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Jan 21, 2023 12:22:57   #
Dogand1 Loc: Meadow Vista, Ca
 
As a bank fishermen, I found the show to be a waste of time

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Jan 21, 2023 15:51:31   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
Dogand1 wrote:
As a bank fishermen, I found the show to be a waste of time


Sorry to hear that Dog. We have our boat show next weekend over here and I hope it ain't a flop.

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Jan 21, 2023 18:23:20   #
Dogand1 Loc: Meadow Vista, Ca
 
I used to go to the San Francisco boat show always a good show

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Jan 21, 2023 19:03:54   #
D Tong Loc: San Francisco,Ca
 
Dogand1 wrote:
As a bank fishermen, I found the show to be a waste of time


It has nothing to do with bank or boat fishing 🎣 it’s all about checking out new equipment and enjoying the the whole experience 👍 when they had the cow palace boat show I’d bring my sons and they would fish the trout pond it was fun and I didn’t own a boat

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Jan 22, 2023 00:51:03   #
Dogand1 Loc: Meadow Vista, Ca
 
Even the guy at the tank was not catching anything. I don’t need to know how to be stocked. I’ve been skunked a lot in my life. Also, there was no light tackle to speak of and I was sort of looking for an inflatable only one in the place $1500 and the bottom was of a weaker than the pontoons kayaks were anywhere from $3000-$5000. Absolutely ridiculous.

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Jan 22, 2023 15:10:17   #
Fishing Fool Loc: redding, ca
 
I find the best way is to join a fishing group and they have all the good places to fish, what to use, and often times equipment for sale.

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Jan 22, 2023 15:54:06   #
Delhijim Loc: Merced, ca
 
Dogand1 wrote:
As a bank fishermen, I found the show to be a waste of time


The show was about half the size it's been in the past. I was disappointed. There are vendors I visit every year that weren't in attendance. In the past there were three full buildings, this time one and a half.

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Jan 24, 2023 18:10:04   #
Still above water Loc: San Francisco ca
 
Dogand1 wrote:
Even the guy at the tank was not catching anything. I don’t need to know how to be stocked. I’ve been skunked a lot in my life. Also, there was no light tackle to speak of and I was sort of looking for an inflatable only one in the place $1500 and the bottom was of a weaker than the pontoons kayaks were anywhere from $3000-$5000. Absolutely ridiculous.
Were we at the same show? Bought a lot of gear, quality snaps, swivels, florocarbon leader material and several nice trout lures all for lite weight trout fishing. Saw a lot of Quality lite weight spinning reels. And rods for sale at great prices.
Great deals on quality ice chests. Yes there were a lot of boat dealers there but still a lot of great deals on gear whether u fish from shore or boat. Got some good deals on Power bait and mouse tails! Sorry u found it a bummer. Oh yeah great Bloodymarys! But I did pay 9 dollars for a corn dog!!! Oh yeah on another note why do they even charge for parking with zero security.? Just ask 40GRIT!!!

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Jan 25, 2023 12:49:24   #
wmitch2 Loc: Fresno
 
I went, and I agree it was a waste of time !! It seems to be taken over by Outfiters. Only a few bait Companies. Even the Fishermens Warehouse wasnt up to usual ! I did get a chance to check out the new Edge Rods by Gary Loomis tho. Liked the Rod, HATED the Handle !! And I'm an old Loomis fan !! That's Pre-Shimanno !! All mine are the old IMX !! I'm Not a fan of the IMX PRO'S !! Guess I just won't be attending any more.

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