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Bass Pro Shops to hold fishing event

Spring Fishing Classic to feature pro anglers, seminars and more

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Bass Pro Shops is dedicated to ensuring families continue to have fun together outdoors through their exciting, educational events, such as the Spring Fishing Classic held at 709 Janes Avenue in Bolingbrook.

Last year, more than 7 million people attended this event at Bass Pro Shops stores across America and Canada and this year promises to be even bigger.  And, it is at a price everyone can afford — free.

Plus, this year participants could be the winner of a fishing trip with Tony Stewart sweepstakes. You could be selected as the National Grand Prize Winner and win a day of fishing with Tony Stewart, driver of the 2013 #14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet—SS. The fishing trip will take place in Indiana.

You and your guest will receive complementary travel and two night’s lodging — a total sweepstakes package value of more than $5,000. In addition, 54 winners will be selected (one from each store) to win a First Place Prize Package with a retail value of $560.

The 17-day event begins Feb.22nd and goes until March 10 at 52 of the Bass Pro Shops retail stores in the United States.

Customers will find lots of new fishing products to browse through, live demonstrations to see, tips and techniques to learn, boat shows, kids events, and, it’s all free.

Don’t forget to register to win a fishing trip with Tony Stewart sweepstakes or one of the 54 packages being given away that include a Bass Pro Shops Stainless Steel tool set, Bass Pro Shops Enigma Smart Cast Baitcast reel, Kevin Van Dam Tackle System, Coca-Cola Tailgating Prize Package and 2 race tickets (race tickets are a $200 value.)

The Spring Fishing Classic is the best time and place to pick up the secret techniques and strategies used by the best anglers in the world.

This year you’ll have two weekends of seminars and tank demonstrations to choose from-- select your favorite topic or pro or attend them all — they’re all free. (Seminars will be held at all store locations except Miami, Fla.; Branson, Mo; Islamorada, Fla.; and Bass Pro Shops Outlet store in Springfield.)

The first weekend at the U.S. stores, Feb. 22-24 and the second weekend at the CAD stores, March 15-17 features “Local Tip” fishing seminars taught by local pros, conservation groups and other area experts.

The seminars include:

Friday, February 22

• 6:30 p.m., Tips For Fishing Local Waters

• 7:30 p.m., Techniques For Fishing Locally

Saturday, Feb. 23

• 1:30 p.m., Techniques For Fishing Local Waters

• 2:30 p.m., Spring Fishing Tips

• 3:30 p.m., Baits For Success

• 4:30 p.m., Best Tackle & Equipment For Successful Fishing

• 5:30 p.m., Tips & Trends For Fishing

Sunday, Feb. 24

• 1:30 p.m., Techniques For Fishing Locally

• 2:30 p.m., Baits For Success

• 3:30 p.m., Best Tackle & Equipment For Successful Fishing

• 4:30 p.m., Tips & Trends For Fishing

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