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Pro bass fishing legend, TV star Jimmy Houston at sports show

Feb. 14, 2013 @ 01:14 PM

 CHARLESTON —  If you want to know about the outdoors and only have an afternoon, head down to the Charleston Civic Center on Friday, they’ve got the 44thannual West Virginia Sports Show running Friday through Sunday, and from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, they’ve got Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Famer, Jimmy Houston.

 Houston is one of America's favorite fisherman, and has been on national television for over 30 years. His show, “Jimmy Houston Outdoors,” consistently ranked as the #1 outdoors show on ESPN for 20 years.

A legendary angler, Houston, who makes more than 120 appearances a year, was inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

Come see Jimmy in person at The Great Outdoors Marine's show display, in the coliseum area of the Civic Center, where he will be promoting  the Nitro and Tracker fishing boats powered by Mercury outboard motors.

The show runs 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and then 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The show is one of the area’s largest indoor displays of new RVs, fifth wheels, Class A,B & C motorhomes, trailers, toy haulers, and pop-ups, along with recreational vehicles, personal water crafts, and ATVs. In addition, over 30 exhibitors will feature products and services associated with outdoor sports, RV & boating.

Children may enjoy rockwall climbing, mining for precious stones, along with face painting and balloon art by RC the Clown.

Ticket prices are $6, $5 for seniors and $1 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are admitted free.