MarineMax to Host Free Seminar – Trolling for Wahoo, Dolphin and Tuna

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (June 1, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that their Panama City Beach store will be hosting a fishing seminar on how to catch wahoo, dolphin and tuna on June 11, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Each year the offshore fishing begins to pick up beginning in June and lasts through September and many consider this the best time to fish the Panama City area. This seminar is designed to provide tips and techniques that build angler confidence and disseminate methodologies to successfully catch catch wahoo, dolphin and tuna.
Tom Putnam, from Half-Hitch Tackle Store, who has been the fishing seminar instructor for the last 14 years, will be leading the seminar. He will share extensive expertise on catching these elusive game fish. Tom will detail the proper approaches using various rods, reels, tackle and bait. He will also coach on bait presentation and landing techniques for these unpredictable fighters. Printed materials will be handed out for future reference and professional vocalist Bob Fowler will provide entertainment during the halftime break.
“If you are a novice or simply trying to improve your game, this seminar will be informative and entertaining,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, MarineMax Panama City Beach. “Even if you are a seasoned offshore fishermen you may glean new skills and learn some successful tips if you attend.”
The event is free to the public and attendees will receive special discount coupon cards good at any Half-Hitch Tackle Store. To reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, June 10, 2016, to julie.eliasen@marinemax.com or RSVP for the class on the MarineMax Panama City Beach store website http://www.marinemax.com/panamacity.

MarineMax Panama City Beach to Host Free Seminar on Successfully Fishing the Flats

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (March 31, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that their Panama City Beach store will be hosting a “Fishing the Flats” seminar. The seminar explains the proper techniques and methods to successfully fish the backwaters and nearby sounds around Panama City Beach. The event will be held at MarineMax Panama City Beach on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in a fun, classroom environment.

In this instructive seminar, professional fishermen and owner of Half-Hitch Tackle Stores, Tom Putnam, will share his extensive expertise in shallow water sight fishing for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, jacks, as well as other species. Tom will detail how to target many of the species that forage in the grassy flats off the bayous and creeks surrounding West, North and East Bay. He will share when, where and proper approaches using various rods, reels, tackle and bait. Tom will also coach on bait presentation, casting, hook setting and landing techniques for these elusive fish.

Printed materials will be handed out for future reference and professional vocalist and seminar host Bob Fowler will provide entertainment during the halftime break.

“Fishing the flats requires special skills and knowledge that differ greatly from other styles of fishing. Tom will teach everything you need to know to be successful,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, MarineMax Panama City. “Even if you are a seasoned inshore fishermen you may glean new skills and learn some successful tips when you attend.”

The event is free to the public and attendees will receive special discount coupon cards good at any Half-Hitch Tackle Store. To reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, April 8, 2016 to Julie Eliasen at 850-708-1317 or email to julie.eliasen@marinemax.com.

MarineMax Venice Launches All-New Sea Pro Boats

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Venice, Fla., (March 28, 2016) – MarineMax Venice will be displaying the latest models from Sea Pro at their Venice store. The all-new incarnation of the Sea Pro brand promises seven new models in 2016. The new models will be built in a recently renovated 200,000-square-foot facility in Whitmire, South Carolina.

“We are excited to have these brand-new models that have just arrived at the store,” stated Aaron Kramer, MarineMax Venice General Manager. “We now have the Sea Pro 208 Bay and 228 Bay models along with the deep-V, center console 239. And, we have several more models on their way. These are premium boats that are exceptionally well priced.”

Original owner of Sea Pro, Jimmy Hancock along with Preston Wrenn, former founder of Tidewater boats, have teamed up to resurrect the Sea Pro brand with innovative new features and state-of-the-art construction.

“As we move into spring and the weather is getting warmer, this new generation of center console fishing boats from Sea Pro, that they are dubbing ‘the Next Wave,’ are perfect for fishing enthusiasts to get into a new boat at a great price,” added Kramer. “I think our biggest concern with this new line is that they will sell so well we will have trouble keeping them in stock.”

Along with “the Next Wave” of Sea Pro, MarineMax Venice offers new Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Galeon Yachts, Azimut, Ocean Alexander, Harris Pontoon and Scarab Jet Boat models.

For more information or to make an appointment, call MarineMax Venice 941-485-3388.

MarineMax to Host Free Seminar on Successfully Targeting Cobia

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (March 2, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that their Panama City Beach store will be hosting “Learn When, Where and How to Catch Cobia.” The seminar will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 9 AM to 11 AM in a classroom environment at MarineMax Panama City Beach.

On display at the event will be bay, near-shore and offshore fishing boat models including the latest the Sea Pro lineup. The all-new incarnation of the Sea Pro brand promises seven new models in 2016. The new models will be built in a recently renovated 200,000-square-foot facility in Whitmire, South Carolina.

The waters around Panama City Beach, and the Florida Panhandle in general, are famous for its cobia bite that runs from mid-March through early May. In this timely and instructive seminar, professional fisherman and owner of Half-Hitch Tackle Stores, Tom Putnam, will share his extensive expertise on catching this elusive fish species. Tom will detail the when, where and how to catch big cobia with proper approaches using various rods, reels, tackle and bait. He will also coach on bait presentation and landing techniques for these hard fighting fish.

Printed materials will be handed out for future reference and professional vocalist and seminar host Bob Fowler will provide entertainment during the halftime break.

“Whether you are a novice or want to improve you skills at fishing for cobia, this seminar will be informative and entertaining,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, at MarineMax Panama City. “Even if you are a seasoned offshore fisherman, you may glean new skills and learn some successful tips when you attend.”

The event is free to the public and attendees will receive special discount coupon cards good at any Half-Hitch Tackle Store. To reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, March, 11, 2016, to julie.eliasen@marinemax.com, or RSVP for the class at http://www.marinemax.com/panamacity (scroll down and click on the “EVENTS” tab).

Boston Whaler’s Outrageous Press Event at MIBS

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At a press event held today at the Miami International Boat Show, Boston Whaler introduced the all-new 250 Outrage, 280 Outrage and 330 Outrage and was awarded Boating Magazine’s 2016 Boat of the Year for its 420 Outrage model. Boston Whaler President, Huw Bower, invited Miami International Boat Show attendees to test ride these fantastic Outrage models.

MarineMax to Host Free Seminar on Targeting Sheepshead and Spanish Mackerel

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (January 27, 2016) – MarineMax announced today that their Panama City Beach store will be hosting their first fishing seminar of the year, “Catching Sheepshead and Spanish Mackerel.” The seminar will be held on February 13, 2014 from 9 AM to 11:00 AM in a classroom environment at MarineMax Panama City Beach.

Winter brings colder weather that drive many game fish to warmer waters. However, sheepshead can be found inshore lurking around structures and historically, Spanish mackerel will soon be making an appearance in early spring. In this fun and instructive seminar, professional fishermen, Tom Putnam, will share his extensive expertise on catching these disparate fish species. Tom will detail the proper approaches using various rods, reels, tackle and bait. They will also coach on bait presentation and landing techniques for these fun to catch fish. Printed materials will be handed out for future reference and professional vocalist Bob Fowler will provide entertainment during the halftime break.

“If you are a novice or simply trying to improve your game, this seminar will be informative and entertaining,” said Bob Fowler, sales consultant and broker, MarineMax Panama City. “Even if you are a seasoned offshore fishermen you may glean new skills and learn some successful tips when you attend.”

The event is free to the public and attendees will receive special discount coupon cards good at any Half-Hitch Tackle Store. To reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, 12 February 2016 to Julie Eliasen at 850-708-1317 or email to julie.eliasen@marinemax.com.

MarineMax Panama City Beach to Hold Free Fishing Seminar – Trout and Winter Fishing

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., (November 30, 2015) – MarineMax Panama City Beach announced today that they will be hosting a free seminar on targeting and landing trout and other area bay and gulf winter species, December 12, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The “Trout and Winter Fishing on Our Bays and Gulf” seminar will be held at MarineMax Panama City Beach in a classroom setting.

“Join us for our last free seminar of this season. Our resident instructor Tom Putnam, Owner of Half-Hitch Tackle Stores, will teach the techniques, methodology and proper tackle for fishing to successfully catch trout and other winter species,” said seminar host Bob Fowler, Sales Consultant and Broker at MarineMax Panama City Beach. “Tom will share his trade secrets to catching winter trout and other great fish on our beautiful Panhandle Bays and Gulf.”

Trout and other species can be caught in the Panama City Beach area all year. However, as the water cools the populations of fish move to the warmer waters inshore. Trout and other fish species are cold-blooded and their body temperatures stay around the same as the water that they swim in, which factors into slowing their metabolism. Temperate waters in the bays and rivers around the Panama City are warmer and provide sanctuary; good news for local fishermen looking to catch trout.

“Having the proper tackle and knowing how, where and when to find trout and winter species will give you a great advantage. That is what this seminar is all about,” added Fowler

Each participant will receive free instructional sheets and a valuable Half-Hitch Discount Coupon and, as usual, your host Bob Fowler will be providing the ‘half-time entertainment’ with his professional vocal styling.

For more information contact Julie Eliasen at 850-708-1317or email julie.eliasen@marinemax.com.