Wednesday, June 27, 2012

First Mentor Library/Gander Mountain seminar a big hit

Mentor Public Library and Gander Mountain's Mentor have joined forces  to bring a new summer seminar series for hunting and fishing enthusiasts.

The first of these free seminars was held  June 21 and considered a "hit" by library officials.

This session drew a crowd of 17 people who soaked up instruction regarding Lake Erie-Walleye fishing program.   

Gander Mountain Mentor Store Operations Manager Matt Buck and Mitch Leppelmeier - the store’s fishing zone supervisor - put their years of experience in tournament and pleasure walleye fishing to work. 

They  presented several approaches to walleye fishing, trolling techniques and lure selection to the participants. An assortment of equipment for hands-on demonstrations and a question-and-answer session was provided as well, said Barbara Vendeville, Mentor Public Library Community Outreach Coordinator.

The next "Gander Mountain at the Library" seminar will feature Fly/Bow Fishing. It is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.,  July 19 at 6:30 p.m.,  in the Main Library James R. Garfield Room. The library is located at 8215 Mentor Ave., Mentor.

Gander Mountain staff will present a seminar on fly fishing and bow fishing.  Participants will learn how to fly fish, tie a lure, archery how-tos and equipment suggestions.

Another up-coming seminar is Urban Der Hunting, set for Aug. 16. It will feature a presentation on archery setups and tips on urban deer hunting.

The last seminar in the series if Waterfowl Hunting, set for Sept. 20. 

Registration for all of the remaining free seminars is required.  Registration begins July 5. for the Fly/Bow Fishing session, Aug. 2 for the Urban Deer session, and Sept. 6 for the Waterfowl Hunting session.

For more information on the Gander Mountain seminar series call the Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811, ext. 215 or visit the Mentor Public Library website at

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
Twitter: @Fieldkorn

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