ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gander Mountain is helping the community prepare for ice fishing season with a full day of pro-staff led seminars, an ice rod and reel trade-in event supporting 'Fishing for Life,' gift with purchase for the first 500 who spend $25 and an opportunity to register for a chance to win $10,000 in prizes in the 'Wausau First Ice Expo Sweepstakes.' The 5th Annual First Ice Expo will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 starting at 8 a.m. at the Gander Mountain store in Wausau and is free and open to the public.
"The Gander Mountain First Ice Expo provides winter anglers a great opportunity to receive free expert advice from some of the most renowned and respected names in the industry and get a look at the best gear available, all in time to help make a real difference for the 2016-2017 ice fishing season," said Gander Mountain's Wausau Store Manager Tom Keenan. "We have seen incredible growth in the popularity of this free, one-day event over the last four years; it has become one of the region's largest pre-season ice fishing events and a favorite for ice fishing fans."
Gander Mountain will host four free and informative professional seminars, including:
- Bill Young, Clam Pro-Staffer, will be talking Fine Tuning Your Ice Plastics at 9AM
- Brian Brosdahl, Frabill Pro-Staffer, will teach Straightline Targeting and Catching Large Panfish through the Ice at 10AM
- Ryan Wieland, Eskimo/ION/Catch Cover Pro-Staffer, will be talking Processing Panfish: Season Long Success at 11AM
- Paul Delaney, Ice Force Pro-Staffer, will be discussing Jigging and Snap Jigging Techniques for Walleye at 12PM
A full schedule of events and appearances is available at: http://www.gandermountain.com/store-locator/events/Rothschild-WI-126-34283
The First Ice Expo will feature hundreds of Saturday only in-store specials and an ice rod & reel trade-in event supporting 'Fishing for Life' that enables anglers to save up to $15 on any new rod or reel when they trade-in an eligible ice rod or reel. Drawings for $10,000 in enter-to-win prizes will be held throughout the day. Prizes include an Ion Electric Auger, Vexilar Underwater Camera, Eskimo Pop-Up Ice Shelter, Frabill Portable Ice Shelter and much more. The first 500 customers to make a $25 fishing purchase at the Wausau store will receive a free First Ice Expo long-sleeve t-shirt, while supplies last.
Gander Mountain's Wausau store is located at 1560 County Road XX in Rothschild and doors open at 8AM on Saturday. For more details customers can visit: www.gandermtn.com/FirstIce/
About Gander Mountain Company
Gander Mountain Company headquartered in St. Paul, MN, is the nation's largest and fastest-growing retail network of specialty outdoor stores for hunting, fishing, camping, shooting and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, Gander Mountain has offered the best selection of outdoor gear featuring national, regional and specialty brands at competitive prices. Focused on a "We Live Outdoors®" culture, Gander Mountain dedicates itself to creating outdoor memories. Gander Mountain has launched a national campaign encouraging responsible firearms ownership – take the Responsibility Pledge at ResponsibilityPledge.com and use the hashtag #responsibilitypledge in social media to raise awareness. Gander Mountain has more than 160 conveniently-located stores in 27 states. For the nearest store location call 800-282-5993 or visit www.GanderMountain.com Gander Mountain is also the parent company of Overton's (www.overtons.com), a leading catalog and Internet based retailer of products for boating and other water sports enthusiasts.
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