Saturday, March 2nD
Seminar Schedule-all seminars will be conducted in the HS auditorium.
10:00 A.M. Paul Center
and Custom Rods
Topic-Midwest Techniques to Improve Your Catch
for Musky, Walleye, and Panfish
11:00 A.M. Dustin Taylor
River Rats Bass Anglers
Topic-How to Catch Bass on a New Body of Water
12:30 P.M. QUIZ THE FISHING PROS
Topic-Open question/answer format
Bring your questions for the Pros!
(In attendance will be Paul Center,
Jonn Graham, Jason Johns,
Jeremy Stoddard, and Dustin Taylor
see Bios below)
2:00 P.M. Jeremy Stoddard
Heartland Guide Service
Topic-Multi-species Fishing In All Seasons
COOKING DEMONSTRATION IN HIGH SCHOOL FOODS ROOM, Room #223 -11:30
Matt is planning to prepare the following
Venison dishes-Greek tacos, Chimichurri tacos, and smoked venison nachos!
Matt also plans to prepare duck chowder!
Come, ready to sample some wildgame treats!
Sunday, March 3rd
Personal information Occupation – Facility Management, State Farm Insurance
Additional – Owner of Angling Adventures and Custom Rods (Custom Rod Shop and Fishing Guide Service) Sokol Associates-Field Representative Lead for the North Central Region, Multi-brand support to Bass Pro Shops & Gander Mountain
Home town – Normal, Illinois with wife Kathleen and daughter Chelsea
Business Activities include:
Custom Fishing Rod Building
Paul builds custom spin, cast and fly rods for all occasions for many fish species and techniques. Over the years, Paul has built hundreds of rods for recreational as well as professional anglers.
Guided Fishing Adventures
With an amazingly diverse list of fishing prey, and over twenty years of guiding experience, Paul is one of the most well-rounded fishing guides in the Midwest. He is just as comfortable catching pan fish as he is walleye, musky and striped bass. His passion for saltwater fly fishing also keeps him dreaming of a day when these waters aren’t an airplane ride away.
Sponsorships/Associations – Paul’s present sponsors are, Winterland Marine which provides him his fabulous Polar Kraft Boats and Evinrude Outboards, Lowrance Electronics, Trokar Hooks, Navionics, Frogg Toggs Rainwear, Interstate Battery, and his most important sponsors, his wife and daughter.
It’s more than just catching fish…a Personal note
Several years ago when I was selecting a name for my business, I chose Angling Adventures. First and foremost I promote fun, next comes safety, followed by conservation and education. Promoting a quality outdoor experience means doing whatever it takes to provide a fun, meaningful and at times, educational experiences in the outdoors. Reintroducing long ago fishers and starting families off properly is my specialty; I take great pride in my teaching abilities. My guide service and shop exposes me to all sorts of folks. I try to learn what people are looking for and provide them a hassle free opportunity to pursue that dream. Using and promoting top of the line equipment adds a great deal of value to my customers.
Every year I’m blessed to have repeat customers, a few new folks and a few challenges. I look forward to it all and to what new Angling Adventures await.
Tight lines and Happy Fishes!
Jonn has run Camp Smallmouth Guide Service on the Vermillion River near Pontiac, IL, for 10 years. Camp Smallmouth is a one day instructional school on everything smallmouth. The camps take place on the Vermillion rivers. John also produces and sells swim jigs and flies.
I have been a professional fishing and hunting guide for over 20 years exclusively in Southern Illinois. I fish all lakes in Southern Illinois including Rend Lake and Lake of Egypt, and have guided clients from all parts of the United States. My passion is getting my clients on lots of fish and game.
I grew up in Whittington, Illinois and have hunted and fished the Rend Lake area my entire life. The family farm is now under water on the South end of Rend Lake. We will catch crappie on that spot if you come in the summertime. My son, Lucas Drake is my first mate and my pride and joy! He is my inspiration to make this business better than ever. When you are a guest of the Boneyard, you will be treated like family.
I also own and operate Boneyard Outfitters, making us the only full service fishing and hunting guide service in Southern Illinois. I spend all my time on the water or in the woods to ensure that every trip you have to Southern Illinois is memorable. Although I have guided for years under other tutelage, I am now independent and excited to venture into making a better guide service. To further accommodate my clients, I have constructed a beautiful 5,000 Square foot lodge that will provide our guests with a comfortable lodge with state-of-the-art appliances, bathrooms and recreation room. Boneyard Fishing will also have the only complete fish cleaning station in the Rend Lake area.
I work with fundraising for worthy causes and constantly try to inspire young people to embrace the art of fishing and hunting. I also work with both the Democratic and Republican politicians in the area on celebrity guide trips and fundraising events. From time to time I film TV shows and write articles with Don Dziedzina (Chicago Tribune Outdoor writer, Owner/producer of Illinois Outdoor TV, and host and producer of Fish and Line Radio Show), Jeff Lampe (Owner of Heartland Outdoor Magazine), and Dale Bowman (outdoor editor of Chicago SunTimes). Dave Watson (Matthews TV) filmed a deer hunting show in December of 2011. I have also guided many legendary outdoor writers: Bobby Whitehead, Curt Hicken, Don Gasaway, and Dan Stefanich to name a few.
We also host a handful of events throughout the year for outdoor writers, as they know that Southern Illinois and Boneyard Fishing and Outfitters is the place to go to catch limits of slab crappie and lunker largemouth bass.
I fish and guide on multiple lakes in central Illinois. 30 plus years of fishing experience for multi species. I have learned the seasonal patterns for species including Crappie, Walleyes, Saugers, catfish, white bass and hybrid bass. I do a hands on seminar with poles rigged up for the different fish and patterns also PowerPoint. Jeremy primarily fishes Clinton Lake, Lake Shelbyville, Springfield Lake and Lake Egypt.
Dustin Taylor 2017 Illinois Bass Federation Angler Of the Year
I am a 1995 graduate of Galesburg High School, Worked at Maytag until 2003 then went back to school and received my Associates degree from Carl Sandburg College in 2005 and my Bachelors from Bradley University in the winter of 2007. I didn't care for the big city life so I returned to Galesburg in 2010 and have worked at Hill Correctional Center ever since. I was married in May of 2013 to my awesome wife Angela we are proud adoptive parents of 3 dogs and a cat.
I have been fishing since I was old enough to hold a rod. I cut my teeth at local strip mines, Oak Run, and Lake Storey. I have been fishing tournaments around the area for 20 years. I have spent time in both the front and back of the boat. I try to learn from everyone I fish with and every time I go out.
I am supported by many great companies:
Amphibia Performance Floating Eyegear
Angler Assets Spinnerbaits & Jigs
Snack Daddy Lures Hand Poured Soft Plastics
The Rod Glove
Get Bit Custom Painted Baits
Blue Sport Outdoors
The Looking Glass Salon (Galesburg, IL)
The Great Outdooors (Knoxville, IL)
Swagger Tackle Co.