Let's go to a show
Talkin' Fishin' by Bob Jensen There's still a lot of ice-fishing to do, and in some areas of the Midwest rivers offer open water fishing, but there are still a good number of fishing and outdoor enthusiasts across the Midwest who are looking for ...
by Bob Jensen
There's still a lot of ice-fishing to do, and in some areas of the Midwest rivers offer open water fishing, but there are still a good number of fishing and outdoor enthusiasts across the Midwest who are looking for things to do this time of year.
A great way to spend a day is visiting one of the sport shows that are so popular this time of year.
Sport shows are a great way to get a first hand look at new boats, motors, electronics, and all types of fishing gear. You'll probably see some friends at the sportshow, and you'll definitely have the opportunity to speak with folks who are interested in the same outdoor activities that you are.
This is also a great opportunity to compare several styles of boats under one roof. Area boat dealers will have a selection of their products at the shows. This will give you an opportunity to compare all the models and get an idea which ones appeal to you the most.
When you get your choices narrowed down, you will still want to visit the dealer's retail location, but you will save a lot of driving by checking out the different makes of boats under one roof. Be sure to check out the new Alumacraft Dominator at the boat shows. It's a lot of boat at a very good price.
If you're looking for a new place to go fishing, some sportshows have aisles and aisles of resorts and outfitters. This is your opportunity to speak with the owners of the resorts before you go there. That's a huge advantage.
You can get an idea of what the resort is like and what kind of service you can expect before you make your decision. Brochures and web sites are fine for finding resorts and getting an idea of what the place is like, but speaking with the owners will let you know what kind of people you're going to experience, and that is important.
Sportshows are great family events. Many sportshows have stage-shows and other family oriented activities.
Additionally, if you're interested in getting more fishing or hunting information, most sportshows feature seminars where you can get lots of ideas for new techniques and products.
Another form of sportshow you might want to consider are the extravaganzas at the major retail outlets such as Cabela's. These folks have Spring Expos and the like that are major events. There are representatives from manufacturers, seminars, there are no parking fees or costs to get in, and there are lots of products marked down in price. These types of events are getting more and more popular.
Wherever you live in the Midwest, you'll have the opportunity to visit a sportshow in the next couple of months. Some folks look forward to them just like children look forward to Christmas. When the sportshow comes near your town, be sure to check it out. Maybe we'll see you there.
For more fish-catching information, visit fishingthemidwest.com.