February 17 – 26, 2017 INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
Highlights

Hank Parker

Monday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb. 21 Only!

How to Read Water

How to Establish a Pattern

How to Set Up Your Tackle Box

About Hank Parker

 

Jacob Wheeler

Top Water Fishing Made Easy
Jacob talks about his favorite top-water techniques to throw in each season of the year.

The Importance of Knowing Your Electronics
Jacob breaks down how he sets up the electronics in his own boat and how to dial in your own electronics so they perform to their maximum ability.

How to Break Down Your Own Lake
Have you ever wondered how a pro would break down your lake? Well, Jacob will show you how by using maps and your electronics.

About Jacob Wheeler

 

Ted Takasaki

How to Troll in 4 Wheel Drive

Jig for Walleyes like a Pro

 

About Ted Takasaki

Russ Bailey Courtesy of B’n'M Poles

Ask the Pros – Crappie Superstars

     Feb 25 & Feb 26 

Summer Patterns

including information about crankbaits and weed beds 

February 24-25

About Russ Bailey

Matt Morgan Courtesy of B’n'M Poles

Ask the Pros – Crappie Superstars

     Feb 25 & Feb 26 

Using Electronics to Break Down Tournament Waters

Spider Rigging 101 all the way to Advanced Techniques 

About Matt Morgan

Steve Coleman Courtesy of B’n'M Poles

Ask the Pros – Crappie Superstars

     Feb 25 & Feb 26 

About Steve Coleman

Joe Thomas

Modern Bass Fishing Techniques From the Tournament Trail
25-Year BASS Tournament Veteran and Outdoor Channel TV host Joe Thomas demonstrates modern Bass lures and techniques sure to help you catch more fish. From beginner to the seasoned angler, there is something for everyone!

About Joe Thomas

Mike DelVisco

Cranking up Springtime Bass 

Learn all you need to be productive in using and selecting crankbaits leading into spring. Mike makes the process simple from location to technique to make you a better crankbait angler.

 All Season Soft Plastics  

Too many plastic baits in your box not getting used? If you’re like many anglers you have an abundance of plastics that just don’t get used. Well, dust them off and get ready to learn Mike’s process for picking the right plastic for the job all year long.

Understanding Pattern Fishing

The key to catching bass is finding them first and it’s a question many want the answer to. Mike takes you step by step in determining just how to locate and catch bass from spring to fall.

A Little Finesse 

Over the last several years many pros have found the power of finesse tactics, Drop shot, shaky head and other light line techniques are explained to make you a more well round angler.

Understanding Sonar

Understanding your fish finding sonar is a must for finding and locating fish and the structures they live around. Mike will help you understand in this easy to follow program on a topic that is one of the misunderstood aspects of fishing.

Fall Bass Fishing Success

Fall bass fishing can be a challenge. Mike breaks down just how to go about recognizing certain fall patterns and how to stay on top of the fishing during this ever changing time of the year.

 About Mike DelVisco

Todd Hollowell

All Things Jigs for Big Bass

About Todd Hollowell  

Dan Armitage

Kids’ Fishing Fun
Dan presents an interactive program for beginning anglers of all ages. Topics include how to select and use basic tackle, bobbers and cane poles.

About Dan Armitage

Chae Dolsen

Hunting Musky in Indiana
Chae covers everything from lakes to lures and what will keep those Muskies biting!

About Chae Dolsen

Billy McDonald

Shallow Water Fishing Year Round 

Deep Water Ledge Fishing With Different Baits

Smallmouth Bass Fishing in the Great Lakes

About Billy McDonald

Matt Firestein

Musky Fishing Casting Basics

Musky Fishing Trolling 101

Weekend Warriors Guide to Musky Fishing Lake St. Clair

Get More Out of Your Canadian Fishing Trip 

About Matt Firestein

Marques Green

Jerkbait Basics
Learn the fundamentals of one of the most productive baits used in the springtime. Everything you’ll need to know about jerkbaits is shared by Marques!

About Marques Green

Jay Gillfillan

Shallow Water Power Fishing

Line Choice

Seminar speaker for Team Hawg Trough – avid outdoors-man and tournament angler from Midwest Ohio  

Ron Streeter – Bottom Feeders

Ask the Pros – Bottom Feeders 2017

Feb 19th

Ways to Catch Catfish in Tournaments and For Fun

About Ron Streeter 

James Sanders – Bottom Feeders

Ask the Pros – Bottom Feeders 2017

Feb 19th

About James Sanders 

Billy DeHaven – Bottom Feeders

Ask the Pros – Bottom Feeders 2017

Feb. 19th 

About Billy DeHaven

Jeff Currier

Flycasting 101 – Learn the Basics
Learn the basics with a rundown from Jeff on the rod, reel and line. Why use a 5-weight? Why is a fly line so expensive? He’ll show you how to set up, then teach you how to get started in the backyard. He explains how to make that first cast all the way through to Roll Casting and a few tricks for dealing with wind!

Fly Casting in the Wind and Double Haul
In “Casting in the Wind and the Double Haul,” Jeff emphasizes that the wind should be your friend. He begins by demonstrating some of the simple tricks for dealing with wind – over the shoulder casts, the Belgian cast, aggressive sidearm pick-ups and even casting with your opposite hand. Jeff believes the double haul is the most important casting tool next to casting and will prove anyone can learn it!

Fly Fishing Through Midlife Heaven

While most men approaching 50 years are experiencing “Midlife Crisis,” Jeff seems to have died and gone to heaven. In 2009 Jeff quit his day job of nearly 25 years running a fly shop amidst the most difficult financial times America has experienced since the Great Depression. Why? It was to follow his dreams. Jeff wanted to focus on his art, travel the country to teach and entertain about fly fishing, do more writing and best of all not have to ask permission every time he had an opportunity to go on a fishing trip. His friends and family told him he was crazy, but his wife Granny supported the move. Well, let’s just say Jeff hasn’t learned the discipline of self employment yet. He works just enough to afford the bills and more importantly, the plane tickets he needs to fish the world. Put your seatbelt on and travel with Jeff to the remote corners of the globe for the most amazing fish species ever pursued with a fly!

Improve Your Fishing Photos
Although Jeff doesn’t consider himself a photographer, his presentations are full of eye-catching photos and he tells amusing stories to go with them.  What would make your pictures better without getting technical?
In “Improve Your Fishing Photography”, Jeff tells you what cameras he uses and explains what makes a good photograph.  He breaks down how to take better “hero shots,” “fish portraits,” “landscapes” and “action shots”.  His advice on how to build your own show from that recent fishing trip is simple and will help anyone take a better fishing photo – and the photos he uses to get his point across will leave you in disbelief!

Four Seasons of the Yellowstone Trout Bum
Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding waters offer some of the best trout fly fishing in the world.  Jeff knows where to be in Yellowstone at the right time.  He knows the hatches and the best fly patterns.  Join Jeff as he leads you through the calendar year of a trout bum’s life on these fabled waters with breathtaking photos of beautiful fish, great wildlife and dreamy scenery.

Fly Fishing Warm Water – Bass, Pike, Carp and More
Jeff not only encourages you to give some new fish species a try but also teaches tactics for many fish such as smallmouth and largemouth bass, pike, carp and more.  Learn the best flies, what rods to use and what leaders work best.

About Jeff Courier 

Terry McWilliams

Small Mouth Fishing

About Terry McWilliams

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