Visit Us at the St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show Feb 8-10!
If you happen to be in central MN next weekend February 8 – 10, 2019, stop by the St. Cloud Sportsmen’s Show at the River’s Edge Convention Center and say hello. Joe Henry with Lake of the Wood Tourism will be available to chat anything Lake of the Woods! This is a great opportunity to learn more about the lake, different methods of fishing, what resorts might fit your group the best, etc.
While at the sportsman’s show, pick up the Official Lake of the Woods Visitor Guide. Sign up for chance to win a 3 night, 2 day fishing trip for four people and of course, let’s talk 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, the focus will still be talking ice fishing as fish houses can be left on the lake overnight through 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 take part in their annual spawning run.
There will also be 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.
This year at the sportsmen’s show, a topic on the minds of many is the 2019 World Ploughing Contest coming to Lake of the Woods Labor Day weekend, Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019. Top competitors from 32 different countries will be competing for the world championship. Using a two bottom moldboard plough, these competitors pay attention to every detail in a sport that honors history, agriculture, farming and the history of the conventional plough.
Many competitors from overseas will actually be shipping their tractor and plough across the ocean and then by rail and semi to Lake of the Woods. This is serious stuff. Along with the competition, there will be entertainment, food and beverage.
In addition to Lake of the Woods, the sportsmen’s 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.