Cabela’s® Announces Free Walleye Focused Weekend Celebration

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 Mar 18th, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Mar 18th, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Owatonna, MN. (March 16, 2013) – Every year about 1.4 million Minnesota anglers hit the water to target the Minnesota’s most sought after fish; the elusive walleye.  Each year in Minnesota there is roughly 3.5 million walleyes totaling 4 million pounds keep by anglers (MN DNR).  Join Cabela’s in Owatonna, MN for a free weekend of hands-on, outdoor educational activities for all ages aimed at the many Minnesota walleye anglers.

This year Cabela’s has teamed up with The All Star Walleye School to bring a once in a life time look into the world of walleye fishing as Walleye Fishing Pros Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, Eric Olson, Bill Shimota, and Paul Meleen join forces to bring you the All Star Walleye Panel emceed by fishing legend Chip Leer!  This event will be like nothing anglers have ever seen before and will to leave them with a higher level of fishing knowledge and skill that only panels like this can provide.

In addition, industry celebrities such as Babe, Kris, and Karlee Winkelman, Mark Fisher, Jason Mitchell, Chip Leer, Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, Bill Shimota, Eric Olson, Paul Meleen and Bob Jensen will be on-site holding seminars, signing autographs and sharing their knowledge in the Fishing Department. Further, several expert manufacturers’ representatives will also be in-store.

The National Professional Anglers Association will be on-site with their fishing pros to put on a youth fishing clinic.  The kids fishing clinic is open to youth of all ages and skill levels.  Prizes will be awarded to participants and all will be sure to have a great time and take away many great tips for the upcoming season.

Owatonna Cabela’s Power Sports Department will be hosting the 2nd Annual Boat Show which will feature many new and used models of boats to choose from to fit the needs of today’s walleye fisherman.

Free seminars include:

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Walleye Secrets with Brian “Bro” Brosdahl
10:00 am

Rapala Pro Eric Olson on Advanced Crankbait Fishing for Walleyes
11:00 am

Rapala Pro and Fishing Legend Mark Fisher on Cold Water Baits for Bass
12:00 pm

Good Fishing In Minnesota with Cabela’s Ambassador Babe Winkelman
1:00 pm

Fishing the Mississippi River for Walleyes with Walleye Pro Bill Shimota
2:00 pm

All Star Walleye School Pro Panel emceed by Chip Leer
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Kids Fishing Clinic Presented by National Professional Anglers Association
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Meet and Greet with Babe, Kris, and Karlee Winkelman
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Cabela’s 2nd Annual Boat Show
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Lowrance Electronics with Walleye Pro Kirt Hedquist
11:00 am

Springtime Walleyes Close to Home with Cabela’s Pro and Fishing the Midwest TV Host Bob Jensen
12:00 pm

Opening Day Walleye Tactics with Fishing Legend Jason Mitchell
1:00 pm

Humminbird Electronics with Jake Bartz
2:00 pm

Cabela’s 2nd  Annual Boat Show
10am – 4pm

For more information about Owatonna Cabela’s Walleye Classic and The All Star Walleye School Pro Panel visit www.cabelas.com/owatonna

Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’sâ has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitterâ. Through Cabela’s growing number of retail stores, its well-established direct business, and its recent expansion into Canada, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CAB”.

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