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

Rob Manthei

Rob Manthei Rob Manthei lives and operates his guide and resort business in St Germain WI.  He’s been guiding 25 plus years.  His passion is muskies, however, he enjoys catching anything from crappie to walleye.  He’s won the Rollie and Helen’s Musky...
Pete Maina

Pete Maina

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....
John Carlson

John Carlson

John Carlson John grew up in Phillips WI and was never far from the water becoming an avid angler in his youth, at age 16 John landed a job with the local bait and tackle store buying the local landmark with his family 2 years later in 1992. 30 years later John is...
Steve Heiting

Steve Heiting

Steve Heiting Steve Heiting is the managing editor of Musky Hunter magazine and has caught big muskies from the northern-most musky lake in Ontario to as far south as Kentucky. Steve’s fishing tactics have been featured in articles in In-Fisherman, Field & Stream,...

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WI FISHING EXPO: VENUE CLOSURE/EVENT CANCELATION

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!