Wisconsin Ice Fishing Expo Seminars

NOTE: SEATING IS LIMITED. First come, first serve. Get to seminars early before we reach max capacity.

Friday - December 8th

Troy Peterson (Mr. Bluegill)

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Bluegill’s Bago Bites
How to “Tackle” Lady Bago

Nate Winters

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Breaking Down New Water


5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Walleyes on the Ice
Plus Q&A

Saturday - December 9th

Sara Trampe

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Winter Walleye
Breaking down different spoons and tactics.

Greg Karch - Ice FIshing 101

11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ice Fishing Basics 101: Ice fishing tips, safety, and more at the youth seminar for kids aged 16 and under. (Ice Rod and Reel combos will be provided for the first 50 kids along with other gear! Thanks to the NPAA and FAF for prizes!)

Tom Boley

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Walleyes on the Ice. 
Plus Q&A

Adam Walton Ice Safety

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Ice Fishing Safety.
Reading ice, equipment to carry, rescue, treatment.

Pat Kalmerton

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Tip-Up Techniques & Tactics for All Species. Whether you’re seeking panfish, bass, walleye, or northern Pat’s unique tip-up strategies can target any species you want!

Nate Winters

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Ice Fishing the Ice Belt
Strategies for Ice Fishing in the Midwest.

Sunday - December 10th

Larry Smith
Larry Smith

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Fishing Expansive Mudflats on Winnebago and other lakes. How it can be done without live bait!  Tips and Tactics for catching more walleye and panfish through the ice!


11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Giant Pike in Shallow Water
From Koshkonong, to Bago, to Puckaway and more.

Tommy Kemos

12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
New Frontiers in Ice Fishing
The Next Bite fishing expert Tommy Kemos will share his experience with Livescope and how it has changed his approach on the ice.

Greg Karch - Panfishing 'Bago

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Ice Fishing for Panfish on Bago and other Systems

Pat Kalmerton

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Get Your Kids
Fishing and Outdoors
Get youngsters outside, and KEEPING then there, can be a daunting task with today’s smartphones and other devices. Pick up tips on catching fish AND keeping kids’ attention when on the ice.

Wisconsin Outdoor News Meet ANd Greet Sessions

Former Packer WR Bill Schroeder

Sunday, Dec. 10
  |  Outdoor News Booth
Stop by for pictures, autographs and talk fishing with the former Packer.

WI Outdoor News Editor Dean Bortz

Friday, December 8th
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  |  Outdoor News Booth
Meet with the editor of Wisconsin Outdoor News Editor Dean Bortz and share your fishing stories.