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Anna Kahlstorf dropped her perch a few times on the way to the scale. The Park Rapids youngster raced to see the results of the weigh-in. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Future pro anglers catch pound after pound of fish on Fish Hook River

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Six dozen young anglers caught a whopping 512 fish Saturday in a two-hour stretch, probably a record.

That was the 10th annual Park Rapids Youth Fishing Derby, which took place along the tree-lined shores of the Fish Hook River.


The Red Bridge's scenic tree line became a Charlie Brown menace as little tykes cast bobbers into overhanging foliage and parents patiently extricated the lures they could reach.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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