PCS FESTIVAL SET FOR APRIL 28-29

PCS festivalThe 3rd Annual Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival will take place April 28-29 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. This year's show is the largest one yet, and expands into the new exhibit hall.

Headlining the show will be a series of saltwater fishing seminars taught by some of the most renowned experts in their fields. Seasoned anglers as well as those new to the sport will find useful tips that Pacific Coast Sportfishing Publisher Bill DePriest says “will forever change the way you fish.”

Exhibitors include such leading fishing and tackle companies such as Shimano, Daiwa, G. Loomis, PowerPro, Mustad, Okuma, Costa Del Mar, Penn, Berkley, Tuff-Line, Seeker, Avet, Accurate, Phenix, Raymarine and Parker Boats.

pcs festivaAnd don't forget to swing by the FishDope booth to say hello and sign up for a subscription to our fish-forecasting service. It'll help you catch more fish and burn less fuel.

Anglers will have the opportunity to meet with factory reps and dealers who are extremely knowledgeable about our local fishing and can help match the right equipment with the type of species you want to target.

“This show offers a learning curve shortcut to improve your skills,” says Drew Lawler, chief content officer of Pacific Coast Sportfishing. “There is a world of difference between fishing and catching. These seminars will help you to improve your catch ratio and make the sport a whole lot more exciting for anglers with all levels experience.”

Fishing enthusiast and Newport Beach resident Ken Verheyen, says of the show, “I come to learn about equipment and techniques. There are some great buys too. It's something my son and I really look forward to attending each year.”

Show hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. on Sunday.

This year's seminar lineup is as follows:

Saturday, April 28

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Lifetime of Catalina Secrets, Capt. Mark Wisch

12 to 12:45 p.m. — Coastal White Sea Bass, Capt. Barry Brightenburg, Scott Aalbers, MS; (PIER), Chugey Sepulveda, PhD; (PIER)

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. — Coastal to Island Calico Bass Tips From the Best, Corey Sanden, Capt. Dave Hansen

3 to 3:45 p.m. — Bay Bass Masters, Capt. Jimmy Decker

Sunday, April 29

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Lifetime of Catalina Secrets, Capt. Mark Wisch

12 to 12:45 p.m. — Coastal White Sea Bass, Capt. Barry Brightenburg, Scott Aalbers, MS; (PIER), Chugey Sepulveda, PhD; (PIER)

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. — Setting up for Lings and Reds, Capt. Todd Mansur, Capt. Dave Hansen

3 to 3:45 p.m. — Mouth Hooking Thresher Sharks With Big Success, Chugey Sepulveda, PhD; (PIER), Scott Aalbers, MS; (PIER), Craig Heberer, MS; (NOAA)

For more information visit www.pcsportfishing.com.