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Gapen Fishing Tackle Show Schedule 2024
We hope we see you at one of these 2024 fishing shows.
If you missed us last year, we hope to see you at a show near you!

We will be in Schaumburg, Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana (Highland, IN) & Grand Rapids as well as Mini Shows - (Rods, Reels and some Jigs at Fish & Hook Lemont, IL and Berwyn, IL Tackle Sale Shows.

Schaumburg, IL Chicago- Fishing Show

We will Have our Large Gapen Booth at the big Fishing Show in Schaumburg! (This weekend).
Schaumburg Fishing Show Information

January 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th 2024

Indianapolis, Indiana Fishing Show

We will Have our Large Gapen Booth at the big Fishing Show in Indianapolis! (Two Weeks).
Indianapolis, IN Show Info

February 16 - 18 & February 21st - 25th, 2024

Visit Bobber Anne at the Gapen Booth!! Our big selection of lures, jigs and fishing flies as well as a large selection of rods, reels and combos on special. Special orders - call the shop and have them waiting for you at the show!!

Tinley Park Outdoors Show

Feb. 16th, 17th & 18th (Rod Specials, reels & jigs)
Gapen Float Fishing Seminars Friday & Saturday am -
Wilkins - Ultralight Float Setups That Catch More Fish)
Featuring Gapen's Bobber Anne 3' Trout, Perch, Bluegill & Walleye Float Fishing Seminar

Northwest Indiana, Outdoors Fishing Show

We will Have Gapen Rods, Reels & Lures at the Show in Highland Indiana! Seminars on Gapen floats and improving your jigging (multi-species live bait) Gapen's -Johnny Wilkins - of Team USA.
Highland, IN Show Info

March 1 - 3rd, 2024

Grand Rapids, Michigan Fishing Show

We will Have our Large Gapen Booth at the big Fishing Show in Grand Rapids Michigan!
Grand Rapids Ultimate Fishing Outdoors Show Info

March 7 - 10, 2024

Stop by the show and pick up the best, most sensitive jigging rod, float rod and casting rods available - Gapen Wilderness Rods!! In stock and ready. Show specials include
  • Free Gapen Embroidered rod bag $15 value
  • Combos Include Free Spooled Line (while supplies last) $9 value
  • Show Special Prices for Multi-Rod & Combo Purchases
Gapen Wilderness rods help you time your hook set through superior touch and feel. Feel structure, tips of weeds and feel the difference between initial fish takes and when they reach the hook. You can literally feel the fish and different sensations, frequencies when jig fishing. The industry's best lifetime warranty on rod & reel replacements no matter how you broke them. Buy Gapen Rods & Reels and fish the BEST.

Also at Fishing Shows - Tackle Sales near Chicago Suburbs

Lockport, IL
Fish & Hook Fishing Show - March 9th VFW Hall
Gapen Float Fishing Seminars Saturday am -
Wilkins - Ultralight Float Setups That Catch More Fish)
Featuring Gapen's Bobber Anne 3' Trout, Perch, Bluegill & Walleye Float Fishing Seminar

Riverside Fishing Tackle Sale - SWAP MEET
April 27th
We will have various website specials running throughout show season.. stop by the site for Deals of the Day and look for our next email kicking off the fishing season in Early March! Only $5 Admission and 58 tables of fishing tackle!! See Johnny Wilkins at the Gapen Booth for Rod & Reel deals - and pick up any special orders at the show.

Hall of Fame Angler Bobber Anne - Indianapolis Fishing Outdoors Show

Meet Fishing Hall of Fame member Bobber Anne and stock up on the best fishing tackle, our sensitive fishing rods & exclusive lures at these shows.

  • Get expert fishing lure advice on your favorite fishing lake, species or tactic and pick up great lures at show prices.
  • Hand pick the most sensitive fishing rods from our Gapen premium Wilderness Series rods and experience the ultra-smooth new Gapen Wilderness reels. The best reason to make the show - hand pick the action of your new rods for this year.
  • The weekend of February 24, 25 & 26 meet Team USA's Johnny Wilkins and talk bank fishing, float fishing and fish live bait better this year.
  • Indianapolis Fishing Outdoors Show Information
Indianapolis Fishing Outdoors Show - Gapen Fishing Tackle

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DAN GAPEN'S Many Books & DVDs

Pick up one of many books written by Dan Gapen. We will have books and DVDs in stock so you can spend time with our favorite fishing and outdoors legend!
We will also have Dan's latest book:
A Wilderness Live As I Lived It

We hope to visit with you at the upcoming outdoors shows - this is your chance to bring your lake questions and ask experts in our Gapen booth! Bring a map, depths, questions and we will show you great lures, rods and reels to catch more fish and enjoy the outdoors where you fish.

(We will miss Dan greatly - his presence at shows was worth hanging out - his stories, amazing).

Riverside Fishing Tackle Sale - Berwyn, IL
April 27th - Rods, Reels & Jigs.

PAST SHOWS - See Us Next Year!

2023 Fishing Show Schedule

Ultimate Fishing Show - Novi

Jan. 12 - 15 Visit us at Booth TBD

Ultimate Fishing Show - Detroit, Michigan 2023

Gapen Fishing will have a large booth at Michigan�s largest pure-fishing show! The Suburban Collection Showplace will be filled with our famous Wilderness Fishing Rods, jigs, crank baits & lures for summer & winter ice fishing. Loads of fishing tackle including specialty baits that are only available at the Michigan fishing show, once a year. There are more anglers within a one-hour drive of Detroit than any other market in the U.S. This is the largest fishing market in the U.S. Shop every kind of Gapen float, specialty flies and our awesome fly fishing kits. Buy in bulk and pick up the hard-to-find lures and fly at our booth. This is your chance to sample our Wilderness carbon rods which offer you the most sensitive fishing touch you can buy. Hand pick your favorite rod style from our selection of rods.

Gapen Fishing Tackle Show Schedule

Chicago Fishing Show
We have just signed on to be at the Chicagoland Fishing Outdoors Show Schaumburg. This 4-day fishing and outdoors show will offer our highest quality line of fishing rods, reels as well as much of our fishing tackle and fly fishing lures. Come to the show to talk fishing, solve your fishing puzzles and pick up proven methods for catching more bass, more walleye (pick up the Chicago Lake Michigan Perch lures) and get expert information on improving your fishing.

Chicagoland Fishing Outdoors Show - Schaumburg (North Suburbs)

Chicago, IL (Schaumburg)

January 26-29, 2023

Chicago Show Information
(4-Day Show)

Chicago - Tinley Park Fishing Show

Tinley Park Fishing Show - Tinley Park, IL
(Our 2nd Chicago Show - South Suburbs).
February 17, 18 & 19, 2023

Select Tackle & Rods at Tinley Park Fishing Show.

If you want a larger order or some specific fishing tackle you would like to see at the Tinley Park Show- send an email with specifics to [email protected] (we will try to fill that order for you).