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Flat Out Fishing Offers Tips for Novice and Expert Anglers
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host the first of two special Flat Out Fishing events in Corpus Christi to help anglers start the new year with an edge. The fourth annual Flat Out Fishing event kicks off at 8 a.m., Sat., Jan. 27, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The event will be held at the university’s Science and Technology Building in Room 104. The second event will be in Lake Jackson on February 24, 2007.
These day-long events includes seminars and presentations from noted guides and experts covering a variety of bay, surf, kayak, fly and offshore fishing techniques
“Flat Out Fishing is full day of professional fishing seminars for beginning to experienced fishermen to learn how to become better anglers in a relaxed and friendly setting free of distractions and plenty of opportunities for interaction with the presenters. And the speakers are some of the most knowledgeable authorities in their field in Texas.” said TPWD Coastal Fisheries Outreach Specialist Art Morris.
Morris added that the event benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s abandoned crab trap removal program fund. That program has removed almost 20,000 abandoned crab traps from coastal waters since 2002.
Flat Out Fishing — Corpus Christi begins with a fishing-over-seagrass presentation at 8 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m. with the conclusion of Capt. Robert Zapata’s trophy trout fishing seminar.
Other scheduled speakers include Pat Hunt on using natural baits, Jim Dailey on saltwater fly fishing tactics, Nick Meyer on surf fishing Padre Island and Jeff Hermann on kayak fishing. TPWD’s Bill Balboa will offer a presentation on sargassum and tripletail, and TAMU-CC’s John Adams will help attendees understand tides and currents.
Participants will be eligible for door prizes and “goody bags.”
The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple, payable by cash, check or money order at the door. Registration fees are tax-deductible. Children under 17 may attend free.
Seating is limited to the first 100 participants. To register for the Corpus Christi event, contact Art Morris at 361-825-3356 or by e-mail at email@example.com. To register for the Lake Jackson event contact Bobby Miller at (281) 534-0110 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flat Out Fishing is underwritten by Anheuser-Busch and sponsored by CCA Texas, the Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau, Daiichi, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Texas Department of Agriculture, www.Coastalanglers.com, the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest and the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program.
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