women anglers

of minnesota

All Upcoming WAM Events

    • 03/25/2022
    • 12:01 AM
    • 10/31/2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • All waters
    Register

    WAM's multi-species challenge is back and better than ever!

    This challenge is designed to celebrate large catches all open-water season, and encourage members to fish for new species. Whether you're setting personal goals for yourself or trying to compete as a top contender, this challenge has something for everyone!


    When: March 25 - October 31

    Where: All waters

    Who: All members! If you aren't a WAM member, JOIN HERE!

    Cost: $29.00

    Registration: Register at FishDonkey and join the fun!

    Facebook Event: Join the fun HERE!


    NEW THIS YEAR: We've added several species, lowered some of the point levels, better prizes, and monthly drawings for EVERYONE registered!

    • 5 points -  WAM Slam decal and bandana
    • 10 points - WAM tumbler including a WAM Slam decal
    • 20 points - WAM Slam custom apparel which will be determined at the end of the tournament


    CASH PRIZES have been increased!

    • 1st Place -  $500
    • 2nd Place - $450
    • 3rd Place -  $400
    • 4th Place -  $350
    • 5th Place -  $300


    Each of the top performers receives a collage with their catches of the year! PLUS, we'll have monthly prize drawings for everyone that's entered a fish AND you will receive a custom sticker with the point levels to attach to your bump board.  


    So what are you waiting for?  Get registered today at FishDonkey under WAM Slam Challenge.


    Questions?

    If you have any questions, please reach out to the Competition Director - Erika Blegen - by reaching out on the Facebook event, via Facebook Messenger, or email at tournament@womenanglersmn.com.



    • 05/13/2022
    • 2:00 AM
    • 05/31/2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • All bodies of water and fisheries
    Register

    Spring is here and so is fishing opener! However, the best way to ensure a vibrant fishing season and good fishing luck are to ensure that our fisheries stay healthy, so do yourself and future generations a favor and take a peek at your boat launch and shoreline as you throw a line in the water this Spring fishing season. In an effort to keep our beautiful fisheries clean, we are encouraging our members to get out to their local lakes, streams, and rivers to clean up trash that others have left behind. We will be awarding three $25 WAM logostore gift cards to three lucky participants! Winners will be selected based on a random drawing, and the more you participate, the more entries you get into the drawing!

    You must be in the photo to qualify and photos must be posted or submitted by May 31 at 7:00 PM. Please enter your photos by using any of the following methods:

    1. Post photo to Show Us Your Keepers event page

    2. Post photo using the hashtag #WAMSHOWUSYOURKEEPERS2022

    3. Text photo to 701-261-2894

    4. Email photo to marketing@womenanglersmn.com

    Winners will be announced and notified by June 4th. Let's have some fun and clean up our beautiful fisheries! 


    • 06/03/2022
    • 06/04/2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, MN
    Register

    We will be opening up our Open Water Tournament Dinner and Fundraising event to WAM members and family/friends.  You can buy tickets for 3 additional people to the event.  
    You do not need to fish or participate in the tournament to come enjoy the fun and meet the WAMily!!!

    Ticket cost covers admission to the event with dinner.  You can come Friday, Saturday, and/or both nights!  
    Our open water tournament fundraising event will have raffles, silent auctions, games,(really fun) vendors, a member meeting on Friday (will be live streamed), and a meal both nights.  There will be a cash bar available both nights.
    These tickets can be purchased for yourself and any family/friends you might want to bring with you to the event.   This event is a great way to meet fellow WAM members.  You are welcome to stay for the rules meeting Friday night and see what the tournament is all about.
    Tickets can be purchased for both Friday and Saturday night separately.
    Friday night is the BIG fundraising night.  LOTS of raffles, silent auction items, 50/50, and SUPER fun games!
    We cannot WAIT for you to meet the WAMily!!!!
    • 06/04/2022
    • 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, MN
    • 72
    Register


     Arrowwood Resort, Alexandria, MN

    When:  Tournament Saturday June 4th, 2022

    Thursday night BBQ, Friday Rules Meeting 

    Cost: $128/person


    Join us for our 44th Annual Open Water Tournament taking place on the Alexandria, MN chain of lakes on June 4th!  Our headquarters will be Arrowwood Resort on Lake Darling! 

    We welcome all skill levels to this event as there is truly something for everyone! We guarantee you will leave with new fishing knowledge, new friendships, and memories that will last!

    Indoor activities including fundraising, games, and FUN are Friday and Saturday. 

     This years event is going to be our biggest fundraising event to date!

    ***Guests are welcome and encouraged at the dinner on Friday and Saturday!  You may purchase dinner tickets with this registration!***

    If you have questions or would like to participate, please contact the tournament coordinators: Liz Colsen at vp@womenanglersmn.com or Erika Blegen tournament@womenanglersmn.com

    Basic Schedule of Events
    Registered participants will receive more detailed information via email and in the tournament handbook.  

    Thursday June 2nd: Social & BBQ; 5:00pm at Arrowwood Resort, location TBD (Do not have to attend)

    Friday June 3rd: Rules Meeting and Dinner at Arrowood Resort Conference Center; 4:00pm - social hour, raffles, and WAM gear for sale; 5:30pm - dinner buffet;  6:00pm - membership meeting; 6:30pm - tournament rules meeting (at least one person from your boat must attend)

    Saturday June 4th: Tournament Day from 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM; Check-in and boat inspections begins at 5:30 AM at Arrowwood Resort on Lake Darling; Dinner and awards banquet to follow at 5:00pm Arrowwood Lodge Resort Conference Center. Fish measurements will be done using the Fish Donkey Application this year as a catch, photo, video, release tournament.  This supports WAM's mission of fish conservation! 


    Rules Document: Official Rules of Women Anglers of Minnesota 44th Annual Tournament-Final.docx

    Lodging:

    Arrowwood Lodge:  Rooms $145/night without waterpark passes, $185/night with waterpark passes

    Booking Code: Women Anglers of Minnesota 

    Arrowwood Resort Contact 866-386-5263

    Several Hotels in Alexandria with rooms ranging from $70-150/night.

    Go to this website to look at all of the fun things the Alexandria Area has to offer!

    Explore Alexandria MN - A Minnesota Vacation Hot Spot | Explore Alex Tourism

    OFFICIAL WAM WAIVERS AND RELEASE FOR THE 44th OPEN WATER TOURNAMENT

    By registering for this event your are agreeing to the following:

    TOURNAMENT RISK AND LIABILITY

    I understand that participating in a fishing tournament is a potentially hazardous activity.  I should not enter unless I am medically able.  I assume any and all risks associated with this fishing tournament, foreseen or unforeseen, known or unknown.  Knowing these facts and in consideration of the acceptance of my application and application fee by Women Anglers of Minnesota (WAM), I hereby, for myself, my executors, administrators or anyone else who might claim on my behalf, agree not to sue and waive, release and discharge WAM, other competitors, hosts, sponsors, volunteers, and tournament officials, including their agents, employees, or assigns from all claims or liability of death, personal injury, or property damage of any kind arising out of or in the course of my participation in this event.  I am at least 16 years of age.  I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the tournament rules.

    COVID-19 RISK

    By registering for this event, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Women Anglers of Minnesota or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

    MEDIA RELEASE

    I grant WAM the right to use photographs, video, and information concerning my participation in this tournament for any internal WAM or third-party media.



     

Past Events

05/05/2022 WAM Member Social & Meeting at Boom Island Brewing
04/30/2022 7th Annual Border Battle
04/21/2022 2022 WAM Fishing Guide Extravaganza Virtual Auction
04/10/2022 WAM Members Meeting
10/02/2021 WAM Island Member Meeting & Fundraiser
07/02/2021 2021 Jiggin' with Kids Virtual Tournament
05/22/2021 2021 Kid's Gone Fish'n Virtual Derby
04/22/2021 2021 Fishing Guide Extravaganza Virtual Fundraiser
04/20/2021 2021 WAM Earth Day Clean-Up
03/26/2021 2021 WAM Slam Challenge
03/06/2021 2021 Show Us Your Keepers Ice Clean-Up Event
02/27/2021 Women Anglers of Minnesota 2021 Virtual Ice Fishing Tournament
02/22/2021 2021 WAM Ice Fishing Tournament Silent Auction
08/01/2020 Jiggin' with Kids Virtual Tournament
06/04/2020 43rd Annual WAM Fishing Tournament Weekend
06/01/2020 2020 WAM June Virtual Tournament
06/01/2020 Fishing Guide Extravaganza
03/20/2020 Evening With the Pros Bus Trip
02/07/2020 2nd Annual Milwaukee Trout Ice Fishing Trip
09/28/2019 13th Annual Get out and Grow Fall Festival
09/21/2019 WAM's 2019 Fundraiser Carnival
08/25/2019 Youth Outdoor Activity Day
08/03/2019 WAMILY DAY
07/27/2019 Mille Lacs Summer Launch
07/20/2019 Learn to Fish - National Wildlife Refuge
07/13/2019 Mentor Marissa Gillham
06/15/2019 WAM Volunteer Opportunities @ Buffalo Days
06/15/2019 Chaska Area Fishing With Friends: Volunteers Needed
06/10/2019 Moms and Minnows on Lake Mille Lacs
06/01/2019 42nd Annual WAM Fishing Tournament Weekend
05/27/2019 Member Jersey Design Contest
04/13/2019 Kids Katch: Hook, Line, and Sinker
04/12/2019 Women's Catfish & Carp Classic
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