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      Time to gear up for spring fishing

      Are you ready for the weather to warm up just enough so you can get up at the crack of dawn to head to the lake and catch your next trophy fish?

      Are you ready for the weather to warm up just enough so you can get up at the crack of dawn to head to the lake and catch your next trophy fish?

      Well, you might have to wait a little while for that, but you can get ready for the spring fishing season at Bass Pro Shops during their 17 day fishing event.

      Last year, more than 7 million people attended this event at Bass Pro Shops stores across America and Canada.

      The 17-day event begins February 22nd and goes until March 10th at 52 of the Bass Pro Shops retail stores. Customers will find lots of new fishing products to browse through, live demonstrations to see, tips and techniques to learn, boat shows, kids events, and, it??s all free.

      The first weekend at the U.S. stores, February 22nd to the 24th and the second weekend at the CAD stores, March 15th to the 17th features "Local Tip" fishing seminars taught by local pros, conservation groups and other area experts.

      Seminars include:? Friday, February 22nd, 6:30pm, Tips For Fishing The Walleye Run In The Maumee River 7:30pm, Techniques For Fishing Largemouth Bass Around Docks? Saturday, February 23rd, 1:30pm, Spring Fishing Tips Seminar Given By Carl Bachtel, Mike McCoy, And Craig Burwell 2:30pm, Techniques For Fishing Largemouth Bass Around Docks 3:30pm, Baits For Success, Such As Cranks & Spinnerbaits 4:30pm, Best Tackle & Equipment For Sucessful Smallmouth Fishing 5:30pm, Tips & Trends For Perch And Crappie Fishing? Sunday, February 24th, 1:30pm, Tips For Fishing The Walleye Run In The Maumee River 2:30pm, Baits For Success, Such As Cranks & Spinnerbaits 3:30pm, Best Tackle & Equipment For Sucessful Smallmouth Fishing 4:30pm, Tips & Trends For Perch And Crappie Fishing

      The second weekend of the U.S. Spring Fishing Classic March 1st to the 3rd, and the first weekend of the Canadian Spring Fishing Classic, March 9th-10th, offers the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster University National Fishing Pros seminars.

      BASSMaster University Seminars include:? March 2, 1pm, Pete Maina, Professional Angler, Television Personality & Host of ??The Next Bite?? TV Show, Pressured Muskies? March 2, 2pm, Fletcher Shryock, 2012 Bassmaster Classic Qualifier & 2011 B.A.S.S. Open Champion Lake Norman, Spring Fishing Patterns? March 2, 3pm, Mark Brumbaugh, 12-Year Veteran Of Former PWT Walleye & 9-Time Champion Of PWT Walleye, Lake Erie Walleye Fishing

      Are you ready for some fishing?