2021 Great Lakes Walleye University
and FREE Tackle Expo is currently on hold until further notice with the Covid-19 restrictions. DO NOT REGISTER YET
(information below is from last years class)
Hosted by the Lake Erie, Pa Charter Boat Association
TACKLE EXPO IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 9-5PM
WE ARE LIVE! SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
As of Feb 13th, ROSTER IS NOW CLOSED!
you may sign up for the backup list but DO NOT PAY!
IMPORTNANT NOTES FOR STUDENTS: Registration is OPEN for Walleye School sign-ups.
Official date is March 7th, 2020.
The 2020 event will be a 1 day format. No need to stay overnight. Classes will be running the entire day.
Based on feedback from last years event, we will have 4-5 speakers
The tackle expo will be running thru the entire day and is Free to the Public. Expo hours will be 9am-5pm. Expo doors open at 9am.
Registration is now open. Class roster will be cut off at 200 students. After 200, you will be put on a waiting list for possible cancellations. First come, first serve.
2020 Walleye University Details
School Seminars are to be held on Saturday, March. 7
Walleye School Hours 8:30am - 5:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30am for Students
Address: St John's Banquet and Conference Hall, 1001 E. Main St, Girard PA 16417 (view map here)
Walleye School seating is limited to the first 200 student registrations. First come, first serve. Once we hit 200, the registration process will be closed.
Cost of attending the School is $80.00 and you receive the following:
Registrations for the 2020 Lake Erie Walleye School will ONLY be accepted though our online registration process shown below!
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
Erie's own USCG will be on hand to discuss safety on the water, boat requirements and what to do if you have an emergency situation.
Mark Haffley, Pa Fish Commission Biologist is back with "Project i-Tag" migration results!
Back by popular demand, Erie's own Mark Haffley is a Biologist with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission as well as the captain of the R/V Perca. He has been with the Commission for 12 years serving in many different capacities. He has been spearheading the agencies Walleye "Project i-Tag" telemetry work in Pennsylvania started in the Spring of 2018 to provide insight into local spawning. He is also a charter boat captain out of Erie with his business TLB Sportfishing Charters. He has been working on Lake Erie in the charter fishing industry since 1999 and brings a vast amount of knowledge from both the recreational and sport fishing side of our fishery as well as the biological side. Hearing Mark talk about the internal tracking devices and how the fish migrate throughout the year is jaw dropping! Now we will have the tracking data from 2018 availabe for you to see at this years walleye school based on the first year of the i-tag studies!
FISHFINDERS AND GPS
We are going to have a
class on usage with both sonar and gps functions on various brand name
machines. This will be tought by local
SMALL BOAT WALLEYE TACTICS
With the 18-22 foot boats in mind, we'll take an in depth look at locationg and targeting walleyes from the shoreline out to 40 fow. This area is 99% mono and various baits such as cranks, jets, spoons, harnesses. Jigging can also be effective in tight waters early in the season. Learn how to get em in May, June and July.
OFFSHORE WALLEYE TACTICS
An in depth look at locationg and targeting walleyes from 40 fow out to the Canadian Line. Mid summer through September brings big walleyes in deeper water where they feed like pigs. Deeper water, deeper fish, deeper setups! Weighted mono, lead core, braid and copper lines are on the agenda.
TOP FISHING TIPS FROM LOCAL ERIE CAPTAINS
We give you a list of "must have's" by local Charter Captains that you should practice every day on the water.
To register for
2020 school, please
completely fill out the form below and press the "Submit Form"
button. Your information will be emailed to our Staff. Secondly, click
on the Pay Pal button where you will be taken to our secure Pay Pal
Processing Center to submit your Registration Payment and complete the
registration. The PayPal site will allow you to use a credit card. If
you are not comfortable using online payment methods, we can accept
a check made out to: EPACBA and mail it in care of Capt Steve Small,
208 Winchester Ave, Aliquippa PA 15001, however you still need to register
Once your Registration has been processed and Pay Pal Payment has been received, you will get a receipt e-mail from Pay Pal , confirming your payment. That e-mail will serve as both your receipt and your Admission/Ticket to the walleye school. Please print the e-mail and bring it with you the day of the Event.
Registration fee is non refundable for no-shows due to bad weather, personal conflicts etc. Refunds WILL be provided if the School is canceled for any reason. For any questions on the Great Lakes Walleye School, please contact Steve at email@example.com
Step 2Click the buy now button to pay your Walleye School Registration Fee $80.00 (Pay Pal Secure Checkout)
(current list of participating Expo attendees and sponsors)
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