2022 NANFA Convention
will be June 9-12, 2022
at St. Mary's University
in beautiful Winona, MN
on the banks of the Mississippi River
on this, NANFA's 50th Anniversary
we are going to the home state
of our founder John Bondhus.
be available at St. Mary’s University, $55 per room per night (sleeps two people). Click here
to reserve a room thru St. Mary's. Address is 700 Terrace Heights,
Winona MN 55987. The phone number for Winona Campus is
There are also many hotels in Winona.
Prairie Island Campground, 1120 Prairie Island Rd., Winona MN 55987 is right next to the Friday night event.
June 10 (Friday) – Registration at Michael Toner Center. Field trips to MN and WI. Snorkeling (and SCUBA), seining, and microfishing opportunities available. Cookout, hosted by
Rough Fish Roundup and NANFA, to be held that night at Prairie Island Shelter
at 5 pm.
June 9 (Thursday) – Check in Michael Toner Center, St. Mary’s
University. Afternoon activity nearby, possibly in Mississippi River.
June 11 (Saturday) –
Presentations, banquet and auction at St. Mary's University
June 12 (Sunday) – More
June 13 (Monday) – Return home
|Ray Katula, Jenny Kruckenberg, and Konrad Schmidt||NANFA||Welcome and Introduction|
|Ray Katula||NANFA||John Bondhus, Founder of NANFA, 50 Years of Memories|
|Luther Aadland ||MDNR (retired)||Restoring connectivity and native fish communities in Minnesota streams|
|Andrew Herberg ||MDNR||Status of federally endangered Topeka Shiner in Minnesota|
|Casper Cox ||NANFA||An Aquanaut's DNA|
||St. Mary's University
||Memories of her father Phil Cochran who was a longtime NANFA
|Jay Hatch ||University of Minnesota (retired)||Update on the Fishes of Minnesota (book)|
|LUNCH 12:00 - 1:30|
|Mike Davis ||MDNR||Culturing rare mussels and reintroductions|
||University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum
||Orangespotted Sunfish biology and life history in Wisconsin
|Corey and Drew Geving
||Appreciating the other "sport" fishes
|Jeff and Heather Marjamaa||Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)||Translocating sensitive fishes to Glacial Lakes State Park|
|John Olson||Iowa Department of Natural Resources (retired)||Status of the Redfin Shiner in Iowa|
||NANFA and Minnesota Aquarium Society
||Thirty-plus years of Darter Hunts
|John Anfinson (Keynote
Speaker)||Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (retired)||From Rapids to Reservoirs and Back Again: Restoring the Mississippi River Gorge |
Click here to register. Payment includes all activities (trips and presentations), Friday Cookout, Saturday Banquet & Convention t-shirt.
- Individual Registration, picnic, banquet, t-shirt, trips [$100]
- Student Registration, picnic, banquet, t-shirt, trips [$50]
- Individual [$100] + Spouse [$35], picnic, banquet, t-shirts, trips
- Field trips will be in both MN and WI.
- Fishing licenses will be required for either state.
- No fish can be kept that are caught in WI.
- MN rules are summarized here
- Collecting Microfishing Snorkeling Sites
- Zumbro River Species List
- Root River Species List
- Mississipi River Pools 4-9 Species List