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

Pete Maina

Pete Maina is North America’s number one authority on Muskie and Pike fishing. He is internationally known for his prowess with muskie, northern pike – big toothy fishes! Pete is an entrepreneur, an accomplished author, photographer and TV personality. Additionally, he has authored books, countless articles and educational VIDEOS  – as well as being a very popular speaker and “personality” at fishing events and sport shows throughout North America. Furthermore, Maina was named as one of the “Top 20 Anglers on the Planet” by Outdoor Life Magazine (June/2011).

Top fishing companies come to Pete for product development and promotion. He specializes in large-predator tackle and associated products. Conservation and “fisheries health” are extremely important; scratch that – most important! Fun is also important! His goal is to combine great how-to information and education with FUN. Pete will always ask “Who Says Fishing Ain’t Cool?” For decades Pete has been a leader in educating and promoting catch and release. Selective harvest, proper (most fish-friendly) handling are also a big priority. Ultimately it is all about getting folks excited about putting “Fisheries First”.

The Pro’s Pro

Maina has appeared as an expert on numerous TV shows. He regularly is appears on the Midwest’s most popular TV show – “John Gillespie’s Waters and Woods”. Pete also has appearances on Mark Zona’s “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show” on The Outdoor Channel and Dave Mercer’s “Facts of Fishing” on WFN. Maina has filmed multiple muskie segments for Bass Pro Shop’s “Outdoor World”.

Pete is a pro-staffer and product consultant for: AmsoilBass Pro ShopsBigtooth Tackle Co.Clam OutdoorsDown-East Rod HoldersEvinrudeLivingston LuresRecon BoatsSeaguarLakewood Tackle BoxesMustad HooksJiffy Ice Drills, and Quick Cleat.

Pete is a popular seminar speaker. He speaks on a wide range of angling subjects. With his vast experience as a musky angler, this is his primary subject. If you are interested in hiring Pete to speak for your group, please CONTACT US for details.

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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!