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  1. About 6 weeks remain before the opening of the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo on January 17th at 1 pm. This show is known as the "Teaching Fishing" which is what makes it unique from other events of this kind. The show facility - the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls - provides a unique blend of being able to offer a spacious Exhibitor Event Center, as well as 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 classes are taught by local and regional experts very knowledgeable in fishing the Western and Central NY waterways. New for this year, each class will be developed for a specific level of expertise including: 1. Beginner / Casual Level - The angler who is just starting out or who has limited knowledge on the topic. Attending these classes will dramatically shorten the learning curve and provide the opportunity for attendees to save some "Tackle $$" by purchasing what is needed to get started. 2. Experienced Level - The angler with some experience on the topic who is looking to pick up additional knowledge from more experienced anglers that will enable them to make tweaks to their program to increase their success. 3. Expert / Tournament Angler - The "diehard" angler who is looking to increase their knowledge and skills on the topic by taking "advanced" classes taught by some of the best of the best anglers on the water. The 2020 show will offer attendees the opportunity to attend over 200 free classes over the 3 days of the show. The 2019 show saw attendees taking the opportunity to increase their fishing knowledge by attending on average over 5 classes during the duration of the Expo. 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. The education also allows anglers to diversify to include other species and tactics if they so desire. The 2020 curriculum of all free classes is guaranteed to improve your skills. The curriculum includes classes on the following: 1. Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon 2. Lake Erie & Inland Lake Walleye 3. Lake Erie, Ontario & Inland Lakes Bass 4. Lake Ontario & Erie Tributary Trout 5. Lake Erie & Inland Lakes Perch 6. Marine Electronics & Boat Rigging 7. Kayak Fishing 8. Fly Fishing 9. Casting Techniques 10. Youth Fishing 11. Fisheries Management / General Fishing The full schedules will be available at www.niagarafishingexpo.com beginning the middle of December.
  2. Here is a link to check out Steve Hurst talking about the DEC Open House at the Show: http://trms.lctv.net/CablecastPublicSite/show/5083?channel=1
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. There is 150 seats in the Ball Room so hopefully there will be seats left for anyone without a ticket on Sunday.
  16. 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!
  17. 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!
  18. Another “can’t miss” event on Sunday at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo for the experienced Lake Ontario anglers who want to improve their skills in using cut bait rigs to catch trophy Kings in 2018. SALMON TOURNAMENT & DERBY WINNING TACTICS CLINIC Sunday, January 21st – 10am – 11:30 am | Ball Room B Free Tickets to the first 100 who sign up at the Anglers Avenue booth #153 Captain Mark McClutchey owns and operates Diabolical Sportfishing, a Great Lakes fishing charter service based in Northern Michigan. Captain Mark and his Diabolical teammates are fresh off of winning the biggest Great Lakes Salmon Tournament payout ever, $70,000 for the King of Kings Tournament this past July out of Toronto. They have won numerous other salmon tournaments across the Great Lakes, including the Salmon Showdown TV series, Lake Michigan’s Tournament Trail, and back-to-back winners of Lake Ontario’s Wilson Harbor Salmon Slam. Captain Mark, along with Diabolical Teammate Captain Dan Lasky, represented the USA at Trollmaster Bornholm 2017, one of the world’s largest international salmon tournaments held each year in the Baltic Sea. Captain Mark also manufactures tournament grade cut bait rigs through his company Diabolical Custom Tackle. Captain Mark specializes in fishing cut bait rigs for Salmon. He will share the techniques he utilizes to fish cut bait rigs in Lake Ontario that has allowed him to be so quickly successful in a new lake to him. He will go thru in depth the key details of his program including how he tunes his bait (with underwater video). Russell Gahagan, another excellent tournament fishermen, owner of Anglers Avenue Pro Shop and sponsor of this Clinic will be assisting Mark. Russell is known throughout the Trout & Salmon community as an innovator due to the custom color combinations that he has come up with over the years that become the hot baits year after year. Russell will review what he expects will be some of the hottest combinations for 2018. If you are a Lake Ontario Angler who wants to be more productive catching big Kings on in 2018, you will want to make sure you get a ticket for a seat in this clinic. Those signing up for the clinic on Friday or Saturday at the Show will be given a complimentary re-admission pass to enter the Show on Sunday for the clinic.
  19. Learn from Dan Keating, one of the top Captains on the Great Lakes, on how to successfully fish for trophy deep Kings at the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo. FISHING DEEP FOR TOURNAMENT WINNING KINGS CLINIC Sunday, January 21st – 12pm – 1:30pm | Walleye Trolling Room Free Tickets to the first 100 who sign up at the Magnum Metalz booth #49 Most big water anglers are intimidated by the thought of heading offshore and targeting deep water for trophy kings. But Kings often make horizontal movements out to deep water. Dan Keating has been chartering since 1983 and has pioneered many of the techniques used to catch deep cruising fish. Learn to recognize what seasonal conditions and weather patterns drive kings deep and how to locate deep, open water fish. Success begins by using the right tackle and this seminar we will examine cutting edge high-speed downriggers and the newest weights required to effectively troll deep. While downriggers are the tool of choice for probing the depths, we will look at how to add copper and Torpedoes off side planers. Dan will also teach you practical methods to deploy gear and minimize tangles. Learn which lures, bait and attractors will draw maximum attention and trigger strikes in the dark depths of the water column. Captain Keating will discuss the impact of currents on fish locations and how wave action and subsurface currents impact a deep spread and lure speeds. Dan will also address how to weave multi-species rigs for steelhead and coho into the upper layers of the water column without interfering with your deep king spread. Learning how to locate and target deep kings will turn many slow days into a huge success and you may just win a pile of cash next summer in one of Lake O’s tournaments! This Clinic is presented by Magnum Metalz. Those signing up for the clinic on Friday or Saturday at the Show will be given a complimentary re-admission pass to enter the Show on Sunday for the clinic.
  20. If you like to bottom bounce, jig, cast or drift for Walleye, these are the seminars that you should look to attend. Taught by expert Walleye anglers take them in at the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo on January 19 - 21, 2018. Check out all of the details of the show at www.niagarafishingexpo.com. Walleye "Rod in Hand" Series Day Time INST Name Deep Water Walleye Bottom Bouncing Techniques Friday 4:00 PM Sam Schrecengost Small Boat Walleye Techniques for the Great Lakes & Inland Waters Friday 5:30 PM Keith Eshbaugh Bottom Bouncing Buffalo End Lake Erie Walleye Friday 7:00 PM Jim Rores Small Boat Walleye Techniques for the Great Lakes & Inland Waters Saturday 10:00 AM Keith Eshbaugh Getting the most from Bottom Bouncers Saturday 12:00 PM Mark Romanack Bottom Bouncing Buffalo End Lake Erie Walleye Saturday 2:00 PM Jim Rores Structure Jigging for Lake Erie Walleye Saturday 4:00 PM Lance Valentine Getting the most from Bottom Bouncers Saturday 6:00 PM Mark Romanack Structure fishing Techniques for Lake Erie Walleye Sunday 10:00 AM Jim Hanley The Ultimate Walleye Clinic Sunday 12:00 PM Mark & Jake Romanack Bottom Bouncing for Sturgeon Point Walleye Sunday 2:00 PM Sam Schrecengost
  21. Lots of expert Walleye speakers to go with the long list of Walleye exhibitors at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo January 19 - 21. Check our www.niagarafishingexpo.com for all of the details.. Walleye Trolling Series Day Time INST Name Combining Lead Core & Copper Trolling Spreads for Lake Erie Walleye Clinic Friday 4:00 PM Don Ruppert The Big Three of Walleye Trolling, popular methods for trolling spinners, spoons and also crankbaits. Friday 5:30 PM Mark Romanack Fine Tuning your Walleye program for success Friday 7:00 PM Jim Skoczylas "Where & When for Lake Erie Walleyes" The "How To" for Cranks and Harnesses Saturday 10:00 AM Craig Sleeman Big Water Walleye Tatics from a Pro Saturday 12:00 PM Zak Jobes Tournament Winning Techniques for Big Water Walleye Clinic Saturday 2:30 PM Sammy Capellini Deep Water Trolling Techniques for Lake Erie Walleye Saturday 4:00 PM Jim Steel Spoon Fed Walleye Saturday 6:00 PM Lance Valentine Small Boat Trolling Techniques for large Great Lakes Walleye Sunday 10:00 AM Greg Amiel The Ultimate Walleye Clinic Sunday 12:00 PM Mark & Jake Romanack Dialing in Walleye Sunday 2:00 PM Matthew Swairie
  22. Lots of good Seminars on open water Trout & Salmon Fishing from some well know names. See the full schedule at www.niagarafishingexpo.com Trout & Salmon Series Day Time INST Name Targeting Lake Ontario's King Salmon Clinic Friday 4:00 PM Jake Romanack Rigging & Running Cut Bait 101 Friday 5:30 PM Tim Thomas How about adding Copper to your Trout & Salmon Arsenal? Friday 7:00 PM Rob Wescott Think Like a Salmon Saturday 10:00 AM Matthew Swairie How to catch Lake Erie trout while Trolling for Walleye Saturday 12:00 PM Mark Hitcomb Kings & Steelhead on the Niagara Bar with Spoons Saturday 2:00 PM Matt Yablonsky Spoon Patterns for big Kings Saturday 4:00 PM Jerry Snyder Successful Shallow water techniques for the early-season Trout Saturday 6:00 PM Lucas Falkner Tournament & Derby Winning Tactics Clinic Sunday 10:00 AM Mark McCluthey & Russell Gahagan Fishing Deep for Tournament Winning Kings Clinic Sunday 12:00 PM Dan Keating Wind, Waves & Currents: Effects on Salmon Locations Sunday 2:00 PM Marlowe Beis
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  24. Come to the Show and Fish while you are in Town The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo is pleased to announce a unique offering for our show this year Lower Niagara River Trout fishing trips offered the mornings before, during and after the expo. Six exciting days to 'scratch your fishing itch' and take your first boat trip in 2017 while with the GNFOE! These trips are offered at “show special” pricing, including a day pass to the Expo. It gives you another reason to make the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo the destination to attend Jan. 20-22, 2017!! Winter in Niagara USA: There’s a good chance that there will be some part of Niagara Falls frozen, there will be some snow on the ground … and there will be trout in the Niagara River below Niagara Falls. The lower Niagara River offers a world-class winter boat fishery in a 10-plus mile stretch of fish-rich water. It should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you enjoy catching trout, the winter is one of the best times to be on the water drifting for steelhead, domestic rainbows, lake trout and brown trout. No trolling here: It’s rod in hand as you bounce bottom for these trophy trout. Catch and release is highly recommended. Yes, we said “on” the water. Niagara USA has a fleet of charter captains that work the river waters throughout the winter, no matter how cold it gets out there. These oxygen-rich waters will not freeze up and anglers target trout from Devil’s Hole to the Niagara Bar. Make sure you dress for the experience. It does get mighty cold at times, but hopefully the fishing will be hot enough to keep you warm! Guides will be able to take you out for a morning of fishing from Lewiston to let you sample this dynamic fishery. Make sure you have your NY State Fishing License, too. Sign-up is simple as you can sign up as an individual and there is no need to secure two other people in order to book a trip. Cost is $100 per person for the trip. For those guys who really want to learn how to fish the Lower Niagara, we have we have a unique offerings that combines both the classroom learning with the on water experience. It consists of 2 hours of classroom detailed instruction from Captain Frank Campbell and other Guides running the trips and then you go out on your trip and actually put what you learned in the classroom to use. There is no additional charge for this class. As an incentive to register early, Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Region Charters has put together the special classroom session for Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m.which includes a packet of goodies from Pautzke, Buck Knives and Yakima, valued at $25. While attending the Saturday afternoon session is not required, space is limited to the first 20 anglers who sign up, starting with the order you register for the lower river fishing adventure. First come, first served!
  25. Sonar / GPS Opportunities at the Fishing Show The Greater Niagara Fishing Show on January 20 – 22 will provide attendees with a great opportunity to help make a purchase decision on new Sonar / GPS Technology or understand how to use them to help catch more fish in 2017. Lowrance, Raymarine, Humminbird and Navionics will all have booths staffed by experts showing their product lines along with providing a number of fishing oriented seminars on how to get the most out of these tools. There will also be the opportunity to take advantage of special show pricing on some of these products. For those looking for a “Deep Dive” into Sonar/GPS Captain Lance Valentine of Teachinfishin.com will offer his very popular Ultimate Electronics Clinic again. This in depth clinic is designed to help Anglers catch more fish by fully utilizing the features / functions available on their Sonar and GPS units. As the sophistication of these units continue to increase and the prices continue to drop, most serious Anglers have both Sonar and GPS units on their boat. However, Angler education on how to most effectively use them has basically occurred thru word of mouth and trial an error. This two-hour class offered, for the first time in Western New York, is targeted to fill this education void and teach Anglers how to make their units the most valuable tool on their fishing boat. Topics covered include the setup to maximize the useful “Fishing” information these units provide along with Sonar Interpretation and Advanced GPS Usage / Waypoint Management. Even though Captain Lance is an expert in Lowrance HDS units and will provide many specific tips and techniques for them, the clinic is taught so that it is relevant for all Anglers no matter what brand units they own or type of fish they fish for. The Clinic will be offered on Sunday, January 22nd from 10:30am – 12:30pm, for a price of $30 which includes admission to the show on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at www.niagarafishingexpo.com or at the door on Sunday, January 22nd if seats are still available. Lance will also provide free software updates on HDS Lowrance units. If you own a HDS Lowrance Unit, bring it to the show and receive a free update from Valentine at his booth # 66.
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