BLAINE, MN – The National Sports Center in Blaine will present the sixth annual Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo, Nov. 17-19, at the NSC’s Sport Expo Center and Welcome Center.
Just the Facts:
Location: National Sports Center Welcome Center, 1750 105th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449. The main expo space will be in the Sport Expo Center, a 21,000 square foot clear span roof ideally suited for vendor booths
Hours: Friday, Nov. 17, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10 per day; Students (12-17), $7 per day. 11 and under admitted free. Unlimited free parking.
Features: ice fishing celebrities, seminars and classes, guide services, wheel houses, youth programs, travel destinations, new equipment, outdoor equipment testing.
Seminar schedule, presented by Clam Outdoors:
(All seminars will be in the Exhibition Hall of the Welcome Center)
Friday, 3 p.m.: “Bite Detection,” Pat Rodger.
Friday, 4 p.m.: “Tournament Mindset On-Ice,” Shawn Lankki and Adam Griffith.
Friday, 5 p.m.: Q and A session with the Ice Team Pro Panel.
Friday, 6 p.m.: “Ice Fishing Masters Course,” Chris Granrud.
Saturday, 11 a.m.: “Go-To Tactics for Everything Big,” Jeff Anderson.
Saturday, noon: “Panfish Simplicity,” Jason Durham.
Saturday, 1 p.m.: “Ice Fishing Q and A; bring a question, win a prize,” Dave Genz.
Saturday, 2 p.m.: “Family Ice Fishing,” Mark Stevens.
Saturday, 3 p.m.: Q and A session with the Ice Team Pro Panel.
Saturday, 4 p.m.: “Catching Giant Bluegills,” Garrett Svir.
Sunday, 11 a.m.: “Putting it Together: a modern product overview,” Mike Rodger.
Sunday, noon: Q and A session with the Ice Team Pro Panel.
SOURCE: Minnesota DNR