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

2017 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

Free Mercury Cap!

Be one of the first 200 ticket purchasers (adult, senior or child) on Saturday morning Jan 14th 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 2017 Mercury Marine products.

(Hat design may vary).

Looking for the perfect boat to take you to where the action is….

20+ Marine dealers will participate in this years event with the lowest pricing seen in years. HUGE discounts on 2017 fishing boats. Everything from the $500 aluminum jon boat to the $100,000 “Fishing Machine” Most units are “Rigged & Ready” for action. There has never been a better time for the boat buyer then right now. You’ll never see pricing this low again.Check here for a complete listing of Participating Marine Dealers.

Keep’em or Release’em

The Mountain Trout Pond Simulator returns this year with more fun for the young and young at heart. Try your luck in catching one…or more…. farm raised rainbow and brown trout ranging from 1/2 lb to up to 3 lbs. 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)

See’m Nail it on the 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.