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Bass Pro hosts free fishing seminars starting Friday
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Bass Pro Shops’ free Spring Fishing Classic gets under way this weekend in Manteca.

The 17-day event starts Feb. 24 and continues through March 11.

This year you’ll have two weekends of seminars and tank demonstrations to choose from-- select your favorite topic or pro or attend them all.

The seminars include:

• Friday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m.  Advanced Small and Largemouth Bass Tactics; 7 p.m. Local Fishing Tips and Techniques; 8 p.m. Side Image Sonar:  How to Use it Effectively to Catch Fish

• Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. Trout in Your Area – Timing, Tactics, and Gear, 2 p.m. Pre-Spawn and Post-Spawn Bass, 3 p.m. Fish Finder Basics, 4 p.m. Crankbait Fishing: Tactics and Importance of Matching Rod and Reel Gear Ratio to Various CrankBaits, 5 p.m.  Spinnerbait Basics

• Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. The Tackle and Tactics of Power Fishing vs. Finesse Fishing, 2 p.m. Local Fishing Tips and Techniques, 3 p.m. Side Image Sonar:  How to Use it Effectively to Catch Fish, 4 p.m. Fish Finder Basics

The second weekend of the Spring Fishing Classic offers the BASSMaster University National Fishing Pros seminars and tank demonstrations March 2-4.  (Pros, seminar topics, and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.  Please check individual store schedules by visiting and clicking on the store from drop down box.)