Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids
Mar 19 - 22
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Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids

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, Pellet Range, 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. Michigan sportsmen never miss it!

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The Lumberjacks are Back!

The Lumberjacks are Back!

The Great Alaskan IRONJACK Timber Team will be battling it out in the Olympics of the Forest at this year’s Ultimate Sport Show! Two top Alaskan Lumberjacks, Ray Geist and Zach Brown, will be going head-to-head in ...

Lake Ultimate

Lake Ultimate

An indoor lake? You bet! DeVos Place will be home to a huge indoor lake. With over 110,000 gallons of water, this lake provides the ultimate opportunity for our seminar leaders to present from their rigged fishing boats ...

Hawg Trough

Hawg Trough

The Hawg Trough is a mobile 5,000 gallon fish tank that will be at the Ultimate Sport Show with guest fishing experts on hand every day providing seminars and fishing demonstrations.  You’ll want to see this unique ...

The State’s Best Taxidermy

The State’s Best Taxidermy

The Michigan’s Taxidermist Association Display will be located on the 3rd floor of DeVos Place. If this is your first time to the Show, come down and see why the first thing so many people say when they walk through ...

15th Annual Tony Gates – Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Food Drive

15th Annual Tony Gates – Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Food Drive

Bring a sack of at least 6 non-perishable food items (cans or boxes) on Thursday ONLY, March 19 to the RV parked in front of DeVos Place and get in to the Show FREE! For the 15th year Tony Gates of ...

Big Buck Night West

Big Buck Night West

Seating begins at 6:30pm on Thursday in the Ballroom

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Mark Martin’s Induction as a Legendary Angler into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Mark Martin’s Induction as a Legendary Angler into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Thursday at 6:30pm in the Ballroom

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Deer Processing Demo

Deer Processing Demo

Steve Francis, owner of Country Smoke House, will demonstrate how to field dress, handle, butcher and process your next whitetail deer. Country Smoke House processes thousands of deer each year. Steve is an expert in his ...

Trout Pond

Trout Pond

Operated by Northern Little League as a fundraiser, you and your kids are invited to come and try your hand at one of the State’s best trout ponds. Even if you come just to watch, you will see the highest catch ...

Fish Cleaning Demonstrations

Fish Cleaning Demonstrations

Presented by the Grand Rapids Steelheaders

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Fly Tyers Corner

Fly Tyers Corner

Presented by the Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company and the Grand River Fly Tyers

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Fly Casting Instruction

Fly Casting Instruction

Come take advantage of FREE fly casting instruction coordinated by the Grand River Fly Tyers. Stop by and ask for help with fly casting fundamentals from beginner to advanced. Professional guides will be on hand to provide ...

Rock Climbing Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Participants may climb this 25-foot wall utilizing the state of the art hydraulic billet system, brought to the Show by Cran Hill Ranch. Test your skills with the ultimate in safety. There is a small fee for ...

Antique & Classic Fishing Tackle

Antique & Classic Fishing Tackle

Terry McBurney, award winning Woods-n-Water News writer, will be on hand all four days of the Show exhibiting some of his “Made in Michigan” fishing tackle collection. He is a member of the National Fishing ...

Vintage Boats & Outboard Motors

Vintage Boats & Outboard Motors

Wood and fiberglass boats and outboard motors will be on hand all four days of the Show, presented by Dick Van Raalte, who owns Starboard Marine Restorations of ...

Virtual Fishing Simulator

Virtual Fishing Simulator

Presented by the Michigan Charter Boat Association

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Woodland Woodcarvers

Woodland Woodcarvers

A highlight of the Show every year is the beautiful and impressive display of the Woodland Woodcarvers. These artisans will display the results of their work, as well as demonstrate their considerable skills. Every year it ...

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Dave Carraro, National Geographic Wicked Tuna

Dave Carraro, National Geographic Wicked Tuna

Special appearance on Thursday and Friday!

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Mark Romanack

Mark Romanack

Mark Romanack, “the Outdoors Guy” is a life-long outdoorsman and one of the nation’s most active members of the outdoor media.  A graduate of Northern Michigan University with a B.S. Degree in Conservation, Romanack ...

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, during ...

Mark Martin and Gary Roach

Mark Martin and Gary Roach

Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Inductees Mark Martin and Gary Roach are teaming up for a special presentation on Thursday evening only!

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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 ...

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 ...

Joe Thomas

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 ...

Capt. Wayne Carpenter

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 ...

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 ...

Richard Holm

Richard Holm

Richard is the owner of Sea Quest Lures in Portage, Indiana is an avid fisherman with over 30 years of experience fishing the Great Lakes. Holm has done extensive research on lure colors and the effects of lighting at ...

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 ...

Will Schultz

Will Schultz

More than 30 years ago, Michigan native, Will Shultz’s first muskie encounter started what would be best described as obsessive compulsive muskie disorder. This lead him to thousands of muskie encounters and more ...

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 ...

Chase Klinesteker

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 ...

Dan Armitage

Dan Armitage

Dan is a popular freelance outdoor writer, speaker and syndicated radio show host whose fishing articles appear in Great Lakes Angler, Michigan Game & Fish, Outdoor Life, BoatUS ...

Dave Rose

Dave 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 ...

John Maybrier

John Maybrier

Team Morel LLC was created to promote everything about and for morel mushrooms. As professional morel outfitters they provide the best morel products available to the public. They are in the field picking morels twelve to ...

Ramsey Dowgiallo

Ramsey Dowgiallo

Ramsey has been traveling through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for almost twenty years. His business manifested by his passion for the BWCA and is driven by his desire to share the experience with others. Ramsey grew up ...

Jim Bedford

Jim Bedford

Jim is one of Michigan’s foremost authorities on fishing Michigan Rivers with spinners and other lures. The retired toxicologist spends over 1,000 hours a year fishing Michigan Rivers and has written three books on the ...

Denny Geurink

Denny Geurink

Denny is the Host of the Outdoor Adventures TV Show and will bring his hunting knowledge to the Sport Show. A well known book author, video producer and published outdoor writer, Geurink’s seminars are a must ...

Fred Abbas

Fred Abbas

Known for his humble personality, Fred shares the innovative tactics that have made him truly one of the top trophy whitetail hunters to ever come out of Michigan. He ranks #1 all time in the state for trophy buck entries ...

Jason Herbert

Jason Herbert

Outdoor writer, speaker, and Bear Archery Pro-staffer, Jason Herbert has enjoyed great success pursuing his passions in the outdoor industry. Jason is a nationally published writer with works in Outdoors Life, ...

Tom Richardson

Tom Richardson

Tom hails from Carson City, the heart of Michigan’s big buck country, and has stalked the woods and fields for over 38 years learning and honing his skills in the ways of whitetails, turkey and small game. As an ...

Glen Blackwood

Glen Blackwood

Glen, of the Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company in Rockford, is one of the State’s most knowledgeable anglers. Glen will discuss the entire sport of fly fishing with great information for beginners as well as the most ...

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