Author Topic: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show  (Read 933 times)

Offline DaleL57

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St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« on: Nov 23, 2022, 05:25 PM »
Have the ice fishing itch and have free time.
Is the show worth the 4 hour drive from southern Wisconsin.
Remember reading about the show last year.
But I donít remember, good or bad reviews.
Suggestions?

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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #1 on: Nov 23, 2022, 08:57 PM »
Always fun to see the new stuff itís about 11 plus hours for us. We go every couple years.
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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #2 on: Nov 24, 2022, 07:23 AM »
4 hours from me and we go every year. I always got a few questions for some of the vendors there. This year itís the barrel plug adapter for amped battery that didnít come with my new lsv34 panoptix bundle. Itís cool to see new stuff and the ice fishing celebrities lol. We always go up night before and go to casino or gentlemanís club with my buddies.

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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #3 on: Nov 27, 2022, 06:47 AM »
It's a fun time, lot of stuff to see.  Some of the ice show specials are pretty good deals also.  I usually go to the Duluth ice show though, it's a lot closer to me.  Smaller, but still plenty to look at.

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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #4 on: Nov 27, 2022, 07:45 AM »
Also be prepared for a massive amount of people. Only thing I donít like. Itís shoulder to shoulder through a lot of it.

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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #5 on: Nov 27, 2022, 08:44 AM »
Also be prepared for a massive amount of people. Only thing I donít like. Itís shoulder to shoulder through a lot of most of it.

There; I fixed it for ya.  ;D
And bring lotsa green stuff; last time I was there a hot dog and coke set me back $9. Parking will run ya at least $10-15. Best thing to do is eat/drink at a place first and park in their lot; most give ya a parking voucher for the show. And do NOT take children. You'll never see 'em again.  ::)
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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #6 on: Nov 27, 2022, 03:48 PM »
Thanks for the info.
Deciding to go on Friday by myself.
Wife wanted to go on Saturday.
But, if I brought her. I might lose her.
(Wait, maybe not a bad idea)
She also would be telling me, you already have those.
Donít need that.
Thanks for all the help!

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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #7 on: Nov 27, 2022, 05:04 PM »
Thanks for the info.
Deciding to go on Friday by myself.
Wife wanted to go on Saturday.
But, if I brought her. I might lose her.
(Wait, maybe not a bad idea)
She also would be telling me, you already have those.
Donít need that.
Thanks for all the help!


Maybe you can get a new shack or auger for her.....that would be a decent trade!  :woot:  :roflmao:


Just kiddin'.  ;D
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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #8 on: Nov 27, 2022, 07:00 PM »
Thought Iíd be a nice husband and bring her out.
Didnít think sheíd like it.
Now sheís hooked.
Maybe you have room in your shack?

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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #9 on: Nov 27, 2022, 08:44 PM »
No wimmen allowed. The guys wouldn't like it.   ;D



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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #10 on: Nov 27, 2022, 10:00 PM »
My brother was smart. Traded his wife for a mule and shot the mule.   ::)
It seems to go from zero to hero all some have to do is lie.

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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #11 on: Nov 28, 2022, 12:04 PM »
No wimmen allowed. The guys wouldn't like it.   ;D




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Re: St. Paul Ice Fishing Show
« Reply #12 on: Nov 28, 2022, 03:10 PM »
Use to be you could show up and find some great show exclusive sales, but that's all but gone now for the most part. Sure you'll find your standard 10-20% off, but that's feasible most any day of the week now.

It has evolved from more of a vendor sale swap/shop to a convention type atmosphere.  It's actually kind of weird.  I absolutely hate the crowd and bumping into people yet it's sort of what makes it so unique.  Sort of a MN State Fair deal if you've ever been there.  In my opinion, they have outgrown that facility though.  I would love more elbow room and not having to be downtown.
 
Bottom line is that it will definitely cost you more to go to the show with gas and parking and admission and food instead of sitting at your mobile device and clicking "purchase" from your couch. 

By far the biggest draw for me is having most all the vendors (Giant, Large, Med and Small, New, and Old) all under one roof and comparing and asking questions face to face.  That is priceless in come cases.

 



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