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Hard Water Expo

Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo

November 17-19, 2017

Presented by Clam Outdoors

Join us in November at the National Sports Center.

The Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo is coming back to the National Sports Center! Check out the latest gear for 2018 and get unbelievable deals - direct from the manufacturers.

Stick around for great pro seminars, learn tips and tricks and catch more fish this winter. All the biggest Clam Ice Fishing Pros will be on site during the show. Bring the whole family - fun for kids and adults. You won't want to miss this!

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We've got a winner!

Thank you to all of our participants in the FREE rod and tickets contest for the Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo.

Jeff Johnson of Northfield, MN is our lucky winner! An email has been sent to the address provided.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

Expo Hours

  • Fri, Nov. 17: 2–8 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 18: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 19: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

2017 Admission Prices

  • Adult: $10
  • Youth (12-17 years): $7
  • 11 and under: free

Join us on Facebook

Stay up-to-date on the latest info about the expo on our Facebook Page - Hard Water Expo - Click here to visit.

2016 Seminars

All seminars will be located in the NSC Welcome Center. Seminar schedule subject to change, check back often or Like Us on Facebook





Friday 3:00 pm Dave Genz Tungsten: More Than Just a Lead Substitute
  4:00 pm Pro Panel Q&A Session with Ice Team Pros
  6:00 pm Scott Seibert Mobile Presentations On-Ice
Saturday 11:00 am Mike Rodger/Pat Rodger Patterning Panfish
  12:00 pm Jeff Andersen Tip-Up Versatility 
  1:00 pm Jason Durham Crappies, Top to Bottom
  2:00 pm Pro Panel Q&A Session with Ice Team Pros
  4:00 pm Shelly Holland Confident Fishing Starts with Confidence In Your Gear
Sunday 11:00 am Dave Genz Tungsten: More Than Just a Lead Substitute
  12 Noon Pro Panel Q&A Session with Ice Team Pros

2016 Vendors

We've got some great vendors coming to the show this year. This list will be updated as new vendors register.

Clam Outdoors
American Surplus
Beckers Resorts
Bemidji State University
BK Outdoors, llc
Chapsbuck Outdoors
Core Ice
Digger Anchor Co.
Feldmann Eng & Mfg Co, Inc.
Fish Trough Inc.
Fisherbeck llc.
Frigid Digits
Enovative Technologies
Geigers Trails End Resort
House of Lumens
Ice Rigs llc
JMS Outdoor Products
Joe's Sports Goods
JT Outdoor Products
Kruger Farms
LeafFilter North of Minnesota, Inc.
Lodge Fish House
MN Darkhouse & Angling Assn.

Northland Auto Center, Inc.
Night Shift Ent.
Otter Outdoors
Outdoor News
Outdoors Weekly
Pioneer Press
Power Equipment Company
Quick Clamp Outdoors
Rapala Ice Force
Roth RV
Scooters Originals - Vented Bandit Masks
Shorewood RV Center
Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters
Stakes Is High Fishing and Custom Rod LLC
Sunset Lodge
Thorne Brothers
Tie Boss
Ultimate Outdoors llc
Venom Outdoors
Jeff Jigs & Flies
Walleye Retreat Resort
Wings Financial

Want to become a vendor?

Interested in becoming a vendor at the 2017 Hard Water Expo?
Space is limited. Contact our Sales Manager Mike Brodzinski.
Email:  Phone: 763.286.2647

Click here to be taken to the Vendor Information page.
Click here to be taken to the Vendor Application page.

Already a vendor and have a question? Contact our Registrar Danielle Seraphine. Email:


2016 highlights

  • Huge collection of shelters and wheelhouses
  • Seminars and appearance from Ice Team Pros, such as Dave Genz, Jason Durham, Jeff "Jiggy" Andersen and more!
  • Kids trout fishing pond presented by Trout Air Tavern
  • The latest gear for 2017, including augers, tackle, rods, reels, sleds, trailers, finders and electronics
  • Environmental education
  • Guides and resort destinations
  • Product demonstrations
  • Free parking