Catch a seminar from our expert speakers in the Sportsmen's Theater

and at the ODF&W's Giant Fish Tank.

Jody Smith

Davey Jones

Phil Strader

Dan Kloer

Norma Evans

Norma Evans is a fishing guide and owner of A Bent rod, LLC.

Born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon, she grew up fishing on the Applegate and Rogue Rivers where she learned how to fish for steelhead and salmon.

In the early 1990s, Norma met an individual who fished the Lower Umpqua River and fell in love with fishing the Lower Umpqua guiding for pink fin perch and fall salmon.

"I love being on the water in my boat and the most enjoyable part of guiding is seeing and feeling the excitement when someone catches their first or biggest fish. This is more exciting than if I were catching the fish myself."

Dean Hendricks

Jody Smith

Jody is owner/operator of Jody Smith’s Guide Service, a premier hunting and fishing guide service in Southern Oregon. For more than 20 years, Jody has guided fishing trips on the Umpqua River for salmon, sturgeon, smallmouth bass, shad, and steelhead, as well as hunting adventures throughout Oregon for elk, turkey, black bear, blacktail deer and waterfowl.


Dan Kloer

I began calling ducks, geese,and pheasant when I was 13-16 years old and then got into big game hunting. Starting in 1976, I hunted deer and elk with a rifle. I was then introduced to archery and my life changed. The thought of calling in elk, deer and taking them with a bow at close range had me reading and studying every book I could find on  elk and deer. Learning and studying all the sounds that elk can make took over 12 years to break down the sounds and understand what each sound meant. Then learning habitat and migration and two 10-year studies on weather and how it affects the vocals and the sounds that elk make and what they mean added to my knowledge.

Troy Corgain

Troy Corgain, of Angler’s Choice Guide Service is the Commander of the Giant Fish Tank, arranging all the speakers and  coordinating the schedule. Contact Troy for your next fishing expedition or if you have questions about the speakers at Tcorgain@comcast.net

Davey Jones

As owner of Davey Jones Fishing Locker, I have been in the sporting goods hunting and fishing industry for over 30 years. Working in the days of GI Joe’s, I have met a lot of great people, knowing that at any one time I could be of help to a fellow sportsman with all there fishing and hunting needs.  Kokanee fishing has grown over the last few years and I found a great need to spread the word on how to fish for them, I started building my own custom kokanee tackle. We have also started Guiding for Kokanee to help people to get hooked on the sport.

Jeremy Jahn

Jeremy Jahn, AKA “Kokaneekid,” owns and operates KokaneekidFishing.com along with his wife Debbie. Jeremy was born and raised the mid-Willamette Valley. He has over 37 years of fishing experience. He grew up fishing with his Dad, Chester, who is one of the top Kokanee fisherman in the nation. Now Jeremy is guiding at Odell Lake, building tackle and giving out information to help others catch their limits. This year’s seminar will be about learning the little things that help put fish in your boat and get you in the game.

Norma Evans


Giant Fish Tank

Friday, February 24, 2017

1:30PM     Dave Jones     Keys to Kokanee

2:30PM     Phil Strader     Trophy Smallmouth

3:30PM     Dean Hendricks     Coastal Lake Coho: SILVER BONANZA!

4:30PM     Jody Smith     Smallmouth Basics

5:30PM     Norma Evans     Tidewater Trolling Tips

Saturday, February 25, 2017

11:30AM     Jody Smith     Seasonal Smallmouth

12:30PM     Dave Jones     Kokanee Made Easy

1:30PM     Bi-Mart Outdoors     Oregon Fishing Tips and Techniques

2:30PM     Dean Hendricks     High Lake Trout

3:30PM     TBA     Local Bass Techniques

4:30PM     Dean Hendricks     Coastal Lake Coho: SILVER BONANZA!

5:30PM     Norma Evans     Coastal Coho Tips

Sunday, February 26, 2017

11:30AM     Jody Smith     Smallmouth Basics

12:30PM     Phil Strader     Plug Fishing for Salmon and Steelhead

1:30PM     Dean Hendricks     High Lake Trout

2:30PM     Dave Jones     Kokanee: Where and When     

3:30PM     Norma Evans     Pink Fin Perch

Tank Commander: Phil Strader, jibbler151@aol.com

Sportsman's Theater     


Friday, February 24, 2017

1:00PM     Norma Evans Salmon Tidewater Fishing on the Umpqua

2:00PM     Dan Kloer     How Weather Can Influence Elk Vocals

3:00PM     Lunker Junkies TV     Winter Steelhead 101  

4:00PM     Jody Smith     Umpqua River Small Mouth Bass Fishing

5:00PM     Dave Jones     Kokanee "Early Season" Techniques

6:00PM     Norma Evans     Pink Fin Perch Fishing on the Umpqua

Saturday, February 25, 2017

10:00AM     Norma Evans  Salmon Tidewater Fishing on the Umpqua

11:00AM     Jody Smith     Spring Turkey "101" Seminar

1:00PM     Lunker Junkies TV     Winter Steelhead 101

2:00PM     Dan Kloer     How Weather Can Influence Elk Vocals

3:00PM     Dave Jones     Kokanee "Early Season" Techniques

4:00PM     Jody Smith     Umpqua River Fall Tidewater Salmon

5:00PM     Norma Evans     Pink Fin Perch Fishing on the Umpqua

Sunday, February 26, 2017

10:00AM     Norma Evans  Salmon Tidewater Fishing on the Umpqua

11:00AM     Dan Kloer     How Weather Can Influence Elk Vocals

12:00PM     Jody Smith     Umpqua River Small Mouth Bass Fishing

1:00PM     Dave Jones     Kokanee "Early Season" Techniques

2:00PM     Norma Evans     Pink Fin Perch Fishing on the Umpqua

Theater Commander: Dave Jones, blackpowdermagic@gmail.com