If you live in an apartment in Raleigh, NC, chances are you love to fish or know someone who does. If so, you are in luck. The Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo is scheduled Friday-Sunday, Jan. 11-13, at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
College anglers compete Saturday
Several local anglers will compete Jan. 12 on Lake Okeechobee in the first of four stops in the Southeastern Conference college fishing series. Fifty college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southeastern Conference Invitational tournament.
“Water levels on Okeechobee are a lot higher this year, and the college anglers are going to be able to fish wherever they want to. There is so much more fishable water now; it’s really pretty amazing.”
Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission, good for all three days with return pass, costs $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 60 and older and military, $5 for junior anglers ages 6-12. Tickets are available in advance online at ncboatshows.com.
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