2023 FISH TV CANADIAN PRO FISHING SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Visit our stage to learn tips and tricks from the experts throughout the show!

Presenter's Bios

SPRING CRAPPIE & PERCH FISHING

Presented by: Scott Holmes

A passion for fishing has run though Scott's veins since he was a little boy. From playing in the creeks catching minnows to fishing the tributaries for Rainbow and Salmon to now running his own guiding service, Kawartha Lakes Guiding Service.
Scott is a multi-species fisherman who has won and had many top ten finishes in tournaments across Ontario.
Scott loves to teach what he has learned and share his passion with others. He has met many people and made many friends doing what he loves to do....FISHING!!  His fishing journey has taken him to some pretty cool places around the world and he has been awarded the Canadian Rapala Angler of the year on two occasions. Spring is the best time to catch big Crappies and Jumbo Perch, come join Scott as he shares his knowledge on where to locate and catch them!

www.kawarthalakesguiding.com

 

FISH TV HOST

Presented by: Ron James

Ron is a member of the Canadian Fishing Hall of Fame and has been fishing his whole life. He started out with his dad Bill James(god rest his soul) when he was very young. As Ron's passion for fishing grew, he moved onto tournament fishing, receiving numerous wins and top finishes along the way. The next step was when Ron met Leo and 25 years later, the unstoppable force of Fish TV continues on. My goal is to teach everyone what I have learned over the years from all of my experiences and to have a great time bringing Fish TV to our viewers”.

www.fishtv.tv

 

 

 

 

PUTTING MORE MUSKY IN YOUR BOAT

Presented by: Brent Bochek

Brent Bochek is a full time fishing guide and the owner of FISHNV Multi Species Guiding, splitting his time between musky and salmon. In 1992, Brent was selected to represent Muskies Canada at the World Musky Hunt in Minocqua Wisconsin, the youngest member to date to fish this event. He is the host of Setting The Hook with Brent Bochek, which aired on Cable TV in the Niagara, Hamilton and Haldimand regions. The show will have a new look in 2023, as new episodes will be available on YouTube. Brent is passionate about sharing his knowledge with other anglers and believes when talking about muskies, proper landing, handling and release techniques should be at the top of the list.

 

 

 

 

IT JUST WORKS

Presented by: Big Jim McLaughlin

“Big” Jim has been an integral part of the Canadian sport fishing scene for over 40 years and shows no signs of slowing down. As a tournament angler, “Big” Jim gained notoriety in sport fishing with two CFT Canadian Classics and a slew of tournament wins - 29 to his credit! Following his tournament success, “Big” Jim formed Canada’s largest FREE fishing publication– JUST FISHING. This very successful publication is in its 30th year of bringing much needed angling info to Canadian and American anglers alike.
In 2009 “Big” Jim was awarded the Rick Amsbury Hall of Fame Award for going above and beyond the expectations of the angling community. Then in 2010 he was inducted into the Canadian Sportfishing Hall of Fame in the ANGLER division which is secretly his favourite… nothing beats recognition from your peers! When “Big” Jim is not working or teaching a kid to cast, or tie a jig, he spends time with his family including his beautiful wife Tammy, their three children, nine grandchildren and Laci, the very special Springer Spaniel.

www.justfishing.ca

GETTING STARTED IN KAYAK FISHING

Presented by: Jason Barnucz

Jason Barnucz is an avid multi-species angler from Norfolk County in Southwestern Ontario. A dedicated industry ambassador, Jason works with several great companies including Berkley, Abu Garcia, Fenwick and more. Jason also works as a full time Fisheries Biologist and is a regular contributor of angling and fish biology content to various outdoor media outlets.

 

 

 

 

TROLLING TECHNIQUES

Presented by: Jeremie Brooks

Jeremie Brooks is the owner of Trophy Taker Fishing Charters on the North Shore of Lake Erie. Jeremie is a Licensed Charter boat Captain with over 25 years experience trolling Lake Erie for Walleye and Steelhead.  As a member of Rapala’s Pro-staff Jeremie has assisted in developing a large range of Rods, Reels, Baits and Divers to get you and your crew on the bite. Jeremie’s Deep Water Seminar will educate beginners with proper program set-ups and spreads for deep water action. His seminar will also assist the seasoned troller with various tips to aide in winning that tournament or derby we all dream of! If you fish out of a 14 ft. aluminum boat on a small inland lake or a 50 foot cabin cruiser on Lake Ontario attending his seminar will benefit you for the upcoming season.

www.trophytakerfishing.com

TOPWATER & JERKBAITS FOR BIGGER BITES

Presented by: Jason Greentree

Jason is a multi species angler who has a vast résumé of accomplishments in the fishing world. Among these are multiple bass tournament wins, television and radio guest spots and has even graced the cover of Outdoor Canada magazine. Jason now enjoys educating others as a returning seminar speaker at the Toronto Sportsman show and blog contributor via the Fish TV web page. Come meet Jason at this year show.

 

 

 

WHY FLY FISH

Presented by: Ken Collins

For Ken fly-fishing is more than just a passion – it’s the way he makes his living. For over 30years Ken has been the owner, head guide and fly fishing instructor for Grand River Troutfitters Ltd – Home of Ontario’s Premier Fly-fishing Education and Tight-line Guiding.
It is with this vast amount of time on the water, teaching and coaching people into fly fishing successes – he has discovered a world you need to experience. With this seminar let’s discover why you need to fly fish.  It is fun, not just for a chosen group but actually something that everyone can enjoy!

www.grandrivertroutfitters.com

 

  GARMIN ELECTRONICS 101

Presented by: Jeff Chisholm

Since Jeff was very young, he had a love for fishing. Born and raised in Quinte and the Land O’Lakes regions, he has had countless opportunities to develop his angling abilities and is a year round, multispecies angler. When it comes to learning and reading Garmin electronics Jeff is a master at it! Attend Jeff’s seminar and learn how to work your electronics so you can maximize your fishing while out on the water. One day Jeff had an opportunity to film a Fish TV ice fishing episode with Ron James and so began his involvement with Fish TV as a co-host. “It is an honour to entertain, educate and share our experiences with our viewers…and give you a glimpse into the fun that we have on the water”.

www.fishtv.tv

Great Outdoors Stage

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The Great Outdoors Stage!

Here's a look at some of the seminars you can expect to see on The Great Outdoors Stage. Stay tuned for the full schedule!

WHY SPORTSMEN SHOULD TAKE THE LEAD ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Presented by: Joel Theriault

With groups like the OFAH, Ducks Unlimited, and Stop the Spray Ontario pushing environmental conservation platforms forward through social media, anglers and hunters now have better tools for environmental conservation and protection than ever before. Showing the world the conservation ethics of anglers and hunters not only brings more respect for these outdoor sports, but it also shows real people with real connections to the outdoors protecting what they love. Case studies and opportunities to get more involved in environmental conservation will be discussed.

 

ATTRACTING BIG GAME TO YOUR HUNTING AREAS AND HOW TO MAKE YOUR SHOT COUNT

Presented by: Mike & August Miller

Mike Miller, host of Angler and Hunter Television, and his daughter August, will be on the Outdoor Stage to talk about “Attracting Big Game to your hunting areas and how to make your shot count”.

At the end of the presentation, Mike will give away some product from Camillus.

 

 

Destination Ontario Booth Schedule

General Features

More information on these features is coming soon.

 

Overlanding Pavilion

 

 

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

 

 

 

 

The Refuge by Punisher Waterfowl

 

Build Your Own Lure by Black Fly Lures

 

 

 

The Ontario Hunting Retrievers Association