Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit/Novi through Sun, Northeast Ohio next week

Greetings and Salutations from the Ultimate Fishing Show! We’ve been here two days now and still haven’t seen the whole show! If you’re into ice fishing, this is the show to come to. Lots of good deals on shanties and ice fishing gear. All we need now is ice! Come check it out, we’ll be here through Sunday at the Suburban Showcase Collection in Novi, booth 1004.

2020 Ultimate Fishing Show Booth
Joon and Andy talking about the lake…

Show website with details:

Show Dates & Times:

  • Today – Fri, Jan 10:  open until 9:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 11:  10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jan 12:  10:00am – 5:00pm

Come and say hello if you can make it… Booth 1004

2020 Ultimate Fishing Show Poster

Next Shows:

  • Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show – Mt Hope – January 16th – 18th, Mt Hope Event Center – Mt Hope, OH
  • Outdoorama – Detroit – February 27th – March 1st, Suburban Showcase Collection – Novi, MI
  • Ultimate Sport Show – Grand Rapids – March 19th – 22nd, Devos Place – Grand Rapids, MI

– Andy & Amy

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Happy New Year, Show Season Begins in Detroit Jan 9th, and a Moose Video!

Hard to believe, but 2020 is here… Happy New Year to you all! Our spring opening is just around the corner, and the Sport Show Season is upon us starting next week. We look forward to seeing many of you this winter. Starting this Thursday, January 9th, we’ll be at our first show in Novi, MI! The Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit at the Suburban Showcase Collection in Novi and runs through the weekend. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello! We’ll be in booth 1004. This is the grand daddy of fishing shows in the Detroit area. A huge facility, the Suburban Showcase Collection is jammed packed with all kinds of fishing gear. If you are anywhere near Detroit (Novi) it’s the fishing show to go to.
— Show runs January 9th – 12th and their website has more details: Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit

The following week, January 16th – 18th, we’ll be at the Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show in Mt Hope Ohio. For those of you who have never been to that show, it is way out in the country, quite different from the larger shows we do. Centered right in the heart of Amish country, the Mt Hope area (Holmes County) is a great spot to visit for one of a kind hand made products and home cooked Amish meals. The show itself is smaller, but has a good selection of outdoor products.
— Show website is here: Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show

Moose with Two Calves Video


Less than one week to go for the Early Discount! Sport Show Schedule!

There’s under one week left to book a trip with our “early” discount! Get those deposits in by November 15th to take advantage of the special. After that, 2020 regular rates apply. There is still time and there are still dates available! We’ve also set our Sport Show Schedule below (Click READ MORE if needed).

Check out the below link to see our flyer, and don’t hesitate to call or email for your reservation!


Outdoorama in Detroit / Novi!

It’s that time! Our third show of the season, again in Detroit (Novi actually). The Outdoorama is one of Michigan’s oldest sport shows. Outdoorama is more than just a fishing and hunting show. Also combined in the same venue is the Cottage and Lakefront Living Show. There is something for everyone! The show runs today (Thursday) through Sunday, so stop by and visit us at booth 5506!

Outdoorama (Detroit/Novi) – Novi, MI

Thur, February 28th – 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Fri, March 1st – 11:00am – 9:00pm
Sat, March 2nd – 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sun, March 3rd – 10:00am – 5:00pm

See us in Booth: 5506

Adults: $12 | Children 6-14: $5

At the same venue this weekend is the Cottage and Lakefront Living Show…
More info at: https://showspan.com/CLD/

— Our last show of the season in Grand Rapids, MI, starts March 14th…


Playing in the Snow! …And Trains, Brookies and Sport Shows!

It’s the dead of winter and most of us are sick and tired of it! Sometimes though, you just have to go with the flow and have a little fun. April probably does not seem like winter to most of you, but up here, April is one of the best times to work around the lake while the ice is still good to travel and the temperatures are mild. Up here the ice typically breaks up the first week of May and you can travel on it up to the last week or so before that. It’s that last month, when we get a lot done around the lake. Two years ago, we tried something a little different during our early April trek to the lake.

Fat Tire Bikes. They are everywhere now. A few years ago we picked up a pair to keep at Camp Lochalsh. Not many guests chose to use them at the time, but the staff really enjoyed riding them around Camp Lochalsh and the adjacent “two tracks.” While we were up working in April of 2017, it was someone’s harebrained idea to get the bikes out and ride them on the lightly crusted ice of Wabatongushi Lake. What we thought may be quite dangerous turned out to be a hoot!

The crust on the ice gave us just enough traction. You could ride anywhere on the lake and it was perfectly flat, just like a paved street. We rode those bikes all the way from Camp Lochalsh to the narrows and back! We even stopped at Loch Island on the way back! That’s 22 miles round trip for those of you not yet familiar with the lake. The narrows is the half way portion and during the winter, part of it does not freeze due to fast current.

This April, we have to go in again and do some work to prepare for the season. There will be no doubt that the fat tire bikes will come out again for another boot around the lake!

– Check out the video and photos below…

Trains and Brook Trout!

Also wanted to mention that Mark Melnyk just let us know about a newly available article online, talking about his trip catching brook trout last June in some of our outpost lakes, getting to us by train from White River. Not the only way to reach us, but certainly worth the trip for the views and experience. Our Location Page has info on the train and other travel options.  Our guide Ryan made the article cover too!

Fat Tire Photos and Video:

Loch Island, not ready for guests (Ice!) in April 2017
Loch Island, not quite ready for guests in April 2017
Otter Island by Fat Tire Bike, April 2017
Otter Island by Fat Tire Bike, April 2017

We’ll be at the following shows soon:

Outdoorama (Detroit/Novi)
– Novi, MI

Thur, February 28th — Sun, March 3rd
See us in Booth: 5506

Ultimate Sport Show Grand Rapids
– Grand Rapids, MI

Thur, March 14th — Sun, March 17th
See us in Booth: 1255

If you make it to the shows, come by the booths…  we’d love to see you!
– Andy

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