February 7-9, 2020 OHIO EXPO CENTER


Fish Stadium

The Biggest Seminar Stage in America! Fishing pros from every corner of the sport will give tips and demonstrations from atop our 5,000-gallon fish tank. Watch the lure in action as the fish strike and get reeled in. Audiences can't get enough of these interactive presentations!

Over 100 Free Seminars

We have gathered the best speakers from across the world of fishing to present on nearly every topic and species. Don't miss your opportunity to see the pros for free. Included with regular admission to the Columbus Fishing Expo.

Over 150 Tackle Booths!

Acres of tackle, literally. We have one of the largest groups of tackle vendors in the country. We've got the gear you need and deals you won't believe.

Kayak Demo Pool

See the latest in Kayak fishing demonstrated on this 25,000 gallon pool. See your Kayak in the water before you buy it.  Our Kayak Pro Staff from Clintonville Outfitters and The Outdoor Source will be on hand all weekend to answer you questions.

Flipping Contest

Challenge your friends in this tournament style flipping contest. 16 fisherman compete each day. Who will be named the best flipper in the Midwest? For added fun compare your times against our pros for bragging rights.

Prizes awarded daily for the best fisherman. Sign up in person at the Fly Fishing Pool!

Ultimate Kid's Zone - Live Trout Pond

The kids will love trying their hand at live trout fishing or compete to win at our virtual fishing simulator and Casting Contest. Prizes, giveaways and more from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and get their picture with Bobber the Water Safety Dog and his friend Boaty from the Army Corps of Engineers.

The Great American Fish Fry

Save room for this authentic, never frozen, hand-breaded haddock, paired with hush puppies and fries this is a lunch like no other.

Animal Encounters from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Kids and adults alike will love the opportunity to get up close and personal with animals like penguins, cheetahs and armadillos direct from Jack Hanna and the folks at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

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