Houston show returns next week

The Houston Summer Boat Show will take place June 22-26 at the NRG Center.
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The Houston Summer Boat Show will take place June 22-26 at the NRG Center.

Organizers said visitors will find vessels that include fishing boats, cruisers, runabouts, center consoles, pontoons, kayaks and wakeboard boats.

There also will be as many as 100 exhibits showcasing fishing gear, water sports accessories, electronics for boating, patio furniture, vacation getaways, and clothing and jewelry.

“While longtime avid boaters know that we offer the best in boating with incredible deals on new boats and accessories, newcomers will be pleasantly surprised by the numerous family-friendly activities and opportunities to explore fun, new boats and boating and fishing technology,” boat show president Ken Lovell said in a statement.

Returning to the show is the Bass Tub, a 4,000-gallon, 18-wheeler-sized fish tank filled with live bass for fishing demonstrations. Children can catch a rainbow trout at Fish-O-Rama. Organizers said the first 50 chldren’s tickets sold at the ticket windows every day will come with a free rod-and-reel combo.

“The 2016 Houston Summer Boat Show will Rock the Boat,” said Texas country singer Roger Creager, who will return as a celebrity spokesman.

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