Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic Features Fishing University, Pro anglers, Seminars, More

While the economy has many people scratching their heads trying to figure out how they can pay their bills and still afford to do things they enjoy, one company is making sure they can. 

Bass Pro Shops is dedicated to ensuring families continue to have fun outdoors through their exciting, educational events such as the Spring Fishing Classic.  Last year, more than 5 million people attended this event at Bass Pro Shops stores across America and Canada and this year promises to be even bigger.  And, it is at a price everyone can afford—free

So you can’t go fishing for peacock bass on the Amazon this year but there are still local lakes and rivers full of fish.  Maybe you can afford that new reel by trading in one of your old ones for a discount.  And, just maybe you can win The Ultimate Family Vacation at Big Cedar® Lodge—America’s premier wilderness resort (retail value $9,300.00–US $9,673.00–Canada) or one of 52 Spring Fishing Packages valued at $580.00 (U.S) $630.00 (Canada)!

The 17-day event begins February 26th and goes until March 14th at 50 of the Bass Pro Shops retail stores in the United States and March 12th through 28th at the Calgary and Toronto stores.  There’s new fishing products to browse through, live demonstrations to see, new tips and techniques to learn, music and entertainment, boat shows, kids events, and, it’s all FREE

Don’t forget to register for The Ultimate Family Vacation at Big Cedar® Lodge or one of the 52 packages being given away that include a baitcasting combo, Bill Dance bag, portable fillet station, a rod and tackle trolley, utility boxes and Berkley® baits.

Anglers will be able to learn the secret techniques and strategies used by the best anglers in the world by attending the FreeFishing University seminars and tank demonstrations going on February 26th through the 28th at the U.S. stores, March 13th-14th in Rocky View (Calgary, Alberta), and March 19th-21st in Vaughan (Toronto, Ontario). 

See and hear experts like 9-time BASS Angler of the Year Roland Martin, 4-time BassMaster Classic Champion Rick Clunn, legendary angler and TV host Bill Dance, America’s favorite fisherman and TV host Jimmy Houston, 2-time BassMaster Classic Champion Kevin VanDam and many more. Canadian customers will enjoy “Facts of Fishing” TV host Dave Mercer.  (Pros, seminar topics, and times vary by store.  Please check individual store schedules by visiting and clicking on the store from drop down box.)

Updated 02-08-2010

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