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National outdoor media arrives for spring angling action
Destination Niagara USA is set to host a group of top outdoor media professionals for the Greater Niagara Spring Outdoor Media event, May 1-6. This popular event has been held for more than two decades, and highlights the fisheries of Lake Erie, the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. Anglers will target species including smallmouth bass, walleye, trout and salmon using a variety of fishing methods.
This year’s media participants include Game & Fish, Bassmaster Magazine, Great Lakes Angler, and Field & Stream Magazine, along with TV network The Outdoor Channel. In addition, some of the most prominent outdoor gear manufacturers will be on-site for the weeklong event: Mossy Oak, Flambeau, Strike King, Lew’s, Garmin, Rapid Fishing Solutions, Seaguar Line and Power Pole. These companies have committed to sponsoring the fishing excursions, while providing access to their products for a “reel” hands-on experience.
“This event allows us to showcase the diverse selection of fishing opportunities that Niagara County has to offer, while educating and highlighting the many adventurous activities throughout,” said John Percy, president and CEO of Destination Niagara USA. “This is a win-win for everyone involved – and we’re thrilled to host this event year after year.”
Destination Niagara USA Outdoor Promotions Director Frank Campbell said, "When it comes to freshwater sportfishing, there is no other place in the country with the same size, diversity and number of fish as the Niagara Region. It is through this event that authentic stories of our unique fishing landscape are shared with the world.”