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Bass Pro Irvine - Everything you need to know about California’s newest fishing shop

Updated: Apr 10

Bass Pro Irvine finally becomes a reality with the grand opening of California’s newest fishing superstore in Irvine, Orange County celebrated with a special public Evening for Conservation on Wednesday, March 27, 2023.

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Bass Pro Irvine opens its doors to the Southern California fishing community soon

A five-day opening sales and giveaway event also follows - here's what you need to know to attend the Bass Pro Irvine opening week events and score some free fishing tackle or prizes in the process.

Bass Pro Irvine's Grand Opening Night’s “Evening for Conservation” Supports Local Organizations

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World invites the Southern California fishing community to a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and weekend-long celebration for the company’s new premier location, highlighted by fishing and hunting celebrity appearances, leaders in conservation, family activities, giveaways and more. For every dollar spent during the Evening for Conservation, 10 percent will be donated to local conservation organizations.

Following an outdoor star-studded grand opening program and ribbon cutting, guests will enter to get the first public look at the company’s newest destination retail location as the store officially opens for business.

Many of the brands stocked - Penn, Okuma, Phenix, Daiwa, Shimano, Berkley and St Croix, for example - will be of interest to Southern California surf fishing enthusiasts, who’d have to travel 45 miles to Rancho Cucamonga for their next nearest Bass Pro store.

Special Appearances by Conservation Leaders, Legendary Anglers, Outdoor TV Show Hosts and The Paw Patrol

The opening festivities will feature some of the most notable names in the outdoor industry: nine-times “Angler of the Year” and TV personality Roland Martin, Hall of Fame angler and host of Jimmy Houston Outdoors, Jimmy Houston; 2009 Bassmaster Classic Champion and 2007 Bassmaster Angler of the year Skeet Reese; 2022 WON Bass US Open Champion Josh Bertand; and world-renowned primitive hunter and host of Relentless Pursuit Tim Wells.

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(From left to right) Legendary outdoorsmen Roland Martin, Jimmy Houston, Skeet Reese, Josh Bertrand, Chris Zaldain and Tim Wells will participate in the Evening for Conservation celebration at Irvine Bass Pro Shops on Wednesday, Mar. 27.

Following the grand opening ceremony, these personalities will be available for meet and greet opportunities and autographs. PAW Patrol characters also will be onsite alongside Hall of Fame angler Charlie Evans to meet and take photos with kids and families.

Representing the important conservation mission of this special evening, Bass Pro Shops also will welcome Ducks Unlimited COO Nick Wiley, International Game Fish Association President Jason Schratwieser, and leaders from California Department of Fish and Wildlife to participate in the grand opening ceremony.

Festivities for the Evening for Conservation will begin on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m., and the retail store will open with normal business hours the following day, March 28.

Customers will Take Home Thousands in Gift Cards, Giveaways and Sweepstakes Prizes

Customers attending the five-day grand opening event can enter a sweepstakes to win a Bass Pro Shops Fishing Package Grand Prize, valued at $599.99. 

Starting Thursday, daily door prizes for the first 100 families in the store will include gift cards up to $500, Cabela’s Open Season Burger Seasoning Samplers, Bass Pro trucker hats and Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Signature Steak Strips. The events are FREE and there is sure to be fun for the whole family.

For a full rundown of the giveaway schedule, click here for the official event opening sales catalog.

The new location will also host dozens of events throughout the year aimed at connecting new audiences – and particularly children – to the outdoors. Hands-on demonstrations and interactive activities will be offered such as “Gone Fishing,” an annual event which aims to introduce families to fishing through catch-and-release ponds, casting games and free fishing seminars with the goal of creating the next generation of conservationists.

The address for the new Bass Pro Irvine store is: 71 Technology Dr, Irvine, CA 92618. The phone number for the store is: (949) 705-3700. The map below also shows the store's location just off the I-5 and I-405.


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