Congratulations to the 2021 Bemidji TKF Essay Contest Winners!
The 2022 Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing Event will be held on June 8, 2022

For 2021, Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing held an Essay Contest titled "Why I would like to go Fishing to replace our annual event that was postponed due to Covid. The essay contest was op children 10-15 years old and we gave a lifetime fishing license valued at $469 for each age level. The winners were: Liam Amsden, Age 10; Gracen Foley, Age 11; Eleanor Hodapp, Age 12; Emily Mastin, Age 13; Sam Maus, Age 14; and Wyatt Lahr, Age 15. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the participants for your essays. We look forward to seeing all of you in 2022 on the water!

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Past Bemidji Area Take A Kid Fishing events have been covered by local print and radio media, the Bemidji Area Take A Kid Fishing event has been featured in regional television shows such as: Fishing the Midwest with Bob Jensen, Out and About with Ralph Jon Fritz, and Tony Dean Outdoors. National Geographic Magazine has featured the event as well. 

We are very proud of our program and truly believe that it is the highest quality of its kind. Organizations from other communities, as far away as Indiana, have recently developed similar fishing programs for kids, after consulting with our committee.


Thank you to all of our sponsors! We couldn't do this without you. Find out how to become a sponsor & check out all of our past sponsors.

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Donations and contributions are always welcome to help defray the costs associated with Take A Kid Fishing.

2022 Sponsors

We'd like give a huge THANK YOU to this year's Bemidji Area Take a Kid Fishing sponsors!

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