Lake of the Woods Take a Kid Fishing Event

Spend some quality time with a little one and take them fishing!

Join us for this year’s event on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

The 2023 Lake of the Woods Take a Kid Fishing event will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Sportsman’s Lodge on beautiful Lake of the Woods! This will mark the 25th year that the Lake of the Woods Chapter has hosted this event.

We hope to entertain 120 kids between 9 – 14 years of age. This program has been designed to teach kids the joy of fishing – a lifelong activity! The event is planned to start at 10:00 am. We ask the kids arrive no earlier than 9:00 am. After all of the kids are registered, they will be introduced to their guide. Each young fisherman or fisherwoman will receive a bag of goodies, which includes a drink, snack, take a kids fishing t-shirt, and a variety of prizes. We also would like you to send a sack lunch with your child. All boats will return to shore by 4 p.m. to Sportsman’s Lodge so all attendees can enjoy a delicious cookout. This will also include a wrap-up program and the awarding of the prizes. At the end of the days’ event you may pick up your child at Sportsman’s Lodge by 4:30 pm. We are asking that parents and guardians who attend the cookout pay a $3.00 donation.

The Lake of the Woods Take a Kid Fishing Chapter is excited to offer once again the opportunity for 14 year old participants to win a Minnesota Lifetime Fishing license. The licenses are funded by several generous businesses and individuals, and will be awarded as part of a 150-200 word essay contest titled: “What a lifetime fishing license would mean to me”. Please encourage your 14 year old child to submit an essay with their Take a Kid Fishing registration. All essays must be received by June 2. Winners will be announced on the day of the event and must be present to win. Winners are encouraged to volunteer at future Take a Kid Fishing events.

Click here to apply online. Applications must be submitted by June 9.  Submit your application early by June 2 to be entered into our early bird drawing to win a kayak! The event is limited to the first 120 kids. You will be informed of your child’s acceptance by June 15th and will be provided with additional details at that time.  We are happy to continue this fine tradition here in Lake of the Woods and look forward to seeing you soon! We hope you will encourage your child to participate in this event.

Guides, sponsors, and supporters join us at the VFW in Baudette, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. for food, beverages & prizes! This is a chance to get lined up with your first mate and get direction for the Take a Kid Fishing event on June 21.

Click here to submit your registration form.

Be a guide or a supporter and help hook a kid on fishing! Click Here.

Questions, Concerns or Interested in Donating?

Contact: Lisa Beckstrand 132 School Forest Rd. Baudette, MN 56623
(218) 634-2735 ext 1101 or (218) 634-1500

Supporter of the Year – Without our supporters, Take a Kid Fishing would not be possible. In addition to the committee members, supporters also serve roles such as guides, first mates, food prep and cooking, button making, set-up, and clean-up. The recipient of the award demonstrates efforts that go above and beyond the call of duty. They have also been part of the Take a Kid Fishing event for at least 10 years. Each supporter of the year receives an embroidered jacket from the committee.

2021 – Rodger Haugtvedt, Kellie Nordolf & Nick Abel

2020 – no event

2019 – Betty Mouw, Ann Bishop, Stevel Carlson, Barry Bailey & Beef (Bryan)Sathre

Rick Rone, Oly Olson, Vyron Hoftizer, Don Smith, Sue Smith and Whitey Wertanen-2018, Rocky Thompson, Bob Peterson, Diana Hennum, Brady Abbey, Sherry Abbey & Barb Larson 2017, Sue Baron 2016, Roy Abraham 2015 Buck Nordlof 2014, Ralph Christofferson 2013, Darren Olson 2012, Reed McFarlane 2011 – Brent Birkland 2010 – Lisa Beckstrand 2009 – Tim Lyon 2008 – Mike Larson 2007 – Dennis Topp 2006 – Arvid Jaranson 2005 – LuAnn Hennum 2004 – Roger Dorow 2003 – Mel Mollberg 2002 – Art Anderson 2001.

Thank you to all our sponsors and helpers!

Adrian’s Resort, Alice’s Family Restaurant, American Legion, Ann Bishop, Arneson’s Rocky Point Resort, Auto Value, Ballard’s Resort, Barry Bailey, Baudette Dental, Baudette Muni, Baudette Rotary, Bob and Jackii Haupt, Borderview Lodge, Border State Bank, Brainard Recreation Supply, Bugsy’s on Bostic Resort, Butch’s Bait, Cenex, CenturyLink, Coca-Cola, Custom Auto Body, Cyrus Resort, Dave & Cyndi McDougall, Dean’s/Land O Lakes, Dodd’s Lumber, Earthgrains, Elkhorn Outfitter’s Rainy River Resort, Evergreen John Deere Implement, Fischer’s True Value, Food Service of America, Froherich & Mollberg Construction, Grand Theater, Henry’s Foods, Hometown Hardware Hank, Holiday, Howard’s Cenex, K-Salon, KQ92 Radio, Ken Mar Ke Resort, Kornell Auto,Lakeroad Lodge, Lake of the Woods Foods, Lake of the Woods Coalition and Prevention, Lake of the Woods County, Lake of the Woods Drifters, Lake of the Woods Marine, Lake of the Woods Regional Health, Laurie Hasbargen- Cut & Curl, Log Cabin Bait, Long Point Resort, Marvin Home Center, McDonald’s, Minnesota DNR, Moose Club, McKinnon Company, Morris Point Lakeview Lodge, Napa Auto Parts, North Border Realty, North Country Realty, Northlake Cafe, North Star Electric, Northwind Barber Shop, Old Dutch Company, Outdoors Again, Pat’s Parlor, Pirkl Lumber, Noble Drug, Noble’s Radio Shack, Riverbend Resort, Riverwood Bank, Ronning’s Border Bargains, Rosalies Restaurant, Scheels, Ships Wheel Resort, Silver Creek Embroidery, Slim’s Resort, Streiff Sporting Goods, Sunnyhill Distribution, Tom’s Tackle, US Foodservice, Vaaler INS, VFW Post 723, Wabanica Inc, Walleye, Walleye Inn, Wells Fargo, Wheelers Point Resort, Whitetails Unlimited-Baudette, Wigwam Resort, Wiktel Telephone Company, Wood-n-Things, Woody’s, World Duty Free, Zippel Bay Resort. 

The Take a Kid Fishing committee is grateful for its donors. Without these generous donations, the Take a Kid Fishing event would not be what it is today. The committee has received these monetary awards a well. We would like to give special recognition to these individuals! The Bob Faulk Memorial presented in 2012.  The Skip Bishop Memorial was presented in 2008. The Leonard and Alice Larson Memorial’s were presented in 2009. Lyle Otto Memorial and Jean Larson Memorial in 2016. The Vyron Hoftiezer Memorial in 2020.

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