Just want to let all the beginning fisher people know about a program put on by the MN Dept. of Natural Resources (commonly referred to as "DNR"). It is every Friday afternoon at Interstate Park, which is 45 miles north of the Twin Cities. In fact, you don't have to be a beginner to learn something and the equipment is available to check out for free.
You can do this on your own, or I may want to go with you! If anyone is interested in attending one of these Friday afternoons, please let me know via e-mail.
I Can Fish!- Fishing Fridays
Date: 05/31/2010 to 09/06/2010
Time: 1 PM to 3 PM
Location: Interstate State Park
Description: Memorial Day - Labor Day Fridays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Rods, reels, and bait provided, join the Naturalists for a fun afternoon of fishing the St. Croix River. Explore the basics of fishing, fish ID, and tips and tricks into catching the big one. Meet at the Boat Landing. Rods and reels available for free checkout any day during office hours.
Directions: The park is approximately 45 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul on U.S. Highway 8.
We have had a lot of fun in Year-Round that past few years with our fishing events, and the past couple of years adding additional outings in the great outdoors. Boating, Cruising, Shore Fishing, Ice Fishing, Picnics, Fish-Fry's and socializing. Our Meetups are always about helping one an other as we go. On any given outing, I will have extra bait & tackle for those who may need to borrow them. I have mentored women and youth in outdoors programs, helped and taught many others to fish, as well as simply assisted in "refreshing" the out-of-practice fisher people. Other group members are always willing to teach baiting methods, knot tying techniques, drifting, casting, trolling and more. It's all about just getting out there and doing it, yakking and sharing tips and tricks, learning as we go.
Anyone is welcome, whether you have fished/camped or anything outdoors all your life or you want to learn - this is the group for you!
The TCFishing Fanatics & Outdoor Enthusiasts is a meetup group for meeting fellow anglers, as well as other outdoors enthusiasts, learning more about the great sport of fishing, exploring some local lakes and rivers as a group, and other events such as clinics and outings at sports shops and nature centers, Snowshoeing, hiking, birding, gardening. nature, photography, boating, cabins, and more ....
Rules? Sure, why not ...
Show up to the events you sign up for (update your RSVP's according to event page specifics)
This is not a "networking" group, and if you use my group to do so, I will expect you are offering FREE businessservices and paying for my Meetup subscription!!
Play nice in the sandbox and have a good time!
As with all Meetup groups, TC Fishing Fanatics & Outdoor Enthusiasts membership is for Adults (18+). Unless noted otherwise where we may have a family shore fishing event or picnic,public events, fairs and festivals that allow children, our events are for adults. This meetup group is NOT about dating, or intended to be single/married, or couple "only" activities. It is a Meetup group for getting outdoors, fishing, camping, cabins, fun and social events, basically getting off our butts to enjoy what this great state has to offer with other like-minded adults!