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”!

OPKIX Makes Fishing Memories


Recently, I was approached by a company that is relatively new to sportfishing.  They wanted to be part of the Fred Hall Shows.  At first, I couldn’t figure out exactly what the product was that they were selling.  But after meeting with them I understood what an OPKIX was. OPKIX is the convenient, hassle-free wearable camera for the water-centric outdoor enthusiast who wants to capture their fun of fishing and beyond. Nobody wants to risk breaking or dropping their phone in the water and hate the hassle of an action-cam. Fisherman can attach OPKIX to their favorite eyewear or their favorite hat to capture their moments of pride and recognition.  You can also wear it  while kayaking or surfing or put it in the bait tank.  It’s waterproof up to about 10 meters.

They have an interesting company philosophy and one that I agree with.  “What unites us are precious memories and keeping them close”.  OPKIX provides the most convenient camera to capture life’s moments and keep families involved.  Anglers can simply attach an OPKIX to a par of sunglasses, or to your favorite hat, or wear it like a ring on your finger or attach it to your rod.  It’s only about 3 inches long and maybe an inch wide.  You just press a button and it starts recording.

Once you’ve landed that fish of a lifetime and recorded it from the bill of your favorite hat or your sunglasses, then you simply plug it in to a special device that downloads it to your phone and ….voila…watch the experience of a lifetime.

This is one of those products that when you see it, you’ll realize that it needs to be part of your fishing arsenal.  It makes so much sense.  No more yelling, “hey grab my phone out of my backpack and record this”.  Just push a button and the miniscule camera that is attached to your hat or sunglasses will see what you see and record it. It’s amazing, and it has a better lens than your smart phone.

OPKIX wants to be part of every anglers life.  They have stepped up to the plate to become a sponsor of the Fred Hall Shows.  At both Long Beach and Del Mar, they will have a giant fifteen-foot-wide and thirty-foot-long trailer with all of their OPKIX products and all of their staff on hand to show just what an OPKIX can do.  I’m so excited about this because I think that most anglers will want to own an OPKIX.  Take some time to stop by their booth and check out this amazing new product.