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


Saturday, 2:30 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 13-14 at the Raritan Center. 

The Garden State Fundraising event includes a Saturday 2:30PM 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 2:30 auction to say a few words about the USO’s support of our Troops will be Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, NBC Military Commentator, USO Board Member and New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee, Col. Jack H Jacobs (Ret, U.S. Army). It is indeed an honor to have Col Jacobs 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, North Jersey Marine, 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 and many other generous and patriotic businesses and individuals. 

USO Support Team: 

  • Bobby Williams,  Board Member National TBF 
  • Nick Albano,  Dick’s Sporting Goods  
  • USO Volunteer, Bergen Bassmasters 
  • Sean Combs, BBM Webmaster 
  • Team Ardent, Vicious Fishing 
  • 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


Show Days & Times

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

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

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


Come fight like a fish with Capt. Greg Dubrule of the party boat Blackhawk in this exciting exhibit for kids of all ages.


"Understanding Coyotes: The Comprehensive Guide for Hunters, Photographers, and Wildlife Observers" - Michael Huff

Book Signing Schedule at Booth 425

Thursday & Friday4:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday 12:30 PM & 4:30 PM


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