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Fred Hall - Del Mar Seminars

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Del Mar show opens Thursday
San Diego Show: 41 years and BIGGER than ever!

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 The seminar list link


Fred Hall’s Del Mar edition for 2017 will be a huge expansion of boats, tackle, travel, seminars and more in an area at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that is bigger in square footage than the Long Beach show It opens Thursday....Join CCA at the door and get in free!

The Fred Hall Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will be celebrating its 41st year in 2017. From it’s humble beginning in Golden Hall (downtown San Diego) it has grown to become one of the premiere outdoor recreation shows in the United States.

“Over the last several years this San Diego tradition has shown remarkable growth. Shows that are over four decades old seldom see the kind of growth that has been happening to the Fred Hall Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds,” said show producer Bart Hall. “The 2017 version will see the biggest expansion of the last four years. There will be more booths and more boats at this show then have ever been there before.”

Hall said the O’Brien Building, which is the only entrance and exit to the show, has been completely redesigned. 10x10-foot booths now cover the entire southern and south western wall of that giant building. The remainder of the building is entirely filled with boats. The northern wall of the O’Brien building was often filled with campers and a hospitality section.

“All of that has been moved to other locations in order to accommodate the number of boats on display,” said Hall. “Almost every kind of boat will be seen at this show. There will be tow-boats, pontoon boats, cruisers, aluminum boats, kayaks and, of course, the largest selection of fishing boats ever seen in San Diego.” There will be most of Southern California’s key boat dealers at this show: He listed them: Sea Witch Marine; M2O Marine; Anglers Marine; Sun Country Marine; Johnson Marine; Newport Pontoon Boats; Schock Boats; West Coast Marine; Inland Boat Center; Scout Boats; Tradewind Marine; Bayport Boats; and Last Chance Marine.

The boat brands on display will include: Sea Fox; Yamaha Boats; Nautique; Malibu; Axis; Ranger; Triton; Tracker; Nitro; Bayliner; Everglades; Defiance; Arima; Well Craft; Premiere; Parker; Grady White; Cutwater; Boston Whaler; Sea Ray; Klamath; Scout Boats; Lund; Skeeter; and Phoenix.

As you exit the O’Brien building you will pass through the canopy that connects O’Brien with the Bing Crosby Hall. In that canopy will be more booths and more boats. Trade Winds Inflatable’s will be in that location.


 Hall said that as you enter the Bing Crosby Hall there will be more inflatable boats, the giant Daiwa Bass Tank and the expanded Last Chance Marine Display. Right next to them is the Fastlane Kayak display.

“Ron and Debbie Lane have been coming to the Del Mar Show since it started. Their knowledge and experience with all Hobie products is unmatched in the Southern California market,” said Hall. “Part of their booth is the Hobie Kayak Fishing Theater that is packed with Hobie kayak Fishing seminars from some of So Cal’s best kayak anglers. The new Dodge Ram Trucks and the Chrysler Pacifica products take up 5,000 square feet of space filled with new vehicles. The Mammoth Lakes Seminar Theater and the Giant Mammoth Lakes Trout fill up that Hall along with archery, Free Dive and lots of cool exhibits for boats and fishing.”

As you exit the Bing Crosby Hall and pass into the Seaside Pavilion you come to one of the most active areas in the show. The Captain Rollo Spin To Win wheel is right there and everybody that spends $10 to spin the wheel is guaranteed to get a prize worth at least $10, and usually a lot more, said Hall.

You want trucks? This is a great place to see the new models without the pressure tactics. The San Diego County Ford Dealers will be displaying the new Ford products and having a casting contest for a new Lew’s rod & reel with the spectacular Winn grips on it.

Seminars are throughout the show, more than ever.

“Cousins Tackle will, again, host the main Seminar Stage with hourly speakers on saltwater fishing and long range fishing,” said Hall. “The Accurate Saltwater Tank will have continuous seminars from some of the Southland’s most famous near shore anglers.”

The tour continues. There’s so much to see!

“From the Seaside Pavilion you will pass into the Exhibit Hall,” said Hall. “It is the largest building in the show and houses most of the fishing tackle and international fishing and hunting lodges. But it is also home to the Costa Sporting Chef Café. The Sporting Chef Café will feature Chef and TV host Scott Leysath cooking fish and game for you. Following Scott will be chef “Yanni” who will talk about proper fish preservation, techniques and recipes. Filling in the gaps will be local legend Tommy Gomes showing us how to fillet fish and later in the day Capt. Tiffany Vague will give us her tips on proper fish filleting.”

Kids are a huge part of the show. As spectators of the great shows and exhibits, and kids gets in free with an adult. There’s plenty to see and be entertained by. For example, outside the Exhibit Hall will be the Great American Duck Races, The San Diego County Ford Dealers Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, The Mammoth Lakes Kids Fish Free Trout Pond, the Fishing in the City Kids Casting Contest, fly casting lessons and the Ram Ultimate Air Dogs.

The show program at the door, published and produced by the staff at WON in cooperation with Fred Hall & Associates, has all the show and seminar schedules and an exhibitor list. Pick one up. And be sure to sign up for Western Outdoor News, the only weekly hunting and fishing newspaper published in the U.S., and there are fantastic gifts and a discounts in two-year new subscriptions or renewals. They are located right inside the final exhibit hall on your left as you enter.

The Fred Hall Del Mar Show has been around for 41 years and is a San Diego institution. It is one of the best shows of its kind in the world. This show has become San Diego’s Biggest Fishing Show, Biggest Boat Show, and Biggest Outdoor Recreation Event of the Year.

Don’t miss it March 23-26 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Open Thursday and Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And just like all Fred Hal Shows kids 15 and under are FREE. It’s a Whale of a Show!!!!!

JOIN CCA and get a book of vouchers worth hundreds of dollars and get in free to the show, a $15 value.

A FULL ARRAY of marine electronics is coming to the show in the massive Johnson-Hicks display.

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