Mark Your Calendars for Fargo and Sioux Falls Sportsmen’s Show

It’s Sportshow time again, are you going to the show?  Lake of the Woods Tourism is displaying at two different sportsman’s shows across the Dakotas in March.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the area, resorts and of course, the various kinds of fishing the go along with it.

Red River Valley Sportsmen's Show in FargoFargodome, Sportsmen's ShowMarch 3-6, 2022, Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show in Fargo It’s sportshow season in the Dakotas and this time of the year, anglers are excited to talk Lake of the Woods fishing.  Perfect timing to be talking Lake of the Woods at the Red River Valley Sportsmen’s show that starts Thursday, March 3rd and runs through Sunday, March 6th at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND.  Once again, we will be holding down booth #166 and look forward to seeing everyone.

sioux falls convention centerMarch 10-13, 2022, Sioux Empire Sportsmen’s Show in Sioux FallsOutdoor minded folks from the Dakotas and the surrounding region love Lake of the Woods.  Once again, we will have our normal location in the main exhibit hall, booth #87.  Swing by and say hello!Sioux Empire Sportsmen's Show in Sioux Falls

Learn More about Lake of the Woods!  One of the great advantages of a sportshow is spending some time with experts from a destination to have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and ultimately make the best choice for your group.  A group of guys headed up to fish for four days might be a very different looking trip than a husband / wife getaway or family vacation.

Does it make sense to bring your own boat?  If so, where are the best places to launch?  Where are good backup spots if the wind is blowing hard?  These are all great questions and if you are headed up to Lake of the Woods, the options are many.

In some cases, for many groups, it makes all the sense in the world to work with a guide or jump on a charter boat.  Up at the NW Angle, maybe if you aren’t familiar with the water, maybe it would be helpful to jump aboard with a guide.  Experience an adventure amongst the 14,552 islands of Lake of the Woods, fish some of the best fishing in North America, target multispecies.

On the south end, many of the resorts offer charter boats to make your fishing not only easy and enjoyable, but successful.  Imagine, having a nice breakfast and around 8am stepping aboard a nice charter boat with lots of room, filled with all of the rods, reels, bait and licensed charter captain to make your time on the water count.  Guides will clean your fish after the trip and many of the resorts will cook them up for you.

Joe Henry with Lake of the Woods Tourism will be at the Lake of the Woods Tourism booth all weekend both in Fargo and Sioux Falls happy to share info and answer questions.

korey sprengel two big walleyes on stageSeminars!  Sportshows are such a great place to learn more about fishing, hunting and the great outdoors.  In Fargo and Sioux Falls, check out tournament champion Korey Sprengel discuss the topics “Trusting Your Electronics” and “Spring Walleye Techniques”.

Korey Sprengel is a 32 year old full time professional walleye fisherman from Beaver Dam, WI. He loves fishing tournaments because it pushes him to think outside of the box for new and different ways to catch more and bigger fish. Korey has been fishing competitive walleye events since 2008 and has accomplished many titles along the way. He made the jump to fish full time in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. Not only does Korey fish walleye he has been gaining traction on the bass side as well. When not on the water Korey he heavily involved with his sponsors testing, developing new products, speaking, guiding, promoting and teaching the sport of fishing.

Joe Henry from Lake of the Woods Tourism will also be presenting at both sportshows.  He will be speaking about “Spot Hoppin’ for Walleyes” and “Fishing Success on New Water”.Joe Henry, Fall Walleye on Rainy River

As a long time guide, licensed charter captain, and tournament angler, Joe Henry has made fishing a part of his everyday life.  Joe “cut his teeth” on MN lakes and rivers and has guided and fished walleyes throughout the nation.  Joe’s home water is now Lake of the Woods, which he has fished for over 25 years.

Professionally, Joe has enjoyed a variety of leadership positions, is an outdoor communicator and a media member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers.  His professional background combined with his many fishing credentials lead him to his current role, Executive Director, Lake of the Woods Tourism. Joe works closely with 60 resorts, area guides, and a number of stakeholders in the outdoor industry.  He is an active writer, appears in outdoor TV shows, produces outdoor videos, digital media and speaks about fishing and the outdoors across the Midwest.

Lake of the Woods Tourism visitor guide for Sportsmen's ShowVisitor Guides.  While at the show, stop by and pick up our new Lake of the Woods Tourism visitor guide.   This is a great time to learn more about the lake, resorts, activities, etc. taking place this year around Lake of the Woods.

There is a lot to talk about in the upcoming months at Lake of the Woods.

Current Ice Fishing report around the Lake.  What are current ice conditions?  What is the current ice fishing report?  How long does ice fishing last?  What are they biting on? where to catch monster March pike.

Upcoming Rainy River Walleye Fishing.  What is the outlook for spring fishing on the river?  Where should we fish?  What should we use?  How long does walleye season last?  What accesses are on the Rainy River?

Sturgeon Fishing.  How long does the season last?   What kind of setup should I use?  What is a sturgeon rig?  What part of the river do sturgeon live?  What is slot during keep season?

Resorts, Hotels, Outfitters and Guides.   Where should I stay based on our group and what we want to do?  Where can I find a list of resorts with amenity chart?  Are there deals?  What resorts offer full service guides?  What kind of boats are used on different parts of the lake?

If you are in the Fargo area this weekend or Sioux Falls next weekend, stop by and say hello!

 

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