Jeff Gustafson

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Alex Keszler

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Amanda Keszler

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James Lindner

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Ted Takasaki

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Mandy Uhrich

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Darcy Cox

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Eric Labaupa

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Todd Longley

Thursday, Friday

Jay Siemens

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Jeff Gustafson – Grew up on the shores of Lake of the Woods and has made his living in the fishing industry as a guide, tournament competitor, writer and fishing promoter. He competes in the U.S. on the Bassmaster Elite Series and fishes a number of bass tournaments around his home area during the summer.

A Lake of the Woods expert, come and enjoy learning some great multi-species tips for fishing the big lake and some of the latest techniques to put big bass in your boat!

Alex Keszler – has been fishing competitively for forty years within Canada and USA. He has been a Pro-staff member for many years with Lund Boats, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Rapala. Alex is a fishing educator and loves to share his knowledge and experience by providing seminars and through television appearances on Lindner’s Angling Edge, Adventures North, Fishing with Gussy, and the Lund Ultimate Fishing Experience, and online with Wired2Fish. He is a family man with three children who he spends time with in the outdoors, and has also won tournaments with all three of them. He became a Grandpa in November and can’t wait to teach his first Grandson how to fish. His versatility and ability to adapt to different conditions are the keys to his success out on the water.

Amanda Keszler – is an avid angler who enjoys spending every minute she can in the outdoors, fishing and hunting with her family. She has been contributing to Hooked Magazine for five years, in her column called “Amanda’s Corner”, and regularly competes in Bass and Walleye tournaments across Manitoba and Ontario. Throughout the year Amanda targets many different species such as Walleye, Bass, Crappie, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, and Whitefish. She can’t wait to share her knowledge of multispecies angling and her love for the outdoors with you.

James Linder – Growing up in the world of sports fishing, James Lindner has filmed and fished from the Arctic Circle tundra to South American jungles and from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts and every state in between. As a multi-species fisherman, James has few equals and his prowess in the world of musky fishing is legendary.

Recognized as one of the best directors and producers in the outdoor industry, James is the son and
nephew—respectively of Ron and Al Lindner. James lives, eats, and sleeps fishing, leaving little time for non-fishing
related activities.

In 2012 James Lindner was inducted into Minnesota Fishing Hall Of Fame. In 2008, James was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Communicator for his outstanding achievement in the realm of sport fishing.  In 2003, he was also honored as the Rapala Angler of the Year in appreciation of his professional manner, motivated by passion of fishing, to promote and expose others to the wide world of Rapala and recognizing his examples and limitless efforts that Lauri Rapala’s legacy continues.

Today James is a cohost of Lindner Angling Edge TV Show and is the Executive Director of Lindner Media Productions.

Ted Takasaki – A Fishing Hall of Fame Legendary Angler, Ted is one of the top competitors on the National Walleye Tour. Ted won the prestigious Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) Classic Championship in 1998 and the 1995 PWT Top Gun Angler Award. In 2002, he smashed the all time, one day PWT tournament record with limit of 5 walleyes that weighed 53.2 pounds!

From 1999 to 2008, Ted was the President of Lindy Fishing Tackle, one of the nation’s largest freshwater fishing tackle manufacturers. During that time, the company doubled revenue and quadrupled profit under his leadership.

He was also a part of the Master’s Walleye Circuit (MWC) Team of the Year in 1991. His credentials include qualifying for the MWC Championship 5 times, the PWT Classic 11 times, and have made it to FLW Walleye Tour Classic 7 times, with several top tens to his credit.

In addition, Ted was a part of the team that won the coveted 1993 Mercury National Tournament held on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin.

He has been featured in many national outdoor magazines, has conducted hundreds of walleye seminars across the Midwest, hosted numerous TV shows, and is considered one of America’s leading walleye and multi-species experts.

Mandy Uhrich “The BassNBiologist” – Biologist, Tournament angler, TV & Radio personality, seminar speaker and outdoor educator. Her pursuit is to recruit, retain, educate and empower woman and children in the sport of fishing through multiple platforms.

Mandy is a 18 year veteran biologist; She has dedicate her education and career to conserving our natural resources for generations to come. An accomplished multi-species tournament angler, fishing close to 30 tournaments a year in 4 circuits for multiple species (Walleye, Northern Pike, Bass & Mixed Bag). In the past eight years, she’s had 75 top five finishes and won 31 tournaments.

Combining her passion for fishing and hunting as an instructor for Minnesota’s Becoming an Outdoor Woman Program; teaching courses for woman and families on multiple fishing skills and species. Through education and instruction, she is breaking down the barriers that restrict the normalization of woman in fishing and increasing youth recruitment.

Her TV career began 11 years ago having been featured on various fishing and hunting TV shows and filmed 68 segments to date. The past four years she has been a co host for a weekly TV segment on Lake Land Public Television called “Fishing Tips”.  The past 3 years Mandy has been a weekly contributor to Brainerd Outdoors Radio Show tips sharing tactics & tackle for
multiple species for open water and ice fishing. Her fish photos and or articles have graced the
covers and pages of 52 magazines and outdoor publications.

DARCY COX, Tank Industries – Known for his undeniable Musky hunting skills, Alumacraft Pro Darcy Cox runs the very successful Tank Industries Guide service on beautiful Lake of the Woods, ON. Although Musky is his specialty, his gift to locate, catch and release all species has been proven over and over again, just ask his many returning customers. With talent like this, plus running a guide service on Lake of the Woods for over 5 years now, the ability to fillet and cook up a tasty shore lunch is a must.

TODD LONGLEY, City Cats – AKA the Rock’n Roll Fisherman, Todd Longley is one of Manitoba’s premier professional anglers and has dedicated countless hours in the promotion and conservation of the fisheries resource. In 1999, Todd founded City Cats Guiding Service to serve those who are looking for a fishing experience of a lifetime. Whether they are targeting monster catfish or master angler Walleye, Todd’s motto is “Go Big or Go Home”.

JAY SIEMENS, Thrive Visuals – Jay’s Instagram feed is filled with so many exotic locations and cutting-edge projects that it can sometimes be tough to figure out what he’s up to. One thing we know for certain is that his love for big fish has turned into a love for the perfect shot. His passion is all about waiting and being prepared for that one perfect opportunity, because we don’t always get second chances in the world of outdoor media. Jay’s background as a fishing guide has given him the tools he needs to travel the world, work on two hours of sleep, and evade dangerous predators…all while getting the shot.

ERIC LABAUPA, Kickerfish.ca – Founder of KickerFish.ca and the Casting Deck Podcast, also a key team member of Travel Manitoba, Eric has an unsurpassed passion for competitive fishing and sharing it with the fishing community. An avid angler himself, his passion also filters through to his wife and two young daughters who have launched the youtube channel – Go Fish! Alumacraft and Rapala Pro, Eric is involved in many non for profit organizations and events that promote fishing, especially if it involves developing the next generation of anglers.

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