Leave a message at the tone because I'm #GoneFishing!

(Unfortunately, that's not true. I am not gone fishing. Instead, I'm sitting in my office dreaming about going fishing.)

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This doesn't have to be you! This Saturday and Sunday from 11 am- 4 pm, you and your family can 'discover' the joy of fishing at Bass Pro Shops in Owatonna, Woodbury, or Rogers.

This nationwide movement, 'Gone Fishing,' was created by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris in hopes of challenging families to ditch their mobile devices and get outside to discover new hobbies, primarily fishing.

In honor of the movement, many Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's across the country are hosting free activities this upcoming weekend.

Highlights For The Saturday and Sunday Event:

  • Free Catch-And-Release Ponds/Casting Challenge- Kids can test their fishing skills and earn a Fishing League Worldwide (FLW)  "First Fish Certificate."
  • Free Fishing 101 Guide- Free copies of 'Nibbles & Bites,' which teaches the fundamentals of fishing and provides insight to the best local fishing spot, will be available.
  • Free Take-Home Crafts And Giveaways

For more information, visit Bass Pro Shop's website.

Bass Pro Shop - Owatonna:

3900 Cabela Dr. NW, Owatonna, MN 55060

Bass Pro Shop - Woodbury

8400 Hudson Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125

Bass Pro Shop - Rogers

20200 Rogers Dr, Rogers, MN 55374

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's have donated over 40,000 rods and reels in the last five years to local nonprofit organizations to push this movement.

So turn off the tv, put away the video games, and teach your kids the joy of being #GoneFishing this weekend!

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