2024 Outdoor Blast Features Hourly Fishing Seminars

Learn from the pros every hour all weekend long at the giant fish tank during the 2024 Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast.

GON Staff | June 5, 2024

There’s so much to see and do at the Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast. Visiting hundreds of vendors, seeing all the events and demonstrations, the excitement and anticipation every hour as you listen for your name in the gun drawings—not to mention a belly-full of great food from the new BBQ village—all of this activity might have the dogs barking a bit… time to get off those feet.

There’s a great spot at the Outdoor Blast to take a comfortable seat and relax and watch fish in a giant, 4,000-gallon tank, while also learning new tips and techniques for your next fishing trip. The 2024 Outdoor Blast “Let’s Go Fishing” Seminars are an excellent feature and a huge added value for your $10 admission ticket to the Blast. Experts on a variety of species teach seminars every hour during all three days of the 2024 Ag-Pro Outdoor Blast, presented by Dallas Safari Club (DSC) on July 26-28.

2024 Outdoor Blast “Let’s Go Fishing” Seminars

Friday, July 26
2 p.m. Bass Fishing Soft Lures, Southern Fishing Schools
3 p.m. Adam Hinkle, The Bass Tub
4 p.m. Bass Fishing 7 Basic Lures, Southern Fishing Schools Inc.
5 p.m. Adam Hinkle, The Bass Tub

Saturday, July 27
10 a.m. Adam Hinkle, The Bass Tub
11 a.m. Lowrance, HDS Technology, Ken Sturdivant
Noon, Bass Fishing Lake Lanier, Jeff Nail
1 p.m. Bass Tournament Tactics, Phil Johnson
2 p.m. Drop-Shot Rigs, Matt Driver
3 p.m. STRIPERS! Buck Cannon
4 p.m. Kayak Fishing, Dean Bowling
5 p.m. Adam Hinkle, The Bass Tub

Sunday, July 28
11 a.m. Kayak Fishing, Dean Bowling
Noon, Adam Hinkle, The Bass Tub
1 p.m. Crappie Year-Round, Capt. Josh Thornton
2 p.m. Lowrance, HDS Technology, Ken Sturdivant
3 p.m. Shaky-Head Rigs For Bass, Matt Driver
4 p.m. Kayaks, Dean Bowling


2024 Fishing Seminar Pros & Experts

Ken Sturdivant is the President of the Southern Fishing Schools. Ken teaches “On the Water” classes for freshwater fish. His sonar classes cover all aspects of today’s latest electronic equipment.
Matt Driver is an experienced tournament angler and regularly featured in articles. Matt is GON’s Lake Allatoona bass fishing expert, providing timely fishing reports.
Jeff Nail is a full-time bass fishing guide on Lake Lanier. The Army vet loves to share timely information and teach anglers how to catch more fish.
Capt. Josh Thornton is an expert at catching crappie year-round at Lake Lanier. Josh is GON‘s Lake Lanier crappie fishing expert, providing timely fishing reports.
Phil Johnson is a full-time bass fishing guide on Lake Lanier. Phil won the Top Six Bass tournament and participates in bass fishing tournaments all year, including four Top-1os in the Major League Fishing (MLF) series. He is a master angler and also is an excellent instructor.
Adam Hinkle is a bass tournament angler who travels around the country with the world famous Bass Tub. He has an excellent presentation on many aspects of fishing for bass.
Dean Bowling is equally at home in saltwater or fresh, he has been actively involved in the kayak fishing community for many years. His kayak fishing expertise ranges from the rivers of north Georgia to catching sheepshead on the coast.
Buck Cannon is a striped bass fishing guide on Lake Lanier.


Additional Events & Features For 2024

Gun-An-Hour Giveaway
Just for walking in the door, Blast attendees will again have free chances to win a gun every hour of the show. A name will be drawn every hour among attendees who register for free each day. The person drawn will simply come by the GON booth, complete the federal background check, pick up their brand-new gun and take it home that day. The Gun-An-Hour Giveaway is made possible through a partnership with non-profit 30-30 Ministries, and with some awesome help from Adventure Outdoors. No raffle tickets to buy, just a simple sign-up for all show attendees who are 18 and older who have a paid ticket to that day’s show. You must be present to win, and you must claim your gun within 30 minutes of your name being called.

30-30 Ministries $1K Shoot-Out
Anyone can step up on the Shoot-Out arena stage on Saturday, July 27 for a chance at $1,000! Qualifying is 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (first-come, first serve as time allows.) Anyone who hits the egg from 45 feet qualifies for the finals at 4 p.m. to shoot at the egg from 60 feet to determine our $1,000 winner. Qualifying is $5 per shot or $10 for three shots.

Deer Scoring
Bring your mount or antlers, and our team of official Boone & Crockett scorers will tally up the inches, and your buck’s final score will automatically be listed in GON’s Georgia Deer Records. Look for the Deer Wall against the back of the building. Drop your rack off anytime during show hours Friday or Saturday, but please show up no later than 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. Don’t wait until the show is about to close on Friday and Saturday. Antlers dropped off near the closing hours of the show might not be available for pick up until the next day.

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