TRANSFER, PA - A free crappie fishing seminar will be offered on May 19, 2016, at the Reynolds VFW in Transfer, Pennsylvania. The VFW is located just off Rt. 18 at 115 Edgewood Drive Ext.
Scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., the seminar will be held in the Pavilion adjacent to the VFW hall. The large parking has room for vehicles with boat trailers, thereby allowing anglers who may be getting off local lakes to go directly to the seminar.
Presentations will be offered by crappie fishing experts representing several tackle companies. These pro-staff members are in the area for the 2016 PA Crappie Camp an outdoor media event hosted by both Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Visit Mercer County PA tourism. After fishing Pymatuning Lake and Shenango River Lake for three days, pro-staff anglers will explain how to apply special techniques to local waters at the Thursday evening public seminar.
Professional crappie fisherman Dan Dannenmueller with a few nice crappies taken from the Shenango River Lake during a previous PA Crappie Camp. Photo by Darl Black
Scheduled topics are "Spider Rigging" (a multiple pole, slow-troll technique); "Single Pole Dipping" (shallow cover presentation); "Dock Shootin'" (technique to sling-shot baits into hard to reach areas); "Advanced Float Fishing" (tips on effective applications of bobbers); and "Getting the Most Out of Marine Electronics."
Speakers include Dan Dannenmueller, pro crappie tournament fisherman and publisher of Crappie Now online magazine; TJ Stallings, Marketing Director at TTI Blakemore Fishing Group and co-founder of Crappie Now magazine; Mark McQuown, regional sales manager for Garmin Electronics; and Darl Black, local guide and editor of the NW PA Fishing Report. Also available to answer crappie fishing questions will be representatives from Driftmaster Rod Holders, Bobby Garland Crappie Baits, B'n'M Rods, and Gamma Fishing Line.
There is no charge to attend the seminar. However seating is limited in the VFW Pavilion and individuals must obtain a ticket in advance of the seminar. Free tickets may be picked up during normal business hours at Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 16709 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, or at Visit Mercer County PA, 50 North Water Ave., Sharon. Tickets are also available at many of the bait and tackle shops in the Pymatuning Lake, Shenango Lake and Lake Wilhelm area.
Door prizes will be awarded by random draw of ticket stubs at the conclusion of the seminar. You must be present to win.