Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What Is New with LOA in 2014

What is Happening in the World Of Leisure Outdoor Adventures

Leisure Outdoor Adventures has had a busy few months here in 2014 with many new and exciting opportunities as we venture into the upcoming spring and summer seasons.  Whether it is the expansion of the guide service into new frontiers or the take off of our new online webisode called On the Road with LOA.  Big things are happening in the world of Leisure Outdoor Adventures and we want to make sure all of our fans, supporters, and promotional partners get a sneak peak at what is in store for 2014.  Lets take a look:

1. Partnership with Reeds Family Outfitters - We are super excited and very fortunate to be working with premier outfitters in the Midwest!  We will have the opportunity to utilize our strengths as a company and look to add to the legacy that is Reeds. With both businesses based out of Walker, Minnesota the partnership is proving to be a exceptional combo.  Reeds is the leader in outdoor retail industry. Throughout the coming months look for more about this and be sure to stop into either Reeds locations in Walker or Onamia to check out their awesome deals and experience their world class customer service.  Click Here to check out their website.  

2.  Other New Partnerships with KenKatch Tackle Company and Excel Outdoors.  One of the things we take pride in at Leisure Outdoor Adventures is partnering with companies whose product and overall company platform is one we believe in.  In recent weeks, we have announced our new partnerships with both of these companies and we can’t be more excited about it.  Stay tuned through the upcoming weeks for product highlights, videos, and information about both of these companies and their product lines.  Be sure to check out their websites and “LIKE” them on Facebook.  
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3. Expansion into the Grand Rapids Market - New this spring the Leisure Outdoor Adventures Guide Service has recently expanded its services into the Grand Rapids, Minnesota market.  With this expansion we have added a new full time fishing guide to our guide team in Aaron Murphy.  To read more about Aaron Click Here.  Murph, as we call him, will be leading the charge in this fantastic fishing area.  To go along with that, co-owner of Bigtooth Tackle Josh Kragthorpe will also be lending a hand by offering fully guided musky trips.  If you are looking to book a trip or bring a corporate event to the area check out Sugar Lake Lodge.

Aaron Murphy
Josh Kraghtorpe
  4. Other Expansions - Further increasing the LOA Guide Service presence in Central Minnesota will be Mike Raetz and Kirby Budrow.  Mike will be focusing his efforts on the Hackensack Area on lakes such as Ten Mile, Woman, and many more.  He is an avid crappie and bass fisherman and loves to pursue them in all seasons during both the hard water season and soft water seasons.  Kirby will be a musky guide focusing his efforts on lakes such as Shamineau, Alexander, Mille Lacs, the Mississippi River, and others.  If you are looking for some other types of fishing adventures, these are definitely something to consider!  We are excited to have both Mike and Kirby working with us this year.
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Kirby Budrow

5. On the Road with LOA - New this winter we launched our new online webisode called On the Road with LOA.  Whether it is destinations or the search for big fish, you are not going to want to miss watching these episodes. This intense, entertaining, and real life show not only provides incredible fish catches and adventures, but a glimpse into who we are as fishing guides and a company.  Under the leadership of Jeff Andersen, Toby Kvalevog, and the LOA writing team we see big things happening with On the Road with LOA.  Check out our latest episode which was up on Lake of the Woods filming giant monster pike through the ice.  

6. Jason Freed Takes Over as President of the Leisure Outdoor Adventures Guide Service - This winter Jason Freed took over the role of President of the LOA Guide Service.  Included in Jason’s role will be working to expand the guide service, bookings, as well as the overall management and marketing of Leisure Outdoor Adventures and all included entities.  We are excited about what Jason brings to the table and feel he is going to help take the LOA  to the next level within the fishing industry.  To go along with those duties, Jason will continue to work to explore additional promotional opportunities, as well as facilitating corporate events and large scale tournaments such as the Ice Castle Classic and the fishing portion of the  International Eel Pout Festival.

7. Fish House Rentals - New this winter was our fleet of fish houses that can be found on Leech Lake.  Even though Mother Nature threw us some miserable conditions at times, we still managed to have a successful season with the houses and renters.  We learned a lot about the ice rental business and are looking forward to taking that knowledge and making next winter even better.  Winter seems like a long ways off, but if you are looking for something fun to do when you come up to Walker, Minnesota next winter be sure to check out our fish houses.  Here is a video link to learn more about them.  

8. Lund Boats and Mercury Motors - Once again the LOA Guide team will be fishing out of the best boats in the fishing industry in Lund Boats equipped with Mercury Motors.  We have found that regardless of the model, both Lund and Mercury are guide tested and approved! They help us get from point A to B whether with clients or fishing tournaments. This season Toby will be running another 208GL Pro V with a 300HP Verado, Steve Olson will have the new 208 GL Tyee which is a really sharp looking boat, Jiggy and Chuck will be running their favorite boat in the 2010 Pro Guide equipped with the 200HP Verado, and Freed will be running a new 1975 Pro V with a 225 HP Verado. 

These are just a few things that we wanted to share.  2014 is shaping up to be a HUGE year for LOA and we couldn’t do it without the support of our clients, fans, friends, family, and partners.  Everyone has played a vital role from our humble beginnings, to where we are and where we want to go.  We sincerely thank you and can’t wait to spend time with everyone this spring, summer, and fall.  

Until then SET THE HOOK a few times and MAKE SOME MEMORIES!
The Leisure Outdoor Adventures Team

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