ABOUT EVENT

Welcome to the Minnesota Fishing Challenge

Minnesota Fishing Challenge Host Al Lindner knows catching fish during a tournament is important. He also knows that those who participate in the annual Minnesota Fishing Challenge are fishing because they are saving lives. “This is a fun event because contestants catch fish on Gull Lake at the best time while raising funds for people who are facing alcohol and drug addictions,” Lindner said, “I strongly believe we can make a difference by raising funds for Mn Adult & Teen Challenge. I know it positively impacts boys, girls, men, women, and their families.”

The Minnesota Fishing Challenge will take place on Gull Lake near Brainerd, MN on Saturday, June 1. Teams fish for the species they love (or whatever bites). Divisions are bass, walleye, pike, panfish, and the mixed bag division. Team may only enter fish in one division, declared at weigh-in. All ages and skill levels welcome!

 

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE

Pre-Event & Rules Meeting

FRIDAY, MAY 31

WHERE:

Heritage Assembly of God
13242 Berrywood Dr.
Baxter, MN 56425

EVENT DETAILS:

3:30pm-6:00pm
Registration
Fund Collection

4:00pm-6:30pm
Buffet Dinner
Anglers – Free
Guests – $5

7:00pm-8:15pm
Required Rules Meeting
Fundraising Prizes

Fishing Tournament on Gull Lake

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

WHERE:

Cragun’s Resort – Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Dr.
Brainerd, MN 56401

EVENT DETAILS:

7:00am-3:00pm
Launch from any boat ramp on Gull Lake
Begin Fishing at 7:00am
Scales Open at 1:00pm
Return Deadline 3:00pm

 11:00am-4:00pm
Special Chick-Fil-A food tent (open to the public)

4:00pm-5:00pm
Division Prizes
Raffle Drawing
MnTC Choir Performance

 

DONOR HONOR ROLL

 

A special thank you to each angler who received donations toward the 2023 Donor Honor Roll. These donors supported the 2022 Fishing Challenge at different giving levels and are being acknowledged here for their donation.*

CHAMPION LEVEL ($2,500+)

Minnesota Truck Headquarters
Joseph / Sarah Davis
John Heuer
Cannon River Tree Care
Julie & Kirk Cousins Foundation
Nisswa Lions Club
Richard Hebert
ROX Barbershop
Eagan Lions Club Gambling
G Nagel
Premier Pontoons
Kim Berger
Jeff Matt
Gary Ellis
St Pauls Lutheran Church

HOPE LEVEL ($1,000 – $2,499)

Ali Feldman
Brett Letourneau
Elphege Mrozek
Fraternal Order of Eagles – Brainerd
In His Service Ministries
Isanti County Sportsmens Club
Denise Gaalswyk
R Darryl Meyer
Nick Grbich
Lowell Borgen
Chris Fryer
Keith Carlson
Skip King
David Wagner
American Legion Post No. 46
Dave Nordmeier
Frandsen Bank
Jamison Seiffert
Morrell Transfer
Sappi North America
Sawyer Timber Co
Sharon Ellis

 

FREEDOM LEVEL ($750 – $999)

Trinity Lutheran Church
Jeff Boyd
Kevin  Hugoson

PEACE LEVEL ($500 – $749)

Linda Gold
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Gordy & Dawn Seiffert
Peter McKinney
Ann Laursen
David OSBORNE
Guy Dittel
Jane Nyren
Matt & Lynn Daiker
P.J, & Jessica Fanberg
Rick Krantz
Shirley Godejohn
Stacie Boyer
Bob Evelsizer
Daniel Janssen
David Wagner
David Wagner
Deb & Gary Stueven
Dr. John Lund
Heartland Tire
Jarnot Custom Cabinets
Jerry McFarland
Kieth Worthley
Kyle LeMieur
Lincoln Scandia Valley Lions Club
Luke Schmidt
Michael Cummins
Mn Country Craftsmen
Nancy Femrite
Oswell Auto Body
Rene Sawyer
Robert Bostrom
Sarah Burns
Susan Estvold
Sycamore

* Includes donations received prior to May 23, 2023.
Names included here represent a complete list, to the best of our ability. No donor was intentionally omitted. We apologize for any errors on this list.