2021 Speakers & Seminars

Seminar Schedule

Pro-Angler Ted Takasaki

Pro-Angler Ted Takasaki

Ted Takasaki Bio

Ted Takasaki is a Hall of Fame professional angler who won the prestigious the Professional Walleye Trail Championship in 1998. Ted and his partner recently won the Voyageur’s Walleye Classic on Lake Winnipeg in October of 2019. Ted still holds the all-time tournament record for a one day limit of 5 walleyes which weighed an amazing 53.2 pounds! He has been featured in many national outdoor magazines and has appeared on numerous fishing television shows. Ted is considered one of America’s top walleye and multi-species anglers.

Check out Ted’s seminars:
Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Successful Reservoir Trolling Techniques

Sunday, February 14, 2021 – 1:30pm- 2:30pm
How to find Walleyes in a Reservoir

Sponsored By:

Zach Axtman

Pro-Angler Zach Axtman

Zach Axtman Bio

Zach has been on multiple fishing circuits for the last 7 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.

Check out Zach’s seminars:
Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Slip Bobbering for Walleye

Sunday, February 14, 2021 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Slip Bobbering for Walleye

Sponsored by:

Jason Mitchell

Pro-Angler Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell Bio

Jason Mitchell hosts and produces Jason Mitchell Outdoors Television airing on Fox Sports and Midco. JMO has been one of most popular outdoor programs on Fox Sports over several years educating millions of angles across the Midwest with useful information on how and where to catch fish. JMO consistently has some of the highest raw Nielsen ratings in the industry airing in up to 12 million households each week. Before television, Mitchell was a successful guide on Devils Lake and operated one of the largest guide services in the Midwest. In 2016, Jason Mitchell was inducted into the North Dakota Fishing Hall of Fame.

Check out Jason’s seminars:
Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Finding and Catching Jumbo Perch

Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Troll Your Way to More Walleye

Sponsored by:

Jr. Garrison and Kris Walker

Pro-Anglers Jr & Kris from Angler Foundation

Jr & Kris from 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. 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.

Check out JR & Kris’ seminars:
Friday, February 12, 2021 – 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Kids Fishing Clinic

Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 10:00am – 11:00am
Casting Techniques for Walleyes

Jairo Ramos

Jairo Ramos , Pro- Bike Mechanic, Former Pro Bike Cyclist & Coach

Jairo Ramos Bio

Join past pro-biker, pro-mechanic, and pro-mountain & road bike coach, Jairo Ramos. Jairo is currently a professional bike mechanic at 701 Cycle and Sport and Indoor Cycling instructor at Missouri Valley YMCA with over 30 years of experience working with high-end bicycles, including building bikes for various celebrities such as Orlando Bloom, Barry Bond, Arnold Swartzneggar, Christina Aquilera, Kate Hudson, and more!

Kids & families, join Jairo for a fun-filled seminar and bike facts on “Half the Wheels, Twice the Fun: Kids Bike Rodeo” as you have the opportunity to create a bike craft and partake in designing the bike of the future. Stay to the very end to enjoy a surprising bike show!

Check out Jairo’s seminar:
Friday, February 12, 2021 – 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Half the Wheels, Twice the Fun- Kids Bike Rodeo

Kurt Schirado & Jason Wright

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

Kurt Schirado & Jason Wright Bio

Jason Wright and Kurt Schirado have spent the majority of their lives learning about the outdoors and earned the reputation of being enthusiastic and professional promoters of the fishing industry and the excellent opportunities North Dakota provides all anglers. Jason (JW) is a middle school teacher within the Bismarck Public School district while Kurt manages a construction supply company. It was their fishing passion that brought them together over 20 years ago which eventually led them to becoming co-hosts with the popular outdoor-based television show, “Ultimate Outdoor Adventures TV,” where they allowed them to share their adventures for the past 18 years. Both Kurt and Jason will take any opportunity to share fishing stories with most anyone while providing insight on the newest tackle, gear and equipment to help anyone have a better fishing experience.

Check out Kurt and Jason’s seminar:
Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 11:30 am – 12:30pm
It’s Simple: How to Catch MORE Walleyes