Seminars & Demos Schedule

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Fishing Seminars

Daily Schedule

We have two rooms full of fishing seminars. Below is the daily schedule. Seminars in white take place in Room 1. Seminars in green take place in Room 2. In addition to these fishing seminars we will also have fishing demonstrations on the Hawg Trough and the Fly Casting Pond. Look for those details in the sections below.

Friday, March 22nd

  • 2 PMAlberto Knie ~ Revealing Trophy Fishing Secrets
  • 2 PMRyan Nye ~ Kayak Fishing
  • 3 PM – Captain Brian Coombs ~ Targeting Trophy Striped Bass
  • 3 PMSquare Tail Anglers ~ Fishing the Deerfield River
  • 4 PM – Captain Mike Roy ~ Tactics for Fishing Long Island Sound & Beyond
  • 4 PMRon McKee ~ Importance of Color When Selecting Fishing Lures
  • 5 PM – Alberto Knie ~ Revealing Trophy Fishing Secrets
  • 5 PMRyan Nye ~ Kayak Fishing

Saturday, March 23rd

  • 10 AM – Jim Neary ~ Basics of Fishing w/ Live Casting for Kids
  • 10 AMSquare Tail Anglers ~ Fishing the Deerfield River
  • 11 AM – Tim Talento & Sean Reynolds ~ Teaching Kids to Fish
  • 11 AM Captain John Paduano ~ Snap-jigging & Other Light Tackle Jigging Methods
  • 12 PM – Alberto Knie ~ Revealing Trophy Fishing Secrets
  • 12 PMRon McKee & Al Gag ~ Striped Bass Fishing in the Old Days
  • 1 PM – Janet Messineo ~ The Passion of Fishing in the Surf
  • 1 PMRyan Nye ~ Kayak Fishing
  • 2 PM – Captain Mike Roy ~ Tactics for Fishing Long Island Sound & Beyond
  • 2 PMSquare Tail Anglers ~ Fishing the Deerfield River
  • 3 PM – Alberto Knie ~ Revealing Trophy Fishing Secrets
  • 3 PMRon McKee ~ Importance of Color When Selecting Fishing Lures
  • 4 PM – Captain Brian Coombs ~ Targeting Trophy Striped Bass
  • 4 PMRyan Nye ~ Kayak Fishing

Sunday, March 24th

  • 10 AM – Captain Mike Roy ~ Tactics for Fishing Long Island Sound & Beyond
  • 10 AMRyan Nye ~ Kayak Fishing
  • 11 AM – Janet Messineo ~ The Passion of Fishing in the Surf
  • 11 AMRon McKee ~ Importance of Color When Selecting Fishing Lures
  • 12 PM – Brian Combs ~ Targeting False Albacore on Light Tackle
  • 12 PMSquare Tail Anglers ~ Fishing the Deerfield River
  • 1 PM – Alberto Knie ~ Revealing Trophy Fishing Secrets
  • 1 PMRyan Nye ~ Kayak Fishing
  • 2 PM – Jim Neary ~ Basics of Fishing w/ Live Casting for Kids
  • 2 PMCaptain John Paduano ~ Snap-jigging & Other Light Tackle Jigging Methods
  • 3 PM – Captain Brian Coombs ~ Targeting Trophy Striped Bass

Speaker Bios & Pics

Want to learn more about our featured speakers? Click their names below for their bio and pictures.

Alberto Knie Bio

Alberto Knie (a/k/a “Crazy Alberto”) – Alberto Knie is a legendary, world-class, extreme trophy game fish hunter and an authority and innovator –  specializing in the art of trophy fishing.  His peers gave him the nickname “Crazy” due to his intensity and extremeness of fishing tactics.  He is also an IGFA world record line class holder and product field tester for major and premium fishing companies. Alberto is also the founder of Tactical Anglers, Inc. and creator of the popular braid to mono leader Alberto knot. Alberto has been featured on major regional and national publications, books, podcasts and broadcasting shows. His presentations empower many young and seasoned anglers to think out of the box and be better anglers.

Captain Brian Coombs Bio

Captain Brian Coombs runs Get Tight Sport Fishing. A full time Massachusetts based guide service, that operates from Boston through Cape Cod & The Islands. Brian is best known for targeting trophy sized striped bass out of Boston, he also offers trips for black seabass,  false albacore , haddock and bluefin tuna.

Janet Messineo Bio

Janet Messineo was born in Lawrence Massachusetts and has been living on Martha’s Vineyard since 1966 and she has been fishing the Vineyard shoreline for more than 45 years. She has been chronicled in the book “Reading the Water” by island author Robert Post, published in 1988. You can read some adventures of fishing with her in “On the Run” written by David DiBenedetto. David followed the Striped Bass from Maine to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Janet was one of the anglers that he fished with on his journey. She was one of the original writers for ON THE WATER magazine. OTW is one of the most popular fisherman’s monthly publications on the east coast. Two of the stories that she has written are published in the book “New England Striper, A fishing anthology. She has had stories published in Edible Vineyard and Martha’s Vineyard Magazine.

Janet has been deeply involved in the recreational fishing community for a very long time. She is a charter member of the Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters and is past president of that group. She is a member of the M.V. Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby and has served on that committee since 1990. In 2005 she was inducted into the Derby Hall of Fame. She has also been a member of Mass Striped Bass Assoc. (MSBA) and the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA). All these organizations support good sportsmanship, conservation and the future of recreational fishing.

In 1987 she attended the Pennsylvania School of Taxidermy and has been the owner of Island Taxidermy and Wildlife Art Studio since that time. She specializes in saltwater fish.

Janet is the author of her first book. Casting into the Light, Published by Pantheon. Released July 2, 2019

Jim Neary Bio

Coming Soon

Captain John Paduano Bio

Captain John Paduano is a licensed captain based out of Montauk. His specialty is huge bass on very light tackle. He is also the owner of Premium Bucktails, an extremely effective line of bucktails jigs with a cult like following. John is also the creator of snap-jigging. A technique that has become very popular on Long Island and other areas due to its incredible effectiveness.

Captain Mike Roy Bio

Captain Mike Roy is the founder and operator of Reel Cast Charters, a full-time fishing charter based out of Connecticut. His angling pursuits have taken him across country, as well as internationally, fishing in both fresh and salt water from large mouth bass to giant bluefin tuna.  An innovative angler, he is constantly applying new techniques, and his enthusiasm and passion for the sport are contagious. Captain Mike is a United States Coast Guard OUPV Licensed Captain and graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s and Masters Degree in Education.

Ron McKee Bio

Hi I’m Ron McKee the maker of Striper Maine-iac custom lures. I’ve been a striper fisherman since the mid 60’s. Growing up I had the luck to meet and become a friend of Bob Pond. Bob was known for Atom Lures which he developed and started making in the 40’s. Bob also was one of the founders of Stripers Unlimited a striped bass preservation club which I was a member and supporter. I also got the chance to meet Stan Gibbs while staying with my family on the Canal in the 60’s. Both took the time to teach me and put ideas in my head. I’ve been a tournament fisherman since before 1970. I’ve placed in the Marthas Vineyard Striped Bass a Bluefish Derby many times in the over 40 years that I’ve fished it. I also fished in the R.J. Schaefer tournament, winning many awards in it as well as the Tri – State Fishing Tournament of New England since the 60s. I was eventually the President of the Tri-State Fishing club and on the executive board. I’ve had the luck to land several stripers over 50 lbs. The largest was 56 lb 7oz. Several of the big girls were released after being measured and weighed. I’ve been a plug fisherman and collector for many years which has led me to a vast treasure trove of plug history and knowledge which I freely share.

Ryan Nye Bio

Ryan is a freshwater kayak tournament angler from Andover, Connecticut. He has been fishing national level events since 2020. Ryan’s favorite species to target are largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass. Ryan has been on the BHO team since 2022. His favorite part of kayak fishing is having the ability to get anywhere and fish everywhere.

Tim Talento Bio

CT Bass Nation State Champion

Hawg Trough Demos

Daily Schedule

Below is the daily schedule of demonstrations on the Hawg Trough (Giant Fishing Tank).

Friday, March 22nd

  • 1:30 PM – Tyler Clark ~ Casting Demo
  • 2:00 PM – Captain Joe Diorio ~ Fishing Artificial Lures for Trophy Bass
  • 2:30 PM – Sheron Brown ~ Spring Tactics with Nikko Fishing Baits
  • 3:00 PM – Doug Lyons ~Bringing soft plastics to life for Striped Bass
  • 3:30 PM – Brian Mayo ~ Tips and techniques with the Mayo’s Minnow’s and other Drop Shot Baits
  • 4:00 PM – Sheron Brown ~ Spring Tactics with Nikko Fishing Baits
  • 4:30 PM – Nate Chagnon ~ HellaMite on a Drop Shot
  • 5:00 PM – Fred Wilson ~ Hair Jig Finesse Fishing Pointers for Lunker Bass
  • 5:30 PM – Dan Welby ~ The Fuse Surge Experience: Seeing is Believing
  • 6:00 PM – Tyler Clark ~ Casting Demo

Saturday, March 23rd

  • 10:00 AM – Captain Joe Diorio ~ Fishing Artificial Lures for Trophy Bass
  • 10:30 AM – Bryan Mayo ~ Tips and techniques with the Mayo’s Minnow’s and other Drop Shot Baits
  • 11:00 AM – Dan Welby ~ The Fuse Surge Experience: Seeing is Believing
  • 11:30 AM – Tyler Clark ~ Casting Demo
  • 12:00 PM – Sheron Brown ~ Spring Tactics with Nikko Fishing Baits
  • 12:30 PM – Nate Chagnon ~ HellaMite on a Drop Shot
  • 1:00 PM – Bryan Mayo ~ Tips and tricks with the Mayo’s Terd Bait
  • 1:30 PM – Fred Wilson ~ Hair Jig Finesse Fishing Pointers for Lunker Bass
  • 2:00 PM – Doug Lyons ~ Bringing soft plastics to life for Striped Bass
  • 2:30 PM – Tyler Clark ~ Casting Demo
  • 3:00 PM – Sheron Brown ~ Spring Tactics with Nikko Fishing Baits
  • 3:30 PM –Nate Chagnon ~ HellaMite on a Drop Shot
  • 4:00 PM – Special Event – Al Gag – Hall of Fame Induction
  • 4:30 PM – Captain Joe Diorio ~ Fishing Artificial Lures for Trophy Bass
  • 5:00 PM – Sheron Brown ~ Spring Tactics with Nikko Fishing Baits

Sunday, March 24th

  • 10:30 AM – Tyler Clark ~ Casting Demo
  • 11:00 AM – Bryan Mayo ~ Tips and techniques with the Mayo’s Minnow’s and other Drop Shot Baitsrla
  • 11:30 AM – Captain Joe Diorio ~ Fishing Artificial Lures for Trophy Bass
  • 12:00 PM – Tyler Clark ~ Casting Demo
  • 12:30 PM – Nate Chagnon ~ HellaMite on a Drop Shot
  • 1:00 PM – Doug Lyons ~ Bringing soft plastics to life for Striped Bass
  • 1:30 PM – Dan Welby ~ The Fuse Surge Experience: Seeing is Believing
  • 2:00 PM – Fred Wilson ~ Hair Jig Finesse Fishing Pointers for Lunker Bass
  • 2:30 PM – Tyler Clark ~ Casting Demo
  • 3:00 PM – Joe Diorio ~ Fishing Artificial Lures for Trophy Bass

Speaker Bios & Pics

Want to learn more about our featured speakers? Click their names below for their bio and pictures.

Bryan Mayo Bio

Bryan Mayo is a 7 time RI Bass Nation State team member and 2021 Club Champion.

Captain Joe Diorio

Captain Joe Diorio is a well-known for fishing throughout the New England community. He has been fishing the coastal waters of CT, RI and NY for over 25 years. He is the owner and operator of Joe Diorio Guide Service, which runs out of CT on his 22’ Bluefin.

Joe is best known for catching trophy sized Stripers in the New England area throughout the year, but also has an extensive knowledge targeting various other species in the area. Joe is a 3 time On The Water Magazine, “Angler of the Year” and has won and placed numerous tournaments. He has landed many Stripers over 50 pounds, one 60+ pounder, and this past season Joe caught and released a massive Striper over 70+ pounds. This past season alone Joe and his clients have boated over 10 plus Stripers at an astonishing 50 plus pounds. Each of those Stripers were released to assure the protection and future of Striped Bass. Recently Joe did a TV show with On The Water Magazine that will be aired in February 2019.

He is affiliated with some of the very best companies in the industry which allows him and his clients to fish with some top of the line products the fishing world has to offer. Joe’s seminar is one that you will not want to miss.

 

Dan Welby Bio

Dan is a Co-founder of Fuse Fishing, a Connecticut-based company that specializes in creating custom soft plastic baits. With over 30 years of experience in angling across lakes, surf, and streams, Dan is a dedicated and passionate angler. Alongside his Co-founders, he has spent several years testing baits suitable for anglers of all skill levels, ranging from beginners to professionals.

At this event, Dan will be showcasing the company’s signature bait, the “Surge.” This unique bait has been designed to offer limitless possibilities on how and when it can be used. During the presentation, Dan will demonstrate how the Surge can be effectively worked at every depth of the water column.

 

Doug Lyons Bio

A Massachusetts based angler who has spent the last 30 years targeting fish in all bodies of water, on the North Shore. Working with companies Al Gag Lures & Scotty Fishing Products, he spends most of his time on the water in rivers, brackish water on his kayak, as well as in the surf, perusing trophy sized Striped Bass.

Fred Wilson Bio

Fred Wilson, owner of Flip Fly Tye, takes his bass fishing tournament experience and applies it to his flyfishing approaches; He is a regular contributor to the sport of fishing and encouraging youth and youth at heart to enjoy the art of fly fishing and tying. Promoting “how to” demonstrations for largemouth, smallmouth bass with conventional and Spey Style Fly Fishing techniques.

Nate Chagnon Bio

Coming soon

Sheron Brown Bio

Sheron K. Brown Sr. also known as “The Lunkerman” a nickname earned by his peers is a professional tournament angler and fishing guide pursuing his passion. From the City of Worcester, Massachusetts, Sheron has 30 years of experience fishing glacier formed natural lakes and river systems throughout the Northeast. “The Lunkerman” has won numerous big fish titles on every level he has fished sharing his his vast knowledge and diverse background to anglers all over the world various avenues to include social media, the tournament trail, at the dock, various trade shows and seminars throughout New England. Come and see SKB representing Ardent Outdoors where he will be discussing cold water tactics in depth.You can find him on social media by using the hashtag #SKBfishing

Tyler Clark Bio

Tyler travels all across the country to conduct seminars atop The Hawg Trough, a 5,000 gallon fully stocked fishing tank. He’ll be teaching his best tips and techniques at free seminars throughout the weekend.