Go Outdoors!

Let's get ready for warmer weather, and summer months! Join us as we Kick off Summer with our Go Outdoors event! We will have free seminars, food demos, kayak demos, and activities for the kids! The event will be May 17-27!!

May 18 and 19

11:30, 3:30 Wear it Right: Learn the important steps of choosing and fitting a life jacket.

                                       *seminar attendees will be entered for a chance to win a life jacket


12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 Priorities of Survival: If you enjoy watching Bear Grylls on TV, this seminar is for you!!!

1:30, 4:00 Geocaching: Our experts will teach you the ins and outs of Geocaching for fun with friends and family. *Seminar attendees will be entered for a chance to win a Geomate.jr GPS Unit

12-5pm Food Demos: Enjoy FREE cooking demos!


May 25, and 26

KAYAK DEMOS: Saturday May 25, 11-4pm, and Sunday May 26, 12-4pm!

12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 Priorities of Survival: If you enjoy watching Bear Grylls on TV, this seminar is for you!!!

Kids’ Activities

             Daisy BB Shooting Range                  11 am-4 pm

             Metal Detector Treasure Hunt             11 am-4 pm

             Adventure Scavenger Hunt                  11 am-4 pm

             Photos                                                  11 am-4 pm

             Crafts                                                   12 - 4 pm


   Kids’ Seminars

            11 am & 2 pm            Safe Passage: Tips on being safe around the water

            1:30 & 3:30 pm         Kids’ Geocaching: Learn the basics of Geocaching for fun-indoors or out!


We also have the Oakley/GoPro Sweepstakes! You can enter for the sweepstakes at Olathe Bass Pro Shops May 17-27!



Kids Outdoor Skills Challenge

Join us this weekend and next, April 20,21 and April 28,28 for our Kids Outdoor Challenge! We will have a variety of activities for the whole family to participate in! The event will be from 12-4pm!

  • Knot Tying – Learning to tie a proper knot is essential when camping or enjoying the outdoors. However, it also simply comes in hand round the house! Kids will learn some basic knots and receive one knot-tying instruction card while supplies last.
  • Packing a Backpack - Kids are given the opportunity to properly pack a backpack, learning to determine what is essential and non-essential.
  • Archery - Kids can test their skills hands-on at the outdoor archery range, learning the proper stance, how to aim, and safety.
  • Casting - Children will learn how to cast at our portable catch and release pond. But there are no fish...just the opportunity for them to practice their aim and casting technique. 
  • All participating kids will get a punch card...the first 100 kids to complete a punch card will receive a Bass Pro Shops flashing wristband!  All kids get to take a spin at the prize wheel, too!

So get the kids and yourself out of the house and bring them down to Bass Pro Shops for some fun AND outdoor education.




April is NWTF Donation Month

By donating $2 you are entering in the chance to win 1 of 10 $500 Bass Pro Shops Gift cards, and helping out a great conservation group. Stop by your Olathe Bass Pro Shops today and donate $2 to help NWTF! You can donate now through April 30th!

 NWTF is a conservation partner with BPS. It is one of five such non-profit conservation organizations that BPS supports with a variety of initiatives. During this in-store conservation month, we highlight the organization and allow them access to our customers for both memberships into their organization as well as donations at the registers.

NWTF is a national nonprofit organization, the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. NWTF was founded in 1973 and is made up of sportsmen, women and children who care deeply about our natural resources and the wild places we love to hunt. They cherish the memory of the ridge top gobbler we hunted last spring and fondly remember the cornfield where we saw that big buck at sunset two years ago.

According to many state and federal agencies, the restoration of the wild turkey is arguably the greatest conservation success story in North America’s wildlife history. Through vital partnerships with state, federal and provincial wildlife agencies, the NWTF and our members have helped restore wild turkey populations throughout North America, spending more than $412 million to conserve nearly 17.25 million acres of habitat.



Spring Hunting Seminars

Be sure to join us this Saturday and Sunday, March 23 & 24 for our Spring Hunting Seminars!!

The seminar line up is as follows:

Saturday/Sunday March 23, 24 1pm: Selecting the Right Gun and Accessories and Proper Maintenance: Let one of our knowledgeable hunting associates show you how to choose the right gun and accessories for a successful hunt. They will also instruct you on how to properly care for and maintain your firearm for safety purposes and proper functioning! 

Saturday/Sunday March 23, 24 2pm: Turkey Calls and How to Use Them: Join our hunting experts as they demonstrate a variety of turkey calls and how to use them, just in time for Turkey Season!

Saturday/Sunday March 23, 24 3pm: Reloading Basics: Our hunting experts will talk about the benefits of reloading along with tips, techniques, and equipment selection to ensure a successful hunt!

Saturday/Sunday March 23, 24 4pm: Choosing Camo Clothing for Spring Turkey Hunting: Let us help you in selecting the right camo pattern or hunting vest for your hunting style. Our expert staff will walk you through the pattern that works best for your needs.



Easter Event

Join us for this nine day event as we get ready to celebrate Easter. The event will begin on March 23rd and end on March 31st, Easter Sunday! We will have lots of fun and FREE activities for the whole family to enjoy! Here is a run-down of the schedule of events:

Easter Egg Hunt:

 Ages 2-10 Saturday and Sundays, March 23-24 and March 30-31 only.

Registration will begin at 12:30pm. The egg hunt will begin at 1 pm and last for 1 hour only!! Once they have found five eggs, they will return to the registration table for candy.



Crafts for the Kids:

 Saturdays & Sundays March 23-24 & March 30-31 1-4 pm and March 22nd 6-8 pm

First Saturday and Sunday March 23, 24 "Make a Bunny Magnet"


Second weekend - Saturday and Sunday "Create a Bunny Frame"




Free pictures with the Easter Bunny:

 Saturdays & Sundays March 23-24 & March 30-31 from 1-4 pm and weekdays March 25-29 from 6-8 pm

Bass Pro Shops Customers will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny and receive a FREE 4 x 6 photo. Packages will be available for purchase. Package prices range from $9.99 to $29.99.

For more information please call: 913-254-5200





Spring Fishing Classic

Spring Fishing Classic
Feb 22, 2013 - Mar 10, 2013

The Spring Fishing Classic is back at Olathe Bass Pro Shops! The Fishing Classic will be February 22-March 10, we will have seminars, kids activities and much more! Be sure to stop by during our 3 weekend event to check out all the FREE activities and sales we will have going on!


Reel Trade-In Event:  Friday, February 22 - Wednesday, February 27 Rod Trade-InFriday, March 1 - Tuesday March 5: Trade in your old Rod and Reel and save money towards a new one!

Free Fishing Seminars: Join us the first weekend of the Spring Fishing Classic and learn great information! These seminars will be presented by our Fishing Staff and our Local Pro’s!

Friday, February 22nd

6:30pm - Tips for Fishing Local Waters

7:30pm - Techniques for Fishing Locally

Saturday, February 23

1:30pm:  Spring Fishing Tips

2:30pm:  Techniques for Fishing Locally

3:30pm:  Baits for Success

4:30pm:  Best Tackle and Equipment For Successful Fishing

5:30pm:  Tips and Trends For Fishing Locally

Sunday, February 24

1:30pm:  Tips For Fishing Local Waters

2:30pm:  Baits for Success

3:30pm:  Best Tackle and Equipment For Successful Fishing

4:30pm:  Tips and Trends For Fishing Locally


BONUS BUCKS:  Thursday February 28 - Wednesday March 6: Use your Bass Pro Shops Visa Credit Card to purchase your new gear and receive up to $100 Bonus Bucks!


Bassmaster University: Saturday March 2nd

Seminars by:

Mike Webb

Jonathan Vandam

Casey Scanlon

Tim Sainato


Next Generation WeekendJoin us Saturday March 9 & Sunday, March 10 - Noon - 4pm (unless otherwise noted) for fun activities for the whole Family! We will have the following activities both days:

  • Catch & Release Pond
  • Free Photo Opportunity at the Catch and Release Pond
  • Kids Seminars
  • Free Craft (1pm - 4pm)

For questions please call 913-254-5200


Weather Radios

With all this crazy weather we have been having in Kansas, we thought it would be nice to make sure everyone knows about a couple different weather radios. You never know when you may need one, it's better to be safe then sorry! You can stop by Bass Pro Shops in Olathe to pick up a weather radio today! non

Midland HH50 pocket Weather Radio- $19.99

  • Alert Override automatically warns of hazardous conditions
  • Automatically scans for local stations
  • Seven weather channels
  • Alert Test mode
  • Telescopic antenna for clear reception
  • Includes belt clip and wrist strap

Stay on top of constantly changing weather conditions with this Midland HH50 Port Pocket Weather Alert Radio. This radio has a standby mode with Alert Override which automatically switches over to warn of hazardous conditions while the antenna provides exceptional reception. This weather radio features seven weather channels and automatically scans for local stations upon being turned on. This includes a belt clip and wrist strap which makes if the perfect weather radio to take outside with you. Whether you’re on the golf course, or out on the lake in your fishing boat, this pocket radio is the perfect size to take along anywhere!


Eton FRX3 Self Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Alert Radio- $59.99

  • AM/FM/NOAA weather alert radio
  • LCD display with illuminated buttons
  • USB smart phone charger
  • Hand turbine, solar, battery, or AC power optionsnon
  • LED flashlight
  • Aux-input
  • Glow in the dark locator
  • Illuminated buttons
  • DC input (mini-USB included)
  • Headphone output
  • Internal rechargeable Ni-MH battery

This hand turbine powered AM/FM/weather radio with AC and battery power options the Eton's FRX3 makes a great addition to your emergency kit. It also has an LED flashlight, illuminated buttons, and glow in the dark locater guarantees you’ll always have access to light. The FRX3's built-in USB smart phone charger allows a 30-second emergency phone call with only one minute of cranking. This would be an idea weather radio to have when the power goes out, or if your on a camping trip when bad weather strikes!! It seems like we are always stuck in a situation where the power goes out and our phone is already dead, or we can not locate any batteries at the moment. With this radio you can simply crank the turbine and have access to it all!


Midland WR120B Countertop Weather Radio-$39.99

  • Automatically responds to National Weather Service alertsnon
  • Receives over 60 alerts
  • Easy-to-read display
  • S.A.M.E. Technology provides localized reception
  • Public Alert Certified
  • Program up to 25 counties
  • Alarm clock with snooze
  • Battery back-up

This radio was made in Kansas! Stay safe and in-the-know with this Midland WR120B Countertop Weather Alert Radio. Featuring a large, easy-to-read display, this weather radio automatically responds to National Weather Service alerts. A battery back-up keeps you connected while S.A.M.E. Technology provides localized reception. This Midland Weather Alert Radio includes an alarm clock with snooze, and has a continuous backlighting option. You can program this radio with up to 25 counties. This radio is the perfect size to sit on your counter top, or on your nightstand!


A must have for your next party!

Getting ready to have a party or attend a small gathering? Here is a ‘Must Have’ to keep your party classy! The Rednek Party Cup!

This 10oz cup features a glass stem, with a nearly indestructible melamine cup- which is perfect if things get a bit rowdy! Fill this Party Cup with your favorite beverage and enjoy. Plus, with its unique look you won’t be mixing up cups with your friends. This cup is designed for use all over, whether it is tailgating at your favorite sporting event, or barbecuing in the back yard-it’s perfect!

Plus, when the day is done you can toss it in the dishwasher with all your other dishes! No washing by hand here!

Stop by your Olathe Bass Pro Shops today and snatch one up before they're all gone!



New Spincast Reel

Extremecast Spincast Reel


We just got this Spincast reel in stock! This Spincast reel has been engineered to bring your angling to a new level, combining cutting edge features with precision manufacturing. Features include: aluminum frame with lube port, Powerlock instant anti-reverse, ported aluminum nose cone with Free Flow line guide, easy roller pickup pin system, double paddle handle, adjustable star drag, offset thumbar, and lightning quick 4.6:1 gear ratio. We think that you’ll agree that this package offers more than any other spincast reel in its class.


Rigid Aluminum Frame and Sideplate: The Extremecast has an aluminum frame and sideplate to resist torque that can interfere with the gear operation.

Lube Port: A lube port has been engineered into the left-hand sideplate to allow periodic lubrication without disassembling the entire reel. We recommend using a lightweight grease sparingly to keep your gears operating smoothly. Keep in mind that climate impacts the frequency in which you should lubricate your reels. Colder climates tend to reduce the amount of lubrication frequency while hotter climates increase it.

Powerlock Instant Anti-Reverse: Your reel is equipped with powerlock instant anti-reverse. This special one-way roller bearing does not allow the reel handle to rotate backwards. This provides the angler with the ability to make positive hooksets.

Aluminum Nose Cone: The nose cone of this reel has been ported to reduce weight and to allow air flow throughout the spool assembly. The Free Flow line guide is also more open than conventional spincast reels. This allows the line to flow more freely off the spool during the cast yielding longer casts.

Easy Roller Pickup Pin: A roller has been incorporated into this revolutionary pickup pin system to help reduce line twist when the line is retrieved.

Adjustable Star Drag: The Spincast reel is equipped with an adjustable drag system. It is located just behind the handle. It allows the angler to make precise drag adjustments based on the fishing conditions.

Offset Thumbar: The Extremecast was designed with a slightly offset thumbar. This allows the angler to use a more natural range of motion when depressing the thumbar to cast.

Come visit us at Olathe Bass Pro Shops and talk to the guys in Fishing about this reel!


Kansas City Boat Show

The Kansas City Boat Show is January 10-13 at Bartle Hall in Kansas City. We are SUPER excited to be participating in this event for the first time! Be sure to stop by our booth this weekend to visit us and check out some of our 2013 Boats!

Plus,  you can enter to win The Boat of Your Dreams Sweepstakes!!




Memories and traditions

     I want to take time to reflect on holiday traditions, memories and legacies. I see many of the same guests coming in to BassPro with their children and grandchildren to enjoy what we have to offer. They make memories when they visit the aquariums, Great pumpkin patch, fishing pond, kayak demos or Santas Wonderland. I have been lucky enough over the years to build great memories of visiting BassPro in Springfield as my children were growing up. We would always sit in the auditorium and enjoy the fish feeding. Just this week I brought my grand daughter to the store to celebrate her first birthday with a ride on the Carousel in Santas Wonderland. We spent a lot of time sitting in front of the aquarium watching the fish. I am happy that my children grew up with the joy of visiting BassPro and were always full of wonder as we walked around the store on our visits. I retired the year before the Olathe Kansas store opened and waited anxiously as the store was built and was happy to apply for a job when BassPro opened. In the years since BassPro opened I have been privileged to interact with many guests and their children and grandchildren. I enjoy watching the happiness in the kids as they explore and are exposed to all the wonders at the store.

   I started a new memory on Thanksgiving when I was married in front of the fireplace in the banquet room at Uncle Bucks restaraunt in the Olathe store. My wife and I took our honeymoon in Hawaii and we were sort of surprised at how many things we took on our honeymoon which were purchased at BassPro. We spent a lot of time hiking on the lava beds and some hiking inside lava tubes. We both wore RedHead lightweight hiking boots and Ascend merino wool hiking socks. My bride asked why we needed to take gear like this. When hiking the rough uneven lava, she was happy that we had taken the time to pack these boots which gave her ankle support as well as foot protection from the sharp lava. She was glad one day when we were hiking on the lava fields that I packed Bass Pro Shops® XPS® 2 Liter Hydration Packs so we could have snacks, room to carry cameras and plenty of water to drink. When we wanted to view wildlife close up it was nice to have Bass Pro Shops® 8x22 Compact Binoculars in our packs.

    I am lucky to have so many memories at this holiday time of all the great trips I made to BassPro with my children over the years. I am pleased to see so many guests and their families making memories at our store. I look at my granddaughter and hope to leave the legacy of friendship, fun and learning at BassPro.

Happy Holidays from our family ar BassPro Olathe

to your family


Dennis Wise

Camping associate



Wonderland Preview Night



Join us Saturday November 10th 2012 begining at 5pm as we welcome Santa!

Santa will open Santa's Wonderland for the Season. Join us for free crafts from 6-8pm and a free picture with Santa from 6-8pm! Plus free refreshments! (While supplies lasts)


New Books!

Join the lively creatures of the desert as they race, chase, howl, and growl across the pages of this clever board book. Bold illustrations and catchy rhymes make I Howl, I Growl  the perfect introduction to a wide range of animals living in the desert habitat. If you and your little ones love animals, whether they are cute, colorful, creepy, or crawly, you will love this peppy little book.  It was written by Marcia Vaughan and Illustrated by Polly Powell. You can pick up this great kids book at your Olathe Bass Pro Shops for $7.95!!



The next book we just got in stores is Do princesses wear hiking boots? By Carmela LaVigna Coyle Illustrated by Mike Gordon and Carl Gordon.

Do Princesses ride tricycles or climb trees? Do they even have to do chores? A spunky and inquisitive little girl asks her mom all sorts of questions about what it really means to be a princess. Through simple, yet original rhyme, a mother and daughter get to the heart of what it really means to be yourself.  This is a sure hit book for your little girl!



Third and final new book I am going to share with you today is Little Blue Truck, by Alice Schertle illustraded by Jill McElmurry The Little Blue Truck teaches a big important dump truck the value of a few friendly beeps and a group of helping hands. You can pick up this book for $6.99.


If your looking for a great read with your little one, be sure to stop by Olathe Bass Pro Shops, and check out our gifts department!



Professional Bull Riding Event



Join us again this year for our Professional Bull Riders (PBR) event! PBR will be TWO days this year, Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14th Noon-4pm! We will have activities for the whole family!


Saturday October 13: Stick Bull Riding, Bull Roping, Leather Wristband craft, Color Your kickers, Face painting, plus you can meet a PBR Expert on Saturday from 1-2pm!!


Sunday October 14:  Stick Bull Riding, Bull Roping, Leather Wristband craft, Color Your Kickers, Face Painting, plus our Best Dressed Cowboy or Cowgirl! Thats right, there will be a kids best dressed cowboy or cowgirl contest! Judging will begin at 2:30 pm and the winner will be annouced at 3:00pm! The winner of this contest will be the winner of a gift card!!


Come on out and enjoy all the fun at PBR Weekend!!


Fall Fishing Event

Be sure to join us this year for our Fall Fishing Event which will take place September 22-30!


Here is the seminar schedule:

Saturday September 22

12pm: Kids Fishing Workshop

2pm: Fish Hatcheries-Where do these Fish go?

3pm: Selecting the Right Baits


Sunday September 23

12pm: Kids Fishing Workshop

2pm: Knowing your Lakes and Streams for Fall Fishing

3pm: Changing Water Conditions and Finding Fish


Saturday September 29

12pm: Kids Fishing Workshop

2pm: Knowing your Lakes and Streams for Fall Fishing

3pm: Electronics and Finding Fish


Sunday September 30

12pm: Kids Fishing Workshop

2pm: Fish Hatcheries

3pm: Fall Fishing Tips from the Pros


We will also have kids crafts both Saturdays/Sundays from 1-3pm!!

Plus, We wil be giving away a Whistle/Compass/Thermometer Key Chain to the first 50 customers to attend the 2PM seminar each day!!!!!



New Crappie products


Mr. Crappie by Strike King Lure Company:

Strike King and Wally Marshall are now offering you his best-kept secrets in crappie fishing lures today! Over the past 25 years Wally Marshall has been honing his skills and knowledge to bring you the best crappie lures money can buy! Mr. Crappie soft plastic lures are made with the highest quality materials and systems control to make sure every lure is to your satisfaction! Mr. Crappie soft plastic lures get the best results, and are designed to trigger Big Slab Crappie into a feeding frenzy! Make your next crappie fishing adventure the one to remember with Mr. Crappie Lures.


Secondly is the Reality Shad Buffet Rig: Two servings on every cast! Now your chances are doubled! Simply tie directly to the eye. Cast, drift or troll SLOWLY. No hook set needed. A medium action rod with light line is best.

Be sure to stop by Olathe Bass Pro shops to check them out!



Labor Day Event


We all know Labor Day means summer is ending soon, it's back to school time, and time to squeeze in those last minute travels! Instead of scrambling to find something fun for the whole family to do this Labor Day, we have the answer for you! Join us at Olathe Bass Pro Shops for the Labor Day Hometown Festival September 1st and 2nd!

We will have plenty of things to keep you and the family occupied all weekend long. We will have seminars on Saturday and Sunday. 1pm: Smokin & Grillin- Freshen up your grilling techniques. 3pm: Power vs. Finesse Fishing, tackle and tactics. Sunday 1pm: Dutch Oven cooking techniques-preparation, procedure, and proper practice. And finally at 3pm: Smokin and Grillin- Freshen up your grillin techniques and learn all about smokin on the grill!

Kids will have the chance to play our net a fish game, practice casting with our casting buckets, do our metal detector treasure hunt, bean bag toss, a leaf craft, and even get their faces painted! All for FREE!!!

When you are tired from all of our FUN FREE activities take a few minutes to sit back and check out our Fashion Show! That's right, we will be having a fashion show to show off new looks for the upcoming season!

Last but not least you will have the chance to enter to win a $25 gift card!!! Don't miss out on this great opportunity for family fun at Olathe Bass Pro Shops!!


Kelsey Downing





New Baits

Attention all anglers! New to Olathe Bass Pro shops are a couple of baits I want to briefly share with you!


First one is the Net Bait "Bk Swimbait": The BK Swimbait has a large paddle tail that creates a life-like action. It has a hook slot that makes rigging a breeze. The BK Swimbait is made with a specially formulated plastic that provides a super-soft swimbait that is also very durable. The super-soft plastic, hook slot and hollow body gives anglers a swimbait that is easy to fish and easy to get a solid hook-set. This bait excels when used with a weighted, wide-gap hook, but it will also produce when flipped, pitched, Carolina-rigged or as a trailer on vibrating jigs. This swimbait also works great on the new Alabama rig's as well!



All you Bass fisherman-this one is for you!! The "Pumpkin 'Ed Jig" by Yum: Every feature of the Pumpkin 'Ed Jig is maximized for catching bass. The flat head and hook angle mean the bait stays upright in the water like a feeding baitfish or amphibian, and craws stay in a strike-inducing defensive posture. A horizontal line tie makes for sure hooksets, and the bait keeper holds the bait at the perfect angle.



One last thing we want to share with you is the "Smooth Operator Snagless Sinkers". The Smooth Operator Snagless Sinkers will slide up and down your line just like an egg or casting sinker. The difference is, these sinkers are almost snag free. They are a great option when fishing wood or rocky cover. The Smooth Operator Sinker is your best option when drift fishing rivers or lakes. They are very impressive!!


So before you head out on the water, make sure you stop by Olathe Bass Pro shops today and pick up some new lures to help you catch some fish!




Save a life!

Donate blood, and save a life!!

Red Cross will be having a blood drive Friday August 31st from 1:00pm-5:00pm. The blood drive will be at Olathe Bass Pro Shops, upstairs in the conservation room! Reserve your spot now before they are all filled up. It's a great way to help someone in the biggest way!

To sign up please visit redcrossblood.org and enter the Sponsor Code BassProOlathe.

A photo ID will be required the day of donation!

Bass Pro Shops: 12051 Bass Pro Drive, Olathe KS 66061.





Gun Promotion

Be sure to stop by Olathe Bass Pro shops during the 2012 Fall Hunting Classic!

Customers who purchase any in-stock gun using their Bass Pro Shops Rewards Visa credit card are eligible to receive a 9.65% discount on their firearm, which is equal to our sales tax rate!!

Plus, customers that sign up for a new Bass Pro Shops Rewards Visa card are eligible for a 10% discount up to $1,500 AND the 9.65% tax rate discount. That means you could save up to 19.65% off of your gun purchase!