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TAVF EVENT: Minnesota

A Day of Giving Back


DAY 1 - "Fred Knudsen" Lake Mille Lacs, MN


Take A Vet Fishing | MINNESOTA

DAY 1 - "Fred Knudsen" Lake Mille Lacs, MN

August 13 th


Event Schedule

10:00am - 12:00pm

Veteran Honor Ceremony

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Launch Boat Fishing




 Welcome to DAY 1 of the "Fred Knudsen" 2022 Mille Lacs Take a Vet Fishing Event!


This is now (2) - 1- Day events! - PLEASE READ!!

  • You can arrive at McQuiods on Friday, August 12th - and fish (on Launch Boats ONLY - NO GUIDES!!) on Saturday, August 13th


  • You can arrive at McQuoids on Saturday, August 13th (AFTER 3PM ONLY!!) and fish on Sunday, August 14th (in Guide Boats)


We need to be able to offer this outing to ADDITIONAL Veterans! - YOU NEED TO CHOOSE ONE DATE ONLY! - First come - First served - through our website!

You will arrive on Friday August 12th (AFTER 3PM), & you will receive a hotel room for FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY! - YOU MUST CHECK OUT BEFORE 9AM on Saturday and put your personal belongings in your car - while you attend the breakfast and go out fishing! - We need to clean the rooms and get them ready for the next guests who will be arriving on Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday, August 13th, from 12-4pm you will enjoy 4 hours of FREE fishing on a McQuoids LAUNCH BOAT ONLY (no individual guide boats - ONLY a LAUNCH BOAT!). We have reserved 2 separate launch boats for Saturday. Aboard the launch will be complimentary bait and bottled water, there is also a bathroom.

NOTE!!! EVERYONE will fish from a Launch Boat!

You will leave after the event is over at 4pm on Saturday, August 13th.

MINNESOTA FISHING LICENSE is needed for all participants. You must provide your own fishing license.


Registration/Check-In for SATURDAY starts at 8:30am at McQuoids Inn

McQuoids Inn

1325 Hwy. 47 N.

Isle, MN.  56342

(320) 676-3535

Fishing Time on Saturday is 12:00pm – 4:00pm. ON LAUNCH BOATS ONLY!

Flag Presentation and the National Anthem will begin at 9:00am honoring all of our active and retired US Military Veterans at McQuiods Inn. All families of participating military personnel are welcome to join. When you signup online, we ask how many family members will be attending to help plan for seating and food. Please do not exceed 4 family members. 

Breakfast will be served starting at 9:15am.

Veteran Recognition Tribute will immediately follow Breakfast at 10:00am. Each Veteran who participates in the event will be recognized with gifts.

 If you or a family member would like to volunteer your time and/or talents to help with this great event, please click on "VOLUNTEER Sign-Up"


The Hotel stay is available for all Veterans who are traveling over 60 miles in order to attend this weekends event. We will be utilizing hotel rooms at McQuoids Inn (limit of 30 Hotel rooms). Please keep in mind that you will need to checkout from the hotel BY 9:00am on Saturday morning. Our event does not conclude until 5pm, by this time, the hotel would need your items completely out of the rooms.

All hotel rooms must be requested by June 26th, 2022. If you do not request a room by this date, Take a Vet Fishing will not be able to pay for your room. We will release our block of rooms back to the hotel by June 27th. 

***NOTE: TAVF will pay for your hotel rooms ONLY if you are over 60 miles away from the event.