BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Nothing beats the winter blues better than looking at new boats and thinking about long, lazy days at the lake.
Bass Pro Shops at 709 Janes Avenue in Bolingbrook offers the perfect opportunity to start dreaming about spring during their free “Great American Boat Show” going on Friday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 10.
The Boat Show is the best place and time to get important information during the free boating and fishing seminars available both weekends. Topics include “Movement of fish” at 1 p.m. Saturdays, “Using the latest electronics” at 2 p.m. Saturdays and “Local fishing tips” at 3 p.m. Saturdays.
On Sundays, visitors will learn at 1 p.m. “How to properly fish a structure,” at 2 p.m. learn “Fishing techniques, presentations and retrieve speeds” and then get “Local fishing tips” at 3 p.m.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get valuable insider tips from pros like 2007 PAA Bass Champion Chris Daves, who will visit Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3.
If you’re in the mood to buy a new boat, it’s a great time to save thousands of dollars. And, with any boat purchase, customers will receive a VIP Owner’s Discount Card for up to 20-percent of discounts on Bass Pro Shops products for two years.
Buy a 2013 boat model and customers will receive a complimentary maintenance plan for 12 months or 100 hours, whichever comes first (select models apply, see store for details). Plus, when buying select boat models, customers can receive up to 20,000 points on a Bass Pro Shops Rewards Points card.
Boating is a great sport for the entire family ,so bring them, too. Kids can sign up for a class to teach them how to bobber fish and they’ll love the Casting Challenge when they can test their aim and win a prize. Adults will want to put their prop changing skills to the test when they can win prizes.
Register to win a free Ascend Kayak, retail value $499.99, which will be given away both Saturdays, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, or a $200 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card to be given away both Sundays, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. Winners will be announced both weekends at 5 p.m. each day.
Also, one Grand Prize winner will win the Boat of Your Dreams Sweepstakes. Winner will select the boat package of their choice — a total retail package of $30,000.
For more information regarding the free boat show, please visit www.basspro.com/boatshow.