Women on Winnebago (W.O.W) is coming to Fond du Lac, Wi on Feb. 8-10, 2013. The event focuses on Sturgeon Spearing and ice fishing and promoting the Fond du Lac area. W.O.W caters to approximately 11 local and nationally recognized women writers and outdoors women from five different states.
Fond du Lac Area Tourism and Visitors Bureau is the backbone behind the event, which will bring Lake Winnebago and the Fond du Lac area into the spotlight. The mornings will consist of sturgeon spearing while afternoons will revolve around ice fishing, ice kite boarding and other events in the area. There is much more to the sturgeon spearing other than the actual hunt. Participants will experience many traditions.
The cast includes an impressive list of participants: Marianne Pfister Huskey (2012 Angler of the year for AIM), Kristine Houltman (Fish on Kids author), April Lewandowsi (Pink Fishing), Carrie Zylka (Wisconsinoutdoorfun and the Wild World of CarrieZ), Dena Witt Woerner (Fishhound.com) and others. Nearly all of the participants are first time sturgeon spearers, but have long established resumes in the outdoor world.
Major sponsors include Frabill, Wendt’s on the Lake, Pro Motorsports, The Retlaw Hotel, and Wolf Pack Adventures. Other local spearers and fishing experts will provide assistance to the group including John McArdle (Fond du Lac Outdoors), and myself (myfishingpartner.com) . Media scheduled include The Chicago Tribune, Midwest Outdoors, Outdoor Junkies TV, and others.
For more information related to the event, go to http://wow.wwocz.net/ to follow the events. Hopefully one of the ladies will have the opportunity to drag their speared sturgeon throughout
the local bars in the evening.