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Minnesota Fishing Challenge

June 3 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Save the date for the 15th Annual MN Fishing Challenge on Saturday, June 3, 2023 on Gull Lake.  The MN Fishing Challenge, hosted by Al Lindner with honorary tournament director Steve Pennaz, is a multi-species fundraising tournament. With one entry fee, 2-person teams may elect to fish any of five divisions: northern pike, walleye, bass, panfish, or the popular mixed bag division.

If you register by April 1, you’ll be eligible for Early Bird prizes including AquaVu cameras, and much more. A special Early Bird prize of complimentary lodging (Wednesday before the MN Fishing Challenge through Saturday, June 3) at Sandy Beach Resort on Gull Lake’s west shoreline for six people will be awarded in April.

Fishing Challenge Raffle

Great raffle prizes are available, including a four wheeler, Rainy Lake houseboat trip, guided fishing trips, fishing gear, and more!  A full prize list will be available shortly.  Tickets are $20 each.  The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 4 after the tournament.  Must be a MN resident to participate.

Purchase tickets by:

  • print and mail this form, postmarked by Monday, May 23 to be included in the drawing
  • purchase tickets on Friday, June 3 at the Rules Dinner

Prize List

  1. Polaris Sportsman 570 Four Wheeler
  2. Rainy Lake Houseboat Trip
  3. Original Painting by Stuart Nelson
  4. Half-Day Fishing Charter on Lake Superior
  5. Golden Boy Rifle

And many more!  Click here for the full prize list.


Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to join us as a corporate sponsor in support of our mission through this event, while receiving special recognition among our attendees and larger online community.  Contact Bernie Barringer at 218.820.8459 or bernie.barringer@mntc.org for more information.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


June 3
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake
11000 Craguns Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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