2015 Events

8th Annual Kids’ Fishing Contest: Starts July 15, 2014 – through – July 14, 2015
PCLIA Annual Fishing Contest 2014-15 Entry Form

 

Take a Kid One-Day Fishing Contest: Sunday, May 24, 2015

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A record 60+ kids participated in the 2015 Take A Kid Fishing Contest held Sunday, May 24.  The association again thanks Jeff and Pat Stanway and their families for the year-round effort and hard work done to make this day so special.  Prizes were given in each category:  Walleye, Northern, Bass, Sunfish, Crappie and Perch.  Thanks to everyone who took their kids and grandkids out fishing for a day of family fun.  Prize winners will be announced in the June issue of the Shoreline.

 

 

The 2014 Take a Kid Fishing Day was held Sunday, May 25 at the home of sponsors Jeff and Pat Stanway.  The Lake Association thanks Jeff, Pat, and their families for the work they have done year-round to ensure the success of this day.  Thank you also to the parents, grandparents and friends of the kids who spent the day fishing.  Listed below are the names of the sponsors who so generously provided prizes for everyone.   Please thank and support these sponsors whenever possible!

National Professional Anglers Association
Skeeter Boats
Outdoor News
Fleet Farm
Ranger Boats
Hale Lures
Bett’s Tackle
Garrison Sports
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Reeds Sporting Goods
Tutt’s Bait and Tackle
McDonalds of Garrison
SuperValu of Garrison
Jack’s House Bowling
Magic Products
Mister Twister
Paul Bunyan Land
Rapid River Lodge & Waterpark
Southern Pro Tackle
Yamaha Motors
Reef Runner
JB Lures
Gapen’s Tackle Company
Tackle 2000 Inc

The Portage Crooked Lakes Improvement Association (PCLIA) Kids One Day Fishing Contest held Sunday, May 25th was a great success due to all of the support given to this function.  A special “thank-you” goes out to Rick Wimmer, President of the PCLIA, for being in attendance and giving his support, along with his wife Pat who took photographs.  Parents, grandparents, friends, and volunteers from around the lake helped create a fun-filled, memorable day for the over 55 children who participated in the contest.  A total of 88 fish were entered; largest species caught in each category were awarded a first place trophy with second through fifth place winners being awarded ribbons.  

It was awesome to see the boats arrive at Stanway’s dock around 3pm and the measurements being taken.  Over 20 boats/pontoons were tied up at their dock as the afternoon fun began.  A big “thank-you” goes out to all the volunteers at the dock who helped secure boats and who helped ensure timely measurement of the entries.

As the entries came-in, the kids enjoyed taking their turn at the spinning wheel, which was run by Brian & Lois Donovan who did a fantastic job; with each child leaving a winner.  All kids left with a bag of fishing related material provided by the DNR.  Tutt’s Bait provided every child a bag which included an assortment of fishing items (lures, etc.), two $20 gift certificates were also donated.  Garrison Sports donated two separate launch trips for the grand prize along with two overnight stays, and two $25 meal tickets from Grand Casino Mille Lacs.  Additionally, a variety of prizes were donated by other Brainerd area businesses.  A tremendous amount of volunteer hours and effort went into soliciting some 200 tackle companies, sporting goods merchants, etc. for additional prizes.  MAKE SURE YOU STOP IN TO THE LOCAL MERCHANTS WHO DONATED PRIZES, AND ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR DONATION BY MAKING A PURCHASE AND SAYING “THANK YOU.”

As the fish were arriving at Stanway’s dock, the Stanway Family members were busy working behind the scenes tracking entries, tabulating results, and organizing ribbons/trophies for announcing the final placings.  The Stanway family enjoyed their roles in ensuring the day went off smoothly and that the children had a GREAT time.  There were a lot of compliments given by the attendees who genuinely appreciated the event and the Stanway’s efforts.  The Stanway Family would like to thank everybody who supported this event.  Please see the attached photos taken which capture some of the FUN.

The top placings for each species were as follows:

Crappie
Placing
Name
Length
1
Alex Alberti
13  1/2
2 (tie)
Courtney Ehrich
13  1/16
Allison Richards
13  1/16
3
Hunter LeMay
13
4
Owen Ehrich
12  5/8
5
Kieda Wagner
12  1/2
Sunfish
Placing
Name
Length
1
Lydia Hawkins
8 15/16
2
Spencer Hawkins
8  7/8
3
Megan Kostral
8  9/16
4
Isabella Hawkins
8  3/8
5
Nathan Stanway
8  1/4
Bass
Placing
Name
Length
1
Carver Martin
18  1/16
2
Charlie & Julia Waldron
16  3/8
3
Nathan Stanway
15  3/4
4
Jack Richards
15  1/2
5
Max Alberti
15  3/16
Perch
Placing
Name
Length
1
Owen Ehrich
10  3/8
2
Kalle Munger
10
3
Nathan Stanway
6
4
Leanna Froeming
4  3/4
Northern
Placing
Name
Length
1
Svea Carlson
21  3/4
2
Kieda Wagner
20  1/2
3
Madelynn Keller
19  5/8
4
Nathan Stanway
18  1/4
5
Brendan Carlson
18  1/16
 

REMINDER – THE ANNUAL SEASON-LONG KIDS FISHING CONTEST IS NOW RUNNING (JULY 15, 2013-JULY 14, 2014).  Let’s keep the enthusiasm going!  Keep the kids fishing, and enter the Annual Fishing Contest.  Awards are handed out at the Annual Fish Fry, held August 2nd, but you need not be present to win.   We will see that the winners are notified should you not be present at the Fish Fry to accept your award.  Please have your entry postmarked, or drop it off at Stanway’s cabin, by July 15.  All entry forms and rules can be found on the http://www.pclia.com/ website; or contact Jeff Stanway if you have questions at 218-764-2700.

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2013 Events

The 2013 Take a Kid Fishing Day held May 26 was again a huge success.  Thanks to the young men and ladies who fished, had fun and won all the prizes!  Thanks to the parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors and lake residents who came to the event and showed their support of these young people who now know that a day on the lake is a great experience in so many ways.  We would also like to thank our many sponsors; please support and thank them!

Skeeter Boats
Northland Tackle
TTI Blakemore
Lund Boats
Vexilar
HT Enterprises
Outdoor News
Fleet Farm
Stanley Jigs
Bett’s Tackle
Rapala
Garrison Sports
Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Reed’s Sporting Goods
Ranger Boats
North American Fishing Club
Traditions Mini Golf
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
Tutt’s Bait & Tackle
Gander Mountain
McDonalds of Garrison

 

The annual Fish Fry is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Stanway residence, Hanks Lake.  Bring your fish to fry, or bring a dish to share.  Prizes for the kids’ fishing contest will be awarded.  Please join us!

 

2012 Events

This year’s fishing contest was a huge success.  Mother Nature gave us a wonderful day for the event.  I’d like to thank all the people who participated in the contest as well as the volunteers for all of their support.  We have received numerous “thank-yous” and appreciation following the event, and we appreciate your kind words.

A total of 43 kids entered the contest and entered 71 fish.  The entries by species are as follows:

Crappie:   3
Sunfish:  23
Bass:      24
Perch:    10
Northern:  11

If you and your family/friends were unable to attend this activity, we look forward to seeing you in 2013!

Below are pictures from the event.

Thanks for the memories this event has created.

Jeff Stanway, PCLIA Fish Management Committee Chair

 

Jeff Stanway, Take a Kid Fishing Day, May 27, 2012.

Jeff Stanway, Take a Kid Fishing Day, May 27, 2012.

 

Having fun & winning prizes, Take a Kid Fishing day, May 27, 2012

Having fun & winning prizes, Take a Kid Fishing day, May 27, 2012

Take a Kid Fishing Day, May 27, 2012

Take a Kid Fishing Day, May 27, 2012

 

Take a Kid Fishing Day, May 27, 2012

Take a Kid Fishing Day, May 27, 2012

A special thank you to all of our 2012 sponsors!

Bett’s Tackle                                                                                      Northland Tackle
Cabela’s                                                                                            Outdoor News
Cragun’s Resort                                                                                Pirate Cove Adventure Golf
Comfort Suites-Rapid River Lodge/Water Park                                Ranger Boats
Eddy’s Resort                                                                                   Rapala
Evinrude Outboards                                                                         Reeds Sporting Goods
Fleet Farm                                                                                        Reef Runner
FLW Outdoors                                                                                  Rod-n-Bobb’s
Gander Mountain                                                                             Skeeter Boats
Garrison Sports                                                                                The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes
Garrison Super Valu                                                                        Traditions Mini Golf
Jack’s House                                                                                    Tutt’s Bait & Tackle
J.B. Lures                                                                                         Vexilar
McDonalds of Garrison                                                                     Yellow Bird
North American Fishing Club

 

2011 Events

Once again in 2011 there are 2 Fabulous Events planned

1) 3rd Annual PCLIA One Day Take a Kid Fishing Contest. Memorial Day Weekend – Sunday, May 29th, 2011

The PCLIA Take-a-Kid-Fishing one day contest held Sunday, May 29th was a success!  The weather was nice and the fishing was great.  A total of 52 children entered their catch; with 102 fish being measured/entered into the contest.  Pretty impressive – Congratulations to all!

First Place Winners in each division were:
Hunter LeMay – Crappie, 13 7/16″
Emmett Wurst – Northern, 21″
Ben Schneider – Sunfish, 9 1/2″
Emmett Wurst – Bass, 18″
Drew Gilgosch – Perch, 9 1/2″

Total Entries by species were as follows:
Crappie – 20
Northern – 21
Sunfish – 28
Bass – 28
Perch – 5

A special “thank-you” goes out to all of those who volunteered their time and talents the day of the contest to help the day run smooth.  Also, thank you to those individuals who put countless hours in prior to the event in securing prize donations and assisting with all the details that go into organizing the contest.  I’d like to also thank the parents, grandparents, families and friends who supported the children by taking them fishing and allowing them to enjoy this great sport.

Jeff Stanway- PCLIA Fish Management Committee Chair

 

A special thank-you to our sponsors!

TTI- Blakemore Fishing Group
Stanley Jigs
Fishouflage
Betts Tackle
Vexilar
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf
The Lodge at Brainerd Lakes- Paul Bunyan Waterpark
Traditions Mini-Golf
North American Fishing Club
Uncle Josh Bait Company
HT Enterprises
Outdoor News
Garrison Sports
Eddy’s Resort on Mille Lacs Lake
Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel
Skeeter
Cabelas
Tutt’s Bait & Tackle
Gander Mountain
Prince Bait & Tackle
Outdoor Weekly
PCLIA

Select here for an image of all the sponsors

 2) 4th PCLIA Kids Annual Fishing Contest. Starts on Fishing Opener, May 14th, 2011 and the entry deadline is July 24th, 2011.

Select here to get further information and registration form for Fishing Contest

2010 Events

A special thanks to the Stanways for all their hard work and dedication in making the Fishing contests such a huge success!

Thanks to our 2010 sponsors

Tutt’s Bait and Tackle, North American Fishing Club, Eddy’s Resort & Grand Casino, The Lodge of Brainerd Lakes – Waterpark, StrikeMaster, Vexilar, Mustad, JB Lures, Cabelas, Mills Fleet Farm, Minnesota Swarm, Stanley Jigs, In Fisherman, Pirates Cove Mini Golf- Brainerd, Reef Runner Lures, Daiwa Sports, Plano Tackle Systems, Eagle Claw, Lund Boats