Free boat show in Manteca

If the new year has you thinking about buying a new boat or you're just looking for the latest tips and tackle, head over to Bass Pro Shops at 1356 Bass Pro Drive in Manteca for a Boat Show going on today through April 4.

The Boat Show is the best place and time to get important information during the free boating and fishing seminars available both weekends.

Topics today include: "Do-It-Yourself Service" at 1 p.m., "Women and Boats -- the Essentials" at 2 p.m., and "Finding Fish with Electronics" at 3 p.m. Topics on Sundays include: "Boating Safety" at 1 p.m., "Organizing your Boat to Fish" at 2 p.m. and "Local Fishing Tips" at 3 p.m.

Also, 2000 Bassmaster Classic Champion Woo Daves will hold a "Tips, Tricks, Tackle and More" seminar beginning at noon today and Sunday.

For more information, visit www.basspro.com/boatshow.