Al’s Goldfish Lure Company, American designer and manufacturer of the classic Goldfish lure and other innovative fishing lures and accessories, will be exhibiting at the 19th Annual New England Saltwater Fishing Expo in Providence, Rhode Island. The event will take place March 10-12 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Al’s Goldfish Lure Company will be one of the leading manufacturers introducing products and services dedicated to the saltwater fishing enthusiast. It is the largest fair in the Northeast dedicated exclusively to this market. The fair is open to the public, so if people like what they see, most of the exhibitors will offer their wares for sale on the spot. Visitors will also be able to participate in excellent seminars, a casting area for children and other special activities.
“We encourage fairgoers to stop by, because in addition to having our full line of American-made lures, bonnets, trolling rigs, and other accessories, we’ll also have some special guests at our booth ready to discuss how to get the most out of Al’s eponymous products, which were developed based on his testing and input,” said Al’s owner Jeff DeBuigne.
On Saturday, March 11, Todd Corayer, the writer for Fish Wrap, will be filling in for Al. Todd is an outdoor communicator with a passion for fisherman advocacy and fisheries management. While many of us focus on getting on the water to enjoy our favorite pastime, Todd works to keep us informed about special interest and regulatory circumstances that may affect our ability to access and fish those waters. When Todd isn’t advocating for anglers and fisheries, he is a dedicated angler himself and the inspiration behind Al’s Saltwater Goldfish Fish Wrap Writer Special Edition. The Fish Wrap Goldfish comes in two sizes, 3/4 oz. to target species in shallow water, and a 1-1/4 oz. for casting beyond the breakers or deep jigging for bottom fish. Todd designed the Fish Wrap color pattern: a green back that reflects light well below the water’s surface for optimal visibility with a clear underside and black dots that mimic menhaden, a primary forage fish for all types of fish. predatory fish species, to target species such as striped bass, bluefish, sea bass, scup, cod, and haddock.
On Sunday March 12, Mike Wec, known to his social media followers as “Wicked Wec”, will be at Al’s booth to talk about the Al product he inspired, the Wicked Wec Hi-Low Rig (WWHLR). Mike is well known for being passionate about the outdoors, and the WWHLR is a prime example of Mike’s ingenuity in making the most of his time on the water. Mike developed a high-low rig using Saltwater Series Goldfish mounted on a double drop jumpsuit, with a heavier Goldfish on the bottom and a lighter Goldfish on top. The flash and action of the Goldfish draws the attention of bottom species such as flounder, black bass and even tautog. As a result of Mike’s success with this setup, Al made a ready-to-fish product and named it after him. “Wicked-Wec High-Low Rig” can be a bit tricky, but it is memorable and gives credit to our ambassador for promoting our products so successfully,” said DeBuigne.
Stop by to discuss tackling with the experts at Al, and as always, Al’s is also having special shows, so this is a great opportunity to stock up at great prices. Whether you’re an avid angler looking for new accessories, an experienced angler looking to upgrade your tackle box, or someone totally new to the sport of saltwater fishing looking to learn about the sport and get started, you’ll find everything you need at Al’s. Goldfish Lure Company Booth, #508. For more information on Al’s Goldfish Lure Company’s line of American-made products, visit www.alsgoldfish.com.
About Al’s Goldfish Lure Company
The company launched in 1952 with a single pioneering spoon lure, known as Stuart’s Goldfish, named after founder Al Stuart. The company’s flagship lure was renamed Al’s Goldfish in 1954, and by 1973 the popularity of the Goldfish lure skyrocketed to nearly a million lures sold in a year. Along the way, other popular lures, such as the Forty-Niner and Helgy, and hook-bonnet lure accessories were added to the company’s list of American-made products. In 2015 the line was expanded to include the Saltwater Goldfish series. In 2022, current owners Jeff and Mandy DeBuigne celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Goldfish lure. For more information on Al’s Goldfish Lure Company, visit www.alsgoldfish.com.