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Spring fishing seminar series starting at Mark’s Marine

Alan Roberts delivers a seminar on planning a year of fishing at Mark’s Marine in Hayden.  (Courtesy)
Alan Roberts delivers a seminar on planning a year of fishing at Mark’s Marine in Hayden. (Courtesy)

FISHING – A six-week series of free localized fishing seminars begins this week at Mark's Marine in Hayden.

All of the seminars are set for Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., at 14355 N. Government Way.

The series will kick off Thursday, March 3, with an overview of the region's fishing opportunities by Alan Roberts, who will detail some of the best fishing spots for each month of the year.

Other seminars in the series include:

  • March 10 -- Lake Coeur d’Alene Salmon Fishing, by Jordan Smith of Finns and Feathers Sport Shop.
  • March 17 --  Lake Pend Oreille Fishing – by Matt Corsi of Idaho Fish and Game.
  • March 24 -- Lake Roosevelt Fishing by Beneta Galland.
  • March 31-- Northern Pike Fishing by Brock Marrow of Idaho Pike Association.
  • April 7 -- Electronics 301, Understanding Sonar by Aaron Thykeson, plus GoFree Insight Genesis Mapping by  Kevin Lunde

Info: (208) 772-9038,


Notes on presenters from Mark's Marine:

Jordan Smith of Finns and Feathers is a rising star in the Couer d’Alene fishing community taking over from his father with a number of impressive tournament wins.

Matt Corsi from Idaho Fish and Game down to talk about the Lake Pend Orielle Fishery.  The Pend Orielle fishery has been dramatically improving recently and Matt will be sharing his observations on the health of the fishery and where they’re seeing fishermen catch the fish.

Beneta Galland is a major player in the local fishing community and her pink boat is unmistakable on any of our waters, including Lake Roosevelt.

Brock Marrow is an organizer of the local pike fishing association.

Electronics seminar will cover a lot of sonar basics, digging into some of the nuts and bolts mechanics of how sonar works and how to get the most out of your electronics, presented by the Mark’s Marine Electronics experts and Pro Staff from Lowrance. Some of the newest and coolest in fishfinding technology including the new Structure Scan 3D will be shown. 

Tied in with the final seminar on April 7, Mark’s Marine will host a mapping day on April 10th at Hayden Lake to try and finish up that lake’s mapping.  These are free publicly available maps for Lowrance Owners and we’re excited to be finishing another lake for our region this year.

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