Crappie Madness event at Bass Pro Shops

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Crappie Madness at Bass Pro Shops is the best time and place for novice and experienced anglers to learn how to consistently catch crappie. This free event will be held at 26 Bass Pro Shops locations across the U.S. Feb. 7 - 8 and Feb. 14 - 15. Bass Pro Shops Crappie Madness weekends will feature seminars led by local and national professionals, photo opportunities, giveaways, and a chance to win a 2014 Tracker boat. Families can also enjoy the catch and release ponds and free fried fish samplings.

Free Crappie Madness seminars will be held Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will cover topics such as:

• Best live bait set ups
• Fishing with jigs and other lures
• Finding what cover crappie are using
• Fishing at the right depth
• What gear is needed

The first 25 people to attend a seminar will receive a free Bass Pro Shops mug. Seminar attendees can also enter for a chance to win a Crappie Rigged 2014 Tracker Pro Team 175 TF boat.

Catch and release ponds will be on site Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. so kids can have fun getting hands-on fishing experience. Free fried fish samplings will be offered on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

During the Crappie Madness event, customers can take home a free photo download of themselves as they would appear on Crappie Magazine. Free photo downloads are available Fridays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 6 p.m.

For more information about Bass Pro Shops Crappie Madness including seminar schedules, appearances and participating locations visit Appearances, seminars and offering vary by location and are subject to change.

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 83 retail stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 116 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company's Tracker Marine Group® (, which has produced the number one selling brand of fishing boats for more than 35 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (, voted number six by Travel + Leisure Magazine as World's Best Hotels for Families. For more information, visit To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at

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