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“This event will be more like attending a party celebrating Long Island fishing – a non-traditional show where everyone can expect to have a great time.”

By Fred Golofaro  |  February 19, 2018
Capt. John Paduano is just one of many experts who will be sharing their extensive knowledge of Long Island fishing in the seminar segment of the show.

Coming up this Sunday, February 25th, the AllPro Fishing Expo & Seminar promises to be unlike any fishing show or seminar you have ever attended in this region. It will take place at the Huntington Hilton Hotel, 598 Broadhollow Road in Melville, New York. According to its promotor, Vince of AllPro Charters, “this event will be more like attending a party celebrating Long Island fishing – a non-traditional show where everyone can expect to have a great time.” There will be balloons, and a professional DJ will be piping in all boat and fishing themed music. In the morning the WBAB Van will be present to get things started in the parking lot. Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Capt. Paul Hebert, of Wicked Tuna (Captain of Wicked Pissah) will be present for a meet and greet, signing of autographs and taking photos. Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Gregg Gionnotti, an avid fisherman, and the new Morning Drive Time Personality on WFAN’s Boomer & Gio, will be present for a meet and greet and to share his own fishing stories and experiences. The official WFAN Fan Van will also be present with free giveaways. Share a Fish Story will Capt. Paul, talk fishing or any sports topic with Gregg, and get your picture taken with the AllPro Mermaids. Several boat dealers will also be present for those considering putting a new boat under their feet this season.

The AllPro Fishing Expo: $15; Children under 12 are free. Tickets available online or at door.

Doors to the Expo open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. It takes place in the 10,000 sq. foot Grand Ballroom. When you enter, you will receive a free T-shirt and gift bag of promotional items. Local tackle shops and lure makers will be present to display what works best in our native waters, and national manufacturer representatives will provide a sneak peek into the newest technologies that will help you find and catch fish, and keep you safe on the water. Take advantage of great savings as vendors will be offering tackle, equipment, and apparel up to a true 40% off. Rush to the AllPro 5 Alarm Fire Sales that go off each hour as select vendors will be selling items at unbelievably discounted prices. If you get tired or hungry, stop by the AllPro booth for free bottled water and snacks, and even more promotional items to be given away. There are also rumors that a shark will be “swimming” around.

The AllPro Seminar: $125. Tickets available online only.

The Seminar starts at 7:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:50 p.m. When you arrive, your ticket will be scanned and you'll be handed a gift bag with promotional items, 5 Free Chinese Raffle Tickets, and a Seminar Schedule. The Seminar ticket also includes entry and all of the benefits of the Fishing Expo. As you settle in you'll also receive an AllPro.Com T-Shirt and a 10% Coupon good for the purchase of discounted tackle at our AllPro booth.

As you help yourself to the free unlimited continental breakfast, staff will explain how the Seminar process works. You will have the option of choosing up to seven seminars out of over 16 topics to sit in on. Among the speakers are John Skinner, Capt. Al Lorenzetti, Capt. Mark Garry (Kidcochiese), Capt. Joe Shute, Capt. Paul Mandella, Capt. John Nappo, Capt. John Paduano, Kayak Guru Elias Vaisberg, and Electronic Expert Roger Williams.

Seminars begin at 8:30 a.m. and each seminar room is limited to 25 people so you get a true hands-on experience with the speaker, and have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the speaker. Within the seminar rooms there will be free water and snacks, which are replenished after each class. Since topics repeat, you don’t have to worry about missing out on any must-see classes. Each Seminar lasts 45 minutes with a 10-minute break, in between.

Go to: allproexpo.com for more info or to buy your tickets online. The first 50 ticket buyers receive a free 6 pack cooler bag with a mystery surprise. Save 10% by using code: FISH.

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