Guest Speakers For the Madison Fishing Expo February 22-24 1-26-2013



 Larry Nixon ……… is a legend of tournament bass fishing.  Nick-named “The General” because of his winning ways for many years, he is the absolute master of plastic worm fishing, one of the sport’s deadliest tactics.

 Tommy Skarlis……..longtime walleye tournament pro, winner of the 2012 FLW Mississippi River Tournament, 13 time PWT Championship qualifier, World Record Holder for 3-day total weight, he will discuss Hot New Walleye Tactics.Aim tourney Skarlis

 Jeremy Smith…….is on the Lindner TV Production team, former fishing guide, and often shares the boat with Jim and Al Lindner.  He will talk about the newest bass and pike techniques.

 Dave Csanda…….has spent 28 years working with In-Fisherman magazine and TV shows.   A multi-species expert, he will discuss the Many Moods of Smallmouth Bass.   He has chased everything that swims in many parts of the world.

 Scott Hamstra……longtime paddle sport expert, fishing manager at Rutabaga paddlesports, he will introduce kayak fishing, one of the fastest growing segments of our sport, and the answer to fishing small waters or pressured fish.

 Greg Fitch……..the owner of Extreme Custom Marine.  GPS and Sonar Technology, as well as battery maintenance are his specialty.  Trouble or questions about rigging your boat?   Then don’t miss this seminar!

 Ron Barefield…….one of the Madison area’s premier fishing and hunting guides for over 30 years, he is an expert on the Madison Chain of Lakes.  He will discuss the latest techniques for trophy panfish on our lakes.Barefield Largemouth #8 6-6-08

 Ted Peck…….has had a lifelong work of sharing outdoor experiences.  A guide for 38 years, he is absolutely one of the best in the business when it comes to the Mississippi River, spending an average of 200 days a year fishing and hunting.

 Kurt Schultz………has guided  in Central Wisconsin since 1999.  He has extensive knowledge of the Wisconsin River and it’s flowages.  He will talk about Early Season Smallmouth and River  Musky.

 Bret Alexander…… one of Door Co.’s premier fishing guides.  He fishes multiple species year round, including ice time whitefish, and will also discuss giant Green Bay Smallmouth Bass.

Walleye TP Quite Tony Puccio…….longtime walleye pro, tournament angler, and good friend of the Madison Fishing Expo. He is a multi-species expert, and will discuss the deadly technique of trolling for Walleyes.

 Stephen Born…….is a former UW Professor, and a water resource and environmental expert and served as Natural Resources Chairman for Trout Unlimited, co-author of “Exploring Wisconsin’s Trout Streams.”  He will discuss Fly Fishing for trout on Wisconsin’s streams.

 Ryan Rist…….an active angler and outdoorsman with a background in technology, he developed a revolutionary new way to locate productive fishing spots.  Ryan will be speaking about some of the latest advancements and how they can save anglers time and money while on the water.

 Greg Karch……Wisconsin Certified DNR Angler Educator, an expert on the Winnebago Lakes System, and a licensed guide, his talk will target kids and new anglers.  If you brought some kids to the Madison Fishing Expo this year, don’t miss this one.




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