February 14th – CRAPPIE PROFESSOR

** SPEAKER CHANGE

CRAPPIE PROFESSOR JIM KOPJO

Jim Kopjo, known as the “Crappie Professor”, has over 30 years of on-the-water experience and 14 years of running a very popular guide business in northern Illinois. Through his aggressive style of fishing, he is able to quickly establish patterns which makes for informative seminars. Jim travels over most of central and northern Illinois presenting fun and information packed seminars to fishing clubs and outdoor shows. He has participated in the open water Crappie USA tournament trail and the North American Ice Fishing Circuit.

Jim also enjoys volunteering with several local biologists in the designing, placement, and preservation of habitats. The Crappie Professor carries a boat load of professionalism and technical skill and enjoys sharing with others his knowledge and craft. You can contact Jim at echo29@sbcglobal.net.

WE WILL HAVE CAPTAIN RALPH BACK SOON – THE CAPTAIN HAS THE FLU AND WISH HIM TO GET WELL SOON.

THE TOPIC WAS TO BE: Lake Michigan fishing in Indiana & Illinois Waters With Captain Ralph Steiger – Our February Speaker

 

Capt. Ralph Steiger grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan chasing salmon, trout, and smallmouth bass. His love for the fishery brought him to the next level by becoming a United States Coast Guard licensed master captain. He guides full-time on the south end of Lake Michigan fishing both Indiana and Illinois waters. He is a multi-species angler that primarily targets smallmouth bass, perch, salmon, and trout. He is revered as one of the top captains on Lake Michigan by his clients and anglers alike.

Guests WELCOME!

No reservations necessary for guests who are thinking of joining our club – you MAY JOIN THE CLUB any evening to get in on all the speaker and meal for just $10 (guests). Memberships for 2019 are available at $60 for single member and $85 for family membership. This is the best time of the year to join – especially if you don’t like cutting a hole below you to fish. Talk fishing during the cold and get ready for Spring (or hard-water fishing).

Captain Ralph Steiger hoisting a Lake Michigan fatty – he is our February Speaker at Riverside Fishing Club in La Grange! Join us for a fishing seminar & a meal.
Member Stan Z flashes a nice Lake Michigan Smallmouth on a trip to Lake Michigan with Ralph Steiger’s Guide Service.
Dan Carney doing some curls with a chunky smalley – or is he thinking mmmmmm… a little tartar sauce? This fish also boated with Captain Ralph.