women anglers

of minnesota

All Upcoming WAM Events

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



    • 10/01/2022
    • 10/31/2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • All bodies of water and fisheries
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    Fall 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 October 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 November 4th. Let's have some fun and clean up our beautiful fisheries! 


    • 10/14/2022
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 12135 Brockton Ln N, Osseo, MN 55369
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    Who is excited for ice fishing?

    Our platinum sponsor, Clam Outdoors, is hosting a private event for us at their headquarters on October 14th from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  You can also bring guests with you to check out all that Clam has to offer! The first 25 WAM members to register will receive a fun Clam prize.  However, you must attend the event to claim your prize (guests are not eligible for the prize). 

    Clam Headquarters Location: 12135 Brockton Ln N, Osseo, MN 55369


    You will have a chance to check out Clam tackle, rods, and try on Ice Float Parka and Bibs.  The showroom has both Blackfish AND Clam gear, so make sure to try gear on while it's available! At 3:30 PM, Clam Ice team manager Matt Johnson will highlight some of their products. Clam products are expected to go on sale online in early October.  If you place an order prior to the event, you may be able to pick it up at that time. CLAM products sell out fast, so this will give you the opportunity to get a head start. Although October 14th is an in-person event, you will still need to place your orders online to use your WAM discount.


    For those who are interested, we will head to Maynard's Restaurant after the event (21415 136th Ave N, Rogers, MN 55374).


    • 10/29/2022
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sundance Entertainment Center, Maple Grove
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    Women Anglers of Minnesota's SPOOKTACULAR Fundraiser!

    Saturday, October 29th | 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Sundance Entertainment Center, Maple Grove

    Please join Women Anglers of Minnesota for fun games, raffles, a gear swap, and an auction at our 2022 Spooktacular Fundraiser! All WAM Members, family and friends are welcome! We also will be hosting a TACO BAR and celebrating the best Halloween costumes as well. 


    REGISTRATION

    Members who preregister by October 17, 2022 and are present will qualify for a members-only grand prize drawing for a 3-night stay at Geiger's Trails End Resort in Deer River, MN. *Many thanks to WAM member Erin Charlton for the generous donation.

    • Adult Taco Bar: $15.00
    • Kids Taco Bar (10 and under): $5.00 
    • Attending Only/No Dinner: $0


    FISHING SWAP

    We are holding a FREE fishing-related swap during this fun event as well. Please feel free to bring any fishing-related items to swap or donate to your fellow WAM members.


    MEMBER AWARDS

    We will be recognizing the winners of our Member Awards including Member of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Company of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations are accepted through September 15 by clicking here.


    WAM SLAM POINT EARNERS

    We will be recognizing the WAM Slam point earners and distributing the last of the point prizes.  In addition, collages will be created for the members achieving 20 points! 


    VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS

    If you are interested in volunteering and helping out with this event, we are looking for volunteers to help with games, registration, set-up, and clean-up. If you are interested in any of these volunteer roles, please sign up at registration and you will receive a FREE Taco Bar for your help. Volunteer positions for a free Taco Bar are limited, so sign up quickly and join in the fun! In addition, if you know of a business that would like to donate a prize to the fundraiser, please contact social@womenanglersmn.com with the details. 


    Thank You - Halloween Greeting. Free Thank You eCards, Greeting Cards | 123 Greetings


    • 11/10/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Thorne Bros, 10091 Central Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434
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    2022 WAM Why Knot Class!


    Date: November 10, 2022

    Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Location: Thorne Brothers - 10091 Central Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434

    Instructors: WAM Members Corie Berrigan & Kay Hawley

    Class Description: A class on knots and rigging! Learn knots to set up fishing rigs, tie hooks, flies, lures, and 'knot' lose your hooks! 

    Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/29O6K3fiJ

    Schedule:

    5:30 PM - Social  & Shop
    6:00 PM - Class starts, Introductions and discuss importance of Knots & when to apply them. Most of these knots will be applied in the rigging section.
    6:15 PM - Hands on tying knots
    7:15 PM - Rigging & Instruction ‘How to’
    8:15 PM - Closing questions & clean up
    8:30PM - End

    Learn fishing knots and rigging techniques to successfully set up your terminal rigs, lures, hooks, or flies. Learn how to tie knots efficiently making it easier and tie a clinch with a speed method! Also covered is adding a mono or fluoro leader to your braid. This class will be hands-on, so tie along while being social with our WAM Club Members. We'll also discuss the importance of examining your leader making sure it’s free of nicks and importance of retying after multiple catches & snags. 


    What You Need to Bring:

    Some materials will be provided (mono & some large hooks to learn knots), but please bring a scissors or nippers/clippers to cut tag ends of leader material & braid. Each participant will receive a manual covering knots, details on how to set up, and rigging and terminal needed for the class. If you’d like to create your own rigs, please bring your preferred terminal tackle: hooks, swivels, snaps, spinners, beads, jigs, & weights. 


    Recommended App: 'Animated Knots by Grog' 


    Knots Covered:

    A. Clinch & Improved
    B. Snell
    C. Palomar
    D. Non-slip Loop
    E. Alberto & Improved
    F. Albright
    G. Surgeons


    Rigging Covered:

    1. River Dropper Rig 2. 3-Way Swivel Dropper
    3. Drop Shot (sinker or jig setups)
    4. Texas Rig
    5. Spinner Rig
    6. Lindy Rig
    7. Bank Fishing Slider Rig

Past Events

08/25/2022 2022 Fishing Tactics Class
06/04/2022 44th Annual WAM Fishing Tournament
06/03/2022 WAM Meet and Greet at the Open Water Tournament 2022
05/13/2022 Spring 2022 Show Us Your Keepers Conservation Clean-Up
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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