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OSG has been producing its show at the donald E. Stephens convention center in rosemont for the past few years with questionable success for various reasons. The public always seemed to have a problem with the high cost of parking at rosemont and the incredibly long hike from the parking lot to the expo hall through the steamy “gerbil tunnel” connecting the two points.

The rosemont show also was plagued by the success of the big show at the schaumburg convention center. Schaumburg booked its first show a couple of years ago on the same weekend of the rosemont show. The past couple of years, schaumburg’s show was held the week before the rosemont event. It was impossible to compete against such scheduling.

OSG made a dramatic change by moving its show to march.Admission ticket now the schedule is clear, and it is quite easy for area outdoorsmen to attend the new show at arlington.


The chicago sports show’s move to march has made it possible for it to attract many new exhibitors to the show floor. OSG now is running the incredibly popular milwaukee show, too, and it is able to bring many of the legions of wisconsin exhibitors to arlington.

OSG is promising a full floor of exhibitors that will excite the people who attend the show. In addition to the entire first floor of the racetrack pavilion being filled with exhibitors, it also is hosting many boat dealers and RV dealers in a huge heated tent right next to the track.

The chicago sports show has some unique features, including “lake chicago,” a 100,000-gallon pool that will be the site of seminars and watercraft demonstrations.Admission ticket

Illinois department of natural resources director wayne rosenthal opens the show thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating youth conservation day.

At 3 p.M. March 24, the fresh water fishing hall of fame will be inducting three individuals, including jim grandt, mike schoonveld and jim thomas.

The seminar schedule is loaded, and it keeps adding speakers. Recently added was pro walleye angler ed stachowski, the national walleye tour 2016 angler of the year. Also booked is 30-year fishing league worldwide pro bass fisherman bob mcdonald to appear on the lake for a seminar.

These top pros join a great cast of speakers that have a local flavor and will be giving out some great information on how to catch bigger and more fish on close-to-home waters.Admission ticket included in this group will be hall of fame angler spence petros, captain pat harrison, lincoln buchanan from the fox chain, big fish expert bob mehsikomer, lake geneva’s billy heim and muskie expert dave vandoorn from take a vet fishing.

Matt kapraun from all-american taxidermy in harvard will offer a breathtaking display featuring some of the most stunning mounts you’ll ever see.

General admission ticket prices are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Kids 11 and younger are free if accompanied by a paid adult. On thursday, a food donation will get you a half-price ticket. A food donation on the other days will save you $2 on your admission. If you buy a $10 ticket in advance online, you’ll receive a free subscription to field and stream or outdoor life magazine.Admission ticket you can check out these great deals at www.Chicagosportshow.Com/show-info/tickets.Html.

If you’ve been to the rosemont show in the past and have been disappointed, I urge you to give this show a chance. I think you’ll be impressed. If you’ve never been to the rosemont show, there is no reason not to attend this show for a perfect kickoff to the 2018 open water fishing season. I hope to see you there.

Northern illinois: dave kranz from dave’s bait, tackle and taxidermy in crystal lake reports: “the ice may be gone, but temperatures remain in winter mode. Some walleyes are being caught at the mchenry dam out of boats on the west side on jig and minnow combinations. Crappies are hitting later in the afternoon in channels and next to wood and docks.Admission ticket small minnows on a rat finkee or cubby mini-mites should do the trick. Fish on the north sides of ponds, small lakes and channels for the warmer water. For more info on northern illinois fishing, call 815-455-2040 for an updated report.”

Lowrance update: lowrance expert mark O’neill sends word, “the 59 level software has been released for the HDS carbon, HDS gen 3 and elite-ti units. This is a very good update and will add fish reveal and dock-to-dock navigation to all three families of products as well as the high visibility structurescan for the HDS carbon units only. The software updates can be found at www.Lowrance.Com/help-and-support/software-upgrade-nos59/. On another note, I will be at the cabela’s in hoffman estates on march 25 and will be on the store floor to answer questions and demo units.Attend show I also will have all the current software updates with me to update units. The last session of the 2018 lowrance university at cabela’s season – “hands on with the lowrance carbon” – has been scheduled for april 14. Further information and registration options can be found at: http://www.Structure-fishing.Com/lowrance_university_.Html.

• steve sarley writes about the outdoors for shaw media. Write to him at sarfishing@yahoo.Com. Steve does a weekly podcast about fishing called “wefishasa.” you can find it at www.Wefishasa.Com.