5th Annual BIG GAME BASH Feb21st & 22nd, 2014

5th Annual Northeast BIG GAME BASH
We have been working long and hard on the 5th Annual BIG GAME BASH and we just finished the new schedule and we are excited to announce that we have added many new topics for this years event. Check it out.

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Itinerary- Friday Feb.21st, 2014 Baitrigging Lab and Breakout Rooms Too!!

Main Room
3:00pm Doors Open. Product viewing and vendor displays. Raffle Tickets on sale.

5:15pm-6:00pm “Sharkfishing Secrets” Capt. Jack Sprengel
Learn some great new tips and techniques on targeting large Makos and Threshers.
NEW for 2014

6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner Break Enjoy a meal at one of the two on site restaurants.

7:00pm-7:45pm “Targeting White Marlin South of the Cape Islands” Capt. John Galvin
Learn techniques for sight casting and live bait fishing for white marlin close to shore!
NEW for 2014

7:45pm-8:15pm Break

8:15pm-9:00pm “Wicked Pissah!” Capt. Paul Hebert Capt. Paul and his brother Bruce will be answering all your questions and describing what it is like to chase and catch giant tuna for a reality TV fishing show. NEW for 2014

9:00 to 9:30pm Break

9:30pm-10:00pm “Ask the questions you really want to ask!” hosted by BGB Staff
This is your chance to ask detailed how to questions on all offshore fishing topics. Captains Damon Sacco, Eric Stewart, and John Galvin will be answering any questions you have. NEW for 2014

10:00 pm Raffle drawings

Break Out Room #1 Friday

4:00pm-5:00pm “Bait Rigging” Capt. Scott Sinclair, Capt. John Galvin
Learn detailed rigging instruction on Rigging Mackerel, Ballyhoo, and Herring {Live presentations}

6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner Break Enjoy a meal at one of the two on site restaurants.

7:15pm-8:00pm “End Game. Tagging, Harpooning, Gaffing, and Releasing.” Capt. Eric Stewart
Learn how to safely and successfully handle big fish at boat side for capture or release “

8:45pm-9:30 pm “Kite Fishing Tactics For Tuna” Capt Joe Ferulle
Learn how to’s and all about which kites to use during which wind conditions. Come see how to position a kite using splitshot weights…a deadly method for shy tuna! NEW for 2014

Breakout room #2 Friday
Bait Rigging Laboratory Room-

5:15pm-7:00pm “You Do It Bait rigging” Capt. Damon Sacco, Capt. Scott Sinclair, Capt John Galvin
Learn to rig a swimming mackerel and ballyhoo.- This will give you unprecedented hands on training with the pros. Don’t worry we will give you gloves.!

Itinerary- Saturday Feb.22nd, 2014 Main Room

7:30am-8:00am Registration and morning coffee. Staff

8:00am-8:15am Introductions and welcome. Capt. Eric Stewart and Capt. Damon Sacco

8:15am-9:15am “Trolling Hook Baits For Bluefin Tuna” Capt. Eric Stewart
Capt. Eric will give you his views and tips on trolling for bluefin and will focus specifically on the hook-bait part of the squid bar and what colors work the best with what rig. He will reveiw the rigging techniques and how to make your rig more weedless. NEW for 2014

9:15am-9:45am Break #1

9:45am-10:30am “Targeting tuna, mahi, and wahoo from an outboard boat.” Capt. Terry Nugent This topic will cover the waters south of MV down through the Dump and short of the canyons. For the last several seasons we have seen this area alive with bluewater species and Capt. Terry will show you how you can get in on this exciting fishery. NEW for 2014
10:30am-11:00am Break #2

11am-12:00pm “Secrets For Catching Bigeye Tuna” Capt. Damon Sacco.
This will give you an inside view from the cockpit of the Castafari as you learn how they target the Bigeye Tuna trolling in the NE Canyons. NEW for 2014

12:00pm-12:15pm “Raffle drawings” – Must be present to win!!!!

12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm-2:30pm “Sword fishing in the NE Canyons” Capt. Joe Ferrulle
Learn some of the newest deep droop techniques for catching sword fish in the NE canyons. Topics will cover bait rigging, gear, and tackle. NEW for 2014

2:30 -3:15 pm Break #3

3:15pm-4:00pm “NMFS rules and regulations” Capt. Eric Stewart
Capt. Eric will present an overview and historical background on the rules and regulations of the NMFS quota system. Learn the ins and outs of each category and understand what the specific licenses allow you to do. NEW for 2014

4:00pm-4:45pm Break#4

4:45pm-5:45pm “Jigging for Tuna” by Capt Jack Sprengel
Come and learn the secrets and techniques to catching tuna on vertical jigs focusing on bluefin tuna and offshore at the canyons. Find out what you need to get started in this exciting fishery. NEW for 2014

5:45pm-6:00pm Grand raffles and door prizes. Must be present to win

6:00pm-8:00pm One on one time with the crew at the Tackle Center.

Break Out Room #1 Saturday

9:45am-10:45am “How To Fish The Northeast Canyons” by Capt. Damon Sacco
Learn the ins and outs of catching fish at the canyons the way the crew of the Castafari does it. This will cover marlin fishing, chunking, and tuna trolling.

11:00am-12:00pm “Bait Rigging” Capt. Scott Sinclair, Capt. John Galvin
Rigging Mackerel, Ballyhoo, and Herring. {live demonstration}

1:30pm-2:30 pm “Trolling for bluefin tuna-101” Capt. Eric Stewart
This is a very detailed introductory class on trolling tactics for bluefin tuna.
This is for beginners only.

3:00pm-4:00pm “Using your electronics to help you catch more fish.” Capt. Terry Nugent
Learn the latest tricks of the new technologies and find out how to use your radar to find birds and how the new Chirp fish finders work.

Breakout room # 2 Bait Rigging Laboratory Room

3:00pm-5:00pm “You Do It Bait rigging” Capt. Scott Sinclair, Capt John Galvin, Capt. Damon Sacco
Learn to rig a swimming mackerel and bally-hoo- hands on with the pros. Don’t worry we will give you some gloves!!

Admission is still just $150 for an adult two day ticket, Spouses\girlfriends and children under 14 are $50 for the two days. This year we are offering Friday Night only tickets for $100 and we have designated Friday as Family night where all women and children get in FREE with a paid adult. We will have an awesome lunch on Saturday and Free Beer Friday Night sponsored by our good friends at Boston Beer Co. the proud makers of Sam Adams and Twisted Tea. Check out our website at http://www.big-game-bash.castafari.com for more info. Tickets are on sale on line or by calling “The Hook-Up!” Bait & Tackle Shop at 508-240-0778. We will have over 24 vendor booths set up with all the latest in Fishing tackle and Gear as well as the best in Marine electronics, a huge Monster Fish Big Game Video theater room, Bait rigging lab where you can learn hands on how to rig bait side by side with the Pro’s, and much much more!!!! This is the sportfishing event of the winter season here in the Northeast!! Do not miss out. The first 150 2 day tickets sold will be eligible to win one of three early bird prizes which are a Penn 50VSX, Hook-Up! Hawk Splash Bar, and a Castafari Bally-Hoo lure pack. Come an enjoy a taste of the northeast offshore lifestyle in February.

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