Duck Dynasty visits Lake Charles Boat and RV Show - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Duck Dynasty visits Lake Charles Boat and RV Show

Justin Martin with a fan, Jim Pepper (Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC) Justin Martin with a fan, Jim Pepper (Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC)
KPLC's Erica Bivens with Duck Dynasty's Justin Martin (Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC) KPLC's Erica Bivens with Duck Dynasty's Justin Martin (Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC)
(Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC) (Source: Erica Bivens/KPLC)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Central Gulf Coast Boat, Sport and RV Show continued today at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

The 29th annual event showcases some of the industry's finest brand name boats and RV's.

Attendees had plenty to check out, from helicopter rides and fishing games to various booths. Even one of the world's largest mobile aquariums was on display.

Chuck Devereaux, with Bass Tubs, says there's, "5,000 gallons in this one right here, it's 45 foot long, runs down the road. I do shows all over the United States."

Another vendor, Jim Pepper, with Duck Camp USA says he's been doing 30 shows a year, "And I've traveled in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana because I'm from Austin Texas."

Vendors say the turnout has been great, so far. But it may in part be due to A&E's hit TV series 'Duck Dynasty.'

Justin Martin made an appearance at the show Saturday to greet Lake Charles fans and sign some autographs.

"The Central Gulf Coast Boat Show invited me down to meet our great fans down here. I heard Lake Charles rated the highest on the Season 4 premiere, they told me something like 52% of the households watched it down here, so, hey why not there's a bunch of rednecks down here too," said Martin.

The boat and RV show continues Sunday.

For event information: http://centralgulfcoastboatrvshow.com/

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Boil advisory lifted for Town of Oberlin

    Boil advisory lifted for Town of Oberlin

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 1:44 PM EST2017-11-21 18:44:32 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Town of Oberlin has been placed under a boil water advisory until further notice due to a Cleco fuse. For more information, call Superintendent Robert Smith at 337-389-9157 or 337-639-4333.    Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    The Town of Oberlin has been placed under a boil water advisory until further notice due to a Cleco fuse. For more information, call Superintendent Robert Smith at 337-389-9157 or 337-639-4333.    Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • Barbe High running back recovers from devastating injury

    Barbe High running back recovers from devastating injury

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:50 PM EST2017-11-21 17:50:43 GMT
    (Source: website)(Source: website)

    Dana Fontenot was a bright kid with a big future, fighting for the starting running back position on the Barbe football team. 

    More >>

    Dana Fontenot was a bright kid with a big future, fighting for the starting running back position on the Barbe football team. 

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers likely this afternoon before the sunshine returns for our Thanksgiving

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers likely this afternoon before the sunshine returns for our Thanksgiving

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:11 PM EST2017-11-21 17:11:50 GMT
    Showers possible this afternoonShowers possible this afternoon

    For the rest of today, we will see cloudy skies with showers developing in the afternoon. The rain is more likely along the immediate coastline and up to the I-10 corridor.  Rain chances will go up to 30-40% this afternoon and into the evening hours. After sunset, we could still have a few lingering showers, but they will be coming to an end. Today should be the best day for any rain for the foreseeable future. Temperatures should reach the low 70s today.

    More >>

    For the rest of today, we will see cloudy skies with showers developing in the afternoon. The rain is more likely along the immediate coastline and up to the I-10 corridor.  Rain chances will go up to 30-40% this afternoon and into the evening hours. After sunset, we could still have a few lingering showers, but they will be coming to an end. Today should be the best day for any rain for the foreseeable future. Temperatures should reach the low 70s today.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly