Lake Chicago will be a new addition and special feature to the outdoor sports show.   The Lake will be a way to promote and let potential buyers get a hands-on feel of boats, docks, or paddle sports while on the actual water. With an impressive 100,000 gallons of water, occupying over 4000 sq ft of exhibit space, the man made indoor lake will be the shows feature attraction. This will be an instant crowd favorite and will be a way to showcase special brands up close and on the water as well as their Pro Staff. 


What will be on the Lake?

·         1 Freshwater Boat to be docked:  Used for all on-water fishing and trolling demo's. (Seminars to be done from the boat or at the stationary dock with wireless audio)


·         1 Outboard Motor (for display only):  Used on the water and for promotional brand exposure


·         1 Electric Trolling Motor:  Used on the water and functional for movement of the boat during seminars


·         Canoes, Kayaks, and Stand Up Paddleboards for Demos:  Interactive display for potential buyers and featured in pro staff seminars


·         Docks:  On display showing stability and docking options with accessories, dock rails, bumpers, cleats etc. 





Fire & Ice Expo is the one stop shop for creating the ultimate mancave, camping or backyard barbeque. Here you’ll find a wide variety of products, interact with celebrity chefs, discover new recipes, educate your curiosity with cutting edge seminars from barbequing geniuses and much more. Fire & Ice will be a featured area at the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show.

"SIMUL-CAST POND" Presented By Captain Mike Corblies

Q. What is the "SIMUL-CAST" Exhibit?

A. Our exhibit is a 50' long casting pond that is 16' wide by 2' deep.

We have large screen T.V. monitors placed along side the pond that are hooked up to our dvd/video camera pa system that shows exciting fly fishing and kayaking video footage related to the techniques we are teaching at and in the pond.

We call it "SIMUL-CASTING" and it takes teaching these sports to a whole new level. Member Pros of AMERICAN FLY FISHING SCHOOLS plus national and regionally known guest Pros give Pond Side Seminars on many topics. Our performances are very interactive with our guests plus we offer individual casting lessons and kayaking tips between presentations. 

For more information on the simul-cast show:

Boy Scouts Of America Eagle Project

Life ranked Boy Scout Joshua Jakes will be conducting his Eagle Project to benefit WRLR-FM 98.3 radio and the Next Generation of Sportsmen & Women. At Joshua’s Eagle Project youth and adults will find out more about community radio broadcasting, participate in a casting challenge, color an outdoor image, and learn more about being a Boy Scout. You will also learn important safety tips for all in the Great Outdoors. Take this opportunity to be part of an Eagle service project by supporting our local community radio station 98.3 WRLR. Josh has been co-host on Cast and Blast weekly since 2009. Please visit to learn more about community radio and how you can support this wonderful organization. See you at the show!!


The catch & release trout pond is sure to make your heart melt and bring your entire family a lot of joy. There is nothing better than watching your child catch their first fish.


The Pistol Range is the perfect attraction to show off and practice your air-soft and paintball skills with various targets. Never shot before? Learn here, it’s easy!

$$ Paid Attraction


Thursday  11 - 8

Friday       11 - 8

Saturday   10 - 8

Sunday      10 - 5




door prize - Giveaway

Win a Custom Rod by Grandt Rods!


Other Great Door Prizes
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Show Promotion

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The first 100 kids at the door will receive free Berkley Lures on Saturday, Conservation Day to celebrate the next generation of the outdoors!

Thank You For Supporting the



David VanDoorn of TAKE A VET FISHING will be giving away a free reel to Any Vet stopping in Lake County Watersports Booth.  Limited Supply. 

Thank you for your Service!


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spotlight seminar

Sunday, March 25th
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Kids Paint Ball & Airsoft Range

Trout Pond