2017 Great Lakes Walleye University &
Hosted by the Lake Erie, Pa Charter Boat Association
IMPORTNANT NOTES: Registration is CURRENTLY OPEN. When we hit 200, this message will change to "closed" (3 seats left as of 3/27/17) t-shirts are down to choices large, XL and 2X for the last 3 seats
Official date is Saturday April 1st (not an april fools joke!)
The 2017 event will be a new 1 day format. No need to stay overnight. Classes and Vendors will be running the entire day and evening hours.
Based on feedback from last years event, we will have fewer speakers but longer seminar times with more emphasis on the topics that you wanted the most out of.
This year, Q&A sessions will have a panel of expert Captains to address your questions...not just the instructor. More opinions from the Pro's to help you out.
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.
* Your PayPal receipt will have a title that says 2016 on it. Please ignore that, as we will recognize your transaction date. The girls will have you on record at the registration tables upon your arrival.
2017 Walleye University Details
School Seminars are to be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017
Walleye School Hours 8:30am - 4:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30am.
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 2017 Lake Erie Walleye School will ONLY be accepted though our online registration process listed below!
Rigging from head to toe: Planer boards, mono reels, leadcore reels, backing, terminal tackle, weights and more...(8:30am)
This course is designed to teach you how to rig it all. Everything needs a knot, not just any ole knot. Learn how to prepare your rods the right way before you ever leave home. What to buy, how to tie, filling spools, tying weights, leaders, planer board rigging and more.
Fish Finders and GPS Navigation...our most requested topic(10:00am)
Lorance, Humminbird, Furuno? You won't leave this year until you've "gotten it". We'll have a Pro show you what you're looking at and how to get the most out of your fish finder. Gray scale vs. color. Reading fish. Reading bait. Bottom lock. What frequency do I use? We touched on this last year and so many people were blown away that we're going to do it again until you get it right! There is a lot to comprehend on this one. We'll have a Pro show you what you're looking at and how to get the most out of your GPS unit. Waypoints, navigation, marking a good spot where you caught fish, how to get back there quicker and cheaper the next day, bearings, speed/time, etc.
Making The Right Bait Selections (1:00pm)
Should I use a plug or a spoon? Worm harness? If so, what color when it's raining or sunny? We'll give you better ideas on what to use besides guessing what to "try for a little while". Also, you need to know why. We'll take a good look at resourses like the Trolling Bible compared to years of knowledge from our Captians on how different baits run based on depth and speed. How deep does a reef runner go 200 feet back? We're going to tell you!
Finding Walleyes...Seasonal Patterns(2:30pm)
The top ranked question we receive is "Where do I find the fish?" Either a week has gone by or a big storm just went through and you wanna go fishing. Where to start looking and why might they be there? We've got advice for you. We'll take a look at the different times of the season and discuss where, when and why there should be walleyes there.
To register for
2017 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 below.
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, 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 email@example.com
(current list of participating Expo attendees and sponsors)
2017 Walleye Expo Details
Open to the public @ Noon - 9:00pm Saturday April 1, 2017
General Admission: FREE
The Rental Cost is $75.00 per 8 foot table space for Venders/Sellers
Vender registrations are limited to Tackle Dealers, Manufacturers and their Representatives, and Flea Marketers. NO Fishing Charter solicitation allowed.
Please provide us with your Vender/Company/Rep/Flea Marketer contact info and # of tables needed at the registration process.
for 2017 Expo tables, 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
Once your Registration has been processed and Pay Pal Payment has been received, you will receive an e-mail at the e-mail address you supplied on the registration form, confirming your Registration. That e-mail will serve as both your receipt and your Admission/Ticket to the Expo. Please print the e-mail and bring it with you the day of the Event.
***Doors will open at 7am Saturday morning for all Venders to check in and set up their table space. Special arrangements can be made for setup on Friday evening if needed.***
Registration fee is non refundable for no-shows due to bad weather, conflicts etc. Refunds WILL be provided if the Expo is canceled for any reason.
This Expo is only for fishing industry related items related to walleye fishing and fishing tackle please!
For any questions on reserving a table, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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