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.