Lake Erie Fishing 101

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Lake Erie Fishing 101

Lake Erie Fishing 101

Sponsored by Grady-White Boats – Hosted by South Shore Marine

  • Doors open at 8 am. Seminar from 9:00 to 2:30 pm followed by raffles and 50/50 drawing
  • Professional seminars
  • Complimentary light breakfast with coffee and catered lunch & beverages.
  • Anglers Alley – Local vendors offering equipment and lures specifically targeting Lake Erie Fishing
  • $25 donation
  • All proceeds benefit Walleyes for Wounded Heroes and Youth Challenge.

Introducing Our Speakers

Mike Defibaugh – Mike has been fishing tournaments for about 25 yrs and fishing professionally for the past 7 years.  He is looking forward to his 8th season in 2024.  Since Mike began fishing the National Walleye Tour in 2017, he has accumulated 10 top 10’s out of 27 events including a win on Lake Erie.  He has 3 top 10 finishes for National Angler of the Year.

Mike’s sponsors include Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, Millertech Lithium Batteries, Knox Marine Ltd, Off Shore Tackle, WavePro Seat Pedestals, Walleye Nation Creations, and FishObsessed.

Ed Stachowski – Ed is a lifelong walleye angler and seasoned touring pro that has fished every type of water you can imagine. He is a National Walleye Tour Angler of the Year and is in the top ten all time winnings on National Walleye Tour.

Ed’s experience is on small lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and the Great Lakes. He is an expert in many tactics and enthusiastic educator on walleye fishing topics.

Meet the Organizations You Support

Walleyes for Wounded Heroes, Inc., (W4WH) provides opportunities for our nation’s current or former uniformed members of the United States Armed Forces, sworn Law Enforcement Officers, sworn Fire Fighters and sworn or affirmed Emergency Medical Responders, all of whom have been injured from combat operations or line-of-duty service, to fish and reconnect with nature’s healing properties.

Youth Challenge brings together young people with physical disabilities and teen volunteers who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation and social growth activities.

Seminar Overview

Jigging and Casting – Weapons to Consider Beyond the Spring Reefs

Two top national pros, Mike Defibaugh and Ed Stachowski will explain how they use jigging and casting to produce tournament winning catches all year. Add these techniques to your arsenal for more product fishing in ways you may not have considered in the past.

Pro Level Trolling – Untangling the Board and Dipsy Mysteries

Jump start the development your trolling skills. Mike and Ed will share techniques learned through many years of competitive fishing. Tangles are frustrating and nonproductive. This session will help you learn to troll like the pros.
ODNR – Laws and Regulations. Cutting Through the Facebook Fog

Situations develop on the water while fishing and boating. Facebook then responds with an explosion of “facts”. This session is designed to address many of these Facebook Explosions and provide factual guidance.

Common Mistakes Anglers Make

We all have our approach and habits on the water. What we consider to be typical and accepted are actually significant mistakes. Our national pros will explain areas that we can change to improve our effectiveness and productivity on the water.

March 9th, 2024 @ 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Tickets are $25 and selling fast so get yours today!


1611 Sawmill Pkwy, Huron, OH 44839

Dates & Times

March 9th, 2024 @ 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Lake Erie Fishing 101

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