“Going Against the Grain, Unconventional Approaches to Finding and Catching Bass”

Times: Friday, 6 pm; Saturday: 10 am and 1 pm


In this seminar, 5X Bass Angler of the Year Todd Castledine will discuss foundational patterns for finding and catching bass but will also describe some unorthodox methods he uses for when the going gets tough.


Todd is from Nacogdoches, TX and is a five time angler of the year in the Major League Fishing Southwestern Division. He is also part of the product development team for Strike King and was instrumental in the launch of his once secret bait - the “Hybrid Hunter” here in the US.


Clay Gann

"Always Catching  - tips and techniques for year-round success”

Times: Saturday, 11 am and 3 pm


During this one-hour session, Clay will describe the different places and methods (e.g., brush piles, timber, dock shooting, shallow water, etc.) he uses to consistently catch fish. Plus, Clay will give foundational information on seasonal fish movements and patterns along with jig color and size considerations to help you catch fish each season throughout the year.


When he is not out on the water, Clay is typically thinking about or dreaming of Crappie fishing and has been doing it for as long as he can remember. He has been a full-time guide since 2020 and a tournament angler since 2015. From Lindale, TX, Clay has competed in 101 regional and national tournaments with an impressive 22 first place finishes. He is a three-time angler of the year in the Crappie Anglers of Texas tournament trail.



“Lowrance GPS/Sonar Basics”

Time: Saturday: 2 pm


Knowing how to properly use your electronics can mean the difference between an epic day on the water vs. a slow grind. During this seminar, John Schweitzer (NAVICO Group Regional Sales) and Clyde McAfee (Lowrance Pro Staffer) will do a hands-on demonstration of how to use your electronics to pinpoint fish and cover.


John has been the Regional Sales Manager for Lowrance for 13 years and was a member of the Lowrance Pro Staff team for 20 years before that. He will be accompanied by Clyde who has been a Lowrance Pro Staffer for over 25 years. In addition, this veteran tag-team has extensive tournament fishing experience and has given countless seminars on electronics over the years.