Things to do at the show


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Hawg Trough—Fishing Demonstration Tank

900 Aisle

Watch pro anglers demonstrate their fishing and casting skills at this 5,000-gallon aquarium stocked with native Minnesota species. See for yourself how fish react to different fishing techniques and strike at various types of bait and lures..

Fred's Shed

Fred’s Shed How-To-Center—presented by Progressive®

Booth 1602B

Tips, tricks, and DIY advice for every boater—from first timers to experienced captains. Have a boat or engine problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it.

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Fishing 101
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Fishing 101

Booth 2103 

Covers basic fishing skills for all anglers. Cast for big fish at LUNDker Lake or test your casting accuracy at Backyard Flipping. Staffed by Lund Boat Fishing Pros and Student Angler Tournament Trail Coaches. Young anglers can pick up a free fishing coloring book or play a game of FISH Bingo too!

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Trout Pond—FREE Catch & Release Fishing for Kids

Booth 2203

There’s no limit to the fun! Catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce youngsters to the fun of fishing.

Discover Boating Up North Lounge

Booth 2203

Relax, enjoy live music from Chris Kelly for a few hours while hanging with your crew at our Minnesota-inspired oasis. Enjoy a bite to eat & drink - street tacos and corn elote dip are on the menu!

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Ducks Unlimited Room

Meeting Room 102B

Learn how Ducks Unlimited (DU) works to conserve wetlands and protect waterfowl in Minnesota. Help fill the skies with waterfowl for future generations—support DU’s conservation mission with silent auctions, raffles and more.

FREE Duck Decoy painting for kids (while supplies last).

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Create a Crankbait

Booth 94

Crafty young anglers can create a crankbait using hard plastic crankbait bodies. Many crankbaits style rattle! The kids will create their crankbaits with quick-dry professional paint pens. They can also add stick-on lure eyes. The kids will have a blast catching fish with a crankbait they custom designed!

Sponsored by Tips Outdoors.


Fishing Seminars

Meeting Room 103B

Learn from the pros! Expert anglers will share tips that can help you catch more fish. Sessions cover a wide variety of topics and species, including bass, crappie, muskies, and walleye.

Electric Bike Test Track

Electric Bike Test Track

Booth 101

Is going electric the cycling fix for you? Here’s your chance to take an electric bike for a spin and find out. Our test track provides the perfect opportunity experience the fun and power of electric biking for yourself.

PLEASE NOTE: You must sign a participation waiver; parent or guardian signature required for all riders younger than 18. Helmets will be available; riders younger than 18 must wear a helmet.