This year is dedicated to the father of the Hackensack Childrens Fishing Contest, Robert Kennedy who passed away in his home on April 28th, 2013.

2013 dates are:

June 18 through August 20

The Hottest 10 Weeks of the Summer 

2013 Season: Every Tuesday from June 18 - August 20, from 11am to 1pm, prizes awarded after 1pm

Welcome to the Hackensack Childrens Fishing Contest.  This is Minnesota's LARGEST Children's Fishing Contest.  It runs every Tuesday from June 18 through August 20, 2013 from 11am to 1pm, prizes awarded after 1pm; so stick around.  We offer prizes for First, Smallest (in inches), Largest (in ounces or pounds) and Most fish in each of 3 age categories (0-5, 6-9, 10-15).  There are always free hot dogs, pop and nightcrawlers for bait (or food if you're really hungry).  We have Minnow Races and a Casting Contest that starts at the blast of Hackensack's noon whistle blow, both with nice prizes for the winners.  Come down any and every Tuesday to take advantage of a great day fishing with your son or daughter.

Life Jackets and pole are required, but we do have a few you can borrow if you don't have any or forgot them on a first come, first served basis.  We also sell Photo Buttons and T-Shirt transfers (for a nominal fee) so you can forever remember this wonderful event. 

A special thanks to Greg Wilkendorf who sat for two weeks fixing our broken reels.  He sat down in our storage facility on August 7 & 14, 2012 and started reparing reels that had become broken.  Thank you very much. It is greatly appreciated.

Yearly Totals for 2012:

     Kids - 969    Fish - 3310 (caught and released)

    Over 4000 hot dogs and around 225 two liter bottles of soda were consumed this year.

 We are located in downtown Hackensack MN.  When traveling on highway 371, head west at the bakery.  We are right next to the statue of Lucette Diane Kensack, Paul's wife and the Chamber of Commerce.

We would like to thank everyone who has visited our site from this years Fishing Contest.  Email all comments and suggestions to

As always, the Photo Album on the left is ready for you to view the pictures from each week.  We now have the weekly winners posted also.  Check back each week as we continue to improve the site.  Photos for personal use can be downloaded but commerical use of photos is stricly prohibited without express written permission.

Something New

If your child has won a major prize, that picture will be in the local papers.  If you would like to get a single copy of the paper so you can have it for your scrap book, it is now possible to do so.

  Pilot Independent

Want 1 week of The Pilot-Independent mailed to your home anywhere in the United States?  Mail $5 check to The Pilot-Independent, P.O. Box 190, Walker, MN 56484, or call (218) 547-1000 with credit card # and the issue date.  The $5 covers cost of the newspaper and first class mailing.

Pine Cone Press- Citizen

The Pine Cone Press-Citizen will send out, First Class Mail, one issue of the paper for a charge of $2.50 - includes paper, envelope and postage. Contact us at 218-363-2002 (we do not accept credit cards).

Be sure to check out our Sponsors page and visit these sponsors when you need services or are looking to buy some new products.  Your continued support means their continued support for our free contest.

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