2020 Show Dates: Feb. 14 – 16

Speakers/Seminars

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Seminar Schedule

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Pro-Angler Ted Takasaki

Pro-Angler Ted Takasaki

Saturday, February 15 @ 3:00 – Super Successful Jigging Tactics for Walleye
Sunday, February 16 @ 1:30 – Super Successful Jigging Tactics for Walleye

Ted Takasaki Bio

A Fishing Hall of Fame Legendary Angler, Ted Takasaki is one of the top competitors on the National Walleye Tour. He won the prestigious Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) Classic Championship in 1998 and the 1995 PWT Top Gun Angler Award. In 2002, he smashed the all time, one day PWT tournament record with limit of 5 walleyes that weighed 53.2 pounds!

From 1999 to 2008, Takasaki was the President of Lindy Fishing Tackle, one of the nation’s largest freshwater fishing tackle manufacturers. During that time, the company doubled revenue and quadrupled profit under his leadership.

His credentials include qualifying for the MWC Championship 5 times, the PWT Classic 11 times, and making it to FLW Walleye Tour Classic 7 times, with several top tens to his credit. He has been featured in many national outdoor magazines, has conducted hundreds of walleye seminars across the Midwest, hosted numerous TV shows, and is considered one of America’s leading walleye and multi-species experts.

Pro-Angler Jason Przekurat

Pro-Angler Eric Olson

Saturday, February 15 @ 12:00 – TBD
Saturday, February 16 @ 4:30 – TBD

Eric Olson Bio

Eric Olson has been fishing competitively for 17yrs and fishing the Walmart FLW and Cabela’s NWT Walleye Tours as a professional for the past 17 years. In 2011, the Red Wing, Minn. native became the Lake Oahe FLW Walleye Tour Champion, took home another top ten at the Devils Lake, ND FLW Tour event, finished 4th overall in the FLW Tour Western Division Angler of the Year standings and 3rd in the Ranger Cup points standings. He also garnered the top money winner position on the FLW Walleye Tour for the 2010 season. In addition, he was the winner of the 2000 MWC World Walleye Championship. As the host of the weekly radio show The Valley Outdoors and through conducting seminars for over 2500 angers annually.

Pro-Angler Bernie Keefe

Pro-Angler Bernie Keefe

Friday, February 14 @ 6:00 – TBD

Bernie Keefe Bio

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Bernie Keefe has been guiding in the middle park area of Colorado for over 25 years. Specializing in trophy Lake trout but he is equally passionate about Rainbows, browns and salmon. His current tournament record is 26 top ten finishes in 32 tournaments. Bernie would rather take someone fishing then go fishing himself, teaching is the cornerstone of “Fishing with Bernie”. His sponsors include Crestliner Boats, Mercury Motors, Colorado boat center, The Ice team, Clam, Scheels, Lowrance, Berkely, Sebile, Fenwick, Pflueger, Eagle Claw, Motorguide, and A&A Topper.

Favorite trip. Kids day, every year I take a group of kids fishing. They remind me why I fell in love with fishing.

JR Carter, Future Angler Foundation

JR Carter & Kris Walcker, Future Angler Foundation

Saturday, February 15 @ 1:30 – Breaking Down Reservoirs and Rivers
Sunday, February 16 @ 12:00 – Kid Fishing Clinic

JR Carter, Future Angler Foundation Bio

Come join the Future Angler Foundation for their adult & kid-friendly fishing seminars. Future Angler Foundation (FAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in April of 2012 by a group of anglers dedicated to help grow the sport of fishing through education and outreach. FAF’s mission is to support the efforts of individuals and organizations who are willing to share their passion for the sport through education and outreach in a manner that will grow future participation in the sport of fishing.

JR Carter grew up in Glendive, MT, currently resides in Mandan,ND and has been fishing professionally since returning from a military Iraq deployment in 2010; most recently in the National Walleye Tour.

JR is a member of the National Professional Anglers Association.

JR is sponsored by American Ethanol, Tharaldson Ethanol, CTE Global Inc., Urban Air Initiative, ERI Solutions LLC, Growth Energy, Scheels of Bismarck, ND, Oahe Sunset Lodge and Steakhouse, Smooth Move Seats, Lowrance, O’Brian’s Sports Tavern, TH Marine, Yeti, Indigo Signworks and Mild 2 Wild Motorsports.

LOWRANCE Marine Electronics Seminars

LOWRANCE Marine Electronics Seminars

Friday, February 14 @ 6:00 – Sonar and GPS Overview
Saturday, February 15 @ 11:30 – All Things Sonar
Saturday, February 15 @ 2:00 – GPS, Mapping and Integrations
Sunday, February 16 @ 12:00 – Sonar and GPS Overview

LOWRANCE Marine Electronics Seminars Bio

Explore the latest in marine electronics technology from Lowrance. Learn by doing as an expert from Lowrance leads hands-on workshops using Lowrance HDS Live units. Sessions will cover sonar basics through structure scan understanding, gps navigation and mapping technologies, integration and use for a complete angling experience, and newly released products and technologies.

Whether you’re a techno-novice or expert, you’re sure to learn something new.

Mascot Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, February 16 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM

SEMINARS/CLASSES INFO

JR Carter, Future Angler Foundation

Future Angler Foundation

JR Carter, Future Angler Foundation

Come join the Future Angler Foundation for their kid-friendly fishing seminar. Future Angler Foundation (FAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization formed in April of 2012 by a group of anglers dedicated to help grow the sport of fishing through education and outreach. Membership is open to any individual, organization or business interested in growing participation in the sport of fishing. FAF’s mission is to support the efforts of individuals and organizations who are willing to share their passion for the sport through education and outreach in a manner that will grow future participation in the sport of fishing. The FAF wants to expose potential new anglers of all ages, race and gender to the sport of fishing and educate them on how to catch fish and protect the resource. They believe this educational component is critical for the future of the sport.

LOWRANCE Marine Electronics Seminars

Water Safety Certification Course

ND Game and Fish

Water Safety Certification Course

Hosted by ND Game & Fish Department

Join Pat Plothseich from ND Game & Fish Department and learn more about water safety for those who want to be certified to operate a boat or personal watercraft with at least a 10 horsepower motor. The class will go on Saturday from 10:30 to 4:30 with a lunch break in-between.

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