We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem, NC

May 8, 2017 Meeting

Our next meeting will take place Monday, May 8, 2017 at Golden Corral Hanes Mall, dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be Captain Barry Bierstedt of Family Ties Charter. He will be speaking on live bait fishing for king mackerel. Hope to see you there!

April 10, 2017 Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on April 10, 2017 at Hanes Mall Golden Corral, dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Our speaker will be John Cranford and Steve Craven, teaching techniques of fishing for Spanish Mackerel. They’ll have rods, tackle on hand to show you what you need.  Tony Knight will also be speaking on the possibility of having a captain’s course for our club.

Our fishing school went very well.

Upcoming events
W will have a lead pour on April 29, 2017 at Dieter’s house in Clemmons, NC. Cost is $20 per person which includes lunch (Dieter deep fries a mean turkey), and 10 pounds of lead that you’ll pour in desired available molds. Any extra weight is $1 per pound. Please make plans to pay at the April meeting if you plan to attend this event.

Sonar Boot Camp on Sunday, May 7, 2017 (because Saturdays are so busy for folks) in Salisbury, NC. We will start at 8 a.m. and end at 4:30-5:00 p.m.  We will be learning all there is to know about setting up and using your electronics. Doesn’t matter what kind you use. We’ll have a hands on lab to learn in and all food/drinks are provided. We will get a discount based upon how many folks sign up. We need a minimum of 6 which will be $165 ($35 discount). If we get 11, we’ll pay $150.00 ($50.00 discount). If you want to up your game, this is the opportunity for you. Please message Donna Gray if you are interested in attending ASAP!

Club Meeting March 13, 2017 Meeting

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The Triad Saltwater Anglers will meet on March 13th at Golden Corral at Hanes Mall. Dinner will begin at 6:00 and the meeting will start at 7:00.
Our speaker will be Todd Shamel from the North Carolina Coastal Conservation Association (CCANC). Todd is the assistant director for the western region of North Carolina. He is a Winston Salem native. For those not familiar with CCA, they are a very large organization who represent the 17 coastal states from the northeastern US, down to the gulf coast of Texas. They are by far our biggest advocate as recreational fishermen.
Todd will be speaking specifically about what is going on with the North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries, and the accomplishments CCANC has been able to achieve over the years in working with them.
This will be a most informative meeting regarding the progress of recreational fishing and the direction we are headed for the future in North Carolina.
In addition we will have a second speaker, Will Cathey, who will talk about the upcoming season of striped bass fishing on the Roanoke River.
Don’t miss this one!
Just a reminder, TSA Fishing School is coming up on March 18th. Our lineup of speakers has gotten even greater with additional freshwater sessions being added. We still have a few slots open if you have friends who may be interested. Sign up soon, we are limited to 100 spaces!  Link to registration form is above.

Fishing School Update

Please find a link to the updated fishing school registration below. We have expanded the offerings to include some fresh water fishing topics to further serve the anglers in our community.


Next Meeting February 13, 2017 & Fishing School Registration Reminder


Attention members, please make sure you turn your registration (see link above) in for the upcoming saltwater fishing school at the February meeting to enjoy the reduced early bird registration rate. The February meeting will take place on February 13, 2017 at Hanes Mall Golden Corral, dinner at 6, meeting at 7. Our speaker for February will be Jason Peters. Jason works for the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, previously he designed and implemented coastal habitat enhancement projects. He is current head of the Artificial Reef Program for NCDMF. Look forward to seeing everyone there!

January 9, 2017 Meeting Cancelled

The meeting scheduled for tonight, January 9, 2017 has been cancelled due to weather and road conditions. We’ll see you all next month.

Club Records – Inshore/Offshore Challenge


Attached you’ll find a list of current club records.

2017 TSA Saltwater Fishing School, March 18, 2017, Winston Salem, NC


Our annual saltwater fishing school will take place on March 18, 2017 at the Quality Inn & Suites, 2008 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston Salem, NC.  Click on link above to open and print a registration form in pdf format.

Registration fees:
Members: $65.00 (by Feb. 18) $80.00 (after Feb. 18)

Non-Member: $75.00 (by Feb. 18) $90.00 (after Feb. 18)

See below for topics/speaker schedule:
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30-9:15 a.m. Bottom Fishing: The Whole Enchilada, Captain Stewart Merritt, Salt Air Ventures, Captain John Cawthern, Procastinator Sportfishing, and Captain Butch Foster, Yeah Right Charters
*Poolside Hands On How to Throw a Cast Net out by the pool (weather permitting, dress appropriately), Captain Mike Lundy

9:15-10:00 a.m. King Mackerel Fishing: The Whole Nine Yards, Captain Dieter Cardwell and Captain Jody Gay, Owner – Blue Water Candy Lures

*Poolside Hands On How to Throw a Cast Net out by the pool (weather permitting, dress appropriately), Captain Mike Lundy

10:00-10:15 a.m. Break

10:15-11:00 a.m. Inshore Fishing: The Works (Red Drum, Trout and Flounder), Captain Stewart Merritt, Salt Air Ventures, Captain Jeff Koen, FISH IBX, Captain Rod Thomas, a/k/a Captain Ponytail, Captain Ponytail Guide Service
*Poolside Hands On How to Throw a Cast Net out by the pool (weather permitting, dress appropriately), Mike Lundy

11:00-11:45 a.m. Offshore Fishing: Captain John Cawthern, Procastinator Sportfishing, Captain Jody Gay, Owner, Blue Water Candy Lures

11:45-12:30 pm. Lunch

12:30-1:30 p.m. Finding Fish From Space: Captain Dave Tilley, Owner saltwatercentral.com

1:30-2:30 p.m. Sonar: Myth Busters, Captain Roy Barrow, Wacky Riggers

2:30-3:00 p.m. Wrap/Up – Door Prize Giveaways and Raffle Winners

**There will be captains available throughout the day where you can go and get help with questions regarding fishing/rigging.


Please mark your calendars to attend our club Christmas party on December 14, 2016. This is not our usual meeting date, but we needed to be flexible with the reserving of the room during the busy month. Please plan on attending and if you don’t mind, RSVP to John Cranford if you plan to attend.

November 14, 2016 Meeting

Our next meeting will take place on November 14, 2016 at the Hanes Mall Golden Corral in Winston Salem. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Captain Stewart Merritt with Salt Air Ventures will be our speaker. He will be talking on fishing for grouper, sea bass and snappers. Check out his website. He is definitely someone you’ll want to consider fishing with. Hope to see you all there!!