By Louie Stout
If you want to bone up on your ice fishing skills, D&R Sports Center offers a solution.
After a break during the pandemic, the shop will resume its West Michigan Ice Show Dec. 3-4 at the Kalamazoo store. There is no charge for entry.
You’ll get top-notch tips and advice from USA Ice Team members Chas Thompson and Steph Sissell. They will demonstrate the latest use of equipment and gadgets and share their methods and tricks for catching more fish. They will tie together science, creative techniques and a commonsense approach to fishing on hard water.
In addition Michigan outdoorsman Bill Ferris from Iona will share his insight on fishing Michigan waters. He has a passion for targeting bluegills, crappies, perch and walleye and will touch on the equipment he uses and the use of electronics.
“We’ve asked these guys to address the needs for the beginner as well as the expert during their seminars,” said store owner Randy VanDam.
Furthermore, VanDam said there will be factory representatives from St. Croix, Rapala, Okuma, Northland Tackle, Vexilar, Humminbird, Shimano, 13 Fishing, Clam, Stopper Lures, Moonshine Lures and more.
Discounted prices on ice fishing gear and tackle will be offered during show hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10-3 Sunday.
For more information, visit www.dandrsports.com or call 269-372-2277