February 25 -28
Features & Attractions
Big Buck Night
Thursday – 7pm (seating starts at 6:30pm)
Presented by Michigan Out of Doors TV Show
This is a long time tradition. Celebrity hosts Jimmy Gretzinger and Jenny Olson will interview the lucky Michigan hunters who bagged some of the largest whitetail deer of the season. Special consideration is given to lucky hunters who have amazing stories about their kill. This one night show will be filmed for airing on the upcoming television program and is a must-see for every Michigan deer hunter!
Fly Tyers Corner
Come watch some of the top fly tyers in Michigan as they set up and demonstrate their favorite patterns or make a request. This is a constant workshop for anglers that share an interest in this artful pastime. It is presented by local experts and guides from the Michigan Fly Fishing Club.
Commemorative Bucks of Michigan
Commemorative Bucks of Michigan will be at the Show to score your deer, turkey, bear and elk. They will also have Boone and Crockett / Pope and Young measurers to assist you. Bring your trophies and have them scored for FREE while you enjoy the Show. Also back by popular demand, you can display your trophies for the duration of the Show for all to see on the Buck Boards!
Virtual Fishing Simulator
Presented by the Michigan Charter Boat Association
Take the trolling rod in hand, watch the video screen and get ready. The Salmon takes that lure like a freight train and your job is to land that fish! Michigan Charter Captains are on-hand to coach your fish playing techniques. Top scores win charter fishing trips on the Great Lakes. All proceeds benefit the Michigan Charter Boat Association’s scholarship fund.
Operated by Michigan B.A.S.S. as a fundraiser, you and your kids are invited to come and try your hand at one of the State’s best indoor ponds for live rainbow trout. Even if you come just to watch, you will see the highest catch percentage of any trout pond you have ever seen. It only costs $5 to give it a try.
Antique & Classic Fishing Tackle
Visit them in booth #5150
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 Lure Collectors Club, the Old Reel Collectors Association and is well versed in a variety of lures, reels, rods and accessories. He will be answering questions and offering FREE appraisals. Outdoorama visitors are invited to bring in their old fishing tackle tucked away in the barn, basement or garage. There might be some valuable surprises!