Friday, March 18th 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM

3:30 - 4:30 BRIAN SKAIFE


A lifetime angler, who first started seriously targeting muskies in 2008. Brian started Esox Assault Tackle with Rick Albers in 2011. In May of 2018 he started Angling Anarchy YouTube channel whose focus is primarily Musky with some multi-species as well. Angling Anarchy began uploading weekly (Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. CST) in August of 2019. The channel currently has more than 4700 subscribers and over 450,00 total views. Check it out the channel at




Owner of The Musky Academy, LLC and WDH Guide Service, LLC. Full-time guide specializing in Wisconsin musky fishing in Northern Wisconsin and Green Bay. Career highlights include over 1600 muskies in the boat, over 200 career "first muskies" for clients and the current record holder for the most inches ever registered in the largest musky tournament in the world (National Championship Musky Open).

Saturday, March 19th 9 AM to 6:00 PM

10:00 - 11:00 DAN GROPENGISER


Dan "Grop" Gropengiser is out of Rhinelander Wisconsin. Living in Rhinelander his entire life has given Dan the chance to explore the lakes this great area has to offer. Dan's been fishing ever since his Dad could get him to sit still on a five gallon pail ice fishing. All of the great memories of fishing with family and friends sticks with him to this day.

Dan began guiding in 2012 and believes fishing is all about learning and making memories that will last forever. Dan will take the time to teach you proper casting and retrieving of baits, boat control and handling wind conditions, lake map reading and usage of today's latest electronics.

Seasonal fish movements is a big part of what you'll learn.

12:00 - 1:00 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.

2:00 - 3:00 Jason Smith

Jason Smith

In addition to guiding, Jason runs a popular social media page on Facebook “Muskie Fishing Tips and Tricks” A fun and real time information page to keep us all dialed in. Its run as a clean and no confrontational so anyone can ask questions that they need answers.

Sponsors: Lake X Lures, Suick, Elk River Custom Rods, TnA Tackle, Slammer Tackle, J-Bo Baits, Rabska Muskie Lures, Clam Outdoors including BigTooth and Blackfish apparel.


4:00 - 5:00



No matter if you’re a Muskie or Pike angler, you’ve probably heard about Keyes Outdoors. For the past 18 years, Keyes Outdoors, LLC has grown to one of most watched, most viewed and respected musky fishing TV Series in the world.

And for a good reason. Mike and his team put out an extremely high level of Musky fishing video’s, and the way they have brought the water to the public eye of online media is just something truly special. Mike’s video’s show you every technique of Muskie fishing you can possibly think of and will certainly help getting the most out of your time on the water!

Sunday, March 20th 9 AM to 3:00 PM

10:00 - 11:00 STEPHAN MARAIS


I was born and raised in a small town on the north-east part of South Africa. My grandfather always owned a fishing tackle and firearm store and because of that I fished since I could remember. Fished mostly for bass, panfish, carp and catfish. No musky or pike in South Africa. Moved to the US in 1997 and later moved to La Crosse WI in 2002. I started musky hunting about 15 years ago, doing a “musky trip” a few times a year. That was all with conventional fishing gear. A few years ago I received a couple of 8-weight fly rods from a friend during the winter. That winter I tied many pike flies and also learned that the flies I tied are too big to cast with the 8wt rods. I decided to purchase a 10wt rod and also use it for musky. As a first-time fly-fisherman I had many questions ranging from rod to flies. I would like to share my first-time musky-hunting with a fly experience and hope that it will answer your questions or get you to give it a try. It is much easier than you might think it is.

12:00 - 1:00


John Carlson


J.T. Finch


What started out in 2014 as a small dream for John Carlson of Ross's Sport Shop and Guide Service, and Joel Walczak of Rocky Point Tackle Co and Dave's Legacy Guide Service, has turned in to something very, very special.

To be able to reach out and say thank you to our Veterans by taking them fishing for a few days. Come hear about the first 8 years of the Wisconsin Veterans Fishing Camp, a whole lot of fishing stories, and what it would mean for you to nominate a Veteran for the Camp, or to come yourself as a Veteran.

John and Joel will also have a special guest speaker with them. JT Finch. A Veteran himself, who attended the Camp in year 3, and has now come back twice as a guest Guide to give back to his Brothers and Sisters.

1:30 - 2:30 JESSE KARAU


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