Boat show sure to cure winter blues

We finally are getting closer to that part of the winter that we all look forward to: the end.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to ice fish. I just like to fish out of a boat even more.
With the arrival of March, the end is in sight–the days are getting longer, temperatures are improving, and before long the snow will be gone. If you like to fish, it means you’re probably starting to think about another season on the open water and what you need to do to get ready.
The annual Mid-Canada Boat Show is taking place this weekend at the Winnipeg Convention Center, running Thursday through Sunday. No matter what type of boat, motor, or watercraft you might be interested in checking out, it will be at this show.
The largest of its kind in western Canada, this show attracts many of the biggest marine dealers from Manitoba and Ontario, factory reps from all the different boat and motor companies, as well as a whole bunch of retail dealers selling everything from fishing equipment to outdoor clothing.
I will be there representing Lund Boat Company, and will be spending time in the booths of some of the Lund dealers at the show like Kenora’s Woodlake Marine. I’ll also be spending some time in the Minn Kota booth, another sponsor of mine.
I’m not there to try to force sales on people, I am just around to talk fishing with people and share my experiences on using these products in all kinds of conditions.
I also will be doing several fishing seminars over the course of the weekend at the mega-tank that the show brings in to Winnipeg annually for this event. I’ll be talking about some of the hottest new lures on the market, new techniques for walleyes, bass, and predators, as well as some hot tips for fishing lakes in Sunset Country.
The times for my seminars this weekend can be found at the boat show website—
One new event taking place this year, which show producer Jim Flood is very excited about, is a casting competition, where some big money is going to be on the line. Folks can register at the show or they can come and watch.
Competition will be taking place throughout the weekend, with the finals set to take place Sunday at 2 p.m.
A $2,000 prize is on the line for the best caster so if you’ve been practising your flipping and pitching this winter, you may want to make a run up to Winnipeg to try your luck.
I will be hanging around the show all weekend so if you see me, feel free to come and talk some fishing—that’s the fun part about being at this show for me!
I do have some other big news that happened to me recently. I landed the catch of my life when I proposed to my girlfriend of many years, August Collinson.
She said yes, and we’re looking at getting married sometime in 2013.

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