Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2022 at The Alliant Energy Center

Greg Karch

After fishing professionally for walleye for many years, Karch wanted to give back to the sport of fishing so in 2009 he formed Learn 2 Fish With Us, with a mission statement of: “Grow the sport of fishing by educating and inspiring beginner and experienced anglers.” He does this through FREE fishing clinics that are hosted across Wisconsin and neighboring states.  He teaches families, youth and adults on all the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing.  He has a variety of seminars which include Fishing Basics, Advanced Fishing Basics,  Walleye Fishing and Pan Fishing.  Thanks to his great sponsors, each year they give away at least $10,000 in fishing equipment to attendees of his clinics. To date, he has hosted over 250 fishing clinics and has educated over 35,000 people to the great sport of fishing.  To learn more about Learn 2 Fish With Us or have myself host a FREE fishing clinic for you group, organization or school, email CaptainGreg@Learn2FishWithUs.com or visit our website at www.Learn2FishWithUs.com.

Seminar types:

Fishing Basics uses an interactive approach to introduce people to the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing.  This seminar is perfect for families, youth and adults.  You will learn: safety while fishing, how to use a spin cast and spinning fishing combo, how to cast accurately, different basic fishing presentations, how to tie a Clinch and Palomar knot, fish identification, baits we use to fish, keeping a fishing journal and more…

Advanced Fishing Basics builds upon the skills and equipment learned in Fishing Basics seminar. This seminar uses an interactive approach and is perfect for families, adults and youth.  In this seminar you will learn: safety while fishing, how to use a bait caster and line counter reel, different methods of jigging, how to use a crawler harness, trolling, how locators work, how to utilize lake/river maps along with a discussion on where/when to find fish, how to properly net a fish, how to fillet a fish along with ways to cook fish, Aquatic Invasive Species message of Clean Drain Dry and so much more…

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Dear Expo Enthusiasts,

We regret to inform you that we have received notification from our host venue, Madison’s Alliant Energy Center, that they have extended the closure of their facility likely until 7/1/21, and therefore they have canceled all during those times, including ours for February 26-28, 2021.

As you all know, we’ve been working diligently to prepare for the upcoming event, despite the various challenges to space planning, safety measures, determining how to have our traditional seminar series in a virtual style, and even the extended closure of the Canadian border.  This setback is disappointing for us, as it undoubtably is for many of you, and our vender partners.

Attempting to prepare options, we spent much of the month of last July researching and visiting alternative sites, in preparation for just such a decision.  Unfortunately, we were unable to contract a space sufficiently large enough, and with the necessary facilities, for a date set which was acceptable to a majority of our vendor partners, as confirmed by a survey we completed in early August.

Thus our 2021 WI Fishing Expo has to be canceled, and we’ll begin making arrangements with our vendor partners for the 2022 event, slated for February 25th through the 27th.

Remember fellow anglers, this isn’t goodbye, just so long, till next year!  Wait until you see what’s new for 2022!