Boat Show calls an audible, shortens its run

  • Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 9:23pm
  • Sports

By Wayne Kruse Herald Writer

Producers of the 2014 Seattle Boat Show changed the play at the line of scrimmage and closed their big production a day early. This was done, of course, so that “exhibitors, event staff and showgoers can watch the (Super Bowl) with their friends and families.”

The event closes at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, which leaves boating enthusiasts with nine full days to visit the West Coast’s largest boat show. The show opens at 11 a.m. Friday in the CenturyLink Field Event Center and on the water at south Lake Union.

As a bonus, the show has arranged with CenturyLink to allow field access to showgoers/Seahawks fans each day of the show except Jan. 29-30. The field will be open from noon until 2 p.m., letting the public wander the turf, sport their Seahawks gear, and get a feel for how big the place is.

“There aren’t many opportunities for the public to walk out onto the field,” said George Harris, president of the Northwest Marine Trade Association. “It’s going to be a fun experience for a lot of people, and we’re pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our guests in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. Go Hawks!”

Show hours at the event center are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Hours at south Lake Union are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. A free shuttle runs continuously between the two locations.

Tickets are $12 for adults; $5 for youth 11-17; free for kids 10 and under; $8 Monday through Thursday after 5 p.m.; and five days for $24. Purchase four or more adult tickets online and get one day of free parking. Buy a Family Pack for $49 and receive two adult tickets, two youth tickets, four hot dogs and one day of free parking. Purchase your tickets online and get a free boating magazine, a free cup of clam chowder at FX McRory’s, and a complimentary ticket to the 2014 Mastercraft Pro Wakeboard Tour held in July in Monroe.

Free fishing seminars at the 2014 Seattle Boat Show, all at the Blue Stage, include:

Friday, Jan. 24

Saltwater Fishing in British Columbia, Tom Nelson, 2 p.m.

Salmon in Central Puget Sound, Gary Krein, 3 p.m.

Dungeness Crabbing, Clyde McBrayer, 4 p.m.

San Juan Islands Chinook, TJ Nelson, 5 p.m.

Shrimp Fishing in Puget Sound, Tom Nelson, 6 p.m.

Productive Ocean Salmon Techniques, Mike Jamboretz, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Puget Sound Chinook and Coho, Tom Nelson, noon.

Learn to Mooch for Puget Sound Salmon, Keith Robbins, 1 p.m.

Dungeness Crabbing, Clyde McBrayer, 2 p.m.

Saltwater Fishing in British Columbia, Tom Nelson, 3 p.m.

Fish Sitka and Get Hooked, Kevin McNamee, 4 p.m.

Lingcod Fishing in Central Puget Sound, Gary Krein, 5 p.m.

Tuna off the Washington Coast, Tommy Donlin, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Fish Sitka and Get Hooked, Kevin McNamee, 1 p.m.

Dungeness Crabbing, Clyde McBrayer, 2 p.m.

Salmon in Central Puget Sound, Nick Kester, 3 p.m.

Learn to Mooch for Puget Sound Salmon, Keith Robbins, 4 p.m.

Tuna off the Washington Coast, Tommy Donlin, 5 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 27

Salmon in Central Puget Sound, Nick Kester, 2 p.m.

Productive Ocean Salmon Techniques, Mike Jamboretz, 3 p.m.

Tuna off the Washington Coast, Tommy Donlin, 4 p.m.

Dirty Downrigger Tricks, TJ Nelson, 5 p.m.

NW Kayak Fishing, Bryce Molenkamp, 6 p.m.

Triple Threat Angling: Mooch, Jig, Troll, TJ Nelson, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Saltwater Fishing in B.C., Tom Nelson, 2 p.m.

Productive Ocean Salmon Techniques, Mike Jamboretz, 3 p.m.

Columbia River Spring Chinook, TJ Nelson, 4 p.m.

Puget Sound Chinook and Coho, Tom Nelson, 5 p.m.

NW Kayak Fishing, Bryce Molenkamp, 6 p.m.

Tuna off the Washington Coast, Tommy Donlin, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Productive Ocean Salmon Techniques, Mike Jamboretz, 2 p.m.

Puget Sound Shrimping, Tom Nelson, 3 p.m.

Dirty Downrigger Tricks, TJ Nelson, 4 p.m.

Saltwater Fishing in B.C., Tom Nelson, 5 p.m.

NW Kayak Fishing, Bryce Molenkamp, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Puget Sound Chinook and Coho, Tom Nelson, 2 p.m.

Productive Ocean Salmon Techniques, Mike Jamboretz, 3 p.m.

Puget Sound Shrimping, Tom Nelson, 4 p.m.

Fish Sitka and Get Hooked, Kevin McNamee, 5 p.m.

Dungeness Crabbing, Clyde McBrayer, 6 p.m.

Triple Threat Angling: Mooch, Jig, Troll, TJ Nelson, 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31

Dungeness Crabbing, Clyde McBrayer, 2 p.m.

Salmon in Central Puget Sound, Gary Krein, 3 p.m.

San Juan Islands Chinook, TJ Nelson, 4 p.m.

Top Tactics for Winter Blackmouth, John Keizer, 5 p.m.

Dirty Downrigger Tricks, TJ Nelson, 6 p.m.

Maximize Your Marine Electronics to Locate Fish, John Keizer, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 1

Maximize Your Marine Electronics to Locate Fish, John Keizer, noon.

Mooch for Puget Sound Salmon, Keith Robbins, 1 p.m.

Dungeness Crabbing, Clyde McBrayer, 2 p.m.

San Juan Islands Chinook, TJ Nelson, 3 p.m.

Coastal and Puget Sound Salmon, John Keizer, 4 p.m.

Dungeness Crabbing, Clyde McBrayer, 5 p.m.

Central Puget Sound Lingcod, Nick Kester, 6 p.m.

For more outdoors news, visit Wayne Kruse’s blog at www.heraldnet.com/huntingandfishing.