Ultimate Fishing Show
Jan 8 - 11, 2015
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Ultimate Fishing Show

Michigan’s BIGGEST Pure Fishing Show!

This show is all about Fishing tackle, Fishing trips, Fishing boats and Features: Lake Ultimate, Trout Pond, Hawg Trough, Seminar Stages, Rock Wall, Fish Fry and more. Detroit is the largest freshwater fishing market in the U.S. …and now it has the largest pure fishing show in the Midwest!  The Ultimate Fishing Show – Detroit at the Suburban Collection Showplace. In the BEST suburban expo center!

PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2014 Ultimate Fishing Show. The 2015 Show information will be posted soon…

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Lake Ultimate

Lake Ultimate

An indoor lake?  You bet!  With over 110,000 gallons of water, this lake provides the Ultimate opportunity for seminar leaders like Kevin VanDam, Mark Zona, Marianne Huskey, Mark Martin, Lance Valentine and others to ...

Hawg Trough

Hawg Trough

Guest fishing experts will be on-hand all weekend to provide seminars and fishing demonstrations on this mobile 5,000 gallon fish tank!  Audience participation by both seasoned anglers and freckle-face kids keep the crowd ...

Ice Fishing Extravaganza

This year’s Ultimate Fishing Show will have more Ice Fishing Tackle than any other show in Michigan…ever! Multiple retailers will be present, including Frank’s Great Outdoors, with literally ...

Shanty Truckload Sale

Shanty Truckload Sale

Frank’s Great Outdoors will be hosting a Shanty Truckload Sale in conjunction with the Ultimate Fishing Show.  All of the manufacturers’ shanties will be on display, under one roof.  If you have been looking ...

Fly Fishing Area with the Michigan Fly Fishing Club

Fly Fishing Area with the Michigan Fly Fishing Club

The Ultimate Fishing Show has teamed up with best local fly fishing stores to create a huge fly fishing area. With continuous, free fly casting lessons and non-stop fly tying demonstrations, this area will offer the best ...

Trout Pond

Trout Pond

The Michigan Bass Busters will provide the state’s best trout pond full of frisky rainbows to challenge anglers young and old.  Even if you come just to watch, you will see the highest catch percentage of any trout ...

Virtual Fishing Simulator

Virtual Fishing Simulator

Presented by the Michigan Charter Boat Association

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Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Food Drive

Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Food Drive

The Ultimate Fishing Show has partnered with Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger for a huge opening night food drive.  Bring a sack of non-perishable food items (minimum of 4 pounds or 6 cans or boxes) to the Suburban ...

Shore Lunch Fish Fry

Shore Lunch Fish Fry

A large dining are has be designated as the site of the Shore Lunch Fish Fry. After rave reviews last winter, the shore lunch area has acquired “Ultimate” status with an expanded menu, a family entertainment ...

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Mark Zona

Mark Zona

Special Thursday Only Appearance

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Gerald Swindle

Gerald Swindle

Special Friday Only Appearance!

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Marianne Huskey

Marianne Huskey

Known in the professional fishing world as “Walleye Woman” she is a 14 year veteran to walleye angling.  In 2012, she became the first female angler to win “Angler of the Year”.  She is the highest placing ...

Mark Martin

Mark Martin

There is no denying walleye are finicky fish and fishing pro Mark Martin is no stranger to teaching others on how to catch them.  Martin has been giving seminars on the subject since his first tournament win in 1991, ...

Mark Romanack

Mark Romanack

Fishing 411 television host, seminar leader, walleye fishing expert and the author of the acclaimed Precision Trolling depth guides will be on hand all four days of the Ultimate Fishing Show.  Walleye are one of the most ...

Capt. Lance Valentine

Capt. Lance Valentine

As founder of Lance Valentine’s Walleye 101 and the “Fishing Education Center,” Lance has helped countless anglers catch more fish through seminars, workshops and educational charters.  Over 20 years of ...

David Rose

David Rose

What started out as an infatuation with catching fish as a child has turned out to be a career for Traverse City, MI resident David Rose. Rose has been writing books, articles, producing photos for publication and giving ...

Capt. Wayne Carpenter

Capt. Wayne Carpenter

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 ...

Bill Ferris (Stopper Lures Pro Staff)

Bill Ferris (Stopper Lures Pro Staff)

Bill is an avid hunter and tournament bass fisherman, but his real passion is ice fishing.  He has been ice fishing for bluegills, crappie and perch for many years with great success. He has traveled extensively ...

Pete Lusis (Stopper Lures Pro Staff)

Pete Lusis (Stopper Lures Pro Staff)

Pete has been tournament bass fishing for years. Calling the Detroit area home, Pete is well known for his abilities to put huge sacks of fish on the scale. From giant Lake St. Clair smallmouth to the big largemouth that ...

Danny Sprague (Stopper Lures Pro Staff)

Danny Sprague (Stopper Lures Pro Staff)

Danny is one of the top young bass anglers in the Great Lakes region, having won 3 Michigan BASS State Championships and three TBF / FLW Michigan State Championships. He is a two-time Michigan High School State Champion ...

Joe Devera (Stopper Lures Pro Staff)

Joe Devera (Stopper Lures Pro Staff)

Calling the lakes of Irish Hills, Michigan home ice, Joe Devera has a passion that rivals all others. Hitting the ice for the first time at age 27, Joe has become all too consumed with the great sport of ice fishing, ...

Don Watts (Kustom Kicker Pro Staff)

Don Watts (Kustom Kicker Pro Staff)

Don is well-known in the state of Michigan as one of the best bass anglers around. He has numerous NBAA Championships along with hundreds of first place finishes throughout the great state of Michigan. Don has mastered ...

Tyler Jaskiewicz (Kustom Kicker Pro Staff)

Tyler Jaskiewicz (Kustom Kicker Pro Staff)

Tyler is one of many “Michigan Young Guns.” Over the past few years Tyler has made quite a name for himself in the Bass Federation Nation, winning the 2012 Angler of the Year. Tyler continues to work hard on ...

Robb Thivner (Kustom Kicker Pro Staff)

Robb Thivner (Kustom Kicker Pro Staff)

Robb is one of the top bass anglers in the state of Ohio. Known as an offshore structure wiz, Robb has taken his talents on the Bassmaster’s Northern Open Trail for years. Hard work and dedication has paid off in the ...

Capt. Jerry Lee

Capt. Jerry Lee

One of Michigan’s most experienced and beloved professional fishermen, Captain Jerry Lee will be on hand to share his vast knowledge of open-water fishing tactics for salmon and steelhead.  Seminar visitors will ...

Capt. Scott Shelagowski

Capt. Scott Shelagowski

Professional Charter Captain and Trout and Salmon Tournament winner, Scott Shelagowski specializes in year-round open water fishing for Michigan’s cool-water species. From Steelhead and Walleye, to huge King Salmon, ...

Frank Willets

Frank Willets

Frank’s father taught him to fish at age two where he grew up on an all sports lake in Commerce Township. After which he began fly fishing on the Au Sable River where at his parents’ vacation home just below Mio on ...

Mike Schultz

Mike Schultz

Mike is the owner of Schultz Outfitters, a fly fishing guide service specializing in South Eastern Michigan warm-water angling, instruction and destination travel. Over the past few steelhead seasons Mike has turned his ...

Capt. Kyle Buck

Capt. Kyle Buck

Having been raised fishing the lakes and rivers of Western Michigan, Kyle Buck turned his passion into a full-fledged career in 2001 when he launched Great Lakes Guide Service based in his home town of Muskegon, MI. Great ...

Bob Brunner

Bob Brunner

Muskie Work Shop with Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame Legendary Guide

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Capt. Mike Pittiglio

Capt. Mike Pittiglio

Capt. Mike is a full time Muskie guide on the world renowned Lake St. Clair.  With over 20 years of muskie fishing under his belt, he spends approximately 120 days per season on the lake fishing for muskies.  His finest ...

Capt. Kevin Backus

Capt. Kevin Backus

Kevin began fishing on the waters of Lake St. Clair at an early age. His grandfather, the legendary muskie fisherman Homer LeBlanc, passed on the knowledge and skills required to be a legendary fisherman. Kevin has been ...

Capt. Jake Romanack

Capt. Jake Romanack

Jake has had the good fortune of growing up in the fishing industry. The son of Outdoor Writer and Fishing 411 TV Host Mark Romanack, Jake has spent countless hours fishing with his Dad, fishing with industry insiders and ...

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