Auction and Fundraising Exhibit to Benefit the USO of Metropolitan New York  at the Garden State Outdoor Sport Show 


Saturday, 12:00 pm at The Hawg Trough 


The Bass Federation (TBF), MegaStrike and the Bergen Bassmasters will support Active Duty service members, wounded, ill and injured service members and their families with fundraising events benefitting the USO of Metropolitan New York during the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show January 10-13 at the Raritan Center. 

The Garden State Fundraising event includes a Saturday 12:00 PM Auction and a two day USO Fundraising booth on Saturday and Sunday.  All proceeds from the exhibit and the exciting January 13th auction at the Hawg Trough will be used to support service members and their families through many programs and services offered by the USO of Metropolitan New York. Kicking off our 12:00 PM auction to say a few words about the USO’s support of our Troops, will be highly decorated Vietnam War Army / Marine Corp Veteran and current Tournament Bass angler Joe Belardo from South Plainfield, NJ. It is indeed an honor to have Joe Belardo join us at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show!

An outstanding assembly of donated auction prizes will be available c/o the following National and Local businesses such as Daiwa, G Loomis/Shimano, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops, Pro Mariner,  Greenwood Lake Marina, MegaStrike, Reynolds Marine, Optima Batteries, Morris County Marine, Ardent, the Thayer Hotel at West Point, Ranger Boats, Shaw Grisby, Ramsey Outdoor, Wiley X Eyewear, Angler’s Choice Marine, Bonita Boat Marine Services, Eco Pro Tungsten, VCL Baits, Vicious Fishing, Lunker Lure Hawg Caller, Hi-Seas Fishing Line, Rick Rosalina, Rich Wilson, Ron Colby of Yamamoto, Doherty Enterprises Inc., The Bass Federation, MacDonald’s Marine, Franzwa’s Marine, Bergen Bassmasters, Off Shore Marine, Garden State Bow & Reel, Radio World and many other generous and patriotic businesses and individuals. 

USO Support Team: 

  • Bobby Williams,  GM Angler’s Choice Marine, Spindale SC 
  • Nick Albano,  Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bergen Bassmasters  
  • Sean Combs, NJ National Guard, Team Ardent, Vicious Fishing 
  • Go Go Gomez, UPS, Pro Bass Guide 
  • Bill Decoteau, Bass University, the Bass Bureau, Outdoor Writer 
  • Bobby Uhrig,  President, MegaStrike 

 Plus Many USO Volunteers Working the USO Booth from Thursday to Sunday  

About the USO: The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.  

Ticket Information


Thursday  1 - 8

Friday       1 - 8

Saturday   10 - 8

Sunday      10 - 5

Business Seminar

Friday, January 11 at 6 PM
FREE with General Admission Ticket

60 Minute Class:
Halo Waterfowl CEO Greg Camp and Lime Biscuit Creative CEO Mark Sullivan

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Show Days & Times

Thursday & Friday -
1:30PM, 4:00PM, 6:30PM

Saturday -
10:30AM, 2:00PM, 6:30PM

10:30AM, 1:00pm, 3:30PM

2019 Bass University Fishing Classes

January 12th - 13th



Free Cast Net Lessons
Demo scheduled 

every ½ hour on the hour.

Learn the secret of throwing a cast net.
Hands on instructions to anyone in audience that wants to try.


"Reel Kids" Event

World Famous Hawg Trough

NJ Hot Sauce pavilion