The kids fishing clinic will begin with a thirty-minute classroom-style discussion of fundamental fishing techniques, tackle, and safety. Capt. Don will demo various fishing techniques while showcasing a wide variety of fish species. Each kid will also get a free Hook the Future/ Carolina Skiff custom rod & reel combo. You won’t want to miss this hands-on, interactive fishing clinic for kids. As Capt. Don says, “Kids can catch big fish just like adults. The fish doesn’t know who is holding the rod.” 

Seminar Takeaways:

  • How to choose the correct weights and baits based on where the fish you are targeting live.
  • The difference between bottom feeders and those that chase bait at the top of the water.
  • The importance of using circle hooks and de-hookers as a successful technique to ensures a healthy release.
  • How to correctly dispose of fishing lines and the different types of litter that can cause environmental problems.
  • The importance of water safety and fishing with a buddy. 
  • Being prepared with the right fishing apparel, including life vests and more.

About Captain Don Dingman:

Capt. Don is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, whose life has always revolved around the ocean. He grew up fishing, surfing, and diving and has been a charter captain for many years, spending most of his life on the water. As host of the popular television show Hook the Future for the last 18 years, he shares his experience with the next generation.

In Hook the Future, he takes kids fishing worldwide and enables them to experience world-class fishing at its finest while instilling our environment's values of being good stewards. Since 2005, Captain Don also hosts Kids Fishing Clinics at major boat shows and events across the Southeast, teaching thousands of families annually how to succeed in fishing while spending quality time in the outdoors with people you love.

This special event is free with your admission.