Well this will be our first ever virtual event. Although its not what we wanted, it is good practice for adding more online learning sessions in the future. We have some excellent instructors, a variety of topics, and even a virtual happy hour.
This will be an opportunity to learn a lot of helpful information to increase your skill level. Be prepared to take notes and absorb as much information you can. If you cannot make a session, no worries, all sessions will be available to paid attendees to watch online after the event.
We have several great prizes including a Florida vacation at Bella Carrabelle Vacation Rental. Someone will win an Aqua Vu Camera, an Ice Fishing Package from Clam , and a variety of cool stuff that is just coming in. Great prizes from Off Shore Tackle, Creme Lure Company, Pico Lures, Vexan, The Wampum Shop New sponsors are coming in daily.
We surveyed our members and came up with some classes they wanted to have. We picked some very experienced anglers to give the classes, and all of them are members of WI Women Fish and have some great bios.
All attendees will receive a long sleeve T-shirt and matching hat. They will both be tie-dyed and have the fish camp logo “Peace, Love, Fish Camp” on them. NOTE: all shirts, hats, Master Angler pins, and any awards given, will be mailed out together AFTER Fish Camp. We hope to save shipping costs and would like to mail everything together.
All the the classes will be in a private Facebook group with live classes, ceremonies, and even happy hour! Access will be given to each person who is registered.
Here is the tentative schedule:
6 pm Opening Ceremonies – Barb Carey
7 pm Master Angler Awards – Nancy Moriarity
8 pm Old School Fishing – Julie Lane
9 pm Happy Hour – Pat McGrath
9:00 am – Fishing Boot Camp – Rikki Pardun
10:00 am – Social Media – Hannah Stonehouse Hudson
11:00 am – Trolling with planer boards
6:00 pm – Bass Fishing – Samantha Sukupcak
7:00 pm – Kayak Fishing from Gills to Salmon – Kimber Pamp
8:00 pm – Raffle Giveaways – Rikki Pardun
9:00 am – Walleye Fishing – Theresa Meade
10:00 am – SO you want to be a pro – Barb Carey
11:00 am – Shore Fishing Tactics – Kelsey Yeska
12:00 pm- WI Women Fish Awards and Raffle – Barb Carey
Of course you have to be a member of WWF to attend.
Instructor Bios and class info
Captain Barb Carey
Barb is the President and Founder of WI Women Fish. Many years ago when Barb found anglers were not good at sharing information, she started a club for women to create a safe place for them to improve their skills and gather together to share their passion for fishing. As club members grew their skills, so did Barb. She has been a walleye tournament angler, holds several pro staff positions, became a USGA Captain, guides for salmon on Lake Michigan, founded Women On Ice, and is an award-winning media member in writing and broadcasting. WI Women Fish has become something way more than Barb ever imagined it could be. The club has members from all over the United States and Canada. These women have formed life-long friendships and gained confidence that carries over into the rest of their lives. Barb has not only helped women become more confident in fishing, she has also mentored countless members wanting to do media work within the industry.
Trolling Barb will teach you important information on trolling with planers boards. Speed, dive charts, must know basic rules of trolling, necessary equipment, and extra tips and tricks. Tips for trolling with out a planer board.
SO you want to be a pro! Many anglers aspire to be a pro and Barb has many years of experience navigating the ins and outs of becoming a “Pro”. How to build a fishing resume, define your fishing goals, and tips for success in the ever changing world of Pro Fishing.
Theresa has been fishing Walleye Tournaments for over 20 years. She has fished the Cabela’s National Team Championships (NTC), the Professional Walleye Trail (PWT), Anglers Insight Marketing (AIM), Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) Chain Walleye Series (CWS), and the World Walleye Association (WWA). She has won Team of the Year, qualified for 15 championships and placed 8th at Mille Lac Lake during the Cabela’s National Team Championship. With a field of 253 boats and 506 competitors, Theresa and her sister took the honor of being part of the first all women team to cash a check at this prestigious event.
Theresa worked as a licensed USGC Captain and guided for many years. She has given numerous seminars, produced kids clinics, and was owner of the World Walleye Association. We are fortunate that she is coming out of retirement to share her knowledge of Walleye fishing to other WI Women Fish members.
Walleye Fishing – Theresa will talk about fall tactics to catch walleyes. Many members have voiced frustration with their recent fishing outings not going as well as they hoped. This information will be timely and you can go out and put into practice what you just learned.
As a certified angling instructor and Vice President and Social Director of WI Women Fish, Rikki helps conduct fishing clinics and events year-round. She has been active in the fishing industry since 2014 and is a member of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) and the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW). She is on the Hobie Fishing Team through Don’s Marine in Lodi, WI, part of the Women Ice Angler Project, and is Pro Staff for Clam Outdoors, Vexilar, and Cold Snap Outdoors. Her passion for fishing doesn’t end on the water, she also loves to work behind the scenes; producing award-winning photo, video, and social media content for outdoor professionals and organizations.
Boot Camp – Rikki will talk basics. New anglers will learn about rod and reel selection, line choices, basics rigs you should know including, slip bobber, Carolina Rig, Texas Rig, and the Wolf River rigs. Tips on basic tackle you should have in your tackle box.
Julie is a life long angler with a special fondness for top water fishing. Julie has been involved with Women’s Fishing Clubs for many years. She is a long time member (thirty years) of the Women Anglers of MN, and has been a member of WI Women Fish for three years. She has been the President of WAM, and has won many first place finishes in club and local tournaments.
Julie currently has a guide service called “Fishing with Julie” and takes clients out on Lake Mille Lacs, fishing for trophy smallmouth bass. She uses old school methods to catch these giant fish, and has won many tournaments fishing” old school”.
One of Julie’s favorite sayings is “It’s better to sit in a boat and think about GOD – than to sit in church and think about fishing! “ We are thrilled to have Julie as part of the WWF team and she is a joy to fish with. She has facilitated many members of both clubs to earn Master Angler Awards.
Keeping it simple OLD SCHOOL CLASS.
Learn how to pick a spot to fish on new water. Learn about easy techniques and bait to use to cover catching all species.
Learn low cost – low tech ways to know the lake. Less is more! Let’s talk basics!
Kimber works as a registered nurse and enjoys being in nature whenever she can. As an avid ice angler and open water angler , Kimber tries to fish as often as she can. Her recent passion has become Kayak fishing and she is having the time of her life. She is currently one of Rutabaga Paddlesports sponsored kayak anglers for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
Kimber spent her childhood fishing with her family in the Madison WI area as well as the UP of Michigan. Pan fishing, trout fishing and wading in water throwing spinners are some great memories she has.
Kimber bought her first Kayak as a present to herself for graduating from nursing school. Since then she has been going non stop. Her latest obsession is fishing in the harbors of Lake Michigan and hooking up with a giant trout or salmon is one of her favorite things. Her facebook page shows pictures of her in her kayak holding massive trout and salmon and her smile is about as big as her fish. She currently fishes out of a 13-foot Native Slayer pedal drive kayak and a 9 ft dagger zydeco. From blue gills to big lake fishing, Kimber will share some tips to help you become more successful on the water.
Kayak Fishing – Kimber will teach you how to choose the right Kayak, basic way to rig your boat, safety concerns, tips for targeting specific species including, panfish, bass. pike and salmon. Specific techniques on drift fishing, anchoring, trolling, dealing with wind and more.
Sam has been fishing since she was a little girl, and started to focus exclusively on bass at the age of 10. She has fished bass tournaments since 2006, and earned a spot on the WI BASS Nation State Team in 2017, becoming the first woman from Wisconsin to fish on a Divisional or Regional team. Sam fishes tournaments all over Wisconsin and the upper Mid-West, and her primary concentration is on the smallmouth of Door County.She has fished internationally, with destinations including Mexico’s famed Lake El Salto and the billfish capital of the world, Quepos, Costa Rica. She even holds an entry in the International Game Fish Association’s Roosterfish Trophy Club. She will talk fishing with anyone, anytime, anywhere! Sam leads the annual Small Mouth Bass fishing trip to Door County for WI Women Fish.
Bass Fishing – There are more ways than you can shake a stick at to catch bass. This class will give an overview of rigs and baits (all artificial) that can be thrown at all levels of the water column to catch fish, and will include a discussion of when and how to use them. Time permitting, we can also discuss rod, reel, and line selections for the various presentations and baits. We will cover a lot of information at a very high level, so this will be a very fast-paced class. Come ready to take notes!
Hannah Stonehouse – Hudson
Hannah has extensive experience in all sorts of social media platforms. She was affectionately given the nickname, Facebook Floozy, by her late husband Jim Hudson, and little did they know that it would become her next career. Hannah has worked with major brands and has been part of the Women Ice Angler Project since its inception. She is generous with the information she has acquired and gives helpful information on her HSH Social Media Strategy & Coaching facebook page. She has been working in the outdoor industry for many years. Hannah has a large social media following and recently founded the Life is Short Movement. (https://www.lifeisshortmovement.com)
Social Media – In this class, Hannah will teach the basics of social media. How to become engaged, share content, and support our sponsors. She will also include tips and tricks for instagram, and help you reach more followers if that is your goal.
Kelsey Yeska –
Kelsey comes from Fond du Lac, WI. She is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was also a member of the Wisconsin Fishing Team. Kelsey is involved in the outdoors not only with Madtown Bass but also with her job at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Kelsey was a seminar speaker at the Wisconsin Fishing Expo and was instrumental in the DNR coming to Fish Camp is 2019 where they filmed this video, called Women Making Waves in Wisconsin.
Shore Fishing – Kelsey will guide you to resources where you can find plenty of public access spots to shore fish near where you live. She will teach the basic set ups, and a variety of techniques to help you catch quality fish from shore.
When you register, (link below) you will see a ticket for Fish Camp, and “add on” items for additional raffle tickets.
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