2024 Show Dates: February 8-10, 2024

2024 Speakers & Seminars
Tom Huynh

Tom Huynh, Pro Angler

Tom Huynh Bio

Pro Angler Tom Huynh is a National Walleye Tour and AIM Walleye Series Pro, has multiple top 10s and championship wins. He is considered as a Garmin Livescope expert and is sponsored by the following.

Vexus, Suzuki, J&K Marine Garmin
Northland Fishing Tackle, Daiwa
Eternal Lithium, Corwin Toyota

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Jason Przekurat, Pro Angler

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Jason Przekurat lives in Stevens Point, WI and has been a full-time professional fisherman since 2007. His first major victory came in 2000, winning the MWC World Walleye Championship on the Mississippi River. Jason is also a 2 Time winner of the prestigious FLW Walleye Tour “Angler of the Year” award. He won it in 2003 and again in 2007. Then in 2007, he won the FLW Walleye Tour event in Red Wing, MN. His latest titles came in 2016 and 2020, where Jason became a 2 Time winner of the prestigious National Walleye Tour Championship. In 25 years of fishing professional tournaments, Jason has amassed over $900,000 in winnings. You can also see Jason as a co-host on the popular “The Next Bite” TV show.


Sponsors include: Ranger, Mercury, Whitewater, Strike King, Lews, Salmo, Dakota Lithium, Garmin, Power Pole, Off Shore Tackle, Zirkona Outdoors and Fin Gear.


Sponsored by:

Moritz Sport & Marine

Zach Axtman

Zach Axtman, Pro Angler

Zach Axtman Bio

Zach has been on multiple fishing circuits for the last 10 years. Starting in 2012, he partnered with his father fishing in the Master Walleye Circuit fishing that until 2017, qualifying for the championship in 3 of those 5 years. After the 2017 season, he moved to the Cabela’s National Walleye tour on Devils Lake, following that up with a 1st Place finish on Lake Winnebago in 2019. Not only has Zach spent his time on the Professional Tours, he has also spent his time fishing in fundraising and charity tournaments such as the ALS Charity Fishing Tournament and Fishing has No Boundaries. Beyond this, kids fishing clinics such as the NPAA & North Dakota Game and Fish kids festival are also a passion on his to not only pass on his love for fishing but teaching kids the right way to do it so that fishing stays sustainable for years to come. Zach is sponsored by Ranger Boats, Yamaha Motors, Berkley, Scheels, Moritz Sports and Marine and Off Shore Tackle Company.


Kurt Schirado & Jason Wright, Ultimate Outdoor Adventures TV Co Hosts

Kurt Schirado & Jason Wright Bio

Local Fishing Experts

Jason Wright and Kurt Schirado have spent most of their lives learning about the outdoors and earned the reputation of being enthusiastic and professional promoters of the fishing industry.  It was their passion for fishing that brought them together over 20 years ago which led them down a path of outdoor television.  They partnered up with John Arman and co-hosted the popular outdoor-based television show, “Ultimate Outdoor Adventures TV,” which allowed them to share their adventures with a larger audience. Fast forward many years and “Walleye Fever” continues to drive the duo’s passion for both recreational and tournament fishing.  Both Kurt and Jason take every opportunity to learn from others and share their fishing knowledge with most anyone while providing insight on the newest tackle, gear, and equipment as well as specific locations & tactics to help anyone have a better fishing experience.  They have been hosting fishing seminars at winter sport show events for more than 20 years providing informative tips, tactics, and storytelling of all their adventures.  When they aren’t fishing Kurt manages a construction supply company in Bismarck and Jason is a Middle School Teacher for Bismarck Public Schools.


Supporting Businesses: River City Sports, Cedric Theel Toyota, Smooth Moves Seats, Pure Fishing, Mercury Marine, Vexus Boats, Triton Boats, First Lite, Trusted Tire & Auto, Lowrance, Action Motor Sports and Ultimate Outdoor Adventures TV.


Saturday, February 10th at 12PM


Kurt Schirado & Jason Wright – local walleye fishing experts –will focus on locating, targeting & discussing specific patterns to catch more walleyes during Spring, Summer, and Fall on Lake Sakakawea. They will also share their experience on how forward facing sonar is changing the way anglers approach this incredible fishery.  You’ll also learn what to expect throughout the 2024 fishing season – walleye populations, year classes and forage outlook as well as the fishing forecast.  Oftentimes anglers seem to find most of their fishing success during specific times of the year; however, they will  share what allows them to be successful from ice out to ice up breaking the lake into tactical & seasonal sections to provide great information for all anglers no matter their preferred location or fishing experience. 


Sponsored by:

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Jairo Ramos

Jairo Ramos, Honduran Professional Cyclist Star & Coach & Pro-Bike Mechanic

Jairo Ramos Bio

Jairo Ramos, Pro Cycling Star, is a native from Honduras who has lived in ND for about 12 years has been influential in the local ND biking community.  Jairo is often an expert speaker in the biking industry as he was a Pro Cyclist Star and Coach for the Honduran National Team in his twenties and is currently the Store Manager and Professional Bike Mechanic at Dakota Outdoors in Aberdeen, SD with over 30+ years experience working with high end bicycles.  He spent over 8 years as Service Manager at 701 Cycle and Sport in Bismarck.  He has also assembled many bikes for various celebrities such as Orlando Bloom, Barry Bond, Arnold Swartzneggar, Christina Aquilera, Kate Hudson, and more!  He participates and helped organize many local bike races in the area.  Some that he has participated in includes the Maah Daah Hey, Capitol Crit, the Alchemist, Dirty Turtle Gravel Grinder, Otter Creek Harmon Lake, and more over the past 10 years and is known as a top pro bike mechanic in the Midwest.

Kids & families, join Jairo for a fun filled bike seminar and partake in designing the bike of the future on Friday night called “Cycling Evolution”.


Sponsor includes:  Dakota Outdoors

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Johann and Robin from Figtree African Safaris

Johann and Robin's Bio

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Fig Tree Safaris was established in 2001 by the owners, Johann and Robyn Gey van Pittius. Johann has been in the hunting business since 1987.

Fig Tree Safaris takes pride in offering our clients an unforgettable hunting experience and will do our utmost to ensure that your stay at Fig Tree is both memorable and enjoyable.

George Nell is our main Professional Hunter. While his lovely wife, Justine, will ensure that every aspect of your stay in camp runs smoothly.

George & Justine

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Sydney Helgeson, Miss North Dakota

Sydney Helgeson Bio

Join Sydney Helgeson, 2023 Miss North Dakota’s seminar on Live United: Building Stronger Communities in the Upper Prairie Room 105 on Saturday Feb. 10th.  Hear more about her journey and participatiing with the 2023 Miss North Dakata Scholarship Program and recent Miss America Competition.  Stop by the seminar or booth #33 afterwards for a meet & greet, take a photo, and an autograph signing.