St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show this Weekend! Let’s talk Lake of the Woods!

If you happen to be in central MN this weekend, stop by the St. Cloud Sportsman’s Show at the River’s Edge Convention Center and say hello.  We will be handing out the Official 2017 Lake of the Woods Visitor Guides, allowing people to sign up for chance to win a 3 night, 2 day fishing trip for four people and talking Lake of the Woods fishing, resorts, NW Angle, spring fishing, sturgeon and everything else that makes Lake of the Woods a special place.

For some, we will still be talking ice fishing as fish houses can be left on the lake until March 31st, a bit longer than most of MN as we are border water with Canada.  The walleye/sauger season continues through April 14th, which not only adds to an extended ice fishing season, but great fishing on the Rainy River as the walleyes run.

There will also anglers wanting to chat about big pike in March or possibly catching them when the ice goes out as the pike season never closes on Lake of the Woods and that lends itself to some nice opportunities.  Lake of the Woods is a trophy pike lake with many fish caught over 40″.

It won’t be long and anglers will also be targeting Lake Sturgeon on the Rainy River.  This fish that dates back to the prehistoric times is a handful of fun and a blast to catch.  Anglers will be fishing sturgeon up and down the Rainy River as well as in Four Mile Bay.  Many skip the walleyes and focus on the sturgeon.  It is fun fishing too.  Basically anchored up near a hole in the river fishing night crawlers on the bottom.

Visitor's Guide cover, 2015Walleye coming through ice holeJoe Henry, Rainy River Walleye, 2016 (2)Boats on Rainy River spring fishing, 2016sturgeon

 

As always, the show will have a large selection of fishing tackle retailers, boats, trailers, resorts, etc.  The River’s Edge Convention Center is located right in the downtown area of St. Cloud on the shores of the mighty Mississippi River.

The show starts Friday at noon and continues until 5pm on Sunday.  Click Here for complete details.

 

 

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