2018 Great Lakes Walleye University
and FREE Tackle Expo!
Hosted by the Lake Erie, Pa Charter Boat Association
ONLY 5 SEATS REMAINING!!!
ONCE THE ROSTER IS FULL, IT WILL BE POSTED HERE
IMPORTNANT NOTES FOR STUDENTS: Registration is STILL OPEN for Walleye School sign-ups.
Official date is Saturday March 3rd, 2018
The 2018 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 5 speakers and an "expert Captain's panel" session with more emphasis on the topics that you wanted the most out of.
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.
2018 Walleye University Details
School Seminars are to be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018
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 2018 Lake Erie Walleye School will ONLY be accepted though our online registration process shown below!
Instructor: Mark Haffley, Pa Fish Commission Biologist.
Mark 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 11 years serving in many different capacities. He has been spearheading the agencies Walleye telemetry work that they are about to bring to Pennsylvania starting 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!
Instructor: Jeff Fink, Electronics Specialist.
A most popular topic, fishfinders and GPS's 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? Jeff will answer all your questions!
Jeff is the FLIR-Raymarine senior account manager. An Erie native, he lived in NJ for 22 years and has fished freshwater, saltwater, inshore and offshore. He's been with Shakespear Fishing, Lowrance Electronics, Raytheon/Raymarine and currently Flir-Raymarine for the past 15 years. All while being a Master Captain since 1990, he returned back to his native Erie, Pa in 2003 where he resides and fishes.
Instructor: Tony Sambunjak, Reel Thrill Walleye Charters.
Tony owns and operates Reel Thrill Charters fishing both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario for the last 20 years. He has fished competitively as a tournament angler dating back to the mid 80's in PWE, NAWA, Cabelas and LEWT events as well as Lake Ontario Pro-Amn and King of the Lakes tourneys. He specializes in open water trolling with a multitude of spreads to cover the ever changing concitions of the Great Lakes throughout the season.
Instructor: Marc Battone, My Bonnie Walleye Charters
Marc is the owner and
operator of My Bonnie Charters based in Lorain Ohio. Marc has fished
Lake Erie for walleye for over 30 years and is skilled in the techniques
utilized in the western and central basins. He also runs King Salmon
charters on Lake Ontario. He is on the pro staff for Michigan Stinger
Spoons and Bay Rat Crank Baits.
Instructor: Keith Eshbaugh, worm harness expert.
Keith fished on the pro
walleye circuit for 15 years before starting Dutch Fork Custom Lures
and creating the highly successful Ghost Blade spinner blades.
Expert Panel of Charter Captains from Erie, Pa.
Brought back by popular demand, we are doing another panel of Charter Captains who have countless hours on Pennsylvania waters of Lake Erie. With an open mic format, you will be able to ask your questions and receive local knowledge from each panel member.
To register for
2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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