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Indy Boat Show & MWO Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit

We are just a couple of short days away from the opening day of the Indianapolis Boat Sport & Travel Show / Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit - Presented by Moving Water Outfitters.

This Expo is a Hoosier State tradition, going back to 1953, and has been produced by the Renfro family since 1963. For many, this is the cure for cabin fever and the kick-off to the new fishing season.

Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, Moving Water Outfitters Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit

This year, the Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit will be back at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show, bringing some of the best brands and influencers in the kayak fishing industry to center stage for anglers and outdoorsmen alike to experience.

Talk how, what, and why with experienced pro staff and industry representatives. Swap fishing stories and gather advice for set-ups with members of each vendor’s fishing team.

The summit has something for all outdoor enthusiasts- from dedicated fishing kayaks to recreational models, to boats that can be set up for hunting.

This event is great for everyone – whether you’ve never been in a kayak or you are an experienced paddler who is looking for their next model!

Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, Moving Water Outfitters Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit

The demo pool will be back in action at the Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit. This year we will have a larger pool - giving you more room to test out kayaks on the water.


"Supporting the local fishing communities has been a pillar of our business since we started. The kayak fishing community means the world to us. It is their continued support that allows us to sponsor local clubs, host events like Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit, etc. Many of our best friends and partnerships come from the kayak fishing community and we are extremely grateful for that."

- Chris Snodgrass, Moving Water Outfitters, Owner/Partner


Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, Moving Water Outfitters Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit floor plan

Bonafide P127

There will be plenty of Kayak models to demo from Moving Waters with NuCanoe, Native Watercraft, Bonafide, Wilderness Systems, and Old Town all available. Included in the demo lineup will be the highly anticipated Bonafide P127. This kayak is the culmination of everything anglers loved about the best-selling SS127 with the power and fishability of the added Propel Power Drive system. This kayak is truly the Triple-Threat option to Pedal, Power, or Paddle. No matter what brand/model of kayak you are interested in, MWO is fully stocked and will be offering the Biggest Sale on Kayaks of the year!

In addition to the demo pool, Moving Water Outfitters will have the latest in gear, apparel, and accessories from brands like Yak Attack, Ketch Outdoors, NRS, Sims, Bending Branches, and much more. The best part is, all Kayak accessories are 10% off and 15% off with kayak purchase.

While checking out the latest and greatest from MWO, you will also get to meet some of the amazing people and organizations that make up the Kayak Fishing Community here in the Hoosier State. Indiana Kayak Angles and GRBY - Grass Roots Kayak Bassin - will also be present at the expo, along with the "Godfather" Of kayak bass fishing himself, Mr. Chad Hover, of KBF.



Throughout the duration of the event, there will be many speakers delivering seminars about kayak fishing, giving those in attendance a ton of knowledge to take home with them. Below are a list of the speakers and the topic of their seminars.

Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, Moving Water Outfitters Heartland Kayak Fishing Summit Speakers

2022 Indianapolis Boat Sport and Travel Show Schedule



- Presented by Kayak Bass Fishing!

HKB BASH - Presented by Kayak Bass Fishing

We’re throwing a Huge Party at the Downtown Indy Sun King Brewery Location! Come hang out with us and see some of your Hoosier Kayak Fishing buddies and maybe make a few new ones too! The Godfather, Chad Hoover himself, will be in attendance and giving away some amazing prizes!

The event is open to anyone who loves the sport of kayak bass fishing or is interested in getting involved in the local kayak bass fishing community. Family and Friends are welcome. There are no age restrictions for the event. We do have a limited amount of food and drinks that will be provided, this will be on a first come first serve basis. Guests may order additional food and drinks at their expense.

Location Details: Sun King Brewery Downtown

Please RSVP

We ask that anyone who plans on attending the event please rsvp via the Facebook event page linked below, so we can get an estimate on the number of food & beverages needed.



Every year there are men and women within our community that go above and beyond to help their communities, promote the sport, lend a helping hand to their fellow anglers, go out of their way to protect our natural resources, and most importantly, set a guiding example of what a true sportsman should look like.

With this in mind, we have launched the HKB Sportsman of the year award to be presented to one individual from our community, that represents the best version of the community.

We collected a ton of Nominations, and the count is complete! We will be presenting the 2021 HKB Sportsman of the year award to the recipient at the HKB Bash!


Additional Information & Resources

Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show February 18-20 and February 23-27 Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo February 24-27

Show Hours Friday, Feb. 18; 1pm - 8pm Saturday, Feb. 19; 10am - 8pm Sunday, Feb. 20; 10am - 5pm Closed Monday and Tuesday Wednesday, Feb. 23; 12pm - 7pm Thursday, Feb. 24; 12pm - 7pm Friday, Feb. 25; 12pm - 8pm Saturday, Feb. 26; 10am - 8pm Sunday, Feb. 27; 10am - 5pm

Dowland the Full 2022 Indy Boat Show Program Below

Download PDF • 10.27MB

Purchase Tickets Online

Advanced General Admission prices end on February 17, 2022, @ 11:59pm

Regular General Admission price: $15



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