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JBMasterAngler

Ice Fishing Show

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Does anyone know when the ice fishing show will be this year? Last year I was already out and about on the ice by the time it came around, so I'm hoping it's a week or 2 sooner this year.

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DOn't quote me but I think it's the weekend or 2 after thanksgiving.

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I believe it starts Dec 4th.

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Except for last year I could swear it used to be in november. Geez, first weekend of december I'll already be up north somewhere looking for that infamous 15" crappie crazy

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yeah, not sure why they do that. I wish it was in November also. Despite chasin' roosters, I would still find the time to go!!!!

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It is almost always the first full weekend in December. Held in the Metro area, targeting metro money, and metro first ice.

Out staters are almost always fishing by the time it comes around.

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i wish they would move it up like one month early then i might go and sepnd some money ......like haveing the boat show when there is still ice on the lakes !!!!

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It usually falls on the weekend I make my first trip up north to hit the ice so I haven't been able to make it.

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I agree. It seems like they would want to get people as they are stocking up on stuff before the season, not as it starts. Either way I'll be going and probably buying a couple of rods. I got really sick of using my spring bobber rod outside and dealing with it freezing up all of the time, so I thought I'd check out one of the Jason Mitchell Meatsitcks.

I'm really looking forward to the ice!

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To be honest, October would be even better than November. There are years when we are on ice in November. October the weather out is halfway decent, gives you a chance to go out and play with some of the gear you can get

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I would say late October, early November would be ideal. That's when I start getting the itch!!!

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First weekend in December. Has been for as long as I know... not saying always.. but easily the last 5 yrs..

Seems like they are pretty set with that.

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I don't think october would work so great, too many people out hunting. Late november would be perfect. Oh well, I'll just have wait and see if I can make it this year.

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I think its fine when it is now. I work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day from the middle of Sept. to Thanksgiving. I never get there if they move it up. There are alot of people that are hunting that time of year, are they going want take time out of hunting to go to the show.

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Whenever it is I will be there, hopefully with some exra cash in hand..

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They have to wait until after duck and deer seasons. I love going to the show but if I had to chose between the show and time in the blind or on stand the show would lose.

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They have to wait until after duck and deer seasons. I love going to the show but if I had to chose between the show and time in the blind or on stand the show would lose.

But- when they have it now, between the ice show and being on the ice- the show would lose

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But- when they have it now, between the ice show and being on the ice- the show would lose

One weekend out of a season that runs until march or later, not a terrible loss. Besides I would hazzard a guess that most of the state doesnt have safe ice the first week of December

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FROM THEIR HSOforum:

St. Paul Ice Fishing Show Link

SHOW INFO

December 4 - 6, 2009

St. Paul RiverCentre

St. Paul, MN

Show Hours

Friday: 1pm – 9pm

Saturday: 10am – 7pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Ticket Prices

Adults: $8

Children 6-12: $4

Children 5 & Under: Free

I also wish that it was moved up to sometime in November.

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I dont think you'll ever see it in November. First, you have several hundred thousand members of your target market out deer hunting and I cant see many of them giving that up to go to a show. Second you would also have to compete with thanksgiving, and all the travel associated with that. By having it early in December, most have turned an eye to Christmas and shopping for gifts. Most of the lakes are not yet fozen enough to allow safe fishing, and for all intents and purposes most of the hunting is completed for the year except for a few die hards and a couple of late season hunts.

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