IRON MOUNTAIN—The Boundary Waters Musky Club will be holding the 5th annual Expo and Annual Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Econo Lodge in Iron Mountain. The event will feature a tackle swap, prize raffles and a number of guest speakers. The public is welcome to attend. Free door prizes, including a musky rod and tackle, will be given away.
Speakers run from roughly 11a.m. to 4 p.m. with the annual club meeting to follow. This year’s speaker lineup will include:
-Aquatic invasive species expert, Ann Hruska, 11 a.m., with trends and concerns with area aquatic invasive species and ways anglers can help reduce the spread.
-MI DNR regional fisheries supervisor, Jessica Mistak, 12:15 p.m., current and future muskellunge management issues in Upper Michigan and opportunities for partnerships.
-WI DNR fisheries biologist, Chip Long, 1:15 p.m., current and future muskellunge management issues in NE Wisconsin and opportunities for partnerships.
-Musky guide, Dan Lazzeroni, 2 a.m., tips and tactics for getting kids involved in musky fishing.
-Tournament pro, Jeff Van Remortel, Featured Speaker, 3 p.m., strategies on the water from one of the most successful musky fishermen of 2012. Heis the winner of the Alliance National Championship, where he set a record with six fish caught in the largest musky tournament in the world.
He also had over 100 muskies in the boat this year and will talk about strategies for targeting the apex predators. An accomplished all-around hunter and fisherman, we are very excited to have Jeff join us this year.
An annual membership to the Boundary Waters Musky Club is $10 for an individual or $15 for a family. Dinner will be provided for all members around 5 p.m., and new members who sign up that day will be welcome to stay.
Any questions on the event can be directed to BWMC vice president, Benji Wood, at (906) 221-7982.