Don’t miss the Spring Fishing Classic going on at Bass Pro Shops in Hampton, VA February 28 – March 16, 2014. This sensational event features Bass Pro Shops Fishing University, National & Local Pro Anglers & Seminars, Sweepstakes, Tracker Boat Show & Sale, Rod & Reel Trade in Programs, Next Generation Kids Weekend & Activities and lots more.
The event kicks off with our FREE Bassmaster University where our National Pro Anglers share their top tips and techniques. The class schedule is set as follows:
7:00 pm Spring Striper Fishing on the Chesapeake led by Max King (PENN & Berkley Pro Staff member)
Noon Spring Striper Fishing on the Chesapeake led by Max King (PENN & Berkley Pro Staff member)
1:00 pm Finesse Fishing led by Chris Daves (2007 PAA Bass Champion / Bassmaster Open Angler)
2:00 pm Pre Spawn Fishing led by Kendall Newson (Former Professional Football Player and Current Professional Angler Fishing the Bassmaster Opens/ Founder of “Teach a Child to Fish”)
3:00 pm All About Jigs led by Timmy Horton (Former Bassmaster Angler of the Year/ 4 Time Bassmaster Elite Series Winner / Host of Timmy Horton Outdoors TV Show)
*Pro Appearances and Classes, Subject to Change.
The event continues with Local Pro Fishing Tips and Seminars Friday March 7- Sunday March 9, 2014:
7:00 pm Flipping and Pitching for Bass
March 8th and 9th
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 River Fishing
The first 25 people (18 years old or older) to attend a seminar on Saturday and Sunday only will receive a FREE tumbler cup. Styles may vary.
Plus on March 8th from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, we will be serving up some samples of fish, fried using our indoor fryers!
The last weekend of the Classic is Next Generation Weekend and this year we have also added a Women’s Workshop.
The Women’s Beginning Fishing Workshop will be held on March 15, 2014 at 3:00pm. The first 50 women (18 years old or older) to attend this seminar will receive a FREE tumbler cup. Styles may vary.
During our Next Generation Weekend Saturday March 15 and Sunday March 16, 2014, kids can learn about fishing and participate in our hands-on activities. The Catch and Release pond is back! From Noon to 5:00 pm, kids have a chance to catch a live fish (rods, reels, and bait provided), enjoy a photo opportunity, and coloring pages. Then from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm kids can participate in our wood fish craft (*while supplies last). At 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm each day we will have the kids fishing workshop, “Thinking Like a Fish”. A parent or guardian must register the kid for these events in order for them to participate. The first 150 kids to complete the activity punch card will receive a FREE Tackle Box!
Be sure to enter our Spring Fishing Classic Sweepstakes any time during the event for your chance to win a 2014 Nitro Z7 boat and go fishing with Elite Angler Edwin Evers (over $32,000 value). See store for official rules and details.
But that’s not all!
February 28th - March 5th is our Reel Trade In! Bring in your old reel and get a coupon toward a discount on a new reel.
March 7-11 is our Rod Trade In! Bring in your old rod and get a coupon toward a discount on a new rod.