Ask the Pros Seminar Series

The Ask the Pros Fishing Seminar Series provides a unique seminar format that puts show goers into direct contact with the seminar speakers. It is an interactive forum, providing invaluable opportunities for seminar attendees to ask the questions most important to them.

Tournament Champions: Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16

Headlining this year’s Ask the Pros Fishing Seminar Series are three bass fishing legends: George Cochran, David Fritts and Dion Hibdon — three of only five anglers to ever win both the BASS Bassmaster Classic and the FLW’s Forrest Wood Cup. These three angling elites represent an unparalleled opportunity for visitors to increase their knowledge of bass and bass fishing.

Crappie Superstars: Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23

America has gone crappie crazy over the past few years due to the species’ wide availability, tasty table qualities, and the rapid evolution of tournament crappie fishing. A dedicated crappie fishing Ask the Pros Crappie Seminar Series, sponsored by B’n’M Poles, will be offered on February 22 and 23 in conjunction with special crappie fishing exhibitors offering great deals on the latest crappie fishing gear and crappie fishing adventures. This panel of crappie experts will help folks crack the crappie code on waters from Wawasee to Patoka and everywhere in between.




Shark Encounter/Museum

Have you ever wanted to witness a human come face to face with a shark?! (not you, of course) Well, here’s your chance! The thrilling Shark Encounter is coming to this year’s show! Providing more than just entertainment, it allows you to experience the thrill of human interaction with sharks in a safe and exciting atmosphere. You’ll get to experience a 5,000 salt water tank filled with sharks, a life-size jaw replica and interesting information on great white sharks! This is something you don’t want to miss!!

Fishing Seminars at the Hawg Trough

Come learn the latest techniques from nationally known anglers at our fishing seminars conducted atop the Hawg Trough. This 5,000 gallon aquarium measuring an astounding 40’ long, 4’ wide and 8’ deep, is one of the show’s leading attractions and fits nicely in the heart of Tackle Town. Here visitors can receive expert information from the pros as they watch various seminars conducted throughout the show. Watch in amazement as the best anglers in the country share their secrets and catch fish right before your eyes! Don’t forget to check out our speakers page for this year’s lineup!

Scout Day

If you have a scout who is anxious to learn more about exploring the outdoors, Scout Day is for them!  Scout Day offers activities and seminars throughout the day on fishing, camping, backpacking and much more. In addition, each scout in uniform will receive a free climb on the Rock Wall and free fishing at our Trout Pond!

 Wait…that’s not all! Scouts can receive a Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show Scout Day patch when they participate in our hands on activities geared just for scouts!


 Activities include:

  • Pitch a tent
  • Pack a canoe pack
  • Climb the Peak Adventure Rock Wall
  • Paddle a kayak in our Kayak Pond
  • Learn proper casting techniques
  • Try your luck fishing at the Trout Pond
  • and much more!!

 For more information on Scout Day, click here.

For a schedule of the seminars, click here.

For descriptions of each seminar, click here.




Kid’s Trout Fishing in Tackle Town

No need to leave the kids at home. Bring the kids to the Kid’s Trout Fishing Pond to try their hand at fishing in Tackle Town.

Fly Casting Pond

Test your skills at our all new 180 foot fly casting pond. From beginners to experts, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with the pros who can help you improve your skills or get you started. You can also watch demonstrations from the experts, who are happy to teach you the art of fly casting. Find it in the Quiet Sports and Travel & Tourism Pavilion.

All New Peak Adventure Rock Wall!

Are you ready for the Rock? This custom designed mobile rock wall stands 24 feet tall and adds a dash of extreme sports to the show! Located in the Quiet Sports and Travel & Tourism Pavilion, the Wall is open to anyone who wants to give rock climbing a try. The Wall has been one of the most popular exhibits at past shows and with the increasing popularity of the X-games, more people will climb the rock wall this year than ever before!

Kayak Demonstration Pool

Always wanted to try kayaking? Test paddle the latest kayaks in our huge Kayak Demonstration Pool. Find it in the Quiet Sports and Travel & Tourism Pavilion. 

Kid’s Day – Saturday, February 22nd

Kids love coming to our show!!  And on Saturday, February 22nd they love it even more when the first 500 kids through the door receive a rod and reel combo courtesy of Honey Creek Tackle. 

Sponsored by Honey Creek Tackle 





Alpha K-9

Watch with amazement as Alpha K9 U presents various K-9 Demonstrations
and K-9 Agility Demo’s; K-9 agility is a dog sport in which a handler
directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and

Chutes, tunnels, jumps and other obstacles make this engaging sport not
only fun for the handler and dog, but fun to watch too!  The entire family
will watch with amazement as the K-9’s run, jump and change directions at
lightning speeds. The Alpha K9 U Crew will also be available to teach you
new ways on how to have more fun with you canine companion!

For more information visit  http://alphak9u.com or find them on Facebook
at: https://www.facebook.com/AlphaK9U

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