It’s Expo time for the Boundary Waters Musky Club­­­

Steve Heiting will be the featured speaker at the Boundary Waters Musky Club Expo on Feb. 23 in Iron Mountain. (submitted photo) ­­

IRON MOUNTAIN— Boundary Waters Musky Club (BWMC) will be holding its 11th annual Expo from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Antoine Banquet Room at Recreation Lanes in Iron Mountain.
      “BWMC is extremely proud to celebrate the 11th anniversary of this great event, which has grown tremendously over the years,” said Benji Wood, BWMC Vice President.
     The event will feature prize raffles, tackle sales and swaps and presentations by guest speakers. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. New this year, we will be doing a food drive for the Salvation Army. For every canned good or $1 donation, you will be given a ticket for giveaways throughout the day.
    This year’s speaker lineup includes:
    - Jim Pryal, guide, Flyfishing for Muskies at noon, learn how to target the fish of 10,000 casts with a fly rod.
    -Greg Matzke, WI DNR fisheries biologist at 1 p.m., overview of area muskellunge management, future initiatives and the ongoing partnership between BWMC and the Wisconsin DNR.  
    -Avery Smith, Cabelas’s pro staff, Green Bay Muskies, 2 p.m., tips and tactics for attacking one of the premier trophy muskellunge waters in the world.   
    -Steve Heiting, featured speaker at 3 p.m., “Pre-Turnover Muskies” is the title of Heiting’s seminar and this will be the first time it’s being presented. One of the world’s most accomplished speakers on the topic of musky fishing, Heiting is the managing editor of Musky Hunter magazine and a frequent guest on “The Musky Hunter” TV show.  He has written, edited or contributed to more than 20 books about musky fishing and is also co-owner of the University of Esox Musky Schools.  Each August, Heiting serves as master of ceremonies for the National Championship Musky Open, the largest musky tournament on the planet.  He is on the pro teams of Ranger, Mercury, St. Croix, Mepps, Shoeder’s Marina, Minn Kota, Humminbird and Stealth Tackle.  For more about Heiting, visit www.steveheiting.com or www.muskyhunter.com
      An annual membership to the Boundary Waters Musky Club is $10 for an individual or $15 for a family. Dinner will be provided for members around 5 p.m. A cash bar will be open throughout the day. For additional details, visit www.bwmuskyclub.com.
 or visit the club’s Facebook page.