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41st Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show Set For Feb. 10-14 In Portland

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM O’LOUGHLIN TRADE SHOWS

Portland, Ore. — This February 10-14, the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show and Sport Fishing Boat Show, presented by Federal Premium Ammunition and Bushnell, returns to the Portland Expo Center in its 41st year! This is more than an event. It’s more than a pastime. It’s a true Northwest tradition where there’s always something new to see, to learn, and to pass on. This year’s show features dozens of exciting and educational activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, including:

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The World’s Only Indoor Steelhead River: Discover the latest tools and techniques as expert anglers don their waders for hourly on-the-water presentations in the world’s only indoor Steelhead River, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. The 50-foot water feature is stocked with steelhead and simulates a natural river, with pools, rocks, stumps, riverbank and obstacles that force the two-foot-deep, clear current to flow in a realistic manner.

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New Outdoor Survival Expert: New for 2016, Brett Stoffel will bring exciting seminars and tips for outdoor survival training to the show. Presented by your local Toyota dealers, Stoffel’s free outdoor survival training seminars are a must-see for all ages, providing show attendees with invaluable knowledge and survival solutions that are affordable and effective. These seminars cover a variety of topics, from lost person behavior to survival myths and misconceptions.

Legendary Angler Roland Martin Comes to the Show: For the past two decades, legendary angler Roland Martin has given viewers of his NBC Sports show, “Fishing With Roland Martin,” the scoop on how to outsmart a variety of game-fish. And this year, he’s coming to the Sportsmen’s Show! Fishing enthusiasts won’t want to miss his seminars, “Pitching & Flipping for Bass” and “How to Pattern Fish for Bass,” which take place all five days in the Casting Pool and Blue Theater areas of the show.

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Million Dollar Ammo Sale: Back by popular demand, Bi-Mart will be offering amazing deals for hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts. This huge on-site sale offers big savings on small count bricks of .22 shells and a variety of centerfire rifle, handgun, 5.56, .17 and shotgun shells.

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Smokehouse Camp Cooking Demonstrations: With down-home flair and a dose of humor, these camp cooking experts share tasty recipes for easy-to-prepare meals. This year’s show is packed with new demonstrations and recipes the whole family will love. Herb Good is hanging up his apron – don’t miss the last chance to watch this camp cooking favorite at the show. Tiffany Haugen, Dutch oven guru “Cee Dub” Welch, and Roger Neufeldt, aka the Smokehouse Sausage Guy, will also present throughout the five-day show, demonstrating their craft and sharing samples! Learn everything from the basics to gourmet techniques at the ever-popular Smokehouse Camp Cooking Demonstrations, sponsored by Franz and Camp Chef.

 

Head & Horns Competition: The 2016 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, sponsored by Federal Premium Ammunition and Bushnell, invites the public to bring head and horns or antlers to the 2016 show to vie for records, bragging rights and valuable prizes provided by Danner, Fort Knox, Simmons, Ruger, Gerber, and Primos at the highly anticipated Head & Horns Competition. Bring your trophy, past or present, for official measurement! Entrants pay a $25 deposit that’s refunded to those whose entries don’t make the official record book.

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Northwest Tour of Big Game Animals: Appearing at the show’s Head & Horns area, don’t miss Portland’s debut of this new display featuring the largest non-typical Rocky Mountain elk ever recorded in Oregon. This enormous, 423 0/8 B.C. elk was harvested by Delwyn Hendrickson in Umatilla County. The incredible trophy eclipsed the old record established in 1930 of the 411 0/8 B.C. bull commonly known as “Taft.”

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Free Kids’ Trout Fishing Pond: The Kids’ Trout Fishing Pond is one of the show’s most popular attractions, and it’s completely FREE, courtesy of Baxter Auto Parts. Unplug for the day and join us at the Portland Expo Center, where kids ages 12 and under can try a hand at catching up to two live trout to keep or release. Over the years, thousands of children have caught their first fish at the show with the support of Multnomah Anglers and Hunters Club, a nonprofit organization that’s volunteered at this family-friendly feature for more than 40 years. So bring your camera, and don’t miss out on a truly memorable experience.

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Fresh Water Demo Tank: The 30-foot-long, 3,000-gallon tank, sponsored by Bi-Mart, will feature seasoned experts sharing their knowledge of the Northwest’s best freshwater fishing opportunities and the latest techniques for catching bass and panfish. Expert anglers, along with members of the OSU Bass team, will demonstrate fishing strategies and techniques in hourly “through-the-glass” presentations.

 

Lowrance Learning Center: Grab a front row seat at the Lowrance Learning Center and learn about the latest advances in cutting-edge GPS products. This year’s edition, “New Features and Techniques for Better Fishing,” gives show-goers a hands-on opportunity to check out the company’s newest products. Expert Larry Hutchens’ presentation on “Insight Genesis Mapping” includes the High Definition System (HDS) Gen3 fishfinder/chartplotter series – the next revolutionary step forward for the top-selling and award-winning multi-function display.

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Free Seminars and Theaters:  Dozens of experts will be on site, sharing their years of experience and knowledge on topics such as archery, elk bugling, fly fishing, casting, and the latest in boating and navigation technology. Experts from leading regional organizations including the Lowrance Learning Center, Englund Marine, and Amato Publications will lead top-notch seminars for pros and aspiring outdoorsmen. See a complete list of seminars and demos at www.thesportshows.com.

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Archery, Panning for Gold and other Family Fun Activities: Kids and adults alike will enjoy learning archery in a safe environment. Sylvan Archers staff will provide expert instruction and supervision in a fun setting. Kids and parents are also invited to the Northwest Mineral Prospectors Club booth. Panning for gold is fun and easy to learn. Who knows, maybe your kids will strike it rich!

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Purchase New Licenses, Tags and Apply for Special Draws: Visit the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) to get your hunting and fishing licenses, and apply for your 2016 draws. Plus, stop by the Oregon State Marine Board to get information on preventing aquatic invasive species, boating licenses and more!

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Many More Features, Displays and Attractions for Every Age and Interest: Additional attractions at the 2016 show include guides and outfitters to help you plan your next outdoor adventure – here in the Northwest and beyond. Find RVs and boats; tons of camping gear; clothing and accessories; the wildlife art gallery; food and drink; and so much more!

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The 2016 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, sponsored by Federal Premium Ammunition and Bushnell, takes place February 10-14 at the Portland Expo Center. For more information, please visit www.thesportshows.com.

WHEN:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, February 10, 11, 12    11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 13                        10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 14                       10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:    Portland Expo Center
2060 N. Marine Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217

TICKETS:    Admission*
Adults                 $12
Two-day Pass             $18
Juniors (ages 6 to 16)         $5
Ages 5 and under             FREE
*Credit cards are welcome. A $1 fee will be charged per credit card transaction.

Stop by Baxter Auto Parts, Les Schwab or Bi-Mart for a $2 discount coupon for all weekday shows.

Parking at Portland Expo Center is $8 per space, per entry without in and out privileges. Carpools of three or more are $7. Off-site parking at Portland International Raceway and Portland Meadows is $6 and includes free shuttle service to the show.

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Upgraded Buzz Ramsey Air Rod Series ‘Meet The Demands Of Serious Anglers’

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE

The all-new upgraded Berkley Buzz Ramsey Air Rod series graphite fishing rods are now better than ever.

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Noted angling professional Buzz Ramsey shared his lifetime of expertise to help Berkley rod engineers create the ultimate Buzz Ramsey Air rod series. With Buzz’s help these newly upgraded rods have the right components, actions and cosmetics to meet the demands of serious anglers everywhere.

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According to Buzz, “The Air Rod Series now features Complex Matrix composite construction, which creates a stronger, lighter and more sensitive rod.”

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“Along with the addition of several new actions (like 9-foot-6 and 10-foot-6 herring rods and the reintroduction of the one-piece 8-foot mag-taper plug rod), they also feature off-the-chart cosmetics, longer fore-grips, the addition of durable, rubberized shrink wrap handles on casting models to better hold up to rod holder abuse (cork handles will remain on spinning models), the addition of at least one rod guide on all models, and double-footed SS304 rod guides featuring titanium nitride coated guide inserts that won’t groove, break or fall out of the guide frame,” Buzz says.

 

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Big Washington Sportsmen’s Show Coming Up Jan. 27-31 In Puyallup

THEFOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM O’LOUGHLIN TRADE SHOWS

PUYALLUP—The Washington Sportsmen’s Show, a family-friendly showcase of outdoor adventure, education and the latest gear and technology returns to the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, January 27-31.

The five day event offers showgoers great values on fishing and hunting gear, clothing, camping equipment, sport fishing boats, and RV’s. If you’re planning a trip in 2016, top professional guides, outfitters and resort owners are on hand to answer questions and book trips.

$2 discount coupon available here!

For added showgoers’ convenience, parking is free in the fairgrounds’ parking lots during the show.

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The big line-up of attractions includes top Northwest pro staffers sharing their expertise in the “Yakima Bait Indoor River,” the “Cowboy Fast Draw” presented by Les Schwab, the “Tour of Northwest Big Game Animals” and the “Head & Horn” competition.

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Other family-friendly show features include the “Camp Cooking Demo Tent” presented by Smokehouse Products, Camp Chef and Franz; the popular “Kid’s Free Trout Pond” presented by Baxter Auto Parts; and the Lowrance Learning Center.

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Making his debut in 2016, wilderness survival and outdoor safety expert Brett Stoffel shares survival basics, signaling and equipment needs during multiple seminar theater presentations.  Sponsored by Western Washington Toyota Dealers, you can also meet Stoffel at the Toyota display.

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Major Northwest retailer Bi-Mart is participating in the show for the first time with a major on-site sale of centerfire rifle, handgun and shotgun ammo.  While supplies last, small count bricks (325-ct.) of .22’s will be available (limit two boxes per customer per transaction; purchaser must be 21 for this item). Located near the Head & Horns display, the Bi-Mart retail area will also feature optics and other products.

Popular “Cowboy Fast Draw” competition returns

Showgoers can experience a bit of the Old West as Les Schwab presents the popular “Cowboy Fast Draw” competition. Back for a third year, the focus of this interactive experience is on safety, fun and prizes as folks of all experience levels step into the indoor target range. Classic Colt 45 style six-guns, vintage holsters and special wax bullets are all provided.

Cal “Quick Cal” Eilrich, a 17-time Cowboy Fast Draw Association World Champion, supervises the action along with Cowboy Fast Draw Association officials and NRA-certified instructors from the Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club.

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Over 150 hours of learning opportunities from Northwest fishing and hunting experts

For both newbie and veteran anglers alike, a visit to the “Yakima Bait Indoor River” is a must. Northwest fishing luminaries will share tips for catching and landing steelhead, salmon, kokanee, trout, bass and walleye. Buzz Ramsey, Jim Teeny, Keith Jensen, Bob Kratzer, Jack and Brandon Glass, and representatives of Red’s Fly Shop are among the experts wading into the river for scheduled demonstrations. Showgoers are encouraged to visit the Yakima Bait Company booth for “Meet the Pro’s” opportunities (Friday and Saturday only).

The show boasts more than 150 hours of learning opportunities in multiple venues: fishing and hunting theaters, the outdoor Fly Casting Pool and the Fly Tying Theater. This year’s guests include fly fishing authorities Arnie Gidlow, Denny Rickards and Don Simonson, Tom Nelson (Catching Shrimp & Crab), Terry Rudnick (Washington Halibut Fishing in 2016),  Mark Gavin (salmon fishing), representatives from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife and many more.

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Stop by and sign up to attend a seminar at the Lowrance Learning Center, where Jeff Boyer spotlights the latest fishfinding electronics for 2016 in “Understanding Your Fishfinder for More Fish.”

Hunters will get an earful of expert advice and tips in seminars by leading hunting and fishing authority Scott Haugen (multiple presentations), Glen Berry (Elk calls), Tim Brown (choosing guides and outfitters for domestic and international hunting), Dan Kloer (bear and elk calling), Nathan Brence (family hunting), R.J. Marquart (dog training) and Sam Kolb (planning for a hunt).

You may need to pack a horse or mule for a backcountry trip, and noted North Cascades guide Aaron Burkhardt and his team are on hand to demonstrate the latest equipment and packing techniques.

For more information on the show’s speakers, topics and a complete schedule, visit http://www.thesportshows.com/shows/washington/.

BIG trophies on display, plus official scoring and prizes

Bring a smartphone to capture images of the “Tour of Northwest Big Game Animals” featuring several of the largest Rocky Mountain and Roosevelt’s bull elk ever harvested in Washington state. And with prizes on the line, the “Head & Horn” competition attracts hunters bringing trophy heads, horns or antlers to the show for scoring by Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young representatives at no charge. Prizes are awarded in multiple categories, made possible by Bushnell, RCBS, Danner Boots, Hoppe’s, Gerber Knives, Weaver, Primos, Ruger Firearms, Les Schwab and Fort Knox Safes.

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From camp cooking to archery…plenty to see and do for the entire family

Canning, smoking, Dutch oven cooking, filleting, sausage making and butchering techniques are among the topics covered in the “Camp Cooking Demo Tent.” Smokehouse Products, Camp Chef and Franz support the down-home fun as celebrity camp cooks Herb Good, Tiffany Haugen, Roger Neufeldt and “Cee Dub” Welch prepare tasty recipes in hourly presentations.

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The “Kid’s FREE Trout Pond” provides kids 12 and under with the opportunity to catch-and-keep or release two trout.  Sponsored by Baxter Auto Parts, the pond is stocked with thousands of trout. All the gear is provided at no charge—including fishing poles, bait and take-home bags.

Other family-oriented features include a 3-D archery instruction display by Skookum Archers Club & Range, where show attendees can learn basic handling of a bow and arrow with hands-on instruction by experts.

The 2016 Washington Sportsmen’s Show–Hours/Admission & Parking

Show hours are 12:00 noon to 8 p.m. Wed. thru Fri. (Jan. 27-29), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat. (Jan. 30) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 31). The show offers FREE parking in the fairgrounds’ parking lots during its five-day run.

Admission is $12 for adults; juniors (6-16), $5; and children five and under are admitted free. $18 two-day passes are also available. For information on online ticket purchases and discounts, visit www.thesportshows.com.

Show parking at the fairgrounds is FREE every day of the show.

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Ramsey To Speak About Steelhead, Springers At Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show

We should have more details about the rest of the seminar schedule at the big upcoming Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show in Portland next month, but here is what Northwest Sportsman contributor and regional salmon and steelhead fishing legend Buzz Ramsey is scheduled to speak about on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the Feb. 10-14 show:

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Easy Steelhead Success

Join pro angler Buzz Ramsey for an entertaining yet informative seminar on: how-to-catch steelhead from rivers. Learn the habits of these iconic fish along with how you can find success by employing fishing methods like drift or float fishing from shore, or boating methods like side drifting and plug fishing. This is one seminar you will not want to miss as Buzz is a master at helping anglers understand the basics along with ways even accomplished anglers can sharpen their angling skills.

Seminar Times:

Thursday February 11 at 5:00 PM

Friday Feb 12 at 1:00 PM

Saturday Feb 13 at 5:00 PM

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Spring Chinook Seminar in Blue Theater –Portland

Successful Spring Chinook Tactics

Learn how to catch the tastiest of local salmon from pro angler Buzz Ramsey via his custom power-point presentation that will cover boat fishing methods popular on the Columbia River and its largest tributaries. This seminar will cover the basics: like what tackle to use, an overall description of the fishery, rigging tips, how ocean tides might affect how and where you fish the big river, along with detailed descriptions of the most popular and productive fishing methods. 

Seminar Times:

Thursday February 11 at 1:00 PM

Friday Feb 12 at 5:00 PM

Saturday Feb 13 at 1:00 PM

 

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Elephant Boys Hosts 2016 Spokane Valley Boat Show, Jan. 23-Feb. 14

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE ELEPHANT BOYS

Elephant Boys Boating Store will again host the Spokane Valley Boat Show for 2016, starting Saturday Jan. 23th, and running all the way to Sunday, Feb. 14th.

During our 2016 Boat Show there will be lots off specials.

There will also be over 32,000 square feet jam-packed full of boats and boating supplies. The Elephant Boys Display is the largest true discount marine boating store in the state. The store has established that a discount marine store was needed and it has found that it draws customers from a large radius around Spokane.

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“We are well worth the trip, whether you are traveling from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, British Columbia or Alberta,” says parts counter expert Alana Noel.

The Spokane Valley Boat Show allows The Elephant Boys to set up a boat show display of its own that is larger, lower priced with a better selection then they could offer if they were at a higher priced per square foot local boat show.

The boating store offers full service for your boat and outboard from the trailer up.

The service shop has three certified marine technicians on duty and is a Evinrude BRP Platnum Certified, Mercury Outboard Premier and Tohatsu/Nissan TFI certified dealership.

In addition to adding on to the Valley Elephant Boys Store, the KingFisher boats have recently been added to the lineup.

“The KingFisher brand clearly resonates with our loyal customers as being the reputable builder of choice for tough heavy-gauge aluminum boats with class-leading responsiveness and fishability. When I learned about how their product range grew under the KingFisher umbrella, it made perfect sense for the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene angling and boating markets,” says Ed Conley, owner and manager.

Headquartered in Spokane Valley, Wash., the dealership carries a wide range of boating accessories in addition to the full range of KingFisher, River Hawk and Lowe welded boats for lake, river and offshore fishing.

You will also find Lowe Pontoon Boats, utility boats and jonboats for the best in family recreation, Campion Marine High-tech, high-performance, luxury, sport, runabouts, ARV All Response Vessels for government and commercial use, Old Town, Ocean Kayaks and canoes in all sizes.

To carry your boat home, Elephant Boys carries Carnai Boat Trailer (formally Calkins) and Boat Loaders for your truck.

“ Make sure you drop by Elephant Boys on East Sprague next to Conley’s Place Restaurant. We have everything you would find in a marina-style business—boats, motors, trailers, and accessories or visit our website to learn more about us, www.elephantboys.com,” adds Conley.

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Cabela’s Casting For Buyer?

Cabela’s may be casting around for a buyer.

The hunting and fishing giant, which has nearly a dozen outlets in the Northwest and lower British Columbia, announced this morning that it would begin looking into “strategic alternatives.”

It follows on a Reuters report last month that Bass Pro Shops might be interested.

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THE LACEY CABELA’S, THE FIRST IN THE NORTHWEST.

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM CABELA’S

Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) today announced that its Board of Directors is initiating a process to explore and evaluate a wide range of strategic alternatives to further enhance shareholder value.

“We continue to believe that our Vision 2020 strategy will position Cabela’s to be the world’s best omni-channel retailer, while driving improved performance in both revenue growth and profitability,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “That said, the Board is committed to taking actions to enhance value for shareholders and believes it is an appropriate time to explore potential strategic options that may drive further value. As the Board undertakes this exploration process, Cabela’s is focused on the execution of its business strategy and remains fully committed to serving our customers’ needs.”

“As we head into the holiday selling season, our stores are well-stocked and our outfitters are well-prepared to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers,” Mr. Millner said. “We are continuing to honor all of our commitments as usual. There have been no changes to the Cabela’s CLUB points program, the CLUB Visa card or any of the points customers have earned, including any Cabela’s gift cards that customers have bought or plan to buy in the future. I want to thank the many customers who are enrolled in our CLUB points program and who use our CLUB Visa card, who should continue to use their CLUB points and CLUB Visa cards just as they always have. We will continue to look for ways to make these programs even more rewarding in the coming year.”

Cabela’s is working with Guggenheim Securities, LLC as its financial advisor and Sidley Austin LLP and Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. as its legal counsel to assist in the strategic review. The Board of Directors and management team, working with advisers, plan to proceed in a timely and orderly manner, but have not set a definitive timetable for completion of this process. There can be no assurance that this review process will result in a sale transaction or other strategic alternative of any kind. The Company does not intend to disclose developments or provide updates on the progress or status of this process unless it deems further disclosure is appropriate or required.

 

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Fishing, Crabbing Seminar Schedule Set For Seattle Boat Show

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SEATTLE BOAT SHOW

The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, is known far and wide for the quantity, quality and variety of its free seminars. For the 2016 show there will be more than 200 free seminars on everything from cruising to Alaska to diesel engine maintenance, and advanced seminars for a fee through Boat Show University.  Specifically on the fishing stage, there will be nearly 60 free fishing and crabbing seminars by the Pacific Northwest’s premier fishing experts. From Lake Washington’s smorgasbord of freshwater species, to tuna off Washington’s coast including a blitz of the most knowledgeable salmon fishing presenters ever assembled, anglers will hear from the best of the best. And don’t overlook the outstanding crabbing and shrimping presentations. 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. So whether it’s learning to mooch, learning dirty downrigger techniques, mastering kayak fishing or learning about San Juan Islands salmon secrets, the Seattle Boat Show is the place to be, Friday Jan. 29 through Saturday Feb. 6, 2016.

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PUGET SOUND AND STRAITS CRABBERS HAULED UP NEARLY 2.5 MILLION POUNDS WORTH OF DUNGENESS AS WELL AS UNTOLD NUMBERS OF RED ROCKS THIS PAST SEASON, ACCORDING TO THE NMTA, WHICH ORGANIZES THE SEATTLE BOAT SHOW, WHERE A NUMBER OF CRABBING SEMINARS WILL BE HELD. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

“Every year we work hard to make sure that the presenters are remarkable and this year is no exception— we have an all-star line-up.” says Tony Floor, director of fishing affairs for the Northwest Marine Trade Association.  “Come to the show to make your fishing plans for 2016: to learn how to, when to and where to go fishing from some of the best in the northwest.

View the complete schedule of fishing and boating seminars at: http://www.seattleboatshow.com/seminars.html

West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series

While at the show, stop by to view the grand prize for next year’s West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series – a 22-foot welded aluminum Hewescraft Ocean Pro with a 4-stroke Mercury 225 and 9.9 outboards, an EZ Loader galvanized tandem axel trailer, fully outfitted with Scotty downriggers, Lowrance electronics and a Dual Stereo system – a $90,000 value!

In order to win the 2016 grand prize boat, anglers can fill out a West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series raffle ticket at any of the 14 derbies prior to the grand prize drawing at the Everett Coho Derby. If an angler enters all 14 derbies, the angler’s name will be entered 14 times into the drawing for the Grand Prize Boat. You do not need to catch a fish to be entered into the drawing.

The 2016 West Marine Northwest Salmon Derby Series kicks off with the Roche harbor Salmon Classic, Jan. 21,22 & 23, 2016 and concludes with the  Everett Coho Derby, Sept. 24-25, 2016.

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2016 Seattle Boat Show Fishing Seminars

Friday, Jan. 29th:
2 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Successful Puget Sound Shrimping
3 p.m. Clyde McBrayer                  Dungeness Crabbing in Washington
4 p.m. Tom Nelson                          San Juan Islands Salmon Secrets
5 p.m. Gary Krien                             Salmon Fishing in Central Puget Sound
6 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Dirty Downrigger Tricks
7 p.m. Mike Jamboretz                  Deep Water Chinook Fishing on the North Coast

Saturday, Jan. 30th:
12 p.m. Tom Nelson                        Triple Threat Salmon Angling
1 p.m. Clyde McBrayer                  Dungeness Crabbing in Washington
2 p.m. Mark Gavin                           Successfully Fishing Lakes Washington/Sammamish Year Round
3 p.m. Mike Jamboretz                  Deep water Chinook Fishing on the North Coast
4 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Successful Puget Sound Shrimping
5 p.m. Gary Krien                             Lingcod Fishing in Central Puget Sound
6 p.m. Tommy Donlin                     Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast

Sunday, Jan. 31st:
1 p.m. Clyde McBrayer                  Dungeness Crabbing in Washington
2 p.m. Tommy Donlin                     Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast
3 p.m. Nick Kester                           Salmon Fishing in Central Puget Sound
4 p.m. Tom Nelson                          San Juan Islands Salmon Secrets
5 p.m. Keith Robbins                      Learn to Mooch Puget Sound Salmon

Monday, Feb. 1st:
2 p.m. Nick Kester                           Lingcod Fishing in Central Puget Sound
3 p.m. Gark Krien                             Salmon Fishing in Central Puget Sound
4 p.m. Tommy Donlin                     Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast
5 p.m. Mike Jamboretz                  Deep Water Chinook Fishing on the North Coast
6 p.m. Tommy Donlin                     Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast
7 p.m. Mark Gavin                           Successfully Fishing Lakes Washington/Sammamish Year Round

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd:
2 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Triple Threat Salmon Angling
3 p.m. Gary Krien                             Salmon Fishing in Central Puget Sound
4 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Fishing for San Juan Islands Chinook
5 p.m. Bryce Molenkamp             NW Kayak Fishing Skills
6 p.m. Gary Krien                             Salmon Fishing in Central Puget Sound
7 p.m. Tommy Donlin                     Tuna Fishing off the Washington Coast

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd:
2 p.m. Mark Gavin                           Successfully Fishing Lakes Washington/Sammamish Year Round
3 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Shrimp Fishing in Puget Sound
4 p.m. Keith Robbins                      Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound salmon
5 p.m. Clyde McBrayer                  Dungeness Crabbing in Washington
6 p.m. Mike Jamboretz                  Deep Water Chinook Fishing on the North Coast
7 p.m. Bryce Molenkamp             NW Kayak Fishing Skills

Thursday, Feb. 4th:
2 p.m. Mark Gavin                           Successfully Fishing Lakes Washington/Sammamish Year Round
3 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Triple Threat Salmon
4 p.m. Keith Robbins                      Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon
5 p.m. Mike Jamboretz                  Deep Water Chinook Fishing on the North Coast
6 p.m. Gary Krien                             Salmon Fishing in Central Puget Sound
7 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Dirty Downrigger Tricks

Friday, Feb. 5th:
2 p.m. Mark Gavin                           Successfully Fishing Lakes Washington/Sammamish Year Round
3 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Fishing for San Juan Islands Chinook
4 p.m. Gary Krien                             Salmon Fishing in Central Puget Sound
5 p.m. Clyde McBrayer                  Dungeness Crabbing in Washington
6 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Successful Puget Sound Shrimping
7 p.m. Nick Kester                           Lingcod Fishing in Central Puget Sound

Saturday, Feb. 6th::
12 p.m. John Keizer                         Top Tactics for Winter Blackmouth
1 p.m. Clyde McBrayer                  Dungeness Crabbing in Washington
2 p.m. John Keizer                           How to Maximize your marine electronics to locate fish
3 p.m. Tom Nelson                          Fishing for San Juan Islands Chinook
4 p.m. John Keizer                           Salmon Fishing: Coast & Puget Sound
5 p.m. Keith Robbins                      Learn to Mooch, Puget Sound Salmon
6 p.m. Nick Kester                           Salmon Fishing in Central Puget Sound

Know Before You Go

When:                  Friday, Jan. 29 – Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Where:                CenturyLink Field Event Center                           South Lake Union                800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle              901 Fairview Avenue N, Seattle

Free shuttle running continuously between both locations

Hours:

CenturyLink Field Event Center South Lake Union
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 pm Weekdays: 11 a.m. – 5 pm
Fridays: 11 am – 9 pm Weekends: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

 

 

Tickets:               Adults: $12; Youth (11-17): $5

5-Day BIG Pass $24

Monday – Thursday after 5pm: $8 (And $5 parking after 5pm)
Kids 10 & under: Free

 

For a variety of special ticket packages with free parking and other bonuses please visit www.SeattleBoatShow.com

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW GOERS PROWL THE AISLES AT THE CENTURYLINK FIELD EVENT CENTER. (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

60 Fishing Seminars Offered At 2016 Seattle Boat Show

A number of big names in Western Washington fishing are scheduled to hold seminars at this winter’s Seattle Boat Show, organizers announced yesterday.

The list includes captains and charter operators such as Mike Jamboretz, Gary Krein, Nick Hester and Keith Robbins; expert anglers like TJ Nelson of The Outdoor Line, Mark Gavin, John Keizer, Tommy Donlin and Clyde McBrayer; and our original kayak guy, Bryce Molenkamp.

The fellas will speak on a range of fishing and shellfishing topics, from where to go and how to do it to specialized gear tricks.

A total of 60 fishing seminars will be held; schedules and topics can be found at SeattleBoatShow.com/seminars.

The show, featuring over 1,000 watercraft and 400-plus exhibitors, opens Jan. 29 and runs through Feb. 6.

It’s held at CenturyLink Field Event Center and on south Lake Union, in Seattle. A free shuttle makes the run between the two locations.

"SO WE COULD PUT A 'RIGGER MOUNT HERE, AND A CUP HOLDER FOR OUR BABY BOTTLES HERE ... (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

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

Organizers also offered a “sneak peak” at some of the “boats of note” that will be on display, including:

Anglers should be sure to check out Striper’s new 230 and 270 Walkaround. The 270 Walkaround has the largest capacity fuel tank in its class taking you on round trips way offshore to where the big fish are, and back again!  Exhibitor: Lake Union Sea Ray. Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center

Stabicraft will be displaying their award winning 1600 Fisher Carbon Series and the 2500 Ultracab. These new boats will arrive on U.S. shores in December so the Seattle Boat Show will be one of the very first opportunities to check them out. The 1600 Fisher was born out of a need to really challenge the marine industry with what has become the ‘norm’ in the 15’ – 17’ size range. Not only did Stabicraft want to create something visually appealing to aluminum boat buyers but create a product that solved a lot of the ergonomic issues boaters are faced with on a small boat. The 2500 Ultracab was designed keel-up for offshore fishing in the Northwest.  Exhibitor: Boat Country. Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center

Steiger Craft Marine is a builder of high quality fiberglass boats ranging in size from 19 feet to 31 feet for commercial fisherman and the recreational sport fisherman. Featured at the show will be their 255 DV Miami, the perfect day-trip fishing boat which, with single outboard power, is fast and economical to run. Exhibitor: Best Day Yacht Sales. Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center

Xtaero Boats will have their 24 foot forward leaning windshield model on display. It features a full aft cabin bulkhead and transom bait station. This will be the very first boat show where a completed boat by this Washington State-based aluminum boat manufacturing company has been on display.  Exhibitor: Xtaero Boats. Location: CenturyLink Field Event Center

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW GOERS PROWL THE AISLES AT THE CENTURYLINK FIELD EVENT CENTER. (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW GOERS PROWL THE AISLES AT THE CENTURYLINK FIELD EVENT CENTER. (SEATTLE BOAT SHOW)

A HAPPY READER OF NORTHWEST SPORTSMAN CHATS WITH JENNIFER STAHL AT OUR BOOTH DURING 2013’S SNOW-STORM-LASHED PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPORTSMEN’S SHOW IN PORTLAND. (BRIAN LULLCIFER)

2016 Northwest Boat And Sportsmen’s Show Schedule

Here are the dates for this winter’s sportsmen’s shows around Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and southwestern British Columbia:

2016 NORTHWEST BOAT & SPORTSMEN’S SHOWS

Jan. 8-10 Great Rockies Sport Show, Metrapark, Billings; greatrockiesshow.com

Jan. 13-17 Portland Boat Show, Expo Center, Portland; otshows.com

Jan. 20-24 Vancouver International Boat Show, BC Place, Granville Island; vancouverboatshow.ca

Jan. 22-24 Tri-Cities Sportsmen Show, TRAC Center, Pasco; shuylerproductions.com

Jan. 27-31 Washington Sportsmen’s Show, Puyallup Fair & Events Center; otshows.com

Jan. 29-Feb. 6 Seattle Boat Show, CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union, Seattle; seattleboatshow.com

A HAPPY READER OF NORTHWEST SPORTSMAN CHATS WITH JENNIFER STAHL AT OUR BOOTH DURING 2013’S SNOW-STORM-LASHED PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPORTSMEN’S SHOW IN PORTLAND. (BRIAN LULLCIFER)

A HAPPY READER OF NORTHWEST SPORTSMAN CHATS WITH JENNIFER STAHL AT OUR BOOTH DURING 2013’S SNOW-STORM-LASHED PACIFIC NORTHWEST SPORTSMEN’S SHOW IN PORTLAND. (BRIAN LULLCIFER)

Feb. 5-7 KEZI Eugene Boat & Sportsmen’s Show, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene; exposureshows.com

Feb. 10-14 Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, Expo Center, Portland; otshows.com

Feb. 19-21 Central Washington Sportsmen Show, SunDome, Yakima; shuylerproductions.com

Feb. 19-21 Servpro Douglas County Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, Ore.; exposureshows.com

Feb. 26-28 Great Rockies Sport Show, Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds, Helena; greatrockiesshow.com

Feb. 26-28 KDRV Sportsmen’s & Outdoor Recreation Show, Jackson County Expo, Medford; exposureshows.com

Feb. 26-28 Wenatchee Valley Sportsmen Show, Town Toyota Center, Wenatchee; shuylerproductions.com

Feb. 27-28 Saltwater Sportsmen’s Show, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem; saltwatersportsmensshow.com

March 3-6 Central Oregon Sportsmen’s Show, Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond; otshows.com

March 3-6 Idaho Sportsmen’s Show, Expo Idaho, Boise; idahosportsmanshow.com

March 4-6 BC Boat & Sportsmen’s Show, and BC Hunting Show, TRADEX, Abbotsford; masterpromotions.ca

March 11-12 Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo, Linn County Expo Center, Albany, Ore.; nwexpo.com

March 12-13 Great Rockies Sport Show, Adams Center, Missoula, Mont.; greatrockiesshow.com

March 17-20 Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, Spokane; bighornshow.com

March 17-20 Puget Sound Boat Show, Tacoma Dome; otshows.com

April 1-3 Great Rockies Sport Show, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Mont.; greatrockiesshow.com

TO BE DETERMINED 2016 Oregon Coast Sportsman’s Expo, Lincoln County, Ore.; oregoncoastsportsmansexpo.com

A HAPPY HUNTER POSES WITH HIS COW, TAKEN ON AN ELK SAFARIS WEST HUNT. (ELK SAFARIS WEST)

Elk Safaris West In SE ID Still Has A Few Wapiti Hunts

With the 2015 season nearing an end, Elk Safaris West in Southeast Idaho says it still has a few hunts available.

“Due to a few cancellations we have a few trophy bull elk, and a few cow hunts left that we are offering a reduced prices,” says a company spokesman via email.

A HAPPY HUNTER POSES WITH HIS COW, TAKEN ON AN ELK SAFARIS WEST HUNT. (ELK SAFARIS WEST)

A HAPPY HUNTER POSES WITH HIS COW, TAKEN ON AN ELK SAFARIS WEST HUNT. (ELK SAFARIS WEST)

Located west of Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons, hunting is on a private ranch east of Ashton.

For more information on either option, call Dillon at (208) 313-3634 or see elksafariswest.com.