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  1. The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo is proud to announce that the State’ Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be increasing their participation in the 2020 Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo this coming January 17 – 19, 2020. Anglers who fish in New York's Great Lakes and inland waters would like to have more interaction with the decision-makers and the biologists who manage these waterways. The same could be said for those same decision-makers and biologists. They would like to have more interaction with the stakeholders and users of the resources to help the public understand those management practices. They would also like to receive more input from the anglers themselves to help with their management decisions going forward. The most exciting aspect of this DEC expansion is a unique "Open House" that will have subject matter experts from different aspects of the Bureau of Fisheries in one large room for three hours on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Included in this will be stations focusing on Lake Ontario Open Lake and Tributaries; Lake Erie Open Lake and Tributaries; Niagara River; Great Lakes Fish Production and Stocking; Finger Lakes; Inland Streams; DEC Law Enforcement; and Angling Opportunities for Women. This will provide attendees the opportunity to walk in whenever it is convenient for them and talk with the experts’ 1 on 1 in a very casual setting. In addition, each winter and spring, DEC conducts State of the Lake meetings to initiate public outreach and give updates on what's happening with a particular body of water - Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Salmon River, Finger Lakes. They are often at a time when many anglers cannot attend. This Show is a perfect opportunity for anglers to see what's happening with the bodies of water you fish and ask questions to better understand the dynamics for a particular lake, river or inland stream. Abbreviated versions (one hour) of the State of the Lake meetings for Erie and Ontario will be available on opening night (Friday). If you participate in the popular LOTSA Salmon School, many of the top fisheries decision-makers will be on hand to mingle with Salmon School attendees on Friday night after the “State of Lake Ontario” session for a special "Meet and Greet." It's a great way to get up close and personal with the likes of Steve Hurst, DEC's Chief of the Bureau of Fisheries, Steve LaPan, DEC's Great Lakes Section Head, Chris Legard, the Lake Ontario Unit Leader and Jason Robinson, the Lake Erie Unit Leader. Some of these same individuals will also be included with some of the top seminar speakers. Last year, Hurst became part of a seminar with Capt. Bob Songin and they complemented each other very well over the course of the presentation. They plan to expand those efforts this January. You can check out the details on the show at www.niagarafishingexpo.com Fishing Flyer Great Lakes 2020.pdf
  2. Scotty, Traxstech and Magnum Metalz will all be exhibiting at the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo this coming January 17 - 19, 2020. Talk with their experts and have them walk you thru the features and functions that are most important to you. It should help you with your decision and probably save you some money if they offer a show discount. Check out the show at www.niagarafishingexpo.com
  3. You may want to hold off your purchase to attend some of the Marine Electronics seminars at the Greater Niagara Fishing Show this January 17 - 19. Lance Valentine and the Garmin guys will be doing the seminars and also have booths where they can show you in a 1 on 1 setting the functions, features and tranducers that would best fit your price range, boat layout, where you fish and what you fish for. Check out www.niagarafishingexpo.com in early December for when the Seminars will be offered.
  4. Mark your calendars to attend the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo this coming January 17 – 19, 2020. This "pure" fishing show is designed by Fishermen for Fishermen with the simple goals of promoting and teaching fishing. Now in our 7th year, it has become a "can't miss" annual event for thousands of anglers every year. The satisfaction of our attendees was shown by our 2019 survey where the average attendee was at the show for at least 2 days! With over 170 booths, containing many well know names and leading companies of "Fishing" related products, this is the largest freshwater fishing show in NYS and among the largest fishing shows anywhere in the Great Lakes. From bass and walleye to salmon and trout; from perch to piers, stream casters to trolling nuts; from fly fishing to ice fishing, from marine electronics to boat rigging; from fishing boats to kayak Fishing - there is a little bit if everything for every type of angler and level of expertise. "Teaching Fishing" is what this show was built around and what makes it unique. The Show Facility - the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls - provides a unique blend of a spacious Exhibitor Event Center and a multitude of seminar rooms all utilizing "State of the Art" technology. The show utilizes these rooms plus the Hawg Trough to deliver up to 18 classes (run concurrently) each targeting different topics / levels of expertise. The 2019 show offered attendees the opportunity to learn from over 200 free classes over the 3 days of the Show with the average attendee taking advantage of the opportunity to increase their fishing knowledge by attending over 5 classes during the show. The core belief of the show is that it is making a difference toward the effort to grow the sport of fishing by providing a vast amount of fishing Education to our attendees. By providing this education, this show will recruit new anglers including the next generation to the sport as well as providing existing anglers the fishing knowledge to increase their enjoyment of the time they spend on the water by being more successful. Come spend a day or all 3 days at the show. Check out the 170+ booths of Fishing Exhibitors including manufacturers and retailers showing / selling the latest fishing gear and accessories while taking in the seminars that are most relevant to you. To see all of the details on the show visit www.niagarafishingexpo.com. Fishing Flyer Great Lakes 2020.pdf
  5. If you enjoy fishing the open waters of Lake Ontario for Trout & Salmon, you won't want to miss this show. Talk with the most of the major Lake Ontario fishing gear manufacturers and stock up for your 2019 season by taking advantage of the "show pricing" provided by the Retailers in attendance. In addition to the Salmon School which is sold out, the Show will provide 3 days of intense Trout & Salmon information including: SEMINARS PRESENTER Spring Brown Trout Techniques for the small Boat angler Lucas Falkner Spring Kings "At the Bar" , 2018 Recap Bob Songin Integrating Cut Bait into your spread to target big Kings Mike Lavender Rigging & Running Cut Bait 101 Tim Thomas "Scratching the Competitive Itch" an intro into Tournament Fishing Mark Penner Meat-Rigging Mechanics: Concepts and Advanced Strategies for King Salmon" Rich Mathews For the Love of Copper - Put more Kings in your Boat this year Rob Wescott Fishing the Full Moon for Salmon Matthew Swaire Summertime Kings on the North Shore Scotty Richardson The "Keys" to consistently catching Kings on Lake Ontario Vince Pierleoni Summertime Kings "At the Oak", 2018 Recap Bob Songin You can check out the details of the Show at www.niagarafishingexpo.com Fishing-Flyer-2019-Trout-and-Salmon.pdf
  6. If you want to hear more details on this topic, Rob will be giving a seminar on it at the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo this coming January 18 - 20. Rob will be delivering one of a dozen Open Lake Trout & Salmon seminars over the 3 days of the Show. You can check out the show at www.niagarafishingexpo.com.
  7. If you plan on attending the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo this coming January 18 - 21, bring your old stuff with you as a collector will be set up there to provide appraisals and purchase them from you if you desire.
  8. We have been working hard to put together the 2019 Salmon School which will be held on Saturday January 19th as part of the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo. We have three excellent Instructors who will provide their knowledge and insights on what makes them successful in catching Kings throughout the 6 hours of instruction. Based upon input from the surveys that were filled out at the end of the School, we have made the following enhancements for our 2019 School: You will have free admission to the Show for all 3 days Our hot buffet lunch will be feature Roast Beef instead of Turkey We will offer alternative meals for anyone with dietary needs We will have a free “Meet & Greet” session Friday at 7pm with the Instructors and some major Manufacturers who are supporting the School which will include drinks and snacks. The cost is the same and includes everything received last year (LOTSA membership, Goodie Bag, Hot Buffet lunch, etc) plus the above. Registrations have been open for the School for a month and we are already 50% full. If you are thinking of attending, please don’t wait long to make your decision to sign up as we expect to sell out even faster than we did last year (early December) which was our earliest ever. We turned away a significant number of individuals last year after we were full. Also, we will have the $69 room rate at the Sheraton again until they are sold out. You can check out the full show which is loaded with Trout & Salmon Exhibitors, along with signing up for the School and your hotel room at www.niagarafishingexpo.com.
  9. There is no preregistration required for the free ones. However a few are noted that do require free tickets to be obtained from the sponsoring Booths.
  10. Full list of Clinics (Deeper Dives) than most Seminars for the Show is attached. The full write ups for each can be found at our web site www.niagarafishingexpo.com under Education tab - Clinics. 1226 Clinics Schedule.xlsx
  11. Attached is the full list of seminars for the 3 days of the show. The digital version of the Show Program is now available at www.Niagarafishingexpo.com 0102Final Day Time Full Show.xlsx
  12. No Flea Market this year. Same as last year. Lots of other fishing flea markets around to attend including the ELOTSA one coming up soon.
  13. There is 150 seats in the Ball Room so hopefully there will be seats left for anyone without a ticket on Sunday.
  14. Whether you’re an avid ice fisherman or an Lake Erie perch angler looking for alternative baits when live Emerald Shiners are scarce, this is a “must see” clinic from one of the best fishing minds in the business. Scott Brauer of Gasport, NY is a professional angler and the owner of Maki Plastics, an innovative ice fishing bait company. He is an Ice Team Pro Staffer for Clam Outdoors. Scott spends much of his time travelling the ice belt promoting the great sport of ice fishing. It’s not uncommon to see Scott at just about any ice fishing venue, especially here in Western New York where he conduction on-ice clinics and in-store promotions involving hard water angling. Scott will be presenting the following clinic: Finessing Techniques with Plastics Clinic Saturday, January 20th – 1:30 –3:30 | $20 Fee | Walleye Trolling Room *Tickets can be purchased online thru this site or in person at the Show ticket Booth at the entrance. Plastics are Fantastic, whether thru the ice or in open water including Lake Erie Perch. "Matching the Hatch" is a phrase often kicked around in the fishing world, the expression comes from the fisherman's attempt to imitate natural insects with artificial imitations in order to fool fish. Fish often ignore all other bait offerings and get lock jaw during major hatches- getting familiar with the bugs, insects, larvae and nymphs that are present in a lake is quite simply a process that is not hard to master, and is a necessary skill for the serious angler. During this class we will examine lake biology, insect hatch timeline, baits and delivery tools and matching the right rod and reel to increase your catch all year long. Scott Brauer is the brain child behind Makiplastic Bait, an aquatic insect nerd and national award winning educator. He will lead participants through questions from the class and add in lessons from fish including underwater video of how fish react to what we are doing above. There will be giveaways from all of his sponsors throughout this in-depth look at how to fish plastics and how to fool even lockjaw fish!
  15. Whether you’re an avid ice fisherman or an Lake Erie perch angler looking for alternative baits when live Emerald Shiners are scarce, this is a “must see” clinic from one of the best fishing minds in the business. Scott Brauer of Gasport, NY is a professional angler and the owner of Maki Plastics, an innovative ice fishing bait company. He is an Ice Team Pro Staffer for Clam Outdoors. Scott spends much of his time travelling the ice belt promoting the great sport of ice fishing. It’s not uncommon to see Scott at just about any ice fishing venue, especially here in Western New York where he conduction on-ice clinics and in-store promotions involving hard water angling. Scott will be presenting the following clinic: Finessing Techniques with Plastics Clinic Saturday, January 20th – 1:30 –3:30 | $20 Fee | Walleye Trolling Room *Tickets can be purchased online thru this site or in person at the Show ticket Booth at the entrance. Plastics are Fantastic, whether thru the ice or in open water including Lake Erie Perch. "Matching the Hatch" is a phrase often kicked around in the fishing world, the expression comes from the fisherman's attempt to imitate natural insects with artificial imitations in order to fool fish. Fish often ignore all other bait offerings and get lock jaw during major hatches- getting familiar with the bugs, insects, larvae and nymphs that are present in a lake is quite simply a process that is not hard to master, and is a necessary skill for the serious angler. During this class we will examine lake biology, insect hatch timeline, baits and delivery tools and matching the right rod and reel to increase your catch all year long. Scott Brauer is the brain child behind Makiplastic Bait, an aquatic insect nerd and national award winning educator. He will lead participants through questions from the class and add in lessons from fish including underwater video of how fish react to what we are doing above. There will be giveaways from all of his sponsors throughout this in-depth look at how to fish plastics and how to fool even lockjaw fish!
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