Fishing Careers Workshop 2019
All registrants 18 years of age and under ($250) may bring one adult family member for free.
Do you want to make a living in the Fishing Industry?
Join Al and Troy Lindner, and a line-up of top outdoor professionals for a one day, intensive workshop, designed specifically for those that want to make a successful living in the sport fishing industry. Each speaker will share their expertise and personal journey. Start your journey and begin to align your talent and passion for the outdoors.
Cost is $250 per person. Refreshments and lunch are included. Registration is Now Open for the Fall Fishing Career Workshop held October 26, 2019.
All proceeds going to:
For GROUP DISCOUNT PACKAGES, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org with "Group Discount" in the subject line. Limited for only fishing industry companies.
EARLY BIRD FREE ADMISSION! Register by August 26th for your chance to WIN. We will randomly draw one name and that person will receive free admission.
Fishing Careers Workshop Schedule
8:30-9:00 Registration - Carlson Corporate Facility Center
9:00-9:30 Al Lindner (Welcome, Introduction, Schedule, Guests)
9:30-10:00 Ron Schara
10:00-10:30 Sarah Strommen
10:45-11:15 Tony Roach
11:15-11:45 Steve Sarley
11:45-12:15 Dan Quinn
1:15-1:45 Matt Johnson
1:45-2:15 Kyle & Tyler Bahr
2:15-2:45 Scott Glorvigen
3:00-3:30 Tom Neustrom
3:30-4:00 Al Lindner
4:00-4:30 Q & A - Al Lindner, Joel Nelson, Troy Lindner
4:30-5:00 Prize Drawings, Group Photo, Social, Close
This Year's Speakers:
Tony Roach – Roach's Guide Service
Tony Roach is a well-respected fishing guide, tournament angler, and outdoor communicator, spending close to 300 days on the open water and ice annually. He operates Roach’s Guide Service on Mille Lacs Lake and has become known as the hardest working, most successful guide on the big lake. Tony’s friendly grin and relaxed personality make him approachable during tradeshow appearances, seminars, and out on the lake. He enjoys teaching everything from fishing basics to subtle adjustments that catch more fish. Tony has been involved in the development of many new fishing products, hard water and soft. Tony’s knowledge of the hottest fisheries and angling techniques are featured in regional and national print and broadcast, including In-Fisherman, AnglingBuzz, Midwest Outdoors, Game and Fish, Great Lakes Angler and many more. Tony also distributes video fishing information via YouTube and his own websites.
Scott Glorvigen – CEO at Wired2Fish / Gemini Sport Marketing
"Fishing has always been our way of life. Marty & I started Guiding for walleyes when we were in High School and our dream was to make a living in the fishing industry. We graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1984 with our 4 year B.A.S. degrees and decided if we were going to make a living in the fishing Industry we had to start before we got real jobs! In 1985 we launched Gemini Sport marketing in Grand Rapids, MN…… fast forward 35 five years later both Marty & I along with a great team of people created an extremely successful Fishing/Marketing and Media Businesses. Gemini Sport Marketing, G2 Custom Jerseys’, Pro’s Pointer’s Television, the very first “How–To-Tip format” on TV now going on 23 years and Glorvigen & Glorvigen LLC Sourcing. When we were on the water it was about Competitive Walleye Angling, MWC, N.A.W.A., PWT, RCL tournament trails. In fact Scott Glorvigen is the only Professional Walleye Angler to ever win both In-Fisherman PWT and RCL Walleye Championships.
But our passion to share The Sport of Fishing lead us to the creation of Wired2Fish, which has grown to the leading media company in the freshwater fishing and one of the largest outdoor media companies in the world. Our goal every day is to help you become a better angler. We supply millions of anglers across the globe with the most up-to-date and detailed information about freshwater fishing. You’ll find daily articles, videos, tackle reviews, news reports and social media updates.
I am absolutely humbled to have the opportunity to share our story with all of these young enthusiastic Anglers.……………..because 40 years ago Marty and I had the same dream as all of them." Scott Glorvigen
Kyle & Tyler Bahr – Owners at Juice Bait Co.
Take two teens, a few fish and a dream. – That's the formula that fueled a passion for 16-year-old Kyle Bahr and his 15-year-old brother Tyler. They've been winning and enjoying success in high school bass tournaments. Their love of fishing has also launched a business—Juice Bait Co. The Bahr brothers have compiled an impressive tournament record. Kyle won the 2015 Bass Federation Minnesota state championship at age 13. Tyler won the 2016 Bass Federation Minnesota junior state championship. They have posted impressive stats in state and national competitions in Ohio, Tennessee and Minnesota.
The Juice Bait Co. mission statement states that Juice Baits "carries bulk soft plastics that are affordable and catch fish. Craw tubes, stick baits, swimming craws, creature baits, swimbaits ... you name it. All the quality without the dollars. Throw the Juice."
Sarah Strommen – Commissioner at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Formerly the DNR’s assistant commissioner, she now oversees a DNR staff of about 2,700 located in St. Paul and around the state, with the mission of working with Minnesota citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, providing outdoor recreation opportunities, and providing for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life. Prior to coming to DNR in 2015, Strommen served as assistant director at the Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) before becoming acting deputy director. She previously served as policy director for Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and as associate director of the Minnesota Land Trust.
Strommen holds a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, where she majored in biology and Latin American studies. After graduating from college, she used a Fulbright research scholarship to do field work in Costa Rica, and subsequently earned her master’s degree in environmental management from Duke University.
She served several terms on the Ramsey city council and was elected mayor in 2012, a position she stepped down from in May 2018. She is an avid outdoors person, spending family weekends fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping, and hiking.
Ron Schara – Founder & Executive Producer at Ron Schara Outdoors
In 1968, Ron became an outdoor columnist for the Minneapolis Tribune, a position that eventually led him into radio and television.
Dan Quinn – Field Promotions Manager at Rapala
Dan Quinn has been living and breathing fishing since the day he was born. Son of Steve Quinn, Dan grew up around fishing, from being on the water to industry related discussions with his father, and everything in between. At the age of 11 Dan became his father’s tournament partner and by middle school Dan was a part-time employee at In-Fisherman, primarily working for the PWT (Professional Walleye Trail). Eventually Dan proved his work ethic and was promoted to a full-fledged part of the PWT, assisting in every aspect of the organization. Through that work he had a front row seat to professional fishing – the fisherman, the tournament organization, sponsors and everything that comes with it.
After the final PWT Championship in 2008 Dan was 26 and had logged nearly 14 years of experience working for In-Fisherman. As Dan was seeking a job as a game warden, he realized that his experience in fishing and the relationships he had in the fishing world were significant. The law enforcement route wasn’t easy and after a couple frustrating years of being turned down, Dan had a question that he couldn’t answer – why am I not looking for a job in the fishing industry!? He became focused on that goal and through a PWT friend, Brad Ertel, met Gregg Wollner, VP of Rapala. Dan and Gregg became friends and over time Gregg asked Dan if he’d like to visit the Rapala office and meet the staff. The stars aligned and soon after that meeting he landed a job at Rapala in Customer Service. In less than a year Dan’ dream job opened up, Field Promotions Director for Rapala. With that job came pro staff management, interacting with media partners, working with writers and of course a good amount of fishing. Dan’s experience with In-Fisherman, industry friends and experience on the water proved invaluable to the position he now has. Dan lives in Hudson, WI with his wife Megan, son McCarthy (6) and daughter Delaney (3).
Steve Sarley – WeFishASA Podcast, Newspaper Columnist
Steve Sarley is a veteran outdoors communicator who has been active in print, on radio, television, and now the Internet, for over 20 years.
Matt Johnson – Ice Team Manager/Pro-Staff Director at Clam
"At a young age I became obsessed with fishing, and that obsession blossomed into an education-focused mindset. Sharing the sport with others became my passion, which lead to starting a guide service, working in fishing retail business, and eventually turning into my dream job of helping drive the sport alongside the team at Clam Outdoors and Ice Team!"
Tom Neustrom – Professional Guide/Promotions, Minnesota Fishing Connections
Tom Neustrom is among a short list of the very best fishing guides in the United States, and a tireless promoter of the fishing industry for over 35 years. Nationally recognized within the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, and a member of the Minnesota Fishing Hall of fame, Tom is the consummate fishing professional and a legendary guide. Representing some of the largest companies in fishing, Tom has an incredible talent that the industry has relied on for decades. As a skilled angler and effective promoter, Tom leverages his skill set while helping to hone it in others, as countless pros and tourney anglers have looked to him for mentorship over his long and storied career. “I have been drawn to water all my life. From a young boy growing up in Chicago, fishing has been at the center of my life. I have chased fish and learned nearly everything I could and teach people how to be a better angler. The road has been long and very satisfying. I love what I do!”
Al Lindner – Co-Host at Lindner's Angling Edge
Al Lindner, Lindner Media Productions, Target Walleye, AnglingBuzz, Lindner’s Angling Edge TV — During a long career spanning the most revolutionary years in sport fishing history, Al Lindner ranks among one of the most renowned leaders in the fishing industry. Today, Al and the Lindner family focus their efforts on Lindner Media Productions, whose client list includes some of the most respected names in the outdoor industry. LMP specializes in producing educational fishing programs, national TV commercials, product sales presentations, point-of-purchase product videos shown internationally in sporting goods stores and on the internet and provide their trademark underwater and aerial photography to the sport fishing industry.
Troy Lindner – AnglingBuzz TV Host / The Ontario Experience
The scenic route — with a business degree in hand, Troy puts his penchant for fitness successfully to work as a personal trainer in Los Angeles. Catching the tournament bug and winning the FLW EverStart Series Tournament on Lake Havasu was a highlight. Each step on the path has opened more doors to a lifestyle career. Troy is the host of AnglingBuzz TV, a fast paced, up to the minute reporting on hot seasonal peaks going on right now across the Upper Midwest, reporting on bass, walleyes, panfish, trout, salmon, etc. He is also host of The Ontario Experience.