Lakeland Fish and Dive Expo

It looks like a pretty windy weekend so this is a good time to find something else to do besides the “honey do” list or cleaning the boat.
I will be attending the 3rd annual Lakeland fish and dive expo.Salty Shores has a booth and will be represented by myself, Dale Sneed and Richard Traugott. Richard will even be giving a seminar on photography at the event. Salty Shores Apparel will be available for sale as well. Get it while you can, it may not be around much longer.

The Lakeland Fish and Dive Expo is returning for its 3rd year to Off the Wall Adventures (2055 Shepherd Rd. Lakeland, FL 33811) on Saturday, February 6, 2010. This year we have an even bigger lineup than last year, as well as some different booth vendors. Like last year, we will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas, with ALL proceeds going to CCA (Coastal Conservation Association). We will also be selling chicken wings courtesy of Pinch-a-Penny Pools/Spas and their Big Green Egg Cookers, again with proceeds going to CCA. CCA-Polk will be on site to sign up any potential new members and also handle some of our raffles that will be going on, which will also benefit CCA. The 2009 Hell’s Bay Waterman that is being raffled off by CCA will be on display and raffle tickets for the skiff are $25 each. This is family friendly atmosphere designed to bring outdoor enthusiasts together and have a great time. Start time will be 8:30 am. The first seminar will begin at 9:00 am. Seminars will last approximately 50 minutes. The last seminar is scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm. The expo will last until 5:30 pm. We will be having seminars going on both in the classroom and on the pool deck. Here is this year’s OFFICIAL lineup…….

Booth Vendors

Carbon Marine Fabricators
Fishy Kid
Marine Supply of Winter Haven
Rolls Axle Trailers
East Cape Skiffs
Stone’s Outhouse
Andy Thornal Co.
Awesome Fishing Radio
O’Brien’s Irish Pub
Skinny Water Culture
Inshore Power Boats
Wang Anchors
Breathe Like a Fish Shirts
Ankona Boatworks
USCG Auxiliary #74
FantaSea Marine
Finatic Designs
Pinch-a-Penny Pools/Spas
Salty Shores
Hell’s Bay Boatworks
The Rod Rack Shack
Mote Marine Laboratories
FWC/Get Reel
Bartow Ford
Coastal Angler Magazine
Lakeland Power Squadron
Slam Gear

Classroom Seminar List
Capt. Lynn Zirkle – Kingfishing 9:00-9:50
Capt. Rob Salimbene – Tides and Solunars 10:00-10:50
Kevin Fenn, East Cape Skiffs – Skinny Water Poling 11:00-11:50
Richard Traugott – Fishing Photography 3:00-3:50
Phil Pope – Fly Tying 4:00-4:50

Pool Deck Seminar List
Jeff Harrell, Florida Youth Ranches – Take a Kid Fishing 10:00-10:50
Kids Casting Contest 11:00-11:50
Eric Bachnik and Guest – Mirr-O-Lure 12:00-12:50
Capt. Ray Markham – Fishing Tampa Bay With Artificials 1:00-1:50
Neil Taylor – Kayak Fishing 2:00-2:50

We will also have casting contests and demos throughout the day. There will also be a rock climbing wall courtesy of Off the Wall Adventures and many raffle prizes. The event and parking is free for everyone. Come out and make it a family day!!!!!! For more information call T.J. Konitzer (Off the Wall Adventures) at 863-709-9253 or Capt. Jon Bull at 863-860-7250.