2023 Show Dates: February 9-11, 2023
2023 Speakers & Seminars

Seminar Schedule

2023 Show Schedule

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.

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Hottest Trends in Walleye Fishing
February 10 | 12:30-1:30 PM
(Prairie Room 105)

Catch More Reservoir Walleyes
February 10 | 3:30-4:30 PM
(Prairie Room 105)
Marianne Huskey Fetcher

Pro Angler Marianne Huskey Fechter

Marianne Huskey Fetcher Bio
The veteran walleye pro Marianne Huskey Fechter has spent her last 25 years on the water shattering records in the competitive walleye circuits including the MWC, AIM, FLW, NWT and her lasted record breaking event was during the Head 2 Head event on the Mississippi River in 2021.

The first woman angler to grasp the title of AOY during an all male Pro-AM event in 2012 while competing in the AIM Pro Walleye Series and then to become the “First Woman” again in 2021 to win an event while competing in the Head 2 Head Pro Series on the Mississippi River during the live event.

Marianne has been a mentor, instructor and public key note speaker for outdoor shows for the last fifteen years. She enjoys teaching others how to capitalizing their time on the water.

She also spent time competing in salt water events including Tarpon, Snook and Redfish.

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Sharpen Your Skills for Walleye
February 10 | 5:00-6:00 PM
February 11 | 2:30-3:30 PM
(Prairie Room 105)
JR Carter

Pro Angler JR Carter Fishing

JR Carter Bio
JR Carter grew up in Glendive, MT but currently resides with his wife Lori, daughter Lyla and son JJ in Mandan, ND. JR has been fishing professionally since returning from a military Iraq deployment in 2010. JR has fished FLW, AIM, MWC, NWT and currently fishes the Head 2 Head Professional Walleye Series.

Since 2010, JR’s passion for fishing has brought him to a variety of walleye tournaments all over the Midwest, which have included local state events, AIM Pro Walleye Series, Master Walleye Circuit, National Walleye Tour, and Head 2 Head Professional Walleye Series.

JR is a member of the National Professional Anglers Association. When not fishing professionally, JR shares his passion for fishing by donating his time to hosting Kids Fishing Clinics and assisting with annual fundraising efforts to help cure childhood cancer one lake at a time through the North Dakota Fishin’ For A Cure Chapter.

JR is sponsored by American Ethanol, Tharaldson Ethanol, CTE Global Inc., Urban Air Initiative, Lallamand Biofuels, SCHEELS of Bismarck, ND, NABP, Smooth Move Seats, Lowrance, Motorguide, Yeti, Mercury, Warrior Boats and Mild 2 Wild Motorsports.

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Kids Fishing Clinic
February 09 | 5:00-6:00 PM
February 11 | 4:30-5:30 PM
(Prairie Room 105)
Jason Wright & Kurt Schirado from UOA

Pro Anglers -Ultimate Outdoor Adventures TV

JASON WRIGHT & KURT SCHIRADO BIO (Local Fishing Enthusiasts)

Jason Wright and Kurt Schirado have spent most of their lives learning about the outdoors and have since earned the reputation of being enthusiastic and professional promoters of the fishing industry as well as the excellent opportunities North Dakota provides anglers. It was their fishing passion that brought them together over 20 years ago which eventually led them down a path to 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 fishing stories 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 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, Tires Plus and Lowrance

Friday Afternoon/Evening Seminar Title/Summary


Kurt Schirado & Jason Wright – local walleye fishing enthusiasts – are inviting all fishermen/women from the beginners to the most experienced tournament anglers to join them for an informative walleye fishing seminar.  They will focus on locating, targeting & specific patterns to catch more walleyes during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons.  You’ll also learn what to expect throughout the 2023 fishing season – walleye populations, year classes and forage outlook.  Oftentimes anglers seem to find most of their fishing success during specific times of the year and their goal is to share what allows this fishing duo to be successful from ice out to ice up breaking the lake into sections to provide great information for all anglers no matter their preferred location.

Saturday Mid-Morning Seminar Title/Summary


Join Kurt Schirado & Jason Wright for an informative seminar focusing on one of the most renowned walleye ice fishing destinations of North America – Lake Winnipeg – also known as Big Windy! Whether or not icing a once in a lifetime walleye from Lake Winnipeg is on your bucket list or maybe you frequent Lake Winnipeg yearly you will enjoy listening to all the adventures this ice team has shared together over the years while targeting walleyes north of the border.  They will discuss everything you need to know about planning an ice fishing adventure of your own from travel and lodging tips to the necessary gear, tackle, and other equipment to help make your trip successful.  Ice anglers are sure to leave this seminar with more knowledge of ice fishing Lake Winnipeg and the learned techniques and tactics will help put more fish topside on most any lake.

Targeting Seasonal Walleyes on Lake Sakawea
February 10 | 2:00-3:00 PM
(Prairie Room 105)

Walleye Ice Adventures of Lake Winnipeg
February 11 | 1:00-2:00 PM
(Prairie Room 105)
April Lund

Pro Runner Star April Lund

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Go Get Your Victory
February 10 | 6:30-8:00 PM
(Prairie Room 105)
Jairo Ramos

Pro Cyclist Star Jairo Ramos

Jairo Ramos Bio
Join Pro Cyclist Star & Coach and local pro-mechanic, Jairo Ramos. Jairo was a Pro Cyclist for the Honduran National Team and is currently a professional bike mechanic at 701 Cycle and Sport 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 fun on “Past, Present, and Future Bikes” as you have the opportunity to partake in designing the bike of the future. Stay to the very end to enjoy a surprising bike show!

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Kid’s Bike Clinic: Evolution of Mountain Bikes
February 09 | 6:30-7:30 PM
(Prairie Room 105)
Pro Soccer Star Ricardo Pierre Louis

Pro Soccer Star Ricardo Pierre Louis

Ricardo Pierre-Louis Bio
Imagine living in a place where one kick of a soccer ball could determine the rest of your life. For Ricardo Pierre-Louis in Haiti, this was a reality.

Education in Haiti is tough and selective, leaving most of its youth behind with no hope for the future. Soccer can open doors and take you places, but it is also reserved for a select few, and is not always a promise of success. Having your life left up to chance seems unfair and terrifying, but when opportunity is scarce, one moment really can change it all.

International soccer star Ricardo Pierre-Louis has lived this existence, and emerged with more than awards and fame. He has found a way to bring hope to coming generations in Haiti and the United States, using his own struggles, love of soccer, and strong personal faith.

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Soccer for Hope
February 11 | 11:30-12:30 PM
(Prairie Room 105)