2022 Great Lakes Walleye University

and FREE Public Tackle Expo is back in action!

NEW LOCATION at Gannon University, Erie Pa!!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

(website last update 2/22/22)


Hosted by the Lake Erie, Pa Charter Boat Association

 

WALLEYE TACKLE EXPO IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 9-5PM

(EXPO TABLES ARE AVAILABLE TO LEASE $75.00 EACH, SEND EMAIL TO SMALLPROGRAM@COMCAST.NET)


 

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

Official date March 19th, 2022.

NEW LOCATION: Gannon University's Yehl Ballroom located on the second floor inside the Waldron Campus Center – 628 Peach St Erie, PA 16501 It's basically on the corner of West 6th and Peach in Downtown Erie. We will be on the 2nd floor level.

PARKING: we advise using Garage Q at 712 Peach Street between 8th and 7th. The entrance is on the east side of the building, heading north on Peach. (remember that Peach is one-way)

The 2022 event will be a 1 day format. No need to stay overnight. Classes will be running the entire day.

We are adding a few more topics and speakers for a full day of seminars.

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 at Old Main.

Registration is now CLOSED. 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. If we are full, the website will be changed from OPEN status to CLOSED status above. You may still register but DO NOT PAY


Steve Small
President EPACBA



2022 Walleye University Details

School Seminars are to be held on Saturday, March 19th

Walleye School Hours 8:30am - 5:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30am for Students

Address: 109 West 6th Street Erie, Pa (corner of 6th and Peach)

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 $100.00 and you receive the following:

  • A full day of instructional seminars
  • Free coffee and donuts in the morning
  • Free catered luncheon
  • Door prizes of effective walleye tackle upon arrival to School from our sponsors
  • Free 2022 Walleye School full color T-Shirt upon arrival to School

Registrations for the 2022 Lake Erie Walleye School will ONLY be accepted though our online registration process shown below!

 

 

USCG/FISH COMMISSION/BORDER PATROL

(3 PART MINI-SERIES)

Erie's own USCG will conduct a short seminar on safety on the water, boat requirements and what to do if you have an emergency situation along with any new regs for 2022. Meet Chief Jeff Thor of Station Erie.

Also, local Fish Commission WCO's will be there to discuss any changes and updates for the 2022 fishing seasons on Lake Erie

Also, our local Border Patrol will be on hand to talk about what they do and how you might play a role in it.

 

 

 

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 2021 available for you to see at this years walleye school based on the first year of the i-tag studies!

 

 

FISHFINDER AND GPS...A DEEPER LOOK

Jon Coholick of Navico's ProStaff Team will host a class on both sonar and gps functions on various brand name machines. Bring your questions! There will be a lot of discussion. Jon will also have a booth at the expo for hands on discussion.

 

NIGHT CRAWLER SECRETS

Mike Lamberson of "Mikes Walleye Rigs" has the details on running meat and how to improve your success rate. New products and new techniques! Mike will also have a booth in the Expo.

 

 

WALLEYE TROLLING TACTICS

Captain Joe Nemet gives us an in depth look at location and targeting walleyes from 20 fow out to the Canadian Line. Nearshore tactics for May, June and July, followed by mid summer through September brings big walleyes in deeper water where they feed like pigs. Deeper water, deeper fish, deeper setups! Mono, weighted mono, lead core, braid and copper lines are on the agenda.

 

 

TOP 20 TIPS FROM LOCAL ERIE CAPTAINS

We give you a list of "must haves" by local Charter Captains that you should practice every day on the water.

 

 

To register for 2022 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 and 3

Step 2

Click the buy now button to pay your Walleye School Registration Fee $100.00 (Pay Pal Secure Checkout) (you don't need a Pay Pal account, debit/credit cards accepted)


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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