Chicago outdoors: Tinley Park Fishing Show headlines a varied weekend

The Tinley Park Fishing Show leads a varied weekend of outdoors show around Chicago outdoors.

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A file photo of the Tinley Park Fishing Show.

Dale Bowman

The Tinley Park Fishing Show will look different this weekend with the new field house at Tinley Park High School and will be touched with sadness with the death of coordinator Rich Komar’s mother. Patricia, last week.

The Tinley Park Show feels like it belongs to the people. That shows in the anchors for the seminar schedule, which features such local people as Larry Conn, Nichole Mara and Jim ``The Crappie Professor’’ Kopjo.

My plans, as always subject to change, are to visit Saturday. For the first time in years, I will have real quality time to explore the show. In recent years, I was covering a Beat the Champions bowling event and generally only had an hour or so at best to visit the show, but the Sun-Times no longer is media sponsor of BTC, so I have some time.

Because I will not be covering BTC, I also hope to attend the 52nd annual Henry Decoy Show on Sunday for the first time. I have been hoping to do that for many years.

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Here is the weekend show lineup:

The Rockford Boat, Vacation & Fishing Show is Friday, Feb. 7, to Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Indoor Sports Center in Loves Park.

The Tinley Park Fishing Show is Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Tinley Park High School.

The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont.

The Henry Decoy Show is Sunday, Feb. 9, at Henry-Senachwine High School in Henry.

For the master list of shows, classes and swap meets, click here.

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