MDAA - Lakes Chapter
The Detroit Lakes Chapter was organized in 1993 by a group if individuals who wanted to see the sport of darkhouse spearing continue for generations to come. It is a tradition that is unique to our northern climate and thus we need to educate the public on this winter sport, and we need it to be passed on to our youth. Our Chapter is committed to keep spearing alive by working with state officials and promoting the sport in our area.
The Chapter meets the third Thursday of the month from November through April at the Detroit Lakes VFW. The chapter host a youth pan fishing derby every year, a big fish contest, and a fish decoy carving contest as well as a raffle.