Friends of Horn Dog Maps

Friends of Horn Dog Maps

We don't go through this journey called life alone. Along the way you meet people who shape who you are and how you act as a person and a business. This page is dedicated to recognizing those who have made a positive impact over the years.

Some of these people I have met, others I have never interacted with at all. But in one way or another they have helped shape who I am.

Associations and Groups

Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association

MNKFA

I am an avid fisherman and a kayaker. This group is one of the most welcoming, generous, and overall fun fishing group I've ever run into. The Facebook page is always drama free and the events are always a good time. If you love kayak fishing and are in Minnesota definitely check them out.

Women Angler's of Minnesota

WAM

Horn Dog Maps is a proud sponsor of WAM, one of the oldest women's fishing organizations around. They do incredible things to give women a safe and open space for fishing.

Ladies Midwest Meetup

Ladies Midwest Meetup

LMM started as a small get together and has expanded into several trips a year with a lot of female anglers, both on the ice and open water. It was started in 2019 by Alicia Thompson from Wisconsin. It is open to any woman who wants to get more involved with the outdoors. They put on several ice fishing trips and open water trips every year

Individuals

Natalie Dillon - Nattie Up North

Natalie Dillon

Natalie is an incredible personality in the fishing world. She started youtube in 2018 and since then has been on several international fishing trips, pro staff for several companies, Major League Fishing announcer, and more. But more important than all of that, she is an inspiration to everyone. Everyone needs to be subscribed to her YouTube and Instagram pages.

Youtube

Instagram

Nattie Up North Store

 

Ana Leschishin - Ana On Ice

Ana Leschishin

Ana is an on-screen personality for Outdoor Bound TV, blogger, and instagam superstar! It just shows that her true passion is fishing. She is also a big supporter of Women Angler's of Minnesota and helps to get women involved with the sport of angling.

Instagram

Facebook

 

Nicole Stone - Nicole Stone Outdoors

Nicole Stone

Nicole is also an on-screen personality for Outdoor Bound TV and can often be seen fishing with Ana. She also has her own blog and marketing company. The raw big-fish catching ability Nicole has is just jaw dropping. She is also a big supporter of Women Angler's of Minnesota and actively tries to help women get into the sport of fishing.

YouTube

Instagram

Facebook

Marketing

 

Alicia Thompson

Alicia Thompson

Alicia is the Founder of Ladies Midwest Meetup. She has put a lot of time and effort into turning the idea of getting women together to go fishing into something truly special. Every year more and more events are being put together and to hear the stories from some of the women who have been on these events is just incredible. 

Personal Instagram
LMM Instagram

 

Lodging/Resorts

Sand Point Lodge - Ontario Canada

Sand Point Lodge

My lodging list is short because we go to the same resort twice a year and have been doing so for the past 15 years. If you want to get on a lot of water and not be crowded go to Sand Point Lodge in Ontario Canada. It is just a short boat ride through Crane Lake in Minnesota, quick stop by Canadian customs, and then you're there. Anything you dream of is just a quick boat ride away. Walleye, Smallmouth, Largemouth, Pike, Lake Trout, Crappie, Sunfish, even the occasional Musky. All of it can be found here. Doug and Cindy Hall are the nicest and most accommodating hosts you will ever meet. 

Facebook

 

Fishing Guides

All of these guides have put me on fish and have been just a blast to be out on the boat with.

Steve Foss Guide Service - Lake Trout - Ely Minnesota

Twin Cities Musky - Musky - All over MN and WI

Haasch Guide Service - Coho, King, Steelhead, and Lake Trout - Algoma, WI

Greg Gustafson - White Sturgeon - The Dalles, Oregon

Stahl's Guide Service - Walleye and Salmon - Columbia River Oregon/Washington

  

Brands/Companies

Omnia Fishing

omnia

Omnia is relatively new to the fishing industry but they are taking it by storm. They are not only doing the online/brick and mortar tackle retail route but they are innovating along the way. They have a shop by lake feature where you can pick a lake, species, and time of year and it will recommend some baits to try. They are also huge supporters of the outdoors and I know they sponsor the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association, Women Angler's of Minnesota, and many other clubs. Most importantly and the real reason I have added them to this list. Their customer support is top notch unmatched by any other company I've ever dealt with. And what I have taken away from them is its the little things that matter. Every order with Omnia comes with a handwritten note. This stuck with me and every map I send out the door comes with a hand written thank you note.