Ray Gildow to present heritage of fishing June 14


From the 1940s to today, fishing has been one of the feature attractions of the Lakes Area. Even before that fishing was an important piece of the native culture in the area. Local legend Ray Gildow will present “From Nets to Night Crawlers: The Changing Face of Fishing in the Lakes Area” at 7 p.m., Thursday, in Room E203 at Central Lakes College, Brainerd.

Gildow’s presentation, sponsored by the Center for Lifelong Learning at CLC, will examine the ever-changing and exciting part of people’s heritage in fishing, including the early anglers of the late 1800s, the emergence of resorts, expansion of technology and the pioneers who have forever changed the way fishing is done.

Gildow is author of “Legends and Legacies: The History of the Nisswa Guides League,” and has been a fishing guide for almost 30 years. He is also host of “Lakeland Currents” on Lakeland Public Television. He is a retired vice-president of Central Lakes College.

Cost to attend this session is $5 for non-members or free for those with a Center for Lifelong Learning membership. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling Bev at 218-855-8118.

For information on the Center For Lifelong Learning, visit www.clcmn.edu/lifelong learning.