Silent Auction For Saturday’s Kevin Grinde Benefit Includes Ice, Open Water Fishing Trips

If you’re looking to take a fishing trip, whether ice or open water, stop by the Knights of Columbus club in Grand Forks on Saturday afternoon.

There’ll be a spaghetti dinner/silent auction benefit from 4 to 8 p.m. for Kevin Grinde, former Herald outdoors writer and managing editor who underwent a liver transplant in early November.

There’s a free-will offering for the event, and the benefit is open to the public.

While the silent auction features a range of items, anglers in the crowd definitely will want to check out the variety of fishing trips available for auction. Here’s what a look at what area resorts and fishing guides have so generously donated to help the Grinde family offset the astronomical expenses associated with the liver transplant:

Ballards Resort on Lake of the Woods: One day winter ice fishing excursion for four people, retail value $460.

Walsh’s Bay Store Camp, Oak Island on Lake of the Woods: Three-night, two-day ice fishing package for four, retail value $1,196.

Brad Durick Outdoors: Two guided evening catfishing trips on the Red River in Grand Forks, retail value $250 each.

Steve Foss Guide Service, Ely, Minn.: Lake trout fishing trip for as many as two anglers on Burntside Lake near Ely, retail value $350.

I don’t yet have the details, but the auction also includes a guided eight-hour fishing trip on Leech Lake with all equipment provided. Trip must be taken by Oct. 15, and can’t be used on holiday weekends.

Besides the fishing trip, Foss, the Ely guide, offers guided photography excursions in the Ely area and is offering an excursion for as many as two photographers. That trip is worth $700.

For more information on the benefit, click here.