Seventh Annual Minnesota Fishing Challenge Benefit May 30

The Seventh Annual Minnesota Fishing Challenge tournament is set for Saturday, May 30 at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd.

The event benefits Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, a faith-based organization dedicated to helping people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

The tournament has separate divisions for bass, walleye, northern pike, panfish, and a mixed bag. Bag limits are low with three each for bass, walleye and panfish, one for pike – the advantage is all teams can be in contention.

Teams can enter one or as many divisions as they like – all for the $100 total entry fee. A maximum of 150 teams can register. Donations and fees are tax deductible.

Click here to register and to see the complete tournament rules.

Click here to donate to a particular team or the organization.

At last year’s event, more than $221,000 was raised!

Fishing legend Al Lindner (top photo) is the Fishing Challenge Host and Steve Pennaz is the honorary tournament director.

Rich Brummer (left) and Stu Nelson (right) with Lindner. They pair raised $47,000 to win a fishing trip with Lindner!
Rich Brummer (left) and Stu Nelson (right) with Lindner. The pair raised $47,000 to win a fishing trip with Lindner!

“This is a fun event because contestants catch fish on Gull Lake at the best time while raising funds for people who are facing alcohol and drug addictions,” Lindner said, “I strongly believe we can make a difference by raising funds for MN Adult and Teen Challenge. I know it positively impacts boys, girls, men, women, and their families.”

Here is the Event Schedule:

Friday, May 29 at Heritage Assembly of God Church, Baxter
4 p.m. 

  • Register and enjoy a complimentary meal (Registration to 6 p.m.)

6:15 p.m.

  • Rules Meeting
  • Keynote Speakers: Al Lindner & Steve Pennaz
  • Drawing for five Matthews bows & other prizes
    (Courtesy of Nystrom & Associates and Flatline Outdoors)
  • Drawing for AquaVu Early Bird Prizes
  • Mn Adult & Teen Challenge choir
  • Recognition of top fund-raising teams

Saturday, May 30 at Cragun’s Resort Beach

  • 7 a.m.  Teams are at their hotspots and begin fishing
  • 1 p.m.  Scales open (early weigh-ins appreciated)
  • 3 p.m.  All teams must be at beach
  • 4:30 p.m.  Awards ceremonies & prize distribution plus special major prize drawings


About Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge offers both a shorter-term treatment program called Life Renewal and a long-term faith-based recovery program for life-controlling addictions. These options allow us to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of issues; from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years. Located in the Twin Cities, Brainerd, Rochester, and Duluth, our centers are able to serve people all across Minnesota.

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