Seminars & Features
We have put together another great lineup for a full weekend of seminars, tips & tricks, and hawg trough demonstrations!
Dave Csanda brings nearly 40 years of experience including editor of In-Fisherman publications, co-host of the In-Fisherman television show, inductee of the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, and co-founder of The Fish Soup Network. At Lindner Media Productions, Dave helped create Angling Edge and Fishing Edge TV.
Mike Keyes, TV host of Keyes Outdoors Musky Hunting Adventures is a nationally known professional musky tournament angler and is an award winning film maker. For the past 17 years, Mike has traveled throughout the United States and Canada exclusively hunting the fish of 10,000 casts… the musky. Mike’s passion is to share his vast knowledge of catching this ultimate predator with musky-minded fishermen on film and through speaking clinics and seminars. Keyes Outdoors airs nationally on the Pursuit Channel, Fox Sports North, Amazon Prime, and Mike’s Youtube Channel.
Denny Sands was a 2010 inductee to the State of Illinois Outdoor Hall Of Fame. He is the Founding President Of the Shabbona Lake Sportsman Club and a US Air Force Trained Cartographer who made the topographical map of Shabbona Lake. Denny is the leading expert when it comes to Shabbona Lake and is the one that the guides go to when the fishing gets tough.
Jim Kopjo is known as the “Crappie Professor”. His aggressive style of fishing helps him to quickly establish patterns. This makes for informative seminars that shed light on common problems faced by anglers. Jim has been guiding for 15 years and fishes local and regional tournaments. He participated in the Open Water Crappie U.S.A. Tournament Trail, ranking 11th in the nation. In the 2013 North American Ice Fishing Circuit, Jim finished the season ranked 8 th in the nation. He enjoys teaching others his techniques while expanding his own knowledge along the way. Jim also volunteers with several local biologists, devoting countless hours in the designing, placement, and preservation of habitats.
Remington Barkley started training for bass tournaments at 9 years old. The earliest tournament he could enter was The Bass Federation Jr division for 11-15 year olds. One month after turning 11 he won the tournament and was The Bass Federation Jr Michigan State Champion! Remington has fished many tournaments and entered as the youngest ever Pro Staffer for Fishing Complete, Inc. (Case Plastics, Zipper Worm Company, O Wacky Tool). His fishing future is bright and the sponsors see it. Ranger Boats and Okuma along with several others have jumped on board and are watching to see what is next for Remi!
Hawg Trough Aquarium-See the hottest new lures in action in our 3,500 gallon aquarium filled with monster fish. Hall of Famer Dave Csanda, Musky expert Mike Keyes, and the Crappie Professor Jim Kopjo along with many lure manufacturer reps will show you the best techniques and newest lures to catch the big fish!
Trout Pond-Bring the whole family to fish in the trout pond and see how many fish you can catch! The trout pond is a ton of fun for all ages and the best part is it is FREE for kids!!!
Kids Casting-Kids can practice their casting or learn new casting techniques all weekend long! FREE for kids!!!
Minnow Races-Kids of all ages love stopping by and racing the minnows! Free to play and prizes for all winners!