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Manteca Bass Pro rolling out three weekends of free fishing seminars

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POSTED February 11, 2013 6:20 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops is staging the free Spring Fishing Classic at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca.

The 17-day event begins Feb. 22 and goes until March 10 at 52 of the Bass Pro Shops retail stores in the United States. Customers will find lots of new fishing products to browse through, live demonstrations to see, tips and techniques to learn, boat shows, and kids events.

The first weekend, Feb. 22-24, features “Local Tip” fishing seminars taught by local pros, conservation groups and other area experts.

Seminars include:

• Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., Tips For Fishing Kokanee At New Melones by Danny Layne; 7:30 p.m., Techniques For Fishing Black Bass in the Delta by Doug Romano

• Saturday, Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m., Tips For Fishing Kokanee At New Melones by Danny Layne; 2:30 p.m., , Spring Fishing Tips For Sturgeon by Captain Jay Lopes; 3:30 p.m., Baits For Success, Finesse Fishing For Bass by Gary Watts; 4:30 p.m., Best Tackle & Equipment For Successful Striper Fishing in the Delta by Bary Canevaro; 5:30 p.m., Tips & Trends For Trout Fishing by Joe Aksamit

• Sunday, Feb. 24; 1:30 p.m., Tips For Fishing Kokanee At New Melones by Danny Layne; 2:30 p.m., Techniques For Fishing Black Bass in the Delta by Randy Pringle; 3:30pm, Baits For Success, Finesse Fishing For Bass by Don Paganelli; 4:30 p.m., Best Tackle & Equipment For Successful Striper Fishing in the Delta by Wes Hamasaki

The second weekend of the U.S. Spring Fishing Classic March 1-3, offers the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster University National Fishing Pros seminars. 

Bassmaster University Seminars include:

• Saturday, March 2. 1 p.m., Steve Carson, Director of Penn University, Long Range Fishing on 3- to 8-Day Trips; 2 p.m., Jason Quinn, 6-Time Bassmaster Classic\ Qualifier, Crankbait Fishing; 3 p.m., Boyd Duckett, 5-Time Bassmaster Champion, Proper Combinations Of Line, Reel & Rod; 4 p.m., Kevin Brock, Manteca pro staff, Sping Striper Fishing Tips

• Sunday March 3, 1 p.m. Steve Carson, Director of Penn University, Albacore - California’s Most Exciting Gamefish; 2 p.m., Kevin Brock, Manteca pro staff, Spring Striper Fishing Tips; 3 p.m., Ben Byng, Steve Potter & Chuck Sterni, Tracy Fly Fishhermen, Fly Fishing for Largemouth Bass; 4 p.m., Randy Pringle, Best Bass Tournement, Bass Fishing Made Easy

The third weekend of the U.S. Spring Fishing Classic March 9-10, offers the Bass Pro Shops Next Generation along with seminars given by local pros.

• Saturday, March 9, 2 p.m., Power Finesse Fishing for Black Bass by Jeff Huth

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