Outdoors Expo and Boat Show
(Show Hours 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.)
Wear It Florida Safe Boating STAGE
11:00 a.m. – “Hunting for Large Snook” Captain John Griffith
12:00 p.m. – “Sight Fishing Gag Group: Capt. Dave Markett
1:00 p.m. – “Flounder Fishing on the Flats” Captain Ray Markham
2:00 p.m.– “Tampa Bay Tarpon Tactics” Captain Lori Deaton
3:00 p.m.– “Turkey Hunting 101” Rick Ferlita Cypress Creek Turkey Calls/Mossy Oak Pro Staff.
10:30 – “Permit Fishing” Capt. Billy Nobles & Capt. Glen Taylor
11:30 – “Fly Fishing the West Coast” Captain Rick Grassett
12:30 – “Catching Big Snook” Capt. Jon Griffith
1:30 — “Strategies for Catching More Redfish” Capt. Geoff Page & Capt. Rick Murphy
2:30 – “Catching Big Trout in Shallow Water” Capt. Leiza Fitzgerald
3:30 – “Offshore Basics” Captain Mark Hubbard
Bass Tub Stage
10:30 a.m. – Chuck Devereaux on “Finesse Baits – When Fishing is Tough”
11:30 a.m. – Chuck Devereaux on “Using Crankbaits in Heavy Cover”
1:30 p.m. – Chuck Devereaux on “Ins and Outs of Spinnerbaits”
2:30 p.m. – Chuck Devereaux on “The Art of Bass Fishing”
Be A Diver Pool
All Day. Try Scuba in a heated pool! Anyone ages 10 and older can experience scuba diving in the comfort of a tropically warm pool. We provide all the scuba gear. Bring your swim suit!
Kid’s Corner with Chasten Whitfield
All Day. Kids ages 5-14 can learn to tie knots, cast and throw a cast net and more under the supervision of renown 16 year old angler Chasten Whitfield.
AT THE LAKES
10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.,– Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Fishing Derbies
Florida’s largest Outdoors Expo and Boat Show is back with great bargains and new adventures.For over 2 decades the News Channel 8 Outdoors Expo and Boat Show has been a “can’t miss” spring tradition for generations of boaters, fishermen, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts alikeIf you’re dreaming of getting outside this weekend but lack the gear, chances are you can find it at the Outdoors Expo and Boat Show.
Dubbed “Florida’s largest,” the expo is in its 25th year and features vendors selling everything from boats and fishing tackle to hunting gear and apparel.
Outdoors experts will give seminars on fishing, boating, hunting and kayaking and there is a heated pool where scuba enthusiasts can try out new gear.
Admission is $8 on Saturday and Sunday (doors open at 10 a.m.).
The fairgrounds is located at 4820 U.S. 301 N. in Tampa.