Catch fish for a good cause

MADISON LAKE — The annual Minnesota Fishing Event for Life , which raises money for those facing alcohol and drug addiction, will be May 27 on Madison Lake east of Mankato.

Some of the money raised will be for the Mn Adult and Teen Challenge facility in Rochester, said Director Tom Davis. Because of that, the event is trying to get more anglers from the southeast, he said.

"I strongly believe we can make a difference by raising funds for MN Adult and Teen Challenge and Young Life," he said. "I know it positively impacts boys, girls, men, women and their families."

Teams may enter one or as many divisions as they wish, all with the $100 team entry fee. The divisions are Minn-Kota bass, Scheels walleyes, Lloyd Lumber pike, Al's Specialty panfish and Alumacraft mixed-bag. There is also a Lindsay Window & Door Ugly Fish division. Bag limits are low (three each for bass, walleye and panfish and one pike) so all teams of all skill levels are in contention for this fun event.

A Michigan Charter fishing trip with Jim Devenport of Pirate Charters will be given away for the Early Bird prize for teams entered by April 24.


The top three teams in each division win trophy/plaques for their division plus prizes. And all teams have a chance at additional prizes and guide trips from top professional and local guides like Alumacraft Pro Jimmy Bell, Humminbird/Minn-Kota Pro Tom Davis, Backwater Tackle Pro Glenn Vinton, local Muskie guide Travis Roberts and local Walleye guide Chris Roemhildt.

Details are posted at Facebook: Minnesota Fishing Event for Life , along with rules, photos, videos and an entry blank. Teams of all ages and skills levels are urged to join this great event. For more information, call Tom Davis at 507-317-3071.

Fly fishing: See the movie

A reminder that Hiawatha Trout Unlimited is hosting a showing of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival for its spring fundraiser Saturday at 125 Live, 125 Elton Hills Dr. NW.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The film will begin at 6:30 and be done by 9 p.m. There will also be raffles and door prizes.

Film details are at

Tickets, which are $15, can be purchased at

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