2014 at the CISCO's booth

2014 at the CISCO’s booth

This year is a weird year.  Weird in a good way…yellowtail fishing has been good so far.  That fact, plus a lousy weather forecast made the rockfish opener a non-event.  Many of those that went out did well, but many of us (me included) were left on the sideline.

With the Fred Hall Show Long Beach show happening this week, actual fishing might just get pushed back another week for many of you.  I’ll be doing both.  Since I have a full time job this year, the plan is to hit the show Saturday morning.  My car will already be packed, and I’ll leave to ride the Pacific Islander out of Channel Islands Sportfishing Saturday night/fishing Sunday.

With the tight schedule, I’ll be looking to be as efficient as possible covering the show.  If you find yourself short on time too, you’ll want to do a little pre-show homework.  Depending on what your particular goals may be…buying gear, talking to different boats/lodges about trips, or taking in seminars, a little pre-show planning will go a long way.

Here are some links:

Coupon to save $3 on the show ticket

Long Beach exhibitor list

Cousins Saltwater Stage seminar schedule

Hobie/Accurate Saltwater Tank seminar schedule

Costas Sporting Chef Cafe

FHS 2015 thread on BD Outdoors

Turner’s Fred Hall Specials

The show starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday.  See you at the show!



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