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Memorial Day Weekend-Saturday, May 23rd of 2009

-Lake Minnewaska-Glenwood (Pope County) (Saturday, May 23rd & Saturday, June 20th of 2009)
-Pocket Lake-Lowry (Douglas County))
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-Glacial Lake-Starbuck (Pope County)
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Fishing for Beginners

"Instructions on what is needed to start fishing, and how to tie a hook "
-Swift Falls (June 14th of 2009)


  • Minnesota Fishing Museum
  • Fish 4 Fun
  • Lake Lida, lakes region of Minnesota connection
  • Bible

    Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish -John 21

    "1Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias.[a] It happened this way: 2Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3"I'm going out to fish," Simon Peter told them, and they said, "We'll go with you." So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

    4Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

    5He called out to them, "Friends, haven't you any fish?" "No," they answered.

    6He said, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some." When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

    7Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, "It is the Lord," he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. 8The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[b] 9When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

    10Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught."

    11Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." None of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. 13Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead."


    Some friends (Anthony F. & Chris G.) and I were fishing last weekend (Saturday, June 20th of 2009) at Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood, MN. While we were fishing, some young boys that were brothers were hanging around admiring Anthony's fishing skills-he kept on catching them!! This got one of the particular brothers very excited. I started to remember one of the prayers I led during my local church's weekly Tuesday morning prayer...

    "Thank you God for fishing, but I pray that we not only fish for fishes-but for "people". Make us a fisher of "men" and "women".... (as stated from Jesus, which is just a paraphrase of what I was praying for.

    I then was praying silently while my friend Anthony was fishing. Anthony then made this statement, "I'm going to give most of this fish I caught to you". I pondered (e.g. thought about Chris' evangelism tips he's shared in the past) and really felt this was "God's open door" to start sharing. I looked at my "Gospel Tracts" (actually a printed e-mail forward I got many years ago that I pasted on my website-> "Emergency Phone Numbers") and felt it was a time to share this with these boys. I handed it to one of the brothers and I told them, ""Here, this is a cool thing to have. Ever read the Bible? (they looked puzzled in their faces) Well, I highly recommend reading this and share this with your parents". The brother took it and then rode his bike/walked away, while his other brother continued to stay and watch Anthony fish.

    I felt these boys were "God sent" because of what one of the brothers shared with me. Earlier in our fishing time at this particular "fishing spot", the boy "openly" shared where he was from when I asked where they were from. He stated that he was from Hanley Falls, the town NE from where (Cottonwood, MN) they had a bus crash last winter. I told him, "yes, I remember that..sorry to hear about that..". He then continued to openly shared that he knew one of the four kids that died from that unfortunate "bus accident" (Minnesota's worse in two decades!). I replied, "sorry to hear about that"...I would later "bodly" ask-"Do you know where you go when you die?" He replied, "Heaven"! I wanted to share more, but he got "interrupted" with another conversation with another person fishing. I would go to bed that night adding him (name unknown) to my prayer list.

    Fly Fishing

    My Favorite Minnesota - Fly Fishing

    "Fly fishing in Minnesota"

    "Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?"-Job 41:7



  • Minnesota

  • -West Central
    Douglas County:
  • Douglas County Minnesota Fishing Lakes

  • Lobster Lake douglas county lakes - , from
    " Closest Town: Garfield
    Lake Size: 1,308 Acres
    Public Boat Access: Located on West shore of lake off Co. Hwy. 27
    Lake Notes: Specializing in Northern Pike, Bluegill and Crappie. Walleye, Largemouth Bass and Rock Bass also caught. Maximum depth of 66 ft.

    Lake information report printer friendly version, from
    Name: LOBSTER
    Nearest Town: GARFIELD
    Primary County: Douglas
  • Alexandria Minnesota Easy To Get To, Hard To Leave By Wayne Ek from

  • "Alexandria is both a popular destination for the avid angler as well as a wonderful family vacation destination.
    This is truly one of those rare locations where an avid angler can take the family on vacation, fish every day and not feel guilty. The area has something for everyone. For the shopper there is a charming downtown area, with antique shops, boutiques, wine bars and specialty stores. There are casual and formal dining establishments scattered throughout the area. Kids of all ages will enjoy the indoor water park at Arrowwood Resort. For the golfer, there are 13 courses in the area. The lakes area boasts 3 museums, a winery and fun festivals every weekend. Carlos State Park, on the north end of Lake Carlos, has beautiful camping facilities and a great trail system for day hiking or horseback riding.
    The walleye may be Minnesota’s state fish, but it is this area’s spectacular bass fishing, both for largemouth and smallmouth, that will make every bass angler stand-up and take notice. Some would say… arguably the best bass fishing in the upper Midwest....

    Pope County:
    Stevens County:

    Ice Fishing



    Take A Kid Fishing

  • All About Fishing, Minnesota
  • National Fishing Week, take me fishing
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 11th 2005 @9:30a-3:30p
    "TAKE A KID FISHING event will be held at the public access to Lake Oliver (north of Appleton in Swift County) on Co. Rd. 5. All kids welcome. Volunteers and boats needed. Sponsored by Holloway Rod & Gun Club. For more info contact Jeff & Heather Piotter (320) 289-1762. "-Morris Sun Tribune Community Calender
    I just called the number above and chatted with Holly. She told me that the age range are 0-16 years old. If it's their first year, they get a free fishing pole. The second year, they get a free tackle box. Plus, they can ride a boat with the other "kids". Those over 17 can come, but will not get these FREE services.

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    "Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them."-Ecclesiastes 9:12

  • Fishing Minnesota
  • Travel

    My Favorite Minnesota - Fishing - 10 Bait Shop Owners

    We're a bunch of bait shop owners from around Minnesota. Everywhere from the Northern boundary lakes, Lake Superior, and the Central Lakes area to Southern Minnesota and the Mississippi River to the lakes and rivers around and in the metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We've agreed to share our favorite places to fish in Minnesota because we think Minnesota is a fisherman's paradise! We just don't agree whether you should use worms, leeches, spoons, jig heads...
    See more about this topic and other favorite places of Minnesotans at
    You can upload your own stuff too! "



  • Ask About Walleye Fishing

  • Fast & Easy Fish Cleaning Tips for Walleye, Perch, and Panfish By Chris Hustad of

  • cooking walleye fish, from

  • Fishing Spots
  • Ramsey County
  • The Calling of the First Disciples-Luke 5

    " 1One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret,[a]with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, 2he saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

    4When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into deep water, and let down[b] the nets for a catch."

    5Simon answered, "Master, we've worked hard all night and haven't caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets."

    6When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

    8When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus' knees and said, "Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!" 9For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon's partners.

    Then Jesus said to Simon, "Don't be afraid; from now on you will catch men." 11So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him."
    *see Christian Life: Evangelism, Sharing the Good News "Gospel", Witnessing, etc...

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  • Pomme De Terre Lakes Fishing in Stevens County, Minnesota, from
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