‘Salmonar’ fishing classes begin May 1

Published on Thu, Apr 24, 2008
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‘Salmonar’ fishing classes begin May 1

Jim Jorgensen’s famed salmon fishing class, Salmonar, is back for 2008.

Jorgensen, who has 40 years of experience running Jim’s Salmon Charter, offers the class annually to those fishers who want to learn how to successfully catch fish or just to improve their skill set.

The master angler offers a total of 12 hours of instruction over six weeks. Five classes concentrate on salmon fishing looking at techniques for downrigger fishing, trolling, mooching and jigging. He will point out the best areas in Chart 18421 to fish and talk about equipment, cutting and preparation of bait and fishing regulations in Washington and B.C.

One session offers techniques for rockfish, lingcod and halibut, where to fish and types of gear. The above is only a basic description of the course; lots of insider fishing tips are given to take the beginner fisher to an advanced level and the advanced fisher to near-mythic prowess. How big was that fish again?

The cost of the course is $100 and includes materials except the chart. It runs Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. beginning May 1 through June 5 at the Bellingham Senior Center, 315 Halleck Street, Bellingham. Call Jim Jorgensen at 332-6724 to enroll.