Never a Long Line to See Santa !

Santa at Bass Pro Shops East PeoriaDo you know about our Bass Pass System?

We don’t want you to have to wait in line any longer than ½ an hour, so we’ve instituted the Bass Pass system.

Bass Pass at Bass Pro Shops

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If you’re planning on seeing Santa, stop by the bass pass station
(near Santa) the first thing when you get into the store. 


We’ll be handing out bass passes for the next
available
½ hour time slot.

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 That way you can feel free to wander through Santa’s Wonderland, play games, sample fudge, shop, bowl or even grab a bite to eat at Uncle Buck’s. If you plan to bowl or eat, you may want to get a specific time slot, say, for an hour or an hour and a half away. That’s just fine too!

Mondays through Thursdays are always lighter in Santa's Wonderland  traffic compared to Fridays and Saturdays.  

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SANTA'S WONDERLAND SCHEDULE 
 

Dates FREE Photos FREE Crafts FREE Games & Activities
November 15 -
December 6

Monday – Friday
3-8pm
Saturday
10am-8pm
Sunday
Noon-5pm
 

Monday – Friday
5-7pm
Saturday & Sunday
Noon -5pm
Everyday
Open – Close
December 7 -
December 23
Everyday
10am-8pm
Monday – Friday
5-7pm
Saturday & Sunday
Noon -5pm
 
Everyday
Open – Close
SPECIAL HOURS
November 28
December 24
 
10am-5pm 3 -5pm Open – Close
Store closes @6pm

SPECIAL HOURS
Black Friday
November 29

 

10am-5pm 3 -5pm Open – Close
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Event @BassProPeoria !

JOIN US FOR OUR FREE HALLOWEEN EVENT!
October 24-31, 2014 

Halloween Photo Op @BassProPeoria Fairy Princess and seven dogs

We have crafts, free 4 x 6 photos, weeknight giveaways, weekend scavenger hunts - with prizes and on Halloween, we also have Trick-or-Treating and a Costume Parade!

FREE 4 X 6 PHOTO

  • Weeknights 5-8pm
  • Weekends 12-5pm

One free photo will be printed. Additional packages are available for purchase. Packages are printed in the store and delivered to the checkout lanes within about 15 minutes of your photo being taken. 

 

FREE CRAFTS  

  • Weeknights 5-8 pm, Decorate a Stuffed Owl
  • Weekends 12-5pm, Decorate a felt Jack-O-Lantern 
  • Halloween Only 4-8pm Decorate a tiny Real-Pumpkin!
    * while supplies last

WEEKNIGHT GIVEAWAYS!*   

The 1st 100 kids to have their picture taken each weeknight will receive a a pair of glow-in-the-dark glasses!   

SCAVENGER HUNT

SATURDAY & SUNDAY only! 1-2 pm & 3-4pm

COSTUME PARADE

Halloween Night only! 6PM

TRICK-OR-TREATING

Halloween Night only! 4-8pm
All 6 trick-or-treat stations are marked with balloons for easier locating.

 

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East Peoria, IL

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Spring Fishing Classic 2014 Next Generation Weekend!

 March 15 & 16 Kid's Weekend at our Spring Fishing Classic 2014 !  

 

Activities: 12-5pm (see workshops for specific times)Free Photo and Certificate at Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, Spring Fishing Classic


Bass Pro Shops, Spring Fishing Classic, Catch & Release PondBrand New / Larger
Free Craft at Bass Pro Shops East Peoria Spring Fishing ClassicCATCH & RELEASE POND


FREE 4 x 6 PHOTO in certificate


CRAFT: Wood Fish magnet 


Kids giveaway tackle box at the East Peoria Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing ClassicGIVEAWAY: The first 150 kids to complete
the punch card each day, will receive a
little tackle box. Compete card by participating in the catch and release pond and doing the craft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Workshops for Kids! March 15 & 16 at 2:30 & 4:30    

Bass Pro Shops, Spring Fishing Classic, Think Like a Fish Kid's Workshop

 

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"Thinking Like a Fish"  We'll be teaching kids what causes a fish to think like a fish, and that alone, will give them insight to become the best fisher people they can be!

We'll cover topics such as where do they live, what do they eat and where
you might best them hanging out.

 

We'll also cover fishing equipment and safety and handing out Youth Journals to the participants as well!

Women's Beginning Fishing  Workshop!      March 15 at 3pm  Jim Crowely conducting seminar at Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria

 

Join JIM CROWLEY for our new seminar that designed just for the ladies!
 

We’ll teach you about spin casters and bait casters, fishing line, knots,  lures and worms. The workshop will be followed by a question and answer time. Your instructor will make sure to hang out in the fishing department so he’ll be available in case you want more help before or after the seminar!


Giveaways: 1st 50 seminar attendees to attend will receive a SFC tumbler.
Drawing: Ladyfish spinning rod/reel combo

 

Jim will also be delivering tank demonstrations on both days!



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The Spring Fishing Classic 2014 Seminar Schedule!

Please join us for the Spring Fishing Classic 2014!


******     February 28 - March 16  -  It's 3 weeks of fun/education and yes, even sales!     ******

 

On Friday, Feb 28, we'll have 3 (count them THREE) National Pros with seminars!
Pros will be in the store 5pm -close (9pm) on the 28th.

 

Captain Dale Stroschein

 

Just a handful of the covers in which Capt Dale Strochein has been featured.

 

Prior to chartering full time and maintaining his resort, Dale fished competitively on the Professional Walleye Trail for 12 years-each year qualifying for the national championship. He was the only angler to hold Big Fish records simultaneously for both the PWT and NAWA circuits.

 

These represent just a handful of the covers that have featured Captain Dale Strochein!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Scanlon

Casey Scanlon Champion Trophy

 

Competing since  he was a teen - at age 15 he won his first club tournament! Casey Scanlon went on to plave 1st place in the 2012 Bass Pro Shops Central Open #2

Follow this link to Casey's articles on fishing lowland grass resevoirs.

 

Casey Scanlon B.A.S.S. numbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Parsons

Chase Parsons with FLW trophy

 

Chase boasts a number of Pro Walleye Tour (PWT) top-tens, Rookie of the Year honors in 2005 and a tournament win at Lake Oahe, S.D. in 2011.

 

Chase Parsons at winning check presentation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Professional walleye fisherman Chase Parsons is presented with the $50,000 cash prize for winning the FLW National Guard walleye tournament on Lake Oahe in South Dakota.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

March  1st & 2nd Seminars

 

Jim Crowley

Jim Crowley conducting fish tank demonstration at East Peoria Bass Pro Shops.

 We've got Jim Crowely of Hook & Hunt TV.com for the entire weekend! You don't want to be late for his 3:00 seminar - he's starting out with a short video of out-takes from his show.

 Jim Crowley, Hook & Hunt TV.com

 

 

 

 

The following Seminar and Tank Demonstrations will be held on both Saturday and Sunday:

11:00 Tank Demo: How to use lures to haul in the big ones.

1:00 Bass Class 101 - The Spring Connection

3:00 Tank Demo: How to use lures to haul in the big ones.

 

Local Pros Weekend      March 7 - 9

 
 
Seminars: Friday 7pm
Saturday and Sunday: Seminars will begin at 11am each day
 

1st 25 seminar attendees to attend a Saturday or Sunday (3/8 & 3/9) Seminar will receive a SFC tumbler!

Friday     

March 7  

 
  7pm Flipping and Pitching for Bass
Saturday   March 8 & 9   
& Sunday     11am Locating Bass in New Waters
  1pm Topwater Techniques for Bass
  2pm Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass
  3pm Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter?
  4pm Become a Smallmouth Specialist
  5pm Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass

  

"Thinking Like a Fish"      Workshops for Kids!  March 15 & 16 at 2:30 & 4:30    

 

 

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We'll be teaching kids what causes a fish to think like a fish, and that alone, will give them insight to become the best fisher people they can be!

We'll cover topics such as where do they live, what do they eat and where you might best them hanging out.

 

We'll also cover fishing equipment and safety!

                                                                                                                               

Women's Beginning Fishing  Workshop!      March 15 at 3pm  Jim Crowely conducting seminar at Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria

 

Join JIM CROWLEY for our new seminar that designed just for the ladies!
 

We’ll teach you about spin casters and bait casters, fishing line, knots,  lures and worms. The workshop will be followed by a question and answer time. Your instructor will make sure to hang out in the fishing department so he’ll be available in case you want more help before or after the seminar!


Giveaways: 1st 50 seminar attendees to attend will receive a SFC tumbler.
Drawing: Ladyfish spinning rod/reel combo

 

Jim will also be delivering tank demonstrations on both days!



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Crappie Madness 2014

Crappie Madness 2014

 

In addition to the Crappie Madness sale, we have
the following Special Event going on!

 

Crappie Seminar times at East Peoria Bass Pro Shops

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Second Weekend: Local Pros  

 

From Prairie State Outdoors 

 

May 17, 2013 at 03:32 PM

 

Humphreys win Springfield Crappie Club tournament

 The team of Greg and Luke Humphrey took first place in the Springfield Crappie Club tournament on Lake Springfield May 11 with the weight was 5.96 pounds.

Luke Humphrey also caught the big fish of the day weighting at 1.56 pounds.

 

Crappie Madness SweepsFree Travel Mug to the 1st 25 people to each of these advertised seminars!

Bass Pro Shops travel mug giveaway

Styles may vary.

 


 



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 Bass Pro Shops Fish Fryer

 

  

Fried Fish Samples

2-5pm

Saturdays

February 8 & 15

 

 

 

 

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Kids Catch and Release Pond at Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria

Just For Kids!

It'sthe Catch and Release Pond!

For ONE DAY ONLY!

Kids come and try your hand at fishing right here in the store! We've got the poles and we'll even bait the hook for you!

 

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FREE Photo Download!

Pose for the picture and we'll give you a locator card so that you can go online, grab your picture and download it to your computer. From there you can email it to the grandparents (or the buddy who would be so envious), share it on facebook, make it your desktop background or even have it professionally printed/mounted or framed! Anything you want, it's copyright free.

Crappie Madness Free Photo Download from Bass Pro Shops

 
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Bass Pro Shops Crappie Madness Affliliates


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It's the 2013 Fall Fishing Event!

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Dates & Times: Saturdays, September 21 & 28     &    
Sundays, September 22 & 29   Noon-4pm

Fishing Seminars

Saturdays 9/21 & 9/28, 2013

  • Fish Hatcheries – From Hatcheries to Lakes     1pm
    • Visit with the Jake Wolf Hatcheries staff Mark Sarti (22st) and Tom Hays (29th).
    • Learn more about fish hatcheries and how our lakes are stocked.
       
  • What You Should Know About Fishing Using Electronics         2pm
    • Learn how to use your GPS to find the best catch.
       
  • Best Baits; Baits That Work For Successful Fall Fishing       3pm
    • Visit with experts on what’s hot in baits for fall.

Sundays 9/22 & 9/29, 2013Rob Hilsabeck, IDNR Fisheries Biologist

  • Area Fishing; What You Should Know   1pm
    • Visit with the IDNR’s Fisheries Biologists Wayne Herndon (22st) and Rob Hilsabeck (29th).
  • Expert Tips; Best Fall Fishing Practices   2pm
    • Learn about local fishing and selecting the right equipment.
       
  • Changing Water Conditions; How It Effects Fishing      3pm
    • Water conditions change when weather shifts. Attend this seminar to learn the effects.
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Seminar Giveaway:   Fishing Towel Giveaway to first 50 Customers to attend 2pm Seminars each day!

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Kids Activities

Boy & girl at Bass Pro Shops Catch & Release pond.CATCH & RELEASE POND  
Noon-4pm each weekend day of the event

 

BEGINNING FISHING FOR KIDS WORKSHOP! 
Noon – 1pm each weekend day of the eventMike Rolen conducting kid's seminar

  • Learn the basics of fishing.
     
  • This class will include hands-on casting instructions.
     
  • Kids that complete the workshop will receive a Bass Pro Shops Kids Fishing Team certificate and a free pair of sunglasses!

 

FREE PHOTO DOWNLOAD
Noon-4pm each weekend day of the event
It's You At the Lake! backdrop. We'll take your photo and you go online for your free download.

CRAFT 
1-3pm each weekend  day of the event
Color Your Own Tackle Box!
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Hometown Festival - 100% FREE Event!

Bass Pro Shops prize wheel3 balloonsYou won’t have to wonder where the Hometown Festival is – we’re marking its location with pennants and balloons!

Lots of great family activities going on – inside! So no matter what the weather gives us that weekend, we’re sure to give you that Hometown Festival fit for the whole family. But our Festival is entirely FREE!
 

Four PRIZE WHEEL activities
(complete all four & spin the prize wheel!) 
 
•Bass Pro Shops BB Range
•Metal detector treasure hunt
•Casting buckets
•Duck Pond/pick a duck, win a prize

 

Pick a duck game pond at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops / Daisy Shooting Range

 

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•1:30pm Smokin’ – Tips for successful meat smoking
•2:30pm
Outdoor Grilling – Choosing the right grill
•3:30pm
Dutch Oven Cooking – Tips for outdoor cooking

Photo download image #14 Tony Stewart Car

 

 

Product Demos & Bass Pro Shops Food Samples 

Photo Op!

How would you like to be in the driver's seat of the # 14 Tony Stewart car? Well, okay, can't help you there, but we can get you a free photo download that makes it look like you're behind the wheel!

 

We've Got Festival Food!

          Hot Dogs 1-4pm each day!
         
Homemade Ice Cream 4-5pm each day!
 

Color a duck craftGiveaways!

We're giving away THREE 25.00 Gift Cards each day
 

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Face Painting
Craft
Coloring sheets


Hometown Festival Nascar Sprint Sweepstakes

 small balloon floats

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Our Largest Hunting Sale of the Season!!!!

It’s that time already!!!! It’s time for our Fall Hunting Sale and Event. Between the seminars, sales, trade-ins, and special savings too, you’re sure to feed your hunting fever and get yourself primed for the season. This 3 week event begins Friday, August 2 and runs through August 18, 2013!

TRADE IN Days Schedule: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bass Pro Shops Bow & Crossbow Trade-In!

August 2-7    Bow Trade-In

August 8-13   Scope Trade-In

August 14-18  Binocular and
Range Finder Trade-In

Bow Trade in values

 

 

Bass Pro Shops Scope Trade In!Bass Pro Shops Binocular & Rangefinder Trade in! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bass Pro Shops 2nd Amendment Instant Savings!~~~~~


Also, during the 2013 Fall Hunting Classic, customers who purchase any in-stock gun or safe using their Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Rewards credit card August 2-11 are eligible to receive an instant discount equal to the tax rate on their gun or safe purchase.

 

If you don’t yet have a BPS Outdoor Rewards Credit Card, make sure to apply so that you will receive not only this benefit, but also 10% off your entire first purchase (after the tax rebate is applied).

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Hunting Pros appearances and seminars
for Sunday August 4, 2013
 

1pm    

Deceiving the Wild Turkey
with  BILLY YARGUS

MAD® Gold Staff Member   
2pm

Bowhunting Big Whitetails  
with BILL EPEARDS:

Mossy Oak® Pro Staff                   
3pm

Competition Shooting 
with DOUG KOENIG:

World's Best All-Around Shooter,
RedHead® Pro Hunting Team Member/2013 Member,
Team Safariland™     

            Bass Pro Shops Hunting Pros Schedule for East Peoria, IL

                             

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August 9, 10 & 11 is our Hunter’s Appreciation Weekend!

 

Friday, August 9
6:30 pm Tips for Bow Hunting
7: 30 pm Tactics for Hunting Deer
   
Saturday, August 10
1:30 pm Shed Hunting: How to Successfully Hunt for Sheds
2:30 pm From the Field to the Table: How to Cook Tender Deer Meat
3:30 pm Local Hunting Tips and Techniques
4:30 pm Exploring the Shooting Sports: Introduction to Competitive Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun and 3-Gun Shooting
 5:30 pm Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Choosing the Correct Camouflage Clothing
   
Sunday, August 11
1:30 pm   Exploring the Shooting Sports: Introduction to Competitive Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun and 3-Gun Shooting
2:30 pm Tactics for Hunting Deer
3:30 pm Local Hunting Tips and Techniques
4:30 pm What’s new in Scent Control
5:30 pm Tips for Game Camera Placement


Bass Pro Shops Daily Specials during our biggest Hunting Sale!

 

Make sure to attend our Seminars
and take advantage of
the Daily Specials! 
     
     

Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic East Peoria, IL Calendar

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Then August 17 & 18 is our Next Generation Weekend! A weekend set aside for the kids right here at
your
East Peoria, IL Bass Pro Shops!

 

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Sharing the Sport: Tips for Introducing Kids to Fishing

First fishing tripDads, take time to take your kids fishing.  Don’t put off another fishing trip with your son or daughter.  It can be the most rewarding thing that you have ever done. 

I had the opportunity to take my 2 year old for the first time about a month ago.  I had been waiting for this day for a long time.  We had a VERY successful first trip out! 

Almost every other cast had a fish on the end of the line and my son was screaming with glee;
“Lets get another one Daddy!!”. 
He held his fish up with pride and a sense of accomplishment.  It was one of the best days of my life as a father. 

Watching my son fall in love with this great sport was priceless!  There are some easy steps to make that first fishing trip memorable:

 

First fish!

 

 

 

 

1. Make sure that you take your child to a place that you know you can catch fish.  Sometimes this can be difficult, and it may take some advance scouting.  We are fortunate to have friends that have a fully stocked lake.  Make sure that you have easy access to the water also. I haven't been, but I've been told that Banner Marsh has a great fishing pond for kid's. They keep it well stocked and you can't fish there if you don't have a kid with you.

 

 

Taking the kids fishing. Looking at those faces let's you know that it was so worth the time.

 

 

2. Have Patience.  If the fishing is slow, don’t get frustrated.  Make sure that you keep a positive upbeat attitude or your child may become frustrated.

 

3. Don’t plan an all day trip.  Especially in young children, their attention span is short.  Make sure that you set aside a couple of hours in the morning or evening when the weather is not so hot.  Let the child dictate how long the trip will last.  When they are ready to go,  take them home,  don’t force them to stay.

 

4. Keep it simple.  A rod, reel, bobbers, and worms is all that you need.  Along with a pair of pliers and a fish basket if you’re keeping fish.

 

Take lots of photos.5. Don’t take a rod of your own.  This is probably the hardest step for most fathers.  Leave all of your personal rods at home and put all of the focus on your child.    Bait the hook for them if they can’t and make sure that you help them take the fish off and get used to holding and touching it.

 

6. Take lots of photos.  It is so important to capture memories with your children.  My sons love to look at pictures that we have taken on our phones.  It also gets them excited for the next trip.

 

I hope these tips have helped.  As always,  we are always here to help at the East Peoria, IL Bass Pro Shops.  Our team will be more than happy to assist in any fishing trip that you have coming up, big or small.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY
Josh Catour, Fishing/Camping GSM

I had been waiting for this day for a long time.

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Family Summer Camp 2013 !!!

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp logo

 

It's that time
of year!
It's time for
Family Summer Camp
right here at
Bass Pro Shops!


Every Saturday, Sunday,
Tuesday and Thursday

June 8 - July 14, 2013

 

12 – 5pm
unless otherwise noted

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Activities:

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp - Daisy bb gun shotting range

Bass Pro Shops Casting BusketsDaisy BB Gun
inflatable
shooting range

 
 


Casting Buckets

 Bass Pro Shops Shooting Arcade
Soft Foam Shooting Arcade

 

Ice Cream Sampling
Workshops! 
 

(See Schedule below)

 

Crafts (different craft each week)
12-2pm 

 

Homemade Ice Cream Saturdays Only! 5-6pm

 

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 Each family will receive a Field and Stream Summer Sun Guide.Field and Stream Family Summer Guide Bass Pro Shops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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Workshops!!!
Each child will receive ONE free lanyard and then earn a FREE pin at the completion of every workshop they complete! There are 9 different workshops to attend, each is offered more than once per week to better accommodate everyone’s family schedule.

 

Tuesday's Schedule
Noon Bird Watching 
1:00 Fishing 
2:00 Archery
3:00 Outdoor Discovery 
4:00 Backyard Adventure 

Thursday’s Schedule
Noon Archery
1:00 Shooting & Hunting
2:00 Wildlife Exploration
3:00 Water Safety
4:00 Camping

Saturday’s Schedule 
Noon Fishing 
1:00 Water Safety 
2:00 Hunting & Shooting 
3:00 Outdoor Discovery 
4:00 Bird Watching 
Sunday’s Schedule
Noon Hunting & Shooting
1:00 Archery
2:00 Wildlife Adventure
3:00 Camping
4:00 Backyard Adventure

 

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Crafts !!!
A different craft every week! Craft hours 12-2 each day of camp.

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp Crafts by week


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Additional Activities: Bass Pro Shops Catch and Release fishing pond

FIRST TWO WEEKENDS ONLY!

12-5pm


Catch and Release Pond
Bass Pro Shops FREE photos


Free Photo with Dad! (Dad is not required to have your photo taken and printed)

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Thinking Outside the Boat

Fishing manager Josh Catour in Ascend kayakThis past week I finally had the opportunity that I had been waiting for.  Jake,  our Hunting Manager at the store, and I finally had the day off together.  Jake is leaving for the Anchorage,  Alaska store very soon and he wanted to get me out in a kayak to fish.  I am a guy that doesn’t like to sit down when I fish.  I like to stand up and be able to see down into the water and be able to “cross the eyes” of the fish I hook into.  So, I was pretty skeptical when it came to kayak fishing.

After about 20 minutes of being in the kayak I was able to cast and paddle and actually do some fishing.  Two things I learned from the start;  Number 1 is Kayaks are actually very stable,  I was able to cast, paddle, and land fish with no problem.  And 2, sitting on the water brings  a whole different perspective to fishing.  I was a lot more aware of the things around me.  I could enjoy the outdoors a lot more, relaxing in the kayak and fishing, without having to worry about running a motor. 

Needless to say, I can’t wait for my next kayak fishing trip!  There are some HUGE advantages of kayak fishing compared to fishing from a motor driven boat:

Hunting manager Jake Fergesen in Ascend kayak

Affordability:  An Ascend fishing kayak from Bass Pro will cost around $700,  this includes your paddle and paddling vest.  Compared to a jon boat with motor that will cost thousands.  No more spending money on gas for the motor either.

Access to Water:  You need just 6 inches of water to launch a loaded kayak (300 to 400 lbs).  Think of all of those hard to get to places that you could never get to in your boat or those undiscovered creeks where a fish has never seen a lure.  No more waiting in line at the boat ramp either.

Stealth:  Once you learn to paddle,  you can get right on top of the fish.  On those sunny clear water days you won’t have to worry about spooking the fish with the trolling motor or staying way off the bank to cast.  With the quietness of the kayak you become a lot more aware of your surroundings and can really enjoy nature the way God intended.

Maintenance:   Or lack thereof.  The beauty of the fishing kayak is the simplicity of owning one.  There is no oil, no gas, no engine maintenance, no winterization, and most of the time, no trailer to worry about.  Kayaks can be stored in a garage without having to leave a car out.  You can throw a kayak in the back of a pick up or strap it to the roof of a car.  The low maintenance of a kayak also helps you to be able to get on the water more often,  which is always a good thing!

Health Benefits:  Paddling a kayak around all day will help to build back, arm, shoulder,  and chest strength.  Being  in the outdoors and fishing also helps to boost morale.  My soul just feels at ease when I can get outdoors and get on the water.

Come by and see us in the East Peoria, IL Bass Pro Shops Camping department.  Our staff is eager to help with any of your kayaking needs.

Josh Catour
Fishing/Camping GSM
Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria

 

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It's the Kid's Weekend at our Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors Event!

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For 2 days only!    
~ May 25 & 26 ~      
11am - 5pm

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Hey kids! Are you ready to Go Outdoors?! After you attend this event, you’ll be excited to get out there and have an awesome summer!
 

Seminars:       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Seminars at Go Outdoors Kids Weekend, Bass Pro Shops


11:00am Safe Passage
1:30pm Kid’s Geocaching
2:00pm Safe Passage
2:00pm Fish Feeding
3:30am Safe Passage
4:00pm Kid’s Geocaching

 

12:30pm, 2:30pm & 4:30pm Priorities of Survival
This is the same workshop as we conducted in the first weekend of grown-up seminars.
The kid’s are most welcome to attend, but this
workshop is not specifically designed for them.   

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Bass Pro Shops / Daisy Shooting RangeFree Photo Download at Bass Pro Shops Go Outdoors

     Activities:   11am – 4pm


 

  • Bass Pro Shops Daisy Shooting Range
     
  • Metal Detector Treasure Hunt
     
  • Scavenger Hunt
     
  • Free Downloadable Photo
     
  • 12pm – 4 pm Craft: Color a BPS logo water bottle
     
  • & a coloring sheet is available

 

 

 

 

 

 

After completing the activities, kids get a (really cool) Flashing Clip!
(While supplies last.)

 

We'll see you here!

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The Oakley / GoPro Sweepstakes !

The Oakley / GoPro Sweepstakes !"Oakley/ GoPro SWEEPSTAKES”

So, do you remember the blog from a couple of weeks ago? The one where I wrote about the GoPro HERO3 camera? Well in this sweepstakes (5/17/13- 5/27/13) we're giving one away! No kidding! Read on for more info on the entire prize packages.

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Each store is giving away a
Go Outdoors Prize Package consisting of:

One pair of Oakley®
Flak Jacket® Sunglasses,
and one GoPro HERO3Camera.
The total approximate retail value
of the prize is US$549.

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Then there's also a Grand Prize Package consisting of:  a trip for winner and one guest to attend the U.S. Open Surf event in Huntington Beach, CA, during the dates of July 25-28, 2013. Prize consists of round trip coach air transportation from the major commercial airport closest to winner’s residence and use of a rental car (winner or winner’s guest must be eligible and comply with rental company’s terms and conditions or this portion of the prize will be forfeited); standard double-occupancy hotel accommodations for 3 days/3 nights (Sponsor will cover a maximum of US$7,000 in air travel, rental car and hotel costs); and attendance to select events at the U.S. Open Surf event Total combined approximate retail value of prize is US$7,000.

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Stop on in to the store and enter before it's too late! 

Last day to enter is Monday, May 27, 2013. 

We'll be drawing for our winner on Tuesday May 28, 2013.

 

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aqua facebook iconThis sweeps in in conjunction with our Go Outdoors Event and Sale!
You can see the complete sales ad here: Go Outdoors!

For the complete seminar, ATV obstacle course information and the Kid's Weekend Schedule,

please visit our Facebook page.

 

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Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL

 

OFFICIAL RULES

1. ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (“U.S.”) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.

Employees of Bass Pro Intellectual Property, L.L.C., a Missouri Limited Liability Company; Bass Pro Shops Canada

(Calgary), Inc., a Canadian corporation; and Bass Pro Shops Canada, Inc., an Ontario corporation (the “Sponsors”), and their respective subsidiaries, agencies, affiliates and members of the immediate families (spouses and parents, siblings, children and their spouses and in-laws) and persons living in the same household of such individuals are not eligible. Void in Quebec and where prohibited.

2. TO ENTER: You may enter two ways:

In-Store: Entry forms are available at participating Bass Pro Shops locations. To enter, complete an official entry form or hand print your name, complete address, daytime phone number, email address and date of birth on a 3”x5” piece of paper and deposit it in an official ballot box at one of the participating Bass Pro Shops locations between the following dates: In the U.S., 5/17/13 through close of business on 5/27/13. In Canada, 5/11/13 through close of business on 5/20/13.

Online: You may also enter by visiting www.basspro.com/gooutdoors (“Web Site”), beginning at 12:00 am CT on 5/17/13 in the U.S., 5/11/13 in Canada (excluding Quebec). Complete the appropriate entry form and submit as directed. Entries must be received by Web Site’s server by 11:59 pm CT on 5/27/13 for U.S. entries, and 11:59 pm CT on 5/20/13 for Canada entries. Web Site’s server is the official clock for this promotion.

LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PER METHOD OF ENTRY. No mechanical reproductions permitted.

 

3. DRAWINGS/PRIZES:

FIRST PRIZES: On or about 5/28/13, a random drawing will be conducted by each participating U.S. Bass Pro Shops location’s management from among all eligible entries received at that particular location. On or about 5/21/13, a random drawing will be conducted by each participating Canada Bass Pro Shops location’s management from among all eligible entries received at that particular location. On or about 5/31/13, a random drawing will also be conducted by Promotion Mechanics, Inc., an independent judging organization, from among all eligible entries received online.

Each drawing will award the following prize: a Go Outdoors Prize Package consisting of one pair of Oakley® Flak Jacket® Sunglasses, and one GoPro HERO3Camera. The total approximate retail value of the prize is US$549. The specific items are to be selected by Sponsor.

GRAND PRIZE: On or about 6/24/13, a random drawing will be conducted by Promotion Mechanics, Inc., an independent judging organization, from among all eligible in-store and online entries combined to award the following prize:

(1) Grand Prize: a trip for winner and one guest to attend the U.S. Open Surf event in Huntington Beach, CA, during the dates of July 25-28, 2013. Prize consists of round trip coach air transportation from the major commercial airport closest to winner’s residence and use of a rental car (winner or winner’s guest must be eligible and comply with rental company’s terms and conditions or this portion of the prize will be forfeited); standard double-occupancy hotel accommodations for 3 days/3 nights (Sponsor will cover a maximum of US$7,000 in air travel, rental car and hotel costs); and attendance to select events at the U.S. Open Surf event Total combined approximate retail value of prize is US$7,000. Actual value will be determined by winner’s residence and seasonal rates. Any difference between the actual value and the stated value will not be awarded. All taxes on the prize and expenses not specified are winner’s sole responsibility. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary, and must comply with all security requirements. If winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, he/she must travel with his/her parent/legal guardian. All travel, accommodations and events are subject to availability, change, and certain restrictions. If any portion of prize is cancelled or postponed, the remaining portion of the prize will be awarded as complete and final and no compensation will be offered. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor, and as otherwise stated in these rules. All travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s corporate travel department. If winner cannot accept prize as stated, prize will be forfeited in its entirety and awarded to an alternate winner.

Winners will be notified by telephone and/or mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Canadian residents, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question. Odds of winning First Prize will be determined by the number of eligible entries received at each store and online. Odds of winning Grand Prize will be determined by the number of eligible entries received overall.

4. GENERAL: Taxes on prizes and expenses not specified, including transportation to and from the departure airport, are the sole responsibility of winners. By participating, entrants agree (a) to these rules and decisions of judges which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives (the “Releasees”) from any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses, liability, losses or damages of any kind resulting from their participation in the promotion or their acceptance, use or misuse of a prize, including liability for personal injury or death; (c) if a winner, to the use by any of the Releasees of name and/or photograph for advertising and publicity purposes without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so, and to the announcement of their name, city and state; and (d) that Sponsor and its agents have not made any representation, warranty or guaranty, in whole or in part, in law or in fact, relative to the prize. Winners may be required to complete an affidavit or declaration of eligibility and liability release and (where legal) a publicity release, and W9 Form, which must be returned within the time period specified by Sponsor or an alternate winner may be selected. The value of the prize will be taxable to prize winner as income if the winner is a U.S. resident. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification of winner and selection of an alternate winner. Grand Prize winner is responsible for all required travel documents and any travel insurance. Once travel documents are issued, travel arrangements may not be changed without the approval of Sponsor, which may be withheld for any reason whatsoever. Releasees are not responsible and shall not be liable for: (a) any telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries; (b) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; (c) late, lost, illegible, postage-due, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries or mail; and (d) any condition caused by events that may cause the promotion to be disrupted or corrupted. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the sweepstakes or any portion thereof should viruses, bugs, or other causes corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the promotion; in which case prize will be awarded via a random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. In case of dispute, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address used to participate at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In no event will Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of your access to and use of the internet site www.basspro.com/gooutdoors or other sites promoting the sweepstakes or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from said sites. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on this site is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Web site. Entries become the property of Sponsor. No prize transfer. No prize substitution except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

5. ARBITRATION/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion, or any prize awarded, or the determination of the winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective, in Greene County, Missouri, (b) any and all claims, judgements and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this promotion but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant will be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages (other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses), and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and/or Sponsor in connection with the promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Missouri, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in Greene County, Missouri.

6. PRIVACY POLICY: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Web Site.

7. WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 7/31/13 to: Bass Pro Shops "U.S. Open Surf" Sweepstakes Winners, PMI Station, P.O. Box 750, Southbury, CT 06488-0750.

Sponsors: Bass Pro Intellectual Property, L.L.C., a Missouri Limited Liability Company, 2500 E. Kearney, Springfield, MO 65898, USA.
Bass Pro Shops Canada (Calgary), Inc., a Canadian corporation, 2500 E. Kearney, Springfield, MO 65898, USA.
Bass Pro Shops Canada, Inc., an Ontario corporation, 2500 E. Kearney, Springfield, MO 65898, USA.
Administrator: Promotion Mechanics, Inc., 87 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470, USA.

 

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The Ultimate Adventure Camera - the Go Pro Hero 3

Go Pro Hero3 video and still cameraWith the rain of the past week, I’ve had the occasion to go through the photos of my yesteryear, very quickly. After having Go Pro Hero3 in housing unitrescued them, I now have them laying all over my house to dry. I came across some blurry, underwater photos that I remember having been “state of the art” in their day.

I was a kid. I had an underwater camera. I was cool.

Looking at those photos now, I’ve decided they aren’t worth the space they’ll take to dry out and it was just time to let them go.

Then, this morning I walked past the Go Pro Hero3 Camera display. I watched the video that was showing there and starting thinking about my tax return… And you should always do a little something nice for yourself when the tax return comes in right? I mean, it is for the family after all. I could go from yesterday’s cool kid to today’s family hero! I found more videos online too.

So doing a little research, I’ve found out that I think I really, really need this camera!

With high quality, professional, high-def videos and 11 MP still photos in a completely waterproof camera?
I thought “Wait. What? Seriously?” I read that it captures video in 1080p at 30 frames per second, 960p at 48 fps or 720p at 60 fps. That’s the Silver Edition, with the Black Edition the capture rates jump exponentially.

Okay so then I figured out that although you can hold this camera if you want to, it’s hands free capabilities Go Pro Hero3 accessoriesare really selling me. The store has all kinds of mounting accessories, depending on the type of outdoor adventure you enjoy. There’s a roll bar strap and a handlebar mount (depending upon the number of wheels you’re sporting); a tripod mount and a suction cup; and, these sound like particular fun- a head strap and a chest strap (I’m thinking kayak, skiing, and I’m wondering what it would be like off a diving board. Hmm.)

It’s a rugged little thing too, housed in polycarbonate. It’s shock and waterproof up to 197’ (a feature I’m quite sure I’ll never test to its fullest.) It looks like it accepts up to 64 GB microSD card but that’s not included, so I’ll be picking up one or maybe two of those as well.Go Pro Hero3 camera front view

This little camera has Wi-fi capabilities and can be controlled remotely. I see where the remote is sold separately from the Silver edition but it’s included in the Black series. But, get this, there’s also a smart phone/tablet ap. You can control the camera’s shutter with your phone!  Ha! Ha ha! (I’m picturing having the camera sitting inconspicuously … so yea well, never mind.  There’s also time lapse settings. You can set it for every 1/2 second to every 60 seconds (gorgeous sunsets across the water are the first thing that comes to mind with that 60 second option – of course trying to get everyone in for a group photo could create an awesome series of funny moments captured forever in time.)

 

Sunset on the water animationI’d have given anything to have had this camera on one particular canoe trip. It was a bird-singing, gentle breeze in-the-hair, light bit-of-fishing kind of morning that ended up with an all-out-pushing against-the-white-caps, sore-muscle, wiping-the-rain out of your eyes, few-mile-trip back to the shore kind of afternoon. One of the best days of my life.

Bonnie Cannon, Promotions
Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL

 

 

 

 

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Kid's Outdoor Skills Challenge!

For two weekends only! April 20 & 21 and 27 & 28  Noon - 4pm

Bring the family on out for this fun kid's challenge where the kid's will have fun while they show off and/or learn some important outdoor skills!

Except in the event of rain, all activities will be taking place outdoors.

The Challenges -

Bass Pro Shops East PeoriaCasting:  Casting for accuracy is changing this year. This time the target will be a floating hula-hoop in the pond out front!  

Backpack packing: We’ll have backpack worthy and backpack-unworthy items available for the kids will race each other to pack their bag with the appropriate items!Kid's outdoor archery barn at Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL

Archery: Like in the past, we’ll set the outdoor range up in the parking lot.  Kids will take aim at balloons, which is fun no matter what your age!

Knots: Learning to tie a proper knot is essential when camping or enjoying the outdoors. Kids will learn to make knots around a dowel rod. They will be able to take their string and the helpful knot tying card with them!

  Lighted wristband giveaway from Bass Pro Shops


 

The first 100 kids to complete the challenges each day will receive
a lighted Bass Pro Shops wristband!

 

 

The Bass Pro Shops prize wheel!


 

 

Then, Spin the Prize Wheel!

After completing the challenges, all kids will get to spin the Prize Wheel!

 

  


 

The Crafts:

   
dragonfly craft at Bass Pro Shops Kid's Challenge Weekend Foam Creature craft at Bass Pro Shops Kid's Challenge Weekend owl craft
Saturday April 20   
Dragon Fly craft 

Sunday April 21     
Animal Craft 

Saturday & Sunday  
April 27 & 28    
Color an Owl mask


 Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL

 

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The Easter Bunny, Crafts and Egg Hunts, Oh My!!!

Easter Bunny comes to East Peoria Bass ProFor 2 weekends and 1 week only! Get a free photo of your child (or your family) with the Easter Bunny!

Saturdays & Sundays, March 23-24 & 30-31 1-4pm
Weekdays, March 25-29, 6-8pm

And that's not all!

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The Easter Egg Hunt is held on the weekends only -colored eggs

Dates: March 23-24 & March 30-31. The age range is 2 -10 years.

Times:The hunt runs for 1 hour maximum. Plan to arrive between 12:30 and 1:00pm to register.The Hunt itself will run from @1-2pm.

Upon registration, each child will receive a bag to collect eggs and a listing of the departments participating in the hunt. Each child will collect an egg from each of the five departments and will return to the registration table to collect their candy! The child may take the plastic eggs home too.


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 Make an Easter Bunny Frame at East Peoria Bass Pro Shops
make a bunny magnet at East Peoria Bass Pro ShopsCrafts for the Kids
Dates: Saturday & Sunday March 23-24
Times: 1-4pm, while supplies last
Make a Bunny Magnet

 

 Make a Scratch Art Egg Craft at East Peoria Bass Pro Shops

Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 29, 30-31
Times: 1-4pm, while supplies last
Create a Bunny Frame or a Scratch Art Egg Craft

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FREE Photo with the Easter Bunny !!!
There is no age range for photos. In fact, there is no species range either! Many pets like to sit next to the Easter Bunny and have their photo taken as well. Please keep an eye on your pet for any signs of uncomfortable-ness around the bunny.
Dates: March 23-31
Times: Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4pm
           Monday – Friday are 6pm-8pm

Free portrait is 4” x 6”. Purchasable packages available for immediate, in-store printing.
Easter Bunny Smiley faceNote: Puppy picture to right is just there because it is sooo cute! Your actual pet photo with the Easter Bunny will indeed include the ... Easter Bunny!

 

Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL

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Kid's Weekend at Bass Pro's Spring Fishing Classic

 

Bass Pro Shops indoor fishing pond2013 Spring 
Fishing Classic

Next Generation logo

Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10
 

The NEXT GENERATION WEEKEND
is a weekend set aside for the kids -all activities are held both days!


 

Seminars: 1:00pm – The Fun of Fishing
3 :00pm – Baits for Bites


Having fun at the Spring Fishing Classic

 

FREE Photo: Have your picture taken in front of our outdoor backdrop! We’ll place it in our “Keep America Fishing” Certificate!


little girl shopping at the Bass Pro Spring Fishing ClassicCraft: Make a Wooden Fish Craft!
1:00-4:00pm


Free Giveaway Wrist Band: Flashing Bass Pro Shops Logo Wrist band for first 150 kids to complete the punch card


Photos clockwise from top: Kids at the Catch & Release pond; Horsing around at the Classic; Jim Crowley of Hook & Hunt TV.com lands himself another bass; & A girl's gotta shop!

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Jim Crowley on the lake

We don't want to forget the grown-ups this weekend! Though Jim is great with kids, this seminar is designed with the angler in mind.

Jim Crowley of Hook & Hunt TV.com
will be in the store March 9 & 10, Open – 3pm.

 

Seminars: Saturday, 12:00pm – Crank it Up, Bass Fishing in High Gear
  Sunday 12:00pm – Crank it Up, Bass Fishing in High Gear


So come crank up your bass fishing skills with Jim’s interactive seminar!

 The complete 2013 Spring Fishing Classic schedule of events from our blog site or our website.  To view the sales tab.

Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL 

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Saturday, March 9 – One Day Only Specials at our 2013 Spring Fishing Classic!

To get you ready for the season, we’ve added some daily specials to our already fabulous sale!

The following specials are available in-store, on Saturday, March 9 only!

Rapala 6" Fillet Knife

Rapala 6" Classic Fillet Knife $10.00 (Reg. $18.99)
Limit 4

~ Hand-ground Scandinavian stainless steel blade
~ Flexible tip
~ Reinforced birch handle

Each Fish 'n Fillet Knife is equipped with a hand-ground Scandinavian stainless steel blade with flexible tip accented by the classic Rapala reinforced birch varnished handle. This high-quality fillet knife comes with a genuine Laplander leather sheath and a Normark® single-stage sharpener to keep your Fish 'n Fillet Knife blade amazingly sharp.divider  bar

Bionic Plus Spinner Combo

 

NEW! Bionic Plus Spin Combo $39.97 $79.99 value
(Reg. $79.99)
Limit 3

 ~ IM6 Rod

~ 6 - bearing reel

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Cotton Cordel Super spot chrome lure
Cotton Cordell® Super Spot®
4 for $5.00!  (Reg. $3.19 each)
Limit 20

The original Cotton Cordell Super Spot Lipless Crankbait with the signature shad body shape, lifelike finish with realistic eyes and super-tight wiggling action bass, pike and walleye can't refuse. These Super Spot Lipless Cranks pump out big-time, fish-attracting sound and are next to impossible to fish wrong.Cotton Cordell Super Spot lures - color choices 1
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Friday, March 8 – One Day Only Specials at our 2013 Spring Fishing Classic!

To get you ready for the season, we’ve added some daily specials to our already fabulous sale!

The following specials are available in-store, on Friday March 8 only!Sage 1650 Series Fly Reel

Save $20Sage 1650 or 1680  Series Fly Reels    $79. (Reg. $99)     Limit 2
Unbeatable Quality and Price!

~1650 for 4-6 wt. lines
~1680 for 7-9 wt. lines

 

Offering incredible performance the Sage 1600 Fly Reel series features light, all-aluminum construction, and are equipped with a large-arbor quick-release spool change and premium sealed graphite drag system. Innovative floating tripod drag gives you smooth startup, consistency and the power you'd expect from a reel costing three times as much.

Averaging 5 out of 5 consumer review stars!

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 Lowrance® Mark-5X Pro  $119.97 (Reg. $159.99 each) Limit 2Lowrance Mark 5x Pro Fishfinder

~ 5" 480x480 16-level gray-scale display
~ Dual-frequency 83/200 kHz Skimmer® transom-mount transducer Up to 120° of wider sonar coverage
~ 300 Watts RMS; 2400 Watts Peak-to-Peak
~ Depth to 1,000' special purchase only and not available online
~ Optimized automatic mode for high-performance out-of-the-box fish finding
~ Sealed and waterproof—suitable for saltwater use
~ Simpler menu text and icons
~ BackTrack™ tool
~ New keypad design for smooth one-hand control
~Save $40 Easy on and off

The Lowrance® Mark-5x Pro Fishfinder is perfect for any angler who doesn't want to spend a bundle to make the leap from an entry-level finder to a pro-caliber finder. Optimized with automatic mode for high-performance finding with turn-on-and-fish ease, the Mark-5x Pro Fishfinder is designed with a high-resolution 5'', 480 x 480 pixel Film SuperTwist LCD that maximizes visibility, target detail and separation even in direct sunlight. The adjustable, bright-white LED screen and keypad backlight make for simple viewing, day or night. The dual-frequency 83/200 kHz Skimmer® transom-mount transducer with internal temp sensor provides wider sonar coverage, while the powerful 300W RMS sounder finds fish to 1,000'. In addition to the easy-to-view monochrome display and wide sonar coverage, the Mark-5x Pro Fishfinder also features simpler menu text and icons including Advanced User Mode, a new keypad fLowest Price Ever on bestselling 5" Unit!or smooth one-hand control and a unique BackTrack™ tool that allows you to immediately scroll-back to review multiple pages of sonar history. Plus, the Mark-5x Pro offers a new case/mounting design for simpler installation and easy one-hand tilt/swivel view adjustment, removal and re-install. Size: 5.4'' H x 6.9'' W x 2.5'' D. One-year warranty.

New uniplug 1/4-turn connectors are compatible with earlier Lowrance® and Eagle® uniplug installations to simplify upgrades.

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XPS Micro SpinXPS Micro Spin  $1 ! (Reg. $2.69 each) Limit 12

 
XPS Micros~ Intricate, textured scale pattern
~ Holographic lazer tape
~ Hand-tied hair skirt
~ Glass eyes
~ Willow blade
~ Mustad® hook


Bass Pro Shops Lazer Eye Micro Spin is one incredible lure! Our 10-step manufacturing process creates an intricate, textured scale pattern, enhanced with unique holographic lazer tape plus a hand-tied hair skirt for increased attraction. Glass eyes add realism; a Mustad treble hook provides a solid hookset.

 

Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL

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Saturday March 2 – One Day Only Specials at our 2013 Spring Fishing Classic!

To get you ready for the season, we’ve added some daily specials to our already fabulous sale!

The following specials are available in-store, on Saturday March 2 only!Team Daiwa® TD-Pro Baitcast Reel

Team Daiwa® TD-Pro Baitcast Reels  $69.88 (Reg. $119.99) Limit 3

save $50~ Rigid 1-piece aluminum frame
~ Free-floating, drilled aluminum spool
~ 12-bearing system for effortless retrieves
~ Rock-solid 6-point drive train
~ Magforce®-Z automatic magnetic anti-backlash system

The engineers at Team Daiwa have really outdone themselves with this top-line baitcaster, custom-made for Bass Pro customers only. Its free-floating drilled aluminum spool and incredible 12-bearing system (11 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing) combine for virtually effortless retrieves--in fact, you may need to concentrate a little harder when working a tube jig or twitch bait, in order to work them slowly enough! And with Team Daiwa's rigid 1-piece aluminum frame, swept handle and rock-solid 6-point drive train, you'll feel the power on every cast. Infinite Anti-Reverse; Magforce®-Z automatic magnetic anti-backlash system; Soft Touch grips.

A Bass Pro Exclusive!

 

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Mann's® Original Alabama Rig®  $9.97  (Reg. $16.99)  Limit 5Mann's® Original Alabama Rig®

~ Patent pending designsave 40%

~ Rig to resemble schooled baitfish

~ Use with swimbaits, crankbaits, frogs, spinnerbaits, and more

After months of exhaustive testing, Andy Poss perfected the Alabama Rig. Since then, pro anglers have used the patent pending design to win tournament after tournament. The Original Alabama Rig can be rigged to resemble a small school of baitfish by attaching swimbaits or can be shaped to fish crankbaits, frogs, spinnerbaits, or soft plastics. The flexible bars on this Alabama Rig can be used for almost any style of lure you choose. Inventor Andy Poss suggests fishing the Alabama Rig on an 8' heavy action baitcasting rod with 80- to 100-lb. test braid. Made in USA.
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XPS® Power Series Classic Battery



 

 

 

 

Make sure you check the ad to take full advantage of all the sales and specials throughout our Spring Fishing Classic!

Bass Pro Shops, East Peoria, IL

 

 

 

 

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