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Abu Garcia Abu Garcia
For three generations and beyond, anglers the world over have put their trust in Abu Garcia for rods and reels that stand their toughest tests. It’s a trust that’s been earned by building products right the first time, and making them even better time after time. Decades of Swedish craftsmanship along with experience and obsession for details are the hallmarks of Abu Garcia.
Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort
"Relax on Mille Lacs" at Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort, an ALL SEASON resort located on the SE side of famous Mille Lacs Lake. Fantastic fishing for walleyes, muskies, smallmouth bass, and jumbo perch. Immaculate, one-of-a-kind lakeside cabin rentals, boat launching, and dock facilities. We are a family-oriented resort with beautiful swimming beach and spacious grounds for activities. Full-service winter fishing resort with rental ice houses and plowed roads. We pride ourselves on excellent personal service. 1-320-676-8834.
Aqua-Vu Aqua-Vu
The original underwater viewing system, Aqua-Vu is manufactured by Outdoors Insight, Inc., and has led the underwater camera category in design, innovation and quality since 1997. Beyond its popular underwater camera brand, the central Minnesota-based company builds many popular outdoors products, such as the iBall Trailer Hitch Camera ( and Odor Check Moisture and Odor Control System ( featuring Scent-Lok Technology.
Arctic Cat Arctic Cat
Arctic Cat offers a complete line of ATVs, Prowlers and snowmobile sleds to suit your active lifestyle. Their ATVs range from utility, sport, competitive, recreation, trail riding and youth models. Ruggedness and dependability combined with innovation and affordability make them the leader in the industry.
Arnesen's Rocky Point Resort Arnesen's Rocky Point Resort
Located on Minnesota's Lake of the Woods, Arnesen's Resort offers year-round fishing for walleye, sauger, jumbo perch and northern pike. Choose from housekeeping accommodations in comfortable cabins with fully-equipped kitchens, or dine in the Rock Harbor Lodge. Full-service marina with gas, bait, ice and supplies. Charter launch fishing in summer. Winter fishing including day rental and sleeper fish houses, and full-service track van transportation to and from pre-heated fish houses. 1-800-535-7585.
Bavaria Sausage Kitchen Bavaria Sausage Kitchen
The home of authentic German sausage and so much more! Visit our website to browse more than 1,500 products we make right here in Madison, Wisconsin, and order online to enjoy your feast! Family owned and operated for over 50 years. Don't forget to shop Bavaria Sausage for special occasions/events and the holiday season!
Beavertail Products Beavertail Products
For those hunters who are passionate about waterfowl, Beavertail Products features a full line of hardcore gear, proven through rigorous field testing. Choose from custom aluminum shallow-drive boats, blinds, mud motors, sneak boats, field blinds, off-road trailers, and cargo sleds.
Berkley Berkley
Berkley offers a complete line of fishing lines, baits and tools for catching fish. Day after day they push the limits to bring anglers the most innovative products to improve the results for all anglers. Generations of anglers have counted on Berkley for value, quality and reliability.
Bill's Gun Shop & Range Bill's Gun Shop & Range
Bill's Gun Shop & Range has 62 indoor shooting lanes open to the public 7 days a week, from 9am to 9pm. All 3 convenient locations have been given a 5 Star Rating by the National Shooting Sports Foundation ( Each store is fully stocked with a variety of firearms & accessories, and their knowledgeable sales staff is ready to fit you to the right firearm for your needs. As a premier firearms training center, Bill's offers over 30 classes a month teaching Basic Handgun familiarization to Conceal & Carry. They offer 1-on-1 Instruction, Machine Gun Shooting, Group Reservations, and Gunsmithing Services. Since 2003, clean and bright, family oriented, and price conscious. Learn more about Bill's Gun Shop & Range on the web or at three convenient locations: 4080 W. Broadway Ave. Robbinsdale, MN 763.533.9594 | 3621 88th Ave. Circle Pines, MN 763.792.4867 | 1920 Crest View Drive Hudson, WI 715.690.1198
Birchwood Casey Birchwood Casey
For over 60 years, Birchwood Casey has earned a spotless reputation helping gun owners keep their cherished firearms looking and shooting like new. Their cleaning and maintenance products, wood finishing and protection products, and blueing and metal finishing products are world-renowned, but they also offer a full line of shooting targets to help you practice your aim and hone your skills, including Shoot-N-C®, Dirty Bird®, Big Burst™, and Sharpshooter™ reactionary targets, as well as TargetSpots®, and EZE-SCORER® paper targets. They have a complete lineup of Gallery and Resetting targets for a variety of calibers as well. For more info: 800-328-6156.
BowViper BowViper
BowViper brings bowhunters and archers the latest and greatest in bowhunting gear and accessories. Shop our extensive selection of archery gear from top of the line brands. Whether you’re an avid bow hunter or an archery beginner, let BowViper be your one stop shop for all your needs.
Crane Lake Tourism Bureau Crane Lake Tourism Bureau
Crane Lake, Minnesota is where the country's highways literally end, and its pristine wilderness waterways begin. An area so vast, so unspoiled that it has been designated a permanent remembrance of America and the way it appeared centuries ago to the Indians and fur traders. Crane Lake is the western edge of the Minnesota/Canada Boundary Waters, and is a gateway to over 80,000 acres of waterways that make Crane Lake a boater's paradise. Fantastic fishing for walleye, northern pike, smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, perch and muskie awaits. Great hiking and bird-watching. Winter fun including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. 1-800-362-7405.
Cyrus Resort Cyrus Resort
On Minnesota's famous Lake of the Woods, Cyrus Resort offers year-round accommodations in shoreside cabins, a full-service dining facility and lodge, swimming pool, charter boat fleet, and no-fee boat docks if you bring your own boat. Our cabins are ultra-modern and spacious, with fully-equipped kitchens, microwaves, TV, and linens. Cyrus Resort is a full-service ice fishing resort, with heated transportation to heated ice fishing houses. Live bait is provided.
Dan's Southside Marine Dan's Southside Marine
Located at 1900 W. 98th Street in Bloomington, Minn., Dan's Southside Marine has been family-owned and operated for 40+ years. Their website is always CURRENT, featuring boat and pontoon models that are in-stock and ready for immediate sale. They feature Suzuki, Alumacraft, Premier, Stingray, Warrior, Yamaha, Honda, Volvo Penta, Karavan, Phoenix, Sea-Legs, and Porta-Dock and have a wide range of new and used inventory to choose from. They also offer a full-line parts and service department and a complete lineup of boating accessories and electronics. 952-881-0077.
Devils Lake Tourism Devils Lake Tourism
Devils Lake is the largest natural body of water in North Dakota, covering more than 163,000 acres with hundreds of miles of shoreline. This very fertile prairie lake grows large numbers of walleye, jumbo perch, white bass and northern pike. Devils Lake has earned the reputation of being the “Perch Capital of the World” and has been ranked as one of the top five fishing lakes in the U.S. In the fall, hundreds of thousands of waterfowl migrate through the area, providing outstanding hunting opportunities. Devils Lake caters to outdoorsmen, offering a wide variety of hotels, motels, resorts, dining options, bait shops, marinas, guide services, camping, RV parks and a casino. 1-800-233-8048.
Eagle Claw  Eagle Claw
Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle welcomes any kind of angler from the most finicky fly fisherman to the most laid-back worm dunker. They make many great products from hooks to terminal tackle, rods, reels and baits. They’ve been growing and perfecting Eagle Claw products for over 84 years.
Eppinger Manufacturing Eppinger Manufacturing
The Eppinger family has been making 100% “Made in America” quality fishing lures for over 107 years. The venerable Dardevle line of spoons has been the choice of knowledgeable fishermen since the beginning of the 20th century and continue today to be the lure of choice when pursuing trophy game fish throughout the world. Our valued employees continue the tradition of making quality lures with pride to this day at our factory in Dearborn, Michigan under the guidance of third generation owner Karen Eppinger. For our complete line of quality lures please check our website:
Eskimo Eskimo
Eskimo features a complete line-up of power and hand ice augers, including the powerful Shark Z71 built with the most powerful ice auger engine you can buy. Eskimo originated the category of pop-up portables, so don't be fooled by imitations. Their flip-style ice fishing shelters are packed with features and offer affordability. Get on the ice with Eskimo! For more info: 800-345-6007.
Exmark Manufacturing Exmark Manufacturing
Exmark Manufacturing, a division of the Toro Company, is a manufacturer of professional turf care equipment. Products include mid-size walk-behind mowers and turf rakes, and commercial riding mowers. Exmark's phenomenal growth since 1995 is largely due to their mid-mount zero-turn riding mower — the Exmark Lazer Z. This zero-turn product, built in Beatrice, Nebraska, holds the leading market share in its category in the United States.
Fenwick Fenwick
For over 50 years Fenwick's attention to detail combined with contemporary technology define their tradition of building quality rods. Combining the thought and feel of rods of past eras and the designs and ergonomics of today's demanding angler, Fenwick rods are built with care from tip to butt, covering applications from light to heavy actions.
Frabill Frabill
Frabill, Inc. is celebrating 70 years of providing the most trusted gear in the fishing industry. Frabill’s fresh and saltwater products include a wide selection of landing nets, portable aeration systems, bait containers, bait care, bait traps and seines, and other fishing accessories. Their ice fishing product mix consists of portable ice fishing shelters, ice fishing rods and combos, tip-ups, bait containers, and other ice fishing accessories.
Frankie's Live Bait & Marine Frankie's Live Bait & Marine
We are a Top Ten Ranger dealer in the world for last ten years! Selling Ranger/Evinrude, Triton/Mercury (we are Minnesota's largest Triton dealer), and G3/Yamaha fishing and boating packages. Large inventory of used boats. Electronics and rigging experts, first-rate service and parts department, and your marine accessories and live bait & tackle headquarters.
G3 Boats G3 Boats
G3 Boats strives to provide three key features for every G3 boat owner—Quality, Performance, and Satisfaction. Through a total team approach, their family of craftsmen, many of whom have been in the industry for decades, consistently produce boats with better fit and finish, outstanding on-water performance, and ultimately, higher customer satisfaction than any other aluminum boat line in the industry.
Ghost River Lodges Ghost River Lodges
Ghost River Lodge is a remote, boat-in Ontario fishing and hunting lodge for the whole family. They are located on a series of 15 remote lakes offering housekeeping, modified American plan and outpost packages. Great walleye, northern pike, lake trout and some smallmouth bass fishing is available. All lakes are private with NO ROAD ACCESS.
Ice Force Ice Force
"Proven Hardwater Gear"
Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail
The Illinois Muskie Tournament Trail (“IMTT”), an Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation, is uniquely set up through the cooperation of existing muskie clubs throughout the state. The organization’ s mission is to promote interaction and camaraderie among muskie fishermen in the State of Illinois, and help maintain and expand the state’s fishery. To achieve this mission the IMTT organizes an annual “Trail” of muskie fishing tournaments. A portion of the entry fees from each IMTT administered tournament are set aside for the fishery. These entry fees, along with membership dues and monies raised through other fundraising activities, are used to support and expand the fishery.
International Falls/Rainy Lake International Falls/Rainy Lake
The Gateway to Voyageur's National Park, in all seasons you'll find the welcoming communities of International Falls and Ranier ready to provide unforgettable experiences for families and fishermen alike. Rainy Lake is a top Minnesota walleye lake and also offers world-class smallmouth bass, northern pike, crappie, perch, and muskie. It's Minnesota Vacation Paradise™!
JB Lures JB Lures
JB Lures is based in Winthrop in south-central Minnesota, and offers a wide variety of fishing tackle for both open water and ice fishing applications. Visit our online store for your fishing tackle needs today! 507-647-5696.
Leech Lake Tourism Leech Lake Tourism
Fish Leech Lake for walleye, jumbo perch, northern pike and trophy muskie. The region also offers some of the greatest family-oriented fun in northern Minnesota. Choose from hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, golf, swimming and shopping. In winter, enjoy great ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the heart of Minnesota's lake country. A wide variety of resorts are available to choose from. Everything you've heard about Minnesota vacations is right here! 800-735-3297.
MarCum Technologies MarCum Technologies
MarCum Technologies is an industry-leading fishing electronics company devoted to offering cutting edge innovations at the pinnacle of technology. Both designed and manufactured in the USA, MarCum offers a full line of underwater cameras and sonar. MarCum Technologies. Products For The Serious Outdoor Enthusiast.
Marine General Marine General
Visit Marine General's website for super deals on everything you need for the great outdoors. The online version of our Duluth, Minnesota retail location is the place to find closeouts, boating & marine accessories, full lines of clothing for all seasons (fishing, hunting, camping, ice fishing, snowmobiling), marine electronics, GPS, fly fishing, Great Lakes angling, trolling gear, everything for hunting and ice fishing, optics, cameras, and watersports. 800-777-8557.
Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show
Visit the inaugural Milwaukee Ice Fishing Show! Come to the Milwaukee State Fairgrounds December 12-14, 2014 to shop row upon row of exhibits with products and services dedicated to the die-hard ice fishing and winter sports enthusiast. View all new ice fishing products, including fish houses, augers, underwater cameras, digital fish finders, rods and reels, tackle, accessories, apparel and much more! The show will feature new merchandise at a variety of price points to fit any budget. Whether you are an avid fisherman looking for a few new accessories, an experienced angler in need of an upgrade, or totally new to the ice fishing scene, you will find what you are looking for at this show!
Moors Resort Moors Resort
The Moors Resort & Marina is located on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. It has been one of the most popular spots on Kentucky Lake for family vacations and fishing trips for over 50 years. In addition to good 'ole southern hospitality, they offer cottages, lodge rooms, a large marina, boat rentals, fishing guide service, bait, tackle, licenses, restaurants, kids activities and more.
Otter Outdoors Otter Outdoors
Tougher. Stronger. Smarter. That's the mantra at Otter Outdoors, where they build all of their products to exacting specifications and with the best materials. As manufacturers of the entire lineup of legendary Otter portable ice fishing houses and Otter sleds, they believe in making products to last. Check out Otter products online or at your nearest retailer. For more info: 1-877 GO-OTTER.
Patricia Region Patricia Region
Northwestern Ontario has a well-deserved reputation for the quality of its freshwater angling. Nestled in the heart of the northwest in "Canada's heartland," the Patricia Region is one of the top North American destination points for angling adventures, offering a variety of trophy fishing at remote fly-in lodges, luxury accommodations at drive-in resorts, or just a chance to get away from it all in remote but accessible wilderness.
Pflueger Pflueger
For over 120 years Pflueger has continued to deliver fishing reels and combos of unparalleled quality, providing anglers with products that exceed their expectations. A focus on light-weight construction and superior performance ensures their products keep consumers happy today and in the future.
Pimushe Resort Pimushe Resort
Pimushe Resort, Bemidji, Minnesota, offers a secluded northwoods resort vacation located near Itasca State Park and in the Chippewa National Forest. Featuring one-of-a-kind, all-wood cabins overlooking the undeveloped Pimushe Lake (known for excellent crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleye fishing), Pimushe Resort focuses on personal service for families and fishermen. The lodge features snack bar, games and TV, and the sandy swimming beach is the perfect locale to enjoy summertime water activities with the kids. 1-800-450-2094.
Plano Plano
A tradition of excellence. The timeless resilience and lasting value of the Plano brand has passed generation to generation. Innovation and quality are the traits that have become associated with the Plano brand. Millions of sportsmen—fishermen and hunters—have come to trust Plano for the storage of their outdoor gear. Since 1952 Plano has been supplying outdoor enthusiast with storage solutions that allow them to make the most of the time they have outdoors.
Power-Pole/JL Marine Power-Pole/JL Marine
With a Power-Pole hydraulic shallow water anchor you can stop your boat quickly and quietly with the touch of a button and keep your boat securely in place, even in heavy wind and current. A Power-Pole anchor fully deploys in under 5 seconds, allowing you to position your boat right where you need it to make the perfect cast and work and area quickly and quietly.
Rainy Lake Houseboats Rainy Lake Houseboats
Rainy Lake Houseboats is located on the Minnesota/Ontario border on magnificent Rainy Lake. We offer amazing Minnesota houseboat vacations in Voyageur's National Park--the nation's only inland water-based park in the National Park System. It's where the highways end and the ancient waterways begin. On a Rainy Lake Houseboat, you can explore 220,000 acres of sky blue waters and majestic forests.
Rapala Rapala
The world’s favorite fishing lure since 1936.
Real-Geese Decoys Real-Geese Decoys
Real Geese Decoys, the most technologically advanced silhouette decoys ever produced, feature digitally enhanced and highly detailed images manufactured in the United States. The Magnum Lite 3Ds are the "decoy that started it all," while the Pro Series line features a patented, non-reflective surface on one side, and a variety of lifelike images including Canada Geese, Specklebellies, and Mallards. The Pro Series II line combine twelve new poses and newly enhanced artwork. Our Econo Series Snows and Blues are ideal for the snow goose hunter. Check out our website for more info:
Realtree Realtree
Realtree is the creator and marketer of the world's most versatile camo patterns. No matter where you hunt or enjoy the outdoors, there's no better way to blend in with your surroundings than by wearing Realtree camo.
Safari Club of Illinois Safari Club of Illinois
Safari Club International is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and promoting wildlife conservation in the United States and worldwide. SCI members make a tangible difference through conservation efforts in their communities and voicing their concerns to representatives who take them to the floors of Washington. SCI fights tirelessly to protect the hunting heritage enjoyed by 15 million Americans.
Shakespeare Shakespeare
With over 108 years of excellence in fishing tackle, the Shakespeare name remains one of the most recognizable to the public. They provide quality rods, reels, combos and accessories for the family and professional angler at affordable prices.
Shimano Shimano
Shimano has become synonymous with high-quality, state-of-the-art fishing products. The complete product family includes Shimano rods and reels, PowerPro line and, now, hard lures, with the 2010 introduction of WaxWing, a complete sub-surface fishing system. Year after year, Shimano products garner industry awards, proving that "the best products in fishing come from Shimano!"
Showalter's Fly-in Outposts Showalter's Fly-in Outposts
For true Canadian fly-in fishing adventure, venture to Ear Falls, Ontario and enjoy excellent accommodations and first-class service from Eddie Showalter and his staff. Eleven different outpost cabins situated on fish-filled lakes await, between 50 and 130 air miles from the floatplane base in Ear Falls. With more than 30 years of flying experience, and a fleet of planes including two classic Twin Beechcraft 18's (twin 450hp engines), a DeHavilland Beaver, and a Cessna 180, Eddie Showalter takes great pride in ensuring your fishing trip is the best it can be. Fish for walleye, northern pike and lake trout. Moose hunting available.
Skeeter Boat Center Skeeter Boat Center
Skeeter Boat Center, with two locations in Chippewa Falls, WI and Ramsey, MN, is the Midwest's #1 volume Skeeter dealer! We offer responsive, personalized Yamaha 5 STAR experience, as well as emergency service, fiberglass repair, accessory installation, scheduled maintenance, parts, boat winterization & storage, and ongoing fishing seminars and clinics. Our new Skeeter boats are all backed by our Best Price Guarantee. Stop by for a visit, we'd love to talk fishing with you! 888-456-3569 (Ramsey) or 866-597-5338 (Chippewa Falls).
St. Paul Ice Show St. Paul Ice Show
Come to the St. Paul RiverCentre to shop more than 190 exhibits with products and services dedicated to the die-hard ice fishing and winter sports enthusiast. View all new ice fishing products, including fish houses, augers, underwater cameras, digital fish finders, rods and reels, tackle, accessories, apparel and much more! The show will feature all new merchandise at a variety of price points to fit any budget. Whether you are an avid fisherman looking for a few new accessories, an experienced angler in need of an upgrade, or totally new to the ice fishing scene, you will find what you are looking for at this show.
Storm Lures Storm Lures
Think like a fish.
StrikeMaster Augers StrikeMaster Augers
"Way Ahead of the Pack"
Sufix Sufix
The World’s most hardcore fishing line.
Tenpoint Crossbows Tenpoint Crossbows
Tenpoint Crossbows is a world-class manufacturer of products that are recognized as an industry standard for safety, precision engineering, durability, performance, and power. They are committed to the care and conservation of the land, water, and air, to the humane and responsible management of our wildlife, and to the preservation and expansion of recreational shooting and hunting. 330-628-9245.
Trigger X Trigger X
Trigger the Bite!
Twin City Outboard Twin City Outboard
Twin City Outboards carries new and used parts for most makes and models for outboards and stern drives. Also providing a large line of used outboards, boats and trailers.
Uncle Josh Uncle Josh
Since 1922, Uncle Josh Bait Co. has produced the finest quality fishing lures designed to catch a wide range of species. These specialty lures target gamefish in waters found throughout the world. Other popular tackle brands and specialty lures offered under the Uncle Josh name are also well known by anglers using a variety of fishing styles and techniques. This wide selection of lure sizes and colors is designed to match-the-hatch in any body of water and is what makes Uncle Josh Bait Co. stand out.
ValvTect Petroleum Products ValvTect Petroleum Products
Marine Fuel Additives - Don't let ethanol gasoline ruin your marine or other gasoline engines. ValvTect Ethanol Gasoline Treatment helps solve ethanol related fuel problems. Stabilizes fuel up to one year, prevents corrosion, controls moisture prevents phase separation and octane loss.
VMC Tackle VMC Tackle
Your expert in hooks.
Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats
For nearly five decades, Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats of Crane Lake, Minnesota, has delighted guests with the largest fleet of luxury houseboat rentals and houseboat vacations in Voyageur's National Park. Located five hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, between Minnesota's spectacular boundary water canoe area and Superior National Forest, Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats is perfectly situated on beautiful Crane Lake near the Canadian border. Whether it’s family fun, world-class fishing, or solitude that you are seeking, Voyageurs National Park has it all. Voyagaire houseboat vacations provide the excitement of exploring untouched wilderness while being pampered with the modern comforts of home. 1-800-882-6287.
Wicked Ridge Crossbows Wicked Ridge Crossbows
Welcome to Wicked Ridge--a place without roads, trails, or boundaries. You won't find it on any map, but you've been here before. It's the bead of sweat on your forehead after a four-mile trek through the woods--the chill down your spine right before you squeeze the trigger. Some people call it "The Zone". Others just call it freedom. We call it THE RIDGE. 330-628-9245.
Wildlife Research Center Wildlife Research Center
Wildlife Research Center® is the industry leader in the research and development of advanced hunting scent and human scent elimination products for hunters. America's Top Brand®.
Woodland Resort Woodland Resort
Experience a Sportsman's Paradise on North Dakota's famous Devils Lake, and stay at Woodland Resort in all seasons. Choose from modern cabins, deluxe lodge units, or motel rooms. During open water season, we rent boats and pontoons, offer a full service marina and slip rental, and fully guided fishing packages. In winter, rent ice fishing houses--including sleepers--and enjoy fully guided fishing and transportation to and from your on-ice fish house. In fall, experience incredible waterfowl hunting with do-it-yourself packages or fully guided trips. Heated fish & game cleaning station, bait shop, the Cove Restaurant & Ganders Pub, and much more. 701-662-5996.

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