Things To Do


Lyman History Comes To Life

Nothing is more telling of the history of Lake Erie pleasure boating than the story of the Lyman Boat Works in Sandusky, and visitors to the boat show will get a genuine taste of this remarkable story...

Lake Erie's Shores & Islands

The most unique setting in all of America’s Great Lakes is found in western Lake Erie with its Marblehead peninsula and incredible islands bearing names like Bass and Kelley’s...

Scuba Anyone?

You don’t have to travel south to get your first lesson in scuba diving because this year’s boat show will again host the popular GO DIVE NOW pool, a 30-foot, 15,000-gallon diving center...

Kids Take On The Helm

By racing boats and competing with others on an obstacle course, albeit using special hi-tech simulators, at the Progressive Insurance Harbor exhibit. They can also practice docking skills along with mom and dad operating a radio-controlled cruiser, among other interactive features.

Build A Mini Boat

Available at the Cleveland Amateur Boat Builders Society exhibit where kids can assemble, decorate and take home their own mini power or sailboat using a wooden kit that been created just for the show by society members.

All New Fishing Expo

This section will cater to the kids, too. For example, the new live Trout Pond will feature pro angler Jim Vitaro helping kids to catch and release; Outdoor radio personality Dan Armitage will conduct kids fishing clinics daily from the unique Berkley 5000-gallon Bass Tank presented by Boat Masters Marine.

Live. Work. Play. Conserve.

We are advocates of all things water in Ohio. Great Lakes to Grand Rivers, there are so many ways to make your life a water life. Visit the @onthewarterohio booth and learn about our exciting Kayak giveaway the launch of something special!

Last Year Events


Swim into Scuba Diving!

Try scuba diving in the fun and easy environment provided by the Go Dive Now Pool experience. Brought to this year’s boat show by the Diving Equipment..

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Be the Captain!

You’re the captain at the U.S. Power Squadron’s display… take the helm of a power boat simulator and test your skills against sudden wind changes and wild waves..

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Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

Twiggy’s back! A much-loved attraction by both young and old, Twiggy the Waterskiing squirrel is coming out of retirement to unveil an all-new performance at this year’s..

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Meet The Pros


David Dudley

Dudley is three-time winner of FLW’s coveted Angler of the Year trophy. Dudley’s dominating 2012 season included wins at Beaver Lake and Lake Champlain, followed by a third-place at the Potomac and a top-10 finish at the Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Lanier (fifth). .

Fat Cat Newton

Fat Cat Newton was born on Sept. 1, 1978 in White Oak, Va., into a humble family of commercial fishermen. His dad and uncles harvested blue crabs and catfish from the Potomac River, and he says much of his childhood was spent with them on the water.

Randall Tharp

The “Honey Badger” is one of only two anglers competing on the Bass Pro Tour with both a Forrest Wood Cup trophy and a Bassmaster Elite Series title to their credit. Tharp – the winner of the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup on the Red River in Louisiana – has collected 11 wins and 60 Top 10 finishes in his career.

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2021 Progressive Cleveland Boat Show & Fishing Expo

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All For The Kids!

2020 Boat Show Program

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