Seminars & Demos Schedule

Our show features a comprehensive lineup of seminars and demonstrations! Use the buttons below to find what interests you!


Fishing Seminars
Hawg Trough Demos
Kayak Pond Demos


Wildlife Seminars
Hiking Seminars
Hunting Seminars
US Coast Guard Demos



Fishing Seminar Speakers & Topics

Proper Presentation of Soft Plastics

  • Friday – 5p

Targeting All Saltwater Species with Soft Plastics

  • Saturday – 12p
  • Sunday – 12p

The Evolution of Al Gag’s Lures

  • Saturday – 4p

Al Gag … Al “Gag” Gagliarducci, of Al Gag’s Fishing Lures, is known and well respected throughout the East Coast as the inventor of the now famous Whip-it Fish and Whip-It Eels soft plastic lure. Al has a long history in the fishing industry. He has been building and designing custom lures since 1978.

His passion for making better lures stems from his love of fishing and the knowledge that there is always a little room for improvement. Drawing from his many years of experience out on the water, Al knew he could design a better product that would not only meet his needs, but the needs of avid fishermen and women throughout the county and now the World! Today, Al has a full line of custom lures and you can find Al speaking at fishing shows up and down the East Coast.

Gag’s most now famous lures are called the ‘Whip-It Eel” “Whip-it Fish” and his NEW 5oz World Record Striper Company RATTLE head and the 1/2oz Underspin! This special lures have  a custom molded head, life like eyes and, a shape that adds a natural swimming action that fish love.

Friday – 2p
Saturday – 3p
Sunday – 3p

Capt. Greg Dubrule, of Blackhawk Sport Fishing, has been a popular figure in the New England charter and partyboat industries for over four decades. He possesses an extensive knowledge of both inshore and offshore fishing, from 1,000 lb blue marlin and giant tuna to striped bass and blackfish. He’s been a featured seminar speaker at all the major sport and fishing shows throughout the lower 48 states.

Greg has been written up in national publications such as Outdoor Life, Saltwater Sportsman, Field and Stream, and countless other regional and national publications- even Newsweek magazine. Dozens of television shows have featured him over the years, including Al Linderfrom The In-Fisherman series.

He’s a colorful and excitable seminar speaker willing to share his experiences and expertise to instruct anyone on how to catch’em.  Greg is currently the owner and operator of the partyboat BlackHawkout of Niantic, CT where he puts a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm into the BlackHawk’s own Take A Kid Fishing and Black Hawk and the Community.

Friday 3p
Saturday 10a
Sunday – 10a & 2p

Captain Joe Diorio is a well-known for fishing throughout the New England community. He has been fishing the coastal waters of CT, RI and NY for over 25 years. He is the owner and operator of Joe Diorio Guide Service, which runs out of CT on his 22’ Bluefin.

Joe is best known for catching trophy sized Stripers in the New England area throughout the year, but also has an extensive knowledge targeting various other species in the area. Joe is a 3 time On The Water Magazine, “Angler of the Year” and has won and placed numerous tournaments. He has landed many Stripers over 50 pounds, one 60+ pounder, and this past season Joe caught and released a massive Striper over 70+ pounds. This past season alone Joe and his clients have boated over 10 plus Stripers at an astonishing 50 plus pounds. Each of those Stripers were released to assure the protection and future of Striped Bass. Recently Joe did a TV show with On The Water Magazine that will be aired in February 2019.

He is affiliated with some of the very best companies in the industry which allows him and his clients to fish with some top of the line products the fishing world has to offer. Joe’s seminar is one that you will not want to miss.

Friday – 4p
Saturday – 1p
Sunday – 3p

Captain Ralph Wilkins of National Geographic’s Wicked Tuna

Captain Ralph and the Odysea are featured in the National Geographic channel’s Wicked Tuna. Along with other skilled fisherman, Captain Ralph and First Mate Kit Pirate Vallee set out in the fierce waters of the North Atlantic in the hopes of catching the elusive and valuable Bluefin Tuna. These men rely on fishing for their livelihood, and with the potential for a high price tag for one fish the competition can, and often is, brutal.

Sunday 1p

The presentation will cover tactics used by the myself and others for targeting larger striped bass in the era where large striped bass are increasingly rare in the surf.

Surfcasting for Striped Bass: Reading Water Equals Catching Stripers

Come learn the keys to catching striped bass from one of the East Coast’s leading striped bass experts.

He will discuss what to look for when you hit the beach, how to find where fish congregate. He will explain how wind impacts the surf. He will let you know what his top four lures are for catching striped bass are. DJ has authored 5 books on surfcasting for stripers.

About DJ Muller

DJ Muller is a leading authority on catching striped bass from the surf. He has authored 5 books, including “The Surfcaster’s Guide to the Striper Coast,” “Striper Strategies,” “Fishing the Cape Cod Canal” and more! He has traveled the east coast extensively from Maine to OBX catching stripers all along. His experience base is extensive. He spends time as a surf guide, has written hundreds of articles, and runs his popular Bass Class as well as other talks and seminars. DJ can be reached