The Brainerd Chapter of the Minnesota Walleye Alliance will host its third annual membership banquet May 6 at the Nisswa Community Center.
Tickets are $45, which includes meal, seminar and one-year membership in the Alliance. Spouses and youths under 18 can attend for $15. Raffle tickets and fund raising games begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.
Guest speaker is Jim Kalkofen, executive director of the Professional Walleye Trail, who will offer tips for catching walleyes with standard and not-so-standard methods learned from the PWT.
Prizes include Loomis and St. Croix rod and reel combos, a custom-made Lake Lady rod, Marcum flashers, underwater cameras, fish and wildlife prints, GPS units, trolling motors, guided fishing trips and more.
Registration is available online at www.MnWalleyeAlliance.com, or look for banquet flyers at S & W Bait, the new Koep's Pro Shop and Dave's Sportland Corners. Proceeds help fund projects in the Brainerd lakes area.
Volunteers needed to spruce up Minnesota state parks
Minnesotans are invited to help "spring clean" our state parks on May 1.
Volunteers will paint, repair and brush trails, plant trees and prairie and remove exotic species. This year's event is expected to draw more volunteers with the assistance of The Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota. The Council, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, will invite its 2,400 members to the clean-up day.
Park cleanups in central Minnesota include Father Hennepin near Isle and Mille Lacs/Kathio near Onamia. Phone 927-2191 for more information.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.