Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2021 at The Alliant Energy Center

Event Speakers

Greg Karch Photo

Jonathon VanDam

Jonathon VanDam

Jonathon VanDam—JVD as many know him—is a professional bass angler from Kalamazoo, MI. At 19 years old, JVD finished 12th in the final rankings of the 2010 Bassmaster Southern Opens. This qualified him to become a Bassmaster Elite Angler in 2011. During his second year in the Elite Series, Jonathon won the 2012 Elite Series Green Bay Challenge. Jonathon continued to compete in the Bassmaster Elite Series for eight years. He will be competing in the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour beginning in 2019.

 

  • Finding and catching early spring bass
  • Great Lakes small mouth tips and tactics
  • Using current to find river bass
  • Adapting to changing fishing conditions

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Event Speakers Schedule

Friday, February 22

Speaker Room A

5:00 p.m.

Lee Tauchen and Robbie Jarnigo

How to catch AND film big muskies and pike!

Lee Tauchen and Robbie Jarnigo of Todays Angler will discuss how to catch big muskies and pike and how to record your own catch for YouTube videos!

Speaker Room B

6:00 p.m.

Jason Mitchell

Tactics for River Walleye

Speaker Room C

TBD

Speaker Room D

Saturday, February 23

Speaker Room A

10:30 a.m.

Mark Menendez

Fishing crankbaits through the temperature range—how to choose the right wiggle or wobble in a crankbait

12:00 p.m.

Jason Przekurat

Walleye and Electronics

3:00 p.m.

Jonathon VanDam

Using current to find river bass

Speaker Room B

10:00 a.m.

Jason Mitchell

Catching More Walleye With Jigs

1:00 p.m.

Kendall Kamke, Adam Nickel, Jordan Weeks

Winnebago and Mississippi River System updates and rules changes

2:30 p.m.

Garret Svir

Spring panfish migrations and how to catch em’!

5:30 p.m.

Nicole Stone

Using social media to make ice fishing connections

Speaker Room C

10:00 a.m.

Greg Karch

Fishing Basics will teach you about all the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing.

First 100 youth will receive a fishing combo thanks to the National Professional Angler Association.

Greg has educated over 30,000 youth and adults to the sport of fishing.Youth must attend the seminar to receive the gift.

2:00 p.m.

Greg Karch

Fishing Basics will teach you about all the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing.

First 100 youth will receive a NPAA Future Pro Shirt thanks to the National Professional Angler Association.

Greg has educated over 30,000 youth and adults to the sport of fishing.Youth must attend the seminar to receive the gift.

 

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Speaker Room D

11:00 a.m

Tom Dietz

Muskie from Madison to Canada

12:30 p.m.

Gene Jensen

Finding Largemouth Bass in Any Water

 

Sunday, February 24

Speaker Room A

10:30 a.m.

Jason Przekurat

New era of jigging for walleye

12:00 p.m.

Jonathon VanDam

Great Lakes Smallmouth Tips and Tactics

2:00 p.m.

Mark Menendez

Overpowering a smallmouth bass—catching smallmouth with heavy line techniques

Speaker Room B

11:00 a.m.

Garret Svir

Catching the biggest bluegill in YOUR system!

1:00 p.m.

Dave Rowe and Pete Jopke

Health and conditions of the Madison Chain of Lakes

2:30 p.m.

Max Wilson

Big water walleye tournament tactics for the weekend angler!

Speaker Room C

12:00 p.m.

Greg Karch

Fishing Basics will teach you about all the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing.

First 75 youth will receive a fishing combo thanks to the National Professional Angler Association.

Greg has educated over 30,000 youth and adults to the sport of fishing.Youth must attend the seminar to receive the gift.

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Speaker Room D

11:00 a.m.

Alan Wiedmeyer

Kayak 101: choosing a kayak, basic rigging, getting on the water.

1:00 p.m.

Gene Jensen

The Benefits of Fishing out of a Kayak

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