent day—very insightful. Thank You!”

Dave Johnson: “Great School—would recommend to others interested in learning more about local fishing.”