The 2009 Michigan-Ohio Sportfishing Expo…

… is just around the corner folks.  Brought to you again for the second year in a row by the members of the Huron Valley  Sportfishing Club , it will be held again at the Monroe B&T Expo Center located at the Monroe County Fairgrounds.  The dates are this February 14th (9am – 8pm) and 15th (9am-5pm).

Now the ladies will probably realize that one those days is St. Valentine’s Day,  while the guys will be sure to notice that is the same weekend as Michigan’s free fishing weekend.  Not a problem, girls its time to show the guys some appreciation,  and guys, you can take the gals ice fishing one day or the other.  Seems like a win win for the guys, but don’t forget the ladies who are just as dedicated to angling as any of the guys who will be coming to check out the latest gear for 2009.

Looking at all the Vendors who will be attending this year’s 2nd annual event I can see several that will garner my attention right off the bat.  I know the folks at DB Lures will be getting some of my money for the great blades they have for making my crawler harnesses,  some beads and I will probably breakdown and get some trolling spoons too.  Got to stop by and see Captain John Geer of Bulldog Charters.

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Might have to razz him a bit, those don’t look like Ugly Stiks in those ladies’ hands while fishing on Bulldog One.  If you didn’t know it, Capt John is the creator of the “Clip Catcher” , a must have for those anglers running the big boards for walleye and salmon.

For the guys who run the downriggers walleye fishing or out on Michigan’s West Coast for salmon, you have to check out the Ridgeback Rattler downrigger weights.

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Also looking forward to checking out the new spoons from Warrior Lures, after Fishlander’s demise last season, it was stated on their website that they would be producing many of Fishlander’s color patterns on their walleye spoons.

The good folks at Bi-State Marine  will be at the show, which is where I purchased my E-tech outboard last season for the Triton.  Never did have to add oil during the whole season!

For those who want to sit down and learn more info on fishing, there will be seminars  throughout the weekend on both days.  I will have to ask a certain young lady where is the big water walleye fishing seminar, hmmm.  But I will definitely sit down and learn some more about jigging and handlining in the Detroit River Saturday morning at 10 am.  Sunday at 2pm, the trolling for muskies seminar looks interesting, given by Capt Don Miller of Motor City Muskies.

Lots more to see, and probably buy too.  More blades, more beads, more spoons, more stuff for the boat, and who knows, maybe a new boat.  See you out there.

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