Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival ?

Cody B

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Anyone ever been to the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival at the OC Fairgrounds?
Do they have good deals on gear and tackle? Or should I just wait for the Fred Hall show?
 

Cago

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It's very small. Some deals around. Got some Xtra Tuffs and a UC rod for a deal.
 

OIF VET

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Brian
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Walk around drink beer all day and talk fishing. Hmmm let me think. Yup I’m in.
 
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SaltH20Angler

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Aug 6, 2016
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I know a couple guys...
Anyone ever been to the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival at the OC Fairgrounds?
Do they have good deals on gear and tackle? Or should I just wait for the Fred Hall show?
I've been a couple of times and the experience doesnt compare to FHS in LB, not even close. Still cool tho' and you might score a deal or two, but its got to be a good deal to absorb the cover charge and still be a deal. I think they charged $12 or $13 for entry.

That said... I'm probably going to them both again this year.
 
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Tito Saldana
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Bottom line is it is just another day to take off work and see fishing stuff. Hell I am in every year even if I dont buy a thing.
 

Luke

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If you go expecting some version of a Fred Hall Show experience you will be disappointed.

If you go because you want to kick-start your 2019 Southern California fishing season by talking to a few tackle manufactures, local landings, getting a deal from a local tackle store, buying something used for a good price, interacting with other anglers or learning something new at a seminar.....then you will not be disappointed.

It is all about expectations........
 

maurice escobedo

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I went couple years ago took my girls with me. Hooked them both up to a trout in the pond. That was cool see a 3yo and a 6yo pull on a trout like it was a 100lb tuna.
Yeah it’s small but picked up some pointers on tuna fishing etc. Scored on some reels that kinda stuff. Like was said earlier, it’s all about expectations
 

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