2019 Great Lakes Walleye University

and FREE Tackle Expo!


Hosted by the Lake Erie, Pa Charter Boat Association

2019 SCHOOL SEATS ARE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

TACKLE EXPO IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A STEELHEAD TROLLING SEMINAR WILL BE ADDED THIS YEAR

SEE PROJECT I-TAG RESULTS!


 

IMPORTNANT NOTES FOR STUDENTS: Registration is OPEN for Walleye School sign-ups.

Official date is Saturday March 2nd, 2019

The 2019 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.


Steve Small
President EPACBA



2019 Walleye University Details

School Seminars are to be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019

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:

  • A full day of instructional seminars
  • Free coffee and donuts in the morning
  • Free catered luncheon
  • Door prize bag full of effective walleye tackle upon arrival to School from our sponsors
  • Free 2019 Walleye School full color T-Shirt upon arrival to School

Registrations for the 2019 Lake Erie Walleye School will ONLY be accepted though our online registration process shown below!

 

 

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

A most popular topic, Fishfinders, GPS's and Auto Pilots are once again in high demand from our Students. All brands will be covered from simple to complex. Got a specific question about your own unit? We will answer all your questions! Unlike previous years, this year's class will be geared to all makes and models, not just one brand. We want to answer questions about products on YOUR boat and things you need help with. Humminbird, Lowrance, Eagle, Furuno, Raymarine, Garmin, Simrad, etc.

 

 

NEARSHORE WALLEYE TACTICS

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!

 

 

TROLLING FOR STEELIES SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL

Anybody can wade in a creek for steelhead. Getting them in the lake is a real treat! We'll look at catching them after ice out, during the heat of summer in deep water and also the fall spawning run along the south shore...all by boat!

 

 

TOP 20 FISHING TIPS FROM LOCAL ERIE CAPTAINS

We give you 20 "must have's" by local Charter Captains that you should practice every day on the water.

 

 

To register for 2019 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.
*** REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE WITHOUT THE CORRESPONDING PAYPAL OR CHECK PAYMENT***

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 smallprogram@comcast.net

 

Step 1

Click here to register your STUDENT information, then go to step 2

Step 2

Click the buy now button to pay your Walleye School Registration Fee $80.00 (Pay Pal Secure Checkout)


Step 3
Lastly, print your transaction receipt from PayPal service and bring it to class. That's it!

 

 




 

 

(current list of participating Expo attendees and sponsors)

 

 

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