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 www.basspro.com/classic 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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