Spence Petros

Field Editor

Spence Petros is one of North America’s most versatile and well-respected anglers. Author, fishing educator, tournament angler, tackle designer and veteran of over 125 television shows, including three years on ESPN’s national show “The Outdoor Writers”.

In 1989 Petros was inducted into the National, Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, and is listed among the “Living Legends of American Sportfishing”, a book authored by Larry Colombo profiling 100 of the top people in the Sportfishing industry.

Petros was editor of Fishing Facts magazine for 22 years, but now writes regularly for some of the top magazines in North America. Besides Musky Hunter his articles also appear in North American Fisherman, Fishing Facts, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Crappie Magazine, and Bassin. He also appears regularly on ESPN’s North American Outdoors and North American Fisherman television shows, along with MidWest Outdoors and North American Fish and Game television shows. Petros also appears on 20-40 radio shows a year, and is a regular on Fishing Chicagoland and North American Outdoors radio shows.

This versatile angler is proficient at catching most freshwater sportfish, and has given hundreds of entertaining “how to” seminars in the last 26 years from New York to Iowa. His fishing schools in the Chicago area have been well attended for 26 years and many of the top anglers in the Midwest have attended them. In addition to his regular bass, walleye, pike, panfish classes, he also teaches a 4-week “Muskies only” class.

Although Petros fishes for all sportfish muskies hold a special place in his heart. He started musky fishing 25-years ago and has caught hundreds of the big predators to 40-lbs. He was instrumental in developing various musky techniques that started in the mid 1970’s which include jig-fishing, plus speed-trolling spinnerbaits over the weeds and weighted jerkbaits along the edges. Petros also hosts several musky trips up to Ontario’s Eagle Lake each year and our group has had outstanding success. In 1997 we shattered North Shore Lodges camp record for most muskies boated in a week, with a 39 pounder being the top fish.

Petros can be contacted for more info on his Canada trips, fishing schools, or seminars by writing Spence Petros, 2207 Stilling Ln., McHenry, IL – Phone (815) 455-7770 or visit his web site at http://www.spencepetros.com.

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