Fishing and boating is such a common past-time for Minnesotans and we may often take for granted how easy it is for many of us to enjoy our state’s beautiful lakes and rivers. LGF returns the outdoor experience to those whom might not otherwise have the opportunity to fish, boat or enjoy time with friends on the water. Since our inception in 2002, we have served over 130,000 seniors, youth, veterans and disabled adults. Today 27 LGF chapters exist throughout Minnesota and 1 in Wisconsin.
For our guests, LGF is more than just an opportunity to go fishing. Our program returns a sense of freedom to the lives of our guests, provides a safe opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, and offers time to socialize with peers and meet new friends. Thanks to the dedication of roughly 2,300 volunteers LGF is successfully bringing communities together and enhancing the lives of thousands of Minnesotans.
Each year we see a growing demand from individuals, organizations and communities for our services. As we look to the future, we hope to bring our unique program to new communities throughout Minnesota and beyond. With your help we can continue to bring joy to the lives of thousands of individuals.
Our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals through fishing and boating excursions that strengthen communities, build relationships and create memories.
With the help of thousands of volunteers, Let’s Go Fishing is getting people out on the water six days a week, May through September. Therapeutic Benefits The benefits of a trip go far beyond the lake — promoting socialization and independence while giving hope to those suffering from loneliness, depression and isolation.
What We Do
Outings can be scheduled weekly with your local chapter during the spring, summer and fall months. Each excursion is approximately 2 hours. There is no cost to participants except for a current fishing license (if applicable).
Who We Serve
• Senior Citizens • Groups and Individuals • Nursing Homes • Assisted Living Centers • Veterans • Widows and Widowers • Social Service Agencies • Hospice Patients • Disabled Adults • Church Groups • Adult Day Care Centers • Youth
What We Provide
• Safe, handicapaccessible pontoons • Life vests • Rods and reels • Live bait • Refreshments • Volunteer fishing guide • LOTS OF FUN!
Meet the Team of Volunteers
We are a team of dedicated volunteers, ready to do what ever it takes to help you enjoy your time with us.
Rev. John Dalen