The West Kentucky Boat & Outdoor Show features seminars to inform you on fishing techniques and tips, using sonar, updates on the fishing quality of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, and much more.

2019 Seminar Schedule

Friday, January 18th
5:30 p.m. –  Offshore Bass Fishing Techniques
Presented by Brandon Hunter

Saturday, January 19th
11:00 a.m. –   Are the Rumors True?  The effects of Asian Carp on Bass & Crappie Populations in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley
Presented by Adam Martin

12:30 p.m. –  Kentucky Lake Fishing Strategies
Presented by Terry Bolton

2:00 p.m. – Trolling Tactics for Big Crappie
Presented by Doug Wynn

3:30 p.m. – Get the Most from your Marine Electronics
Presented by Matt Quinn

5:00 p.m. –  Putting DU Dollars to Work for You
Presented by Kenny Darnell

Sunday, January 20th
12:00 p.m. –  Trolling Tactics for Big Crappie
Presented by Doug Wynn

2:00 p.m. – Asian Carp:  What is KDFWR Doing?
Presented by Jessica Morris


Seminar Descriptions and Presenters

Terry Bolton

Terry Bolton of Paducah, Kentucky has been a professional fisherman since 1995.  A graduate of Murray State University, Terry’s favorite place to fish is Kentucky Lake.  He has finished in the top-ten in 46 FLW tournaments and has two tour wins, which were both on Kentucky Lake.  Terry is an excellent speaker and 2018 marks his ninth year in a row to present seminars at the show.  When not fishing, Terry enjoys duck hunting.

Terry will be presenting a seminar on:  Kentucky Lake Fishing Strategies.  Terry  will be happy to answer any questions you might have about bass fishing in general or more specific techniques.

Kentucky Lake Fishing Strategies:  Terry Bolton
Saturday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m.

Brandon Hunter

Brandon Hunter of Benton, Kentucky has competed at all levels of the FLW Tour and turned pro in 2014.  Brandon has one tournament win and finished second in the FLW event at Kentucky Lake in June of 2016.  He has 15 top ten finishes and 5 Cup appearances.  His favorite technique is deep cranking and is strength is deep structure fishing.   Brandon is married to Brittany and they have 2 children.  When not fishing, Brandon loves to hunt waterfowl and bow hunt

Brandon will be presenting a seminar on Offshore Bass Fishing Techniques where he will be discussing the primary techniques used from post spawn to the patterns used including the stages that fish go through.

Adam Martin

Adam Martin is a Fisheries Biologist for the Western Fisheries District of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

“It’s a common thing these days to hear that good fishing at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley is a thing of the past.  In this seminar, we will take a look at over 30 years of fish and environmental data collected in these lakes to try to  understand how Asian carp have affected, or might still affect the fishing and Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.  We will also discuss the declining natural fish habitat and ways that the public can work with biologists to improve the fish habitat”.

Are the Rumors True?:  Adam Martin
Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m.

Doug Wynn

Doug Wynn will be presenting a seminar on  Trolling Tactics for Big Crappie.  He will be talking about the best methods to catch crappie, and will explore boat rigging, tackle, how to use electronics and where to find big crappie.

Doug Wynn has been fishing Kentucky and Barkley Lakes for over 50 years. He grew up in Marshall County. He was a snow goose and duck guide in Missouri for over 20 years. He and his wife Vicki live  in Benton and own crappie-gills-n- and 5 Rivers Taxidermy.  Be sure and stop by the Doug’s  booth at the show:  crappie-gills-n-more. com.

Trolling Tactics for Big Crappie
Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 20 at 12:00 p.m.

Matt Quinn

Matt Quinn has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Missouri and his passion for fishing, boating and the outdoors lead him to create HITEC Outdoors, a premium marine electronics dealer and outdoor store located in Benton, Kentucky.  Matt will be presenting a seminar on Marine Electronics, HOT TOPICS.  If you ever have had questions or issues with your Lowrance, Humminbird, Garmin, or Raymarine marine electronics and you want to know the best way to  optimize your investment, this is the seminar for you. Matt  will cover topics of GPS, Sonar, High Definition Imaging and installation.

Be sure to stop by HITEC Outdoors booth at the show or visit their website at

How to Get the Most from Your Marine Electronics:  Matt Quinn
Saturday, January 19 at 3:30 p.m.

Jessica Morris is a Fisheries Biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Jessica Morris

She will be presenting a seminar on Asian carp issues titled: Asian Carp:  What is KDFWR Doing?.  The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is actively engaged in the battle against invasive Asian carp species, particularly in Kentucky and Barkley lakes.  This seminar will provide an overview of current projects and future plans that KDFWR has for stopping the spread of Asian carp in Kentucky’s waterways.

Asian Carp:  What is KDFWR Doing:  Jessica Morris
Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m.


Kenny Darnell

Recently Ducks Unlimited made a multi-million dollar commitment to improving waterfowl habitat along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers in West Kentucky. Join Kentucky DU District Chairman Kenny Darnell for a look at how your DU dollars are being used in our area.

Putting DU Dollars to Work for You:  Kenny Darnell
Saturday,  January 19  at 5:00 p.m.