Ice Fishing Seminars at Cabela’s/Dundee, MI: December 8th and 9th

The ice fishing season is about to kick-off with the first wave of retail events taking place now.  Cabela’s in Dundee, Michigan has two weekends this year specifically designed to help the ice angler get geared up for this year’s ice fishing on the hardwater!  The schedule is out for their first weekend on December 8th and 9th.

I will be conducting seminars on both days upstairs in the conference room at 1 pm.  The focus will be on ice fishing with Vexilar fish finders.  I have been working with Vexilar for 8 years now and the reason for me is simple, they make the best, most dependable units on the market.  During the seminar I will be discussing the advantages of each unit, what different transducer options are available to the anglers and just how easy it is to read these three color flashers.  After each seminar, I will return to the sales floor to continue to work with customers and getting them the unit that fits them the best.  I will have some of my St. Croix’s rigged up with my favorite Northland jigs and spoons and explain how they show up on the Vexilar’s. We will even talk some tricks on making your flasher work the best inside your Clam shelters.

Here is a discription of the seminar schedule from Cabela’s website:

Saturday December 8th: 11am- Ice Fishing 101: Intro to Hard Water Fishing: Our knowledgeable outfitters will go over everything you will need to get started in fishing on the ice. If you are interested in getting started in the sport this is the perfect start for you.

12pm- Staying Warm on the Ice: From base layers to outerwear and even portable heaters and battery powered clothing, learn about the ways to help you stay more comfortable and stay on the ice longer.

1pm- All About Vexilars with Chuck Mason: Vexilar representative Chuck Mason will cover everything you need to know about using this great ice fishing equipment. No matter if you’re a beginner or pro, Chuck will discuss features and advantages of different units to help you become a better fisherman.

2pm- What’s New in Ice Fishing Gear:  Our expert outfitters will go over the newest and greatest gear to help you catch fish on the local lakes around the area.

Sunday December 9th: 11am- Ice Fishing 101: Intro to Hard Water Fishing: Our knowledgeable outfitters will go over everything you will need to get started in fishing on the ice. If you are interested in getting started in the sport this is the perfect start for you.

12pm-Choosing the Right Shanty for your Fishing Style: Stop by this seminar to learn about the different types of shanties we have available, their various features, and what type is best for you.

1pm- All About Vexilars with Chuck Mason: Vexilar representative Chuck Mason will cover everything you need to know about using this great ice fishing equipment. No matter if you’re a beginner or pro, Chuck will discuss features and advantages of different units to help you become a better fisherman.

2pm- Gearing Up for Fishing on Ice: If you find yourself wondering what you need to hit the ice this season stop by this seminar for a chance to let our expert outfitters fill you in on the gear that will make this season a memorable one.

 

Rigging the St. Croix’s

Down on the floor I will be joined by fellow Pro Staffers , Mark Gwizdala from Northland Tackle, Mark Sak with Jiffy Augers and Captain Jerry Lee representing Lowrance.  I have worked a lot of shows with fellow Northland staffer Mark Gwizdala, and this walleye pro knows his ice fishing and how to put more fish on the ice.  I joined Jiffy’s staff this year because year after year, this Wisconsin based company makes a product that takes a licking and keeps on drilling.  During the past 11 years of fishing on the ice circuits I have watched other units fail due to engine merry-go-rounds, and batteries fail in crucial times, while seeing these yellow drills continue to plow through the ice.  In the last few years, where speed has become a premium factor in success, Jiffy impressed me with their new STX drills. Mark Sak will be working with customers at the Jiffy display near the North set of stairs that lead up to the camping department.  Mark has been in the industry for years, and more than likely, you have already read some of his fine articles about utilizing what the great outdoors has to offer!

another Jiffy sold last year in Cabela’s

That weekend in my old stomping grounds, where I myself worked as a fishing department specialist when the store first opened, should be a lot of fun for everyone coming through the doors.  It is truly celebrating one of my favorite fishing seasons and Cabela’s carries the equipment that ice anglers need the most.  Come on in and get the St. Croix rods, Jiffy auger, Clam shelter, Northland jigs and that Vexilar that make it all come together on the ice.

Copyright, 2012

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