(Otter Tail County, Minn.) November eight, 2017 — The Ladies Ice Angler Challenge shall be on the transfer in 2018—actually. The fourth 12 months of #womeonice will deal with shifting from lake-to-lake in Otter Tail Lakes Nation (Otter Tail County, Minnesota) highlighting the convenience of mobility and shifting from spot to identify. Otter Tail Lakes Nation Affiliation (OTLCA) and East Silent Lake Resort will host the media occasion together with Clam Outdoor. The distinctive county boasts greater than 1,000 lakes inside its borders. Communities embrace Perham, Fergus Falls and Pelican Rapids to call a number of. The most important lakes embrace Otter Tail, Useless Lake, Rush Lake, Huge Pine Lake and Pelican. The hunt shall be for generous-sized panfish together with sunfish, bluegills and crappies in addition to good eater-size walleyes. “The women won’t catch a private greatest walleye right here, however they’ve an opportunity at touchdown some trophy-sized panfish. This can be a panfish paradise,” stated Erik Osberg, Rural Rebound Initiative Coordinator for Otter Tail County.
A number of media/video companions will comply with the women on the ice for video manufacturing and exhibits together with Larry Smith Outdoor, GrassFed and Outdoor First Media. “We’ve seen our media protection develop, and we get pleasure from interacting inside the communities after we arrive onsite,” stated founding father of WI Ladies Fish and the Ladies Ice Angler Challenge Barb Carey. “Whereas it isn’t a completed deal but, we have now an enormous media accomplice finalizing their plans to comply with us as effectively. This initiative to showcase and empower ladies to ice fish has actually gained momentum.” A community-wide meet-and-greet is within the planning phases and can embrace useful tips about getting ready fish.
Along with Carey, the next girls will fish in #womenonice this 12 months: pro-staff anglers Shelly Holland, Bonnie Timm, Shantel Wittstruck and Rikki Pardun; out of doors photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson and out of doors author Kristine (Ok.J.) Houtman.
The objective of the Ladies Ice Angler Challenge is to encourage ladies to attempt ice fishing in addition to mentor those that already get pleasure from it and need to enhance their expertise. A further plus has been shifting the business ahead to indicate ladies ice anglers in company advertising efforts and social media. “We don’t underestimate the talent stage of ladies ice anglers,” Barb Carey stated. “Positive, we’re comfortable to introduce some new individuals, however there are various ladies who need to develop of their expertise and our highly effective group of gals will help them just do that.”
Award-winning out of doors photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson of Stonehouse Pictures is an enormous a part of the success of WIAP. “The colder it’s, the happier I’m,” Hudson stated about her pictures. “The sunshine is unimaginable when it’s actually chilly and I find it irresistible.” WIAP images may be present in retail shops, on product packaging, in company catalogs in addition to all through tourism and ice-fishing social media.
For your entire winter, all ladies anglers are inspired to submit their ice fishing images and share their tales with #womenonice and comply with theiceangler.com. “Our sponsors are completely behind the message ladies can and do get pleasure from this nice sport,” Carey concluded. The Ladies Ice Angler Challenge sponsors embrace Clam Outdoor, Out of doors First Media, Larry Smith Outdoor, The Nice Wild Radio Present, Fish On Youngsters Books, Stonehouse Pictures, WI Ladies Fish, East Silent Lake Resort of Dent, Minn. and Otter Tail Lakes Nation Affiliation.