The Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit has more than 250 different boats on display from 40 manufacturers.
The show features seminars, free with show admission, every hour on five stages.
Nearly every Michigan game fish species will be covered during the event’s four days.
Headlining this year’s seminar lineup are national bass fishing personalities and Michigan residents Kevin VanDam and Mark Zona.
VanDam, a four-time Bassmaster Classic champ and seven time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, will make a special appearance today. Zona, host of “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show” and a regular on several ESPN Outdoors shows, also will make an appearance on Jan. 10.
Joining these two celebrities in the seminar lineup are bass professionals Joe Thomas, Wayne Carpenter, and Gerry Gostenik along with nationally acclaimed walleye experts Mark Martin, Mark Romanack, and Lance Valentine, ice fishing specialist Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, and many other national and local fishing experts.
This year’s show features the largest ice fishing display in the state at the greatly expanded Ultimate Ice Fishing Village.
Along with a shanty truckload sale, there will be a variety of augers, electronics, tackle, and gear for sale.
Manufacturer exhibits from Clam, Otter, Ardisam (Eskimo), Frabill, Striker, and more will be on hand all four days of the show to answer questions and explain the features of their line of ice fishing equipment.
Other highlights of the show include fish cleaning demonstrations, a virtual fishing simulator, a stocked trout pond, fly casting and fly tying lessons, and a shore lunch fish fry.
Show hours are 1-9 p.m. today; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 14. Children under 5 are free. On-site parking is $5.
What: Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit
When: January 9-12, 2020
Where: Suburban Collection Showplace (46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI)
Cost: $12.00 adult
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