January 16th – Friday night at 6pm kicks off our event with our Auction and Banquet!
Bid on vacation packages, boating equipment, unique art pieces, local restaurant packages and much more all while enjoying a catered dinner and great friends.
January 17th – Saturday morning at 9 am is Boats Away in our one of a kind Tag and Release Striped Bass Fishing Tournament! Be there to catch the live action and then stick around for a ton of fun activities!
10:00 – 11:30 AM – Cape Fear River Fisheries Science Forum
11am – 2pm – Community Education Day!
Education is an important component successful fishery restoration. Our fun activities focus on the Cape Fear River’s incredible anadromous fish and the importance of restoring our fishery restoration. Come on out and bring the kids to participate in activities like: Face Painting, Casting Lessons, Microscope Fun, Arts and Crafts, Fish Printing, Fish Anatomy and Much More!
11am-2pm – Boat Trips!
All aboard the Wilmington Water Tours Boat “The Wilmington” for a wonderful guided tour up the Cape Fear River! Registration links and time schedule coming SOON!
12:00 Noon – Jot Owens Fishing Workshop
Captain Jot Owens will be giving a FREE Cape Fear River Striped Bass Fishing Seminar starting at 12pm. This seminar will go over tactics for fishing for Cape Fear River Striped Bass; what lures, what tides, where to fish, tackle and more… This seminar will last about 45 minutes to an hour.
Captains for the Striper Tournament are some of the most well respected guides in this area. They understand the Striper fishery and understand why it is so important to protect it. To see a list of our captains, click here. If you want to fish the Cape Fear Region, these guides will put you on the fish.