2020 Teachin Fishin Fishing Education Weekend
November 5-8 Huron, Ohio
Price $400/angler ($75 extra for a private room) $275 no lodging option
Lodging on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
Dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
Breakfast on Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning
Seminars on Friday and Saturday night
Nightly Fishing Wrap up and guest speaker
Fishing “planning” meeting every morning during breakfast
Off Water Workshops Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons
Off Water Workshops Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings
Overnight boat storage with electric access
Access to the TeachinFishin staff
What is a Fishing Education Weekend?
A FEW is a 4 day event designed to bring anglers together to enjoy fishing, meet new fishing friends, learn new techniques and/or locations, share fishing information and experiences and simply, to have a great time! If you want to become a better angler, regardless of your current experience level, attending a TeachinFishin Weekend is a great place to learn!
2020 Payments and refund policy:
Due to the unknowns of the future, we will be asking for a $25 deposit when you sign up. If the trip is cancelled due to government restrictions OR by TeachinFishin for any reason you will receive a complete refund. If you decide not to attend, your deposit will not be refunded. Final payment will be due on or before October 30th and you will be sent information on final payment via email around October 1st.
Can Young Anglers attend?
Absolutely! The Walleye Education Weekends are a family friendly environment, and we encourage you to bring along young anglers to enjoy the fun. Any angler young enough to not need a fishing license to legally fish can attend the event for $100 if the following conditions are met: 1) youth angler must stay in a room with two (2) adults who paid full price 2) youth angler must fish with a parent or guardian over 18 (no youth non boaters) 3) youth angler must fully complete and submit a trip sign up form and complete the payment process
How can I make my payments?
Online through our store with credit card or PayPal.
Can people new to walleye fishing attend a Trophy Hunt?
Yes. Our Fishing Education Weekends are designed to help you learn proper walleye strategies, techniques and locations. We have a wide range of anglers participating from novice to tournament pros. If you are going to participate as a "boater" then you will need a minimum level of equipment to be successful (see Recommended Equipment Section). You can also participate as a "non boater"
Are people without a boat allowed to participate?
How did the Walleye Education Weekends get started?
Lance Valentine organized the first Trophy Hunt nearly in 2003 to take his famous "Walleye 101" seminar series to the water to have anglers try and learn the concepts they learned in the classroom. The goal was to help anglers become better walleye fishermen. The basic concept has a group of anglers exchanging walleye fishing information on the water via marine radios during the day and back at the hotel at night. The concept took off and today Walleye Education Weekends take place on numerous lakes throughout the Midwest.
Can we reserve a hotel room for additional days?
Yes. Many anglers come in early for the Trophy Hunt or extend their stay by a day or two. You will need to book additional rooms through Teachinfishin. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to book additional nights.
Do I need a big boat to fish?
That depends. Lake Erie can be extremely dangerous - particularly in the fall. We have many anglers that fish safely every year out of 17-20ft boats. Depending on the time of year, walleye may close to shore. They may also be miles off-shore. We closely monitor weather conditions before heading out but only you can determine if it's safe to fish for your particular boat and experience level
Does a Walleye Educational Weekend day get cancelled in bad weather?
Yes. If the Coast Guard issues a small craft advisory, or conditions dictate we will cancel a fishing day. If that occurs, be ready to learn as we will have a full day of learning opportunities, workshops and seminars planned.
What happens if we can't go fishing one day due to weather?
Great question, and believe it or not lots of our guests have commented that they get more from a day of not fishing than they do from a day on the water. The focus of the trip is on EDUCATION, not just fishing. If we are stuck on land, Lance and the TeachinFishin staff will be presenting in-depth seminars all at a location to be announced. These seminars have covered many different topics over the years and make a day of not fishing pass quickly and if you are not careful, you just might learn something to help you catch more fish!
Can we dock/park/charge our boats over night?
Yes. TeachinFishin will arrange for overnight boat storage in a location that will allow batteries to be charged. On most trips boat slips are available at an additional charge.
Do I need a partner to participate?
Absolutely not! Single anglers are always welcome. If you are coming alone we can either pair you up with a roommate or, if you prefer, a single room is available for a small extra charge.
Is there a place to store our fish during the trip?
Currently we have no way to store fish for the time of the trip. Bring along a good cooler for packing and storing your fish during the days of the trip.
Is there a place to clean our fish?
Yes. A fishing cleaning station with water, electricity and carcass disposal bags is set up at each trip Thursday-Sunday. Hours and location will be announced at the check in meeting on Thursday night. Please bring your own knives, extension cords and bags for your fillets.
Will I need a fishing License?
Yes, a license is required for fishing for anyone over 17 in both Michigan and Ohio. Licenses are available daily, for a 3 day period or annually. There are stores in the area that sell licenses but the easiest way to get a license is online – use the link on our website to purchased online at the following link https://teachinfishin.com/laws.html
Can I purchase the tackle I need when I arrive?
It is best to be prepared before coming to the trip, but there are tackle stores close to most of our locations. We will inform you a few weeks before the trip of what to bring and where the best place to purchase tackle will be for each trip.
What do I do for lunch?
Many restaurants in town offer a sack lunch for anglers that can be ordered and picked up in the mornings.
What if I catch the fish of a lifetime?
We will have a large fish ruler and an IGFA certified scale at the fish cleaning area. If you catch a personal best, paperwork will be filled out by a staff member and you will receive a special gift a few weeks after the trip. If you catch a State award winner, we will help you fill out the paperwork and take care of getting your certificate and award pin mailed to your home. There are excellent taxidermists a short drive away if you wish to have a fish mounted.