Ultimate Fishing Show
January 7-10, 2016
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Ultimate Fishing Show

Michigan’s BIGGEST Pure Fishing Show!

This show is all about Fishing tackle, Fishing trips, Fishing boats and Features: Lake Ultimate, Trout Pond, Hawg Trough, Seminar Stages, Rock Wall, Fish Fry and more. Detroit is the largest freshwater fishing market in the U.S. …and now it has the largest pure fishing show in the Midwest!  The Ultimate Fishing Show – Detroit at the Suburban Collection Showplace. In the BEST suburban expo center!

PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2016 Ultimate Fishing Show. The 2017 Show details will be posted soon.

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Lake Ultimate

Lake Ultimate

An indoor lake?  You bet!  With over 110,000 gallons of water, this lake provides the Ultimate opportunity for seminar leaders like Kevin VanDam, Mark Zona, Marianne Huskey, Mark Martin, Lance Valentine and others to ...

Hawg Trough

Hawg Trough

Guest fishing experts will be on-hand all weekend to provide seminars and fishing demonstrations on this mobile 5,000 gallon fish tank!  Audience participation by both seasoned anglers and freckle-face kids keep the crowd ...

Shanty Truckload Sale

Shanty Truckload Sale

Frank’s Great Outdoors will be hosting a Shanty Truckload Sale in conjunction with the Ultimate Fishing Show. All of the manufacturers’ shanties will be on display, under one roof. If you have been looking for ...

Fly Fishing Area with the Michigan Fly Fishing Club

Fly Fishing Area with the Michigan Fly Fishing Club

The Ultimate Fishing Show has teamed up with best local fly fishing stores to create a huge fly fishing area. With continuous, free fly casting lessons and non-stop fly tying demonstrations, this area will offer the best ...

Trout Pond

Trout Pond

The Michigan Bass Busters will provide the state’s best trout pond full of frisky rainbows to challenge anglers young and old.  Even if you come just to watch, you will see the highest catch percentage of any trout ...

Virtual Fishing Simulator

Virtual Fishing Simulator

Presented by the Michigan Charter Boat Association

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Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Food Drive

Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Food Drive

The Ultimate Fishing Show has partnered with Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger for a huge opening night food drive.  Bring a sack of non-perishable food items (minimum of 4 pounds or 6 cans or boxes) to the Suburban ...

Shore Lunch Fish Fry

Shore Lunch Fish Fry

A large dining are has be designated as the site of the Shore Lunch Fish Fry. After rave reviews last winter, the shore lunch area has acquired “Ultimate” status with an expanded menu, a family entertainment ...

Virtual Reality Simulator

Virtual Reality Simulator

Sometimes we are called to a higher order – FUN! Enjoy the experience of the Virtual Reality Simulator while you’re at the Ultimate Fishing Show.

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Kevin VanDam

Kevin VanDam

Special Friday Only Appearance!

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Mark Zona

Mark Zona

Special Thursday Only Appearance

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Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

Angler, Author, Entertainer. Joe Thomas has done it all. 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 ...

Marianne Huskey

Marianne Huskey

Known in the professional fishing world as “Walleye Woman” she is a 15 year veteran to walleye angling. In 2012, she became the first female angler to win “Angler of the Year”. She is the highest placing ...

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, ...

Mark Romanack

Mark Romanack

Fishing 411 television host, seminar leader, walleye fishing expert and the author of the acclaimed Precision Trolling depth guides will be on hand all four days of the Ultimate Fishing Show.  Walleye are one of the most ...

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 ...

Capt. Wayne Carpenter

Capt. Wayne Carpenter

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 Newsletter, No Secrets On ...

Capt. Chris Noffsinger

Capt. Chris Noffsinger

With more than 20 years of experience, Captain Chris will lend his knowledge of both inland and Great Lakes Bass Fishing techniques in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Captain Chris has the experience and game plan to show ...

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 ...

Mike Schultz

Mike Schultz

Mike is the owner of Schultzy Outfitters Fly Shop & Guide Service, specializing in Southeastern Michigan angling, instruction and destination travel. Logging countless hours on the water each year, Mike has developed a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jake Romanack

Jake Romanack

Jake has had the good fortune of growing up in the fishing industry. The son of Outdoor Writer and Fishing 411 TV Host Mark Romanack, Jake has spent countless hours fishing with his Dad, fishing with industry insiders and ...

Chris LeMessurier

Chris LeMessurier

Chris owns and operates Kayak Fish the Great Lakes to share his passion for the sport with others. He is a kayak fishing guide and an American Canoe Association certified Kayak Instructor. Each spring Chris finds himself ...

Paul Biediger

Paul Biediger

Paul is a member of the Hobie Fishing Team with Summit Sports. He has been a kayak angler for over 10 years and has fished in numerous tournaments across the country. Paul has been featured in Michigan Woods and Water ...

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 ...

Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Jason is credited for pioneering several ice fishing tactics and strategies that today help legions of ice anglers catch more fish. He is a legendary guide on North Dakota’s Devils Lake and is also the producer of ...

Dan Armitage

Dan Armitage

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

Brian Brosdahl

Brian Brosdahl

Brian “Bro” Brosdahl of Max, MN is one of the most recognized and respected anglers in North America. Bro, as he’s known, is a multi-species angler best known for his influence on the sport of ice ...

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