THE FISHING SCHOOLS

with Will Kirkpatrick

A fishing, learning vacation on “Big Sam”

1989

2015

 

27th Year

 

Although The Fishing Schools are held on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, the knowledge and expertise acquired is applicable to all bodies of water when in the pursuit of Bass or other gamefish in fresh or saltwater. Our and classes are continually updated to reflect the newest equipment and products. Cost of all schools includes lodging, meals, classroom material and instructor’s fees.

This years first class is my two day hands on Map & Electronics with our hands on sonar portion utilizing Lowrance/Navico's updated HDS electronic color sonar units e/w GPS (Global Positioning System) and Structure Scan. In addition we have an “Extensive” 35 MM slide program of real life situations showing CHART/SONAR unit screens taken on Rayburn using my HDS screen capture feature. Our second day is spent detailing topographical and hydrographical maps and correlating their relationship to fishing success while outlining seasonal bass movements.

Our second class of the year is our week long fishing program geared towards understanding and catching “Big Bass”. I’ve scheduled this class during Rayburn’s pre-spawn - spawn period. This school entails fishing approximately nine hours each day. During our evening classroom periods we build a special “Big Bass pattern formula including pre-spawn habits, required equipment, migration routes, holding cover, preferred lures, “catching times”, etc. Anglers must bring their own boats and equipment to this class. Mickey Eastman, host of Houston’s KILT Outdoor radio program will be here again this year for his annual Bass outing which is our annual fun fishing time together each year

2015 Class Schedule

Students Talk About
The Fishing School Classes

Map & Electronics Class

January 30 - February 1 $245.00 Tuition

Friday evening through Sunday afternoon

Minimum of 8 - Maximum of 12

"I did not realize how little I knew about bass fishing until after attending the Fishing School."

--Rodney Bingham, Houston, Texas

Big Bass Special

March 22 - 27 $450.00 Tuition

Sunday evening through Friday afternoon

Minimum of 8 - Maximum of 12

"There is so much information out there - it takes someone like Will Kirkpatrick to put it all together"

Kate Truhan, Houston, Texas

All classes are on a first come, first served basis and require a 50% deposit 30 days prior to class date with all prices based on double occupancy.

For further information or for class date availability, call me at (409-584-3177), or if you prefer, you can write me at 21815 FM 705, Broaddus, Texas 75929

Fishing School sponsors include: Arbogast, Bandit, Bomber, Booyah, Cordell, Heddon, Lindy, Rebel, Silver Thread, Smithwick, Thill, Xcalibur, Yum, www.lurenet.com, Lowrance Electronics, www.lowrance.com, G. Loomis Rods, www.gloomis.com

Will has been the author of The Houston Chronicle Newspaper's Online Freshwater blog (http://blog.chron.com/freshwater) since its inception in February 2007, plus a field reporter for KILT Outdoors radio show (Houston).

Will is also an active member of the Texas Outdoor Writer’s Association.

He was chosen by Texas' Governor Rick Perry as one of the Governor's three appointees to the State's Recreational Boating Safety Panel in 2009.

Before resigning (after 8 years due to Hatchery Gate now at $53 Million dollars and still not completed), he was one of twelve anglers statewide who were members of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Freshwater Fishery Advisory Board

For more information on Sam Rayburn Reservoir, my Fishing Report, my Guide Service, or The Fishing Schools, please use these links or give me a call before 8:00 pm at 409-584-3177.

To enroll in either of my Fishing Classes, please fill out the following application, after checking by phone (409-584-3177) for availability and mailing your application with the required deposit.


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