Discover Boating Northwest SportShow Guide

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MARCH 9-12, 2023
RUN THE WATER // YAMAHABOATS.COM DISCOVER YAMAHA BOATS AND WAVERUNNERS AT THE SHOW Shown with optional accessories. This document contains many of Yamaha’s valuable trademarks. It may also contain trademarks belonging to other companies. Any references to other companies or their products are for identification purposes only, and are not intended to be an endorsement. Follow instructional materials and obey all laws. Ride responsibility, wearing protective apparel and USCG-approved personal flotation device. Always drive within your capabilities, allowing time and distance for maneuvering, and respect others around you. Never drink and ride. ©2022 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. All rights reserved.


There are endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re a boater, fishermen, or hunter you know. And if you’re new to these sports, you’re about to find out. Welcome to the Discover Boating® Northwest Sportshow® in partnership with Progressive® Insurance. It’s so good see you here.

What will you find at this year’s show? Just about everything you need for your outdoor adventures. From the latest in marine electronics, fishing tackle, rods and reels from the local retailer and fishing industry leaders to boats, docks and lifts—it’s all here. And whether you’re looking for your first boat or your next boat, you’ll have plenty of options to shop and compare (plus take advantage of show deals and incentives). Even if you’re not planning to buy, it’s fun to see the latest innovations and cutting-edge designs.

Interested in planning you next great escape? You’re at the right place! Book trips with outfitters and guides, or with resorts and lodges from the U.S., Canada, Africa and Central America.

Finally, to round out your day at the show, be sure to check out the all the attractions and boating resources—fun activities, interactive exhibits, and entertainment, too. There really is no better place to get ready for your boating, fishing, and hunting season openers.


We hope you enjoy the show. See you out here!

P.S. Be sure to check out for boating tips, expert advice, resources and more.

A-Z Listings 16 Fred's Shed 8 Show Highlights 6 06 Show Highlights 08 Fred's Shed Seminar Schedule 13 Boats By Brand 12 NMMA Certified® Boats By Brand 13 Marine Industry Certified Dealerships 14 Show Map 16 A-Z Listing 20 Progressive® Boating Basics Pro-Tips CONTENTS 4
NEW! BOAT FINDER Looking for the perfect boat for you and your crew? Our Boat Finder makes it easy to explore your options and narrow down your choices to find the boat that’s right for you. Search boats by type, brand, model, price, propulsion, and size. • Locate models at the show • Compare options • Connect with dealers Visit



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.

Discover Boating Up North Lounge

Booth 2203


Booth 2203

Enjoy the musical talents of local Minneapolis musician, Chris Kelly in the Discover Boating Up North Lounge.

Performance schedule:

Thursday & Friday 3 PM – 7 PM, Saturday 2 PM – 6 PM

Relax, escape winter for a few hours, enjoy a bite to eat & drink while hanging with your crew at our Minnesota-inspired oasis.

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!

Ducks Unlimited 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).

Daily Giveaways

Thursday Starting at 1 pm, all attendees receive Little Joe Single Hook Spinner Rig. Friday Starting at 12 pm, FREE Rapala or VMC cap for children age 12 and younger*.

Saturday Starting at 10 am, FREE Fishlab Bio Spoon Weedless ¼ oz. spoon for children, age 12 and younger*.

Sunday Starting at 10 am, FREE Walleye Creation Nation Worm Harness for children, age 12 and younger*.

*Please note. All giveaways are while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by a paid adult.



Create a Crankbait

Booth 94

Crafty young anglers can create a crankbait using balsa wood bodies, paint, and stick-on lure eyes to take home as a one-of-a-kind show souvenir! TIPS Outdoors.

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.

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.



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Metro Fishing Walleyes & More

Ron Schara with Mark Schutz

Catching Muskies - Answers to the Age Old Questions - Jeremy Smith

Garmin, Humminbird, Lowrance; What's Right For You - David Janiszewski

In & Outs of Crappie Fishing Tackle Terry Tuma

Drop Shot For Walleyes

Brian "Bro" Brosdahl

Catching Muskies - Answers to the Age Old Questions - Jeremy Smith

Garmin, Humminbird, Lowrance; What's Right For You - David Janiszewski

Panfish Tactics

Brian "Bro" Brosdahl

2022 Champions Tour Angler of the Year; Big Bass Specialist - Matt Thompson


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School of Fish For Kids

Mike Frisch

Living of the Edge for Trophy Pike and Muskies - Steve Herbeck

Drop Shot For Walleyes

Brian "Bro" Brosdahl

2022 Champions Tour Angler of the Year; Big Bass Specialist - Matt Thompson

The Equation for Trophy Fish

Jason Durham

Garmin, Humminbird, Lowrance; What's Right For You - David Janiszewski

School of Fish For Kids

Mike Frisch

Living of the Edge for Trophy Pike and Muskies - Steve Herbeck

In & Outs of Crappie Fishing

Tackle Terry Tuma

The Equation for Trophy Fish

Jason Durham





Brian "Bro" Brosdahl, better known as “Bro,” is a multi-species pro fishing expert and leader in fishing promotion and production. For the past ten years, Bro has been a regular guest on television shows including Lindner’s Angling Edge, In-fisherman, North American Fishing Club, Butch Furtman

Outdoor Notebook/Journal, Michigan Out of Doors, Minnesota

Bound, and Midwest Outdoors. Bro has also been covered in both national and local publications for the past ten years, icluding Minnesota Sportsman, Crappie World, North American Fisherman, Ice Fishing, Fishing Facts, Field & Stream, on the water (New England), Midwest Outdoors, Outdoor News, Outdoors Weekly, and Fish & Game Finder Magazine.

Mike Frisch hosts the popular TV series Fishing the Midwest with Mike Frisch airing on the Sportsman Channel, Bally Sports North, World Fishing Network, and other carriers. He’s also an open water Minnesota fishing guide with over 30 years’ experience, specializing in walleye and bass. School of Fish is one of the country’s leading fishing education programs and has taught fishing to over 7,000 kids and other beginning anglers in the past 10 years. In this abbreviated version of the School, kids will learn about the various fish species found in Minnesota, how to find shore fishing spots, and how to find and catch fish holding near those spots using a slip-bobber setup. Plus, kids attending will get a free School of Fish workbook— while supplies last.

Steve Herbeck Steve is a renowned musky angler and educator with more than 35 years of experience guiding and instructing from southern Wisconsin to Vilas County in northern Wisconsin to the Canadian Shield waters of Eagle Lake. Often referred to as a "legendary" and "innovative" figure in the musky angling world, Steve brings unique insights and passion that you won't want to miss. Steve will shed light on many modern-day aspects, philosophies, and patterns never shared before. Steve will also showcase new and exciting big fish patterns that have recently emerged in the ever-changing environment and ecosystems of the Canadian Shield water of NW Ontario, applicable anywhere in musky country.

David Janiszewski is a lifelong angler with a passion for fishing everything from muskie, walleye, crappie and bass to snook, reds, tarpon and billfish. He has more than 25 years of experience in the online training industry and has produced more than 300 online course titles. David launched RipaLip University, a mobile app that provides easy to access marine electronics education, covering gear from Humminbird, Garmin, Lowrance, Minnkota, MotorGuide and their accessories. He’ll share his expertise to help you make the most out of your marine electronics investment.

Ron Schara is a renowned outdoor communicator who has been sharing his passion for nature, fishing, hunting, and camping with readers and viewers for over four decades. Ron is the founder and executive producer of Ron Schara Productions, a full-service video production company with over 20 Emmy Awards that has aired programs on a variety of networks, including NBC, History Channel, The Discovery Channel, ESPN2, Outdoor Channel and other local broadcast markets. Ron is also an accomplished writer, having authored five books, including Mostly True Tales of a Life Outdoors, which came out in 2021. Ironically, his beloved black Lab, Raven, is the real star and appears on several shows, including Minnesota Bound on KARE-TV, which hit its 1,000th episode in November 2021. Ron has also appeared on The Flush on The Outdoor Channel, Backroads with Ron & Raven, and Due North Outdoors both airing on FOX Sports North (FSN).

“Tackle” Terry Tuma is one of the nation’s top multi-species fresh water professional anglers. Terry currently shares lifetime virtues of the American fishing lifestyle. Today, he is a radio and television personality, seminar presenter, outdoor writer, and angling consultant. He has been honored in the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame and The National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Terry is well-known for his tireless dedication promoting fishing and educating the public about the fun and satisfaction of modern angling. Through today’s unlimited range of web-based media and frequent appearances on TV, radio programs and podcasts, his influence is projected across Minnesota and nationally. He maintains a full schedule sharing ideas, teaching fishing insights, and product use tips. His writings and angling tips are featured in many major fisherman publications.






Tips, tricks and DIY advice for every boater—from first timers to experienced captains.

How Do I Know If I Have The Correct Prop?

Sponsored by Yamaha Genuine Propellers What pitch prop should you use? Are there advantages of a 4-blade prop over a 3-blade? Which is better aluminum or stainless steel? Get answers to these questions and learn how props impact performance and fuel economy.

Basic Motor Maintenance for Marine Engines

Sponsored by Yamalube

Watch, learn and do!

First-time boaters and seasoned do-it-yourselfers alike can boost their boating know-how with professional, practical advice from boating and tech experts. Daily seminars cover everything from getting started, to service and maintenance, to updating and operating, include live demos of techniques and tools, and end with Q & A sessions. Have a boat or engine problem you’ve not been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it— pros will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the show.

It’s all FREE, compliments of the Discover Boating® Northwest Sportshow®


Learn basic maintenance and how to prevent problems before they happen to keep your gas powered outboard running its best. We will dive into the carburetor and fuel injection systems of both today’s and yesterday’s boats, and look inside a motor cutaway to gain a better understanding of motor mechanics.

What Is The Correct Fuel For My Motor and How Do I Care For It?

Sponsored by Yamalube

Wondering what is best for your boat— pure gas, E10 or E15? Is there a difference between marina gas and gas from car pumps? Should you store your boat full or empty? How does ethanol affect marine engines? This session tackles fuel system basics, including the tough subject of ethanol in marine engines.

Why Is The Correct Battery More Important Than Ever Before?

Everything you need to know about marine batteries but didn’t know who or what to ask! Listen in as our pros share their expertise and leave with the know how to solve basic electrical issues and maintain your batteries.

Talk with a Tech Pro

Stop by for a free one-on-one consultation with our certified marine technician. Get professional advice and answers to your questions enhanced by hands-on demonstrations of tools and techniques on boat and motor cutaways. Sessions are first-come, first-served.

New Boater Basics

Sponsored by Yamaha Watercraft

New to boating? Learn how to choose the right boat for you and your family and what you need to consider as you are boat shopping today. We will also dive into the “rules on the water” which are similar to the rules of the road.

What Maintenance Does My Trailer Need?

Learn what to check on your trailer before you hitch up and head out to the launch ramp. This session covers all the basic parts and trailer care. Get answers to these questions and more: Why are there grease zerk fittings on my trailer axles? Or should there be? Are any tires that fit on the rim OK to use on my boat trailer?

How To Replace A Water Pump?

Learn all about your water pump and its importance, and why an inline fuel filter should be considered to remove water from your fuel tank.

Winterization and the Proper Way to Store Fuel In My Boat in the Off Season

Sponsored by Yamalube

Learn the important steps to preparing your boat for its winter nap. We will discuss fuel storage, water draining if any, the best time to do any maintenance prior to the next season and other critical winterizing tips.



What Safety Gear Should I Have on Board?

New Boater Basics

Sponsored by Yamaha Watercraft 12pm Talk with a Tech Pro

Basic Motor Maintenance for Marine Engines

Sponsored by Yamalube

How Do I Know If I Have the Correct Prop?

Sponsored by Yamaha Genuine Propellers

1pm Talk with a Tech Pro


How Do I Know If I Have the Correct Prop?

Sponsored by Yamaha Genuine Propellers


What Safety Gear Should I Have on Board?

How Do I Know If I Have the Correct Prop?

Sponsored by Yamaha Genuine Propellers

Why Is the Correct Battery More Important Than Ever Before?

Basic Motor Maintenance for Marine Engines

Sponsored by Yamalube


Basic Motor Maintenance for Marine Engines

Sponsored by Yamalube

What Is the Correct Fuel for My Motor?

What Is the Correct Fuel for My Motor?

Sponsored by Yamalube

What Maintenance Does My Trailer Need?

Winterization for My Boat in the Off Season

Sponsored by Yamalube

Why Is the Correct Battery More Important Than Ever Before?

Basic Motor Maintenance for Marine Engines

Sponsored by Yamalube

How To Replace a Water Pump

How To Replace A Water Pump Talk with a Tech Pro Talk with a Tech Pro

Winterization for My Boat in the Off Season

New Boater Basics


Sponsored by Yamalube

New Boater Basics

Sponsored by Yamaha Watercraft

Sponsored by Yamalube

New Boater Basics

Sponsored by Yamaha Watercraft 6pm

Sponsored by Yamaha Watercraft Talk with a Tech Pro

7pm Talk with a Tech Pro Talk with a Tech Pro

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Whether you enjoy fishing, waterskiing or simply relaxing with family and friends, when you’re out on the water, you want to have fun. You also want peace of mind. That’s why you should choose an NMMA Certified boat.

Every NMMA Certified boat undergoes thorough, third-party inspections to ensure it meets or exceeds all industry safety and construction standards, as well as all federal regulations. That means you can be confident you are buying from a manufacturer that has gone the extra mile to earn the right to display the NMMA Certified logo.

To learn more about NMMA Certification visit:


AB Inflatables

Absolute Yachts

Advanced Elements



Angler Qwest Pontoons

Argos Nautic

Arth Boats

Aspen Power


ATX Surf Boats

Avalon Pontoons

Aviara Boats

Axis Wake



Back Cove Yachts

Barletta Boats

Bass Cat





Bestway USA


Boston BoatWorks

Boston Whaler



Carolina Skiff

Centurion Boats

Century Boats

Chaparral Chris-Craft

Cigarette Racing

Coach Pontoons

Cobalt Boats, LLC


Contender Boats



Crevalle Boats

Cruisers Yachts

Cutwater Boats

Cypress Cay

Dave's Custom Boats




Fish Rite



Four Winns

G-3 Boats


Godfrey Pontoon Boats

Grady-White Boats

Grand Banks


HCB Yachts






Intrepid Powerboats


Island Packet Yachts



Kawasaki Motor Mfg Corp USA

Landau Boats


Lowe Boats


Malibu Boats

Mamba Custom Boats

Manitou Pontoon Boats

Marine Technology


Marlow Yachts



Midnight Express


MJM Yachts

Montego Bay

Monterey Boats


Nautic Star Boats


Neptunus Yachts

Nordic Tugs




Polar Kraft





Qwest Pontoons

Ranger Tugs




RH Aluminum Boats


Rogue Jet Boatworks

Sabre Yachts

SailFish Boats


Schaefer Yachts


Sea Chaser

Sea Ray Boats

SeaArk Boats


SeaVee Boats

Seaward Yachts




Solace Boats


South Bay

Spartan Boats

Splendor Boats

Sportsman Boats


Stingray Boats






Tahoe Pontoons Boats

Taiga - PWC

Thresher Boats

Thunder Jet

Tiara Yachts







Walker Bay Boats



Williams Jet Tenders

X Shore



Xpress Boats

Yamaha Boats

Yamaha WaveRunners




Smokercraft* 61 Marine & Sports 2003 StarCraft* 61 Marine & Sports 2003 Sylvan* 61 Marine & Sports 2003 Bass Cat* Bass Cat - Yar Craft 1503A Yar Craft* Bass Cat - Yar Craft 1503A Nitro Bass Pro Shops Cabelas Boating Center 2201 Sun Tracker Bass Pro Shops Cabelas Boating Center 2201 Tahoe Boats Bass Pro Shops Cabelas Boating Center 2201 Tracker Bass Pro Shops Cabelas Boating Center 2201 Alumacraft* Alumacraft Boats & Manitou ontoons 2001 Manitou Pontoon Boats* Alumacraft Boats & Manitou ontoons 2001 Nepallo Camping World 1603 Crestliner* Crestliner 1902 Crestliner* Rapid Marine 2102, 2202 Barletta Boats* Erickson Marine 1601 Crownline Erickson Marine 1601 Lund* Erickson Marine 1601 Pursuit* Erickson Marine 1601 Bass Cat* Hannay's Marine 1801 Crest* Hannay's Marine 1801 G-3 Boats* Hannay's Marine 1801 Stringray* Hannay's Marine 1801 SunCatcher* Hannay's Marine 1801 Yar-Craft* Hannay's Marine 1801 Lund* Lund Boats 2002 Bennington* Miller Marine 1901 SmokerCraft* Miller Marine 1602A StarCraft* Miller Marine 1702A Lund* Rapid Marine Group 2002, 2102 Crestliner* Rapid Marine Group 2002, 2102 Ranger Rapid Marine Group 2002, 2102 Alumacraft* River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1903 Bennington* River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1904 Black Fin* River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1905 Centurion Boats* River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1906 Chris-Craft* River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1907 Cobalt Boats* River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1908 Sea Doo* River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1909 Supreme Boats River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1910 Yamaha Jet Boats* River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1911 Yamaha WaveRunners* River Valley Power & Sport 1803, 1912 Skeeter* Skeeter Boats 1501, 1502 Bentley Pontoons St. Croix Marine and Power 1802 Caymas Boats St. Croix Marine and Power 1802 Nitro Boats St. Croix Marine and Power 1802 StarCraft* St. Croix Marine and Power 1802 Sun Tracker St. Croix Marine and Power 1802 Tahoe Boats St. Croix Marine and Power 1802 Tracker St. Croix Marine and Power 1802 Triton St. Croix Marine and Power 1802 * Indicates the brand is NMMA Certified® 13
103A St. Boni Motor Sports 203A St. Boni Motor Sports 102B Radco 301B 301A Breezy Point Resort 202A Truemen Welters 202B Wallenstein Equ 102A 302A 302B Ultimate Golf Carts 101 201 Leo’s South Camping World Hawg Trough 1503A Bass Cat Boats 1501 Skeeter Boats 1502 Skeeter Boats 1602B Marine Erickson Marine Ducks Unlimited Of Minnesota Room 102B/E Show Office/ Will Call 38 39 40 327 326 325 324 323 322 321 320 319 41 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 59 61 62 63 65 66 426 425 424 423 421 419 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 527 525 523 522 521 519 528 531 531 Marine General Supply 625 624 623 628 631 633 727 726 725 723 722 643 Lowrance Simrad 728 Thorne Bros 734 735 736 822 819 442 443 444 445 513 512 511 510 436 Paddle North 637 Canvasworks 637 Marine General 737 Canvasworks 837 Fractional Toys 937 Reed's FamilyOutdoor Outfitters 1137 Joe's Sporting Goods Ski Shop 642 643 644 645 713 712 711 710 742 743 744 745 813 812 811 810 842 MN DNR Border Agencies 1042 1043 1044 1045 1037 1038 1039 1040 1118 1117 1116 1115 1237 1238 1239 1240 1318 1317 1316 1315 1337 1338 1339 1340 1418 1417 1416 1415 1113 1112 1111 1110 1142 1143 1144 1145 1213 1212 1211 1210 1242 1243 1244 1245 1313 1312 1311 1310 1342 1343 1344 1345 1413 1412 1411 1410 446 445 444 450 451 452 453 509 508 507 505 504 502 503 546 547 548 550 551 552 553 608 609 607 604 602 603 605 647 646 648 650 651 652 653 709 708 707 704 703 702 701 746 747 750 751 752 753 754 808 809 807 804 803 802 801 846 847 848 851 852 853 854 909 908 906 904 903 902 901 946 947 949 951 952 953 954 1009 1008 1007 1005 1003 1002 1001 1146 1147 1149 1151 1152 1153 1209 1207 1206 1204 1203 1202 1154 1201 1246 1247 1248 1251 1252 1253 1309 1307 1308 1304 1303 1302 1046 1047 1048 1050 1051 1052 1053 1109 1107 1108 1105 1104 1103 1102 1254 1301 1347 1346 1348 1351 1352 1353 1408 1409 1407 1405 1403 1402 1334 1401 1228 1231 1328 Hi Tempo Ski & Sail 1331 1330 1332 1333 1334 Supreme Marine 1325 1324 1323 1322 1321 1319 1424 1422 831 832 833 834 835 836 924 923 922 921 920 919 931 Reed’s Family Outdoor Outfitters 1033 1028 Berkley 1028 St. Croix Rods 1128 Joe’s Sporting Goods Ski Shop 1134 Daiwa HALL C ENTRANCE HALL C HALL D HALL D ENTRANCE ENTRANCE LOBBY C LOBBY D ENTRANCE 1121 542 Overkil Metals 942 1503B Shield Boat Trailers
15 1603 Camping World Good Sam 1602B 1602A Miller Marine 1601 Erickson Marine Seminar Series Room 103 B/E 1703A FLOE Intl. 1703B Beach King 1702B Dock Rite 1702A Miller Marine 1701A Porta Dock 1701B DAKA Docks 1803 River Valley Power Sport & Marine 1802 St. Croix Marine & Power 1801 Hannay's Marine 1903 River Valley Power Sport & Marine 1902 Crestliner 1901 Miller Marine 2003 61 Marine 2002 Lund Boats 2001 Alumacraft Boats & Manitou Pontoons 2103 Fishing By Lund & Student Fishing Tournament Trail 2102 Rapid Marine 2101A Wave Armor 2101B Lund Dock & Lift 2203 Trout Pond Discover Boating Up North Lounge 2202 Rapid Marine 2201 Bass Pro Shops Cabela's Boating Center 97 95 94 93 67 68 69 71 72 73 74 75 77 78 80 81 82 83 85 HALL E HALL E ENTRANCE ENTRANCE LOBBY E CREATE A CRANK BAIT KEY RESTROOMS CONCESSION STANDS SHOW FEATURES BOATS & MARINE ACCESSORIES RV, CAMPING & MISC. OUTDOOR FISHING TACKLE OUTDOOR & HUNTING EQUIPMENT TRAVELING, TOURISM, HUNTING & FISHING TRIPS MISCELLANEOUS FIRST AID TICKETS
Details of all exhibitors featured at the show 13 Fishing & ONE3 1325 3A Outdoors 523 61 Marine & Sports 2003 A AAA Sportsshop 1701B Alaskan Wilderness Outfitting Company 1209 Alexander's on Rowan 1307 All Seasons Resort 908 Alumacraft Boats 2001 Amason's Obabikon 954 Anchor Dock & Lift 1701A, 1703A, 2101A Anderson's Grand Vu Lodge 1103 Apostle Islands Cruises & Pictured Rocks Cruises 1142 AquaTraction 1415 Arnesen's Rocky Point 702 Ash Ka Nam Resort & Lodge 1347 Ash Trail Lodge 1050 Aspen Creek Kennels 450 B Backwater Custom Tackle & Adventure 525 Barbie Doll Sport Fishing 1252 Bass Cat 1503A Bass Pro Shops/ BassTracker Marine 2201 Beach King 1703B Beachroller 1323 Bear Paw Landing 1003 Berkley 1028 Big North Lodge & Outposts 852 Bill Hansen Realty 602 Birch Haven Resort 1048 Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association 1312 Blocks Docks 1701A BMR Parts & Marine Inc. 1424 Boat Lift Helper 63 Boat World 1701A Booe 1330 Bosveld Jacobs Safaris 651 Brainerd Lakes Docks & Lifts 1703A Breezy Point Resort C/O MLIR (Resort Park Model Sales) 301A Bricks Boatworks 1701B Broadwater Lodge 701 BRP, Inc. 2001 C C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation 750 Cabela's Boating Center 2201 Campbell's Cabins 803 Camping World | Nepallo Pontoon Boats 1603 Cannon Downriggers 1231 Canoe Canada Outfitters 1153 Canvasworks 637, 737 Capra's Sporting Goods 56 Carlson Dock & Barge 1701A, 2101A Cass Lake Lodge 1246 Catch Your Moment 1107 Century Lodge 709 Circle R Ranch 949 Clark's Resorts & Outposts 1308 16
Clearly Outdoors 1322 Cliff Lake Resorts (Lost Bay Resort) 1206 Cobblestone Lodge 1102 Come By Chance Resort 1007 Connect-Ease 1319 Create a Crankbait 92 Crestliner 1902 Cutco Cutlery 326 D Daiwa Corporation 1134 DAKA Docks & Lifts 1701B Dan's Southside Marine 97, 2001 Deer Ridge Resort 1154 Diamond 7 Bar Guest Ranch 1104 Dock Rite 1702B Docks Unlimited 1703A Dr. Juice Fishing 524 Ducks Unlimited of Minnesota ROOM 102B Duluth Dock N Lifts 1703A E Eagle Falls Lodge 952 Edgewild Resort 1213 Eklof Dock & Pattern Company 2101A Embassy of Canada - Canada Border Service Agency 912 Eppinger Manufacturing Company 923 Erickson Marine 1601 Evergreen Lodge 848 Explore Alexandria 1004 F Fantastic Charters 1211 Farm Island Repair & Marine 1703A Fawn Gulch Outfitters 1402 Fish Lake Dock 1703B, 2101A Fishing 101 by Lund and Student Fishing Tournament Trail 2103 Fishing Hot Spots 822 Fletcher Lake Lodge 809 Floe Int'l. 1703A Fly North Outfitters 1002 Foster Bros. Marine 1501 Fractional Toys LLC 837 Freedom Boat Club 802 Fred's Shed 1602A Fully Promoted Minnesota 321 G Gamakatsu 832 Game Fair/ Armstrong Kennels 319 Garmin USA 819 Gatorbak LLC 1340 Ghost River Lodges 1346 Grand Rapids Marine 1701A Grassy Narrows Lodge 906 Great Grey Outfitters/Western Trophy Outfitters 752 H Halley's Camps, Inc 846 Hannay's Marine 1801 Harry Lake Lodge 851 Hassis Paintworks 1418 Hawg Trough 900 Aisle Hayward Lakes Visitors & Convention Bureau 647 Hi Tempo Ski & Sail 1328 Hillside Fabricating 45 Howey Bay Resort and Outposts 1046 Humminbird 1231 I Innovation X, LLC 445 J J Braid 1121 J&C Sales 1701A JB Lund Dock & Lift 2101B Joe's Sporting Goods-Ski Shop 1128, 1137 Johnson Outdoors 1231 Juice Baits 60 K KaBeeLo Lodge 1113 Kasba Lake Lodge, Ltd. 1345 Kashabowie Outposts Ltd. 1108 KMDA, Inc. - Wing-it Fishing Products 61 Knobby's Fly-In Camps Limited 1147 L La Canne's Marine 2001 Lac Seul's Scout Lake Resort 1149 Lake Despair Lodge 1152 Lake Help 1703A Lake Minnetonka Motorsports 1703A Lake Restore 1321 Lake Vermilion Houseboats 754 Lake Vermilion Resort & Tourism Association 1210 Lake Weeders Digest 2101A Lakeroad Lodge 1248 Lakes Inn at Dunvilla 504 Lakeshore Equipment Co. 1701A 17
LeafFilter North, LLC 452 Leech Lake Area 704 Legacy Steel Building 446 Leo's South 201 Lethal Lead Shotgun Sights 320 Life of Riley Resort 1401 Lift Bridge Charter Association 603 Lindy Legendary Fishing Tackle 835 Line Cutterz 519 Lins Hook 726 Little Canada Camp 947 Lodge of Whispering Pines 1144 Lowrance - Simrad 634 Lucky Bird Charter Service 46 Lund Boat Company 2002 M M&E Sales 507 Mahkwa Lodge 505 Mandatory Fun Outdoors 1350 Manitou Pontoons 2001 Mantrap Lodge 1242 Marine General Supply 533, 537 Maynard Lake Lodge 1302 Metro Gun Club 327 Midwest Outdoor Resorts 1344 Mies Outland 2001 Miller MarinePowerlodge 1602A, 1702A, 1901 Milltown Powersports 1701A Milton Lake Lodge 1354 Minn Kota Trolling Motors 1231 Minneapolis Motor Sports 103, 203 Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources 842 Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Get the Lead Out Lobby D Minnesota Resort Sales 1145 MN Dock and Lift 2101A MN FISH Sportfishing Foundation 547 Muskies Inc., Twin Cities Chapter 807 N Nebraska Game & Parks Commission 901 Nelson Marine 1902, 2002 Nicky Boy Charter Fishing Service LLC 703 Nisswa Marine 2101A Norsemen Outdoors 727 North Dakota Tourism 502 Northland Outpost Company 904 Northwest Flying 753 Norway Beach Resort 1251 Norwex-Carolyn Ryan Independent Consultant 421 O Oak Island Resort 1051 Oars-N-Mine 1703A Odyssey Battery 1407 Okuma Fishing Tackle 830 Old Oak Retrievers & Kennels 419 Ollies Services, Ince 2001 Olson Power & Equipment 2001 Onaway Lodge 903 One Last Cast 436 Orr Pelican Lake Resort Association 708 Osprey Global 425 Outdoor News 54 Outdoor Sportsman Group 552 Outfitter's Edge 424 Overkil Metals 542 P Paddle North 437 Park Place Storage Condominiums 605 Paul Brits Safaris 808 Pine Acres Resort and Campground 1109 Pine Beach Lodge 1310 Pipestone Point Resort 646 Plants and Things USA 2203 Playing Hooky 430 Porta-Dock 1701A Power Lodge 1701A Prince Bait and Marine 1701B Pro Tour Baits 527 Progressive Insurance 942 R Radco Truck Accessory Center 102B Rapala 1228 Rapid Marine Group 1902, 2002, 2102, 2202 Redfern 324 Reed's Family Outdoor Outfitters 931, 937, 1033 Reliable Batteries, Inc. 1324 Revive Sales 41 Ripalip/Ripalip University 736 18
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