Madison goes fishing

February 11, 2018 by  

The Wisconsin Fishing Expo will be coming to Madison later this month. This will be the Midwest’s largest consumer fishing show, with over 20,000 attendees expected. Some proceeds will go to support fishing programs in Wisconsin.

Over 100 exhibits will be on the premises, from mom-and-pop vendors to leading national brands. Guests will be able to find those lures they have been searching for, fishing trips, and over 20 brands of boats and silent watercraft such as kayaks. All exhibitors will no doubt bring their business cards, so guests can get in touch with them after the show.

A total of 20 speakers will be holding seminars, discussions, and demonstrations throughout the event. Some of topics will be smallmouth bass strategies, Muskie stories and tips, power fishing, Giant Walleye tactics, triggering techniques, and fishing basics.

Kids will be able to fish in the mock fishing pond, get free balloon animals, and get their faces painted. They can attend the Youth Fishing Seminars and receive free reels and rods, and shoot fish targets with bows. Other attractions will be a trout pond, minnow races, and a kids’ casting competition.

Wisconsin Fishing Expo will be from February 23 through 25 at the Alliant Energy Center of Dane County Expo Hall, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way downtown Madison. Friday’s hours will be 4:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday’s will be 9:00 am until 7:00 pm, and on Sunday the event will be open from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.