By Steve Weisman
The Upper Great Plains Chapter 29 of Muskies, Inc., is offering a free Muskie Fishing Seminar with muskie expert Steve Jonesi on Wednesday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pelican Ridge Clubhouse (1200 Sunshine Run, Arnolds Park).
Doors open at 5:30. According to Steve Horswell, Vice President of the club, the event is free and open to the general public.
Jonesi is a highly acclaimed muskie guide from northern Minnesota and is the maker of the Weagle, Wabull and XXX Bucktail. Jonesi has been chasing muskie for over 40 years! Now that’s a lot of casts! Jonesi says, “My exposure to the great outdoors was in large part due to my family spending summers in northern Wisconsin. I was hooked on muskies from the first time I saw one up close….those teeth!!!”
Jonesi continues, “The mystique of the Muskellunge and of course the baits sealed the deal! I released my first Wisconsin legal on Sept. 25, 1977 and I haven’t been the same since. The addiction has taken me all over the country and Canada the last nearly 40 years.”
Horswell encourages anglers to come out for the seminar. “The Upper Great Plains chapter has been sponsoring free spring seminars for the past several years. As with previous speakers, Steve Jonesi has a wealth of knowledge of muskies and muskie fishing. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to know more about muskies and to improve their muskie fishing skills. I hope there is a very large turnout for this event.”