Fishing Pavilion

Prepare for your summer fishing adventures at the all-new Fishing Pavilion, sponsored by Rudow’s  FishTalk Magazine. Browse the latest in accessories, shop custom lures crafted by local anglers (Some craftsman only onsite Saturday and Sunday,) listen to top fishing experts, and enjoy the opportunity to share fishing stories with other anglers at happy hour. As always, the show will be packed with center consoles and other fishing boats to tour after checking out the fishing pavilion.


Pavilion Highlights

FishTalk Seminars

Spend the weekend gaining insight from the top fishing experts at FishTalk Magazine. Located in the Fishing Pavilion and situated strategically by the food court, you can grab a drink and learn tricks, tips, and helpful hints for your next fishing adventure. See the full seminar schedule below.



Industry Insights 

Adjacent to the tent will be leading outdoorsman organizations, Fish & Hunt Maryland and Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA), to help expand your knowledge of the many fishing opportunities right here in Maryland and bring awareness to fishing impact on our waters. 



Take Me Fishing

Come by the Fishing Pavilion to learn more about Take Me Fishing.  We will have educational handouts and kid coloring activities promoting participation in recreational boating and fishing. 





Kids Activation Area

Always looking to share our experiences with the next generation, the kids activation area will have several fun activities. Try your luck at casting to win a prize. No matter your skill level, we are all winners at the Fishing Pavilion! 




Pavilion Exhibitors

The pavilion will feature the daily seminars as well as the following exhibitors:

Outside the pavilion, we also feature a number of fishing focused exhibitors including:

  • Shore Tackle & Custom Rods 
  • Works of Art (custom rods)
  • Elligail Charters (Chesapeake Bay Charter Fishing for groups from 4-20)

And of course we have boats! Shop among 50+ manufacturers of fishing boats. From center consoles, walkarounds, cuddy cabins, dual-consoles, flats skiffs, power catamarans, and many more. See our full list of boat exhibitors here.


Free Seminar Schedule

Join us for our free daily seminars presented by Lenny Rudow and Eric Packard. 

Friday, April 22
4:00 pm

Jigging for Rockfish in the Bay with Lenny Rudow

Learn how to tempt those rockfish with light-tackle jigging techniques, including how to target early summer stripers, suspended fish, and rockfish in the shallows.

Saturday, April 23
4:00 pm

How to Catch Snakehead with Eric Packard

FishTalk Contributor, Eric Packard, will describe the gear used for snakehead fishing and how and where to take aim at those dragons. Topwater bites, fishing in heavy cover, and targeting fry balls will all be in the mix.

Sunday, April 24
2:00 pm

Alternative Species with Lenny Rudow

Catching specked trout, redfish, and Spanish mackerel – As rockfish have become tougher to locate and catch in much of the Bay, luckily, we’ve seen a noticeable spike in the opportunities to catch these other species. But… how and where will you target specks, reds, and Spanish? You’re about to find out!