Seminars

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.

2017 Seminar Schedule

Friday, January 6th

5:30 p.m. – Spring Time Trophy Bass – presented by Dave Stewart

Saturday, January 7th

11:00 a.m. – Offshore Bass Fishing Techniques – presented by Brandon Hunter
12:30 p.m. – Kentucky Lake Bass Fishing Strategies – presented by Terry Bolton & Dan Morehead
2:00 p.m. – The “Little Green Box” Has Grown Up – presented by John Parks
3:30 p.m. – Where Did All The Crappie Come From? – presented by Paul Rister
5:00 p.m. – Finesse Fishing, the Last Resort? – presented by Debbie Warner

Sunday, January 8th

12:00 p.m. – The “Little Green Box” Has Grown Up – presented by John Parks
2:00 p.m. – How To Trigger Big Bites in the Summer – Brandon Hunter

Seminar Descriptions

Terry Bolton
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 more than 40 FLW tournaments and has two tour wins, which were both on Kentucky Lake.  Terry is an excellent speaker and 2017 marks his eighth year in a row to present seminars at the show.  When not fishing, Terry enjoys duck hunting.

Terry will be teaming up with Dan Morehead to present:   Kentucky Lake Bass Fishing Strategies.  Terry and Dan will be happy to answer any questions you might have about bass fishing in general or more specific techniques.

Kentucky Lake Bass Fishing Strategies:  Terry Bolton and Dan Morehead
– Saturday, January 7 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 12 top ten finishes and 5 Cup appearances.  His favorite technique is deep cranking and his strength is deep structure fishing.   Brandon is married to Brittany and they are expecting their first child very soon.  When not fishing, Brandon loves to hunt waterfowl and bow hunt.

Brandon will be presenting two seminars at this year’s show:  Offshore Bass Fishing Techniques where he will be discussing the primary techniques used from post spawn to the patterns used in the fall including the stages that fish go through;  and How to Trigger Big Bites in the Summer, where he will talk about how to trigger bigger bites in the summer and consistently catch bigger stringers in hot weather.

Offshore Bass Fishing Techniques:  Brandon Hunter
 – Saturday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m.

How to Trigger Big Bites in the Summer:  Brandon Hunter
 – Sunday, January 8 at 2:00 p.m.


Dan Morehead
Dan Morehead

Dan Morehead of Paducah, Kentucky has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a fishing pole and knew at an early age he wanted to be a professional angler.   Dan has been fishing professionally since 1995 and has competed in more than 250 tournaments.  He has ten tournament wins and has 43 top-ten finishes.  He was named the FLW Angler of the Year in 2003.  His favorite technique is throwing a deep spinnerbait.  Dan and his wife Jennie have two children.  When he’s not fishing, Dan enjoys bow-hunting for anything he can get a license for.

Dan will be teaming up with Terry Bolton to present  Kentucky Lake Bass Fishing StrategiesTerry and Dan will be happy to answer any questions you might have about bass fishing in general or more specific techniques.

Kentucky Lake Bass Fishing Strategies:  Terry Bolton and Dan Morehead
– Saturday, January 7 at 12:30 p.m.


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John Parks

John Parks, a long time area tournament bass fisherman, is the owner of Fisherman’s Headquarters located at the “Y” in Draffenville, Kentucky.  He is also an expert on sonar and GPS units.

John will be presenting a seminar on Sonar in 2016:  The “Little Green Box” Has Grown Up.  He will be talking about while the basic premise hasn’t changed since 1957; the ways sonar is viewed has changed.  He will discuss how sonar works and how it has evolved in the 21stcentury.

There will be a question and answer session at the end of the seminar.  Be sure and stop by the Fisherman’s Headquarters booth during the show or visit their website at www.fishermans-headquarters.com.

Sonar in 2016:  The Little Green Box Has Grown Up :  John Parks
– Saturday, January 7 at 2:00 p.m.
– Sunday, January 8 at 12:00 p.m.


Paul Rister
Paul Rister

Paul Rister is the Program Coordinator and Fishery Biologist for the Kentucky Department Fish and Wildlife Resources. Paul has been presenting seminars at the show for many years.  This year, join him for a seminar entitled Where Did All The Crappie Come From?

He will be talking about the cycles of fish populations and how things can change with one good year class.  Additional he will give a review of the fisheries at Kentucky and Barkley lakes; including the results from the 2017 Lake Barkley creek survey and what is being done towards the Asian carp problem in our waters.   As always, there will be a time for your questions, and time to express your concerns about our local fish and wildlife resources.

Be sure to stop by the Kentucky Department Fish and Wildlife booth at the show or visit the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources on-line anytime at www.fw.ky.gov.

Where Did All The Crappie Come From?:  Paul Rister
– Saturday, January 7 at 3:30 p.m.


Dave Stewart
Dave Stewart

Professional bass fishing guide, Dave Stewart, is one of the most recognized bass fishing guides in the Midwest.  He has been featured in many national and regional publications.  Dave has presented seminars at The Greater Philadelphia Boat, Sport and Travel Show, The Florida Great Outdoors Exposition and The Indianapolis Boat Sport and Travel Show.  Dave has been presenting seminars at the West Kentucky Boat & Outdoor Show for nine years.  For more information about Dave visit his website at www.kentuckylakeguide.com.

This year, Dave will be presenting a seminar on Spring Time Trophy Bass.  He will be discussing high percentage techniques and patterns for catching trophy sized bass during the spring.  This is a must attend seminar for those that find themselves confused with the myriad of lures and techniques that are marketed to the bass anglers today.

Spring Time Trophy Bass:  Dave Stewart
– Friday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m.


Debbie Warner

The West Kentucky Boat & Outdoor Show is pleased to announce that Debbie Warner will be presenting a seminar at this year’s show.  Debbie was raised on Kentucky Lake and has been fishing tournaments for more than 25 years.  She started out tournament fishing with the local Bass ‘N Gals Club and began fishing with the LBAA (Lady Bass Anglers Association) when it was first formed.  She was named Top Pro Rookie in 2010 and has been Angler of the Year seven times.

When not fishing Debbie is a full-time nurse and works part-time at Jet-A-Marina and when time allows at Fisherman’s Headquarters.  Debbie is married to Greg and has 2 sons, a daughter-in-law and 4 grandchildren.

Join Debbie as she presents a seminar on Finesse Fishing, the Last Resort?  She will be talking about when your usual methods are producing, it’s time to make a change; and that finessing shouldn’t always be the last thing to try.

Finesse Fishing, the Last Resort?:  Debbie Warner
 – Saturday, January 7 at 5:00 p.m.