George Poveromo’s in-depth knowledge of marine angling is the result of a lifelong passion for fishing. In 1983 he was recognized by Motor Boating & Sailing as one of the top eight anglers in the country – at age 23! His numerous feature articles in Salt Water Sportsman reflect his extensive background and expertise in saltwater fishing, and he has been on that publication’s masthead since 1983.
George is well-known as the producer and host of the immensely popular Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series, the nation’s longest-running and most successful educational course on recreational marine fishing techniques. Now into its 29th consecutive year, the National Seminar Series is an institution in the salt water sport fishing community. The tour visits eight major cities annually, and has educated over 140,000 anglers since its inception in 1988.
Most notably, George is the producer and host of the immensely popular, nationally-televised series – George Poveromo’s World of Saltwater Fishing. Through his hit television show, which has been airing for 16 years now, George teaches viewers how to catch a wide variety of game fish, from exotic species like blue marlin and bonefish to regional favorites such as dolphin, wahoo, tuna, king mackerel, striped bass, grouper, snapper, bluefish, redfish, flounder and numerous others. Filming occurs along the coastal U.S. and popular angling destinations abroad, and George is usually chasing the big ones down aboard his Mako 284 center console, MARC VI.
George is a life member of the Florida Coastal Conservation Association, and serves as their Offshore Spokesperson. He’s also on the board of Fish Florida, a non-profit organization which helps people, especially children, learn about fishing and Florida’s environment via proceeds from the sale of the state’s specialty sailfish auto license plate. George is a South Florida native and University of Miami graduate. He makes his home in Parkland, Florida.
A little bit about George’s Shadow-Caster set-up:
The MARC VI was outfitted with ten Shadow Caster Marine LED lights (six 6”units on the transom, and two 4” units affixed to both the aft port and starboard sides of the vessel), with “Bimini Blue” the main color theme. Each of the six Model SCM-6 leds, and each of the four Model SCM-4 leds provides a light spread angle of 120-degrees and a lamp life expectancy of 40,000 hours; they operate at 94% efficiency while drawing a mere 2.1 amps at 12 volts.
The MARC VI’s Shadow Casters utilize the company’s SCM-PD-PLUS Power Distribution Box, which distributes power and individually merges multiple Shadow Caster underwater lights. This enables the boat to broadcast one of five colors, or to rotate them. The colors are Ultra Blue, Great White, Aqua Green, Cool Red, and Bimini Blue.
The compact and sleek lights are framed in chrome and lend a sharp look to the boat, especially when it’s on the trailer.
George also has four SCM-6 Bimini Blue lights on his 21 ft. “Shallow Water Marc.”