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2010 Inshore Fishing Expo

2010 Inshore Fishing Expo

Saturday, December 11, 2010

7 am – 6 pm

Our Annual Fly Fishing Expo has been such a huge success in past years, this year we decided to expand the topic to include light tackle inshore fishing as well.

With the help from some of our Great factories, like Simms, TFO/Springbrook and G. Loomis and some really good friends, this should be the best year ever!

Sports Talk 790’s very own Doug Pike will be broadcasting his Saturday morning show LIVE from our 12800 Gulf Freeway location 7 am – 10 am.

DRAWING - Entries between 7 am - 10 am ONLY
Win a day on the water fishing with Doug Pike and Capt Scott Null. One person, all day trip to be scheduled in 2011. Winner will be announced Sunday on Doug's Show

Boats on Display - For anyone in the market for a great poling skiff, Hells Bay will have a Waterman on display. Come by and check it out!!

Special Guests:

Rick Hartman - Laguna Madre Fly Fishing & Light Tackle Guide, World Class Fly Caster with numerous awards. Rick has been fly fishing for redfish on the lower Laguna Madre for over 23 years and guiding full-time for the last 10 years. Rick is an incredible fly caster and puts his skills to good use since he specializes in sightcasting for redfish, speckled trout and snook in the flats of southeast Texas.

Scott Sommerlatte - fly fishing and hunting guide who works primarily out of the Port O’Connor/Seadrift area of Texas. In addition to his reputation as being one of the Lone Star State’s most popular and knowledgeable guides, Scott has also made a name for himself as an outdoor photographer and writer. His credits can be seen in numerous national and regional fishing and hunting magazines.

Greg Arnold- has fished all the way from Key West to Acapulco. He holds the fly-fishing 20# tippet IGFA world record for redfish as Captain with Conway Bowman as angler. That monster weighed 41.65 pounds! As Captain, he holds state records of first, second, fourth, and fifth for redfish as well as first for black drum and fourth for crevalle, jack. Come meet the man and let him share his experience with you.

Jason Catchings- Is a very respected guide and tournament fisherman specializing in light-tackle saltwater fishing on the entire Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Jason enjoys the outdoors and loves to share it with his clients and now our customers!

and our very knowlegable Fishing Tackle Unlimited Pro Staff members. You may recognized a few of these names as some of Texas' most respected USGC Licensed guides on the Gulf Coast.

Ernest Cisneros - Capt Ernest is best known for his expertice guiding customers to Texas Snook. Capt Ernest specializes in wading and poled skiff adventures for snook, trout and redfish from Pt Mansfield to Pt Isabel. We are proud to say Capt Ernest is a member of the Fishing Tackle Unlimited and Simms pro staff. Capt Ernest writes a monthly article seen in Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine each month focused on fishing the Lower Laguna.

Mike McBride -  Mike (or "McTrout" as he is better known) is a renowned Texas guide specializing in wade fishing with artificial lures in the Lower Laguna Madre. Capt Mike is a featured writer and expert guide for Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine each month. We are also proud of have him on the Fishing Tackle Unlimited and Simms pro staff.

Capt. Tricia is a full time guide in Pt Mansfield, TX specializing in year 'round lure fishing for trout & redfish in the Lower Laguna Madre. Capt Tricia is one of the best female guides on the Texas Coast and another member of the Fishing Tackle Unlimited and Simms pro staff. Additionally, Capt Tricia is a monthly contributor to Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine focusing her writing on fishing Pt Mansfield, TX.

Paul Marcaccio is a full time guide in Galveston, TX specializing in wade fishing Galveston and Trinity Bay for trout, redfish, and flounder. He has a very informative series of 3 DVDs on the market showing viewers "where to go and what to throw" in three different bay systems. Capt Paul is a valuable member of our Fishing Tackle Unlimited and Simms pro staff.

DRAWING - Entries all day during event
Full Day Trip for 2 w/Capt Paul Marcaccio
DRAWING - Entries all day during event
1/2 Day Trip w/Capt Ron Elkins (Pt O'Connor)
Casting demonstrations will begin at 9:00 am - come see how the pros do it and learn how you can too!
Fly Tying domonstrations will go on all day during the event - you won't want to miss the talents of Bill Trussell, Casey Smartt and many members of the Texas Fly Fishers.

 10:30  Capt Ernest Cisneros  Fishing Lower Laguna for redfish, trout and snook
 11:30  Capt Greg Arnold  Fly Fishing for Giants
 1:00  Capt Scott Sommerlatte  There is more to Fishing
 2:00  Capt Rick Hartman  Fly Fishing Lower Laguna Madre
 3:00  Capt Jason Catchings  Inshore Light Tackle fishing the Gulf Coast
 4:00  Capt Mike McBride and Capt Tricia  Wade fishing with light tackle in the Lower Laguna Madre

Grand Prize Drawing will be held at 5:00 pm. Need not be present to win!

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