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LFS boating/fishing talks help transition to winter

LFS Marine and Outdoor in Bellingham has scheduled a day of free seminars for Saturday, Nov. 2 that includes four talks of 1 to 1 1/2 hours long by Northwest experts on topics ranging from winterizing your boat to the best winter salmon fishing locales and tactics.

At 9 a.m. Roger Schjelderup of Top to Bottom Marine leads off with important ways to properluwinterize and store your boat up for the winter .

At 10 a.m. Jeffery Smith of Northwest Navigation will literally wrap up the process of off-season weatherization techniques with a discussion and demonstration of the use of shrink wrap plastic.

Seminar attendees will get a chance to work some temperature-sensitive plastic film with the heat torch as well.     

At 11:30 a.m. retired 20-year Navy veteran sonarman and ardent saltwater salmon fisher Steve Chamberlin, will talk about coaxing more clarity from the fuzzy picture on your fish finder.


At 1 p.m. topping off this instructional Saturday is Captain Jay Field of Dash One Charters out of Anacortes who  will talk about terminal tackle, techniques and locations he finds most productive for winter feeder chinook.

LFS Marine and Outdoor takes reservations for each of these presentations. Call 360 734-3336 or stop by the store on Coho Way and Roeder Avenue at Squalicum Harbor.

Besides these fall seminars, LFS organizes a series of how-to talks and demonstrations focusing on shrimp, halibut and summer salmon fishing each spring, usually in mid- to late April.