Muskie addicts can get their fix at George's Muskie Expo, which runs Friday through Sunday at Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University in St. Paul. The show has 50,000 square feet and 140 booths focusing on muskies and muskie fishing, including electronics, trolling motors, rods, reels, nets and lures. Resorts from Minnesota and Canada also will be on hand, as well as some of the top muskie guides in the business.
Seminar speakers include Larry Dahlberg, Luke Ronnestrand, Gregg Thomas and Bob Mehsikomer. Kids 12 and under get in free, and they can make their own bucktails, jigs, spoons, crankbaits and leaders to take home free.
The show is named after its founder, George Wahl of Golden Valley, who died of cancer in 2008.
Hours: 2-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $10, or $17 for three-day pass. Parking is free.