January 7-10, 2021

Seminar Stage Headliners

Kevin VanDam

Kevin VanDam

Special Friday ONLY Appearance! 4-Time Bassmaster Classic Champion and 7-Time B.A.S.S. Angler Of The Year! Kevin is one of the most accomplished fishermen of all time. VanDam’s list of national level accomplishments is incredible. This Kalamazoo native not only out-fishes most top bass anglers, but also could do it on walleye, pike, bluegill, steelhead or any Michigan gamefish. Kevin is called by many in the Bass Fishing community as the “Best in the World,” his seminars on Lake Ultimate are a must see!

Mark Romanack

Mark Romanack

Fishing 411 television host, seminar leader, walleye fishing expert and the author of the acclaimed Precision Trolling depth guides will be on hand all four days of the Ultimate Fishing Show. Walleye are one of the most popular species in the Great Lakes region. Using video clips from his popular TV series Fishing 411, Romanack will outline the finer points of several walleye fishing presentations he routinely uses to catch more and bigger fish. Included will be tips for fishing jigs in rivers, bottom bouncer tactics and also the art of slip sinker rigging.

Mark Martin

Mark Martin

There is no denying walleye are finicky fish and fishing pro Mark Martin is no stranger to teaching others on how to catch them.  Martin has been giving seminars on the subject since his first tournament win in 1991, during the first-ever Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) Championship, which coined him the title “The Original Champ.”  A life-long resident of Michigan, Martin is currently an instructor with the Fishing Vacation / Schools as well a tournament pro with Anglers Insight Marketing (AIM) and a recent inductee into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.  Not to be missed, Martin will be giving seminars on catching walleye using modern-day open-water techniques and giving up his secrets to catching these most fickle of fish through the ice.

Capt. Lance Valentine

Capt. Lance Valentine

As founder of Lance Valentine’s Walleye 101 and the “Fishing Education Center,” Lance has helped countless anglers catch more fish through seminars, workshops and educational charters.  Over 20 years of walleye fishing experience has gained Lance the knowledge needed to become known as an expert on marine electronics.  Catching more fish of all species begins with the ability to locate them and stay where they are, and Lance’s seminars will teach all you need to master your electronics.

Capt. Wayne Carpenter

Capt. Wayne Carpenter

Over 20 years dedicated to bringing fishing information and bait technology to anglers. The research done over that period resulted in the development of the Combat Fishing Weekly Newsletter, No Secrets On Lake St. Clair book 1 through 4, No Secrets on Lake St. Clair DVD, Marked Maps Series HD Complete, websites: www.xtremebasstackle.com, www.basstothefuture.com, and www.stclairreport.com. Wayne has also developed a full line of tournament quality baits by Xtreme Bass Tackle. He is recognized as the foremost bass fishing expert on Lake St. Clair through his participation in Michigan’s major fishing shows, TV and radio appearances and nationally known product development.

Capt. Jake Romanack

Capt. Jake Romanack

Jake is the son of outdoor writer and TV host Mark Romanack and has been fishing since he was old enough to hold up a rod/reel combo. He spent three years acting as a first mate on a dozen different charter boats before he stepped up and got his own “captains” license. These days, Capt. Jake specializes in educational charters, seminars, YouTube videos and co-hosting TV productions as part of the family business Fishing 411 Productions.

Capt. Chris Noffsinger

Capt. Chris Noffsinger

With more than 20 years of experience, Captain Chris will lend his knowledge of both inland and Great Lakes Bass Fishing techniques in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Captain Chris has the experience and game plan to show you how, when and where to catch Giant Northern Michigan Smallmouth.