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Hard Water Expo

Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo

November 16-18, 2018

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 2019 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!


Expo highlights

  • Huge collection of shelters and wheelhouses
  • Seminars and appearance from Ice Team Pros
  • Kids trout fishing pond
  • Check out the industries' latest gear including augers, tackle, rods, reels, sleds, trailers, finders and electronics
  • Environmental education
  • Guides and resort destinations
  • Product demonstrations
  • Free parking

Current Weather

2018 Expo Hours

  • Fri, Nov. 16: 2–8 p.m.
  • Sat, Nov. 17: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Sun, Nov. 18: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

2018 Admission Prices

  • Adult: $10
  • Youth (12-17 years): $7
  • 11 and under: free
  • Discounts available on Sunday, November 18
    • Military and Veteran (with ID): $5
    •  65+ Seniors (with ID): $5

2017 Seminar schedule

2018 seminar schedule and appearances will be available closer to the show. Please check back or watch our Facebook page for details.

3 pm - Pat Rodger - Bite detection
4 pm - Shawn Lankki/Adam Griffith - Tournament mindset on-ice
5 pm - Pro Panel - Q&A with Ice Team pros
6 pm - Chris Granrud - Ice fishing masters course

11 am - Jeff Andersen - Go-to tactics for everything BIG
Noon - Jason Durham - Panfish simplicity
1 pm - Dave Genz - Ice Fishing Q&A; Bring a question, win a prize
2 pm - Mark Stevens - Family ice fishing
3 pm - Pro Panel - Q&A with Ice Team pros
4 pm - Garett Svir - Catching giant bluegills

11 am - Mike Rodger - Putting it together: Modern product overview
Noon - Pro Panel - Q&A with Ice Team pros

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.

2017 Vendors

Here are the great vendors that came to the show in 2017!

Clam Outdoors
A Plus Oils
American Surplus
Ardisam Inc.
Artistic Vision Fish Taxidermy
Beberg Outdoors LLC
Beckers Resorts
BK Outdoors, LLC
Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle
Boys Scouts of America
Catch Cover Firehouse
Core Ice
Duck Water Boats
Elliot Fishing Rods
Ennovative Technologies
Feldmann Eng. & Mfg. Co. Inc
Fish Trough Inc.
Fisherbeck llc.
Geigers Trails End Resort
GO Athletics
Grandpa Jimmy's Ice Hole Trap
House of Lumens
JMS Outdoor Products
Joe's Sporting Goods
Johnson's Walleye Retreat

JT Outdoor Products
LeafFilter North of Minnesota, Inc.
Maynards Tackle
Midwest Extreme Outdoors
MN Darkhouse & Angling Assn.
Northern Lights Rattle Reels
Northland Auto Center
Otter Outdoors
Outdoor News
Outdoors Weekly
Outfitter Fans
Quick Clam Outdoors Hemmerlin Enterprises LLC
Rapala Ice Force
Roth RV
Smooth Rattle Reels
Sportsmans Redneck Juice LLC
Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters
Tactical Fishing LLC
Thorne Brothers
Ultimate Outdoors
Up North Sports
Venom Outdoors

Want to become a vendor?

Interested in becoming a vendor at the 2018 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: