Now that Santa has fulfilled the wish lists for area kiddies, its time for their dads to salivate over even bigger toys at the Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show. More than 1,000 luxury yachts, sailboats, ski boats, powerboats and anything-that-floats will be for sale. Also on hand: vendors specializing in goods for the life aquatic, from fishing tackle to boat hitches to beef jerky?? (Hey, whats a fishing trip without a little jerky?)
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Anglers can also pick up tips on landing the Big One at fishing demonstrations in a 5,000-gallon tank stocked with bass. The event also brings seminars, fishing contests and a stingray exhibit. Catch the wave now, and you could be bagging your limit of red snapper or kingfish come springtime (and be sure to check out the sunscreen booth). 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. from January 7 to 11; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. January 12; noon to 6 p.m. January 13. Reliant Park, 1 Reliant Park. For information, call 713-526-6361 or visit www.houstonboatshow.com. $4 to $8.
Jan. 4-13, 2008