Local Pros Take the Stage

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As we head into the second weekend of our annual Spring Fishing Classic, the spotlight shines on our local pros and their tips and techniques for successful bass fishing.

Workshops begin on Friday, March 7 and run through Sunday, March 9. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 7  
7:00 p.m. Flipping & Pitching for Bass
   
Saturday, February 8  
11 a.m. Locating Bass in New Waters
12 p.m.  
1:00 p.m. Topwater Techniques for Bass
2:00 p.m. Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass
3:00 p.m. Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter
4:00 p.m. Become a Smallmouth Specialist
5:00 p.m. Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass
   
Sunday, February 9  
11 a.m. Locating Bass in New Waters
12 p.m.  
1:00 p.m. Topwater Techniques for Bass
2:00 p.m. Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass
3:00 p.m. Doles the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter
4:00 p.m. Become a Smallmouth Specialist
5:00 p.m. Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass

Make sure you head over to your local Bass Pro Shops to find out the latest tips and techniques for effective bass fishing. All of our workshops take place in the center of our store adjacent to our aquarium. For more information on our annual Spring Fishing Classic, click here.

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Spring Fishing Classic - Local Tips and Seminars Weekend!

Spring Fishing Classic

Local Tips and Pros Seminar Weekend

Featuring Pro Staff – Kary Ray and Lance Baker

Bass Pro Shops Altoona Pro Staff

 

Join Us March 7-9 for these Great Seminars from Lance, Kary, and the rest of our fishing experts!

Friday, March 7 - Flipping and Pitching for Bass - Presented by Lance Baker

Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9:

11:00 a.m. - Locating Bass in New Waters - Presented by Ray and Baker

1:00 p.m. - Topwater Techniques for Bass -  Presented by Keith Kulow – 2010-2012 Brushy Creek Bass Club AOY, 2007 FLW/BFL Regional Qualifier

2:00 p.m. - Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass - Presented by Ray and Baker

3:00 p.m. - Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter? - Presented by Bryce Witt, Fishing Lead & Matt Michel, Fishing Associate

4:00 p.m. - Become a Smallmouth Specialist - Presented by Baker and Ray

5:00 p.m. - Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass - Presented by Fishing Lead Chris Grocholski

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Spring Fishing Classic

Join us for our annual Spring Fishing Classic! Here is a list of events and activities that will be held in our store.

Local fishing tips seminars: Feb. 28- March 16

Fried fish sampling: March 8- 2p.m.-4p.m.

Women’s workshop: March 15- 3p.m.
with giveaways and a raffle
*see seminar list below

Feb. 28- March 16- Win a Nitro Z7 and fish with elite angler Edwin Evers sweepstakes: Enter for a chance to win a Nitro Z7 Bass Boat, 3-day/3-night stay at Big Cedar Lodge, and fishing trip with B.A.S.S. Elite Series Professional Angler Edwin Evers.

Feb. 28-March 5: Reel tarde-in: Donate your functioning used reel and receive a coupon towards a discount on a new reel.

March 6-12 Bonus Bucks: Use your Bass Pro Shops Master Card to purchase new gear and receive up to $100 in Bonus Bucks

March 7-11 Rod trade-in: Donate your functioning used rod and receive a coupon towards a discount on a new rod.
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Next Generation Weekend: Saturday and Sunday March 15 & 16
-Crafts 1p.m.-4:30p.m.
-Catch and release pond- Noon-5p.m.
-Photos: Noon-5p.m.: Free 4x6 printed photo of your kids
catching fish in our catch and release pond
-Kids workshop: 2:30 and 4:30 each day
-Free crafts
-Coloring sheets
*first 150 kids to get their Next Generation Card punched will receive a free tackle box
*each child will receive a “Keep America Fishing” Bass Pro Shops certificate
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2/28
-6p.m.: Mike Webb- Electronics & Deep Water Fishing
-6:30p.m.: Tips for Fishing the Lake of the Ozarks
-7p.m.: Brian Snowden- Seasonal Patterns for Jigs
-7:30p.m.: Techniques for Fishing Bass
-8p.m.: Rick Clunn- Square Bill Crankbait & Jerkbait Techniques
 

3/1
-10a.m.: Selecting the Right Hardbait for Different Conditions
-11a.m.: Fish Finders: Tips and Tricks
-12p.m.: Soft Plastics: Different Rigs for Different Conditions
-1p.m.: Fundamentals of Trolling Motors
-2p.m.: Crappie Basics
-3p.m.: Fish Finders: Tips and Tricks
-4p.m.: Features and Benefits of a Tracker Aluminum Boat
-5p.m.: Tips for Fishing the LAke of teh Ozarks
 

3/2
-10a.m.: Selecting the Right Hardbait for Different Conditions
-11a.m.: Fish Finders: Tips and Tricks
-12p.m.: Features and Benefits of a Tracker Aluminum Boat
-1p.m.: Tips for Fishing the Lake of the Ozarks
-2p.m.: Features and Benefits of a Nitro Fiber Glass Boat
-3p.m.: Fish Finders: Tips and Tricks
-4p.m.: Fundamentals of Trolling Motors
-5p.m.: Tips and Trends for Bass Fishing
 

3/7
-6p.m.: Soft Plastics: Different Rigs for Different Conditions
-7p.m.: Bowfishing for Beginners/ Rigging for Bowfishing

*FREE travel mug giveaway to the first 25 customers to attend this seminar
-8p.m.: How to Use the Bass Pro Boss Shad and Other Swimbaits
 

3/8
-10a.m.: Selecting the Right Hardbait for Different Conditions
*11a.m.: Locating Bass in New Waters
-12p.m.: Soft Plastics: Different Rigs for Different Conditions
*1p.m.: Topwater Techniques for Bass
*2p.m.: Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass
*3p.m.: Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter
*4p.m.: Become a Smallmouth Specialist
*5p.m.: Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Crappie
*FREE travel mug giveaway to the first 25 customers to attend these seminars

**2p.m.-4p.m. Free Uncle Buck's fried fish samples!

3/9
-10a.m.: Selecting the Right Hardbait for Different Conditions
*11a.m.: Locating Bass in New Waters
-12p.m.: Soft Plastics: Different Rigs for Different Conditions
*1p.m.: Topwater Techniques for Bass
*2p.m.: Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass
*3p.m.: Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter
*4p.m.: Become a Smallmouth Specialist
*5p.m.: Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Crappie
*FREE travel mug giveaway to the first 25 customers to attend these seminars

3/15
-10a.m.: Selecting the Right Hardbait for Different Conditions
-11a.m.: Features and Benefits of a Nitro Fiber Glass Boat
-12p.m.: Soft Plastics: Different Rigs for Different Conditions
-1p.m.: Fish Finders: Tips and Tricks
-2:30p.m.: Thinking Like a Fish
-3p.m.: Women's Fishing Workshop
-4:30p.m.: Thinking Like a Fish
-5p.m.: Fundamentals of Trolling Motors


3/16
-10a.m.: Selecting the Right Hardbait for Different Conditions
-11a.m.: Fish Finders: Tips and Tricks
-12p.m.: Features and Benefits of a Tracker Aluminum Boat
-1p.m.: The fun of Fishing
-2:30p.m.: Thinking Like a Fish
-3p.m.: Soft Plastics: Different Rigs for Different Conditions
-4:30p.m.: Thinking Like a Fish
-5p.m. Tips and Trends for Bass FishingSee More

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BASSMASTER UNIVERSITY

Bass Pro Shops would like to invite you to learn from the professionals. Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for our Bassmaster University weekend. This weekend's lineup includes:

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Jimmy Houston Friday night (February 28th) at 7pm
"Umbrella Rig Secrets & Learning How to Pitch"

 

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Kevin VanDam Friday night (February 28th) at 8pm
"Tournament-Proven Bass Strategies"

 

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Chuck Belmore Saturday (March 1st) at 1pm
"Modern Bowfishing"

 

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James Watson Saturday (March 1st) at 2pm
"Choosing the Right Equipment: Rod, Reel & Line"

 

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Chris Lane Saturday (March 1st) at 3pm
"Grass Fishing Techniques"

 

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Terry Baksay Sunday (March 2) at 1pm
"Soft Plastic Swimbaits from Top to Bottom"

 

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Roland Martin Sunday (March 2) at 2pm
"Techniques for Pattern Fishing"

 

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Woo Daves Sunday (March 2) at 3pm
"Worm Fishing"

 

Stop by and attend a workshop to learn from the best or simply come and meet a professional angler. Don't forget to pick up your Bass Pro Shops merchandise to have autographed from your favorite professional fisherman. Visit our apparel department for hats and t-shirts or pick up your favorite fishing lure from the fishing department.

 

 

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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Spring Fishing Classic Begins!

Spring Fishing Classic

Friday, February 28

The Spring Fishing Classic begins when the doors open at 9 a.m.! 

The Reel Trade-in runs February 28-March 5...trade in your old reel and save even more on a new one! The trade-ins must be in good working condition and we donate them to local youth organizations and the Lake View Camp in Pella, Iowa.

6-9 p.m. Preferred Rewards Night - A members-only event, with prizes, giveaways, extra rewards points on all purchases made at the event, and the chance to win a Nitro Z-7 Boat! Entry slip and coupon for double points are in the mailed invitation you will receive. You must bring your invitation to enter.

 

Saturday, March 1SFC Speakers

Join us to welcome our national pros during Bassmaster University! Seminars will be back in the Fly Shop area.

1 p.m. - Win Stevens - Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Angler - Using Your Humminbird Electronics
2. p.m. - Chase Parsons - Host "The Next Bite" TV show and Walleye Tournament Champion - Walleyes 2014
3 p.m. - Casey Scanlon - Bassmaster Elite Series Pro - Jig Fishing


Saturday, March 1 & Sunday, March 2

What a Spring Fishing Classic without a fish fry! Our Gifts Department will be serving up samples of Uncle Buck’s Fish Batter on Saturday and Uncle Buck's Hot and Spicy Batter on Sunday! Try the Uncle Buck’s Cammo Ammo or Peach Pepper hot sauces for dipping!


Saturday, March 1 & Sunday, March 2

Girl Scout Troops will be selling those famous cookies!
March 1 - Troop #881 from Johnston
March 2 - Troop # 672 from Experience Church

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As always, stay on top of all our events and happenings for young and old:

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Annual Spring Fishing Classic at Bass Pro Shops - Macon

The annual Spring Fishing Classic, a 17-day event, kicks off on Friday, February 28 and runs through Sunday, March 16.  The event features workshops from national fishing pros, seminars from local fishing pros and a weekend full of kids activities.

The opening event is Bassmaster University - a series of free workshops presented by nationally-known fishing pros.  This year we have five pros here, at Bass Pro Shops - Macon, to share their tips and techniques with you:

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Friday, February 28

6:00 p.m.    Tommy Martin

7:00 p.m.    Scott Martin

8:00 p.m.    Stacey King

Sunday, March 2

1:00 p.m.    Travis Johnson

2:00 p.m.    O'Neill Williams

This is sure to be a "standing-room only" event - so plan to head on over and learn from the best.  Watch this column for even more details on upcoming events (such as workshops from our local fishing pros, fishing activities for kids and even a class designed for introducing women to fishing) during the Spring Fishing Classic or take a look at our Facebook page.

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Are You Ready To Fly?

New Year’s Eve and all those New Year’s Resolutions are now behind us. It’s time to start to seriously think about fishing. Whether you are looking for new equipment or hone those skills, you can find everything you need at Bass Pro Shops. From Friday February 28th to Sunday March 16th, the Annual Spring Fishing Classic will take place. During that time, the White River Fly Shop will have the equipment you need and the seminars to help answer your questions. So, come on down and get started. See the listing below for the exact schedule.

March 1st and 2nd:  Steve White will be in the fly shop to answer your questions about Scientific Anglers’ fly lines and Ross Reels.

March 8th and 9th: Bill Teresco will be in front of the fly shop tying flies and answering your questions about fly selection and our classes.

March 8th and 9th: Steve White will be in the demonstration area doing an “Introduction to Fly Fishing” seminar at 12 noon.

March 15th and 16th: Emmett Doane, owner of Circle Valley Anglers in Circleville, UT, will be in the fly shop to explain the fly fishing opportunities in Southern Utah.

March 15th and 16th: Bill Teresco will be in front of the fly shop tying flies and answering your questions about fly selection and our classes.

March 15th and 16th: Steve White will be in the demonstration area doing an “Introduction to Fly Fishing” seminar at 12 noon.

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NC Wildlife: Free Hunter Education Course for Women

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a free hunter education course for women on March 28-29 at Bass Pro Shops in Concord, Cabarrus County.

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Join us for a hunter education course for women on March 28-29 at Bass Pro Shops in Concord.

The two-day course will provide an atmosphere conducive to learning for women of all ages, with no experience required. This specialized course will be held at Bass Pro Shops, located at 8181 Concord Mills Boulevard, through the Wildlife Commission’s Hunter Education Program and Home From The Hunt™ campaign.

The course is offered on a first-come, first-served basis with limited space available and pre-registration required. The first session will be conducted on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. with the final session held Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“There is an increase in female participation in hunting, shooting sports and outdoor recreation, and we want that trend to continue,” said Carissa Shelton, the Commission hunter education specialist who will lead the course. “This course will provide the standard lessons of the Hunter Education Program, but will do so in a gender-specific setting. We believe a specialty course like this creates an appealing environment for those women who prefer it.”

All graduates will receive hunter certification recognized in all 50 states, U.S. territories and many other countries.

For more information or to pre-register, call 919-707-0031

Happy Hunting!

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Give a New Home to Your Old Gear

It's Sunday...a great day to tinker in your garage or man cave and sort through your fishing equipment. You know you have one rod or one reel that you just don't use any more. Now's your chance to give it a new life.

One of our most popular programs is back...the Rod and Reel Trade-Ins, as part of the Spring Fishing Classic. This is your chance to save money on a new reel or rod but, more importantly, your opportunity to pay it forward by helping a local youth organization with your trade-in.

How does it work? You bring in your old equipment and receive a discount coupon to use toward the purchase of a new rod or reel. All rods and reels are inspected by our fishing associates, when donated, to make sure they are in good working condition. Why do we do that? Because we pass the rods and reels on to an organization that uses them to teach kids about the joys of fishing!

This year the rods and reels will be donated to the Lake View Camp based in Pella, Iowa, and the Boy Scouts. Lake View hosts kids at Christian-based camps throughout Iowa over the summer and one of the favorite activities is fishing. So your gently used rods and reels bring a fun and often new experience to these special camp attendees!

 

Reel Trade-In    Feb. 28-March 5, 2014

Trade-in your old working reel and receive a discount coupon to use toward the purchase of a new reel. Limit 1 coupon per new reel. The program does not apply to any combo purchases and applies to prices marked. The coupon must be used toward purchasing a new reel between Feb. 28-March 5 only.

Reel Trade-In Feb. 28-March 5, 2014

 

Rod Trade-In  March 7-11, 2014

Trade-in your old rod and receive a discount coupon to use toward the purchase of a new one. Limit 1 coupon per new rod. The program does not apply to any combo purchases and applies to prices marked. The coupon must be used toward purchasing a new rod between March 7-11 only.

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Rod Trade-In!

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Join us starting Friday, March 7, 2014 thru Tuesday, March 11, 2014 for our rod trade-in event.  Do you have an old rod or two laying around the house just taking up space? Are you looking to upgrade your old rod? Just want a newer model? Well, bring your old rod to your local Bass Pro Shops March 7, 2014 thru March 11, 2014 and let us take it off your hands and give you a coupon to use when purchasing a BRAND NEW rod, while your old rod is donated to a charity and makes someone else happy:) Its a win win situation!

New Rod Purchase Price SAVE
$30.00 thru $48.99 $5.00
$49.00 thru $74.99 $10.00
$75.00 thru $99.99 $15.00
$100.00 thru $119.99 $20.00
$120.00 thru $159.99 $25.00
$160.00 thru $199.99 $30.00
$200.00 thru $249.99 $40.00
$250.00 thru $499.99 $50.00
$500.00 and UP! $100.00

 

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Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

The State of Alabama has announced the return of its annual “Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.”  This is a 3 day sales tax holiday that starts at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, February 21st and goes through midnight on Sunday, February 23rd.     Please go to the attached Alabama Department of Taxation website, ADOR - Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday , to read more about this upcoming holiday and print out the information provided there.

 

The sales tax holiday applies to all locations in Alabama (store locations in Prattville, Spanish Fort & Leeds).  The sales tax holiday is on the State portion of the sales tax (which is 4%), and in some locations, the local sales tax as well and then only on applicable items.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  This exemption applies to the STATE piece of the sales tax rate and only the LOCAL pieces of the sales tax rate when the local governing body has chosen to participate.  It is up to the local jurisdictions to decide if they want to participate.  The City of Prattville and Elmore County have elected to participate in this exemption program.  However, at Spanish Fort, Baldwin County has elected to participate and the City of Spanish Fort has elected to participate, but the Town Center District has elected not to participate in the holiday.  Likewise, at Leeds, the City of Leeds has elected to participate, but Jefferson County has elected to not participate in the holiday.  Therefore, depending on your location, eligible items of clothing and footwear may not be fully exempt, but will be subject to a reduced tax rate during the Holiday.  Below is a list of location with their regular tax rate and the reduced tax rate for the sales tax holiday.

 

                                               Normal Rate            Holiday Rate                 

Prattville Store:                      11.00%                           0.000%

Leeds Store:                           10.00%                          2.000%

Spanish Fort Store:               10.95%                          2.450%

 

 

The Holiday exempts from sales tax only certain categories of items and only on items that have a selling price of $60 or less (the one exception is on generators which is available on those selling for $1,000 or less).  If any item sells for more than $60 (or $1,000 for generators) then the whole sales price is taxable.  For example if a radio sells for $60 it is completely exempt, however, if it sells for $60.19 then the whole thing is taxable.  The list includes:

 

  • Blue ice or artificial ice  
  • Battery powered flashlights and lanterns (excludes kerosene or other fuel supplied lanterns)
  • Gas or diesel fuel containers
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, and 9-volt only – excludes car/boat batteries)
  • Non-electrical coolers and ice chests
  • Cell phone chargers/batteries
  • Tarpaulins, plastic sheeting, ground anchor systems, tie-down kits
  • Radios (portable and self-powered), Two-way radios, weather band radios, and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Storm shutter devices
  • Duct tape
  • First-aid kits
  • Portable generators
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This Weekend @ Bass Pro Shops Altoona - Batter Up!

No, not baseball...Uncle Buck's Beer Batter! In town for the tournaments? Stop out and give it a try!

Uncle Buck's Beer Batter

Saturday, February 22, Noon-4 (or while supplies last)

We'll be frying up some onion rings for you to sample, so you can see how great this beer batter is! Of course, onion rings HAVE to be dipped, so we'll also have some Ass Kickin' Habanero Ketchup for you to try! (yes, that's the brand name...not just our opinion!)

 

Saturday AND Sunday, February 22 and 23 - Girl Scout Cookies are in the house again!

Troops will be selling them each weekend through March 9 from about 10 a.m. to approximately 2-4 p.m., depending on the group.

This weekend we host:

Saturday, February 2 - Troop 409, Altoona

Sunday, February 16 - Troop 317, Des Moines
 

Coming Up - The Spring Fishing Classic

Join us Saturday, March 1, for our first weekend of special guests! Our National Pros take the spotlight for the annual BassMaster University!


1 p.m. - Win Stevens, Missouri B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Angler - "Using your Hummingbird Electronics"
2 p.m. - Chase Parsons, host of The Next Bite TV and walleye tournament champion - "Walleyes 2014"
3 P.M. - Casey Scanlon - Bassmaster Elite Series Pro - "Jig Fishing"

Spring Fishing Classic BassMaster University - Altoona, Iowa

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Reel Trade-In!

Starting Friday, February 28, 2014 and running through Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will be hosting our Reel Trade-In;

New Reel Purchase Price SAVE
$30.00 thru $48.99 $5.00
$49.00 thru $74.99 $10.00
$75.00 thru $99.99 $15.00
$100.00 thru $119.99 $20.00
$120.00 thru $159.99 $25.00
$160.00 thru $199.99 $30.00
$200.00 thru $249.99 $40.00
$250.00 thru $499.99 $50.00
$500.00 and UP $100.00

So upgrade your current fishing reel and get rid of the oldies plus save money! Its a great deal and all reels will be donated to a charity who will be able to pay them forward by helping others! Swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World between February 28, 2014 and March 5, 2014 and let us take your old reel and let you save money on a brand new reel!

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Bonus Bucks!

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How would you like to spend money in your favorite store and get money back? Its pretty much like getting paid to shop. Well you can starting Thursday, March 6, 2014 and running thru Wednesday, March 12, 2014 you can earn BONUS BUCKS by simply using your Bass Pro Shops Outdoors Rewards Credit Card.  BONUS BUCKS are awarded based on the amount of money charged to the Bass Pro Shops Ourdoor Rewards Credit Card.  So you use your Bass Pro Shops Outdoors Rewards Credit Card to purchase new gear and receive up to $100.00 BONUS BUCKS! PLUS! Open a NEW account and get an addictional 10% off your qualifying purchase!

Purchase Amount* BONUS BUCKS VALUE
$150.00 thru $249.99 $10.00
$250.00 thru $399.99 $20.00
$400.00 thru $699.99 $50.00
$700.00 and UP!

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BONUS BUCKS card is awarded based on the amount charged to the Bass Pro Shops Credit Card.  Bonus Bucks Promotional Card will activate one day after purchase date and will expire on March 23, 2014.  *Purchase amount fter taxes and applicable discounts charged to your Bass Pro Shops MasterCard. Not available on catalog or internet purchases.  **Upon credit approval on purchases up to $1,500.00. For information about rates, fees, other costs, and benefits associated with the use of the card, or to apply, see an associate and refer to the disclosures accompanying the application.  The credit card program is issued and administered by FIA Card Services, N.A. MasterCard and World MasterCard are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license.

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A Month of Knowledge!

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Here at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, we have a pretty knowledgable team of associates.  Our associates will be hosting classes throughout the month so that our associates are able to share their knowledge:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:00 P.M: Fishing for Beginners, learn all the must have gear, good spots, and everything you will need to get your fishing adventures started,  with our Fishng Lead Justin

Wednesday, February  19, 2014 7:00 P.M: Selecting the appriorate Hiking Shoes, Have you ever wondered what made certain shoes better than others? Why soles were different? The difference between Gore-Tex, Water Resisitant, and Water Proof? Well have no fear join our footwear lead Chuck and find out.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 4:00 P.M: Fish Finder Features, What makes one fish finder more expensive than others? It all depends on what is offered in that particular unit.  Join Ted our Marine Lead and find out what features are a must and what features will best help your needs on your next big fishing adventure.

Friday, February 21, 2014 4:00 P.M: Color Me Camo; Differences in Camo and Patterns and Uses; Whether you duck hunt, turkey hunt, or buck hunt we are sure to  have the perfect camo for you Join our Camo Lead Donna to learn all the ins and outs of camo patterns for your next big adventure. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014 1:00 P.M: Cold Weather Camping; Did you know that no matter what the weather is like outside you and your friends and family can enjoy a camping adventure? Well most people only think of camping during three seasons.  However, you can also camp during the winter as long as you have the right gear.  Join our camping lead Kelli, and find out what you will need to enjoy some camping during the winter. 

No matter what you would like to learn more about, swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and let one of our A-W-E-S-O-M-E team of associates help you with all your questions!

 

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The Annual Spring Fishing Classic is Back!

 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:

February 28th

7:00 pm Spring Striper Fishing on the Chesapeake led by Max King (PENN & Berkley Pro Staff member)

March 1st

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:

March 7th

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.

 

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Fishing Classic Time!

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It's that time of year again, the annual Bass Pro Shops Fishing Classic is here!  Join us here in Hampton, Virginia from Friday, February 28, 2013 thru Sunday, March 16, 2013 for some awesome family fishing fun.  There will be plenty of educational and fun seminars on the latest and greatest techniques and items, sales, and fun.  Also, theres a whole weekend dedicated to the children, The Next Generation weekend is jam packed with seminars, activities, crafts, and fun for the little ones.  On top of all the fun in the store with the pros, seminars, our staff, and activities as you are exiting our store, the Dolphinette's will be selling their absolutely amazing North Carolina BBQ with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House.  Personally, I along with many of the Bass Pro Shops staff here in Hampton, Virginia would recommend that you try or grab another BBQ Sundae. Its all the must haves in the BBQ world in one cup; North Carolina BBQ, Baked Beans, and Cole Slaw talk about Heaven in a cup! So grab all your friends and the whole family and join us here at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World located in Hampton, Virginia! 

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Spring Fishing Classic

            SPRING FISHING CLASSIC

 

Are you ready for Spring Fishing???

I know I am!!

The official beginning of the season is coming soon. THE SPRING FISHING CLASSIC will begin on February 28, 2014. This is the biggest fishing event of the year!

March 1, 2014 we will welcome some of the best anglers in the industry to our store for BASSMASTER University. These three guys are some of the best- Tracy Adams, Jason Quinn and Boyd Duckett.

 

                 BASSMASTER University

 

BASS MASTER University Seminars

Tracy Adams   1 pm    Shallow Water Jig Fishing

Jason Quinn   2 pm    Topwater Versatility

Boyd Duckett   3 pm    Proper Combinations of Line, Reel, and Rod

 

March 7

                7 pm    Bowfishing for Beginners/Rigging for Bowfishing

March 8-9

2-4 pm  Fried fish Sampling

11 am   Locating Bass in New Waters

1 pm    Topwater Techniques for Bass

2 pm    Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass

3 pm    Does the color of your Bass Lure Matter?

4 pm   Become a Smallmouth Specialist

5 pm    Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass

March 15-16

Next Generation Weekend  12-5 pm

  • Free Kids Fishing Workshop                        2:30 and 4:30 pm
  • Free Crafts                                                       1-4:30 pm
  • Free Catch and Release Pond                    12-5 pm
  • Free photos                                                     12-5 pm

*Free Giveaway – to the first 150 kids that complete punch card each day

 

March 15

3 pm    Women’s Fishing Workshop- Women’s beginning fishing workshop

*Free giveaway to the first 50 women to attend this workshop Must be 18 yrs or older

 

There are so many Daily Specials on March 7-8 & 14-15 that I can’t mention them all!

Grab your sales ad, go to basspro.com- make your list ! Whatever you do make sure you check out all the great deals!

 

 

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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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Spring Fishing Classic 2014 February 28 - March 16

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I am proud to announce that our Spring Fishing Classic is near! We here at Bass Pro Shops San Antonio, are excited and anxious to get things started, to provide you all with some awesome seminars and activities for you and the children. We are even more excited to have our local Pros Matt Reed,Byron Velvick, Rick Shock and Robin McFarlane come and make an appearance; they are as well giving a seminar! Like I said before there will be seminars, awesome give-a ways, activities for you and the kiddos, food sampling, and Women fishing and kids Workshops! This is one event that is a must go event or you will be missing out on the fun. Here are some of the schedules

Free-Bass Pro Shops BassMaster University with National Pros

Matt Reed- February 28, at 7pm

Byron Velvick- March 1, at 1pm

Local Pro Fishing Tips and Seminars- From the awesome Rick Shock and Robin McFarlane!

March 7, at 7pm- Flipping and Pitching for bass

March 8 & 9

  • 11 am –Locating Bass in New Water
  • 1 pm – Topwater Techniques for Bass
  • 2 pm – Spinning Reel Tactics for Bass
  •  3pm – Does the Color of Your Bass Lure Matter?
  • 4 pm – Become a Smallmouth Specialist
  •  5 pm – Choosing the Right Soft Plastics for Bass

 

Food Demos- Located in the Camping Department

Fried Fish Sampling- March 8, 2pm-4pm

Ice Cream Demo – March 1, 2pm-4pm

Women’s Workshop – March 15 3pm

Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend

March 15 & 16 (Saturday and Sunday) Noon – 5pm

  • Kids Crafts- 1pm-4:30pm
  • Photos – Noon -5pm

There is many more fun and activities to be announce the closer the time! Aside from the activities, we will be having great sales through the store! From apparel to fishing equipment! So what do you say guys? You coming to join us in all this fun!

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