January 10 - 12, 2020 NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC

2020 Show Highlights

Tackle, Tackle & More Tackle

Time to RESTOCK from the winter

Over 100 retail and specialty tackle shops will have truckloads of product stocked and discounted…. ready to get your season off to a great start. All the brands your looking for plus some secret “Weapons” that could give you just the edge your needing over your fishing partner. Many manufacture reps and pro-staffers will be on hand to help with techniques to make the most of your tackle. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or share comments. These guys LOVE to talk fishing.  

Tackle, Tackle & More Tackle

Kids Appreciation Event !

The Triangle area Texas Roadhouse restaurants knows exactly how important Kids are in keeping fishing strong for the future.  They have come together this year and with the help of Texas Roadhouse Pro Angler Mike Delvisco & Andy the Armadillo to give the first 100 kids on Saturday January 11th a free fishing rod to help get them out and get HOOKED on fishing. No purchase necessary. Rods will be given out at show entrance. 

Expanded Boat Selection

Close to 30 Regional Marine dealers are on board this year and will showcase over 20% more product than has ever been displayed at this show. The entire Jim Graham Building is dedicated to Fishing Boats & Marine products creating the Largest Multi-Dealer Fishing Boat display Eastern North Carolina has ever seen. HUGE discounts on 2020 fishing boats. Everything from the $500 aluminum jon boat to the Off Shore “Fishing Machine”.   Most all units are “Rigged & Ready” for action. There has never been a better time for the boat buyer then right now. With Manufacture incentives at an all time high…You’ll never see pricing this low again. Check here for a complete listing of Participating Marine Dealers.

Everybody Loves FREE STUFF !

Be sure to try your luck at this year’s “TOUCH A PRIZE FISHING STATION” with a chance of winning free Trout Fishing, Dave’s Tournament Tackle Spinner Baits, Fishing Expo T-Shirts, JB Custom Rods or $10,000 cash.  You will also be entered into our hourly door prizes with a chance to win over 100 gifts to be given away over the weekend. 

(No purchase necessary. To be entered into hourly door prizes you must enter at Touch A Prize Kiosk) 

Keep’em or Release’em

What’s more FUN & EXCITING than watching a child catch a fish. Whether it’s the first time or the umpteenth time…. the magic never goes away when the rod starting bending. The Mountain Trout Pond Simulator returns this year with more fun for the young and young at heart…. farm raised rainbow and brown trout ranging from 1/2 lb to up to 3 lbs are ready for rod bending action.  Keep’em or Release’em.  Just to make it a little more exciting,  we’ve tagged a few dozen of them and if caught… the angler will receive a limited edition Fishing Expo T-shirt.  

(Fee charged to fish. Limit of 2 fish if kept. Tagged fish must be released)

Bass Tub of Oklahoma

Listening to the pros talk about their secrets is one thing….but seeing them in action is always another. Bass Tubs of Oklahoma returns as the backdrop to all of the bass fishing seminars for the weekend. This 4,000 gallon simulation tank will be stocked with large mouth bass and will allow you to see the lures and techniques in action that makes these guys so successful. Presented by Hunter Samakool  & Bass Tubs of Oklahoma.