New Baits for Bass!
JASON BAROFKA - If you want to be consistent in your bass fishing you will need to be able to catch them on top and bottom and Jason Barofka will help you do just that. Jason has been one of the most consistent anglers in the West the past few years and will pass along some of his tips no matter where you fish.
JD Sportfishing Charters
Winter Steelheading Techniques
Here's everything you need to know to successfully catch stripers on the California Delta. JD takes the mystery out of this huge, intimidating body of water and shows you where to find stripers and how to catch them on topwater, spoons, swimbaits and more!
Jeff Putnam's Flyfishing School
How to Fix the Most Common Casting Mistakes
Single-Handed Spey Casting
JEFF PUTNAM is a certified casting instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience and 30 years of fly fishing around the world. He provides demonstrations at fly fishing events and appears in a series of instructional fly fishing videos.
Sacramento based, Putnam owns a fly-fishing school and is at the leading edge of using new technologies to teach the sport.
The Fishing Instructor
Bass with the Fishing Instructor
As a tournament angler for over 39 years, Randy won 24 events and had 75 top ten finishes.
Now owner of The Fishing Instructor-Guide Service, Randy has created an instructional website and newsletter. He also owner and is director for Best Bass Tournaments, which runs more than 40 tournaments a year. Randy also regularly writes articles and is heard on three radio shows. A popular, well-traveled seminar speaker, Randy also teaches a bass fishing course at Delta College.
Matt Heron Fly Fishing School
Fly Fishing the Truckee
Fly Casting 101--Faults & Fixes
Nearly a decade of guiding the Truckee and Little Truckee will inform Matt's seminar, which addresses: Sections of the river and access points; Water types; Fishing seasons and regulations; Truckee techniques and fly selection; The fish; and, of course, guide secrets!
Snake-Avoidance Training Could Save Your Dog's Life!
Snake-Avoidance Training Could Save Your Dog's Life!
You and your dog could encounter rattlesnakes almost anywhere: your yard, local park, hiking trail, ranch, etc. Learn how you can protect your dog from a painful, costly and often deadly encounter with a rattlesnake! The technique works with any breed or size dog--Mastiffs and Great Danes to Teacup Maltese and Chihuahuas. Watch the demonstration and then visit Raahauge’s Pheasant Hunting Club booth (953) for more information about classes for your dog.
Women’s Gear and Great Hunting Adventures
Ladies who do or want to hunt will learn about the fit women want and the functionality women need when they're out in the field. Also learn how to prepare for the hunt, including tips and tricks every hunter can use, no matter skill level.
Matt makes a rare appearance to join us on the Demo Tank this year. If you have ever wanted to catch that bass of a lifetime, don't this demo. Matt will cover it all--swimbaits to finesse baits.
Bucket List: Baja's East Cape
Bucket List: Baja's East Cape
You are invited to experience the unforgettable Sea of Cortez. This seminar will cover both fly and conventional techniques for Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo and Roosterfish . If you are thinking about a fishing trip to Baja and checking some boxes on your fish bucket list, this is the seminar for you.
Why and How to Make the Long Cast
Bucket List: Hot, New Saltwater Destinations
Join master fly fisherman and gonzo traveler Brian O'Keefe for severa bucket -list talks in the Fly-Fishing Theater: Alaska, New Saltwater Destinations, Big Trout in Fabled Destinations.
On the casting pond, Brian will demonstrate techniques for casting farther. why? Because learning these techniques will help you cast in the wind and cast big flies (for bigger fish). These techniques come in handy for trout fishing with streamers, single-hand steelheading, striper fishing, bass fishing and saltwater fly fishing.
Marble Mountain Kennels
Why the Pointing Lab Is Ideal for Hunting California
Learn the history, genetics, versatility and beginning training techniques of a first-class pointing lab. And, learn how to invest two months to lay an ideal foundation for your gundog and home companion.
Eastmans' Hunting Journals
Public Land Monster Bucks and Bulls
GUY EASTMAN is a third-generation member of the Eastman outdoor family. He’s been hunting and filming western trophy big game for more than 25 years. Soon after his graduation from Purdue University with a degree in engineering, Eastman returned to his hunting heritage and outdoor roots as the publisher of the Eastmans’ Hunting Journal. He since has co-founded Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal and is co-host of Eastmans’ Hunting TV.
Senor Tuna and Long-Range Angling
STEVE CARSON was selected as one of the “Top 30 Anglers in the West” by Western Outdoors, was inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame and is ranked in the top 10 in the world for the most different fish species caught on rod and reel. Director of the Penn Fishing University seminar series, Carson contributes regularly to virtually every western fishing publication and he’s the Outdoors Columnist for the Chico Enterprise-Record and Oroville Mercury-Register. His favorite accomplishment is his work with the 'Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs' children's event.
Feather Ranch Kennels
How to Better Communicate with Your Dog
Phil has been training dogs for 40 years! He began in Idaho in the '70s and moved to California to work with Gundog German Shorthairs and Field Trail German Shorthairs. In the early '80s he began working with Gundog Retrievers and Field Trial Retrievers. Feather Ranch Kennels opened in 1984 in Los Banos. The Gundog and competitive dog training business works with Retrievers, Pointers and Flushers, also doing obedience training for family companion dogs. Phil also trains people to train dogs. Many clients have titled their dogs in AKC hunts tests and the National Bird Dog Challenge. Client Don Pool's dog, Whitey, worked his way up to becoming 2004 NAFC/FC/AFC Shadows’s Mojo Work’n!
California Dawn Sport Fishing
In the Bay and Out the Gate
CAPTAIN JAMES "BASS" SMITH, popular 3rd generation Charter-Boat Captain of the 50-foot “California Dawn”, fishes out of the Berkley Marina into San Francisco Bay, the Farrallons and Northern Coast areas. His 29 years of expertise in putting his clients onto saltwater species of rockfish, lingcod, striped bass, shark, and crab make for interesting adventures.
At age 12 he served as a deckhand on his father’s boat. A charter captain most of his life, James has a vast amount of experience and expertise regarding fishing the bays for stripers, sturgeon, shark, halibut, rock cod, ling cod, crab and salmon and just about everything in between.
American Fly Fishing
Intermediate Casting, Shooting Heads & Lines
For some, the thought of casting a sinking line or shooting head can be discouraging. Phil White breaks down common mistakes made while casting and carrying these lines, explaning how to correct them.
Ultimate Bass Radio
Ultimate Bass Fishing
KENT BROWN has been a tournament bass angler for over 30 years with 7 West Coast Bass and Western Bass Classic Qualifications and has competed on the Bassmaster Western Open and FLW Tour Everstart Series.
The host of the Ultimate Bass Radio Show and co-host of the California Sportsmen Radio Show, both based on KHTK Radio in Sacramento, CA but available on iTunes. Kent will also serve as the Demo Tank host.
California Lands Pass Program, CDFW
New Recreational Opportunities with CA's Lands Pass Program!
The Lands Pass Low-Down
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has just expanded its Land Pass Program, which requires visitors 16 and older to purchase a daily or annual pass to access 41 state wildlife areas and ecological reserves throughout the state. The program began as a way to broaden the funding for these properties beyond hunters and anglers, and the good news is that these areas remain free to visit for those possessing a current California fishing or hunting license. CDFW’s Julie Horenstein highlights several Northern California Lands Pass properties along with the special recreational opportunities available at each one.
Kevin Brock Guide Service
Sacramento & Feather River King Salmon
KEVIN BROCK - Averaging 300 fishing days a year, professional Northern California fishing guide Kevin Brock has honed his craft in a manner that few others are capable of. Specializing in guided trips on the top West Coast rivers, he is rated one of the best salmon and steelhead guides.
With safety as his top priority, he is well known for his professionalism, expertise, thousands of happy customers and successful fishing trips! Brock is also a United States Coast Guard certified 100-ton Master Captain and a fully licensed guide in California, Oregon and Alaska.
Crystal Creek Anglers
Eliminating Stillwater Presentation Mistakes
DENNY RICKARDS, author of four books, has had the opportunity over the last 40 years to fish and guide anglers over some of the most challenging trophy trout waters around the world, catching rainbows over 25 pounds, browns over 23 pounds and cutthroats in excess of 15 pounds.
Spending well over 200 days a year on the water, Rickards also hosts clinics and seminars for prospective stillwater anglers.
Finesse and Timing vs. Brawn and Mediocrity
Mastering the Dry Fly
“Mastering the Dry Fly” covers a brief history of the dry fly and those anglers who were involved from the beginning, simple to complex presentations, understanding rise forms, approaching water structure, tips and tricks, and Jon’s favorite patterns for eager to educated trout.
Tools and Tips to Finesse Bass
GREG GUTIERREZ, or Double G as his fishing friends call him, has competed across the country on the Bassmaster Elite Series, has qualified for the Bassmaster Classic twice and has won numerous tournaments and titles in his home state of California. Now retired from a career with Cal Fire, Greg is working his way back to the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Tall Timber Pudlepointers
10 Steps To Becoming A Successful Turkey Hunter!
Trying to bag a wise old gobbler in the spring woods can be one of the most enjoyable, challenging, and oftentimes frustrating pursuits in all of hunting. But in his seminar, EdMigale will show you – whether a newcomer or a veteran of many seasons – how you can up the odds for success.
Punching and Big Bass
BUB TOSH says he was born to be a bass fisherman and has been around the professional bass tournament scene since he was a young boy. Now one of the top pros in the west with numerous Angler of the Year titles, Top FLW finishes on the Delta and Clear Lake, Tosh will once again take his talents on the National Scene in 2014 on the FLW Tour. Tosh is a past FLW Forrest Wood Cup Champion on the co-angler side and finished in the top 20 of the Bassmaster Northern Opens in 2013.
Pyramid Lake Guide Service
Pyramid Lake--Land of the Giants
Come join Doug Ouellette for a comprehensive, in-depth look at Pyramid Lake, Nevada, home of the world’s largest Cutthroat Trout! Doug’s show, “Pyramid Lake - Land of the Giants”, will cover several “retrieves” with shooting head lines, floating lines with and without indicators, leaders set-ups, fly patterns, and equipment (ladders). The show will include finding fish in different weather situations and an interesting history of the lake.
Glide Baits for Largemouth and Stripers
Alan will talk about Glide Baits for giant largemouth and stripers. The baits aren’t cheap--many of the top baits cost hundreds of dollars, but big bass guys say the are worth every penny.
Never Again Throw a Tailing Loop!
This presentation will cover the areas, rivers, tackle and tactics to chase California’s most precious shiny gem, The Steelhead. Chris will cover the Northern California rivers and towns where these beautiful fish are found. Come learn about the Klamath, Trinity, Smith, Eel and more.
California Deer Hunting on Public Lands
PARREY CREMEANS is the Mossy Oak Big Game Regional Pro Staff Manager for the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada. Growing up in Northern California, Parrey has been an avid bow hunter for 35 years. He has pursued all species of big game in his native area, but has made Blacktail deer his number one passion. He has taken a dozen Pope and Young Blacktail bucks and is considered one of the country's top Blacktail experts. Parrey also hunts most of the western states pursuing elk, mule deer, black bear, wild pig and antelope with his bow and arrow. He's been an outfitter for the past 13 years.