Recognized at Fishing For life banquet

Accomplished

Biggtime Charlie with Tom Goodrich and Vaughn Blackburn of Fishing for Life.  Awarded during Deep C's Mens Christmas Gathering.

Thanks from Vaughn

Vaughn thanking Charlie for his volunteer services, overall selflessness, and wonderful spirit shown while helping at youth camps.

Junior Guide Certified

Voted on and certified as a Junior Guide through Fishing for Lfe.  

About Bigg Time

Hi, I'm Bigg Time Charlie. I have a passion for hunting, fishing, trapping and almost anything to do with the outdoors. I just turned 16 and am in 10th grade at Becker High School in  Becker, MN.  I try to be outside as much as I can. I enjoy building things that can help me with my outdoor adventures. I also love to spend time at our cabin in Cass Lake, MN.  Up there I spend my time fishing, hunting, trapping and just being in the woods.  My favorite lake to go fishing on is Lake of the Woods because there is a potential for some really BIGG fish. I also like to bow fish for carp and sucker. If it has to do with the outdoors I love it.

Certifications:

  • MN DNR Boating
    • 2013 - 12 yrs old
    • Been driving our boat since I was 12.
  • MN DNR Junior Trapping Certification
    • 2016
    • Had to work for this one.  You need a mentor.  Learned alot.
  • MN Firearms Safety Certificate
    • 2013 - 12yrs old
  • Junior Guide Certification
    • June 2017
    • I was evaluated at a week long fishing camp helping youth learn to fish.  Following the camp FFL certified and presented to me my youth guide certification to help at camps.


Fishing

Fishing is my favorite way to experience the outdoors. Mostly because there are so many species to catch and you can fish year round. My biggest fish so far is a 37 inch pike. I have tried almost every kind of fishing from bow fishing to fly fishing.  I will try to cook and taste everything at least once too! I just got into fly fishing a few years ago when I bought a fly rod at a flea market. I started off not very good at casting a fly rod, but with practice and You Tube I finally got the hang of it. A friend gave me a tying kit, so I practice tying flies and baits too. My favorite fish, to fish for, would probably have to be Bass or Pike. I like to fish for bass because they will blow up a topwater lure and you can fish for them in almost every lake. Pike are fun because they almost always put up a good fight and they can grow really big. Eating, you can't beat the state fish, Walleye. In 2017 I joined the Becker Bass Team where we fish tournaments and local events.  My partner Carter and I finished 5th place in the Pelican Lake tournament in August.  Our best B.A.S.S. tournament finish so far.


Hunting

Hunting is another fun way to experience the outdoors and get meat in the freezer. I like to hunt and spend time in the woods learning it all. My favorite bird to hunt would be the ruffed grouse. They are hard to shoot when they are flying.  Sometimes they are not very smart so you can walk slow and find them sitting. I also like to deer hunt, the biggest buck I've ever shot is only a little spike. When I seen it I told my dad I shot a two pointer! Despite not shooting a big buck yet I still love being up in the stand and watching the deer and other wildlife that wonders by. 

Trapping

In 2016 I earned my Jr. Trapping certification, so I haven't been trapping for very long,  When we are up north I have a mentor, John, who has been trapping for years and he teaches me lots of stuff.  This year has been fun. I have had luck trapping coons, beavers, skunks, muskrats and opossums. The fox and coyotes have still outsmarted me but hopefully I'll outsmart them sooner or later. Trapping is a good way to experience the outdoors in a different way than hunting and fishing. It really gets you to learn and observe nature. You really learn about the animals and what they eat, how they live and many other things that can make you a better trapper. You also get to be outdoors a lot when your trapping because you need to check you traps often.  You can see what changes day to day and how the animals move throughout the trapping season.

Check me out on social media

Instagram@Bigg_Time_Charlie

Snapchat@Biggtime55

Twitter@Biggtimecharlie

And check out our YouTube@Bigg Time Outdoors 

You can click the links on the bottom of the page to bring you to our social media sites.


Particpation and Events History

  • January 2018
    • NPAA (National Professional Anglers Association) Annual Conference
      • Chula Vista Resort -  Wisconsin Dells, WI
      • Classes Included: Advanced Electronics, Road to  professional goals, How to catch and keep sponsors, and Student Angler Breakout Sessions
      • Speakers included: Tommy Skarlis, Kevin VanDam, Al Lindner, Chase & Gary Parsons.
  • December 2017
    • NPAA
      • Official Student Angler with National Professional Anglers Association.  NPAA# - 1169
    • Fishing For Life
      • Recognized at Annual Christmas Banquet for Outstanding Leadership as  Junior Guide.
  • October 2017
    • MyCampFish - Lindners Angling Edge Fishing Careers Seminar
      • Met Seth Feider, Many Familiar Faces!
  • September 2017
    • MNJrBass Nation Tournament of Champions State Tournament
      • Washington/Stella Lakes
      • Choked
  • August 2017
    • MNJr Bass High School Fishing Tournament
      • Finished 5th Place
      • Qualified for State TOC in Sept!
    • Classic Bass Boat Marshals
      • Boat Judge during tournament
      • Gull Lake
      • Whitefish Chain
  • July 2017
    • Northwest Ontario - Lake of the Woods
      • Vacation!
    • Teens For Christ Fishing Retreat - Legacy Fishing Retreats
    • Ashby, MN
      • Fishing guide, fish cleaning and camp help.
      • Fished 4 different lakes during weekend.
      • Prize giveaways for week and beat Bigg Time each day!
  • June 2017
    • MNTC Graduate Father/Son Legacy Fishing Weekend Retreat
    • Laq Qui Parle, MN
      • Guide, camp help, fish cleaning
      • Fished primarily Laq Qui Parle Lake - 8 species caught in same day!
      • Prize giveaways for weekend and beat Bigg Time each day
    • Fishing For Life Youth Fishing Camp
    • Green Lake Lutheran Bible Camp Spicer, MN
      • Guided and taught fishing tricks, tips & techniques
      • Week long youth fishing and Bible camp.
      • Prize giveaways for week and for beat Bigg Time each day!
    • MN Jr Bass Nation Tournament
    • Whitefish Chain, Cross Lake, MN
      • Finished 13th Place
    • MN Adult Teen Challenge Fishing Challenge Tournament
    • Craguns Resort - Gull Lake
      • Fundraising
      • Socialize
      • Won Biggest Sucker and recieved 2 new baitcasters & plaque!
  • March 2017
    • NorthWest Sportshow
    •  Mpls Convention Center - Mpls, MN
      • Ticket Sales MN Bound Crappie Contest Booth
      • Fishing for Life Booth Volunteer
      • Volunteer - Trout Pond
  • February 2017
    • Holes for Heroes Ice Fishing Tournament Event
      • Medicine Lake - Plymouth, MN
      • Trailered participants from shore to event location
      • Helped show ice fishing to families new to the sport
      • Clean up crew
    • Legacy Fishing Retreat Fundraising Banquet
      • Civic Center - St. Michael, MN
      • Donated, Setup/Teardown, Worship
  • June 2016
    • MN Adult Teen Challenge Graduate Father/Son Fishing Weekend Retreat
      • Legacy Fishing Retreats
      • Lac Qui Parle Lake - Western, MN
      • Guide Assistance, Fish Cleaning, Set Up, FlagFootball Participant
    • MN Adult Teen Challenge Fishing For Life Tournament & Fundraiser
      • Gull Lake - Brainerd, MN
      • Fishing Participant - Fund Raising