It's time for another Bass Pro Spring Fishing Classic, the end-all, be-all of fishing shows and sales.
If you've had that fishing itch since you hung up your gear for the winter, you can satisfy it with the mother of all fishing gear sales and shows. The Bass Pro Spring Fishing Classic will go down at participating stores from Feb. 15 to March 3, 2019.
You can check out your hometown or closest United States store and all the individual activities they've got going on during the 17-day event, but the franchise-wide celebration is a great opportunity to cash in on some major deals on new gear.
One of the biggest draws of the annual Spring Fishing Classic is the rod and reel trade in, where an old, unused piece of equipment can be swapped for money towards a new one. The trade ins will be inspected to make sure they're in good working order, then donated to local non-profits to assist with outdoor education programs.
In addition, there will be all sorts of free activities like fishing workshops, pro appearances, and even casting challenges. Keep an eye out for free giveaways and bonus promotions if you're a Bass Pro Shops Club Member or using an approved credit card for your purchase. Each store's activities vary, so again, check out the full list of sessions on your store page before making plans.
Specifically on Feb. 15-17, free fishing seminars will be offered up for beginners and experienced anglers alike. The free events will highlights the basics of fishing, advise on the use of new gear, and focus on the next generation of fishermen and women. Other kids activities are planned as well, and the free event is well worth bringing youngsters to.
On top of that, you'll be receiving great insight and advice from some of the greatest anglers you've ever learned from. There are women's fishing workshops, helpful tips for fishing area waters, and lessons anglers from all skill levels can take away. When you consider these are free seminars that, in many ways, equate to a day with an expert guide on an expensive fishing trip, you're definitely coming out ahead.
There's a big giveaway of a fishing trip with a pro angler, and plenty of great discounts and offers on gear of all kinds. Bass Pro Shops goes out of their way to make the path towards fishing success an easy one. They've made it a big part of the company, and it culminates each spring with the Classic.
You can even get in on the fun away from individual stores with the social media engagement effort driven by #SpringFishingClassic. If you submit a photo download of your "favorite fishing view," you could be chosen as one of several gift card winners.
For those in Canada and Anchorage, Alaska, the Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic in 2019 will be on March 1st through the 17th.