Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Bossier City will host the inaugural Crappie Madness, Feb. 7-8 and Feb. 14-15.
Each day during Crappie Madness, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will offer free crappie fishing seminars taught by pros and local pros. The seminars will be held at 7 p.m. on Fridays and at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Those who attend seminars are eligible to enter a sweepstakes drawing to win a crappie-rigged 2014 Tracker Pro Team 175 TF. John Godwin and Jay Stone, of the hit A&E show Duck Dynasty, will meet fans and sign autographs at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the marine department.
Crappie Madness events will also include kid-friendly activities. On Saturday, Feb. 8, 1-5 p.m., a “catch and release pond” will be set up in front of the store, where the alligators usually are. A free photo download featuring “your face on the cover of Crappie Magazine” will be available on Fridays, 5-8 p.m., and on Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. A fried fish sampling will be available in the camping department on Saturdays, 2-5 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World of Bossier City, located at 100 Bass Pro Drive, offers visitors a 106,000-square-foot store which features a waterfall flowing into a 13,000 gallon aquarium, a reptile exhibit, a state-of-the-art shooting arcade, an indoor archery range and much more, all located on the banks of the Red River in the heart of the Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk.
For more information on Crappie Madness, visit www.basspro.com/madness.