February 17 – 26, 2017 INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
Josh Lantz

Josh Lantz

Josh Lantz grew up on Lake Wawasee in Kosciusko County, Indiana. He is the owner of Sand Creek Media, specializing in video, print and electronic media public relations services for the outdoors industry; Editor-in-Chief, Indiana Outdoor News, Indiana’s largest outdoor news magazine, since 2000; Chief writer and post-production editor, Angling the Great Lakes Television. Executive Director, Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW). Board Chairman, Hoosier Outdoor Writers (HOW). Owner, World Class Fly Fishing with Josh Lantz, fly fishing and light tackle angling for steelhead, salmon, bass and muskie in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, since 1999.


Seminar 1: Fly Fishing for Warmwater Species


Once held by pursits as fly fishing’s “dirty little secret”, fly fishing for bass and other warmwater species is the fastest growing component of the fly fishing industry. This has nothing to do with any decline in the quality of America’s trout fishing. Rather, it has everything to do with the growth of fly fishing’s overall popularity and an associated demand for more fly fishing opportunities.

Join Josh as he covers all aspects of the exhilarating and addictive sport of fly fishing for Indiana’s readily available warmwater gamefish, including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, muskie, pike and hybrid striped bass.


Seminar 2: Fly Fishing for Steelhead and Salmon


The State of Indiana pioneered the summer steelhead fishery on the Great Lakes in the late 1980′s. Thousands of these fish-along with thousands more winter-run steelhead stocked by adjacent states-enter Indiana’s Lake Michigan tributary streams each year. Additionally, lake-run brown trout and Chinook and Coho salmon are available to stream anglers each fall. There are many ways to catch Indiana’s migratory salmonids, but fly fishing is certainly the most fun. And many anglers are surprised to learn how effective it really is.

Join Josh as he covers the basics of what you need to do to hook up with a steelhead or salmon on the fly within a two-and-a-half-hour drive of Indianapolis.


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