Expo is real lure for bass fishermen Annual show set to start Friday

January 03, 1993|By Peter Baker | Peter Baker,Staff Writer

Area bass fishermen can get a leg up on their fishing plans for this year starting Friday at the ninth annual Bass Expo, which opens at 2 p.m. at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Bob Dobart, a bass fishing pro and the organizer of the Bass Expo, says that this is the largest such show in the northeast, and judging from the exhibits and seminars of the past couple of years, it is worth the $6 admission fee.

In addition to a wide range of bass boats, rods and reels, lures and specialized equipment, Dobart has been able to consistently line up top-notch speakers for seminars on how to fish specific conditions or tackle.

This year's schedule of speakers:


6 p.m. -- Bill Kramer on structure fishing with jigs and worms.


10 a.m. -- Ken Wilson and Jay Holt on patterns for tidal water.

11 a.m. -- Mark Hoos on basic tackle and lure selection.

Noon -- Guy Ecker on seasonal patterns with spinnerbaits.

1 p.m. -- Shaw Grigsby Jr. on finesse fishing.

2 p.m. -- Greg South on artificial worm fishing with a spinning rod.

3 p.m. -- Woo Daves on matching tackle to situations.

4 p.m. -- Charlie Ingram on fishing the Sluggo and floating worm.

5 p.m. -- Shaw Grigsby Jr. on techniques for topwater baits.

6 p.m. -- Glenn Peacock on fishing the Tidal Potomac.

8 p.m. -- Mike Draper on lure selection.


11 a.m. -- Mark Kovach on fly fishing the Upper Potomac.

Noon -- Guy Ecker on how to fish crankbaits.

1 p.m. -- Greg South on light-line fishing.

2 p.m. -- Charlie Ingram on jig fishing.

3 p.m. -- Woo Daves on how to locate and pattern bass.

The Maryland championship of the Bassmaster/Rubbermaid CastingKids competition will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

The expo opens at 2 p.m. on Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission for children between the ages of 10 and 14 is $3, younger children are free.

New group

The Maryland AquBtic Resources Coalition, a group of fishermen's associations that was formed after the Baltimore Department of Public Works closed three of its reservoirs to boating last spring, has a new member organization -- the Mid-Atlantic Council of Trout Unlimited.

The coalition also includes the Maryland BASS State Federation, the American Bass Federation of Maryland, North American Bass Anglers of Maryland and the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association.

Name change

Bass guide Ken Penrod has changed the name of his hunting and fishing service to Life Outdoors Unlimited from Outdoor Life Unlimited.

Times Mirror Corp., publisher of Outdoor Life magazine, objected to the former name of Penrod's service.

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