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Registration Open For NSIA’s Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament, June 28

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST SPORTFISHING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association, in cooperation with Sportco/Outdoor Emporium, is pleased to present the 8th Annual ‘Fore the Fish! Golf Tournament’.  This year’s event will take place on Thursday, June 28th at the beautiful Olympia Country & Golf Club, in Olympia, WA.  The tournament will be a best ball scramble format, making it a fun round for even the occasional golfer.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE NORTHWEST SPORTFISHING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION’S “FORE THE FISH” GOLF TOURNAMENT PREPARE TO HEAD FOR THE LINKS AS PART OF THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS. (NSIA)

Proceeds from the NSIA Golf Tournament help support NSIA’s work to ensure healthy fisheries and a vibrant Sportfishing industry in the Pacific Northwest. Proceeds from events has enabled NSIA to be successful in opening new fisheries, growing existing fisheries, and representing the voice of the Sportfishing industry in government.

NSIA TERMS THE EVENT A WIN FOR EVERYONE, AND SAYS MONEY RAISED GOES TOWARD “OPENING NEW FISHERIES, GROWING EXISTING FISHERIES, AND REPRESENTING THE
VOICE OF THE SPORTFISHING INDUSTRY IN GOVERNMENT.” (NSIA)

Registration is now open with a cost of $125 per participant or $500 per foursome.  The event includes a putting contest prior to tee off and a variety of hole-in-one prizes on four different par-three holes. There will be a post-tournament barbecue where team prizes are awarded along with a live auction, silent auction and bucket raffles.  Registration opens at 10:00 am, the shotgun start is at 12:00 noon. Registration can be completed on the NSIA website at www. nsiafishing.org or by calling the NSIA office at 503-631-8859.

GABE MILLER OF SPORTCO AND OUTDOOR EMPORIUM, A COSPONSOR OF “FORE THE FISH,” HANDS OUT PRIZES AFTERWARDS. (NSIA)

Sponsorship and donation opportunities are still available. Support of this tournament is an excellent way to gain brand recognition with more than a hundred golfers and sportfishermen. Game sponsors have the option to staff their hole, gaining the opportunity to interact with the golfers with contests and activities centered around sponsor products and services.  For more information on sponsorship or donation opportunities – or to register a team – contact Heather Reese at events@nsiafishing.org or 503-631-8859.

New Spring Anacortes Boat Show ‘Exceeded Expectations’

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION

The new Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show held on May 17-20 at the Port of Anacortes’ Cap Sante Marina exceeded expectations with an attendance of 5,214, and those in attendance and the boating industry are already looking forward to 2019!

THE NEW ANACORTES BOAT AND YACHT SHOW WAS HELD AT THE PORT’S CAP SANTE MARINA. (RON IBSEN)

With 263 boats on display at Cap Sante Marina and nearby boatyards plus 60 marine businesses filling the 10,000-square foot tent – the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and Port of Anacortes – teamed up to provide a very successful show at the heart of a beautiful waterfront community and gem of all marinas.

(RON IBSEN)

“The show exceeded our wildest expectations,” said Stephanie Hamilton, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce president. “Working with the staff of (NMTA) has been wonderful – they are true professionals with warm hearts. We were blessed with perfect weather to showcase the boats and accessories – and all the guests were happy. Looking forward to next year!”

Boat dealers and brokers were very happy with boat sales and turnout at the show. E-tickets were purchased in 15 different U.S. states and Canada, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington D.C., Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, Texas, Washington and British Columbia.

(RON IBSEN)

“The Anacortes Boat and Yacht show was fantastic right out of the gate,” said Kelly Hawley, owner of Tom-n-Jerry’s Boat Center and Master Marine in Mount Vernon. “Good weather, great attendance and most importantly strong sales. For the first attempt at a show of this magnitude in Anacortes I was pleasantly surprised and already planning for next year.”

(RON IBSEN)

“All told, this was the most professionally organized and run and promoted show we have ever seen in Anacortes,” said Matthew Thornton, general manager and certified yacht broker at BananaBelt Boats & Yachts in Anacortes. “The fact we got 25 percent attendance of the Big Seattle Boat Show in just four days shows that Anacortes is indeed a splendid destination and a worthwhile show venue.”

Anacortes is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver B.C. The Anacortes area has more than 40 marine-related businesses to cover every boater’s wants and needs.

New Boat Show In Anacortes Coming In Mid-May

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION

Spring is blooming for boaters to hop onboard the new Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show May 17-20 at the Port of Anacortes’ Cap Sante Marina that is projected to have nearly 300 boats on display.

ORGANIZERS SAY THEY’LL HAVE NEARLY 300 BOATS ON HAND AT THE CAP SANTE MARINA IN ANACORTES FOR THE REGION’S NEWEST WATERCRAFT SHOW, SLATED FOR MAY 17-20. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and Anacortes Chamber of Commerce have come together for this show set in one of region’s most popular boating areas. Attendees can soak in the sights of in-water and shore-side boats ranging from trailer-sized to a 68-foot Prestige from Sundance Yachts. Boats for sale include new and brokerage types in the water at the marina, and at nearby boatyards – Banana Belt Boats and North Harbor Diesel – located just south of the marina with free bus shuttle service. In the marina parking area there will be a large display of boats on trailers, and a huge shoreside tent filled with accessories and electronics.

“Teaming with the producers of the Seattle Boat Show to bring their expertise to our beautiful waterfront community and the gem of all marinas – Cap Sante Marina, is yet another way to offer our guests an opportunity to experience Anacortes – our island getaway,” said Stephanie Hamilton, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce president.

Anacortes is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver B.C. The Anacortes area has more than 40 marine-related businesses to cover every boater’s wants and needs. For details, go to https://anacortesboatandyachtshow.com/.

Tickets

Cost is $10 for adults; $15 for unlimited pass; youth 17-and-under are free; 50-percent off for Veterans every day of show; and Yacht Club Members get in free on Thursday and Friday. E-tickets will go on sale April 2 and include a 12-month subscription to Sea Magazine and/or Boating World.

Hotel, Shopping and Dining

Attendees who stay at participating hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast locales will receive two free tickets to the show for each nights’ stay. Accommodations are available for all price ranges with several offering pristine views of the surrounding waters. There are many sights to see, places to shop and restaurants from casual to fine dining. For details, go to https://anacortes.org/.

Things to do

The Anacortes Farmers Market happens on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors offer farmers produce, yummy food and vibrant art plus live music. After the show, head over to Swinomish Casino & Lodge or take a hike and soak in sunset views at Mount Erie Park, the highest point on Fidalgo Island. Other activities include exploring nearby Washington Park and Deception Pass State Park; whale watching with local charter-boat businesses; having a picnic or strolling at Storvik Park or Seafarers Memorial Park; or viewing the Anacortes Mural Project on Commercial Avenue.

Angling For A Good Cause: Sign Up For 26th NSIA Spring Fishing Classic

By the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association

As the springers roll up the Columbia it is good to remember the hard work, advocacy and litigation it has taken to ensure anglers have access to these fish.

JIM MARTIN AND JOHN SHLIMENKO SHOW OFF A NICE SPRING CHINOOK. (NSIA)

For instance, many salmon and sportfishing advocacy groups have weighed in on the long-running case before U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon to protect and restore beleaguered Columbia River salmon stocks.

Last April, Judge Simon rewarded those efforts by ordering that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work with state, federal and tribal biologists to develop a joint plan to provide more voluntary spill to provide better protections for outmigrating juvenile spring Chinook salmon, steelhead and sockeye.

The increased spill will be timed earlier in April, to help outmigrating spring Chinook smolts and should result in better returns in years to come.

“Sending water over the tops of dams for fish works,” says Liz Hamilton, executive director of the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association. “In 2006, NSIA and our allies secured an injunction in Judge Redden’s court to increase the use of spill to protect out-migrating juvenile fall Chinook. Within eight years — two generations of fall Chinook — we saw sharply increased runs of fall Chinook. We are confident spill will have a similar positive result for spring Chinook in the Columbia.”

Spill does not increase river flows, it only changes the route the water — and the fish — take past the dams.

According to Buzz Ramsey of Yakima Bait, it’s the change in how the water gets past the dams – by spill or through the turbines – that is important for salmon.

“Salmon do not swim down to the sea,” said Ramsey. “Instead, the fish point their nose into the current and let the flow push them downstream. The fish go where the water goes.”

He explains that if the water only passes through the turbines, that is where all the fish will end up and each dam will take its toll.

The Columbia River spring Chinook fishery is extremely popular and is a huge driver of fishing license sales for the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho. NSIA hosts a popular annual fishing derby in the river called the Spring Fishing Classic.

This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 7, and is cohosted by Fisherman’s Marine & Outdoor and supported by many top names in the sportfishing industry, including Willie Boats, Scotty, Berkley and Stevens Marine.

Participation offers anglers a chance to have fun and engage in a little friendly competition, while supporting advocacy work for better fisheries in the Pacific Northwest.

A brand-new 17-foot Willie drift boat, trailer and seats will be raffled off, while $500 will also go to whomever weighs in the largest fish. Team prizes are also awarded.

Tickets are $255 for a team of three, $425 for a team of four and $510 for a team of six.

To register for the derby, call NSIA at (503) 631-8859 or go to nsiafishing.org, where you can also learn more about the organization and its efforts to help the fish and sportfishing.

Changing Of The Guard At Wildlife Forever, National Conservation Nonprofit

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM WILDLIFE FOREVER

After 25 years of service to fish and wildlife conservation, Wildlife Forever’s President & CEO, Douglas Grann has announced his retirement and turned over the leadership reins to Pat Conzemius, Executive Vice President.

DOUGLAS GRANN (CENTER, NO ID BADGE) HAS RETIRED FROM WILDLIFE FOREVER, WHICH WILL NOW BE LED BY PAT CONZEMIUS (SECOND FROM LEFT). (WILDLIFE FOREVER)

Grann joined the non-profit organization in March of 1992. Prior to Wildlife Forever, he was Executive Vice President, Voyageur Art specializing in state duck-stamp prints and created the Australia “First of Nation” Duck Stamp Program.  He also served as Director of Operations for the National Wild Turkey Federation, starting their popular Super Fund Banquet program.

Mr. Grann’s responsibilities included the leadership of Wildlife Forever, management of staff and programs, plus creation and development of national campaigns. Grann states his greatest achievement was ensuring no less than 80% of every dollar raised was spent on conservation.  This goal was accomplished for 25 years with 94% of all revenue going directly to mission, confirmed by independent audits, in recent years.

“Wildlife Forever was built and supported by individuals who care deeply about the future of fish and wildlife.” said Mr. Grann.  “I am most thankful for those dedicated members, directors, staff and sponsors who invested in conservation and believed in developing stewardship in America’s youth. Thank you all, it has been a privilege to guide Wildlife Forever.”

Under his direction, numerous national initiatives have flourished.  He was instrumental in the creation of the State-Fish Art Contest (SFA); Master’s Walleye Circuit (MWC), World Walleye Championship (WWC); Handicapped Americans for Wildlife Conservation (HAWC); Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Alliance (TRCA); “Racing for Wildlife” (NASCAR); and the Clean Drain Dry (CD2) Initiative.

One of the best measures of success comes from credibility and what others say about one’s work. Over Grann’s 25-year span, Wildlife Forever has received 60 special recognitions and major awards from state and federal agencies, corporations and governmental organizations.

“It’s been an honor and a pleasure to work with Doug Grann,” said Scott Grieve, Chairman, Wildlife Forever.  “I have served on the Board during Doug’s building of the organization and developing programs.  His tireless work on behalf of conservation and education is admired by everyone who knows him. We look forward to his continued leadership and new role as President of the Board.”

Grieve further said, “Wildlife Forever believes conservation education will ultimately determine the future of America’s fish & wildlife heritage. It is only through education and participation that we will pass on the stewardship of our natural resources to the next generation.”

As Wildlife Forever moves forward this vision remains the same for Pat Conzemius.  Pat has served for the past 10 years as Conservation Director and has handled all conservation projects, partnerships, grants and campaigns.  Conzemius concluded, “I am proud to continue this legacy Doug has built and will do all I can to ensure we maintain the highest of standards and always work to conserve America’s fish and wildlife.”

Tannerite Addresses Factory-destroying Fire Rumors In Press Release

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM TANNERITE

As most of our wonderful supporters and customers now know our company has suffered a devastating fire at our factory which resulted in a total loss on early Monday morning, 01/08/18.

We would like to thank the Pleasant Hill fire, Goshen fire, Springfield fire, South Lane fire, Lowell fire, Dexter fire, McKenzie fire, Mohawk fire and Coburg fire personnel that did a stellar job at saving what they could save. We are happy that none of them were injured in responding to this large fire, and that no one else was injured.

Needless to say with this fire now just a little over forty-eight hours old, we are still in initial recovery mode, still getting questions answered, and very much working hard to get initial solutions in place.

We would like to clear up some misinformation that was reported in the media and on social media. One, we have no evidence at this time that this was arson or insurance fraud. Two, there was no explosion as there were no explosives on the premises. While there were some 1.4g special effects fireworks from another company, that have no special storage requirements, waiting to be shipped out that were set off by the fire; these had nothing to do with target making components. Last, that company was not operating illegally.

I personally responded to all media inquiries, leaving messages with five sources after they contacted the office with only two returning my calls. I diligently worked with the fire investigators in order to efficiently work through the local and State investigators and we are told those should finish up tomorrow; once we get their reports we will know more. 

Everyone at the company appreciates all the support and patience we have received as we work towards getting resources in place to execute a business recovery plan. We are working to have a solid plan in place for recovery very soon and when we do, we will communicate that to the public and our business partners.

The Tannerite Sports family would like to thank everyone for their support.

On Behalf of Tannerite Sports L.L.C.,

Sincerely,
Steve Yerger
Corporate Investigator

Kokanee Tank, Expert Angler Demos Coming To 3 Sportsmen’s Shows

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM MACK’S LURE

Mack’s Lure, Inc., manufacturer of the famous Wedding Ring, Smile Blade, Sling Blade, Glo Hooks and more, is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Bi-Mart Kokanee Tank at The 2018 Sportsmen’s Shows presented by The O’Loughlins. This year’s shows will take place in Puyallup, Wash. (Jan. 24-28), Portland, Ore. (Feb. 7-11) and Redmond, Ore. (Mar. 1-4).

IT’LL BE OUT WITH THE SPINYRAYS AND IN WITH THE KOKANEE WHEN A NEW FISH TANK DEMONSTRATION DEBUTS AT UPCOMING SPORTSMEN’S SHOWS IN PUYALLUP, PORTLAND AND REDMOND, OREGON. (MACK’S LURE)

The 40-foot tank, which will be used for demonstrations throughout each show, will be stocked with live kokanee for the first time. Several Mack’s Lure Pro and Guide Staff members will be on hand at the Washington Sportsman’s Show (Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup), Pacific Northwest Sportsman’s Show (Expo Center, Portland) and the Central Oregon Sportsman’s Show (Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond) to provide seminars on kokanee fishing techniques, trolling tactics, lure and attractor combinations, and much more.

Headlining the seminars will be Mack’s Lure’s Gary Miralles, Jeff Witkowski, Ray Bailey and Mike Hall, each of whom are one of the region’s foremost experts in all things kokanee fishing. Together, the four anglers bring with them over 200 combined years of kokanee fishing experience. Some of the topics discussed will be trolling and jigging techniques, locating kokanee, rigging tips, seasonal approaches and more, which will accompany question and answer sessions.

Please see the seminar schedule below for the upcoming Washington Sportsman’s Show held at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, Wash. from Wednesday, January 24 through Sunday, January 28. Seminar schedules for the Pacific Northwest Sportsman’s Show and the Central Oregon Sportsman’s Show will be announced at a later date.

Washington Sportsman’s Show (Puyallup) Seminar Schedule

Wed., Jan. 24 Thurs., Jan. 25 Fri. Jan. 26 Sat., Jan. 27 Sun., Jan. 28
1 p.m. – Bailey 1 p.m. – Witkowski 1 p.m. – Hall 11 a.m. – Hall 12 p.m. – Witkowski
2 p.m. – Hall 2 p.m. – Bailey 2 p.m. – Witkowski 1 p.m. – Bailey 1 p.m. – Hall
3 p.m. – Witkowski 3 p.m. – Hall 4 p.m. – Bailey 2 p.m. – Witkowski 2 p.m. – Bailey
4 p.m. – Bailey 5 p.m. – Witkowski 5 p.m. – Hall 3 p.m. – Hall
6 p.m. – Hall 6 p.m. – Bailey 6 p.m. – Witkowski 5 p.m. – Bailey
6 p.m. – Witkowski

55 Fishing Seminars, 10 New Topics On Tap At Seattle Boat Show

The Seattle Boat Show today announced its lineup of free fishing seminars for the Jan. 26-Feb. 3 shindig, and it includes a pretty sharp slate of skippers and other anglers.

Organizers report they’ll hold a total of 55 seminars with 10 new topics, including bringing in experts from Eastern Washington such as guide Austin Moser, who will be presenting on how to catch Lake Roosevelt’s big kokanee.

GUIDE AUSTIN MOSER HOISTS FOUR NICE LAKE ROOSEVELT KOKANEE. (AUSTINSNORTHWESTADVENTURES.COM)

Other speakers include radio show host and downrigger salmon fishing expert Tom Nelson, tuna fisherman Tommy Donlin, kayak angler Brad Hole, crabber Clyde McBrayer, and others.

“There is no better way for an angler to improve his or her success on the water than investing in an hour or two at one of the show’s seminars,” organizers state in a press release.

There will also be seminars on marine electronics, cruising and more.

CLYDE MCBRAYER SPEAKS DURING A SEATTLE BOAT SHOW FISHING SEMINAR. (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

While the show has added a new third location this year at Bell Harbor Marina, all the fishing seminars will be held on Stage 1 of the North Hall at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

For more on the Seattle Boat Show, go here.

Meanwhile, here’s a rundown on who’s speaking on what, when, courtesy of the show:

Friday, January 26th
2:00 PM Successful Puget Sound Shrimping Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing in Washington Clyde McBrayer Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Fishing for San Juan Islands Chinook Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Salmon and Lingcod Fishing in Puget Sound Gary Krein Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Bring Your Boat for Fantastic Fishing in C. Washington Dave Graybill Stage #1 North Hall
7:00 PM Successful Halibut Fishing on North Coast and Strait Mike Jamboretz Stage #1 North Hall
Saturday, January 27th
12:00 PM Saltwater Structure Strategies Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
1:00 PM Fishing for Columbia River Kings from Buoy 10 to Brewster Mark Gavin Stage #1 North Hall
2:00 PM Dirty Downrigger Tricks Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing in Washington Clyde McBrayer Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Successful Halibut Fishing on North Coast and Strait Mike Jamboretz Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing in Washington Clyde McBrayer Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Fly Fishing in Puget Sound Keith Robbins Stage #1 North Hall
Sunday, January 28th
1:00 PM Dirty Downrigger Tricks Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
2:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing in Washington Clyde McBrayer Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Bring Your Boat for Fantastic Fishing in C. Washington Dave Graybill Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Trophy Kokanee in Lake Roosevelt Austin Moser Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast: Live Bait Fishing for Tuna Tommy Donlin Stage #1 North Hall
Monday, January 29th
2:00 PM Triple Threat Salmon Angling Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Salmon and Lingcod Fishing in Puget Sound Gary Krein Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast: Anyone Can Catch a Tuna Tommy Donlin Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Successful Halibut Fishing on North Coast and Strait Mike Jamboretz Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Saltwater Structure Strategies Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
7:00 PM Successfully Fishing Lakes Washington/Sammamish Year Round Mark Gavin Stage #1 North Hall
Tuesday, January 30th
2:00 PM Columbia River Springers in Your Boat! Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Salmon and Lingcod Fishing in Puget Sound Gary Krein Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Fishing for San Juan Islands Chinook Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast: Live Bait Fishing for Tuna Tommy Donlin Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Successful Puget Sound Shrimping Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
7:00 PM Kayak Fishing the Pacific Northwest Brad Hole Stage #1 North Hall
Wednesday, January 31st
2:00 PM Fishing for Columbia River Kings from Buoy 10 to Brewster Mark Gavin Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Successful Puget Sound Shrimping Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Salmon and Lingcod Fishing in Puget Sound Nick Kester Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast: Fishing the World Championship Tommy Donlin Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Successful Halibut Fishing on North Coast and Strait Mike Jamboretz Stage #1 North Hall
7:00 PM Saltwater Structure Strategies Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
Thursday, February 1st
2:00 PM Successfully Fishing Lakes Washington/Sammamish Year Round Mark Gavin Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Triple Threat Salmon Angling Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon Keith Robbins Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Dirty Downrigger Tricks Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Salmon and Lingcod Fishing in Puget Sound Gary Krein Stage #1 North Hall
7:00 PM Kayak Fishing the Pacific Northwest Brad Hole Stage #1 North Hall
Friday, February 2nd
2:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing in Washington Clyde McBrayer Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Fishing for San Juan Islands Chinook Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon Keith Robbins Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing in Washington Clyde McBrayer Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Kayak Fishing the Pacific Northwest Brad Hole Stage #1 North Hall
7:00 PM Salmon and Lingcod Fishing in Puget Sound Gary Krein Stage #1 North Hall
Saturday, February 3rd
12:00 PM Top Tactics for Winter Blackmouth John Keizer Stage #1 North Hall
1:00 PM Dungeness Crabbing in Washington Clyde McBrayer Stage #1 North Hall
2:00 PM How to Maximize Your Marine Electronics to Locate Fish John Keizer Stage #1 North Hall
3:00 PM Dirty Downrigger Tricks Tom (TJ) Nelson Stage #1 North Hall
4:00 PM Salmon Fishing: Coast and Puget Sound John Keizer Stage #1 North Hall
5:00 PM Fly Fishing in Puget Sound Keith Robbins Stage #1 North Hall
6:00 PM Salmon and Lingcod Fishing in Puget Sound Nick Kester Stage #1 North Hall

100 Inflatable Boats, 50 Kayaks, 40 Unused Outboards, More On Auction Block Dec. 2

Looking for an inflatable boat or a kayak this holiday season? Or perhaps you need a new motor or some boat accessories?

Well, you just may find what you’re looking for – and for a steal! – at the Ballard Inflatable Boats auction on Saturday, December 2.

IMAGES PROVIDED BY JAMES G. MURPHY CO. SHOW INFLATABLE BOATS, KAYAKS, BOXES OF UNUSED OUTBOARD MOTORS AND MORE TO BE AUCTIONED OFF DEC. S AS THE INVENTORY OF BALLARD INFLATABLE BOAT WORKS GOES INTO FINAL RECEIVERSHIP LIQUIDATION AUCTION. (JAMES G. MURPHY CO.)

Conducted by the James G. Murphy Company, the Ballard Inflatable Boats auction will be held in conjunction with a heavy equipment auction, featuring trucks, vehicles, construction equipment and other machinery.

The heavy equipment auction features at least one item of note for our fishy friends: a 21’ 2015 Thunder Jet Luxor aluminum boat.

The auction will take place both on-site at the company’s 6-acre headquarters in Kenmore, Washington, as well as online at murphyauction.com.

A preview will be held Friday, December 1, so interested buyers can come check out the inventory and ask questions before the auction goes live on Saturday.

“There is a lot of inventory and everything must go,” said Mike Smith with Murphy Co. “And there are no minimums and no reserves, so it could go for a buck, or it could go for a million.”

The auction will feature around 100 inflatable boats, 50 kayaks, 40 unused outboard motors (some still in the box), seats, consoles, cables and other accessories.

Said Smith, “Anything you can screw or glue to a boat, we’ve got it.”

And don’t worry, if you can’t make it to Kenmore, you can bid online with MurphyLIVE!, a live online bidding system. All you need to do is register at murphyauction.com and download the necessary software. According to Smith, people from all over the country go online to bid during these popular heavy equipment auctions. Absentee bids are also accepted.

Check out the auction page online to find out more.

More details:

BALLARD INFLATABLE BOATS – LIVE AUCTION

9AM – SATURDAY – DECEMBER 2

Preview 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Dec 1

James G. Murphy Company
18226 68th Avenue NE
Kenmore, WA 98028

murphyauction.com

‘Sea Change’ Of Sorts Coming To Seattle Boat Show: 3rd Location, More Watercraft Added

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NORTHWEST MARINE TRADE ASSOCIATION

January 2018 marks a sea change for the Seattle Boat Show. For the first time in the show’s 71-year history, there will be three locations – indoors at CenturyLink Field Event Center and afloat at South Lake Union and the newly added Bell Harbor Marina.

THE 2018 SEATTLE BOAT SHOW, BILLED AS THE LARGEST ON THE WEST COAST, RUNS JAN. 26-FEB. 3 AT CENTURYLINK FIELD, SOUTH LAKE UNION AND – NEW THIS YEAR – BELL HARBOR MARINA ON THE WATERFRONT. (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

 

What this means for attendees is that there will be more to see and do at what was already the west coast’s largest boat show and the third largest in North America. The 2018 show will have more boats on display and more free shuttles conveniently transporting attendees between all three locations. Additionally, there are more hotels offering special packages for out-of-town attendees to choose from and more new seminar topics and presenters. The show opens Friday, Jan. 26 and runs through Saturday, Feb 3, 2018.

More boats

The addition of Bell Harbor Marina to the mix provides attendees with not only more locations but also more boats to check out. At press time, show applications were still flooding in, but all indications are that there will be a record number of boats on display for the 2018 show.

(SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

More new seminars

One of the most popular features year in and year out at the Seattle Boat Show is the extensive line-up of free boating and fishing seminars and the advanced training classes for a fee through Boat Show University. No other show in North America matches the Seattle seminar schedule in terms of the quality, variety and number of seminars offered. Regular seminar attendees will be pleased to note the number of new speakers and seminars for 2018. There are 25 new presenters, more panels and more new seminars focused on technology, electronics, communications and navigation. On the fishing stage alone there will be 19 new topics. Boat Show University will have more classes on weather, maintenance and cruising the Inside Passage

More parking

With the addition of Bell Harbor Marina comes convenient access to the Bell Street Parking Garage across the street. Even better, parking there will be free – all nine days of the show –  with the purchase of an e-ticket. There will also be free weekend parking at South Lake Union at the 300 Yale Street garage.

“SO WE COULD PUT A ‘RIGGER MOUNT HERE, AND A CUP HOLDER FOR OUR BABY BOTTLES HERE … (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

More hotels.

For 2018 the Seattle Boat Show is partnering with six local hotels –  Courtyard Pioneer Square; Crowne Plaza Seattle; Silver Cloud Hotel Stadium; Marriott Residence Inn; Marriott Courtyard; and the Silver Cloud Lake Union– offering more choices than ever before for out-of-town showgoers. Visit http://www.seattleboatshow.com/official-hotels for special rates and discount codes.

About the Seattle Boat Show

The show features three locations, 1,000 recreational vessels and more than 400 exhibitors. There are more than three acres of the latest innovations in accessories, technology and boating gear on display indoors, plus hundreds of world-class yachts on the water at South Lake Union and Bell Harbor Marina. There are approximately 200 free seminars during the nine days of the show and advanced training classes for a fee through Boat Show University. A free shuttle runs continuously between all three locations.

For a complete list of exhibitors, seminars, travel package and ticket prices, please visit www.SeattleBoatShow.com  E-tickets go on sale Dec. 1, 2017.