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Catch of the Day

Stevens Co Historical Society and Museum & Stevens Co Soil and Water Conservation District

Sept 8th, 2020 - Dec 2020!

"Catch of the Day" is an exhibit on fishing and aquatic invasive species that is coming to Stevens Co History Museum on September 8th, 2020! In addition, there will be a speaker, Elliot Richards sharing his story on September 24th on the lawn outside of SCHS at 5:15pm and 6:15pm. See more information below.

It features a brief history of fishing in Stevens County with artifacts like hand painted lures, fishing rods, and spears.  The exhibit also looks toward the future and discusses what can be done to protect and preserve the bountiful opportunities for water recreation in the area for years to come.

Museum hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

For more information, visit the museum website at:

Featured Speaker: Elliot Richards

September 24th, 2020 5:15 and 6:15pm

On the lawn of SCHS

About the speaker: As a young kid, Elliot could be found fishing, hunting, planting trees, and playing sports.  He grew up north of Morris along the Pomme de Terre River.  After studying environmental policy and planning at Bemidji State, he took a job at West Central Environmental Consultants in Morris.  This allowed him to fulfill his dream to be back in his home area.

During a trip to Lake of the Woods, Elliot and his brother decided to launch a fishing guide and icehouse rental business.  “We have grown every year, and now have the ability to have up to 24 clients in the winter at a time.  And we can stay as busy as we want to be in the summer guiding open water.”  He takes pride in teaching others what he has learned, and also learning from them.


Find him at:

Poster for Catch of the Day event 8.5x11
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