FM Walleyes Unlimited, Inc. Presents:
Brad Hawthorne – Fishing Guide, Educator
Thursday April 23rd, 2015
Fishing guide and online educator, Brad Hawthorne, to share his spring secrets at the Thursday, April 23rd meeting of FM Walleyes at Baymont Inn and Suites (formerly the Doublewood Inn) on 13th Ave in Fargo.
Hawthorne, of Isle Minn., is about as even keeled as they get. Fair. Balanced. Runs one impressive guide service on Minnesota’s Mille Lacs and Upper Red Lake, too.
The confident but humble Hawthorne cut his angling teeth like many under the tutelage of a trusted elder. But it’s what he did with the education and experience that sets Hawthorne aside. “Just thinking about my Grandpa drives me to fish harder, fish better. He’s my idol.”
Hawthorne, at the age of only 19, bought a bait shop. Not long into the proprietorship, though, he recognized what the Twin Cities lacked were suburbanized fishing guides. So for $100 a day, he’d put people on city ice… and fish. Since then, Hawthorne has physically moved the show to Mille Lacs, where he now resides lakeside, putting people on fish 80 to 120 days a year. Winter time he moves the show literally to Upper Red Lake.
Hawthorne is very active in social media, where for season after season he shares fishing reports, tactical tips and offered up reliable product recommendations. “I think the internet is where I really established my credibility,” acknowledges Hawthorne. He posts valuable nuggets of information with frequency on YouTube and Facebook.
This FREE event is open to the public and will take place Thursday, April 23rd at Baymont Inn and Suites (formerly the Doublewood Inn) on 13th Ave in Fargo. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
For more information contact Scott Brewer at (701) 388-4408 or Kyle Agre at (701) 492-1242