Fishing Seminars—featuring Brent Chapman, 2012 Elite Series Bassmaster Angler of the Year!
Learn fishing tips and tricks from one of the country’s top anglers! Midwest native Brent Chapman, the 2012 Elite Series Bassmaster Angler of the Year, will be presenting seminars during this year’s show. Brent will be presenting seminars on Friday and Saturday in the Boating & Outdoor Classroom.
Friday, February 8th:
4:00 PM Deep Fishing for Bass
7:00 PM Journey to Angler of the Year
Saturday, February 9th:
2:00 PM Journey to Angler of the Year
6:00 PM Deep Fishing for Bass
NEW! Meet R.J. and Jay Paul Molinere from the History Channel’s Swamp People
R.J. Molinere, Jr. and his son Jay Paul hunt alligator together as family and best friends, and have done so all of their lives. They are active members of the Houma Nation, a Louisiana state-recognized tribe of approximately 17,000 citizens residing within an area encompassing 4,570 square miles along the southeastern coast of Louisiana. R.J. is also a championship arm wrestler and Jay Paul is a Golden Gloves boxing champion.This father and son duo hunt gator in the bayou and are a formidable team ready to give anyone a run for their money.
R.J. and Jay Paul will be making appearances:
Friday, February 8 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 9 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and again from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday February 10 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Mark your calendars now, you won’t want to miss this!
Try Scuba—Be a Diver Pool
Try scuba in a heated pool! During the past 7 years tens of thousands of people have been intruduced to scuba diving at a DEMA “Be a Diver Pool”. Now it’s your turn! Anyone age 10 and older can discover the fun and exciting sport of scuba diving in the comfort of a tropically warm pool. Bring your swim suit—we will supply all the scuba gear! It’s a great way to try scuba diving and test some of the latest scuba equipment. You can also have a photo of yourself taken underwater as a keepsake of your “diving adventure.”
Come see what this exciting performance event for dogs is all about. Watch canine athletes run down a 40-foot dock and jump into a 40-foot long pool of water to compete in Big Air® (long jump), Extreme Vertical® (high jump) and Speed Retrieve® (fastest dog to the end of the pool) competitions. An event like no other, DockDogs is sure to make a big splash at the show!! For schedule information and to register your canine check out the Dock Dogs website: www.dockdogs.com
The Paddling Gourmet Cooking Seminars
Why settle for tasteless freeze-dried meals when you’re out camping or canoeing? Discover how to create gourmet meals using readily available ingredients. Marty Koch, a retired park ranger and accomplished outdoor photographer, will share recipes and tips for main dishes and deserts that are simple to prepare, delicious to eat and easy to clean up after. Marty will be presenting “Shelf Stable Food Prep Recipes for the Great Outdoors”, you won’t want to miss these great presentations! Look for booth 3035.
Check out the seminars schedule page for performance times and dates.
Antique & Classic Boat Display
If you’re a fan of classic boats, or simply appreciate the chance to see a bit of history up close, be sure to visit this exhibit. Step back in time to admire the craftsmanship and beauty of vintage craft presented by the Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society of America.
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Boating & Outdoor Classroom Series
Get tips and advice from the area’s top pros at the Boating and Outdoor Classroom Series. Improve your skills, learn new techniques and more to make the most of your time on the water at informative daily sessions.
You won’t want to miss fishing pros Brent Chapman, Win Stevens, Todd Lewis and Tim Martin, as they shares their knowledge and experience on the latest fishing techniques and tools. Captain BIll Kelley will share the in’s and out’s of locking through a dam, and catch the latest updates on Asian Carp. Outdoor Dan Young will also share some of the latest hunting tips for turkey hunting. This is great stuff!
NEW! Paddler’s Party Cove!
See the latest in paddle sports equipment, live demonstrations and try your paddling skills in Paddler’s Party Cove. Featured seminars include:
- SUP 101—The Basics of the World’s Fastest Growing Sport
- Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
- Kayaking Safety
- Kayak Fishing 101
NEW! Lighthouse and Marina Experience
Turkey Calling and Owl Hooting Workshop/Contest
Learn the secrets of the pros, and compete to win cash and prizes at the Mid-America Open Wild Turkey Calling and Owl Hooting Championships, the largest competition of its kind in the world. Sponsored by the St. Louis Wild Turkey Federation.
Meet Dora the Explorer!
Dora will be on hand to explore the show and ready for adventure! Come and see what great adventures you can have at the show!
Look for Dora from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 9th and Sunday February 10th!
Texas Bass Tank
Get a whole new perspective on fishing—from the viewpoint of the fish! This 12-foot tall, 40-foot long mobile glass aquarium is stocked with native fish so you can watch fish react to and even strike different lures during professional casting demonstrations held daily throughout the show! Presented by Berkley.
FREE Fishing for Kids at Becky Thatcher Trout Pond
There’s no limit to the fun! Catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. It’s all free and available every day of the show.
Parents, take a break! Play area for young outdoor enthusiasts features hands-on activities, face painting, concessions and seating.
Captain Tim and the Gypsy Rose III Landship
Arrgh matees, come on down and get your picture taken with Captain Tim at the Gypsy Rose III Landship.