2019 Men’s Fishing Trip

Make Plans to Join Us for a Week of Fun, Food & Fellowship!

Where Are We Going?

The  Dahnke cabin is located in Bena, MN off of Hwy 2 (approximately 125 miles west of Duluth, MN).  Follow Interstate 94 to Eau Claire, WI; head north to Superior on 53 to 2 West.  Stay on 2 until mile marker 146 just past Bena, MN.  Take a left, bear left until you see water!  It is six miles of wilderness road, so hang in there.

Who can go?

  • Men only on this trip (sorry ladies).
  • We would prefer no one under 18.
  • The Dahnkes assume no liability for accidents during this trip.  All participants are responsible for their own insurance.

What do I bring?

  • Breakfast food such as cereal
  • Lunch food for sandwiches
  • Snacks and sweets
  • An evening meal to share, we use crock pots frequently so soups and chili work great, Freezers are available.
  • Paper plates, toilet paper and paper towel contributions are welcomed.
  • It can be hot or cold sometimes in the same day so both types of clothing can be necessary.
  • Pillow
  • Sun screen
  • Rain gear
  • Camera for the big one!

What are the costs?

  • Fishing license fee
  • A share of boat gas and vehicle gas for the trip.
  • Meals during travel.
  • No one is turned away due to finances.

What’s the catch?

Leech lake is filled with different species of fish.  Some of the favorites of previous trips include: musky, northern pike, perch and crappie.  We generally practice catch and release for bass and musky although a trophy can be kept.  Freezer space is available for those wanting to take a limit home.  No experience or tackle is required.  A MN fishing license is required and can be purchased either online or  locally.  Cost depends upon duration.

Fish Fry-In the Garage!

Our lone long-standing tradition is the “Garage Fish Fry” where we actually eat in the garage!  Fish is fried until all   participants are either full or tired of eating.  (There are usually a couple of brave women who attend and bring “real” food.)


For more information contact Jerry Dahnke at:

cell (765) 427-5709