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Come out on Monday nights to Celebrate Fishing!

Presentations are by local guides and anglers willing to share information on equipment, how-to techniques and answer your questions. Each night starts with a light meal, followed by a presentation and a door prize giveaway. Door prizes include Ice House rental on Lake Bemidji, Fly Fishing kits with rod and reel, and more. RSVP appreciated to HSC  - 218-444-4472.

  • Monday, Dec. 3 – Sturgeon Fishing with Henry Drewes and

                                 Alaska Salmon Fishing with Mike Hruza

  • Monday, Dec. 10 – Fly Fishing & Fly Tying for Bass and Bluegills, Trout Unlimited Members
  • Monday, Dec. 17 – Family Fishing Fun, Dick Beardsley, Area Fishing Guide
  • Monday, Jan. 7 – Fishing “Green”, Matthew Breuer, North Country Guide Service






Ice Fishing Follies!

Saturday, December 15th from 2-4 pm

Bring the kids, bring your friends, join local fishing organizations to celebrate ice fishing!

  • Learn tips and tricks, take the Fish ID Challenge, and explore the We Are Water MN exhibit.
  • Casting activities for kids, fish printing, macroinvertebrates, and mechanical fishing as well as door prizes from 2-4 pm.
  • Representatives from Trout Unlimited, Take a Kid Fishing and other organizations will be      on hand.
  • One lucky winner will win a half-day guided ice fishing trip with area fishing guide            Dick Beardsley.
  • A live feed of two ice fishing newbies, Annie Butler Ricks and Gary Rozman, will be broadcast to the HSC.
  • Filleting demonstrations will occur at 3, 3:30, and 4 pm.


Free to HSC members, special pricing during the event of $5/person or $15/family.






Fish Tales

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 from 2-5 pm at HSC

Got a fish story?  Here’s your chance to share your tale and win some cash.  Contestants will compete for prizes in three age groups.  All participants will walk away with a small fishing gift for participating.  Contestants have 3 minutes to tell their tale.  Audience judging with door prizes available to win for the audience.  Limited entries. SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED AHEAD OF TIME. To sign up call 218-444-4472 (HSC) before Jan. 5th and reserve your slot.

Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.