Winter fishing expos are a great place to beat the winter blues and stock up on gear and knowledge for the upcoming season. Many feature discounts on supplies, used gear, and seminars from local experts willing to share their knowledge. As events are ever changing these days, be sure to check event websites directly for the timeliest information. We will continue to update our list with any additional shows and/or cancellations.
January 29-30: Kent Island Fishermen’s 11th Annual Fishing Flea Market. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the American Legion post 278 in Stevensville, MD. Tons of vendors with used fishing gear, custom made lures, and more! All proceeds go towards the Kids Fishing Derby the Kent Island Fishermen host every August. Admission: $4 (ages 16 and under free).
February 5: Tri-State Marine Fishing Show – CANCELED
National Outdoor Show - CANCELED
February 17-20: Tri-State Marine 'Early Spring' Indoor Boat Show. Presented by Tri-State Marine at their large indoor facility in Deale, MD. More than 20 models on display from top brands Grady-White, Parker Offshore, and Sea Pro with special boat show pricing. Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, children’s activities, light refreshments. Be sure to pre-register for the show as time slots fill up fast.
February 18-20: Philadelphia Fishing Show. Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Free seminars, trout pond, charter boats, apparel and gear, rods and reels, art, marine electronics, kayaks, and more. Admission: $10 adults, kids six to 12: $5, kids five and under are free.
February 19-20: Pasadena Sportfishing 29th Annual Fishing Expo. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days at a new location this year: Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena, MD. New and used fishing tackle and crabbing supplies, nautical art and antiques, hard to find items and replacement parts, custom built rods, charter captains, fishing clubs, knife sharpening, and more. Also a grand prize raffle; pit beef, turkey, and ham; oysters on the half shell, and beer and wine. Admission: $5 each day (ages 12 and under free).
February 26: Annapolis Anglers Club Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annapolis Elks Lodge #622 in Edgewater, MD. Seminars from charter boat captains, guides, and expert anglers willing to share their tips and techniques on catching fish in the Chesapeake Bay. The latest gear from local tackle dealers offered at show prices, food and beverages for sale (including pit beef, oysters, and full bar service), raffle, and more. Admission: $5 (ages 14 and under free).
February 26: Mid-Shore Fishing Club Fishing, Hunting, and Boating Flea Market. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dorchester Post 91 American Legion in Cambridge, MD. Stay tuned for more info at mid-shorefishingclub.com and on the group’s Facebook page.
March 5: Middle River Bass Fishing Flea Market. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Back River United Methodist Church in Essex, MD. Stay tuned for updates on the M.R. Bass (Middle River Bass) Facebook page. For additional information, please call Scott at (443) 909-9786.
March 12: Anglers Small Boat Offshore Seminar. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Podickory Point Yacht Club in Annapolis, MD. Your $100 ticket includes: panel discussions on a variety of offshore tactics, rigging demonstrations, exclusive savings, lunch, drinks, captains bags, raffles, Boston Whaler 380 Outrage with tower on-site, and more.
March 12-13: Essex-Middle River Fishing Club Fishing Flea Market. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company, 8037 Philadelphia Road, Rosedale, MD 21237. New and used fishing tackle and crabbing supplies. Freshwater, saltwater, offshore, and boating supplies. Admission $5, Kids under 13 Free. Visit facebook.com/Essex-Middle-River-Fishing-Club-258781458318883
March 19: Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectible Tackle Show. New location at the Mountain Epicenter in Aberdeen, MD. Dozens of independent retailers, fly shops, guides, and artists all on display to view and purchase; free, professional seminars throughout the day; and casting demonstrations. This show is geared specifically toward the fly-fishing angler.
March 19-20: SMRFO Fishing Show. At the St. Mary’s Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, MD. Presented by the Southern Maryland Recreational Fishing Organization.
March 26-27: MD Sportsman Show. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday at the Howard County Fairgrounds Great values on hunting & fishing gear, clothing, ATVs, boats, RVs, and trucks. Meet face-to-face with top companies, see the latest products, speak with guides, and book your next adventure!