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Let’s Go Fishing trips being scheduled; volunteers needed

The Detroit Lakes Chapter of Let's Go Fishing served a total of 943 seniors, veterans and youth during 125 excursions last summer. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Though the snow and ice of winter still linger on some area lakes, the Detroit Lakes Area Chapter of Let’s Go Fishing has already begun booking trips for the 2014 summer season.

Area senior care facilities, youth and veteran’s organizations, are encouraged to begin pre-scheduling their trips, as the increasing demand may limit the dates available.

The online calendar located at the organization’s website, (will show what dates are still available for booking).

Send requests for date and time by e-mail to

The chapter will then respond with a yes or no as to whether the date and time is confirmed.

If you do not have e-mail, you can call our trip scheduler Kris Tovson at 218-849-3914.

Last summer, Let’s Go Fishing’s Detroit Lakes chapter served 943 guests on 125 pontoon fishing and scenic trips, and the group expects to serve its 3,500th guest in June.

Due to increased demand, the need for volunteers to lead excursions this summer is expected to be greater than ever.

Let’s Go Fishing is a non-profit organization that’s all about serving people.

It enriches people lives by providing on the water experiences for seniors, veterans, youth and the physically challenged.

These trips are provided at no cost due to the generous support from businesses, organizations, and individuals.

You can make a difference in people’s lives by getting on board with Let’s Go Fishing.

LGF provides volunteers training for pontoon captains and assistants to ensure a safe and comfortable experience on the Let’s Go Fishing pontoon.

In fact a special volunteer appreciation and training event is planned for Tuesday, May 13 at 6 p.m., in the home of John and Loretta Fuglesten. Current and prospective volunteers are invited. Call 844-5106 to reserve your spot.

For more information on volunteering or supporting Let’s Go Fishing, please call Dave Hochhalter at 847-5670, or Tim Miller at 846-1444.