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Get Tips and Techniques from Fishing Pros at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Expo

Chip Leer with a fishLearn about Fishing from the Pros at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Expo!

The Expo will be at the Riverside United Methodist Church.

Friday, April 12 from 6 – 9 PM.

Chip Leer, a 2019 Inductee into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, TV and stage host of the world’s most prestigious walleye tournament circuit, the National Walleye Tour which airs to over 130 Million Households worldwide as well as the angler driving the popular digital fishing information portal, Fishing the Wildside. Chip Leer is a passionate and respected multi-species angler.

Kev Jackson – host and producer of “Fishing Paul Bunyan Country” – will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening and leading the panel discussion.

Special guests include:
Jason Durham – “Go Fish! Guide Service”
Brian “Bro” Brosdahl – “Bro’s Guide Service”.
Gary Korsgaden – Outdoorsman & columnist for the Park Rapids Enterprise.
Jason Freed – “Leisure Outdoor Adventures”
Paul Nelson – “Bemidji Area Lakes Guide Service” and writer for The Bemidji Pioneer.
and more…

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Fishing Expo will be packed with information and opportunities to learn new techniques, talk to fishing experts and book guided trips. You’ll learn about the latest equipment, and how to protect fishing resources!

Expo Schedule

6 PM Expo Doors Open to the Public:

Meet Regional Fishing Guides, Panelists, Media & More

Learn New Techniques, Ask Questions, Book Trips
Learn about the Latest Equipment and Hot to Protect Our Fishing Resources
Enjoy Hot Dogs/Refreshments (Free will suggested offering)

6:30 PM Welcome – Pastor Chip Nielsen

6:35 PM Master of Ceremonies – Kev Jackson & Introductions

6:50 PM Chip Leer – “Catching More Walleyes” Seminar

7:30 PM Panel with Regional Fishing Guides

8:30 PM Expo open house style gathering

9 PM Conclude the evening

Whether you are a water-related business in our lakes area that could benefit from more engagement with regional fishing guides, know a young adult wanting to learn more about fishing techniques, or a fishing person who enjoys sharing your passion for the sport, this Fishing Expo is for you! It is all about water! Learn tips for setting the drag or hook, all about rods and reels, fly tying, the latest in new tools, plus protecting our resources that are the basis for our lakes area tourism. Join in the fun!

Fishing Links:

Latest Fishing Report

DNR Urges Caution on Minnesota Lakes and Rivers



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