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La Crosse-area residents can enjoy the thrills of the Major League Fishing championship and take a ride on a boat powered by Mercury Marine

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La Crosse-area residents can enjoy the thrills of the Major League Fishing championship and take a ride on a boat powered by Mercury Marine


Mercury Marine plans to make a big splash at this weekend's REDCREST fishing tournament, the season-ending championship competition of the Major League Fishing® (MLF) Bass Pro Tour. Mercury's attractions will include not only an exhibit at the MLF Midway Expo that will run concurrently with the tournament, but also demo boat rides for those who want to experience the exhilaration of riding in a top end bass boat powered by a high-performance Mercury outboard engine. The Expo is open to the public and free.

Activities at the MLF Midway

Meet some of your favorite Mercury Marine Pros! Each day, Mercury will also provide opportunities to chat with and obtain autographs from the Mercury Pro Team, including Mike McLelland, Keith Poche, Kevin VanDam, Brent Chapman and many more. Click here for a PDF schedule of appearances by Mercury-sponsored pro anglers in the Mercury Marine exhibit at the MLF REDCREST Midway Expo. Watch the Mercury Pro Team interview NOW! 

  • Casting contests and giveaways with Daiwa and Favorite Fishing
  • Visitors to the Mercury Marine exhibit can also sign up for demo boat rides taking place at the Veteran's Freedom Boat Ramp, 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Available boats, all propelled by Mercury's state‑of‑the‑art ProXS four‑stroke engines, will include the Nitro Z20, the Z21 and the new ZV20, as well as the Triton 21 TRX and the new 20 TRX. 
  • Enter for your chance to win gift cards from Bass Pro Shops
  • Food trucks and more!
  • The Mercury Marine exhibit will feature Mercury's New Product Tour Truck, displaying the company's new lineup of four‑stroke ProXS outboard engines. Mercury will also offer interactive displays demonstrating the latest technologies that make boating easier and more fun, including Vessel View Mobile, Active Trim and Joystick Piloting.

Mercury Marine Expo | MLF Midway at REDCREST – August 23-25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Location: Onalaska Omni Center (255 Riders Club Rd, Onalaska, WI 54650)

Dates: Friday – Sunday, August 23-25

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT

Mercury Marine Boat Demos

Veterans Freedom Park Ramp

Clinton Street

La Crosse, WI

Directions to the Onalaska Omni Center

From I-90 Westbound: Take the Sand Lake Rd/County Rd S exit from US-53 N; Travel North on US-53 toward Onalaska; Turn right onto Riders Club Rd.



Looking for an easy stop on the road to REDCREST? Try MLF Hotel Partner, Econo Lodge.

Econo Lodge
1906 Rose Street
La Crosse, WI, 54603, US
Phone: (608) 781-0200

Postgame Show Presented by Berkley 

Join us at the Bass Pro Tour set for the Postgame Show. Bring the family and cheer on your favorite anglers!

Location: Onalaska Omni Center 

Dates: Thursday, August 22, Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August, 25

Start time: Approximately 4 p.m. CDT

admission is free. 

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