Friday, March 2nd 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

3:00 P.M. 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 8° 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.

5:00 P.M. Chas Martin


I have been a guest co-host and videographer for the award-winning television show, “Fishing with Joe Bucher” for 5 years.  You can find and watch many exciting FWJB television segments on YouTube by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/JoeBucherVideo/videos.

Chas Martin - Musky Mastery Guide Service

To pursue my passion for outdoor education, I started Musky Mastery Guide Service in 2006, a multi-species guide service specializing in musky and bass.  Based out of Three Lakes, Wisconsin I focus my guiding on the famous Three Lakes and Eagle River chain as well as the Sugar Camp chain but I do not limit myself to just these great bodies of water alone.  I have found success on many other lakes and flowages in Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties and scouting, dialing-in and catching fish on new lakes and chains has become an obsession!

I pride myself on running a guide service dedicated to educating the angler.  Catching big muskies and bass is of course a top priority while out on the water but I also strive to answer some of the more challenging questions for my clients, such as why I choose to fish specific locations and implement certain techniques based on the time of the season.  Locating and catching fish consistently, any time throughout the changing seasons is a challenge, so I rely on my background in ecology to help me and I want to pass this knowledge on to my customers.

7:00 pm. Noah Binsfield

 

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!

Saturday, March 3rd 9 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

10:00 A.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. 

11:30 A.M. Scott Kieper

Scott Kieper

Guiding Trophy muskie out of the Hayward Wisconsin area including lakes in Sawyer, Burnett, Washburn and Bayfield
Counties.

Scott fishes the Hayward area lakes from the beginning of Wisconsin's Muskie season through the cold frozen end. His insight will help you to capitalize on either the HOT times or to interact with "HAWGS" via seasonally/lake- specific tactics.

 

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. Rich Reinert

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.

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.

 

 

4:00 P.M. Captain Dave Olson

 Captain Dave Olson

Captain Dave Olson, from Olson Outdoors, is a licensed Wisconsin fishing guide offering guided Muskie Fishing Adventures on the Awesome waters of Green Bay.

 He is an experienced Muskie angler with years of experience on large bodies of water including the Bay of Green Bay, Lake of the Woods and Eagle lake in Canada. 

A Professional Photographer/Videographer/Artist by trade, he is the former artwork director of Esox Angler Magazine and has designed and produced marketing products throughout the fishing industry for years.

 "Join me at the Wausau Muskie expo and let's talk Muskies on Big Water!  We will cover topics including: Fishing Big Water Safely and efficiently, Gear suggestions, seasonal tactics and tips on Photo/video.  Awesome door prizes given as well"

 

Sunday, March 4th 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

10:00 A.M. TBD
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.

11:30 Women's Musky Panel
 

Janie Geiger

 

 

 

Musky Maur
Maureen O'Brien

Women's Musky Panel

Janie Geiger

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.


Musky Maur
Maureen O'Brien

Hello my name is Maureen, and I go by the nickname Musky Maur. I have been a fishing enthusiast since I was 3 years old. I was introduced to the Great Outdoors by my father, and it quickly became my passion. I live to fish, and spend as much time in the Northwood’s of Wisconsin as possible. I enjoy fishing for all species, but muskies are my true love. I have been targeting them for three years almost exclusively. Muskies are known as the apex predator of the Northern waters, and I live to chase them on the water all day. They are known as the fish of 10,000 casts, and truly are a challenge at times to catch. I spend my spare time studying this fish, and learning tactics to make catching them an easier task. Make no mistake, whether catching them or not, there is nothing I love more than being on the water.

I also love to write, and host a blog called Fishing for Meaning. I feel that as a society we have moved more towards technology, and away from nature. I find my purpose in the outdoors, and my self-care is a day on the lake with wildlife for company. I enjoy documenting my unique experiences on the water.

1:00 P.M.

Fishing Guide Panel Panel

Shane McLaughlin

 

 

Noah Binsfield

 

 

Brad Wirt

Jeremiah Wolf

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. 

 

 


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!


Brad is owner/operator of
Brads Guide Service

 Brad grew up a stones throw away from the Wisconsin river where he started chasing muskies at a young age.

He has spent countless hours on the water fine tuning patterns and tactics to consistently put his clients on fish.

He also has proven himself as a tournament angler with numerous top ten and tournament wins.

whether you fish on rivers, lakes, or flowages, Brad's insight into Musky movements and tactics can provide new perspectives leading to success on the water.


Jeremiah Wolf

I have been fishing muskies in Northern Wisconsin for over 25 years!

I specialize in Flowage type systems, and rivers. I seek low pressure places to fish and find giants! I keep learning what these fish teach me, and keep myself very humble.

Highlights of last season include 65 muskies landed with many over 48"  and one over 50".

My boat sees plenty of non pressured water, that produce good fish!