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

SEMINAR SPEAKERS

Friday, February 28

Speaker Room A

6:00 pm Mark Zona:

Power fishing for GIANT Smallmouth Bass.

Speaker Room B

4:30 pm Steve Heiting:

Open Feeding Windows of Muskie

 

6:30 pm Musky Panel:

Pete Maina, Rob Manthei, Steve Heiting, John Carlson with hosting emcee Dean Bortz of Wisconsin Outdoor News

Speaker Room C

TBD

Speaker Room D

5:30 pm Jeff Thompson:

Kayak Fishing 101

Saturday, February 29

Speaker Room A

10:00 am Quentin Cappo:

Shallow water tactics that catch more bass

 

12:30 pm John Murray:

Elite bass touring finesse fishing for any body of water

 

3:30 pm Quentin Cappo

Adjusting to changing weather patterns

Speaker Room B

10:30 am Pat Kalmerton:

Rigging to enhance success when panfishing          

 

11:30 am Johnny Candle:

Building a winning game plan- walleyes and more

 

1:00 pm Pete Maina:

Hardcore trolling strategies and other unique patterns

 

2:30 pm Tommy Kemos:

Giant walleye tactics of today

 

4:00 pm Rikki Pardun and Kelsey Yeska

Top shore fishing options around Wisconsin!

Speaker Room C

10:00 am Greg Karch:

Fishing Basics 101 — The first 100 youth 16 and under will receive a fishing combo for attending the seminar. Thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association.

 

2:00 pm Greg Karch:

Advanced Fishing Basics 201 — The first 75 youth 16 and under will receive a Shakespeare soft-sided tackle box for attending the seminar.  Thanks to Learn 2 Fish With Us.

Speaker Room D

11:30 am Bill Schultz:

River smallies: untapped excitement in a kayak, waders, or boat

 

2:30 pm Tom Blount

Explore the Quetico – presented by REI

Sunday, March 1

Speaker Room A

10:00 am Ish Monroe:

Tournament Tactics Used To Win LaCrosse, WI

 

12:00 pm John Murray:

Catching more bass on creature baits

 

1:30 pm Ish Monroe:

Bass Fishing Simplified

Speaker Room B

11:00 am Rob Manthei:

Live bait tactics for trophy muskie.

 

1:00 pm Tommy Kemos:

Spring river fishing strategies

 

2:30 pm Johnny Candle:

Walleye rules for more success

Speaker Room C

12:00 am Greg Karch:

Fishing Basics 101 — The first 100 youth 16 and under will receive a NPAA Future Pro shirt for attending the seminar.  Thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association.

Speaker Room D

11:30 am Jeremiah Burish:

Bass Tournament kayak angling and great kayaking opportunities in Wisconsin

 

1:15 pm Pat Kalmerton:

Pre-spawn bull bluegills

Our partners that help make our show happen:

Wisconsin Fishing Expo Logo Wide

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!