Fishing To End Hunger tourney approaches
We are less than a month away from the second annual Walleyedan's Fishing To End Hunger walleye tournament on the Gull Lake Chain. The year has zoomed by a little too fast, but we are excited to see what this years' tournament has in store. Last ...
We are less than a month away from the second annual Walleyedan's Fishing To End Hunger walleye tournament on the Gull Lake Chain.
The year has zoomed by a little too fast, but we are excited to see what this years' tournament has in store. Last year the weather was ugly, this year we just don't know what we'll get for weather, either. But, we do know that the tournament field is filling in very nicely and we were given a permit for 120 boats.
This is a tournament that has a lot going for it! It's a tournament that is raising money for the Kids Against Hunger charity, it's at a time of year where the walleye bite is usually on, there are some pretty awesome prizes for both the heaviest bag of six walleyes and for the top fundraising teams for the charity. Mills Fleet Farm is donating a boat, motor and trailer package for one of the top fundraising teams and the top cash prize for the heaviest bag of fish is $10,000. Last year, Bob Steinhoff and Jay Leabo won the $10,000 with a bag of walleyes that weighed 18.23 pounds.
We are still looking for goodies for the buckets/bags for the participants, some silent auction items and some prayers for nice weather and hungry fish! All of the walleye's caught will be weighed and put back into the Gull Lake Chain immediately (after a quick photo or two).
And for those of you that don't like Walleyedan, this isn't about me. This is about the hungry people in the world and around our neck of the woods, too. The world is getting uglier by the day so do some good, set aside your differences and raise some money for the hungry! And, who knows, maybe you will land on top of two big walleyes (over 20 inches) and four other hungry walleyes (under 20 inches) and walk away with a thicker wallet and a good feeling that you helped many people.
The entry per team is $300 and the date is Oct. 4! Headquarters is Bar Harbor Supper Club. To sign up, go to www.fishingtoendhunger.com and check out the Facebook page, too.
Thank you to John and Sue Poston, the staff at Kids Against Hunger (Brainerd Lakes Area), all of you that have signed up or plan on it and the rest of you donors, volunteers and partners!
P.S. Twenty-five cents equals one meal. And right now the food that is being packaged at the facility in Nisswa is going to Haiti and Syrian refugee camps, the Philippines and half right here in central Minnesota! Yes, we do have hungry people right next door!