Outdoor Notes for Sept. 21
Dave Csanda Inducted into National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Dave Csanda, staff member at Lindner Media Productions and Lindner's Angling Edge and Fishing Edge TV, has been inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, headqua...
Dave Csanda Inducted into National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
Dave Csanda, staff member at Lindner Media Productions and Lindner's Angling Edge and Fishing Edge TV, has been inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, headquartered in Hayward, Wis.
Csanda joins an exclusive group of angling experts, communicators, industry giants and fisheries personnel who have each made significant career contributions to the sport of angling.
Csanda grew up in Chicago and learned to fish during family trips to his grandparents' lake home in southeastern Wisconsin. Upon graduating from the University of Illinois in 1974, he moved to Milwaukee, where he became active in local fishing clubs like Walleyes Unlimited USA, the Okauchee Fishing Club and the Lake Geneva Fishing Club. During this time, he began testing the waters as an aspiring outdoor writer and seminar speaker.
In 1977, Dave moved to Brainerd, where spent his first 28 years in the fishing industry as an editor of In-Fisherman publications and co-host of In-Fisherman Television. While closely associated with Walleye In-Sider magazine and the annual Walleye Guide, he also contributed countless articles to In-Fisherman magazine and co-authored numerous multi-species books including the five-part Critical Concepts Walleye Series.
In 1982, Dave was the first person to film a TV show detailing the use of online planer boards for walleyes, and to detail the tactic in a national fishing magazine (1983). From the early 1990s into the early 2000s, he helped provide extensive TV commentary and magazine coverage of Professional Walleye Trail tournaments across the U. S.
In 2005, Dave joined Lindner Media Productions in Baxter to help create Lindner's Angling Edge and Fishing Edge educational DVDs, television commercials and promotional videos for the outdoor industry. In 2012, he was inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame. In 2015, he will be inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, where he holds several catch-and-release fly-fishing world records.
Dave has fished on four continents and across the U.S. and Canada for everything from bass to muskies and panfish to trout. He believes every fish species and location offers its own unique array of challenges and enjoyment - casting, trolling, even flyfishing.
Dave is also a strong believer in giving back to both the sport of fishing and the local community. For the past four years, he has served as president of the Brainerd Lakes Area Chapter of Let's Go Fishing, a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that takes seniors, veterans and kids fishing for free. Dave volunteered to be Fishing Host Coordinator for the 2014 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener held on Gull Lake near Brainerd. He is an active member of the Bethany Good Samaritan Auxiliary in Brainerd and serves on the steering committee for Good Samaritan Bowl, the largest annual fundraiser in the national Good Samaritan Society. He is also a member of the Kiwanis Club in Baxter. In his spare time he enjoys nothing better than fishing with his wife Liz and four granddaughters.
Northwoods Forestry Co-op fall field day
The Fall Field Day put on by the Northwoods Forestry Cooperative is set from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Lanin Family Tree Farm, 73215 Camp Lake Road, located about 22 miles southeast of Brainerd off of County 8 (Pine Center Rd).
The event is open to the public and $5 covers lunch and refreshments. Programs are geared to small woodlot owners and include: "A Walk in the Woods" with Bryan Pike, Crow Wing County Natural Resources Manager along with "Light on the Land" equipment demos along the way. There will also be a "Safety in the Woodlot" presentation by John Lummpio, retired DNR forester. In addition, a Forest Products Flea Market will include items from NFC members or anyone wishing to bring forest related items for sale with 5 percent of sales going to the co-op.
The Northwoods Forestry Cooperative is a "member helping member" organization of small woodlot owners throughout central Minnesota. Programs and services rely on the involvement of members, with a focus on three areas: Improving the quality of our woodlots, educational workshops offering members new skills and forestry information and how to turn a profit in the woods. The Mission of the Northwoods Forestry Cooperative is: "to promote sound woodland management and to assist members in wood products marketing.
Participants are asked to RSVP to 218-820-9479, 218-764-3315 or email@example.com . More information about the co-op is available on the website at www.nfcoop.org .