Gopher Industrial to exhibit at 2017 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo in Houston

Published 9:25 am Saturday, March 18, 2017

Special to The Leader

Gopher Industrial, Inc. announced Thursday plans to exhibit at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, March 24-26, 2017, in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center located at1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, Texas.

Co-Founder, David Jones, said “Gopher Industrial is pleased to join the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods to showcase our industrial products and services to anglers abroad, many who work in the industrial industry, along with the fishing industry’s most influential retailers from around the world! It’s a special Classic for Gopher because it’s our first Expo and our entire Pro Staff Team will be there. Gopher’s Pro Staff includes Elite Pro-Angler Todd Faircloth who is competing for the Championship, Davy Hite now commentating for Bassmaster and the ESPN show, and Bassmaster Pro Carl Svebek working the Expo with Gopher. You’ll want to make sure to come by our booth for a chance to meet some of these guys and a chance to win $1000 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card!”

The Expo is one of the main attractions of the Bassmaster Classic, the Superbowl of fishing, which annually draws attendance in excess of 120,000 to its venues. It has grown into one of the largest fishing consumer shows in the country, and many manufacturers have chosen to introduce their new products for 2017 at the Expo. Fifty-two of the world’s best bass anglers will competing for more than $1 million in this, the 47th world championship of bass fishing. Competition will take place on Lake Conroe, Texas, with weigh-ins being held in Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros, each afternoon on March 24, 25 and 26. Texas always goes big so this will be a record setting event.

The Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, held March 24-26, 2017, in Houston, is arguably the largest event of its kind in the country. This exhibit of the latest in bass fishing equipment and outdoor gear will be housed in the George R. Brown Convention Center. In recent years, tackle and lure companies have been using the Classic Expo as the venue to introduce their newest products to bass fishing fans. The 2017 Expo will cover more than 300,000 square feet, the largest in Bassmaster Classic history. B.A.S.S. expects record attendance with previous years crowds averaging more the 102,000. The Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo has FREE admission and is open to the public. Learn more at

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