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Capt. Sergio Atanes

Saltwater Fishing CollegE

October 17 and 18,  2020

Capt. Sergio’s Fishing School will cover some of the basics and advance methods of fishing.  We have 6 local captains working with Capt. Sergio, each teaching their own techniques to help you catch more fish.  A 2-day class hands on and power point format.


Some of the items covered in the class:     

  • Rigging techniques (knot tying-leaders-hooks-tackle)

  • Our class covers areas to fish both for shore anglers and boaters

  • When and where to fish (from Double Branch to Fort DeSoto)

  • How to catch Snook-Redfish-Trout-Cobia-Flounder-Mackerel-Tarpon

  • Understanding Tides and Solunar Tables and making them work for you

  • How to throw a bait net


The class starts at 11:00 a.m. Saturday and runs through 3 pm with a 30-minute lunch break.  Sunday class starts at 10:00 a,m. and runs through 2 p.m.

 Cost $60.00 for adults and $40.00 for kids 15 and under, lunch is included.

Class is limited to 30 students on a first come bases.

Capt. Sergio’s Saltwater Fishing School Schedule


October 17th Saturday 

  • 11:00 a.m. Sign up and introduction.

  • 11:30 a.m. Tackle selection.

  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch.

  • 1:00 p.m. Tarpon Springs area (Capt. Sean Signore).

  • 2:30 p.m.  Capt. Edward Caldwell (AKA Mr. Snook)

  • 3:00 p.m.  Cast netting class (learn from the pros).


October 18th Sunday

  • 10:00 a.m. Fort DeSoto area (Capt. Sergio Atanes).

  • 11:00 am. Local knowledge (Capt. Charlie Howell).

  • Noon: Break

  • 1:00 p.m. Lower Tampa Bay (Capt. Sergio Atanes)

  • 2:00 p.m. North Tampa Bay-Double Branch to Howard Frankland area (Capt. Cristian Minami & Capt. Kenny Smith).


The school is sponsored by: Tampa Fishing Outfitter,  Loadmaster Trailers, Yamaha, Fins Braided lines, Power Pole, Stadium Toyota, Okuma and Pathfinder Boats. 

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