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Jim Hudson goes eye-to-eye with a nice Blueberry Lake bluegill from last year. The 34-year-old professional fisherman from Bayfield, WI passed away when he went through the ice on Lake Superior last week. Hudson loved the Park Rapids area's vast resources for big panfish. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Angler fatality prompts memories

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An unfortunate accident on Lake Superior one week ago contributed to a popular guide and angling professionals death.

Jim Hudson, age 34, of Bayfield WI, went through the ice of Lake Superior on his snowmobile last Saturday, Jan. 26.

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Hudson, who knew the waters of Lake Superior better than anyone, spent 30-40 minutes in the water before a rescue and subsequent life-flight to Duluth. The angler succumbed and died at the age of 34.

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