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February 2024 BLC Newsletter

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7pm @ American Legion Nisswa

Hello Everyone,


I hope we are all enjoying this warm weather, but don’t let it fool you the colder temps and snow could still come and get us. If you are out ice fishing remember to watch ice conditions as they can change daily. If you happen to see any trash at landings or on the lake, let’s do our part and clean it up. We will also be doing a tip up challenge later this month, look for more info in the newsletter.


On to some muskie topics. There will a Musky Road Rules this Saturday, February 10th, hosted by Gregg Thomas. There will also be two other speakers.


March 23rd is our annual Sportsman’s Baquet; it is our biggest fundraiser for the year. Funds raised allow us to support fisheries, research and youth. We only sell 160 tickets, and they go fast so get yours today.


Thank you,

Levi Stifter

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February 13th Meeting - Rick Bruesewitz - Guest Speaker

Rick Bruesewitz from the Aitkin Area DNR will be joining us in February to discuss the status of Cedar Lake and the walleye project on Big Sandy. Bring your questions for him on any of the Aitkin area waters.


Meetings are open to the public and FREE to attend! Chance to win various prizes from lures or maybe a rod in our meeting raffles. Come to hear and share fish stories and more. One random door prize drawing for those in attendance. Bring your friends!



* 2nd Tuesday of the Month - Nisswa American Legion - 7 pm *

February 10

Musky Road Rules - Nisswa American Legion - 10 am to 4 pm


February 13

Monthly Meeting - Rick Bruesewitz - Guest Speaker


February 25

Tip Up Challenge - Serpent Lake


March 12

Monthly Meeting - Ryan Kelly - Guest Speaker


March 23, 2024

BLC Sportsman's Banquet

2024 Sportsman's Banquet

The 20th Annual BLC Sportsman's Banquet is fast approaching. And we encourage you to get your tickets early if you haven't already.


At our December monthly meeting we elected and welcomed our 2024 BLC Board, including a new President. Get to know our 2024 board and know that you can always reach out to any of us with any questions you might have. We're looking forward to a great 2024 and we hope you'll join us at as many of our events as you can.

Musky Road Rules

Musky Road Rules is coming back to Nisswa, MN!


February 10th - Nisswa American Legion. Come listen to these experts in the field of muskie fishing at the Cabin Fever Clinic - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


$45/person, or $25 if you’re a Muskies Inc member (sign up at the event to receive this instant discount) - women and children are FREE, so bring the whole family!

Youth Member Spotlight - Chase Miller

Grade: 8th Grade

Favorite fish: Sturgeon

Favorite lake: Lake Alex 

Favorite lure: Bucktail

Favorite boat snack: Dots Mustard Pretzels 

How many Muskies have been caught: None yet, but plenty of follows and close calls.

Favorite person to fish with: 

Mom and Ayven my Pillager Huskies Fishing partner. 


Story- While fishing with Ayven and DW, I had a huge Muskie follow my bait, then a little northern swiped it. So close to catching that big muskie !!! I really wanted to hook that muskie. Later on we seen that muskie with that little Northern in its mouth, guess he was not okay with him taking the bait either.


We’re looking for more youth members to spotlight for our newsletter! Contact Jadyn at naturelover0224@gmail.com to be featured!

ISO: Photos!

We are in search of photos! If you have photos of fish that you’ve caught in 2023, or photos of kids with fish, we’d love to have them! Your photos will be displayed at the MN Muskie Expo March 8-10, as well as at the banquet on March 23rd.


Send your photos to Jadyn at: naturelover0224@gmail.com

Tip Up Challenge

Serpent Lake


Put fishing on your calendar! Join us at Serpent Lake in Crosby/Deerwood on Sunday, February 25th for a little bit of northern pike action, during the tip-up challenge.


When: February 25th - 9 a.m to 3 p.m

Where: Serpent Lake, Crosby (West) access


Potluck lunch will be offered, so please bring something to share with the group!


**The BLC is monitoring ice conditions closely, and will provide updates if changes/cancellations are being made**


Jeff Young Memorial - 2024 Muskie Shootout

Registration for the 2024 Jeff Young Memorial Muskie Shootout is officially open!


We will once again be headed back to Agency Bay Lodge on beautiful Leech Lake. Clear your calendar for the weekend of October 5 - 6, 2024 and register your team today. Remember, starting positions are determined by the order of registrations. So it pays to sign up early!



2023 Release Contest

Our 2023 Release Contest has come to a close. Congrats to all who participated and for those that were able to win our respective divisions!

Final Release Standings


If you would like to participate in our 2024 release contest or be eligible for a free replica, please make sure to check out the above link and scroll down for requirements. Also remember that it can pay to participate in our release contest. All fish registered the previous month will go into a monthly drawing at our monthly meetings for a $25 Musky Tackle Online gift card. Must be present to win!

Save 10% at Musky Tackle Online

Orders placed with Musky Tackle Online that are delivered at monthly meetings are eligible for a 10% discount (and no shipping charge, of course). You need not be a member. You simply need to show up at the meeting to receive your order. It's that simple!

 

How does it work?

1) Register an account at Musky Tackle Online.

2) Email Aaron at MTO to let him know that you would like to have your order delivered at the next meeting.

3) He will set your account up to receive the appropriate discount.

4) He will let you know when you can proceed with putting in your order. Discount will apply automatically in your cart.

 

The BLC will get paid too! For every order that is placed this way, MTO will match the discount amount in the form of a donation to the chapter in the same amount. So not only will you get a great deal on some gear, but you will be contributing financially to the BLC!

Please support our great sponsors that support us. We wouldn't be able to do the things that we do without their help!

Stifter Mowing & Landscaping

Tutt's Bait and Tackle