Events

Savannah International Boat Show – 2017

I’ll be presenting an inshore fishing seminar Saturday March 4th., 2017 at 3pm at the Savannah International Boat.

Topic – An Introduction to Fishing on the Georgia Coast!

I hope you enjoy the seminar and have a fun time at the boat show! I hope to see you there!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

Savannah Boat Show – 2016

Savannah Fishing Expo

(for more boat show and seminar information go to www.savannahboatshow.com)

CAPT. JACK MCGOWAN, COASTAL RIVER CHARTERS
Coastal River Charters

Saturday, March 5th – 11am – Basics of Inshore Fishing with Capt. Jack McGowan

Saturday, March 5th – 1pm – Some of the basics of Inshore Fishing and more….

Located in the Savannah Fishing Expo Room

I hope you have a fun at the boat show and enjoy the seminars! Hope to see you there!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

Inshore Fishing Seminars at the Bahia Bleu Marina
hosted by Freedom Boat Club and the Bahia Bleu
Presenter Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

Spring Fishing on the Georgia Coast…………….April 21st, 2015……..6:00 to 7:00pm
*please note…seminar on April 14, 2015 moved to April 21st. I apologize for any inconveneince.*

where – on the porch at the Bahia Bleu. To reserve a seat call the marina at 912.354.2283.

I hope you have a good time at the seminar and pick up some useful tips!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

Bass Pro Spring Fishing Classic

Saturday and Sunday February 14th and 15th, 2014. I will be presenting a couple of seminars at Bass Pro in Savannah. Will plan on a little time working some plastics in the fish tank. Hope to see you there! Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

11AM: The Baitfish Connection Understanding seasonal movements will help you catch you more fish.

4 PM: Surf Fishing Beach and Wading strategies that work.

Inshore Fishing Seminars at the Bahia Bleu Marina
hosted by Freedom Boat Club and the Bahia Bleu
Presenter Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

Spring Fishing on the Georgia Coast…………….April 21st, 2015……..6:00 to 7:00pm

Fall Fishing on the Georgia Coast…………………Sep. 15th, 2015……..6:00 to 7:30pm

where – on the porch at the Bahia Bleu. To reserve a seat call the marina at 912.354.2283.

Thank you very much! I hope you have a fun time at the seminars and pick up good tips! Keep what you want to eat and release the rest!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan

2015 Savannah Boat Show
Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
February 27 – March 1, 2015

I’ll be presenting a seminar – Inshore Fishing on the Georgia Coast. Saturday March 1, 2015 at 11am at the 2015 Savannah Boat Show. For ticket information you can go to www.marinesource.com. Thank you! Hope to see there!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

Change of schedule. Will not at the Atlanta 2015 Boat Show. Will making posts for other seminars I’ll be speaking at in the coming days. Thank you! Capt. Jack

Atlanta Boat Show
January 15-18, 2015 | Georgia World Congress Center

I’ll be presenting an inshore fishing seminar on The Basics of Inshore Fishing at the Atlanta Boat Show. This seminar is scheduled to be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, January 17th, 2015. Time will be limited so don’t be late. If you in the Atlanta area and you’ve been thinking about fishing the coast this would be an enjoyable seminar for you. This seminar will cover many of the basics of coastal inshore fishing: rigs, tide and fishing charts, the bite and more!

If you’re coming to Savannah and would like to book a fishing please give me a call or send an email. Thank you very much!

Fish On!
Capt. Jack McGowan
912.441.9930
captjack@coastalrivercharters.com
www.coastalrivercharters.com

For Atlanta Boat Show contact information go to www.atlantaboatshow.com

2014 Spring Inshore Fishing Seminar
hosted by the Coastal Conservation Association of Georgia
and the Bahia Bleu Marina speaker Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

When – Tuesday May 27th, 2014 at 6 pm

Where- On the porch at the Bahia Bleu Marina

I hope you pick up some good tips and have lots of fun!

Fish On!

Capt. Jack McGowan
for seating please call Ron or Rory at the Bahia 912.354,2283 Thank you!

Savannah Boat & Outdoor Show
held at Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
Fishing Seminars March 8th, times 11am & 2pm

11am – The Fundamental of Inshore with Capt. Jack McGowan
We’ll talk rigs, baits and tackle with an emphasis on the fundamentals.

2pm – Fishing the Beachfront with Capt. Jack McGowan
Beachfront can be dynamic!

I hope you have a great time at the Savannah Boat & Outdoor Show! For show information go to www.savannahboatandoutdoorshow.com Hope to see you there!

Miss Judy’s Inshore Fishing and Offshore Fishing Schools
February 8th, 2014 Saturday at Tubby’s Tank House 8am – 2pm

Please contact Miss Judy Charters 912.897.4921 for tickets and other information
Cost: $90.00 each person.

This is a fun event with a wide variety fishing guides with strong skill sets! I’ll be a guest speaker at Miss Judy’s School. Following the school participants can put some of their new skills to work on a learning trip with a fishing guide. Cost $125.00 each person.

Fish the Seasons – Seminar Series with Capt. Jack McGowan

SEA TOW MARINE is presenting Fishing the Seasons seminar series with Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters!
The Bahia Bleu Marina, Freedom Boat Club and Sea Tow Marine are hosing the seminar series. These seminars will be open to members as well as the public! There will be no charge for admission but seating is limited…so come early!

Each seminar will coincide with the season –

Seminar dates and time

Fishing the Coast in the Spring – Spring April 2nd, Tuesday 6 to 7pm

Fishing the Coast in the Summer – Summer June 4th, Tuesday 6 to 7pm

Fishing the Coast in the Fall – Fall September 10th, Tuesday 6 to 7pm

Fishing the Coast in the Winter – December 3rd, Wednesday 6 to 7pm

Each season will have its differences. Recently a friend asked why canʼt he catch fish during the winter. Heʼs seeing lots of pictures in the paper. Whatʼs happening? Weʼll talk this as well other topics and to successfully approach fishing in the winter and each season.

I hope this seminar series is fun and enjoyable and helps you to better enjoy the sport! Keep only what you intend to eat and release the rest!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan

Refreshments and snacks provide by the sponsors. Please let them know if you enjoyed what was provided as well as any topics you would like in the future!
Remember the Bahia Bleu for all of your full service marina needs, Freedom Boat Club for your full service boat club needs and of course Sea Tow Marine when the unexpected happens.

Thank you!

Morning Star Marina/Bahia Bleu Marina
and Capt. Jack McGowan/Coastal River Charters
are hosting a Fly Fishing Seminar

When: Monday August 20, 2012 at 6:30pm

Where: Bahia Bleu Marina

Introduction to Inshore Fly Fishing –

*Rods, reels, lines and leaders.
Getting the right tackle for the fish you’re after!

*Proven fly patterns.

*How to rig your rods

Casting! Essentially fly fishing revolves around casting. We talk about how to develop a consistent cast and how to catch fish as well as giving participants time to practice what they are learning.

Tips and strategies to develop a consistent casting

*Putting it all together! What to look for? How to select the water you are going to fish. The hook set, fighting your fish!!!

We hope this seminar is of interest and help!

Fish On!

Capt. Jack McGowan – Scientific Angler Pro Staff/guide
www.coastalrivercharters.com

To reserve your place please call Rory or Ron @ 912.354.2283

2012 Savannah Boat & Outdoor Show –
Saturday March 3rd.at 2pm

Inshore Light Tackle Fishing “
Capt. Jack McGowan
Coastal River Charters

There will lots of boats, lots of seminars going on! Come on and join the fun! I’ll be speaking at 2pm

Bahia Bleu Marina and Freedom Boat Club
are hosting
A Spring 2012 Inshore Fishing Seminar
presented by Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

The seminar will on Wednesday March 21st, 6:30pm to 7:30pm on the back porch of the marina.

This has been unusually mild winter! Now is time to get on the water! Spring time fishing – whiting, sheepshead, seatrout, redfish, stag bass and cobia! We’ll talk about baits, rigs and tackle as well how to target your favorite species!

*An Approach to Springtime fishing*

Charts – fishing charts, navigation charts, your gps and google earth. where.

TideLogs and weather reports. when

Tips and Tackle – You are going to have adequate tackle for the job. Favorite rigs and how to use them.

To sign up please give Rory or Ron a call the Bahia 912.354.2283.

Hope you have fun and learn some useful tips! Keep what you what to eat and release the rest!

Fish On!

Capt. Jack McGowan
Coastal River Charters www.coastalrivercharters.com

On September 13th, 2011 at the Bahia Bleu marina from 6:30-8:00 PM. Capt Jack and Mike Denmark from the CCA of Georgia will discuss all the good the CCA does for our coastal fisheries. Jack will talk about how to catch your favorite inshore species including seatrout, redfish and more. The talk is designed to be helpful for a novice fisherman, as well as the experienced angler. Please call the marina at 912-354-2283 to RSVP.

Bahia Bleu Marina and Freedom Boat Club
are hosting
A Spring 2011 Fishing Seminar
presented by Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters

The seminar will be on Tuesday April 19th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm on the back porch of the marina.

Springtime is a great time to wet a line!

*We’ll talk about current conditions – what’s biting now!

*Inshore and offshore sheepshead fishing!

*Fishing for stag bass, whiting fishng and cobia!

Feel free to ask questions as well as share your own experience!

To sign up for the seminar please call Rory or Ron at the Bahia 912.354.2283. The cost is $8.00 per ticket or you can purchase three for $20.00 (a half fishing trip with me Capt. Jack will be raffled off).

Hope you have lots of fun and pick up some useful tips!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters www.coastalrivercharters.com

Ron is planning on having a representative of Georgia Department of Natural Resources on hand to put some timely boating or fishing information.

Support your local CCA Chapter by becoming a member! www.gacca.org

SaltWater Sportsman 2011 National Seminar Series will be hosting a seminar in Savannah………February 5 at Armstrong Atlantic State University, The Armstrong Center

I will one of the panelist along with other fishermen with lots of experience to share as well Spud Woodward who has a vast scientific knowledge as well fishing experience. For more information or to sign up for the seminars hosted by George Poveromo, go to www.nationalseminarseries.com or call 1-800-448-7360.

Should be a fun event with plenty for an experienced or inexperienced angler to take in. This is a great way to boast your fun of the sport!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan

The Coastal Conservation Association Skidaway Island Chapter

is having there monthly meeting Monday October 11th, 2010 at 7:00pm

at  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island

I’ll be the guest speaker  (Capt. Jack McGowan) talking about fall fishing!  We talk about what’s biting and how to catch them!  There will be raffle for a half  day charter for three!

Should be a fun time whether you are an experience or inexperienced fisher angler!

There have been lots of nice caught lately.  Fall is a great to fish the coast!

Hope to see you the seminar.  As always support local CCA chapter.

Fish On!

Capt. Jack McGowan

Morningstar/Bahia Bleu Marina and Freedom Boat Club are hosting An inshore Seminar with Capt. Jack McGowan of Coastal River Charters.

  • What – A Fishing Seminar – Spring Fishing on the Coast!
  • Where – On the Patio of the Bahia Bleu Marina, 2812 River Driver, Thunderbolt, GA. 31404
  • When – Tuesday April 27nd 6:30pm to 7:30pm

We had a longer colder winter than most years. Now Spring is finally here and so is some great fishing!

We’ll talk about what’s biting from whiting and sharks to cobia. How to get set up for and target these favorite inshore species. As well a little on fishing the beach fronts for redfish and sea trout. How to make sense out of the tides, boat handling, conservation & courtesy (a few words about the colder than normal winter and the impact on the fishery).

Raffle tickets will be sold for $5.00 apiece or three for $10.00. The winning ticket will be entitled to a half day of inshore fishing for one or two people with Capt. Jack McGowan at mutually agreed time and date. The ticket will be good for one year from the seminar date and is transferable. If wish you can gift it to a friend!

The hour should pass quickly if there’s more you would like covered you can book a learning charter with Capt. Jack.

Those interested in current fishing information can check out Capt. Jack’s fishing report at www.coastalrivercharters.com

Hope this of interest and help!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan 912.441.9930

RSVP to Ron or Susie at 912.354.2283


Morningstar/Bahia Bleu Marina and Freedom Boat Club are hosting An Inshore Seminar with Capt. Jack McGowan of Coastal River Charters

  • What – A Fishing Seminar – Fall Fishing on the Coast!
  • Where – On the Patio of the Bahia Bleu Marina, 2812 River Driver, Thunderbolt, GA. 31404
  • When – Tuesday September 22nd 6:30pm to 7:30pm

You made through the dog days of summer. Now some best fishing just ahead! It’s time to grab that rod and head to the river! Before heading out it’s always good to bone up on:

*What’s biting, *What to look for, *Favorite tackle, *How to make sense out the tides,*Boat handling, *Conservation & Courtesy. This give you an idea of what will discussed.

The aim of this seminar is to help interested in better enjoying the sport of fall inshore fishing!

Raffle tickets will be sold for $5.00 apiece or three for $10.00. The winning ticket will be entitled to a half day of inshore fishing for one or two people with Capt. Jack McGowan at mutually agreed time and date. The ticket will be good for one year from the seminar date and is transferable. If wish you can gift it to a friend!

The hour should pass quickly if there’s more you would like covered you can book a learning charter or charter with Capt. Jack. On occasion after some seminars a list is passed where those desiring to participate on a learning can share the charter.

Those interested in current fishing information can check out Capt. Jack’s fishing report at www.coastalrivercharters.com click fishing reports.

Hope this of interest and help!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan 912.441.9930

RSVP to Ron or Susie at 912.354.2283


Inshore Fishing Seminar

Morningstar/Bahia Bleu Marina and Freedom Boat Club will be presenting and Inshore Fishing Seminar with Capt.Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters Monday June 8th at the Bahia Bleu Marina 2812 River Drive, Thunderbolt, Ga.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Many have said the Georgia coast can be one of the trickiest places to fish. Not surprisingly it can also be of the most fun and enjoyable places to fish as well.

The aim of this seminar is to help those interested to better enjoy fishing on the coast!

Spring has arrived! Its time to dust off those rods and go fishing!

The seminar will cover the following topics –

*Tricks and Tips

*Tackle. A how to on tackle selection, maintenance and use.

*Useful Fish’in information.

Will try to cover most of the bases in the time provided. Those desiring more information can always book a learning charter!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan

RSVP to Ron or Susie at 912.354.2283


Will be speaking at the Shallow Fishing Expo in Atlanta January 24th & 25th go to www.castlow.com for more information. Will be a fun event with lots of exhibitors, seminars and casting demonstrations! This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Will be speaking at Miss Judy’s 2009 INSHORE FISHING CLINICS

TWO INSHORE SCHOOLS

Dates: January 31, 2009

February 21, 2009

Time: 8:00AM – 2:00 PM

ONE OFFSHORE SCHOOL

Date: February 7, 2009

Time: 8:00AM – 2:00 PM

Place: Tubby’s Tank House 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt, Georgia 31404

Cost: $90.00 (included one day class, breakfast, and lunch)

Please call 912 897 4921 now for reservations

Please sign up as soon as possible! There is limited entry!

Fish On! Capt. Jack McGowan


March 5th and 6th, 2005 – The Savannah International Boat Show

Check out the lastest boats!

I’ll be presenting a seminar March 6th on inshore fishing at 3:00pm. This would be a good time ask your questions!

For more information go to www.savannahinternationalboatshow.com Hope to see you there!

Good Fishing! Capt. Jack McGowan


February 26th and 27th – Atlanta’s Fly Fishing Festival

Gwinnett Civic Center – Atlanta, GA. Lots of top notch presentations, seminars and product.

I’m doing seminars at 10:30 and 2:30 on Fishing the Georgia Coast: How-To’s.

Hope you make it! Should be a fun event! For more information go to www.castlow.com.


Savannah Red Trout Celebrity Classic
Date:
November 18–20, 2004
The Place: Bahia Blue Marina, Thunderbolt, GA
Contact: Jennifer Hilimire, 800-476-4483


Coastal Conservation Association – Low Country Boil & Cocktails
Date:
December 2, 2004
Time: 6:30 p.m.
The Place: Bahia Blue Marina, Thunderbolt, GA
Tickets: $20
Contact: Russell Kent @ 912-687-2913, or Hillari Keese @ 912-481-1364


Past Events

March 11 , 2004

Inshore Fishing Seminar hosted by Captain Jack McGowan, Coastal River Charters and Chuck King (The Land Captain), Manager of Cranman’s Sporting World.

The Place: Seminar will held on the back porch deck of the Bahia Blue Marina.
The Time: Seminar will start at 700 pm, concludes by 900 pm.
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2004
Topic: Introduction into Light Tackle Inshore Fishing

No charge for seminar!!!
Chuck and Jack will begin the seminar by discussing some their favorite tackle. Chuck will tell you about some of the hot items for the season! Chuck and Jack will discuss rigging tackle as well guide you in your next purchase. After being properly rigged you’re ready to fish! Well almost.

Topics that will be touch on:
Conservation, Fishing local Waters, Improving Your Fishing Techniques and more!

As you might guess there’s a lot to cover in a short time! We’ll try to condense the material in a logical coherent manner with the belief you will gain a substantive understanding and appreciation of the Sport. If you’re new to the sport many people begin with a charter. My suggestion is more you know prior to a charter, the more enjoyment you’re likely to experience.

I’m Capt. Jack McGowan I’ve been fishing local waters since I was a young boy (I’m 48 years old). I am full time inshore guide. I grew up in Savannah and with the exception two years in prep school at St. Andrew’s in Tennessee and three years in the Army, Savannah has been my home. It is my pleasure to share some of what I’ve learned. Chuck King is the manager of Cransman’s. Chuck has fished all over North America for almost everything that swims for 50 years.

Good Fishing! Captain Jack McGowan


February 28th and 29th, 2004

Atlanta’s Fly Fishing Festival should be a lot fun! Lots of seminars. For more information go to http://www.castlow.com


February 26, 2004

The CCA Coastal Conservation Association Savannah Chapter is having their annual banquet, dinner and auction Thursday , February 26th, 2004 at the Elks Lodge 183 Wilshire Blvd.. Tickets are $60.00 each or $75.00 per couple.

Call 912-764-6222 for tickets and information