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Local Chicago Area Boat Show

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SCHAUMBURG BOAT & SPORT SHOW IS WINTER HOT SPOT FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS

Show features latest fishing and sport boats, fishing tackle and adventure outfitters

The destination of choice for suburban Chicago outdoor enthusiasts is the second annual Schaumburg Boat & Sport show, which will be held February 14 – 17 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. Launched in 2007, the Schaumburg Boat & Sport show hosts thousands of anglers, as well as boating and outdoor enthusiasts from the Chicago land area, to climb aboard the latest fishing, sport and pontoon boats and browse booths filled with marine equipment, boating accessories, fishing outfitters and tackle.

“This show is establishing itself as a must-see event for local boaters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts,” says Keith Ogulnick, show manager. “It provides visitors with access to a variety of boats, fishing accessories, travel opportunities and fun for the entire family. The Schaumburg Convention Center is a beautiful facility with a convenient location and free parking which makes it easy for attendees to come out and have a great time.”

Show attendees are encouraged to bring their children along to enjoy the Shimano Trout Pond, an indoor pond stocked with the largest trout around. Fishing is free for children 12 and under, making it a fun and educational activity for the entire family. Young anglers can also visit entertaining and educational seminars hosted by Curt “The Bassmeister” Strutz. Also featured is the Discover Boating Center, which serves as the one-stop resource for prospective buyers with valuable boating information from on-site experts.

Exciting show features and giveaways include:

• Thursday, February 14 – Daily Herald Discount Day & Cupid’s Ultimate Outdoors Adventure
o First 200 adults to enter the show receive a FREE 30-day Daily Herald subscription
o Visit DailyHerald.com to receive a buy-one, get-one FREE ticket coupon
o Enter to win a couple’s prize package including a guided fishing trip from professional angler, Patricia Strutz, one weekend night stay at theRenaissance Hotel, complimentary dinner at Sam & Harry’s, Shimano rod/reel combos, Plano tackle boxes and more
• Friday, February 15 – Fishtech Day
o First 200 children (12 and under) to enter the show receive a FREE tackle kit
• Saturday, February 16 – Shimano Day
o First 200 children (12 and under) to enter the show receive a FREE fishing rod
• Sunday, February 17 – Plano “Take Me Fishing” Day & Adopt-a-Dog Day
o First 150 children (12 and under) to enter the show receive a FREE tackle box
o Hosted by DuPage County Animal Care & Control, from 12 – 4 p.m. visitors can adopt a dog at the show and take home their new family companion. Learn more about adopting a pet by visiting www.dupageco.org/animalcontro

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Featured seminars include:

Thursday, February 14
5 – 6 p.m.
Understanding Fishing Electronics: Hosted by Rick LaPoint, professional tour champion bass angler and fishing guide on Table Rock Lake, Mo.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Who Says Fishing Isn’t Romantic? Hosted by Patricia Strutz, professional outdoor writer and co-inventor of the Sea-View Marine Shield

Friday, February 15
3 – 4 p.m.
Fishing for Laughs: Hosted by Curt Strutz, widely known as “The Bassmeister,” he educates audiences about fishing and water safety through his infamous comedy show

5 – 6 p.m.
Basics of Crankbaits: Hosted by Ed Bohn, professional bass angler and 2007 Bass Federation Nation State Champion

7 – 8 p.m.
Row Trolling: Bringing Back a Classic Fishing Technique: Hosted by Patricia Strutz, professional outdoor writer and co-inventor of the Sea-View Marine Shield

Saturday, February 16
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fishing for Laughs: Hosted by Curt Strutz, widely known as “The Bassmeister,” he educates audiences about fishing and water safety through his infamous comedy show

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Secrets for Deep Water Fishing: Hosted by Rick LaPoint, professional tour champion bass angler and fishing guide on Table Rock Lake, Mo.

2 – 3 p.m.
Crappies Throughout the Seasons: Hosted by Spence Petros, member of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Walleye Tactics for All Seasons: Hosted by Darrell Baker, professional angler who has competed in numerous tournaments from the Arctic Circle to the Amazon

5 – 6 p.m.
Muskies: Unusual Tactics to Catch the King of Freshwater Fish: Hosted by Patricia Strutz, professional outdoor writer and co-inventor of the Sea-View Marine Shield

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lure Tricks for More Bass: Hosted by Spence Petros, member of the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

Sunday, February 17
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fishing for Laughs: Hosted by Curt Strutz, widely known as “The Bassmeister,” he educates audiences about fishing and water safety through his infamous comedy show

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Proven Multi-Species Techniques: Hosted by Darrell Baker, professional angler who has competed in numerous tournaments from the Arctic Circle to the Amazon

2 – 3 p.m.
Soft Plastics for Bass – Where, When, Which: Hosted by Ed Bohn, professional bass angler and 2007 Bass Federation Nation State Champion

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Small Mouth Bass from Top to Bottom: Hosted by Matt Mullady, professional bass angler and fishing guide

Show details include:

When:
Thursday through Sunday, February 14 – 17, 2008
Thursday: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Admission:
Adults – $8.00
Youth (13-15 years) – $4.00
Children (12 years and under) – FREE
*Senior Day – Thursday, February 14 ONLY: All seniors, 65 and older, receive a $2.00 discount on admission

EDITORS NOTE: Preview photos and b-roll available upon request

Visitors looking for more information on the 2008 Schaumburg Boat & Sportshow should visit www.SchaumburgSportshow.com or contact Keith Ogulnick at (312) 946-6242.

NOTE: Members of the media interested in attending the Show are encouraged to visit www.SchaumburgSportshow.com to sign-up for a press badge and download the press kit.

The 2008 Schaumburg Boat & Sportshow is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows. NMMA is the leading association representing the $39.5 billion per year recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce over 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the U.S. For more information about the NMMA, visit www.NMMA.org.

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Exhibitor List

Company Type Location Alliant Credit Union Exhibitor Chicago, IL Anglers International Resources Exhibitor Palatine, IL Armstrong Outposts Exhibitor Thunder Bay, ON Canada Bald Knob Marina Exhibitor Johnsburg, IL
Bayview Lodge Exhibitor Minaki, ON Canada
Ben Watts Marina, Inc. Exhibitor Fox Lake, IL
Bluegreen Resorts Exhibitor Schaumburg,
Brandt Cellars Intl. Exhibitor Lemont, IL
Camp Quetico Exhibitor Atikokan, ON Canada
CCI Products Inc. Exhibitor Osakis, MN
Chicago Sea Ray / Skipper Marine Exhibitor Round Lake, IL
Craig Cat Chicago Exhibitor Chicago, IL
Duck Bay Lodge Exhibitor Selkirk, MB Canada
Fishing Butler Exhibitor Hagerville, ON Canada
Forever Sunglasses Exhibitor Elgin, IL
Fox Lake Harbor Exhibitor Fox Lake, IL
Gangler’s Fly-In Lodges Exhibitor Ocala, FL
Girl Lake Resort Exhibitor Longville, MN
Grassy Narrows Lodge Exhibitor Union Grove, WI
Great Vacation Destinations Exhibitor Boca Raton, FL
Heritage Harbor Ottawa Exhibitor Ottawa, IL
Huber’s Lone Pine Lodge Ltd. Exhibitor Dryden, ON Canada
Kasba Lake Lodge Ltd. Exhibitor Parksville, BC Canada
Kings Island Marine Exhibitor Fox Lake, IL
L & F Enterprises LLC/Hi-Fin Tackle Co. Exhibitor Dousman, WI
Larson Boats Exhibitor Little Falls, MN
McDougall & Talvista Lodges Exhibitor , AK
Moose Track Adventures Exhibitor Ely, MN
Munson Ski & Marine Exhibitor Lakemoor, IL
North of Sixty Camps, Ltd. Exhibitor Crystal, MN
Northern Outposts Exhibitor Thunder Bay, ON Canada
Ostrow Marine Exhibitor Spring Grove, IL
Plano Molding Co. Exhibitor Plano, IL
Power Equipment Distributors, Inc. Exhibitor Richmond, MI
Prizer Point Marina & Resort Exhibitor Cadiz, KY
Ranger Boat Co. Exhibitor Flippin, AR
Rick’s Chauffeured Guide Service, Inc — Grandt Rods Exhibitor Springfield, MO
Schaumburg Post Office Exhibitor Schaumburg, IL
Shimano Exhibitor Irvine, CA
Skipper Bud’s / Chicago Sea Ray Exhibitor Winthrop Harbor,
South Bend Sporting Goods Exhibitor Northbrook, IL
Stingray Boats Exhibitor Hartsville, SC
Stratos Boats, A Genmar Company Exhibitor Murfreesboro, TN
T.L. Travel Flow Corp Exhibitor Richton Park, IL
Temple Bay Lodge Exhibitor Chicago, IL
The Cullerton Company Exhibitor Warrenville, IL
Tri-City Canvas Exhibitor Wauconda, IL
Voyageur North Outfitters Exhibitor Ely, MN
White Iron Beach Resort Exhibitor Ely, MN
Williams and Hall Outfitters Exhibitor Ely, MN
Zup’s Fishing Resort & Canoe Outfitters Exhibitor Crane Lake, MN

 

Schaumburg Boat & Sportshow

Get a head start on a summer full of boating and fishing fun at the Schaumburg Boat & Sportshow! Find the boat of your dreams—and everything to go with it at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. From fishing to cruising to family fun there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. Shop the largest selection of watercraft in the Chicagoland suburbs—more than 200 boats! See everything from fishing boats to pontoons to personal watercraft, plus the very latest in fishing tackle, marine accessories and gear. Visit outfitters and resorts to plan your next trip or book a vacation, too. And there’s no better time to buy! The 4-day event is your once-a-year chance to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing and gear up with the latest accessories all at one time!

While you can shop till you drop anchor, beyond the boats and booths are attractions that make a day at the show a day of fun for the whole family. Enjoy the “Fishing for Laughs” comedy show, hosted by Curt Strutz, The Bassmeister. Get tips from the pros at daily fishing and casting seminars. Young anglers can try their luck fishing in the Shimano Trout Pond. There really is something for everyone!

Whether you’re new to boating or consider yourself quite the captain, be sure to stop by the Discover Boating Center. It’s your one-stop resource for the latest in boating information and expert, unbiased advice.

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