I always look forward to taking my turn at hosting The Winter Walleye Connection at Ballard's Resort on beautiful Lake of the Woods. For the trip in 2018 I am REALLY looking forward to it because the folks at Ballard's have made it even better. We have added an extra day to the trip. I know it was sometimes hard to come in after the 2nd day of fishing and have to hop on the bus and make the long trip home.

Here’s the new itinerary: Leave in the morning on Monday, Feb. 5, on a deluxe motorcoach from Windstar lines, and get to the resort and enjoy a wonderful dinner. Get up on Tuesday to a great breakfast, then bombardier transportation to your fish house by your expert guide, where you'll fish all day and have lunch on the lake. Dinner will be back at the resort. Wednesday is another full day of fishing and with great meals from the resort. Then on Thursday, we'll have one final breakfast and then make the trip home with lunch on the bus, getting back late afternoon. How cool is that!

The cost is only $530 per person. That’s only 70.00 more than last year for another night’s lodging and two more meals!

Again, the dates are Monday, Feb. 5, to Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Limited spaces are available, so make your reservations NOW. Call Ballard’s at (800) PRO-CORK (776-2675).

How cool is that!

The cost is only $530 per person. That's only 70.00 more than last year for another night's lodging and two more meals!

Again, the dates are Monday, Feb. 5, to Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Limited spaces are available, so make your reservations NOW. Call Ballard's at (800) PRO-CORK (776-2675).

Here are some photos to entice you even more.