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Capt. Ralph Steiger’s ‘Learn Lake Michigan Seminar’ leads Wk 4 of outdoor shows


Capt. Ralph Steiger in younger days in a summer outing.
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The weekend of the Big Game usually has very few shows and related events. And note the main one this week – Capt. Ralph Steiger’s “Learn Lake Michigan Seminar” – is on Saturday, not Sunday the day of the Big Game.

Also, as has been the case the last few years, Rich Komar usually sends some tickets and I run a contest before the Tinley Park Fishing Show, entering its 26th year on Feb. 9-10.

This year for each of the five best stories about the Tinley Park Fishing Show that I receive – straycasts@sbcglobal.net, Dale Bowman on Facebook or @BowmanOutside on Twitter – by 5 p.m. Friday, I will send a pair of tickets.

There’s also some ice fishing events this weekend, nearly perfect timing in this weather.

For a master list of shows, swap meets, classes, etc., this winter, click here.

Here are the shows/ice-fishing events this week:

Capt. Ralph Steiger’s “Learn Lake Michigan Seminar” is at the Lake Michigan Angler in Winthrop Harbor on Saturday.

The Island Lake Lions Club’s Ice Fishing Derby is 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. It is headquartered at Eastway Park.

The inaugural Lake in the Hills Ice Fishing Tournament is 8 a.m.-noon Saturday out of LaBahn Hain House.

The sixth annual Plano Molding/Frabill Ice Fishing for Foli is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Foli Park in Plano.