2024 Saltwater Fishing School

Oak Island Friends of Parks Foundation Presents Saltwater Fishing School Fishermen wanting to improve their skills and add more fish to their coolers during 2024 have an opportunity to learn from a pair of the best on March 2, 2024. Captains Butch Foster and Jerry Dilsaver will be the featured speakers at an all-day fishing school presented by the Oak Island Friends of Parks Foundation. The Foundation and the speakers are thrilled to offer this school in-person again after a successful post pandemic return.

The school will feature sessions on the inshore species of speckled trout, red drum, black drum and flounder, plus sessions for ocean fishermen on surf fishing, catching offshore bottom fish, big reddrum, and flounder on the artificial reefs, and Spanish mackerel and king mackerel in the nearshore ocean waters. There will also be a hands-on session on throwing cast nets, both small and large. The sessions will be informal with questions welcomed.

The day should prove to be entertaining as well as informative as Captains Foster and Dilsaver
intertwine fishing tales and coastal humor into their presentations. There will be boatloads of useful knowledge too. Captain Foster is one of the most successful charter captains on the Tar Heel Coast and has decades of experience, while Captain Dilsaver is a Southern Kingfish Association National Champion and US Anglers Association Angler of the Year. Even better, the captains genuinely enjoy helping others improve their fishing knowledge and skills.

Aspiring fishermen should make plans to attend the school. The captains will share tips, techniques, and tactics with the participants. This will be the fourteenth Oak Island Saltwater Fishing School (fifteenth if you count 2021, when the school was done with a series of videos instead of in-person) and prior to the pandemic they filled in advance. Participation numbers are still limited, so it is advised to register early. The Oak Island Friends of Parks Foundation promises it will be entertaining and chock full of tips on how to make fishing more productive, more fun, and easier.

The 2024 Oak Island Saltwater Fishing School will be held Saturday, March 2, at the multi- purpose room of Ocean View United Methodist Church in Oak Island. This is at 8400 E Oak Island Drive.

The day will begin sharply at 9:00 A.M. and should conclude by 4:30 P.M. In addition to the sessions, each participant will receive a goodie bag with lots of samples and there will be door prize drawings. Lunch is also included.

Registration for the school is $75 in advance or $85 at the door – if seats are still available. The school has filled in advance in the past and it would be wise to register as early as possible. Gift
certificates are available for those wanting to give a day of fishing instruction as a gift.

For more information contact Capt. Dilsaver at 910-279-6760 or at captjerry@captjerry.com.
Information and downloadable registration forms are available on-line at www.okifriendsofparks.org and www.captjerry.com. Register by mail or in-person at the Oak Island Recreation Center.

Good Fishing