On The Water Salmon Classes Multiple Class Types Available, Please Look Below
Just Added!!! Salmon 102/ Meat Rig Classes!!
Salmon 102/ Meat Rig Class Taking your trolling to the next level!!. This class will cover the basics with a much higher level of detail on certain topics. A big focus will be on Meat Rigs and how to run them more effectively. If you are already a Salmon Fisherman and want to maximize your results, this is the class for you. Some trolling experience is a requirement (1 Year or More Is Preferred). This is hands on/ Open Format so be prepared to interact as well as ask questions!
Salmon 102/Meat Rig Open Dates Friday July 17th 6:30AM-1PM (4 Spaces Available)
Cost Of Class $250.00 Per Person
SALMON 101 Lakeshore Tackle and Firearms has teamed up with the leaders in the industry to provide you with the knowledge you need to catch more fish on the Great Lakes! These classes are 100% hands on and there is nothing like it anywhere! You won't be sitting in a classroom. Your training will be on the water on a comfortable Tournament Winning 27' Tiara. Captain Mark Rapson will be teaching you the skills needed to be a successful fisherman on the Great Lakes! Not only will you get an education on how to fish, you will go home with free products from our sponsors that will help you get the most out of every fishing trip you take!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to use Downriggers How to Run Divers Both Braid and Wire How to Run Multiple Divers on a Side How to Troll using Copper and Leadcore How to Run Multiple In Line Planer Boards on a Side How to Select the Right lures/ Flashers How to Use Meat Rigs How to Set up and Maximize your boat for Trolling How Currents and Speed effect your Lures Knot Tying Rod and Reel Selection Much Much More!!
REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS/ What to Bring Must own a boat (Guests of boat owners may attend, but will not be eligible for free goods) Cooler for your catch (Fish will be cleaned and bagged for you)
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE 5 Hours of On The Water Instruction 1-2 Hours of In Store Instruction Over $250.00 Worth of Product and Discounts for Everyone who attends the Class!
Salmon 101 Open Dates Friday July 3rd 6:30am-1pm (1 Space Available)
Cost Of Class $250.00 Per Person
To sign up please fill out the enrollment form below. Each class is limited to a maximum of 5 People. You will be contacted by either phone or email to collect the $50.00 non refundable deposit. If the classes are full, we will inform you of the next available dates. Must have a boat in order to receive any of the promotional goods from our sponsors. You will receive an email with specifics on Boat Location and any required items to bring.
For More Information Call Us at (269) 857-2248
Private Teaching Charter Up to 4 People $700.00 Please Call to Schedule
Testimonial From Past Trip Participants My name is Joe and I took part in the Salmon Class being offered in cooperation with Lakeshore Tackle and Captain Mark Rapson of Black Pearl Sport Fishing. This class is for all calibers of fisherman, from experienced tournament anglers to novices with a boat and wanting to learn a new fishery and species.
I can not emphasize enough how much I learned on this trip with Captain Mark. Not only is he a first class charter captain but his teaching skills, willingness to cover material repeatedly, and patience while you learn is second to none.
We started out of Holland, and went over rods, reels, lures etc. He then took me through step by step of how to deploy gear and set up your boat. Everything from how to deploy 3 rods if fishing solo all the way up to nine rods if fishing with three people. He covered using a fish hawk depth probe to find a good water column, speed at the ball and determining current. This was an incredibly piece of information to be taught, and very easy to understand when explained. We then went over copper and lead core, running high and low divers, as well as down riggers. What i felt was the most useful piece of the entire trip was it is a hands on experience. This is not watching a youtube video, or reading about it online. This is first person, hands on experience of how to precisely and exactly set gear. Clearing lines, setting high over low, reeling in a middle board without tangling were all covered, and again I can not emphasize the patience and teaching ability that was provided; you will not feel like a student, you'll feel like you're just out with your buddies, learning how to do something they are incredibly good at.
After the trip was over, we covered everything, i asked a weekends worth of questions, had notes on everything, references, and even recommendations on how he would set my boat up, for success. And after going 11 for 11 on my own boat the following trip out, I feel this trip was well worth the investment and something I would consider doing every year to shake the rust off after winter and get back out.
Needless to say whether you have a boat rigged for walleye or salmon, have been doing this before sonar or have the latest equipment, YOU can benefit from this trip. Captain Mark does an excellent job providing information in a straight forward manner for everyone to understand, and you will be a better fisherman because of it. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to get into the store, become better at the sport, or simply fish with one of Lake Michigans finest.
Thank you again for the experience. Joe
About The Captain Captain Mark Rapson I have been fishing the Great Lakes for over 20 years, starting at the age of 7 with my grandfather. Through his guidance and my family's support I was able to expand my fishing knowledge, especially with regards to Great Lakes salmon, trout and walleye. I fished my first tournament at the age of 18 on the Michigan Walleye Tour. Shortly thereafter, I began fishing salmon tournaments and haven't stopped since. I look forward to passing along the knowledge and experience I have for Trolling on the Great Lakes!
The Black Pearl is a Tiara 2700 Open. She is a fully DNR licensed and inspected vessel. She is outfitted with Furuno Electronics and the latest Fishhawk speed/temperature probe. Canvas has been masterfully fitted by Canvas Innovations. We use top of the line Rods and Reels sporting cutting edge line! Our tackle arsenal comes from Lakeshore Tackle & Firearms and includes products from Big Weenie, Silver Streak and Familiar Bite.