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Friday, March 6th 2:00 PM to 8:30 PM

3:00 PM -

Brad Wirt

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.

4:30 PM - Muskies Matter

Adam Liebersbach

 

 

Jenelle Liebersbach

 

Muskies Matter

Adam and Jenelle Liebersbach is a family of four who love doing something good for our local community. Adam and Jenelle joined Muskies Matter in 2014. Both dedicating their time to volunteer at many events. A year later they were elected to join the council and be more proactive about our local conservation and stocking of Castle Rock flowage. Their first year of being council members they added four new events and were able to double the stocking the club was currently doing alongside counsel member Joe Stuchlak. This past two years Jenelle has created Riverside Rally, where the club teaches children how to fish properly, along with boating safety, and sends every child home with a rod and reel combo, along with a bait box to get them started on their journeys to being a great fisherman. Families leave with full bellies, new knowledge, and best of all, smiles. Adam has donated endless amounts of time and efforts as president of Muskies Matter to collaborate with the DNR, local conservation clubs and numerous lure and art companies to make all that we do possible.

Muskies Matter Inc is a non profit 501.3c organization that was started in 2008 by Mark Saemich. For the first 3 years, Mark worked diligently to bring more muskellunge into the area with just a small group of people and after those years, were able to start stocking fish. Paul Kotcky was one of the first members to join and to this day, still helps and supports the efforts of Muskies Matter Inc. 

Muskies Matter typically caters to the Castle Rock flowage, that’s a part of the Wisconsin River system located in Central Wisconsin, in between Juneau and Adams counties. Castle Rock is a man made lake that began with the construction of the Castle Rock dam in 1947. North of the dam, the lake is over 12,980 acres with a maximum depth of of 35 feet. Castle Rock Lake is known for its tourists and fishing. From the contributing lakes and slews, there is an abundance of perch, bass, walleye, catfish, sturgeon, and muskellunge as well. Part of our job at Muskies Matter is ensuring the production of fish. Being a man made lake, natural reproduction numbers can be fairly low. Our club works with the DNR to ensure sufficient numbers and balancing out our ecosystems. Muskies Matter has been working with the local DNR biologists and Conservation Congress in the research with pit tagging, catch and release numbers, and legal size limit changes to secure and protect the muskellunge species. Water clarity is low on Castle Rock Lake but the fishing is abundant of all species. Castle Rock Lake has some massive sturgeon and musky fish to be caught. We’ve personally seen fish sizing 45-50+ inches in the flowage. Muskies Matter is devoted to our local Castle Rock Lake and hopes to continue our efforts for the years to come.

One of our biggest events we host is the annual Musky Daze tournament held in June every year. Musky Daze is a 2 day, 2 man tournament. A large banquet and awards ceremony are held at that time as well. Every year we try to find new and fun ways to add to the excitement. From food, raffle drawings, people traveling from neighboring states, to random prize drawings and overall being a great time. There is an optional bonus challenge to win for having the biggest Musky and the biggest Pike. The second biggest event, being the annual Ice Fisheree, which we’ve added a kids tournament to. Children 12 and under have an exclusive chance to win cash prizes and a $50 gift card to the local Castle Rock Dam Bait Shop. Last year we were able to send 25 kids home with new rod and reel combos that participated in a short learning clinic. There are many more amazing prizes to be won at this event as well as great food.

6:00 PM - Green Bay Muskies

Phil Stodola

Green Bay Muskies

Phil Stodola is a USCG certified Capt. and with an NPAA member with an obsession with catching trophy fish!

Phil caught and released the biggest musky registered in the title town muskies Inc. Chapter in 2016 and 2017. He loves catching big walleyes and helping people to their first, or new personal best muskies!

Phil has fished musky tournaments and Vilas County as well as on the Bay of Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay.

Join Phil as he shares his many musky fishing adventures.

7:00 PM -

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.

Saturday, March 7th 9 AM to 6:00 PM

10:00 AM -

STEVE GENSON

Steve Genson

Steve Genson has been operating Fish Hunts Guide Service in the Hayward area for nearly 20 years. He has won numerous Professional musky tournaments and appeared in many television shows.

Genson's Fish Hunts guide service is a full-time service providing guided fishing trips in Northern WI. Your host Steve Genson specializes in guided trips for muskies concentrating on the Hayward lakes region of northwestern WI, including Sawyer, Washburn, and Burnett Counties. Steve also features trips for Northern Wisconsin trophy walleye fishing, as well as, multi-species trips for smallmouth and largemouth bass and panfish.

He can be found on Facebook at Steve Genson or Fish Hunts Guide Service. His website is www.fishhunts.com.

11:30 AM -

Ross Provost

Jake Tappe

Joe Biebert


Burnin Eights launched in April of 2017 as a YouTube channel and became the collaboration of five friends, all who thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and producing quality video.

With the goal to share the reality of their on-camera adventures with others, they set out to film and put together collections of short videos that showed why they musky fish and to educate viewers about the sport.

Today, their passion continues to help grow the sport of musky fishing and provide immersive outdoor entertainment for their viewers.  

1:00 PM - Catch & Release A-Z

Jeff Van ReMortal

Phil Schweik

Kevin Pischke

Jordan Weeks

Catch & Release A-Z

Whether you are new to the sport of Musky fishing or a seasoned professional, this seminar will enhance your knowledge regarding catching and releasing Musky.

These four accomplished Musky guides will share their many years of Musky experience on how to safely net and release a Musky in a manner that preserves the safety of the angler and health of the Musky.

2:30 PM - Today's Angler

Lee Tauchen
Rob Jarnigo

Today's Angler

These two accomplished Musky guides will provide their perspectives on the hot button issues that confront today's Musky angler.

From Lures, boats and today's tackle options, this is a seminar that will aid the Musky anglers of today as they seek to make their time on the water more productive.

 

4:00 PM -

NOAH BINSFELD

Noah Binsfeld
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!

Sunday, March 8th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

10:00 AM - Bob Kimball


Bob Kimball is the owner of Trucker Lures & Guide Service.

Bob has been guiding the Eagle River/Three Lakes and surrounding areas for the last 8 years. In the process of guiding and targeting musky in northern Wisconsin, he has developed a line-up of baits to produce during all phases of the season.

Sharing the knowledge he has acquired, along with growing the sport of musky fishing is something he strives for everyday on the water.

 

11:30 AM - Mark Saemisch

Owner of Muskie Marks
Guide Service and Lures.

I have been a Musky guide for over 15 years and a maker of over 8 different kinds of lures.

My guide trips averaged over 1 to 2 fish per trip for last 8 years. I specialize in guiding Castlerock, Petenwell, Wisconsin River and Redstone, but I know many more waters in the state both north and south.

Founder of Muskies Matter Inc. and winner of the Castlerock Musky Daze in 2019 With my son Hunter.

Come listen to me speak on how I have success when Muskie fishing and what I do differently.

1:00 PM - Craig Sandell

Why Do Lures Cost So Much?

If you have been Musky fishing for 10 years or more, you have seen lure prices steadily increase to, in some cases, well over $100.00. How do you decide whether the cost of the lure you plan to purchase is worth the asking price?

Craig Sandell, owner of Best American Tackle and Musky.com, explores the details of putting a wooden Musky lure together and the relative cost for each step in the process.

He will take you through the process of acquiring a lure blank and acquiring hardware.

He will show you the steps that go into preparing lure blanks for the application of a primer undercoating, painting the lure and applying a clear coating to seal the wood.

Hook selection and methods for attaching hooks and hardware onto the finished lure will also be a topic of discussion.

Once completed, lures should be water tested to ensure consistent performance.

He will also discuss the steps that go into making a lure that is made from plastic or rubber.

Armed with the information from this seminar, you will take away a new perspective on the world of Musky lures.