Dan Durbin's Articles

July 2015


Pete Maina On Triggering Muskie Strikes: I Like The SOUND Of That
by Dan Durbin
You might say the legendary muskie angler, Pete Maina, has been around the watery-block a time or two. Whether it's his former life of guiding hundreds of esox anglers a year, to currently writing books, appearing on television, and filling seminar halls- this long-haired boisterous angler not only knows how to catch em', he knows how to teach other to do it too. But what more can be said abo... more

June 2015


Walleyes On The Rock
by Dan Durbin
The Rock River in Jefferson County gets a ton of pressure. It does so because it is one of the closest rivers to the metro-Milwaukee area that has a fishable population of walleye AND because it can be pretty darn good too. One guy that has been fishing the Rock since he was barely in his teens is Tommy Kemos- one of the most successful walleye pros on earth. "The Rock can be a really ... more

November 2014


Winnebago Tactics - Mobility Is Key
by Dan Durbin
Being versatile when ice fishing is often times key to coming up with a bucket full of crappies or bucket full of "what might have been." Sure, a person can be complacent and sit and jig one hole but it is the rare occasion when a school is big enough, or the bait tasty enough, to have your Friday fish fry at home. So is the case on Lake Winnebago - to succeed, an angler has to be mobile, an... more

February 2010


Nonprofit Madison Fishing Expo Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by Dan Durbin
The Madison Fishing Expo (MFE) will be celebrating its 25th year February 26th through the 28th with one of its largest shows ever with more speakers than ever before. Chuck Rolfsmeyer, President of the show, said they have come a long way in their 25-years. "It's hard to believe that this show has grown to what it is from where it started," he said. "When this started out we were a bunch o... more
Madison Fishing Expo Runs Feb 27-Mar 1
by Dan Durbin
New Trout Pond Among Events The Madison Fishing Expo (MFE) will be held February 27-March 1 at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, and along with a new trout pond will feature a star-studded cast of seminar speakers and several kid-friendly events. As always, the show will donate all proceeds to bettering fishing right here in Wisconsin and kids 12 and under are free. According... more
Madison Fishing Expo Run Feb. 23-25
by Dan Durbin
The Madison Fishing Expo (MFE) runs February 23-25 and will again donate all proceeds from its fishing show to worthy fishing projects for 2007, including funding for a yearly scholarship to UW Stevens Point. The show will be at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center and to date has donated over $550,000 for fishing projects in Wisconsin. "We aren't in this for money," said Steve Hau... more

January 2007


Madison Fishing Expo Run Feb. 23-25
by Dan Durbin
The Madison Fishing Expo (MFE) runs February 23-25 and will again donate all proceeds from its fishing show to worthy fishing projects for 2007, including funding for a yearly scholarship to UW Stevens Point. The show will be at the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center and to date has donated over $550,000 for fishing projects in Wisconsin. "We aren't in this for money," said Steve Hau... more

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