Friday, March 4th 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

3:00 P.M. Jeff Frick

Jeff Frick
 Owner of SLITHER MUSKY TACKLE

Specialize in fishing Wisconsin River and Flowages associated with it. Specialize in fishing shallow, heavy cover. Wife Tina and I have many fish over 47" with 3 over 50" in recent years, all in Northern Wisconsin.

Slither Musky Tackle designs and creates lures geared towards fishing heavy cover, regardless of type or location. Our designs are unique in many regards as far as design and the way they are built. Everything starts as a wire and hook and evolves from there and ALL work is handled by Tina and myself. We have two Musky Spinnerbaits that are different than our "traditional" style spinnerbaits, as that they have a Dual-Clevised design, similar to the popular "inline" styles, but are able to fish in and through just about any weed type, as well as downed timber, stump fields and rock situations.

 We also have created the only Dual-Armed Musky Buzzbait, which allows Musky anglers to fish TOPWATER regardless of the cover. The MUSKY RATTLER Buzzbait can be fished in very heavy weeds, accessing BIG fish areas to a topwater presentation where other styles simply can't go, due to their treble hook design.

 We no longer tournament fish and instead focus totally on finding and catching the very biggest Muskies that swim.

5:00 P.M. Shane McLaughlin

 

Shane McLaughlin

Owner Sudden Impact guide service Chippewa Falls WI

Northwest Wisconsin fishing guide servicing Burnett, Chippewa, Polk, Rusk  Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

I specialize in low pressure places to fish; hidden gems, and forgotten big fish waters.  I have been fishing muskies in these waters for 30 years.

Fall sucker fishing is also one of my passions; fishing well into November.   Primary waters include Lake Wissota, Dairyland Flowage, and Yellow Lake. 

 

7:00 pm. Tony Rizzo

Legendary Hall of Fame Musky Guide and Author of 7 Books

Tony Rizzo has been a musky guide for 35 years and has spent over 33,000 hours on the water chasing muskies.

He has fished in all types of weather including air temperatures of 8į below zero, wind gusts of over 60 miles an hour, the worst thunder and lightning imaginable, steady rainy weather 14 days in a row, as well as hot, sunny and calm, weather.

Tony has had 2630 legal muskies in his boat, with 227 being trophy sized fish. Tony is truly the master of pounding the water for the elusive musky.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Tony as he shares his lifetime of musky experiences.

Saturday, March 5th 9 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

10:00 A.M. Mike Kramer

Mike Kramer

Mike been fishing muskies in the Detroit lakes area since there has been a fishable population. He has made the decision to share his knowledge of catching these giant leech lake strain muskies with everyone. His goal for his clients is to provide a fun day on the water full of knowledge and tactics to help make you a better angler.

He is a seasoned seminar speaker.  Mike ties into several fish in the 50''-55'' range every season.  He accommodates anglers of all skill levels and physical abilities.

I enjoy seeing a boat partner shaking from catching a huge muskie more than catching one myself. 

11:30 A.M. Women's Panel

Janie Harpster

 

 

 

 

Tina Frick

 

 

 

TBD
 

Women's Musky Panel

Janie Harpster

As an outdoors enthusiast that wanted to incorporate my own handmade products/designs to fit the specific needs of other people passionate about the outdoors.

I founded Janie's Flies and Custom Tackle in 1994.  Since 1988, I have been employed as manager at Northern Highland Sports in Boulder Jct., Wisconsin.  Throughout this stretch of time I gained a strong connection with other local musky guides and anglers.  When larger manufacturers decided to go with crimped musky leaders, I introduced my line of custom handtied leaders. Around the same time I developed my own line of quick-set musky rigs that have helped many anglers in the successful catch and release of trophy muskies.

In 2011, I created a weedless inline Musky lure that offers a unique presentation, allowing anglers to fish weed structures that are too thick to fish with conventional lures.

My original RAMIT, served as a successful lauchpad for an entire line of Musky Lures that have produced fish for both the novice and expert anglers alike.


Tina Frick

As co-owner of Slither Tackle and an avid Musky angler, Tina will provide a woman's perspective on success on the water.

Her input into the enhancement of the Slither Tackle lure product line has been invaluable in the evolution of effective Musky lures for women and men.

Join her as, along with the other panel members, she provides the woman's perspective.


 

1:00 P.M. Jeff Van Remortel

 

Jeff Van Remortel

USCG Capt Jeff Van Remortel is a professional musky fishing guide, tournament angler and seminar speaker based out of Minocqua, WI.

He is the owner of WDH Guide Service which serves all of Vilas, Oneida, Iron and Price Counties.

Recent highlights include a client-caught, world record class tiger musky (52") from Vilas County, WI in August 2014 and an average of 107 northern WI muskies in the boat each season for the past 3 years.

He is also the current record holder for the most fish and most inches ever registered in the National Championship Musky Open with a 6 fish victory in 2012.

 

2:30 P.M. Mike Hulbert

 

 

Mike Hulbert's Musky Guide Servicet

Specializing in Trophy Musky Trips and Spring Walleye and Small Mouth Bass Trips Lake St. Clair is quite simply the world's greatest musky destination. Lake St. Clair is located directly between Lake Huron to the north and Lake Erie to the south, connecting them with the St. Clair River and the Detroit River. This Musky Mecca has become world renowned for the size and unbelievable catch rates of the muskies that swim in these waters. There is no better place to land that beast of a life time that you have been searching for. Lake St. Clair is a musky fisherman's dream come true. Join Captain Mike Hulbert on a trip that you will never forget as you go to battle with some of the largest muskies you have ever seen.

4:00 P.M. Rich Reinert

Rich Reinert

As a tackle designer, manufacturer's rep, guide and speaker, I have been associated with the tackle industry for over 30 years, helping to design numerous musky lures and components.

I have been fortunate to be responsible for more products, designs and presentations than anyone else in the musky industry over the past 15 years.

My passion for Musky fishing over 35 years, with 18 of those years as a full time guide, has given me a unique perspective on the sport of Musky fishing. I have been known to go to extremes to put fish in the boat.

I have been featured in In-Fisherman, Outdoor Life, and Midwest Outdoors. I have had over 1,500 Muskies in my boat over the years and, as a result of that success on the water, I have had the opportunity to speak on many radio programs as well as at numerous sport shows.

When I am the featured speaker at seminars for local Musky clubs, you won't find me glued to the front of the room. I believe that an informative and memorable seminar can only be accomplished by getting close to the audience.

I believe that by talking with the audience rather than at the audience, creates an atmosphere of information exchange that benefits all participants, including myself.

Sunday, March 6th 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

10:30 A.M. Fishing Guide Panel
 

John Carlson

 

 

Noah Binsfield

 

 

 

John Kleczewski

John Carlson
Price County Guide

I grew up in the Phillips area and have owned and operated Ross's Sport Shop and guide service for the last 22 years.

My primary waters are the Price County and surrounding area lakes, river and flowages.

I'm one of the founders of the Wisconsin Veterans Fishing Camp and am very active with the Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation and in youth groups like Cub and Boy Scouts.

I am a member of the National Professional Anglers Association member number 378. I write fishing reports for the local papers and websites like Wisconsin Outdoor Fun and On Wisconsin Outdoors. I also do a weekly fishing report on Fridays and Saturdays on 98Q Country in Park Falls WI.

My Sponsors are Ross's Sport Shop, St Croix Rods, WWIAF.org, Suick, Lake X Lures, and Bottom Feeder Tackle Company.

Noah Binsfield
Get The Net Guide Service

I grew up on Little Rock Lake which is connected to the Mississippi River. I'm a third generation river fisherman. I spent my childhood fishing on the banks of the river with my grandpa and my dad. Both of my grandpas, Benno and Robert, along with my dad, Mark, were huge influences on me growing up.

They turned me into an outdoors man and eventually led me to this point in my life. I love to fish all kinds of fish, but my true passion lies in catching the elusive muskies wherever they swim. I love taking people out to catch their first muskie or their biggest muskie.  Hope to see you on the water!


John Kleczewski

I am a small business owner and a father of four living in beautiful Park Falls, WI.  I was introduced to fishing and the Northwoods of Wisconsin by my dad over 35 years ago.

I was bitten by the musky bug at the age of 14 and I have been chasing muskies in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Canada for the past 30 years. I began building lures in 2001 and started my company, Lake X Lures and Guide Service LLC, in 2010.

I have been tournament fishing for 20 years and guiding for 8 years in Price County and the surrounding area; my waters include lakes, flowages and rivers in Price, Iron, Sawyer, Ashland, Rusk and Taylor counties. I guide out of Rossís Sport Shop in Phillips, WI and Donners Bay Resort on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.

My sponsors include Rossís Sport Shop and Guide Service, St Croix Rods, Llungen Lures and Lake X Lures.

 

Noon
Lee Tauchen

Lee Tauchen, owner and manufacturer of Lee Lures Surface Baits.

Lee is one of the most accomplished multi-species, full-time fishing guides in the Midwest with twenty-five years in the business.

Lee is renowned as a top expert on the muskie waters of Minnesota, to the metro waters of Southern Wisconsin, and the world class fishery of Green Bay where he brings knowledge from a wide variety of fisheries.

He has also hosted television shows like BIGFISH365, Lindner's Angling Edge, The Next Bite, and Waters and Woods.

 

1:30 P.M. Dave Van Dorn

Dave Van Dorn

Dave VanDoorn is the director of Pro staff for Take a Vet Fishing and has been fortunate to fish and hunt and observe the outdoors in locations all across the Midwest and Canada.

Daveís full time job is to provide the men and women who have served/serving this great nation with the opportunity to catch a musky anywhere and at any time he is needed His passion for fishing has garnered Dave multiple tournament championships in both musky tournaments and multi-species tournaments.

Dave has also received countless awards from his peers in the industry and was YCAís 2010 Youth Ambassador of the year..  He also acts as an ambassador for the fishing and hunting community through volunteer work with conservation organizations such as Take A Vet Fishing where he is a full time pro-staff member(www.TakeAVetFishing.com) , Muskies, Inc., (www.muskiesinc.org), the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA- www.nisra.org) Recon Boats (www.reconboats.com) Lake County Watersports (www.lakecountywatersports.com) and the Youth Conservation Alliance.