2016 Minnesota Bound Winter Walleye Connection

We've teamed up with Ice Force and Ballards Resort to bring you the 2016 Minnesota Bound Winter Walleye Connection - a first class ice fishing experience at Ballards Resort on Minnesota's, Lake of the Woods.


Total Package Includes:

  • Round trip motorcoach transportation
  • Three nights lodging
  • Two days guided walleye ice fishing
  • Nine meals
  • Angling equipment
  • Fish processing
  • Sales & lodging tax

Trip Details:

Sunday, February 21   --  depart from Minneapolis at 11am,  pack your own snack and beverage for the ride up,  arrive to Ballard’s Resort 5:00 p.m.,  check-in,  5:30 p.m. complimentary welcome reception in the lounge,  evening dinner served 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. in the dining room, lodging first night.

Monday, February 22 --  breakfast,  ice fishing,  lunch provided on the lake,  evening dinner at the resort,  lodging second night.

Tuesday, February 23 --  breakfast,  ice fishing,  lunch provided on the lake,  evening dinner at the resort,  lodging third night.

Wednesday, February 24--  breakfast,  depart Ballard’s at 8:00 a.m.,  mid-day lunch served on the return coach,  arrive back to Minneapolis at 2:00 p.m.

Discounted Walleye Connection Rate:

$545 per person
*Advance deposit $200 per person.  Balance due on arrival.
**To receive this special rate, register your group by December 30th.

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Lodging in cabins -- Each unit is complete with living room, two single beds per bedroom, bathroom, TV, towels, bedding, & daily maid service.  Based on lodging preference and availability, there are one, two, and three bedroom cabins at hand for reservations.

Ice fishing -- Angling in spacious, well heated, winter fish houses, outfitted with two holes per person ( 2 to 6 person houses available ).  Ice fishing poles, bait, tackle, and fish processing are provided.  Guided transit to and from winter angling houses is included via heated ( snow track vehicle ) Bombardiers.  It is approximately a nine hour day from Bombardier departure time to return.

American Plan meals -- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided daily.

Beverages -- Pack a small cooler for your own snack and beverage on the ride up.  We will use the cooler to transport your fish on the way home.  Other than at breakfast, you are responsible for your own beverage during lunch & dinner.  Do not bring personal beverages from your cabin into the lodge, bar, or dining room.  The full service bar offers a complete list of beers, liquors, and non-alcoholic beverages.  The gift shop also offers the sale of similar items along with various snacks and souvenirs.

MN fishing license required -- You can purchase a MN angling license at Ballard’s Resort.

Gratuities -- Tips for the crew (guides, wait-staff, housekeeping) are not included in the package price…

Luxury motorcoach -- Professional transportation is provided by WindStar Lines.  www.gowindstar.com.  Your vacation begins the second you climb aboard.  This (57) passenger deluxe model includes DVD / VCR monitors, restroom facilities, & comfortable seating.  Socialize with friends, bring along a movie, read a book, relax, & share the adventures of group travel.

Parking/meeting location TBD.