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Bass Fishing => Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids 2020 => Topic started by: djkimmel on February 27, 2017, 08:18:32 PM

Title: 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids info
Post by: djkimmel on February 27, 2017, 08:18:32 PM
The 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids at DeVos Place begins Thursday, March 16. GreatLakesBass.com will be there in Booth 2015 in the middle of the 2000 aisle.

Michigan's finest tradition for the avid fisherman, hunter or outdoor loving family! Exhibitors will be at the show with the latest in outdoor gear, travel information and fishing boats. The features are famous: World Class Taxidermy, Antique Lures, Trout Pond, Hawg Trough, Woodcarvers, Fishing Simulator, Rock Wall and Fly Casting Instruction. Nearly 100 fishing and hunting seminars will be held on 5 stages, including "Lake Ultimate," the 110,000 gallon indoor lake.

Here's some show information to help you out:

DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Show Dates and Times:
Thursday, March 16, 1pm - 9pm
Friday, March 17, 11am - 9pm
Saturday, March 18, 10am - 8pm
Sunday, March 19, 10am - 5pm
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Admission
Adult – $10 | Children (6-14) – $4 | 5 & Under – Free

Ultimate Bass Clinic
Saturday: 3pm – 5pm
$25 Fee – Purchase tickets in the Xtreme Bass Tackle Booth

See the Floor Plan image below.


Mark Zona of ZONA'S Awesome Fishing Show will be at the 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids at DeVos Place for a special Thursday, March 16 ONLY appearance!

Mark is well-known as a passionate and opinionated angler and expert analyst when it comes to tournament bass fishing. It’s no surprise that he earned his reputation in the industry with a rod and reel in his hand. Along with having his own show on the Outdoor Channel – ZONA’S Awesome Fishing Show! – Zona has appeared as a host on several ESPN Outdoors shows including The World’s Greatest Fishing Show, The Bassmaster Elite Series Show, Bass Insider, College Smash-Mouth Bass, Loudmouth Bass, The Greatest Angler Debate, and BassCenter.

Seminars Thursday, March 16
Giant Smallmouth 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Lake Ultimate
Giant Smallmouth 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Lake Ultimate


Dates, Times, Admission (https://www.showspan.com/USG/home/dates-times-admission/)
 Includes link to buy tickets online!
Venue, Directions & Parking (https://www.showspan.com/USG/home/venue-and-directions/)
Floor Plan & Boat Line List (https://www.showspan.com/USG/home/floor-plan/)
Features & Attractions (https://www.showspan.com/USG/home/features-attractions/)
Promotions & Sponsors (https://www.showspan.com/USG/home/promotions-sponsors/)
 Win a Starcraft SF DLX Pro Troller with a F20 LEHA Yamaha Outboard and Yacht Club Trailer!
 The first 500 lucky attendees to the Ultimate Sport Show on Thursday and Friday will receive a FREE commemorative Dardevle fishing lure from Eppinger Mfg.
 The first 250 attendees to the Show on Saturday and Sunday will receive a FREE K&E Stopper Lure!
Seminar Stage Headliners (https://www.showspan.com/USG/home/seminar-stage-headliners/)
Full Seminar Schedule now up! (https://www.showspan.com/USG/seminar-schedule/)
Download a Coupon (https://www.showspan.com/USG/home/coupon-request/)
 $2 discount coupon valid at the DeVos Place Box Office only. Not valid for online ticket purchases. Valid Thursday & Friday only.
Keep Me Informed! (https://www.showspan.com/USG/home/keep-me-informed/)

Discount weekday coupons, redeemable Thursday and Friday ONLY, are available at participating Wendy’s restaurants.

Bobbing for Trout Competition
Eric Zane of WBBL will host the annual Bobbing for Trout Competition on Friday at 5pm by Lake Ultimate!  The grand prize winner will win the Ultimate Manistee Charter Fishing Getaway, which includes an overnight stay and a 1/2 day charter fishing trip. Go to WBBL.com (http://www.wbbl.com/2017/03/06/zanes-bobbing-for-trout/) for more details and to learn how to qualify to compete.  Must be at least 21 years old to participate.
Title: Re: 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids info
Post by: djkimmel on March 08, 2017, 02:13:16 PM
Updated full seminars schedule link. Updated Mark Zona appearance on Thursday including seminar times. Updated Ultimate Bass Clinic time and room. Added Bobbing for Trout contest. Adding updated 2017 Floor Plan below.
Title: Re: 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids info
Post by: djkimmel on March 08, 2017, 02:34:00 PM
2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids Floor Plan
This is a floor plan image for the big 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids at DeVos Place to help you find your way around including the location of the GreatLakesBass.com / GreatLakesIceFishing.com / AnglerHosting.com booth 2015 in the middle of the 2000 aisle. FYI - You don't want to miss the Ultimate Bass Clinic Saturday from 3pm-5pm. See you at the show and make sure you stop at our booth and say hello!

(http://www.greatlakesbass.com/forum/gallery/medium_1-080317143114.jpeg) (http://www.greatlakesbass.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=590)
click on the image to view a larger version

Go to 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids Floor Plan (https://www.showspan.com/USG/home/floor-plan/) to download an updated and larger version (PDF) of the floor plan.
Title: Re: 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids info
Post by: djkimmel on March 08, 2017, 03:26:21 PM
Video on the 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids at DeVos Place!
https://youtu.be/vQNryemOqAE
Title: Re: 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids info
Post by: djkimmel on March 10, 2017, 02:39:57 PM
Some bass fishing seminars you'll want to know about at the upcoming March 16-19, 2017 Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids:

Mark Zona
Mark will be at the Show for a special Thursday ONLY appearance!

Mark is well-known as a passionate and opinionated angler and expert analyst when it comes to tournament bass fishing. It’s no surprise that he earned his reputation in the industry with a rod and reel in his hand. Along with having his own show on the Outdoor Channel – ZONA’S Awesome Fishing Show! – Zona has appeared as a host on several ESPN Outdoors shows including The World’s Greatest Fishing Show, The Bassmaster Elite Series Show, Bass Insider, College Smash-Mouth Bass, Loudmouth Bass, The Greatest Angler Debate, and BassCenter.

Thursday, March 16
Giant Smallmouth 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Lake Ultimate
Giant Smallmouth 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Lake Ultimate


Joe Thomas
Joe is an angler, author and entertainer.  From competing at the highest levels of professional bass fishing to authoring the definitive account of life as a pro angler, to hosting today’s most popular television series focusing on bass fishing, there is a common thread that runs through Joe Thomas’ life.  Joe grew up in southwestern Ohio with dreams of becoming a bass pro and continued on with a 30-year career that has made an impact on the sport.

Thursday, March 16
Modern Bass Techniques from the Tournament Trail 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Hawg Trough
Modern Bass Techniques from the Tournament Trail 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm Hawg Trough

Friday, March 17
Modern Bass Techniques from the Tournament Trail 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Hawg Trough
Modern Bass Techniques from the Tournament Trail 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Hawg Trough


Capt. Wayne Carpenter
Capt. Wayne has dedicated fifteen years of effort to bringing in fishing information and bait technology to anglers. The research done over that period resulted in the development of the Combat Fishing Weekly Newsletter, No Secrets On Lake St. Clair volumes 1 and 2 books, No Secrets On Lake St. Clair DVD, Marked Maps Series 1 and 2, and multiple web-sites. Wayne has also developed a full line of tournament quality baits by Xtreme Bass Tackle.  He has been recognized as the foremost bass fishing expert on Lake St. Clair through his participation in Michigan’s major fishing shows, TV and radio appearances and nationally known product development.

Thursday, March 16
No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm Stage E & F
No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm Stage D

Friday, March 17
No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Hawg Trough
No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Lake Ultimate

Saturday, March 18
No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Hawg Trough
Ultimate Bass Clinic 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm Stage D

Sunday, March 19
No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Hawg Trough
No Secrets on Lake St. Clair 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Hawg Trough


Chase Klinesteker
Chase is a Certified spoonplugging Instructor from Buck Perry’s School of Fishing. His seminars will discuss the Grand River: why it has good fishing, how to learn the structure, and how to present lures, both trolling and casting. Tips on equipment and how to manage in a current situation will be covered.

Thursday, March 16
Fishing the Grand River 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Stage E & F

Friday, March 17
Fishing the Grand River 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Stage E & F

Saturday, March 18
Fishing the Grand River 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Stage D