2012 Spring Fishing Classic

Friday, February 24, 2011 by Mark Robertson

With the Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic underway and the unseasonably warm weather, fishing is on the minds of many outdoorsmen. Bass Pro Shops has great opportunities for you to save with lunker-sized deals.

Once again we have the reel trade-in for you to donate your working reel to benefit local youth organizations. And for the first time ever there is a rod trade-in. Each donation saves you up to $100 on a new rod or reel, including sale items. The reel trade-in is February 24-29 and the rod trade-in is March 2-6. With the rod and reel trade-in and hundreds of sale items up to 50% off, there is no better time to reel in a great deal.

The Spring Fishing Classic is more than just a good way to save; It’s a time to learn fishing tips and techniques from the best. There are pro appearances by Davy Hite, Joey Nania, Mike McClelland and Dave Mercer of Bassmaster University® who will be leading classes on popular topics.

Davy Hite is a 2-Time Bassmaster® Angler Of The Year, 2011 Elite Series Champion on Pickwick Lake and the 1999 Bassmaster Classic® Winner. He will be teaching “When, Where and How to Use Monofilament, Fluorocarbon and Super Lines” on March 2, at 7pm.

Joey Nania is a PAA Touring Professional and Guide, 2-Time Junior Bassmasters® World Champion. He will discuss “Coldwater Tactics: Winter to Spring” on March 3, at 1pm.

Mike McClelland is an 8-Time Bassmaster Classic® Qualifier. He will share his knowledge on the use of stickbaits, spinnerbaits and jigs on March 3, at 2pm.

Dave Mercer is the host of “Facts of Fishing” TV show and Bassmaster® Elite Series Emcee. He will uncover the “Facts of Fishing” on March 3, at 3pm.

Along with informative seminars from top pros, you can peruse leading vendors. Vendor booths will be available March 2-4 from some of the biggest names in the fishing industry: Shimano, Daiwa, G-Loomis, Quantum, Lucky Craft, Pure Fishing, Plano, Humminbird, and others.

And don’t forget the kids! The Spring Fishing Classic offers an exciting time for children as well. Stop by March 9-11 and kids can enjoy free crafts, seminars and a catch and release pond. This is a great way to spend quality time teaching a youngster about fishing, the outdoors and conservation. Whether donating a rod or reel to help youth organizations, teaching a child how to fish, or simply showing them the difference between fish species, there is much to gain in helping a child learn the outdoors. Consider that the greatest investment isn’t in the tackle box or on the boat, but in the time spent with a child: teaching them the valuable lessons of responsibility and conservation that is rooted within the traditions of fishing.

If you’re planning your next fishing trip make Bass Pro Shops your first stop. Just ask for “The Legend” or any of our knowledgeable fishing associates to help make your next fishing adventure a success.

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Comments for 2012 Spring Fishing Classic


Name: Bob
Time: Sunday, March 4, 2012

I have called and tried to get the spring classic add. there is a mercury outboard motor I think I would buy if I can,the lady on the phone said I couldn't buy because of store location. I thought you had free shipping to othe stores.

Name: Phil Dunne
Time: Saturday, February 9, 2013

How do I find about the 2013 FISHING CLASSIC????

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