The Suburban Collection Showplace hosts Michigan's biggest fishing show, featuring hundreds of booths filled with fishing tackle, including exclusive baits only available at the event, and even an indoor lake! This is the largest fishing market in the U.S, with a high concentration of anglers within a one-hour drive of Detroit.
Yes, you read that right – an indoor lake! With a massive 110,000-gallon capacity, this one-of-a-kind feature provides an exceptional opportunity for top-notch seminar leaders like Kevin VanDam, Mark Zona, Joe Thomas, Lance Valentine and many more to present from a fully equipped fishing boat while demonstrating their fishing techniques in real-time. This means that attendees get to witness a truly unique and interactive seminar experience that is unmatched by any other fishing show in the world. The innovative setup ensures that both the seminar leaders and attendees get to enjoy the ultimate fishing experience, all under one roof.
Dealers specializing in fishing boats and engines
Will be present to provide advice on the best equipment and rigging options.
Attendees can also meet the owners and operators of various outfitters, lodges, resorts, charters, and guides from all over the country before their calendars fill up. Anglers who want to catch more fish every year should not miss this once-a-year opportunity.
Experience the excitement of Michigan's top trout pond, brimming with lively rainbows that offer a thrilling challenge for anglers of all ages. Whether you're an experienced fisherman or a curious onlooker, this is a spectacle you won't want to miss. Prepare to be amazed by the impressive catch rates that set this pond apart from any other. And if you're lucky, you may even snag a prize during your visit! A modest admission fee applies, with
proceeds going towards supporting the
Michigan Bass Busters organization.
Don't forget to check out the Hog Trough; where fishing experts will be showcasing their skills and providing exciting fishing seminars and demonstrations. This 5,000-gallon tank is mobile and will be available all weekend for your entertainment. The experts will not only be teaching but also getting the audience involved, from experienced anglers to young kids, keeping the crowd entertained all day long. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best and enjoy some thrilling fishing action.
Can bass detect the scent of bait?
Yes, it is critical for fishing success. Scientists believe that bass can detect scents like garlic, coffee, salt, and anise if the bait is close enough to them. Bass can sense chemicals released by the attractant and can detect scents in smaller doses than humans. The choice of scent or attractant can have a significant impact on catch rates, and careful consideration is needed to choose the right one for a given situation. Fishermen have used scents to not only attract fish but also to mask undesirable smells that may repel fish. Keith Jones, a fish researcher, has found that adding scent to lures results in twice the number of hits by bass, and the bass hold on to the scented baits three times longer than unscented ones. Research suggests that bass initially react to lure movement, then to scent as they approach the bait, and finally, they may hold on to the bait longer if it tastes good.
Professional Bass Fishermen
Are advocates of using scents to gain an advantage over their competitors. Kevin Van Dam adds smell agents to both his hard and soft baits and prefers Fishsticks brand, while Bill Dance believes that adding smell can only enhance a lure's chances of being a bass target. Skeet Reese is a big proponent of using scented soft plastics, and the added fish attractant causes fish to hold on 18 times longer.