The Fred Hall Shows have been an important part of the Fishing, Hunting, Boating, and Outdoor Recreation Travel community in Southern California for almost three-quarters of a century. The 74th annual Fred Hall Show at the Long Beach Convention Center brought enormous joy to both exhibitors and attendees. Since then we have tried hard to produce the 44th annual Fred Hall Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Unfortunately due to the closure of the Del Mar Fairgrounds we are unable to keep our May dates and circumstances prevent us from being able to announce a firm new date at this time. We are determined to keep trying. Look for us to be back at the fairgrounds in the Fall. Stay updated at to find out more about “ Hall in the Fall”!

Captain Bill Cavanaugh to Appear on the Accurate Fishing Products Main Seminar Stage

Bill Cavanaugh

Bill Cavanaugh began his sportfishing career as a teenager working on the ¾ day boat Monte Carlo out of Ventura Harbor under Captain Andy Volaski. Bill obtained his 100-ton Masters license in 1991 and began operating  boats that primarily fished the Northern Channel Islands.

In 1996, Bill began work aboard the long-range vessel Excel working under legendary Captain, and the “de facto” creator of the San Diego Fishing Fleet, Bill Poole. After 7 years of operating the world’s largest sportfishing vessel, Bill became owner/operator of the highly successful overnight boat Pacific Queen.

In 2012, Bill began work aboard the luxurious long-range boat Intrepid and is currently lead Captain. With extensive experience from Morro Bay to the Clipperton Atoll, Bill Cavanaugh brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the finest long-range sportfishing vessel in the world.

Bill will be giving seminars on the Accurate Fishing Products Main Seminar Stage. He will be talking about the Long-range experience and the tactics used for catching long-range pelagic fish.  Bill is renowned as not only one of the most experienced long-range fleet captains but as a great communicator.  He is a very entertaining speaker.  Captain Cavanaugh does not do many seminars so take advantage of the opportunity to hear him speak about the long-range experience and long-range tackle and tactics.  Check out the Accurate Fishing Products Main Seminar Stage schedule in Western Outdoor News or at