Ultimate Ice Fishing Show 2012

The 2012 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit adds a big ice fishing gear presence and new ice fishing seminars

The 2012 Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit adds a big ice fishing gear presence and new ice fishing seminars sure to meet any ice anglers expectations!

New for 2012, the Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit may be renamed to the Ultimate Ice Fishing show with ice fishing seminars by top experts Mark Martin, Joe Raymer and Dan Armitage, and Frank’s Great Outdoors bringing a semi-trailer full of ice shanties, sonar tackle and accessories for hardwater action. Brand names include Clam, Eskimo, Frabil, Shappel, Otter and Markum. An additional great selection of ice fishing jigs, like the hot Skandia tungsten jigs, and tackle will be found at the large Anglers Mart display!

Some companies, like StrikeMaster Ice Augers will have their own factory booths. Other companies are sending pro staffers to help Frank’s Great Outdoors handle the expected crowds. Ice angling enthusiasts will marvel at the expanded line of new products in this year’s show at these areas and more!


Ice Fishing for Walleye
Presented by Capt. Mark Martin

  • Saturday, January 14, 4:00PM, Lake Ultimate
  • Sunday, January 15, 12:00PM, Stage B
  • Sunday, January 15, 2:00PM, Lake Ultimate

There is no denying walleye are finicky fish, and fishing pro Mark Martin is no stranger to teaching others on how to catch them. Martin has been giving seminars on the subject since his first tournament win in 1991, during the first-ever Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) Championship – which coined him the title “The Original Champ.”  A life-long resident of Michigan, Martin is currently an instructor with the Fishing Vacation / Schools as well as a tournament pro with Anglers Insight Marketing (AIM). Not to be missed, Martin will be giving seminars on catching walleye using modern-day open-water techniques and giving up his secrets to catching the most fickle of fish through the ice.

Ice Fishing Lake Simcoe
Presented by Capt. Joe Raymer

  • Friday, January 13, 6:00PM, Lake Ultimate

Ice Fishing Saginaw Bay
Presented by Capt. Joe Raymer

  • Friday, January 13, 5:00PM, Stage A
  • Saturday, January 14, 1:00PM, Stage A
  • Sunday, January 15, 3:00PM, Stage B

Capt. Joe Raymer is an expert angler with special knowledge on his favorite fish, the Michigan Walleye. Capt. Joe is the owner of Looney Toon Charters and co-host of “1 Big Fish TV.”  He is a full-time charter captain spending hundreds of hours on the water every year.

Joe will touch on the latest tips and tactics for consistently bagging your limit even in tough conditions. Whether you focus on Saginaw Bay or your favorite northern Michigan clear water inland lake, time spent at this seminar will surely increase your catch on the ice this winter.

Basic Ice Fishing
Presented by Dan Armitage

  • Friday, January 13, 3:00PM, Lake Ultimate
  • Saturday, January 14, 6:00PM, Lake Ultimate
  • Sunday, January 15, 1:00PM, Lake Ultimate

Dan is a full-time freelance outdoor writer and syndicated radio show host whose articles appear on a regular basis in national magazines including Outdoor Life, In-Fisherman, Cabela’s Outfitter Journal, Camping Life, Outdoor News, and Game & Fish publications. He hosts the weekly radio program “Buckeye Sportsman with Dan Armitage,” which is syndicated in 18 Midwest markets and heard locally on Toledo’s WSPD 1370 AM. Dan travels the nation during the winter months conducting programs on fishing, boating and camping subjects.

Filed Under: Ice Fishing News


About the Author: Dan Kimmel is an avid angler, outdoor photographer and outdoor writer who becomes a computer guy in his downtime running web sites like this one, GreatLakesBass.com and AnglerHosting.com among others.

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