MADISON (WKOW) -- Sunday was the final day of the Madison Fishing Expo at the Alliant Energy Center.
Local fishermen and women were preparing for open water fishing this spring and summer.
Tackle, trips, and boats were on sale for the more serious fishermen, but it was an event for the entire family.
Mike Stampfli from New Glarus brought his son to the expo for the first time to buy him a new rod. "No, he's never fished before," said Stampfli. "But, he's going to start. We got to get him a little pole.
Jamie Kessenich from Evansville had bigger needs for her family. "We have two small children who like to go fishing as well," said Kessenich." We're looking to see what kind of boat options are out there as well for us."
All proceeds from the show will go toward funding fishing related projects in South Central Wisconsin.