Destin Bass Pro Shops Spring Fishing Classic starts Feb. 28, features pro anglers, kids' activities

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM.

•5 p.m. - Choosing a Lure for Redfish

(Pros, seminar topics, and times vary by store and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.  Please check individual store schedules by visiting and clicking on the store from drop down box.)

Other special events include:

•Feb. 28-March 5 — Reel Trade-In: Anglers with old reels that don’t see a lot of action can trade them in at a participating Bass Pro Shops store during Reel Trade-In days. This trade-in event is held at U.S. stores. Reels can be traded in for a coupon worth $5 to $100 off the purchase price of a new reel. The donated reels will be given to local nonprofit groups whose mission is to teach children about fishing and the outdoors.

•March 7-11—Rod Trade-In: Out with the old fishing rod and in with the new  at the U.S. stores. Bring an old rod you aren’t using to a participating Bass Pro Shops store and trade it in for a coupon worth $5 to $100 off the purchase price of a new one.  Donated rods will be given to local youth organizations to help with their outdoor education programs.

•Noon to 5 p.m. March 15-16 — Bass Pro Shops Next Generation Weekend: Kids can enjoy Free events geared for them at the U.S. stores.  Activities include crafts, catch and release pond, and kids’ fishing workshops held at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Kids can also get a free 4x6 photo and a KeepAmericaFishing Certificate (U.S. locations only). Plus, the first 150 kids to complete a punch card each day will receive a special Bass Pro Shops fishing tackle box (while supplies last).

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