2023 Seminar Schedule

Saturday, February 4

11:00 a.m. – Kentucky’s Aquatic Nuisance Species & Invasive Carp Update
Josh Tompkins

12:30 p.m. – Crappie Fishing Tactics
Terry Elliott

2:00 p.m. – Bass Fishing on Kentucky Lake
Dan Morehead & Toby Corn

3:30 p.m. – Fishing Electronic Networks Explained
Matt Quinn

Sunday, February 5

12:00 p.m. – Sportfish in Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley
Nick Simpson

2:00 p.m. – Crappie Fishing Tactics
Terry Elliott

About the Seminars & Presenters

Sportfish in Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are two of the largest reservoirs in the Southeastern U.S. and attract thousands of anglers each year. Largemouth bass and crappie are consistently the most popular species fished for, and in this presentation we’ll cover some of the management activities we complete annually to assess populations of these species. During this presentation we’ll touch on updates from recent sampling efforts for largemouth bass and crappie. We’ll also discuss fish habitat projects that have recently been completed in the lakes.  This seminar will be presented by Nick Simpson the Fisheries Biologist for the Western District of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. 

Joshua Tompkins

Kentucky’s Aquatic Nuisance Species & Invasive Carp Update

This seminar will give a general overview of the status of aquatic nuisance species of concern for Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. This talk will focus on Western Kentucky in particular and give an update of the Invasive carp efforts.  Joshua Tompkins,  the Fisheries Program Coordinator for the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be presenting this seminar.

Crappie Fishing Tactics

Terry Elliott

Terry Elliott will be presenting a seminar titled: Crappie Fishing Tactics. He will talk about all aspects of crappie fishing including installing attractors, searching for fish, equipment choices and best practices for success.

Terry is an avid outdoors-man and has been hunting and fishing his entire life. He has fished on Kentucky Lake for 40 plus years. He is currently a full-time guide on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes: Elliott’s Guide Service offers crappie, catfish and bass trips as well as offering electronics training. Terry lives with his wife, Darla near Greenfield, Tennessee. For more information, you can visit his website at or stop by and see him at his booth during the show.

Fishing Electronic Networks Explained

Matt Quinn

Want to understand how electronics work together to make fishing more successful.  Then plan to attend this seminar presented by Matt Quinn.  Lowrance, Garmin, Humminbird and Raymarine all use several communication networks to provide you with the best imaging, positioning and electronics integration on your boat.  He will discuss and explain what each network does and will not do despite popular beliefs and false internet information. 

Questions like:  How does my trolling motor talk with my fish finder?  How can I read my engine’s gauge information on my fish finder?  How can I share my live sonar on multiple fish finders at the same time? will be discussed.  Topics explained will include NMEA 2000, Ethernet, Wireless Ethernet and Bluetooth.  Matt has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Missouri.  His passion for fishing and boating lead to him to create HITEC as a premier marine electronics dealer and outdoor store. Be sure and stop by the HITEC booth during the show.

Bass Fishing on Kentucky Lake

Dan Morehead

Join Dan Morehead and Toby Corn as they present a seminar on Bass Fishing on Kentucky Lake.  Dan has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a fishing pole and has been fishing professionally since 1995. 

He has competed in more than 325 events and has 54 top 10 finishes and won the Angler of the Year title in 2003. Morehead and his wife Jennie have two children.

His favorite technique is throwing a deep spinnerbait and his favorite bodies of water are Table Rock Lake and Kentucky Lake. When he is not fishing he can be found bow hunting for anything he can get a license for. 

Toby Corn

Toby has won several tournaments including the May 2021 Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Rend Lake in May 2021.  He most recently won the Jet A Marina tournament series championship in October 2022.  Toby has taken home prize money, boats and ATVs throughout his years of fishing.  Join Dan and Toby for their seminar.  They will be happy to answer any questions you might have about bass fishing in general or more specific techniques.