Greetings BLC Members,
Oh what a difference a month can make. It is amazing to watch the transformation of lakes that spring offers when you get a little warm weather and some wind. With most area lakes, ice free, or nearly ice free, it's time to get out on the water! Or at least get your boat ready (I may still have a little work to do there). I hope you are able to find some time this spring to enjoy a little crappie fishing before the walleye opener next weekend..
This time of year starts some of our youth opportunities and I encourage you to volunteer and take part in one of the most important missions we have. I have never heard anyone who has regretted giving time to these activities so don't miss out. First up, is our participation in the Brainerd Parks and Rec. Kids Fishing Clinic which takes place May 20th at Lum Park. This is an event that we have assisted with for a number of years and a great way to get involved with youth in our community. Please talk with myself or any board member if you are interested in volunteering for the day.
Our next main youth event will be our HS Regional Muskie Tournament which will be held June 9th on Lake Alexander. This event allows area youth to compete for a chance to move on and participate in the State HS Muskie Tournament on Lake Vermillion in June. We are looking for a few judge boats to assist so please reach out to me directly if you are able and interested in volunteering. This is a unique event that we host each year and a great way to involve youth directly in the sport.
This month's meeting will be our Annual Membership Drive and will also feature Eric Altena, Little Falls Area Fisheries Supervisor, who will be discussing the most recent muskie data on Lake Alexander. It's a great time to renew your membership at a reduced rate and to hear about the health of one of our most popular local fisheries. I hope to see you there.