January 12 - 14, 2018 NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC

2018 Show Highlights

Tackle, Tackle & More Tackle

Time to RESTOCK from the winter

Over 100 retail and specialty tackle shops will have truckloads of product stocked and discounted…. ready to get your season off to a great start. All the brands your looking for plus some secret “Weapons” that could give you just the edge your needing over your fishing partner. Many manufacture reps and pro-staffers will be on hand to help with techniques to make the most of your tackle. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or share comments. These guys LOVE to talk fishing.  

Tackle, Tackle & More Tackle

Customer Appreciation Event !

Be one of the first 200 ticket purchasers (adult, senior or child) on Saturday morning Jan 13th and receive a free Mercury Marine Cap courtesy of Mercury Marine. Be sure to stop by the Mercury Marine Display in the Graham Building.  Factory Representatives will be on hand to introduce you to the new 2018 Mercury Marine products.

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Expanded Boat Selection

Over 25 Marine dealers are on board this year and will showcase over 20% more product than has ever been displayed at this show. The entire Jim Graham Building is dedicated to Fishing Boats & Marine products creating the Largest Multi-Dealer Fishing Boat display Eastern North Carolina has ever seen. HUGE discounts on 2018 fishing boats. Everything from the $500 aluminum jon boat to the Off Shore “Fishing Machine”.   Most all units are “Rigged & Ready” for action. There has never been a better time for the boat buyer then right now. With Manufacture incentives at an all time high…You’ll never see pricing this low again. Check here for a complete listing of Participating Marine Dealers.

Everybody Loves FREE STUFF !

Coming to the Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo makes everybody a WINNER. There is no better win than spending the day …or the weekend…. talking about fishing. But wouldn’t walking away with a little FREE STUFF make it that much sweeter?  Thanks to the vendors at this years show we have close to 100 free gifts to give away to randomly drawn attendees. Then on Sunday …we will have our Grand Prize Drawing sponsored by Mercury Marine and MotorGuide. They have hooked us up with not only a 2018 15 hp Four Stroke Mercury Outboard but also a  Xi3 Wireless MotorGuide Trolling Motor. We’ll draw 2 lucky winners on Sunday January 14th @ 4pm. Be sure to sign up in the show lobby. You do not have to be present to win…and no purchase is necessary. 

Keep’em or Release’em

What’s more FUN & EXCITING than watching a child catch a fish. Whether it’s the first time or the umpteenth time…. the magic never goes away when the rod starting bending. The Mountain Trout Pond Simulator returns this year with more fun for the young and young at heart…. farm raised rainbow and brown trout ranging from 1/2 lb to up to 3 lbs are ready for rod bending action.  Keep’em or Release’em.  Just to make it a little more exciting,  we’ve tagged a few dozen of them and if caught… the angler will receive a limited edition Fishing Expo T-shirt.  

(Fee charged to fish. Limit of 2 fish if kept. Tagged fish must be released)

Bass Tub of Oklahoma

Listening to the pros talk about their secrets is one thing….but seeing them in action is always another. Bass Tubs of Oklahoma returns as the backdrop to all of the bass fishing seminars for the weekend. This 4,000 gallon simulation tank will be stocked with large mouth bass and will allow you to see the lures and techniques in action that makes these guys so successful. Presented by Chase Devereaux & Bass Tubs of Oklahoma.